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  jondifool

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8/30/12 4:14:27 AM#41

GW2 is a themepark, and has nothing to do with a sandbox game.

Even if OP don't like the word themeparke, there really is no excuse to misslabel GW2 as a sandbox.

It is one of thesse threads that just should be locked for being outright wrong.

read how to create a succesfull mmo before posting about GW2. And read tao of ArenaNet before talking about innovation in GW2

  sargey123

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8/30/12 4:21:46 AM#42
Originally posted by Nikkita
Originally posted by Syno23
I hate themepark games where you go to one area get the quests and do them and move onto the next area. In GW2 you can explore every inch of every area. Don't have to do the story quest right away. Different areas to explore like all the starting areas for each race PLUS other areas. I don't feel like I'm in a linear game. But a nice relaxing sandbox style.

I am not going to get baited. ;)

tthis words still make me lol xD

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8/30/12 4:25:38 AM#43
i feel the same way, i could easily find the portal to other areas, no restrictions is nice.
  Nikkita

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8/30/12 4:26:57 AM#44
Originally posted by jondifool

GW2 is a themepark, and has nothing to do with a sandbox game.

Even if OP don't like the word themeparke, there really is no excuse to misslabel GW2 as a sandbox.

It is one of thesse threads that just should be locked for being outright wrong.

yeah this topic is too obvious.


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  IPolygon

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8/30/12 4:30:02 AM#45
GW2 is a sandbox game alright. It might not be a game where all content comes from players (like EVE), but sandbox only implies a sense of freedom within the realm of a game. GW2 certainly offers enough freedom to be sandbox game.
  Demandman

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8/30/12 4:30:45 AM#46
Hah, nice try trollface :)
  Vegetto

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8/30/12 4:32:24 AM#47

Probably one of the most polished and well-rounded theme parks to date.

Because it is that, i won't be playing it. If i want to grind and compete constantly to get better with others, i can do something called work and get paid for it. I want to immerse myself in another world and do a bit more than hack 'n' slash.

I almost bought it though, as i'm sure it's an excellent game, but a game i couldn't see playing past 3 months like all the rest as i know the longevity consists of just beating up other people to get better clothes. I can do that in single player games without having the treadmill.

  Nikkita

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8/30/12 4:32:58 AM#48
Originally posted by IPolygon
GW2 is a sandbox game alright. It might not be a game where all content comes from players (like EVE), but sandbox only implies a sense of freedom within the realm of a game. GW2 certainly offers enough freedom to be sandbox game.

Not only sense of freedom but also gives you tools to make use of that freedom. like EVE and UO.

I am not even surprised that some of the most hardcore GW2 fans are agreeing with OP, maybe that was his intention.


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  Loktofeit

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8/30/12 5:10:28 AM#49
Originally posted by Atlan99
Originally posted by Syno23
I hate themepark games where you go to one area get the quests and do them and move onto the next area. In GW2 you can explore every inch of every area. Don't have to do the story quest right away. Different areas to explore like all the starting areas for each race PLUS other areas. I don't feel like I'm in a linear game. But a nice relaxing sandbox style.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bMLrA_0O5I

This thread made me think of this.

That's what I thought at first, too, but then that's not Syno23's style really. I think it's just humor that went awry.

"And wikipedia is as accurate as Britannica. Wikipedia is very reliable. You would be hard pressed to find a more reliable source for these kinds of things." -fivoroth

  Requiem1066

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8/30/12 5:21:24 AM#50
Themepark straight down the middle. Firing the Tour guide guide doesn't stop the rides being there it just means you have to search for them yourself :p

  Aeolron

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Everyones a mmo vet these days :P

8/30/12 5:37:18 AM#51

I find it funny that what the OP says most of you go on the defensive, my guess is most of you have no clue what a true sandbox game is, mention eve and honestly , eve is as fun as Microsoft Excel, I played it for afew years.

To me a sandbox means huge wide open world , with scattered quests that doesn't have one or two quests hubs in a single area.

My example of sandbox games, FE, Shadow Bane , EQ , SWG , Earth and beyond , PS1 , Never played Darkfall so can't coment, but to me GW2 feels little like the rest of these sandboxes that I mentioned. There's alot more to a Sandbox mmorpg than just building crap, that started with SWG , but was not the first sandbox, and the way GW2 has these dynamic events placed with the way the world is layed out , with the lack of a quest hub , to me this is a sandbox with some themepark elements , example , story quest , and the starter cities are the real only themepark elements. So, as I said , having played those games that I have mentioned I know what a sandbox is , is GW2 a true sandbox ? No but it has some of the elements that make up a sandox, vice versa for themepark lables as well.

For the rest of you who say to lock this thread based on what the OP said, grow up and get out, because everyone has a right to their own opinion, and when you talk like that you sound like a bloody idiot.

  Nikkita

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8/30/12 5:41:14 AM#52
Originally posted by Aeolron

I find it funny that what the OP says most of you go on the defensive, my guess is most of you have no clue what a true sandbox game is, mention eve and honestly , eve is as fun as Microsoft Excel, I played it for afew years.

To me a sandbox means huge wide open world , with scattered quests that doesn't have one or two quests hubs in a single area.

My example of sandbox games, FE, Shadow Bane , EQ , SWG , Earth and beyond , PS1 , Never played Darkfall so can't coment, but to me GW2 feels little like the rest of these sandboxes that I mentioned. There's alot more to a Sandbox mmorpg than just building crap, that started with SWG , but was not the first sandbox, and the way GW2 has these dynamic events placed with the way the world is layed out , with the lack of a quest hub , to me this is a sandbox with some themepark elements , example , story quest , and the starter cities are the real only themepark elements. So, as I said , having played those games that I have mentioned I know what a sandbox is , is GW2 a true sandbox ? No but it has some of the elements that make up a sandox, vice versa for themepark lables as well.

For the rest of you who say to lock this thread based on what the OP said, grow up and get out, because everyone has a right to their own opinion, and when you talk like that you sound like a bloody idiot.

That is the beauty of having an opinion. You can get away with just anything.

In my opinion EVE is a best themepark MMO because it offers daily missions...


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  Ausare

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8/30/12 5:42:01 AM#53
For a sandbox shouldn't the players have lasting effects on the game world. Having the pvp areas reset does not sound like sandbox to me.
  MMOwanderer

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8/30/12 5:45:15 AM#54
Originally posted by Nikkita
Originally posted by Aeolron

I find it funny that what the OP says most of you go on the defensive, my guess is most of you have no clue what a true sandbox game is, mention eve and honestly , eve is as fun as Microsoft Excel, I played it for afew years.

To me a sandbox means huge wide open world , with scattered quests that doesn't have one or two quests hubs in a single area.

My example of sandbox games, FE, Shadow Bane , EQ , SWG , Earth and beyond , PS1 , Never played Darkfall so can't coment, but to me GW2 feels little like the rest of these sandboxes that I mentioned. There's alot more to a Sandbox mmorpg than just building crap, that started with SWG , but was not the first sandbox, and the way GW2 has these dynamic events placed with the way the world is layed out , with the lack of a quest hub , to me this is a sandbox with some themepark elements , example , story quest , and the starter cities are the real only themepark elements. So, as I said , having played those games that I have mentioned I know what a sandbox is , is GW2 a true sandbox ? No but it has some of the elements that make up a sandox, vice versa for themepark lables as well.

For the rest of you who say to lock this thread based on what the OP said, grow up and get out, because everyone has a right to their own opinion, and when you talk like that you sound like a bloody idiot.

That is the beauty of having an opinion. You can get away with just anything.

In my opinion EVE is a best themepark MMO because it offers daily missions...

SWTOR is the best sandbox ever because you can make actual choices in your personall storyline that change the outcome of things.

  azmundai

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8/30/12 5:46:00 AM#55


Originally posted by MMOExposed

Originally posted by Aelious

Originally posted by coretex666 It is pure themepark.
 So far (1-15) it technically is though it hides it really well.  It's not a sandbox by any means though, sorry OP.  Personally I think there should be a few more catagories, themepark and sandbox just don't cut it anymore. I would call GW2 a freeform game since it has backwards compatibility and events.
freeform is not what defines sandbox and themepark.

sandbox is define by the sand, as in, players can create and control the world. take Minecraft here. You can build the world you play in.

themepark/ sandbox has nothing to do with open world,m and freedom to explore. you could do that in any themepark mmo (WoW, EQ1, DAoC)

themepark mmo is a mmo designed around developer's control, as in developers content.



its not really called sandbox because of having anything to do with sand, or a box. its because when you are 4, in a sandbox, your imagination is the only limit.

LFD tools are great for cramming people into content, but quality > quantity.
I am, usually on the sandbox .. more "hardcore" side of things, but I also do just want to have fun. So lighten up already :)

  Purutzil

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The Critical Hit Pretzel!

8/30/12 5:46:57 AM#56
I'd love to go about bashing you for this thread, but you made it to obvious, I just can't get into character to go throwing stones at you.
  UsulDaNeriak

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8/30/12 6:38:56 AM#57

TROLL ALERT !!!

This is not the 1st thread, where this guy makes a fully absurd statement and never answers to the posts afterwards.

DO NOT FEED THE TROLL!

 

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  Loktofeit

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8/30/12 6:58:51 AM#58
Originally posted by Aeolron

I find it funny that what the OP says most of you go on the defensive, my guess is most of you have no clue what a true sandbox game is, mention eve and honestly , eve is as fun as Microsoft Excel, I played it for afew years.

To me a sandbox means ...

 

*pops open the champaign*

Ladies and gentlemen, the party has officially started.

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  Kuinn

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8/30/12 7:16:45 AM#59

It's not a sandbox, but it definately is the first themepark mmorpg where you can just wander off into the wild and still get stuff done, and feel like you are doing something meaningful.

 

Last night I just went to see if there's anything at a hill top, and it lead me to wander around for two hours untill I realized "Oh yes I was going to do the next part of the story q" and that's really amazing for a themepark. Normally you just do what you are supposed to (follow quest hubs or trail) do since that's all there is.

  Larsa

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8/30/12 7:19:24 AM#60

Plenty of GW2 fans claim GW2 to be a sandbox, in this thread here and in many threads before. Even Garret Fuller (MMORPG.com staff) claims it's a sandbox in his article here


Originally posted by Garret Fuller

Make no mistake, Guild Wars 2 is very much a sandbox MMORPG in many respects, while still focusing on dev-created content at its core.

I'm at loss how anybody could call it a sandbox, but hey, that's what they do.

Sometimes I think that the typical GW2 fan is firmly rooted in the themepark genre and has actually never played a sandbox MMORPG in his entire life. And now comes a themepark game that is just a little bit different than the others and pronto: it's a bit different, it must be a sandbox.

I maintain this List of Sandbox MMORPGs. Please post or send PM for corrections and suggestions.

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