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  Tibernicus

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8/28/12 11:32:19 AM#61
Originally posted by Loke666
Originally posted by Tibernicus

It doesn't do much new other than dynamic events. It's PvP is lifted straight from other games and not done as well.

Planetside 2 has a much better shot at GotY.

Have you ever played a SOE game at launch?

Every single one have been really buggy and it takes a long while for them to get it right. Then again, I dont think you have played GW2 either.

I absolutely played GW2. It's PvP is a less developed version of DAoC PvP.

As far as tech and innovation goes, Planetside 2 is way ahead of GW2. It's doing something new, whereas GW2 is retreading old (but good) ground.

  User Deleted
8/28/12 11:33:48 AM#62
I will vote yes when the login servers dont break every 12 hours.
  Zealow

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8/28/12 11:36:41 AM#63
Originally posted by Magaskaweel
I will vote yes when the login servers dont break every 12 hours.

Aye.. the game would be infinity times better if you could actually get in. this is diablo 3 all over again. Do these companies never learn?

  MMOwanderer

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8/28/12 11:38:30 AM#64
After SWTOR getting GOTY with 10 days left in the year, why does it matter?
  Sathnor

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OP  8/28/12 11:41:21 AM#65
I'm surprised no one has brought up Rift when it comes up to dynamic events, it has these things called rifts which spawn creatures and there's rounds and each round spawns more creatures until you seal the rift, they also look very cool too. Once many rifts come without being sealed there's an invasion and they start attacking towns and you group up to fight them off. Very cool idea imo. Here's one of the major rifts where you have to get a whole raid to take it down, other ones are minor Rifts which can be done solo, but it's very hard to do the timed stages in these, I would reccomend taking them down with around 2-3 people.

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  SuprGamerX

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8/28/12 11:49:12 AM#66

 Let's be honest among each other for a minute and for once , I know it's hard for alot of you , but bare with me for a minute.  If GW2 manages to get Game of the year award , then for Pete's sakes , give ArcheAge the game of the year award for the next 50 years.

 And the game of the year award should be renamed to MMO of the year , because you got alot of console games that are way better then GW2 that have released / being released this year.    Oh and TorchLight 2 have more paid confirmed pre orders then what GW2 sold up to now , if that counts for anything.

 So um yeah , GW2 won't be winning game of the year.  What counts in a game is not the colors/graphics and bare naked female sprites , what counts is the ammount of remaining active players after the 1st month of release.

  Sathnor

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OP  8/28/12 11:52:15 AM#67
Okay instead of GOTY I'm going to change it to MMO of the year because many people have stated that it should be MMO of they year.

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  Tibernicus

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8/29/12 12:27:23 AM#68
Originally posted by Zealow
Originally posted by Magaskaweel
I will vote yes when the login servers dont break every 12 hours.

Aye.. the game would be infinity times better if you could actually get in. this is diablo 3 all over again. Do these companies never learn?

Difference is, Diablo 3 is a singleplayer game you couldn't get on for some moronic reason. This is an MMO, stuff like this is, sadly, expected.

  Tibernicus

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8/29/12 12:28:16 AM#69
Originally posted by Sathnor
Okay instead of GOTY I'm going to change it to MMO of the year because many people have stated that it should be MMO of they year.

Its just not unique enough to be MMO of the year, not with Planetside 2 coming out, which is much more impressive from a tech standpoint, and Darkfall 2.0 which is much more impressive in the innovation area.

  Aelious

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8/29/12 2:41:17 AM#70

If the award we're talking about is from MMORPG.com then I don't see how it wouldn't go to GW2.

 

Not that there aren't other games deserving of the award I just don't think they compare to the MMO nature of GW2.  Every part of the game, aside from crafting, is designed to be done with others.  It promotes interaction with people, a lot of time complete strangers, while you "solo".  While ANet did not reinvent the wheel I don't think it gets as many originality points as it should.  They changed or improved almost every aspect of a fantasy themepark game and then did their best to hide the themepark.

 

If you take personal taste out of the picture I think GW2 is the highest quality product out there this year and is the best representation for what an MMORPG should promote.

  cronius77

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8/29/12 2:44:17 AM#71
Originally posted by Tibernicus
Originally posted by Sathnor
Okay instead of GOTY I'm going to change it to MMO of the year because many people have stated that it should be MMO of they year.

Its just not unique enough to be MMO of the year, not with Planetside 2 coming out, which is much more impressive from a tech standpoint, and Darkfall 2.0 which is much more impressive in the innovation area.

have you acfually played planetside 2 yet? there is absolutely nothing techie in ps2 . Darkfall 2.0? Darkfall is a failure and has been since release, how exactly is 2.0 not a failure either?

  Leodious

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8/29/12 3:32:58 AM#72

Like or not, it is the biggest launch this year, and that usually translates to at least a few awards, if not MMO of the Year.

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  kDeviL

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8/29/12 3:36:17 AM#73
Originally posted by Silax
Originally posted by Sathnor
I did say it did a lot of things different, but it also does a lot of them successfully while not breaking the simple things, which I heard TSW did, also TSW didn't do all their new things perfectly either I think. I like Guild Wars 2 because not only does it do things different, but it does everything right.

Don't be silly.

It's not silly.  It's kind of fact.

If WoW was released today even in its' entirety it would be f2p in 3 months.
Why is it still such a big deal?

  Seilan

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8/29/12 4:04:21 AM#74
Originally posted by Eir_S
Originally posted by Loke666
Originally posted by Eir_S

And I've seen people admit to talking shit about this game simply because they didn't like its fans, so I don't trust anyone saying something like "It was just due to timing".  Oh, like the timing that involved games coming out shortly before and soon after and GW2 still hypothetically winning GOTY?  What possible advantages did it have over the other MMO's in "timing"?

Sense.  Some people don't make it.

GW2 do have the right timing unlike LOTRO, but it is far from the only reason why people like it.

Wow released when EQ had start to loose players and popularity and GW2 is releasing when Wow is in the same state. LOTRO on the other hand (which also had some other issues, particularly that it feels too close to Wow) released when Wow was gaining the most players fastest, that is bad timing.

I am not a Wow player myself so that is not why I play but it is a advantage.

That's not quite what I was saying, but you understand what I meant.  The thing is, it's not limited to WoW's declining playerbase, TSW and Tera have come out just recently and GW2 has obviously outsold both of them, even with almost no real advertisting.  This is NOT a result of pure timing, it suggests that people were more excited about the game and since many have played it, suggests a higher quality of the product.  Trying to sweep the success of a game that had no advantage other than how good it is by attributing it all to "Timing" is kind of a cheap shot, and it doesn't hold water.  It comes across as desperate.

GW2 is even being released at a time when many people are going back to school or college, unlike Tera and TSW, so if anything, GW2 had a disadvantage in "timing".

So, you really don't believe GW2 had a significant hype advantage over TSW due to GW1? D3 is another example, as it likely wouldn't have sold nearly as many copies if it had not been for the success of its predecessor.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not discrediting either game. I give them both credit that I feel is deserved, but I'm not blind to which game was more hyped. GW2 was in a whole hype-league of its own compared to a new IP like TSW. That makes a huge difference when it comes to sales, especially initially.

  Eir_S

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8/29/12 5:28:10 AM#75
Originally posted by alacres
Originally posted by Eir_S

That's not quite what I was saying, but you understand what I meant.  The thing is, it's not limited to WoW's declining playerbase, TSW and Tera have come out just recently and GW2 has obviously outsold both of them, even with almost no real advertisting.  This is NOT a result of pure timing, it suggests that people were more excited about the game and since many have played it, suggests a higher quality of the product.  Trying to sweep the success of a game that had no advantage other than how good it is by attributing it all to "Timing" is kind of a cheap shot, and it doesn't hold water.  It comes across as desperate.

GW2 is even being released at a time when many people are going back to school or college, unlike Tera and TSW, so if anything, GW2 had a disadvantage in "timing".

So, you really don't believe GW2 had a significant hype advantage over TSW due to GW1? D3 is another example, as it likely wouldn't have sold nearly as many copies if it had not been for the success of its predecessor.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not discrediting either game. I give them both credit that I feel is deserved, but I'm not blind to which game was more hyped. GW2 was in a whole hype-league of its own compared to a new IP like TSW. That makes a huge difference when it comes to sales, especially initially.

That's completely irrelevant to the discussion.  GW2 does have an advantage in being a known franchise, but it didn't have any advantage in "timing".  Unless you mean that it came out at the right time when everyone was sick of WoW clone BS.  Then someone would have an argument... maybe that's even what the poster I initially responded to meant, but they seemed to be saying it was coming out at the right time of year or when other new games weren't readily available, which is not true.

  Seilan

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8/29/12 10:03:54 AM#76
Originally posted by Eir_S
Originally posted by alacres
Originally posted by Eir_S

That's not quite what I was saying, but you understand what I meant.  The thing is, it's not limited to WoW's declining playerbase, TSW and Tera have come out just recently and GW2 has obviously outsold both of them, even with almost no real advertisting.  This is NOT a result of pure timing, it suggests that people were more excited about the game and since many have played it, suggests a higher quality of the product.  Trying to sweep the success of a game that had no advantage other than how good it is by attributing it all to "Timing" is kind of a cheap shot, and it doesn't hold water.  It comes across as desperate.

GW2 is even being released at a time when many people are going back to school or college, unlike Tera and TSW, so if anything, GW2 had a disadvantage in "timing".

So, you really don't believe GW2 had a significant hype advantage over TSW due to GW1? D3 is another example, as it likely wouldn't have sold nearly as many copies if it had not been for the success of its predecessor.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not discrediting either game. I give them both credit that I feel is deserved, but I'm not blind to which game was more hyped. GW2 was in a whole hype-league of its own compared to a new IP like TSW. That makes a huge difference when it comes to sales, especially initially.

That's completely irrelevant to the discussion.  GW2 does have an advantage in being a known franchise, but it didn't have any advantage in "timing".  Unless you mean that it came out at the right time when everyone was sick of WoW clone BS.  Then someone would have an argument... maybe that's even what the poster I initially responded to meant, but they seemed to be saying it was coming out at the right time of year or when other new games weren't readily available, which is not true.

I wasn't addressing the "timing" issue. I was addressing your point about how "GW2 has obviously outsold both of them, even with almost no real advertisting." Like I said, it's not really even fair to compare the sales of GW2 to a game like TSW, when it had substantially more hype built up, as well as a much larger following, due to the success and popularity of GW1.

  Aelious

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8/29/12 10:14:36 AM#77
One argument for GotY would be things like xfire numbers. WoW released it's pre MoP patch and is still behind GW2 48.6 to 21.5%. If this trend continues, which of course the margin will drop, I can't see an argument against GotY.
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