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  Siug

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10/18/12 9:16:58 AM#61
Originally posted by Istavaan
Originally posted by Piiritus
Well, in my very own very personal opinion GW2 is extremely shallow and mediocre game. Most Western MMOs are better than GW2 imo, even the old ones.

Shallow and mediocre compared to what MMO?

Compared to most Western MMOs as I said. GW2 story is so generic and bad that it feels like written by 12 yo for his/her classmates. As a PvEr I don't care much about PvP but still like to do it occasionally but this zergfest GW2 style isn't even PvP, it's just...zergfest. Honestly after the first area I had seen almost everything. Got my skills by level 5 and that was it. Every zone afterwards was copypaste from previous with an exception of killing bandits in one and washing or feeding cows in another. This is my opinon of course but for me personally GW2 is The Mediocricy.

  grimal

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10/18/12 9:19:17 AM#62
Originally posted by Istavaan
Originally posted by grimal
Originally posted by Istavaan
Originally posted by grimal
Originally posted by halflife25

Oh boy Grimal surely made the usual suspects very  angry.

*Hands Grimal a shield*

Not my intention at all.  I am just giving my opinion.  Any are free to disagree with me. 

You're opinion is wrong, guild wars 2 might not be to your taste but like it or not it is still an MMORPG.

And I think you're wrong.  So where does that leave us?

RPGs have traditioneally always been about character progression and advancement.  GW2 has streamlined this feature so much that it is virtually nonexistent.

Let me put it this way: if I remove the cheese from a cheese dish, is it still a cheese dish?  I'd argue not.  That's the point I am trying to make.  GW2 has removed the very cheese from it's dish.  Hence, I don't consider it one any more.

So leveling a character is not progression? getting traits and skill points to improve your character is not progression? getting exotic and legendary armour is not progression? doing dungeons and getting rewards is not progression? exploring and unlocking the maps is not progression? So then tell me what is progression? you just compared guild wars 2 to diablo 3, are you saying diablo 3 is not an rpg either?

When the ingredients of this "progression" become almost meaningless, then the progression itself becomes meaningless.  Hence, there really is none.

Edit:  No, I don't consider Diablo 3 an RPG. I'd call it a coop dungeon crawler type game.  If someone were to come to me and say, "hey, I'm looking for a good RPG.  Can you recommend one?", Diablo 3 would not come to mind.

"I'm sorry, if you were right, I'd agree with you." - Robin Williams

  Istavaan

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Joined: 4/25/12
Posts: 1398

10/18/12 9:19:44 AM#63
Originally posted by Piiritus
Originally posted by Istavaan
Originally posted by Piiritus
Well, in my very own very personal opinion GW2 is extremely shallow and mediocre game. Most Western MMOs are better than GW2 imo, even the old ones.

Shallow and mediocre compared to what MMO?

Compared to most Western MMOs as I said. GW2 story is so generic and bad that it feels like written by 12 yo for his/her classmates. As a PvEr I don't care much about PvP but still like to do it occasionally but this zergfest GW2 style isn't even PvP, it's just...zergfest. Honestly after the first area I had seen almost everything. Got my skills by level 5 and that was it. Every zone afterwards was copypaste from previous with an exception of killing bandits in one and washing or feeding cows in another. This is my opinon of course but for me personally GW2 is The Mediocricy.

So what mmo do you currently play then?

  Istavaan

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Posts: 1398

10/18/12 9:20:51 AM#64
Originally posted by grimal
Originally posted by Istavaan
Originally posted by grimal
Originally posted by Istavaan
Originally posted by grimal
Originally posted by halflife25

Oh boy Grimal surely made the usual suspects very  angry.

*Hands Grimal a shield*

Not my intention at all.  I am just giving my opinion.  Any are free to disagree with me. 

You're opinion is wrong, guild wars 2 might not be to your taste but like it or not it is still an MMORPG.

And I think you're wrong.  So where does that leave us?

RPGs have traditioneally always been about character progression and advancement.  GW2 has streamlined this feature so much that it is virtually nonexistent.

Let me put it this way: if I remove the cheese from a cheese dish, is it still a cheese dish?  I'd argue not.  That's the point I am trying to make.  GW2 has removed the very cheese from it's dish.  Hence, I don't consider it one any more.

So leveling a character is not progression? getting traits and skill points to improve your character is not progression? getting exotic and legendary armour is not progression? doing dungeons and getting rewards is not progression? exploring and unlocking the maps is not progression? So then tell me what is progression? you just compared guild wars 2 to diablo 3, are you saying diablo 3 is not an rpg either?

When the ingredients of this "progression" become almost meaningless, then the progression itself becomes meaningless.  Hence, there really is none.

 at the end of the day anything you do in an mmo is meaningless.

  grimal

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Joined: 9/11/05
Posts: 1997

10/18/12 9:23:07 AM#65
Originally posted by Istavaan
Originally posted by grimal
Originally posted by Istavaan
Originally posted by grimal
Originally posted by Istavaan
Originally posted by grimal
Originally posted by halflife25

Oh boy Grimal surely made the usual suspects very  angry.

*Hands Grimal a shield*

Not my intention at all.  I am just giving my opinion.  Any are free to disagree with me. 

You're opinion is wrong, guild wars 2 might not be to your taste but like it or not it is still an MMORPG.

And I think you're wrong.  So where does that leave us?

RPGs have traditioneally always been about character progression and advancement.  GW2 has streamlined this feature so much that it is virtually nonexistent.

Let me put it this way: if I remove the cheese from a cheese dish, is it still a cheese dish?  I'd argue not.  That's the point I am trying to make.  GW2 has removed the very cheese from it's dish.  Hence, I don't consider it one any more.

So leveling a character is not progression? getting traits and skill points to improve your character is not progression? getting exotic and legendary armour is not progression? doing dungeons and getting rewards is not progression? exploring and unlocking the maps is not progression? So then tell me what is progression? you just compared guild wars 2 to diablo 3, are you saying diablo 3 is not an rpg either?

When the ingredients of this "progression" become almost meaningless, then the progression itself becomes meaningless.  Hence, there really is none.

 at the end of the day anything you do in an mmo is meaningless.

Yes, true.  But we are not talking about the grand scheme of things.  We are discussing within the confines of the game.

"I'm sorry, if you were right, I'd agree with you." - Robin Williams

  Siug

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Joined: 5/02/12
Posts: 983

10/18/12 9:23:24 AM#66
Originally posted by Istavaan
Originally posted by Piiritus
Originally posted by Istavaan
Originally posted by Piiritus
Well, in my very own very personal opinion GW2 is extremely shallow and mediocre game. Most Western MMOs are better than GW2 imo, even the old ones.

Shallow and mediocre compared to what MMO?

Compared to most Western MMOs as I said. GW2 story is so generic and bad that it feels like written by 12 yo for his/her classmates. As a PvEr I don't care much about PvP but still like to do it occasionally but this zergfest GW2 style isn't even PvP, it's just...zergfest. Honestly after the first area I had seen almost everything. Got my skills by level 5 and that was it. Every zone afterwards was copypaste from previous with an exception of killing bandits in one and washing or feeding cows in another. This is my opinon of course but for me personally GW2 is The Mediocricy.

So what mmo do you currently play then?

I play TSW for it's atmosphere and story behind the quests and what my character does there. Also have GW2 on my HDD but skipping every single dialogue and story element there not to torture myself with that. Mind, I'm not saying that TSW is something everyone should like and most don't anyway, I'm saying that in my opinion GW2 is a very shallow and mediocre game.

  kaiser3282

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Joined: 5/21/08
Posts: 2636

10/18/12 9:23:47 AM#67
Originally posted by Piiritus
Originally posted by Istavaan
Originally posted by Piiritus
Well, in my very own very personal opinion GW2 is extremely shallow and mediocre game. Most Western MMOs are better than GW2 imo, even the old ones.

Shallow and mediocre compared to what MMO?

Compared to most Western MMOs as I said. GW2 story is so generic and bad that it feels like written by 12 yo for his/her classmates. As a PvEr I don't care much about PvP but still like to do it occasionally but this zergfest GW2 style isn't even PvP, it's just...zergfest. Honestly after the first area I had seen almost everything. Got my skills by level 5 and that was it. Every zone afterwards was copypaste from previous with an exception of killing bandits in one and washing or feeding cows in another. This is my opinon of course but for me personally GW2 is The Mediocricy.

No, you didnt. You may have had your weapon skills, but you did not have your utilities, elites, or traits, and most likely only had 1 of several heal skills available to your class.

Saying you had all your skills at 5 is like playing EQ2 and only getting your normal skills, completely ignoring the AA system and never spending any points and then claiming "I have all the skills in EQ2".

It still amazes me that this concept is so hard to grasp for some people. You have only completed gaining 1 TYPE of skill. Not EVERY skill. This shit isnt rocket science people.

  Telondariel

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Joined: 4/11/10
Posts: 874

10/18/12 9:24:01 AM#68
Originally posted by ragz45

GW2 has been out long enough for the fans to form a solid opinion on the game.  How do you feel about the critcal aclaim that the game has gotten from many reviews & game sites?  Were they right on the money, or hyped up dramatically?  Few examples below, but the list goes on.

  • G4 - Best MMO Game of 2012
  • JeuxVideo - Guild Wars 2 isn't a simple sequel, this MMO is a revolution!
  • PC Gamer #207 -  groundbreaking world events and mind-blowing class design
  • VG247 UK - Ridiculous attention to details... shockingly good
  • Quarter to Three - This isn't just a great example of the genre and arguably the Second Coming of MMOs.
  • Gamer.nl  - After years of EverQuest clones the genre finally makes a great leap forward.

I think the Overhype Train has been chugging along for far too long.

 

However, the game has been out for almost 2 months now, so we have the benefit of reading un-biased player experiences to counter the fanaticism.  There is also much to be said for wading in and seeing if YOU like the game.  At the end of the day, I don't give a rat's butt how many reviewer's liked or disliked GW2; for myself, its definitly not living up the overhype and I've gone back to my other MMO.

  halflife25

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Joined: 9/13/12
Posts: 787

10/18/12 9:24:31 AM#69
Originally posted by Xzen
Just block grimal. They don't know anything about the game and it's likely they will never have anything of value to say about anything.

Yeah lets block everyone who doen't share same opinions...thanks for the nice idea. How come i never thought about this? 

I mean it is an open discussion forum after alll.

  grimal

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Joined: 9/11/05
Posts: 1997

10/18/12 9:25:04 AM#70
Originally posted by Xzen
Originally posted by Istavaan
Originally posted by grimal
Originally posted by Istavaan
Originally posted by grimal
Originally posted by halflife25

Oh boy Grimal surely made the usual suspects very  angry.

*Hands Grimal a shield*

Not my intention at all.  I am just giving my opinion.  Any are free to disagree with me. 

You're opinion is wrong, guild wars 2 might not be to your taste but like it or not it is still an MMORPG.

And I think you're wrong.  So where does that leave us?

RPGs have traditioneally always been about character progression and advancement.  GW2 has streamlined this feature so much that it is virtually nonexistent.

Let me put it this way: if I remove the cheese from a cheese dish, is it still a cheese dish?  I'd argue not.  That's the point I am trying to make.  GW2 has removed the very cheese from it's dish.  Hence, I don't consider it one any more.

So leveling a character is not progression? getting traits and skill points to improve your character is not progression? getting exotic and legendary armour is not progression? doing dungeons and getting rewards is not progression? exploring and unlocking the maps is not progression? getting pvp gear and ranks is not progression? So then tell me what is progression? you just compared guild wars 2 to diablo 3, are you saying diablo 3 is not an rpg either?

Just block grimal. They don't know anything about the game and it's likely they will never have anything of value to say about anything.

I'm explaining my argument and my  way of thinking.  If you do not want to partake in discussions that challenge a belief of yours and find the only solution is to "block" that person, then what are you doing on discussion forums?

 

"I'm sorry, if you were right, I'd agree with you." - Robin Williams

  lizardbones

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Joined: 6/11/08
Posts: 10505

I've become dependent upon spell check. My apologies for stupid grammatical errors.

10/18/12 9:25:15 AM#71


Originally posted by grimal
For me, an MMORPG must have RPG elements. Namely, a character that I assume in a greater story which progresses throughout. 

Raiding has nothing to do with it.




How does GW2 not do this? You have a story, and your character progresses through that story. You might not like the story, or choose to not play that story, but that doesn't mean the story doesn't exist. There's a bunch of little stories in the pseudo-open world and an overall world story involving keeping the stereotypical dragon from eating the world or something.

I don't see the huge draw of GW2 and it honestly surprises me. I played in the beta and thought, "Meh, I can live without this". I can still see the progression elements in the game though. You progress through the world, through your character's level, the personal story and the ridiculous grind for legendary weapons. I think it's all there. It's an RPG and it's an MMO.

For every large, complex problem, there is a simple, clear solution that also happens to be absolutely wrong.

  Istavaan

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Posts: 1398

10/18/12 9:25:37 AM#72
Originally posted by Piiritus
Originally posted by Istavaan
Originally posted by Piiritus
Originally posted by Istavaan
Originally posted by Piiritus
Well, in my very own very personal opinion GW2 is extremely shallow and mediocre game. Most Western MMOs are better than GW2 imo, even the old ones.

Shallow and mediocre compared to what MMO?

Compared to most Western MMOs as I said. GW2 story is so generic and bad that it feels like written by 12 yo for his/her classmates. As a PvEr I don't care much about PvP but still like to do it occasionally but this zergfest GW2 style isn't even PvP, it's just...zergfest. Honestly after the first area I had seen almost everything. Got my skills by level 5 and that was it. Every zone afterwards was copypaste from previous with an exception of killing bandits in one and washing or feeding cows in another. This is my opinon of course but for me personally GW2 is The Mediocricy.

So what mmo do you currently play then?

I play TSW for it's atmosphere and story behind the quests and what my character does there. Also have GW2 on my HDD but skipping every single dialogue and story element there not to torture myself with that. Mind, I'm not saying that TSW is something everyone should like and most don't anyway, I'm saying that in my opinion GW2 is a very shallow and mediocre game.

Well i found TSW to be very mediocre with terrible animations, really boring pvp and im not of fan of end game raiding mmo's. so each to their own.

  Zorgo

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Who did wrong? The advertiser hired to sell the game or the consumer who put faith in advertising?

10/18/12 9:27:59 AM#73
Originally posted by grimal
Originally posted by botrytis
Originally posted by grimal
Originally posted by Pilnkplonk
Originally posted by grimal

It deserves accolades for being a great game (I firmly believe that).

But being a long-time MMORPG player, this game is  not an MMORPG.  So to give it any praise as that is simply underserving.

It's like saying "Pulp Fiction" is a brilliant comedy.  Brilliant film, yes.  Comedy?  May have some elements but that hardly makes it one.

It's much more of a mmo than, say, SWTOR. I wonder what exactly defines a mmo in some people's minds, monthly subscription, lol? It's at least as much a mmo as a WoW is, and if you don't consider WoW a mmo, then...

I do consider WoW an MMORPG. GW2 I do not.  For me it lacks too many RPG elements to be considered one.  Hence, I would call it an MMO but not an MMORPG.

It is an MMORPG, no matter what your opinion is. That is fact.

 

No, it is not a Sandbox and if yo only call those MMORPG's, then you are missing a huge amount of games.

 

WoW and GW2 have many traits that are similar, so calling one an MMORPG and the other not, is just your bias and not reality.

It's not a fact that it's an MMORPG.  If it is, what scientific law has declared it as such?  Just because ANET wants to call it that doesn't mean it's true.

I do not consider it an MMORPG.  If I did, I'd probably have to consider Diablo 3 an MMORPG as well since they both share a great deal of similarities.

Let's see if my two cents can help you out Grimal:

In an rpg, I expect to be the role's creator. I think of the backstory, if I'm good, I get it tied in with the game's lore. I choose the words which come out of my character's mouth. I create a persona. It is a role I created.

In GW2, you are the driver of someone elses character. Sure you get to decide whether you are charming or aggressive or whatever, but you don't get to choose there words. Therefore my aggressive norn warrior constantly says aggressive junk I would never say. It is cheesy and cliche and in fact, not very aggressive. This isn't my character - this isn't the role I wanted to play.......I'm driving some developers toon around and I think I'd be better at it.

The concept of mmorpg was brought to me in 1999. EQ gave me a world and I had to create a character which fit into that world. It was my creative energy which was driving my character, not a story line given to me by a dev. Even the presence of a storyline doesn't preclude and rpg - as long as the tools are in place to be the character you want to be in that story. But in GW2 that is not my dude talking in those cut scenes. I wouldn 't say that.

The central difference for a lot of us is this:

An mmorpg: you write the story.

An mmo: you read the story.

No, it is not the standard definition. GW2, in common vernacular is an mmorpg. But to some of us, mmorpgs did not turn out like they were sold to us at the turn of the century. Back then we were promised the worlds would become more our own, more immersive, more tools for unique-ifying our toon; more tools to write our role the way we see fit.

But more and more, we are being given Generic Warrior #1 who is to battle through a story we have written for him.

That technically may be playing a role, but if you are a creative personality, the role isn't your creation.

Simply stated, GW2 does not give you a world in which to write your own character and story. GW2 gives you a world where you can choose one of their characters to read throuogh their stories.

GW2 may be an mmorpg technically - but it is anything but an mmorpg philosophically.

Get used to my segment of the population. We were there when it all began, and I can tell you honestly, what the genre has become is the exact opposite of where the players and developers thought it would go at the beginning. We stood on the earth and thought the moon was in our future. They took us to the bottom of the ocean instead.

  Xzen

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10/18/12 9:28:21 AM#74
Originally posted by halflife25
Originally posted by Xzen
Originally posted by Istavaan
Originally posted by grimal
Originally posted by Istavaan
Originally posted by grimal
Originally posted by halflife25

Oh boy Grimal surely made the usual suspects very  angry.

*Hands Grimal a shield*

Not my intention at all.  I am just giving my opinion.  Any are free to disagree with me. 

You're opinion is wrong, guild wars 2 might not be to your taste but like it or not it is still an MMORPG.

And I think you're wrong.  So where does that leave us?

RPGs have traditioneally always been about character progression and advancement.  GW2 has streamlined this feature so much that it is virtually nonexistent.

Let me put it this way: if I remove the cheese from a cheese dish, is it still a cheese dish?  I'd argue not.  That's the point I am trying to make.  GW2 has removed the very cheese from it's dish.  Hence, I don't consider it one any more.

So leveling a character is not progression? getting traits and skill points to improve your character is not progression? getting exotic and legendary armour is not progression? doing dungeons and getting rewards is not progression? exploring and unlocking the maps is not progression? getting pvp gear and ranks is not progression? So then tell me what is progression? you just compared guild wars 2 to diablo 3, are you saying diablo 3 is not an rpg either?

Just block grimal. They don't know anything about the game and it's likely they will never have anything of value to say about anything.

Yeah lets block everyone who doen't share same opinions...thanks for the nice idea. How come i never thought about this? 

You have been critical of the game and I have not blocked you. There is a difference between being critical and saying an mmorpg is not an mmorpg.

  Pilnkplonk

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10/18/12 9:29:53 AM#75
Originally posted by grimal
Originally posted by botrytis
Originally posted by grimal
Originally posted by Pilnkplonk
Originally posted by grimal

It deserves accolades for being a great game (I firmly believe that).

But being a long-time MMORPG player, this game is  not an MMORPG.  So to give it any praise as that is simply underserving.

It's like saying "Pulp Fiction" is a brilliant comedy.  Brilliant film, yes.  Comedy?  May have some elements but that hardly makes it one.

It's much more of a mmo than, say, SWTOR. I wonder what exactly defines a mmo in some people's minds, monthly subscription, lol? It's at least as much a mmo as a WoW is, and if you don't consider WoW a mmo, then...

I do consider WoW an MMORPG. GW2 I do not.  For me it lacks too many RPG elements to be considered one.  Hence, I would call it an MMO but not an MMORPG.

It is an MMORPG, no matter what your opinion is. That is fact.

 

No, it is not a Sandbox and if yo only call those MMORPG's, then you are missing a huge amount of games.

 

WoW and GW2 have many traits that are similar, so calling one an MMORPG and the other not, is just your bias and not reality.

It's not a fact that it's an MMORPG.  If it is, what scientific law has declared it as such?  Just because ANET wants to call it that doesn't mean it's true.

I do not consider it an MMORPG.  If I did, I'd probably have to consider Diablo 3 an MMORPG as well since they both share a great deal of similarities.

It is a massively multiplayer role playing game which takes place in a persistent world to boot. So you might not "consider" it a mmo just like you might not "consider" an orange a fruit because.. you don't "feel" it to be a fruit. It's simply ridiculous to say that GW2 is not a mmo because it has all the objective features of a mmo.

Please, what you "feel" about a game is simply no yardstick on which genre it belongs to. You say that it lacks "character development" and "focus". I find that it does not. a) It has oodles of character development and customization, much more than is the norm nowadays (SWTOR, bleh) and b) I have no idea what "focus" means. Please elaborate, I'm really curious to learn what this "focus" thing is which defines mmos as a genre.

Again, criticize the game as much as you want, but please when you state authoritatively that it is "not an mmorpg" all your credibility goes right out of the window.

  justinsalesart

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10/18/12 9:30:11 AM#76

Grimal is spot on. I had to come out of lurking to say so.

 

Guild Wars 2 is to RPG what Nickleback is to rock music. And I bought VIP tickets and am now covered in gross Chad sweat, having a blast.

 

Edit: To elaborate, I feel like I'm picking a character in a fighting or beat-em-up game, rather than a character I created to live out adventures in a world. It's just the way the presentation hits me.

I'm a MUDder. I play MUDs.

Current: Dragonrealms (That's right, I pay 15 bucks a month for a text game.)

  Istavaan

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10/18/12 9:30:31 AM#77
Originally posted by halflife25
Originally posted by Xzen
Just block grimal. They don't know anything about the game and it's likely they will never have anything of value to say about anything.

Yeah lets block everyone who doen't share same opinions...thanks for the nice idea. How come i never thought about this? 

I mean it is an open discussion forum after alll.

His opinion of it not being an MMORPG is ridiculous and you can back him up all you like but you're still wrong. i could just go out and say call of duty isn't an fps because it's not exactly the same as how battlefield does fps's, but i would look stupid no matter how much i think i'm right.

  Siug

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10/18/12 9:31:30 AM#78
Originally posted by kaiser3282
Originally posted by Piiritus
Originally posted by Istavaan
Originally posted by Piiritus
Well, in my very own very personal opinion GW2 is extremely shallow and mediocre game. Most Western MMOs are better than GW2 imo, even the old ones.

Shallow and mediocre compared to what MMO?

Compared to most Western MMOs as I said. GW2 story is so generic and bad that it feels like written by 12 yo for his/her classmates. As a PvEr I don't care much about PvP but still like to do it occasionally but this zergfest GW2 style isn't even PvP, it's just...zergfest. Honestly after the first area I had seen almost everything. Got my skills by level 5 and that was it. Every zone afterwards was copypaste from previous with an exception of killing bandits in one and washing or feeding cows in another. This is my opinon of course but for me personally GW2 is The Mediocricy.

No, you didnt. You may have had your weapon skills, but you did not have your utilities, elites, or traits, and most likely only had 1 of several heal skills available to your class.

Saying you had all your skills at 5 is like playing EQ2 and only getting your normal skills, completely ignoring the AA system and never spending any points and then claiming "I have all the skills in EQ2".

So what? Ofc I did not have all my elites etc but had weapon skills and knew whet to wait for. Turning into a wolf was also very epic experience lol. Thought about rolling a new toon to experience different things but honestly I just cannot force myself doing those tedious DE's again. So I rolled several more, played them to level 8-10 and then deleted. Would have played necro but that one was so good I got sick listening to that garbage honestly. GW2 is a good game but story wise it's a pure syrup with sugar. Only thing that I think is better than in other games are GW2 cities which are really big and beautiful.

  halflife25

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Posts: 787

10/18/12 9:31:39 AM#79
Originally posted by Pilnkplonk
It is a massively multiplayer role playing game which takes place in a persistent world to boot. So you might not "consider" it a mmo just like you might not "consider" an orange a fruit because.. you don't "feel" it to be a fruit. It's simply ridiculous to say that GW2 is not a mmo because it has all the objective features of a mmo.

Please, what you "feel" about a game is simply no yardstick on which genre it belongs to. You say that it lacks "character development" and "focus". I find it does not. a) It has oodles of character development and customization, much more than is the norm nowadays (SWTOR, bleh) and b) I have no idea what "focus" means. Please elaborate, I'm really curious to know what this "focus" thing is.

I am pretty sure no where he tried to present his opinions as facts or as a yard stick on which genre belongs. he even stated multiple times that it his own personal opinion.

i really hate it when people gang up on one person for giving his opinions.

  bcbully

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10/18/12 9:32:04 AM#80
Originally posted by halflife25

Ok this is how it works on these forums mostly...

If i love the game, all reviews are honest as long as they score it high.

If i hate the game and revieweres rate it high, they are surely paid off.

 

 

You know what's funny? They just (5 minutes ago) did a piece on CNN about companies buying reviews. Here is the New York Times version of the story.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/18/technology/yelp-tries-to-halt-deceptive-reviews.html?_r=0

 

I really think that if mom and pops are buying reviews, we would be nieve to think billion dollar corporations are not. On top of that, ratings companies are charging businesses (advertise with us) to clean up bad reviews. 

 

Now I am no way shape or form saying that this is what is happening with "X" mmo, but if it were it seems pretty simple for a large company to give 50k to about 20 sites (in ads ofcourse) without making a dent in a 50m budget. Then pay another company 5k to produce 100 positive reviews. In fact it would be good business. 

 

ot - When big money gets involved, it mucks up everything.

When I eat chocolate chip pie it just doesn't feel like chocolate chip cookies. The texture, the consistency, it's just not the same and this is disappointing.

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