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  SirBalin

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8/29/12 12:57:50 PM#101
I feel the game is just all around bad...combat is extremely boring, game itself is sad.  Never been a hater, but wow...this game may be the most boring game i've played in years.  Nice launch as in its smooth...but the gameplay is pathetic.

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  Kost

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8/29/12 1:05:07 PM#102
Originally posted by afhn2110
I feel the game is just all around bad...combat is extremely boring, game itself is sad.  Never been a hater, but wow...this game may be the most boring game i've played in years.  Nice launch as in its smooth...but the gameplay is pathetic.

You've never been a hater?

Your posting history begs to differ, nice try though.

  MumboJumbo

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8/29/12 1:07:32 PM#103

Rambling article imo.

If we look at the release of Themepark mmorpgs over last 5yrs or so (the time GW2 has been in dev let's say more or less): It's mostly be repeating the pattern of spike of players, and each successive one sees a faster and faster fall off esp. with SWOTR. How will GW2 compare?

I'm guessing it will in part buck that negative trend. The price is very different and more equitable to players, firstly and lastingly. A lot of the needless grindlness is removed and the talent and polish of the various components of the mmorpg are very high.

Then there's pvp in 2 modes both of which look credible in their own formats. The value for money even if the PvE is themepark finite, seems considerably higher than other mmorpgs. So I think there's boost in success compared to what we're becoming all too accustomed to with themepark releases. 

  Velocinox

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8/29/12 1:13:52 PM#104
Sandbox MMO's are just unfinished games. The only valid approach is a themepark in a sandbox.

'Sandbox MMO' is a PTSD trigger word for anyone who has the experience to know that anonymous players invariably use a 'sandbox' in the same manner a housecat does.


No game is more fun than the one you can't play, and no game is more boring than the one you've become familiar with.


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  Incomparable

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8/29/12 1:17:15 PM#105
Gw2 is a nice unique game, however, personally my biggest dissapointment is how the areas are very restrictive to the level of a person, and the progression from one area to the next feels very slow.

The movement is slow but it seems whole areas must be completed before moving to the next. That makes the game feel like a grind.

I should be able to travel to different areas, and actually level quicker. I spent several hours and only got 2 levels from lvl 7 to 9. That feels very unsatisfactory.

I am actually angry since I also heard that person got a lvl 80 in 32 hours with a guild and taking crafting mats.

So GW2 feels too grindy. And they should fix that before others comment on that too much and it becomes a major issue.

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  Ramadar

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8/29/12 1:23:33 PM#106
This Column was a waist of time it's nothing more then a bitch fest, if the whole gaming community wants a "MMO Savior" go make it.

Evil will always triumph because good is dumb....

  pois0ned

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Joined: 2/15/11
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8/29/12 1:25:00 PM#107
Lol who said  a pvp focus game will alive? wow still pwning others mmos because PVE/ENDGAME/RAIDS. ppl want stragegy bosess, dungeons, hard instances, i bought gw2 and give it to my friend for FREE its pathetic , the combat is soooooooooo slow,  you cant get your destiny THE GAME DOES.... is almost "ALMOST" an instanced game lol..  im sure this will die in less 1 year..

 

 

Ahh!! and another thing, why hell this gw2 start in lvl 80? that is too bad, so in next 2 expansion what will be the level cap? 120? 150? hahaha that is a total fail... and im not a wow lover,  im just saying that gw2  IS NOT A GOOD GAME!!
  Tawn47

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Joined: 7/27/07
Posts: 515

8/29/12 1:34:03 PM#108
Originally posted by itgrowls
He doesn't have very valid points. For one, he's basically saying in conclusion that we shouldn't say anything to naysayers and just let them bash the game to death and that GW2 needs us to save it, as if it's doing very poorly or some nonsense. Really? I've read it has record sales and as far as the naysayers go, no i won't shuttup about the game because they won't and letting them spin nonsense about this title is the equivolent of giving bad news a parrot to repeat lies told to us on television stations daily. It's not right or fair.

Well said!

Personally im getting rather fed up of this arrogant attitude the critics have..  they THEYRE the ones being balanced and the fans are the ones being fanatical.

Sure, both sides have their extremes, but IMO the unsupported, ridiculous, poorly defended points of view are coming from the critic / hater side far more often.

  Ulaf

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Joined: 6/18/06
Posts: 33

8/29/12 2:14:53 PM#109

No

 

  Finfofum

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Joined: 3/06/11
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8/29/12 2:22:49 PM#110
If they would make skritt as a playable rase, i would buy it
  tank017

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8/29/12 2:24:27 PM#111
Lmao,i love the douchecanoe rowing down the douchecano comment ...classic.Its true,a lot of GW2 fans are like rabid animals seething and frothing at anyone or anything letting loose a slight hint of negativity about the game.Gw2 is a good game, but in no way is it a genre savior.In fact, id be surprised if it got anywhere near WoW status
  Atibra

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Joined: 6/19/05
Posts: 65

8/29/12 2:40:18 PM#112

The issues I see with Guild Wars 2 (based on personal experience):

- Very limited sense of progression - especially specific to increase in power as you get further in character advancement.  I'm level 35 and have unlocked every skill I will ever use and have trained every weapon type available to my class to max potential.  Meaning there will be no new skills for me - even though I have 45 levels left in the game.  The only changes will be passive enhancements specific to Talents, passive enhancements specific to equipment upgrades... and minor appearance changes specific to new equipment.

This really is my biggest gripe, as I have no new abilities to look forward to... from here on out it's just grind and stare at the landscape; hitting the exact same skill over and over again.. unless I attempt to actively create a unique experience by swapping my axe to a sword for a change of pace...

 

-  Poorly designed quests - this, happens to every MMO, but I guess my expectations were maybe a LITTLE too high when it came to thinking that GW2 would focus more on the sense of "fun" associated to quests.

A perfect example is the Charr Heart quest in which you have to grab meat or wine from the nearbye racks and run back and forth feeding soldiers.  Basically turning your "champion" or "hero" or whatever you're supposed to be.. into a servant girl.  Now, demoralization aside - the quest is just REALLY poorly done.  The racks of meat are literally right next to the soldiers, so you click the rack, click the soldier.. repeat 20 times.. completed.

There is another quest in the general area where you have to pick up Jars, and capture various types of Bugs in order to feed to cows.  Feeding cows, feeding soldiers.. same type of demoralization - However, at least with the Cow quest they added a layer of challenge by allowing you to pick your difficiluty level (Easy 1 min, Medium 30 sec, Hard 15 sec).  In general a poorly designed quest, but at least I could challenge myself and spent an hour there trying to complete it on Hard mode.  Sadly, even though the NPC stated "if you can pull off the entire string of challenges, I'll reward you with a unique gift"... I recieved nothing for doing the chain on Hard mode... the Carrot is a lie.

 

-  Poorly Defined sense of Map Progress - Whereas I have friends who have pleveled to 60++ already, I have decided to squeeze every drop of experience out of each area.  As noted above, I am Charr - when I completed the levels 1-15 area, and did my storyline quest up to appropriate level, I headed north into the 15-25 zone.  I was immediately assaulted by level 23 mobs - this should not be the introductory experience into the zone.  The appropriate level mobs were actually on the complete opposite side of the zone, like they accidently built it backwards. 

I stuck it out in the zone, completing the whole area - and that combined with some WvW, put me at level 30.  When I clicked my map at the time to figure out what the next adjacant zones was.. the zone to my North was level 60-70, the zone to my east was level 50-60 (see this map: http://www.guildwars2junkies.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Gw2-World-Map-Labeled.jpg  Charr area 15-25 is top right hand side of map)

This is a very poorly deisigned map specific to progress.  I don't expect a completely linear experience, but this is... simply bad, and probably one of the most annoying aspects of the game so far.

 

 

All in all I still enjoy the game, and will continue to play... but this is more based on a lack of other interesting options than it is on being completely in love with the game.

  zmortis

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Joined: 1/28/06
Posts: 152

8/29/12 2:47:16 PM#113

Simply put, I'm enjoying playing GW2 currently. It isn't the universal panacea game for all players to kill all other games. When I inevitably want to play something different, then like every game which has come before it, I will move on to the next new shiny toy on the shelf.

 

My observation about most MMO criticism is that many complaints tend to come in three basic categories: 1 "game x" doesn't have "play style y" I prefer. (aka a legitimate taste difference). 2 "game x" sucks because "game z" is the leet! (aka fanboi trolling). 3 "game x" was rushed by "company w" and the product doesn't work as advertised (aka a broken game filled with broken promises).

In my opinion many of the "complaints" about GW2 fall in categories 1 and 2. Either someone is a fanboi of "game z" who can't stand that a new game is the shiny toy on the shelf because it takes away from the "cool factor" of their chosen past time, or they simply prefer a different kind of game which GW2 is not. I've yet to see anywhere that Arena Net has fallen into category 3 and delivered a fundamentally broken game.

My advice, play the games you most enjoy, and don't worry that other people might be enjoying something else you're not playing.

  RebelScum99

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Joined: 4/26/12
Posts: 1127

8/29/12 3:02:14 PM#114
Originally posted by otacu
I noticed that "mmorpg savior" is mostly used by people who don't like GW2 in a denigratory and ironic way.

I love when GW2 fans trot out this line, as if it's true.  Unfortunately, it's not.  No, maybe the words "savior," "messiah," or "The second coming of Jesus" weren't used, but you know damn well that it's EXACTLY the message that GW2 fans have been conveying for a couple of years now, on their own forums and on the forums of other games.  Stop being so damn literal.  The constant gushing over how the game is going to "reinvigorate the genre" has been going on for a while now, and guess what?  It's coming 100% from GW2 fans.  

So they may not have used the word "messiah," but they certainly have been deifying it as such. 

  Tibernicus

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Posts: 437

8/29/12 3:05:25 PM#115
No. But its probably the second AAA MMO to actually try to do anything even slightly different since WoW launched. The first was Vanguard.
  Wolvards

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8/29/12 3:18:00 PM#116
Originally posted by Incomparable
Gw2 is a nice unique game, however, personally my biggest dissapointment is how the areas are very restrictive to the level of a person, and the progression from one area to the next feels very slow.

The movement is slow but it seems whole areas must be completed before moving to the next. That makes the game feel like a grind.

I should be able to travel to different areas, and actually level quicker. I spent several hours and only got 2 levels from lvl 7 to 9. That feels very unsatisfactory.

I am actually angry since I also heard that person got a lvl 80 in 32 hours with a guild and taking crafting mats.

So GW2 feels too grindy. And they should fix that before others comment on that too much and it becomes a major issue.

How GW2 feels grindy to you is beyond me, or restrictive for that matter.

It sounds like you're following hearts quests and doing only those. Try going for the Vista points (red triangles), the Discovery points (little squares), and on the way, jump in on any DE that you may come across. Also don't forget about the skill challenges.

How it feels restrictive I don't know, you can level in your races main area, or any other races main area. Heck i'm a lvl 30 Asura Necromancer and last night I did all of Queensdale, 100% map completion and it got me almost 3 levels. That took me an hour maybe a little over. And I didn't even rush. Tonight i'm going for..... Probably Sylvari.

I'm not trying to be rude, but I do think you're playing it wrong. GW2 really has an emphasis on just, "go and do anything". If you want to just follow hearts quests, go do each of the starter zones, than each of the next tier zones, you'd easily be levle 30+ by then. Probably somewhere in the levle 45 range. 

If you aren't in a guild, join one. I run a little 3 man guild right now, waiting to get on our feet before we start recruiting, but it makes it so much funner. Tonight i'm wanting to try Ascalonion Catacombs too.

Sorry, I just feel like GW2 has so much to do.

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  Shainna

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8/29/12 3:18:26 PM#117

I never thought of Guild Wars 2 as a savior of mmo's, but saw it as a breath of fresh air in the staleness of wow clones that most new mmo's tend to be. It also solves alot of the things that make some mmo's unbearable, we all seen it, kill stealing, resource hogging, ninja looting, griefers, etc. There's none of that in GW2 (griefers might popup sooner or later tho).

 

I believe i see GW2 for what it is, a fun mmo that used some of the best ideas (that didn't work very well on other mmo's) and made them work together. Join that with the great lore and amazing art and it will have a solid fanbase, hopefully more than enough to keep it going for alot of years. Only in one mmo, so far, i've played for more than a year and that was Anarchy Online (5 years, best community i've seen in any mmo, left because of ridiculous decisions by the devs). I believe i found the second mmo that will keep me logging in regularly for a good long time.

  LydarSynn

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8/29/12 3:23:45 PM#118
It's just another themepark. I am not sure why there is so much hype over GW2.
  rissies

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Joined: 8/23/11
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8/29/12 3:44:15 PM#119
MMOs don't need a savior. GW2 is simply a good game that's extremely approachable, which really should be enough for anyone who wants to play it. As for zealotry, you find that everywhere, it's the nature of the fan. Honestly, in these forums at least, I see more talking about Archeage being the AAA gamechanger that will "save" the genre. And soon enough it'll be some other game. 
  Zuvielify

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8/29/12 3:49:38 PM#120
Originally posted by Wolvards
Originally posted by Incomparable
Gw2 is a nice unique game, however, personally my biggest dissapointment is how the areas are very restrictive to the level of a person, and the progression from one area to the next feels very slow.

The movement is slow but it seems whole areas must be completed before moving to the next. That makes the game feel like a grind.

I should be able to travel to different areas, and actually level quicker. I spent several hours and only got 2 levels from lvl 7 to 9. That feels very unsatisfactory.

I am actually angry since I also heard that person got a lvl 80 in 32 hours with a guild and taking crafting mats.

So GW2 feels too grindy. And they should fix that before others comment on that too much and it becomes a major issue.

How GW2 feels grindy to you is beyond me, or restrictive for that matter.

It sounds like you're following hearts quests and doing only those. Try going for the Vista points (red triangles), the Discovery points (little squares), and on the way, jump in on any DE that you may come across. Also don't forget about the skill challenges.

How it feels restrictive I don't know, you can level in your races main area, or any other races main area. Heck i'm a lvl 30 Asura Necromancer and last night I did all of Queensdale, 100% map completion and it got me almost 3 levels. That took me an hour maybe a little over. And I didn't even rush. Tonight i'm going for..... Probably Sylvari.

I'm not trying to be rude, but I do think you're playing it wrong. GW2 really has an emphasis on just, "go and do anything". If you want to just follow hearts quests, go do each of the starter zones, than each of the next tier zones, you'd easily be levle 30+ by then. Probably somewhere in the levle 45 range. 

If you aren't in a guild, join one. I run a little 3 man guild right now, waiting to get on our feet before we start recruiting, but it makes it so much funner. Tonight i'm wanting to try Ascalonion Catacombs too.

Sorry, I just feel like GW2 has so much to do.

I believe these sentences are somewhat contradictory. What I wanted to do was be able to level my human strictly in the human areas. However, I tried that and was forced to run back and forth between the same few events and hope they were active. I found this very frustrating and almost put down the game. And, yes, I fully explore every part of the area. 

Last night I gave in and went to the Charr area and was able to level again. It made me feel a little better about the game, but I still think it is a disappointment that you cannot level a human strictly in human lands without repeating events 5 times, and running around for hours looking for events. 

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