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  Istavaan

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7/26/12 2:48:07 PM#21

Hopefully the expansions are not full of top heavy content, that just kills games in my opinion.

  Msenge

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7/26/12 2:48:26 PM#22

I hope to see both Cantha and Elona eventually.  Though I really really hope that when it come time to go to Elona we don't kill Palawa Joko off completely.  I love the banter between him and Mad King Thorn too much to see it disappear forever.

  MattVid

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7/26/12 2:51:57 PM#23
Originally posted by Wakygreek
Originally posted by MattVid

Guild Wars 1 expansions were almost all stand alone games. They added new classes, new skills, and a completely new campaign. I highly doubt that each expansion will be a comletely 1-80 experience, but I don't really know.

I would definitely expect to see new classes, new races, new skills/weapon options and of course more content. GW2 is much different than GW1, so we are just going to have to wait and see. I doubt the GW2 expansions will be standalone games like the first game had.

 While I understand class balancing is hard in MMORPGs, I really really love companies that add new classes into their MMORPG's through expansions. I just wish more companies did it more often. But one of the reasons i posted this thread was because the huge level difference between the first guild wars and the second one.

I still don't think that rules out new classes. I mean, the old guild wars campaigns literally added hundreds of skills for old classes as well as 4-5 brand new classes in EACH one. That is a lot. I could definitely see them introducing 3-4 new classes each expansion if they really wanted. At the very least, more skills for the current ones.

 

Personally, I don't think the level difference is a big deal. I would most definitely try out a new race and/or a new class in an expansion even if I had to start out at level one. Adding one full 1-80 zone of content seems like it could be about right for an expansion. Or maybe something like a new race and a 1-15, and a 15-25 area. Then new 70-80 zones and a new level 80 (or even 80+) zone if they choose to raise the level cap.

 

I expect we see a lot of solid stuff coming our way, is all I know. I know I will be coming back to try out this new stuff as it arrives even if I stop playing GW2 for a while ... just as I did with GW1.

  L0C0Man

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7/26/12 2:53:04 PM#24
Originally posted by Wakygreek

Hey,

I played guild wars 1 on my friends account so I have no idea how the expansions worked before, I am curious though how expansions will be treated going forward in GW2.

I know the game has not been released yet, however I was wondering about these few questions:

1) What kind of content do you expect from expansions in a B2P game? (I would say simmilar to EQ expansions with hopefully a decent amount of content and fluff)

2) What is an acceptable time frame? (Every 6 months?)

3) What type of content patches are you expecting if any?

4) What is your preferred method of content updates in a B2P model?

5) How much would you pay per expansion? ($40 if the content was worth it)

I think I would prefer to buy expansions and I would like a few free content patches. Realistically I don't expect them to give us too much for free in that regard, at least from my experiance most companies don't bother unless its a f2p model with incentives.

Based on what they did with GW1, these are my expectations:

1) A full storyline from beggining to end probably ending in a battle against another elder dragon, a new class or race, a new main city, new areas probably as big as 1/4 or more of the world we already have if not more. EotN had a LOT of new areas to play on, and that was the only real expansion GW1 got since the other two (Nightfall and Factions) that included a world about as big as the Prophecies one were stand alone campaigns. As for content, I expect them using the lands that were on GW1 and are off-limits so far (Cantha, Elona, Northern Shiverpeaks), more PvP types, maybe even a second set of WvW maps down the road.

2) I'd say every 6 months or so for big expansions, I'd prefer even more time between them but then again I'm a slow player. 6 months seems to be the sweet spot IMHO.

3) If you mean free content patches, I expect new dynamic events added to existing zones, maybe new world bosses, maybe a new dungeon or area from time to time for free (they did that on GW1)

4) Expansions added in the cash shop with the option to buy them with either gems or directly with money.

5) Up to 60$ (what I paid for the game) if it has as much content as the original game when it comes to new areas and dungeons, less than that depending on how much content it has. They'll probably be priced around the $40 range, though, like EotN was when it was released.

Originally posted by Istavaan

Hopefully the expansions are not full of top heavy content, that just kills games in my opinion.

If I had to guess, they might do something like with Eye of the North. Basically, the EotN content was meant for level 20 chars (GW1 level cap)... however, you could enter it as early as level 10, your character was upgraded to level 20 stats while you were in the EotN areas.

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  Wakygreek

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OP  7/26/12 2:55:06 PM#25

@MrLogic, Not sure if every other year would be good enough. Most expansions don't usually last more than a month or two in most situations. Is there something in the game that you think may provide additional longevity?

  Wakygreek

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OP  7/26/12 3:02:45 PM#26
Originally posted by Istavaan

Hopefully the expansions are not full of top heavy content, that just kills games in my opinion.

 Im sorry but can you or someone else clarify what you mean by top heavy content? I don't recall hearing that term before. Do you mean content with a focus on end game?

  Mrlogic

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7/26/12 3:07:15 PM#27
Originally posted by Wakygreek

@MrLogic, Not sure if every other year would be good enough. Most expansions don't usually last more than a month or two in most situations. Is there something in the game that you think may provide additional longevity?

I'm actually not quite sure about what will provide longevity, I've only played the last two BWs so obviously I don't have enough experience to come up with a satisfying answer. But I would prefer it if they would focus on high end quality that adds longevity rather than constantly banging shit out just to temporarily silence those that expect to constantly get fed.

  Xithryl

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7/26/12 3:15:45 PM#28
Originally posted by Zeus.CM

From expansions I expect:

  • new zones using the unused land mass,
  • new slot skills, more dynamic events,
  • new elder dragon boss,
  • expasion to personal story,
  • new pvp maps and modes,
  • new dungeons
  • a new surprising feature
Time frame: every year one huge expansion, with a lot free content updates in between
Price: if the size of expasion equals the size of the original game (like it was the case in gw1) then the acceptable price would be the same as the original game (50-60$)
 

This looks about right, though the original GW "expansions" were stand alone campaigns and didnt require the prior. Not sure how that price tag will swing with the masses if it is required.

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  Wakygreek

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OP  7/26/12 4:02:25 PM#29

Hey thanks to everyone that replied. I got a lot of good information from responses and I think it helped me get a good idea of where I stand on the game. I look forward to seeing everyone in game on launch day. 

  Delvie

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7/26/12 4:12:30 PM#30

Zhaitan is just the first dragon.  There are more causing havoc in Tyria.

I'm hoping that for paid expansions they alternate:

1.  One year is a couple of new professions, level cap increse, some additions to personal story, a few new zones including dungeons, some new maps for pvp, etc.

2.  The next year is a new continent with new races, lots of new zones, basically whole new 1-level cap areas.

The main reason I want them to split it up is that the effort to create new races and whole new starter areas (including racial cities and personal stories) has got to be very time consuming - and under no circumstances do I want them to skimp on this at all to meet  a timeline.  They have done a stupendous job on differentiating all of the races so far.

One thing to mention is that they plan on a full live team that will be continually swapping in new DEs, running holiday events, maybe running other types of events (anyone willing to play any of the BWE closing events again?  I know I am).

I really don't expect the first paid expansion before October 2013 - they will need some time to iron out the launch and give some folks much deserved vacation time before diving into any expansion development.

I do think they will continuously add fluff stuff to the Cash Shop - personally I want many many many more options for town clothes:)

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  terrant

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7/27/12 10:11:21 AM#31
Originally posted by ZenonSeth
Originally posted by terrant
Originally posted by ZenonSeth
 

... While there's a big difference, those are still Elves and Gnomes. ...

Hahaha.. sorry, that sentence there made me laugh. It's not that I necessarily think you're wrong, but it reminds me of the old joke that Boxing is like Ballet, except there's no music and the dancers hit each other.

Thing is, elves are usually the older, wisest races, not the newly born ones. Not to mention that the Sylvari are plants... heh, if anything they're like Zhaan from Farscape. (I'm making a sylvari with that name ASAP!)

The Asura, ok... they sound a lot like gnomes, but they just look so..alien. They also have more modern technology in my opinion, not the steam-punkish tech that certain other games portray the gnomes as.

Also, by the standards you're comparing them to, one could say that goblins and gnomes are identical. But I think that's far from the case. I think there's more to a race (technically species) than just their height and favored method of fighting.

Actually, in some systems, gnomes and goblins ARE the same. or from the same roots at least. Ditto for Gnomes and Dwarves, or Goblins and Dwarves. Heck, Tolkien's Orcs are actually Elves.

 

My point was the poster I was replying to said something about Dwarves being too steretyppical for Anet. He's right. if they do Dwarves, they'll put a unique spin on them. Just like they made Elves a bunch of youngling plant people, or mushed gnomes and goblins and made them look like someone shaved Gizmo from Gremlins and put him in a Steampunk convention. They like to take something existing and do something interesting with it. I'd look forward to seeing what they did with Dwarves, if they did.

  vesuvias

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7/27/12 10:57:32 AM#32
Originally posted by terrant

Actually, in some systems, gnomes and goblins ARE the same. or from the same roots at least. Ditto for Gnomes and Dwarves, or Goblins and Dwarves. Heck, Tolkien's Orcs are actually Elves.

 

My point was the poster I was replying to said something about Dwarves being too steretyppical for Anet. He's right. if they do Dwarves, they'll put a unique spin on them. Just like they made Elves a bunch of youngling plant people, or mushed gnomes and goblins and made them look like someone shaved Gizmo from Gremlins and put him in a Steampunk convention. They like to take something existing and do something interesting with it. I'd look forward to seeing what they did with Dwarves, if they did.

You mean like turn them to living stone :).

  dlld

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7/27/12 11:04:30 AM#33

Dwarves are in gw1, just your typical short human. http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Dwarf

  vesuvias

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7/27/12 12:01:18 PM#34

Since Zhaitans undead ships are blocking the way to Cantha, and defeating Zhaitan is the story for the initial release I would think Cantha makes a good choice for the first expansion. Kralkatorrik (another elder dragon) blocks the way to Elona but we aren't messing with him in this initial story (maybe). But defeating Zhaitan would also make him and Elona more accessable.

Could go either way but it they go with Elona they will need a backstory as to why we still can't reach Cantha. Cantha on the other hand is eastern themed and maybe too close to Mists in terms of content for GW2 to do first out (they really want to differenciate themselves from WoW).

 

As for what's in the expansion I would love to see:

- 1-2 new races with full starting areas (I would love 2, one humanoid and one a little bit more fantasy)

-enough new content to level from 1-80 in the new area alone (Cantha or Elona or ...)

-1 new profession

-new PvP maps

-a new tradskill

-A change to the mist's maps (they should change the terrian on these just a little every expansion, to keep things fresh)

-perhaps a level cap raise from 80-90 centering around content that leads up to defeating the next elder dragon

 

 

 

 

  Nadia

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7/27/12 12:12:52 PM#35
Originally posted by vesuvias

As for what's in the expansion I would love to see:

-perhaps a level cap raise from 80-90 centering around content that leads up to defeating the next elder dragon

i hope they never raise the level cap

 

ideally, ANET wants to make the game accessible as possible

- not requiring expansions to play "level cap" content with friends

  MaxJac

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7/27/12 12:20:04 PM#36
Originally posted by Nadia
Originally posted by vesuvias

As for what's in the expansion I would love to see:

-perhaps a level cap raise from 80-90 centering around content that leads up to defeating the next elder dragon

i hope they never raise the level cap

 

ideally, ANET wants to make the game accessible as possible

- not requiring expansions to play "level cap" content with friends

If they did bump the cap, perhaps they would include the increase for all players, just not certain content. I myself am not a fan of level cap increases most of the time. I would prefer some more filling out in an expansion rather than expanding.

  dlld

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7/27/12 12:33:56 PM#37

I just hope whatever they do they do not divide the world behind pay barriers. And if they do (since personaly I don't see how they otherwise could without a sub) it should be in giant expansions preferably standalone games in the sense that buying the xpack should also give you the previous box content aswell because having to buy the original game and 5 expansion packs just to play with your friend is kind of stupid even more so when usually those make old content is basically null and void making you pay for nothing essentially.

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7/27/12 12:43:41 PM#38
Originally posted by terrant
Originally posted by Wakygreek

Hey,

I played guild wars 1 on my friends account so I have no idea how the expansions worked before, I am curious though how expansions will be treated going forward in GW2.

I know the game has not been released yet, however I was wondering about these few questions:

1) What kind of content do you expect from expansions in a B2P game? (I would say simmilar to EQ expansions with hopefully a decent amount of content and fluff)

2) What is an acceptable time frame? (Every 6 months?)

3) What type of content patches are you expecting if any?

4) What is your preferred method of content updates in a B2P model?

5) How much would you pay per expansion? ($40 if the content was worth it)

I think I would prefer to buy expansions and I would like a few free content patches. Realistically I don't expect them to give us too much for free in that regard, at least from my experiance most companies don't bother unless its a f2p model with incentives.

First off, define expansion. 

  • Is it a paid expansion, like Cataclysm was for WoW?
  • Or is it instead like patch 5.3 (free, introduced major additions to content, entire new raids, etc)
 
For a paid expansion, I expect some or all of the following:
  • New races/classes
  • New crafting Professions/recipes
  • New level cap/New forms of AA
  • New zones with substanial amounts of new PVE content
  • New PvP areas
  • New or seriously overhauled mechanics.
I expect those maybe once ever year or two. It really depends on how quickly you exhaust content.
 
 
For large update patches, having maybe 1-2 of the above items (generally PvE/P content added) is fine. They should be done any time current content is exhausted by a majority of the playerbase. That's difficult to quantify.
 
 
What would I pay for expansions? Depends on the content. How much are they giving me, and what do I think that is worth?

Expanision is something that adds more content and/or gameplay options.  A patch may have bug fixes.  A patch can add content.  A patch that adds content is a content patch AND is also an expansion.   I know that might be a tough thing to grasp that something can be two things at the same time.

 

I would love higher cap, more races and classes, new places to explore.

I suspect they will not raise the cap but will add an AA system.

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