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Is the expansion worth it?

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  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer Member EpicPosts: 8,814
    I am seeing one consistent theme.
    If you liked GW2, then you'll like HoT. If you didn't like Gw2, then HoT probably won't change that.

    Is that a fair assessment?
  • WikileaksEUWikileaksEU Member UncommonPosts: 108
    I am seeing one consistent theme.
    If you liked GW2, then you'll like HoT. If you didn't like Gw2, then HoT probably won't change that.

    Is that a fair assessment?
    HoT is very different from the core GW2 world. Raids are coming in about a week and raids are very different from dungeons and fractals. I would say that HoT takes what is good about GW2 and adds more really good stuff, and they are adding raids which is for people who want very challenging content.
  • simpliussimplius Member UncommonPosts: 1,134
    I am seeing one consistent theme.
    If you liked GW2, then you'll like HoT. If you didn't like Gw2, then HoT probably won't change that.

    Is that a fair assessment?

    no, HoT was aimed for the hardcore crowd

    the core game wasnt

    that is why theyre panicking , they dont know, what foot to stand on anymore

    many casuals have already left, so they might as well give it to the hardcores now

  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer Member EpicPosts: 8,814
    simplius said:
    I am seeing one consistent theme.
    If you liked GW2, then you'll like HoT. If you didn't like Gw2, then HoT probably won't change that.

    Is that a fair assessment?

    no, HoT was aimed for the hardcore crowd

    the core game wasnt

    that is why theyre panicking , they dont know, what foot to stand on anymore

    many casuals have already left, so they might as well give it to the hardcores now

    I'm waiting for the player base to settle into the expansion's endgame and see how the expansion's content holds up to re-playability.
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,934
    I am seeing one consistent theme.
    If you liked GW2, then you'll like HoT. If you didn't like Gw2, then HoT probably won't change that.

    Is that a fair assessment?
    It seems fair to me. Of course I would say that is true for every single mmo I play. I can't think of an exception offhand.
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  • Gaia_HunterGaia_Hunter Member UncommonPosts: 3,065
    Torval said:
    I am seeing one consistent theme.
    If you liked GW2, then you'll like HoT. If you didn't like Gw2, then HoT probably won't change that.

    Is that a fair assessment?
    It seems fair to me. Of course I would say that is true for every single mmo I play. I can't think of an exception offhand.
    Single game even.

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  • BladestromBladestrom Member UncommonPosts: 5,001
    Torval said:
    I am seeing one consistent theme.
    If you liked GW2, then you'll like HoT. If you didn't like Gw2, then HoT probably won't change that.

    Is that a fair assessment?
    It seems fair to me. Of course I would say that is true for every single mmo I play. I can't think of an exception offhand.

    yup seems fair, Anet have clearly listened to a lot of feedback, and you can see glimpses of gw1 design ethos starting to come through, but if you didn't like GW2 to start then the game has not changed that much.

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  • BladestromBladestrom Member UncommonPosts: 5,001
    simplius said:
    I am seeing one consistent theme.
    If you liked GW2, then you'll like HoT. If you didn't like Gw2, then HoT probably won't change that.

    Is that a fair assessment?

    no, HoT was aimed for the hardcore crowd

    the core game wasnt

    that is why theyre panicking , they dont know, what foot to stand on anymore

    many casuals have already left, so they might as well give it to the hardcores now


    What are you talking about, hardcore crowd?  I solo most of the new content in a glass cannon elementalist no problems and ive just returned after a year.

    rpg/mmorg history: Dun Darach>Bloodwych>Bards Tale 1-3>Eye of the beholder > Might and Magic 2,3,5 > FFVII> Baldur's Gate 1, 2 > Planescape Torment >Morrowind > WOW > oblivion > LOTR > Guild Wars (1900hrs elementalist) Vanguard. > GW2(1000 elementalist), Wildstar

    Now playing GW2, AOW 3, ESO, LOTR, Elite D

  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer Member EpicPosts: 8,814
    Torval said:
    I am seeing one consistent theme.
    If you liked GW2, then you'll like HoT. If you didn't like Gw2, then HoT probably won't change that.

    Is that a fair assessment?
    It seems fair to me. Of course I would say that is true for every single mmo I play. I can't think of an exception offhand.
    I will probably buy the expansion. 
    Are there people who have reached the "endgame" or what ever that might be considered in GW2?
    If so, how does that re playable content hold up?

  • simpliussimplius Member UncommonPosts: 1,134
    simplius said:
    I am seeing one consistent theme.
    If you liked GW2, then you'll like HoT. If you didn't like Gw2, then HoT probably won't change that.

    Is that a fair assessment?

    no, HoT was aimed for the hardcore crowd

    the core game wasnt

    that is why theyre panicking , they dont know, what foot to stand on anymore

    many casuals have already left, so they might as well give it to the hardcores now


    What are you talking about, hardcore crowd?  I solo most of the new content in a glass cannon elementalist no problems and ive just returned after a year.

    tell me , that you really think, that HoT was aimed for casuals

    i dare you

    if it was, they did one of the poorest jobs in the history of mankind

  • simpliussimplius Member UncommonPosts: 1,134
    Torval said:
    I am seeing one consistent theme.
    If you liked GW2, then you'll like HoT. If you didn't like Gw2, then HoT probably won't change that.

    Is that a fair assessment?
    It seems fair to me. Of course I would say that is true for every single mmo I play. I can't think of an exception offhand.
    I will probably buy the expansion. 
    Are there people who have reached the "endgame" or what ever that might be considered in GW2?
    If so, how does that re playable content hold up?

    better hurry , if you want the hardcore version, the devs are already swinging the nerfhammer

    it wont help them much, they will only anger the remaining players

    they already tried NPE...whats next?

  • TheDarkrayneTheDarkrayne Member EpicPosts: 5,297
    safire312 said:
    i like the new expansion, lot of new content, i agree with Magnetia - if you liked GW2 and get bored at 80, YOU WILL LIKE HEART OF THORNS :)

    I bought mine cheap here :) www.g2a.com/r/guild-wars-2-heart-of-thornr-eu-na-html

    Some people who bought HoT from G2A got their accounts banned.. you may or may not.. just putting it out there. Some people are selling dodgy keys on there.
    I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.
  • CooperstownCooperstown Member UncommonPosts: 32
    I agree with this.   There are many sties including metacritic giving a more precise barometer of public reaction to the expansion . . . it's not good.
    Hmm.
    So now that metacritic is 7.6 with 455 8+ ratings to 140  4< ratings is the expansion good?
    Or is it only a precise barometer when the haters sneak in while the fans are busy playing the game?
    It's a barometer when i say it's a barometer . . . . if you paid any attention at all to my avatar on these forums you would see i clearly am amazing and have the best opinion . . . duh
  • CooperstownCooperstown Member UncommonPosts: 32
    edited October 2015
    Barometer :something that reflects changes in circumstances or opinions.

     He who controls the barometer controls the universe
  • Little-BootLittle-Boot Member UncommonPosts: 158
    Torval said:
    I am seeing one consistent theme.
    If you liked GW2, then you'll like HoT. If you didn't like Gw2, then HoT probably won't change that.

    Is that a fair assessment?
    It seems fair to me. Of course I would say that is true for every single mmo I play. I can't think of an exception offhand.

    yup seems fair, Anet have clearly listened to a lot of feedback, and you can see glimpses of gw1 design ethos starting to come through, but if you didn't like GW2 to start then the game has not changed that much.
    Can you expand on the "glimpses of GW1 design ethos"? As this is the only thing that would bring me back to the game. 
  • CooperstownCooperstown Member UncommonPosts: 32
    edited October 2015
    I qualify as someone who can certainly expand on "glimpses of GW1 design ethos by Plato"   

    IS simple

    . .. . hope i answered your question
  • Little-BootLittle-Boot Member UncommonPosts: 158
    I qualify as someone who can certainly expand on "glimpses of GW1 design ethos by Plato"   

    IS simple

    . .. . hope i answered your question
    Shadows on a wall? 
  • CooperstownCooperstown Member UncommonPosts: 32
    LIfe is a vapid whirlpool of nothing . . . . there are shadows flickering on the walls of my cave!
  • NotoriousXNotoriousX Member UncommonPosts: 197
    Barometer :something that reflects changes in circumstances or opinions.

     He who controls the barometer controls the universe

    hmm i dont think so...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barometer

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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,934
    Torval said:
    I am seeing one consistent theme.
    If you liked GW2, then you'll like HoT. If you didn't like Gw2, then HoT probably won't change that.

    Is that a fair assessment?
    It seems fair to me. Of course I would say that is true for every single mmo I play. I can't think of an exception offhand.
    I will probably buy the expansion. 
    Are there people who have reached the "endgame" or what ever that might be considered in GW2?
    If so, how does that re playable content hold up?
    I'm probably not the person to answer that. I really don't do end game anymore. I solo a ton. I group when it's fun and the timing works, but I don't grind end-game content. The way most end-game is setup in mmos doesn't appeal to me anymore.

    You have good questions, but I'm not qualified to answer them I think.
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  • Jimmy562Jimmy562 Member UncommonPosts: 1,158
    simplius said:
    simplius said:
    I am seeing one consistent theme.
    If you liked GW2, then you'll like HoT. If you didn't like Gw2, then HoT probably won't change that.

    Is that a fair assessment?

    no, HoT was aimed for the hardcore crowd

    the core game wasnt

    that is why theyre panicking , they dont know, what foot to stand on anymore

    many casuals have already left, so they might as well give it to the hardcores now


    What are you talking about, hardcore crowd?  I solo most of the new content in a glass cannon elementalist no problems and ive just returned after a year.

    tell me , that you really think, that HoT was aimed for casuals

    i dare you

    if it was, they did one of the poorest jobs in the history of mankind

    It isn't casual and it isn't hardcore. A middle ground does exist.
  • simpliussimplius Member UncommonPosts: 1,134
    Jimmy562 said:
    simplius said:
    simplius said:
    I am seeing one consistent theme.
    If you liked GW2, then you'll like HoT. If you didn't like Gw2, then HoT probably won't change that.

    Is that a fair assessment?

    no, HoT was aimed for the hardcore crowd

    the core game wasnt

    that is why theyre panicking , they dont know, what foot to stand on anymore

    many casuals have already left, so they might as well give it to the hardcores now


    What are you talking about, hardcore crowd?  I solo most of the new content in a glass cannon elementalist no problems and ive just returned after a year.

    tell me , that you really think, that HoT was aimed for casuals

    i dare you

    if it was, they did one of the poorest jobs in the history of mankind

    It isn't casual and it isn't hardcore. A middle ground does exist.

    hardcores love it, they dont want a nerf wave

    casuals are leaving in droves

    there may be a middle ground, but this isnt it

  • CooperstownCooperstown Member UncommonPosts: 32
    Coop!
  • JonnyBigBossJonnyBigBoss Member UncommonPosts: 702
    I tried to get back into Guild Wars 2, but this expansion just isn't for me.

    I wrote a full review which is featured on Metacritic. Check it out here if you would like to read my thoughts: http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/guild-wars-2-heart-of-thorns
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,934
    I tried to get back into Guild Wars 2, but this expansion just isn't for me.

    I wrote a full review which is featured on Metacritic. Check it out here if you would like to read my thoughts: http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/guild-wars-2-heart-of-thorns
    If you have thoughts on it then post them here. It's so lame when people shill their no name sites/blogs for ad clicks.
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