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General Discussion  » Is it too early to call GW2 a flop?

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  korent1991

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10/01/12 7:25:44 AM#141
Originally posted by bcbully
Originally posted by NBlitz
People posting about populations...I thought I read somewhere that what is shown on the World Selection screen is how full the server is, accounts-wise.
Which would explain why people are seeing servers being shown "full" 24/7.

I read that too. That their server statuses are based on the accounts bound to that sever, not actual real time load.

 

edit - What I read wasn't am official statement, but it would be interesting to see the source of this.

The population changes troughout the day, I checked, on numerous occasions in GW2. So a server which shows "FULL" in the evening and is locked for any new creations of characters can be "MEDIUM" (just an example) in the morning and you can select that server and make a character then. 

So it's based on accounts, but currently active accounts in that moment which has a person playing on it at that given moment.

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  Thillian

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10/01/12 7:28:11 AM#142
Originally posted by Aeander

Much too early. All MMOs have launch issues and neither Guild Wars 2 nor TOR are alone in the early phase activity dives.

 

This is the stage of the game in which bug fixes and major issues are the focus. All new MMOs need to pass this hurdle.

 

Guild Wars 2 has something that TOR did not - competent developers. And yes - I just called Bioware incompetent. They haven't made a good game since their buy-out by EA nor did they have any experience with massive online gaming.

They were incompetent ever since they left Interplay and cooperation with Black Isle.

I don't see how is Anet any more competent. GW2 has so far the most rapid downfall of player's activity surpassing SWTOR, AoC and even WAR. They overhyped their combat system (worse than TERA), dynamic event system (ripped off Tabula Rasa Dynamic Battlefields), there is no meaningful progression, terrible dungeon system, linear instanced world, and Atrocitous Camera System and Mouse Smoothing. This game was born to be a long-term failure. Thus, no subscription.

 

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  Zzad

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10/01/12 7:28:43 AM#143
Originally posted by Yamota
Originally posted by Zzad
Originally posted by mxbx
The fact is, this is just another in a long line of flops that's failing to live up to the hype.  Does anyone seriously deny that ArenaNet is spiking their sales numbers?  And let's not forget: it failed as F2P right out of the gate, where ToR and many other games managed to run P2P for at least a few months.  How can the ArenaNet fanbois call ToR a failure and GW2 a success when ToR managed to hold subs for months? 

LOL....just LOL.....

Guild Wars 2 has a BTP model since GW1...it´s not designed to hold subs whattsoever.... never pretended or wanted to.

If GW2 is BTP (and not FTP as you said) it´s due to a promise made by ArenaNet to their fanbase to keep that bussiness model.

get over it....

.....and no...GW2 doesn´t  have Raids,nor trinity.....FFS...... 

That is where you are wrong. GW 2 is BTP+CashShop which means they need people playing the game to get money from the Cash Shop. So even though I dont expect it to keep alot of people playing the game, and probably ArenaNet does not either, it is not entirely Buy To Play.

You Buy the game & can experience  all content without using cash shop.

In case you want to use the shop,you just can buy whatever using the gold you earned playing... so no real money needed...

You just want to use the shop if you want to support the game ,which is totally optional.

So totally disagree with you,  it´s BTP.

  Entris38

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10/01/12 7:35:42 AM#144

Just regarding the OP, GW2 is in no way a flop, selling a few million of its title speaks for itself. It wasn't my thing, got to 35ish with one toon and in the 20's with another before I realized that it just wasn't for me.

 

     Moving forward in this genre all games are going to have this ridiculous discussion being the true fans of a game will stay with it long term. I still believe MMO's are for a niche crowd, like I tend to be. Most MMO players now treat the MMO's like console games, rushing to the end ......sadly to find out that you cant "win" and they move on. Getting to top level and screaming, this game sucks, there is no content. Never noticing that they passed up all the content while rushing to the end, probably never reading or listening to any of the quests or lore.

     In pure GREED, companies cater to this "rush" crowd, to me, that has ruined every MMO that has come out recently and will in the future. I can understand businesses want to make a buck, but trying to be the next WoW will never happen probably. I feel bad for true fans of the genre,  there hasn't been a true mmo since vanguard(rushed and unfinished) or EQ2 before the complete overhaul because of greed of wanting WoW numbers. I loved EQ2 when it launched........

 

I guess, for the most part, if people love these games and it makes companies billions, then good for them. I don't really want to knock anyone if they enjoy these types of game. I didn't evolve with the genre, I'm ok with that.

  Creslin321

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10/01/12 7:36:48 AM#145

People always bring up SWTOR as some kind of parallel to show that gw2 "flopped.". But the fact of the matter is that SWTOR didn't become an official "flop" until we saw the actual fallout at ea and BW, like when they laid all those people off and were forced to merge tons of servers.  Everything up to that point was just speculation.

same with gw2.

Are you team Azeroth, team Tyria, or team Jacob?

  User Deleted
10/01/12 7:38:31 AM#146
Originally posted by ZigZags
Originally posted by halflife25
Originally posted by TwoThreeFour
Originally posted by ForumPvP

What was that company after,what is casual game? product for people who dont play much?

now if they dont play much,is that a flop or not?

 

Mike O'Brian aims to make Guild Wars 2 the number one MMORPG on the market; i.e. beat WoW.

 

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/johngaudiosi/2012/04/23/arenanet-founder-mike-obrien-will-be-satisfied-when-guild-wars-2-is-the-most-successful-mmo-period/

NCSoft may have other goals, and so may other key people within Arenanet, so I suppose it depends on who you ask.

Well Mike can keep day dreaming. He painted a bull's eye on his back with a comment like that. GW2 beat WOW...lol. Ok what ever Mike.

LOL no kidding. Mike, tell that to the 2,000 ahead of me in the que to log into MoP.

More proof that WoW is too ancient for its own good and has quit innovating and copying things from others that are amazing such as GW2's overflow server.  Enjoy your stay in queue heaven and ill enjoy my time being able to play whenever I want.

  Djildjamesh

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10/01/12 7:39:25 AM#147
Originally posted by superniceguy
I predict that GW2 (and GW1) will shut down by the end of 2013, and NC Soft will fire AreaNet - going by their attitude with Pargaon Studios/City Of Heroes - Make it F2P then shut it down after about a year

right :)

time will tell i guess ^^

  FlawSGI

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All of history is a lie. The truth depends on who does the listening, and who does the telling...

10/01/12 7:40:10 AM#148
Opinions of the game are going to vary but I don't think the game is a flop. To anyone claiming numbers are bleeding I'd ask how they got this info because I would love to see less of a que on WvW, and zones to be a little less populated at times.  But if there has been a decline in population it probably has more to do with MOP ( I know I didn't buy it but others might have) releasing than the game being bad. If WoW is the case then I expect it's usual trend of 1-2 months of fun then boredom hits and those people may come back to GW2 since it will have a lot of the bugs fixed by then and it is B2P. GW2 may have lost some people due to it's game design and end game progression because people capped and felt there was nothing the game offered but I don't see that as a knock against the game because let's face it, no themepark will satisfy those type of players for very long, they devour content at a very high rate.

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  User Deleted
10/01/12 7:40:39 AM#149
Originally posted by superniceguy
I predict that GW2 (and GW1) will shut down by the end of 2013, and NC Soft will fire AreaNet - going by their attitude with Pargaon Studios/City Of Heroes - Make it F2P then shut it down after about a year

Come on back down to what we here on earth call reality.

 

 

 

 

Classic man classic!

  Razperil

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10/01/12 7:40:42 AM#150

I've noticed that these threads pop up constantly when a "certain" MMO has let people down or they feel the need to draw attention away from it. We all know which MMO I am talking about..

As far as topic, GW2 is hardly a flop. Just because it doesn't cater to you wow kids does not make it a flop. Your whole community has way too much growing up to do. Why don't you do the rest of us a favor, go back to your panda land and learn that kung fu. 

All in all, we play games we like. Try to be respectful of other game's successes wether you like it or not. :)

  dzoni87

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10/01/12 7:43:33 AM#151
Originally posted by andypandyr
My oh my .. when are these stupid threads going to stop .. " sigh "

Theoretically speaking, never....

Because, when next bigger title releases (read: TESO) all the haters will move onto that games' subforum and speculate about player numbers, subs numbers, "flopping" or "not-flopping". And circle goes on and on and on...

All it takes is at least one bored Troll with account of 10 posts and voila... new topic of 100+ pages is born

Main MMO at the moment: Guild Wars 2
Waiting for: Pathfinder Online

  BadSpock

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Logic be damned!

10/01/12 7:43:46 AM#152

I thought I had seen everthing on MMORPG.com - I was wrong.

Thank you OP, once again someone on this site has helped to further erode whatever tiny, miniscule faith in humanity and hope I had left.

 

Now Playing: Destiny

  PaRoXiTiC

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10/01/12 7:43:47 AM#153

Great...

Another "Man this game is awesome, and it's killing the population in MY game so we gotta do something" thread.

  Creslin321

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10/01/12 7:44:53 AM#154
Originally posted by BadSpock

I thought I had seen everthing on MMORPG.com - I was wrong.

Thank you OP, once again someone on this site has helped to further erode whatever tiny, miniscule faith in humanity and hope I had left.

 

Lol +1.

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  dzoni87

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10/01/12 7:44:56 AM#155
Originally posted by Razperil

I've noticed that these threads pop up constantly when a "certain" MMO has let people down or they feel the need to draw attention away from it. We all know which MMO I am talking about..

As far as topic, GW2 is hardly a flop. Just because it doesn't cater to you wow kids does not make it a flop. Your whole community has way too much growing up to do. Why don't you do the rest of us a favor, go back to your panda land and learn that kung fu. 

All in all, we play games we like. Try to be respectful of other game's successes wether you like it or not. :)

The text in green (lime). Couldnt agree more..

Main MMO at the moment: Guild Wars 2
Waiting for: Pathfinder Online

  BioBreak

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10/01/12 7:46:57 AM#156

I guage it like this.

My friends and I were sick of TOR on week 2.

I have not been able to stop playing GW2, my friends and I are playing it daily.

  User Deleted
10/01/12 7:49:34 AM#157
Originally posted by DKLond

I certainly don't think it's a flop. They sold a lot of copies - and they've managed to convince a LOT of players that limited progression and having most things handed to you on a silver platter is the way to go. It looks like a major victory for the casual fans - made by what seems like casual fans themselves.

Considering the genre - and the history of RPGs - I think that's a pretty impressive feat, for any developer.

As for "changing the MMO scene" - I sincerely doubt it. To me, they completely failed to provide a meaningful and perpetually interesting long-term home for MMO players. So, that particular scene isn't changing.

 

You do realize firstly Anet said in their Manefesto: they are making an MMO for players who love MMO's and if you hate MMO's then you'll really want to check out GW2. On top of this you have what I call the oblivious 90%.  That is 90% of the playerbase are not into progression, uberdom, leetness or anything remotely hardcore.  MMO's ahve been birthed by and large on the back of the casual player which also happens to be the most loyal customers.

 

For the gamer and casual player GW2 is perfect because it is the first MMO that offers incentives for playing, rewards for doing, and fun for everyone (minus the hardcore progression types who insist that beating their heads against raid encounters is somehow fun).

  Aeander

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10/01/12 7:51:07 AM#158
Originally posted by Zylaxx
Originally posted by superniceguy
I predict that GW2 (and GW1) will shut down by the end of 2013, and NC Soft will fire AreaNet - going by their attitude with Pargaon Studios/City Of Heroes - Make it F2P then shut it down after about a year

Come on back down to what we here on earth call reality.

 

 

 

 

Classic man classic!

 

Pretty much. You're downright insane if you honestly believe Guild Wars 2 will shut down by the end of 2013.

 

Arenanet is still keeping Guild Wars 1 up, for crying out loud. Do you honestly think that game is making them much money any more - or that it has made them much money for the past several years?

 

There is no such thing as an Arenanet fanboy - only someone who has actually observed them, their philosophies, their business practices, and their community interaction. For five years, they've kept in constant communication with the community on the state of their upcoming game, and they continue to do so now. They run a generous business model and designed what is - by any definition - a great core game. Does this game have rough edges? YES. But the fact of the matter is that it has been one month. One measly month in which they have been frequently patching bugged quests and areas - a job that will no doubt continue for the next several months.

 

Name a company that has Anet's generous levels of communication and service on such a business model.

  GeezerGamer

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10/01/12 7:56:57 AM#159


Originally posted by Shubawkss
A wow clone, are you fucking serious? lol.

GW2 is as rooted in the EQ/WoW model as Rift and SWTOR.

Where BW and Trion took the model and asked what is it that's missing? And tried to make a better version of it, GW2 took the model and said What's wrong with it and they removed what people didn't like.

Fact is, as much as Rift is an attempt on what to improve, GW2 is an attempt on What not to do (with WoW), But the foundation for the model is still WoW.

It might be more appropriate to call it an Anti-Clone, but that's not necessarily a good thing either.

It's the sad state of the genre. The next big title has as many threads discussing issues with it's business model than issues with the game itself.

  Yamota

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10/01/12 7:58:29 AM#160
Originally posted by Zylaxx
Originally posted by DKLond

I certainly don't think it's a flop. They sold a lot of copies - and they've managed to convince a LOT of players that limited progression and having most things handed to you on a silver platter is the way to go. It looks like a major victory for the casual fans - made by what seems like casual fans themselves.

Considering the genre - and the history of RPGs - I think that's a pretty impressive feat, for any developer.

As for "changing the MMO scene" - I sincerely doubt it. To me, they completely failed to provide a meaningful and perpetually interesting long-term home for MMO players. So, that particular scene isn't changing.

 

You do realize firstly Anet said in their Manefesto: they are making an MMO for players who love MMO's and if you hate MMO's then you'll really want to check out GW2. On top of this you have what I call the oblivious 90%.  That is 90% of the playerbase are not into progression, uberdom, leetness or anything remotely hardcore.  MMO's ahve been birthed by and large on the back of the casual player which also happens to be the most loyal customers.

 

For the gamer and casual player GW2 is perfect because it is the first MMO that offers incentives for playing, rewards for doing, and fun for everyone (minus the hardcore progression types who insist that beating their heads against raid encounters is somehow fun).

Change MMO for ThemePark MMO and I will agree with you. The fact is that this game has very few virtual world and sandbox elements so I doubt very much that someone who loves those parts of MMOs will love GW 2. 

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