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Guild Wars 2 Forum » General Discussion » Guild Wars 2 is a success no matter how you feel about it.

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  General-Zod

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6/28/13 4:32:10 PM#141

Originally posted by RizelStar


POS can still be succesful, it's just a POS though. I swear, like  Lil Wayne now is a POS(rapping wise and direction not him as a person I don't dislike him that much lol), but he's still successful lol. Justin Bei....yea you get the point.

 

I think everyone is taking successful as if it was a great game for them or not.

 

WoW was a great game at it's time, it failed to even get me, but I'm not going to be a hater and say overall it's a failure.

 

WoW's a success, bogus payment model I swear, but still an success.

Originally posted by Doogiehowser


Originally posted by General-Zod

 

Hipster Ha! Thats too funny...

When did anyone scream "your world is too mainstream" ?!?!

Good games all depend on preference, a good game to me could be a POS to you and vice versa... popularity has nothing to do with it. Im also not one of those people that "justify" a bad game (bad to me) because alot of people play it. if the game is good (good to me) its good because I like playing it not because (alot of other people like playing it).

Some examples

LoL > Dota 2 > HoN

GW > GW2 > Rift

SWG > Daoc > EQ

The quote 'GW2 is to MMOS is what Lady gaga is to music' and you giving it a like. i think it is self explanatory..no?

That is what hipsters do. They scoff at anything popular and make analogies to bieber, mcdonald and lady gaga. Only because something is popular doesn't mean it is bad by default.

Here let me help you out.

The [like] in my reply was to agree that "successful" and "good game" arent synonymous. Success can be messured with numbers and charts while a "good mmo" cannot ... the reason being is due to varying factors depending on ones perference on what exactly makes a good game.

There are millions of people that wouldnt dare touch a Lady Gaga album and find her music complete and udder trash not because shes "mainstream" its because of "type" of music she does... the same exact thing could be said about Lil Wayne and his music as RizelStar pointed out. With that being said, both these people are multi-plantinum selling recording artist with millions of fans and people that actually support thier music.

You might think im a hipster because I dont like goat meat even though its the widly the most consumed meat on the planet and maybe its too "mainstream" for me... OR it could be that I actually dont like the taste.

This thread is pointless...

 

  lordmons

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Joined: 7/24/12
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6/28/13 5:06:04 PM#142

This is about the definition of sucess.

SWTOR got a lot of new players and is profitting. It is a sucess? NO.

SWTOR was not made to be F2P in 1 years it was not made to be on par with DDO, AOC. It is created to be an alternative to WoW. And it is not. Not about the game but the sucess with public.

 

GW2 was not made to be another MMO, not to be on par with Rift, LOTRO. It was made to be another alternative to WoW. And it is not. Play the game if you like, the game is profitable. But is not the sucess with players the market, the players thought before the release.

 

This has nothing to do with the quality of the game. 

 

Sorry about my english.

  Doogiehowser

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6/28/13 5:12:27 PM#143
Originally posted by General-Zod

Originally posted by RizelStar


POS can still be succesful, it's just a POS though. I swear, like  Lil Wayne now is a POS(rapping wise and direction not him as a person I don't dislike him that much lol), but he's still successful lol. Justin Bei....yea you get the point.

 

I think everyone is taking successful as if it was a great game for them or not.

 

WoW was a great game at it's time, it failed to even get me, but I'm not going to be a hater and say overall it's a failure.

 

WoW's a success, bogus payment model I swear, but still an success.

Originally posted by Doogiehowser


Originally posted by General-Zod

 

Hipster Ha! Thats too funny...

When did anyone scream "your world is too mainstream" ?!?!

Good games all depend on preference, a good game to me could be a POS to you and vice versa... popularity has nothing to do with it. Im also not one of those people that "justify" a bad game (bad to me) because alot of people play it. if the game is good (good to me) its good because I like playing it not because (alot of other people like playing it).

Some examples

LoL > Dota 2 > HoN

GW > GW2 > Rift

SWG > Daoc > EQ

The quote 'GW2 is to MMOS is what Lady gaga is to music' and you giving it a like. i think it is self explanatory..no?

That is what hipsters do. They scoff at anything popular and make analogies to bieber, mcdonald and lady gaga. Only because something is popular doesn't mean it is bad by default.

Here let me help you out.

The [like] in my reply was to agree that "successful" and "good game" arent synonymous. Success can be messured with numbers and charts while a "good mmo" cannot ... the reason being is due to varying factors depending on ones perference on what exactly makes a good game.

There are millions of people that wouldnt dare touch a Lady Gaga album and find her music complete and udder trash not because shes "mainstream" its because of "type" of music she does... the same exact thing could be said about Lil Wayne and his music as RizelStar pointed out. With that being said, both these people are multi-plantinum selling recording artist with millions of fans and people that actually support thier music.

You might think im a hipster because I dont like goat meat even though its the widly the most consumed meat on the planet and maybe its too "mainstream" for me... OR it could be that I actually dont like the taste.

This thread is pointless...

 

And i am telling you that successful and good game are many times synonymous. I found his post to be a cliche, something you often see used by people to put down anything that is popular.

And i agree that this thread is pointless. The moment people starting throwing in lady gaga, mc donalds and justin beiber analogies you know it si downhill from there.

 

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-Luke McKinney

  strangiato2112

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6/28/13 5:46:02 PM#144
Originally posted by lordmons

 

GW2 was not made to be another MMO, not to be on par with Rift, LOTRO. It was made to be another alternative to WoW. And it is not. Play the game if you like, the game is profitable. But is not the sucess with players the market, the players thought before the release.

 

Its not on par with Rift and LOTRO (assuming you mean in terms of population).  Its somewhere between EvE and WoW.  Its a success, get over it.

And *all* games are an alternative to WoW.   The fact that *lots* of people play GW2 means that for some it certainly is an alternative.  

No game will ever reach the heights WoW reached, none will probably even come halfway.  i think we are still at least 5 or 6 years away from WoW coming down to the pack even.

  stayBlind

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6/28/13 5:49:57 PM#145
I am glad that it is such a success that you find the need to post here about how successful it is.

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  stayBlind

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6/28/13 5:50:36 PM#146
Originally posted by strangiato2112
Originally posted by lordmons

 

GW2 was not made to be another MMO, not to be on par with Rift, LOTRO. It was made to be another alternative to WoW. And it is not. Play the game if you like, the game is profitable. But is not the sucess with players the market, the players thought before the release.

 

Its not on par with Rift and LOTRO (assuming you mean in terms of population).  Its somewhere between EvE and WoW.  Its a success, get over it.

And *all* games are an alternative to WoW.   The fact that *lots* of people play GW2 means that for some it certainly is an alternative.  

No game will ever reach the heights WoW reached, none will probably even come halfway.  i think we are still at least 5 or 6 years away from WoW coming down to the pack even.

Justin Beiber is also a success. ;)

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  User Deleted
6/28/13 9:09:46 PM#147
Originally posted by Myria
 

Pretty much this.

 

Without defining 'success', for the purposes of this discussion, there really isn't any meaningful discussion beyond "Everyone agrees!" followed by the inevitable "No we don't!".

 

Further, without quantifying the nature of the claimed 'success', what is there to debate?

 

I realize that most discussions on these boards are pointless, that's part of the... Charm of this place. But claiming something is a success... Ummm... Because? That's going beyond pointless and into the realm of random grunts.

 

There are strict definitions of success that are relevant to the industry and that is the rate of return, opportunity cost, etc..

 A lot of people have brought this up, yet it's conveniently ignored and eschewed in favor of bullshit.

It would be much more interesting to find out what the net profit  and rate of return of GW2 was, because it is the best indicator of not only the lifespan of GW2, but what future games will be like.

 

  STYNKFYST

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Joined: 5/27/13
Posts: 307

6/28/13 9:18:18 PM#148
Originally posted by Doogiehowser
Originally posted by General-Zod

Originally posted by RizelStar


POS can still be succesful, it's just a POS though. I swear, like  Lil Wayne now is a POS(rapping wise and direction not him as a person I don't dislike him that much lol), but he's still successful lol. Justin Bei....yea you get the point.

 

I think everyone is taking successful as if it was a great game for them or not.

 

WoW was a great game at it's time, it failed to even get me, but I'm not going to be a hater and say overall it's a failure.

 

WoW's a success, bogus payment model I swear, but still an success.

Originally posted by Doogiehowser


Originally posted by General-Zod

 

Hipster Ha! Thats too funny...

When did anyone scream "your world is too mainstream" ?!?!

Good games all depend on preference, a good game to me could be a POS to you and vice versa... popularity has nothing to do with it. Im also not one of those people that "justify" a bad game (bad to me) because alot of people play it. if the game is good (good to me) its good because I like playing it not because (alot of other people like playing it).

Some examples

LoL > Dota 2 > HoN

GW > GW2 > Rift

SWG > Daoc > EQ

The quote 'GW2 is to MMOS is what Lady gaga is to music' and you giving it a like. i think it is self explanatory..no?

That is what hipsters do. They scoff at anything popular and make analogies to bieber, mcdonald and lady gaga. Only because something is popular doesn't mean it is bad by default.

Here let me help you out.

The [like] in my reply was to agree that "successful" and "good game" arent synonymous. Success can be messured with numbers and charts while a "good mmo" cannot ... the reason being is due to varying factors depending on ones perference on what exactly makes a good game.

There are millions of people that wouldnt dare touch a Lady Gaga album and find her music complete and udder trash not because shes "mainstream" its because of "type" of music she does... the same exact thing could be said about Lil Wayne and his music as RizelStar pointed out. With that being said, both these people are multi-plantinum selling recording artist with millions of fans and people that actually support thier music.

You might think im a hipster because I dont like goat meat even though its the widly the most consumed meat on the planet and maybe its too "mainstream" for me... OR it could be that I actually dont like the taste.

This thread is pointless...

 

And i am telling you that successful and good game are many times synonymous. I found his post to be a cliche, something you often see used by people to put down anything that is popular.

And i agree that this thread is pointless. The moment people starting throwing in lady gaga, mc donalds and justin beiber analogies you know it si downhill from there.

 

^Doogie has it

 

I cannot fathom how you people could even come up with arguments like you have here. Successful? Yes it is! Popular? Yes is is! Liked by tons? Yes it is!!

What are you arguing about?!?!?!

MMOGOD?!?!

Nope....

But a TON of us really like it....get over yourselves.

  Electro057

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6/28/13 9:20:07 PM#149

I unno, it's a nice game and I think it has great combat and graphics. Interesting mechanics that aren't like most other MMOs out there....Really neat races too. I like it, think it's a successful piece of art. I don't know why people gripe and moan and whinge but to each their own? 

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  PorkNails

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6/29/13 3:56:44 PM#150

lets dumb this up so everyone understands

 

GW2 is the whore of mmorpg's, everyone knows it, most have been in there, but after used it a couple times it gets boring.

(i'm sorry if i can't say whore)

  tank017

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6/29/13 4:03:06 PM#151

Guild Wars 2 is definitely a success,there's no doubt there..

 

It just didnt live up to the hype it and its fans generated.

  Volkon

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7/01/13 7:02:44 AM#152
Originally posted by tank017

Guild Wars 2 is definitely a success,there's no doubt there..

 

It just didnt live up to the hype it and its fans generated.

 

Well, there are plenty of us that think it's more than lived up to the hype as well, so once again we have differing opinions at play.

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  Vorch

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7/01/13 7:13:53 AM#153
Originally posted by Volkon
Originally posted by tank017

Guild Wars 2 is definitely a success,there's no doubt there..

 

It just didnt live up to the hype it and its fans generated.

 

Well, there are plenty of us that think it's more than lived up to the hype as well, so once again we have differing opinions at play.

Yup.

It's not for everyone and it's not perfect.

But honestly, I refuse to P2P anything after GW2.

"As you read these words, a release is seven days or less away or has just happened within the last seven days— those are now the only two states you’ll find the world of Tyria."...Guild Wars 2

  Zzad

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Joined: 2/14/11
Posts: 1268

7/01/13 7:14:34 AM#154

I´ve been playing since open Beta...and i simply love this game!

I´m now leveling a Guardian and having lots of fun! For me GW2 is exactly what i was expecting & looking for!

And with all the constant free updates & events there is no time to get get bored! Plus i´m in a very social & active guild and that helps too. For me is the biggest suscess since vanilla WoW.

Never ever before a MMO got me hooked for over a year since wow,long time ago...and it looks to me that´s not going to change anytime soon :)

 

  someforumguy

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7/01/13 7:19:33 AM#155

If you want an objective measurement of GW2's success. Ask Arenanet if GW2 is a financial success. Meaning if the revenue is as they were expecting or even exceeds it.

All other criteria you make up as player whether a MMO is a success, are highly subjective and only meaningful to yourself. So I suggest to keep it simple. Play the game you like instead of worrying if some game is a success or not. It is not as if it makes it more fun to play if it is. And it is also not your achievement if it is a success. Games are also not sports clubs to root for and defend like the OP does.

  caetftl

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7/02/13 10:13:57 AM#156

Did gw2 turn a decent profit?  Yes

 

But to me profit =! success.  From a business pov there are arguments you can make for that, but i am talking from the pov of a gamer, who wants to play good games.  Let's look at the marketing and advertising that the devs themselves did.

Did the game live up to the manifesto?  No... more than 50% of the philosophies in the manifesto are not clearly and concisely applied to the actual game, simply put, things do not work the same way they insinuated that they would in the manifesto.

Did the game give WoW a run for it's money or surpass it like Mike Obrien's goals were?  Not even close... so it came up short here too.

So it is a success in that it sold 3 million boxes, the retention rate is unknown but based on various activity indicators and testimony I think it's safe to say there are more people disenfranchised with the game, than those who love it.  If you think otherwise you are living under a rock, and probably just run in very pro-gw2 circles instead of listening to all sorts of gamers. 

But if we are just talking about boxes sold, than diablo3 is one of the most successful games ever made.  As gamers we know that d3 fell short and hemorrhaged players though.

So we have a game, that failed to live up to many of its big promises, and didn't achieve what the head honcho behind anet wanted it to, and by MANY forms of measurement, has lost a large amount of active players.  Is that a success?  To me personally it is not. 

The problem with threads like these are that people who enjoy the game, have a really difficult time considering alternate points of view, they think that because they enjoy the game, everyone else has to or everyone else is wrong, and they can't fully understand or analyze the flaws of the game, because they are so biased. 

It's sorta like those guys that claim gw2 is just the chess of mmo pvp, when in reality it is really dumbed down pvp that barely anyone cares about, and has a terrible competitive community as shown by how little interest there is on things like twitch.tv.  Simply put there is a correlation between how popular a game is, and how many people want to watch people streaming that particular game, when GW2 was huge (near launch) there were a lot of people watching it, now that so many players have quit, it is astonishingly unpopular for streams.  Anet has never been shy about popularity milestones, so it's pretty obvious the game hasn't been growing, if they had tons of active players they would mention it too, because it is good PR and advertising. 

Also even if it is a success from a purely business pov, it isn't quite as simple as how much revenue it made.  Anet had a brand, with the launch of GW2 they have strengthened and weakened their brand to different types of players.  I think overall gw2 left the loyal gw1 fans very unhappy, and it didn't really have staying power with most seasoned mmo players.  This will impact their future appeal.  Sort of like with d3 blizzard did a ton of damage to their brand name, now in blizzard's case they have so much momentum that they can get away with it.  I don't really think anet is in that position.  Unless anet comes up with something completely mindblowing, their next game probably won't even do as well as gw2, because they have done quite a bit of damage, they made too many bold claims, and failed to deliver to a very noticeable extent.

 

tldr; gw2 turned a profit, there are more strong indicators that the population has dropped dramatically, than there are of it increasing, it failed to deliver on much of what anet promised. 

TLDR; GW2

  Doogiehowser

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7/02/13 10:20:19 AM#157
Originally posted by Volkon
Originally posted by tank017

Guild Wars 2 is definitely a success,there's no doubt there..

 

It just didnt live up to the hype it and its fans generated.

 

Well, there are plenty of us that think it's more than lived up to the hype as well, so once again we have differing opinions at play.

He is not talking about that kind of hype but claims by fans that GW2 will take MMO world by storm, kill WOW and change MMO landscape for ever. He is talking about hype witch had some actual effects on MMO genre as large. GW2 came and went and MMO world is still going on its own pace. GW2 arrived with a small blip on radar rather than a huge bang.

Even head honcho of Anet Mr Mike O Brian claimed they will beat WOW and become number one. It was all part of over confidence and hype machinery that fell on its face.

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  Jean-Luc_Picard

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7/02/13 10:28:13 AM#158
Originally posted by Doogiehowser

GW2 came and went and MMO world is still going on its own pace.

GW2 went? I wasn't aware of such failure... I must be playing on some emulated server then right now.

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  Doogiehowser

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7/02/13 10:33:37 AM#159
Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard
Originally posted by Doogiehowser

GW2 came and went and MMO world is still going on its own pace.

GW2 went? I wasn't aware of such failure... I must be playing on some emulated server then right now.

Did i say its a failure? you know that just couple of pages back you were quoting me and supporting me when i was saying it isn't a failure by an sense of the word? what makes you think i would call it a faluire now?

What i meant was that just like many other MMOS, it released, many played it...things have gone back to normal, people have moved on and MMO genre is going forward unaffected or being changed drastically by GW2.

Just like many other MMO releases before, it has joined list of all the wannabe 'we want to beat WOW and be number one ' list.

"The problem is that the hardcore folks always want the same thing: 'We want exactly what you gave us before, but it has to be completely different.'
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  doodphace

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7/02/13 10:35:56 AM#160
Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard
Originally posted by Doogiehowser

GW2 came and went and MMO world is still going on its own pace.

GW2 went? I wasn't aware of such failure... I must be playing on some emulated server then right now.

Its still very well populated and being updated constantly.....but there is no denying that less people are active in it today than 6 months ago. Its active player growth has stalled.

GW2 is an awsome and active game, but lets call a spade a spade. It didnt change the MMO landscape, it didnt put any game out of business, and other developrs are still targeting WoW (or something else entirly), not GW2. it succedded in carving out its own niche, but it came up short of "setting a new standard" (you know, what it claims it did in every press release).

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