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Hi, I've been playing Guild Wars 2 for about 5 years now and I would like to give you some ideas that you could have for Guild Wars 2 as either a mastery skill or an expansion. One is that it would have been fun if you could create a playable mermaid race/breed that you could have in an underwater world. Or that you could have the mermaid in a mastery skill and that then your character could get a fin/tail as soon as you go underwater and that you could then swim, throughout Tyria.
The second is that you could have an underwater mount that you could ride on and fight against other animals, like in the story, under the sea/ocean. In that case, it would be a new mount and not a mount that already existed, such as the skimmer that already exists. It could be a mount such as a seahorse or another mount. With the hope that you got a couple of ideas that could be implemented in an otherwise amazing game.

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  • Trise.2865Trise.2865 Member ✭✭✭✭

    That's not a development idea, that's a different game concept, but it's a nice one.

    If we want ANet to step up their game, then we must step up ours.

  • This is the first time I am writing on Forum. This was the best place to put my idea.
    The mermaid character is something new that this game has never had before. The mermaid could be a human and then transformed when it is on land.

  • castlemanic.3198castlemanic.3198 Member ✭✭✭✭

    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Largos

    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Skimming_the_Depths

    we have an aquatic race already (hopefully it'll become playable at some point), and we have an underwater mount. AFAIK there won't be mounted combat in this game ever, if it were to happen it would have been with Path of Fire's launch.

    Whataboutism is disingenuous at best. If you join a debate and provide little to no proof when the other side provides lots of evidence, you can't then declare yourself the winner of that debate. I won't engage with bad faith arguments.

  • I know but like I said. It should be a new mount and not one we already have, like the Skimmer that already exists.

  • lokh.2695lokh.2695 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Natta.8905 said:
    I know but like I said. It should be a new mount and not one we already have, like the Skimmer that already exists.

    So basically something that can be solved with a skin.

    Why bother, just delete the official Forum.

  • castlemanic.3198castlemanic.3198 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Natta.8905 said:
    I know but like I said. It should be a new mount and not one we already have, like the Skimmer that already exists.

    why do we need a NEW underwater mount when we already have an underwater mount?

    Whataboutism is disingenuous at best. If you join a debate and provide little to no proof when the other side provides lots of evidence, you can't then declare yourself the winner of that debate. I won't engage with bad faith arguments.

  • Goettel.4389Goettel.4389 Member ✭✭✭✭

    My absolute best development ideas are to let the devs decide on them.

  • I agree Goettel but I appreciate what all thinks too. : )
    I just feel it should be fun to have a new underwater mount for an underwater world. It is like when the skyscale came as well as griffon. To compare both: They both fly. An underwater mount would only be used under the sea.

  • castlemanic.3198castlemanic.3198 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Natta.8905 said:
    I agree Goettel but I appreciate what all thinks too. : )
    I just feel it should be fun to have a new underwater mount for an underwater world. It is like when the skyscale came as well as griffon. To compare both: They both fly. An underwater mount would only be used under the sea.

    the griffon and skyscale do different things though. It's not like they have the exact same mechanics, griffons primarily glide but can dive to gain speed and then climb into the sky again to regain their original height, making them able to speed across maps faster than the roller beetle if given enough height. Skyscales can hover, which the griffon can't, and can go vertically higher than the springer, which the griffon can't do. Skyscales can also climb cliffs and get to heights that the griffon cannot from the ground. They both have different mechanics and different ways of working, simplifying that down to 'they both fly' is missing the point.

    So what can an underwater mount do that the skimmer cannot do? If you have ideas about what another underwater mount could do that's different from the skimmer, I'm all ears.

    Whataboutism is disingenuous at best. If you join a debate and provide little to no proof when the other side provides lots of evidence, you can't then declare yourself the winner of that debate. I won't engage with bad faith arguments.

  • Taril.8619Taril.8619 Member ✭✭✭

    @Natta.8905 said:
    One is that it would have been fun if you could create a playable mermaid race/breed that you could have in an underwater world. Or that you could have the mermaid in a mastery skill and that then your character could get a fin/tail as soon as you go underwater and that you could then swim, throughout Tyria.

    A new playable race has a whole host of problems.

    A mastery skill could function. Though, what it would add beyond being simply a graphical change or speed increase would need to be defined. Given we literally have Skimmer for increased swimming speed and baseline, swimming is faster than walking...

    @Natta.8905 said:
    The second is that you could have an underwater mount that you could ride on and fight against other animals, like in the story, under the sea/ocean. In that case, it would be a new mount and not a mount that already existed, such as the skimmer that already exists. It could be a mount such as a seahorse or another mount.

    A new underwater mount could be interesting, especially one that has some form of gimmick related to how you use it (For example, an underwater version of the Roller Beetle)

    Though, given that they simply added the ability to go underwater to the Skimmer rather than creating a new underwater mount suggests that they're done with adding more mounts.

    Mounted combat seems unlikely. Given the way that mounts work with their separate health bars. It's possible but not very likely.

    Cat: Meow.

  • If you had a mermaid character then it would be swimming faster than your character when it swims normally without a mount. As for the mount I think Tarils sugestion sounds interesting, an underwater version of the Roller Beetle could maybe work. But we shall see. : )

  • How about a sea creature (Like Loch Ness monster) for story instead of a mount.

  • Astyrah.4015Astyrah.4015 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 7, 2020

    @Natta.8905 said:
    How about a sea creature (Like Loch Ness monster) for story instead of a mount.

    an open world - underwater world boss or meta might be something we never had yet. i'll be for it if it's well implemented given how there are mixed opinions on underwater combat.

  • Donari.5237Donari.5237 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Natta.8905 said:
    If you had a mermaid character then it would be swimming faster than your character when it swims normally without a mount.

    That part guarantees ANet would not do this. They designed the races to have cosmetic differences only, so that players would not feel forced to take a certain race for game mechanics reasons. Even some racial elites got nerfed once players found ways to use them to outperform other races lacking access to those elites.

    Do read up on the many other threads through the years asking for new races. It's not impossible ANet might make one, but is very unlikely since it's a huge amount of work and expense (animations, story, possible new starter map, ten voice actors x however many languages they localize to) for a cosmetic alternative. If they do make one it will be something lore-compatible with art and animation assets transferable from what they already have. The closest you are likely to come to your mermaid wish is if the largos become playable when we come up against Bubbles. Or possibly a tonic or infusion that is marked to only function underwater.

  • I think that Astyrahs; an open world - underwater world boss or meta might be something we never had yet, sounds like a good idea. As for the mermaid it can be as a mastery skill or tonic or as an achievement or maybe even an infusion like you Donari suggests. Both these things sounds also interesting. : )

  • The mermaid must to be a new character it can be an upgrade skill or something for your own character regardless which race you have as a character. It can also be an account bound so you can use it on all your characters.

  • lokh.2695lokh.2695 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Natta.8905 said:
    The mermaid must to be a new character it can be an upgrade skill or something for your own character regardless which race you have as a character. It can also be an account bound so you can use it on all your characters.

    If it's only about swimming speed, there's infusions for it in the game.
    If it's about looking like a mermaid because you like mermaids, you might want to consider that not everyone has the same fondness for this sort of thing.

    Why bother, just delete the official Forum.

  • I still go for my answer that I had before: I think that Astyrahs; an open world - underwater world boss or meta might be something we never had yet, sounds like a good idea. As for the mermaid it can be as a mastery skill or tonic or as an achievement or maybe even an infusion like you Donari suggests. Both these things sounds also interesting. : )

  • I want to thank everyone who has viewed and also made a commentary on this idea. The idea was just a thought that had crossed my mind and since this was my first time on writing on the forum, I just thought it would be nice to know what you thought about it. I asked the supporters first and they then afterwards recommended that I should wrote here. :)

  • It would be nice to play a mermaid world. I have seen that in most mermaids games you have to say where you want your character to go instead of like in this game where you actually move your character where you want to go. That is what I like about this game and that is why I suggested a mermaid world since there are not many mermaid games that are for all ages.

  • Anchoku.8142Anchoku.8142 Member ✭✭✭✭

    If only I had a singing crab along with my undead shark... and /dance underwater on coral reefs in a rainbow of colors under shafts of sparkling sunlight...

    Maybe Southsun will finally get an adjacent map.

  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Natta.8905 said:
    ... that is why I suggested a mermaid world since there are not many mermaid games that are for all ages.

    Maybe there is a reason for that?

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

  • Svennis.3852Svennis.3852 Member ✭✭✭

    I like your spirit! I say more mermaids!!!

    In all honesty, I've long dreamed of aquatic sylvari that grew elsewhere and look like mermaids.

  • If the mermaid where a new race/character that you could create than it would be a volunteer for all players for both those who want one in an underwater world and for those who do not want one. It is like the characters we choose now, we can either create that race or choose not to. The underwater world whould be where you could both explore new creatures and fight against an underwater sea monster (similar to the Loch Ness monster).

  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    That would lock people out of content. Currently, every race can play every content. I can't see the business sense of this proposal.

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

  • Yes, but since there are those who do not like mermaid games or mermaids then this will be perfect for those who does like mermaid games and mermaids. It can also be an expansion that you can buy. Where the underwater sea monster could be in. The mermaid underwater world could then be account bound so that all your characters in that account can travel to the world for story or even a new pet for rangers etc.

  • @Natta.8905 said:
    I want to thank everyone who has viewed and also made a commentary on this idea. The idea was just a thought that had crossed my mind and since this was my first time on writing on the forum, I just thought it would be nice to know what you thought about it. I asked the supporters first and they then afterwards recommended that I should wrote here. :)

    The “supporters” were just being nice to you. Your idea is not good for adults, it’s a child’s fantasy.

  • Maybe, but there are those who does think it is a bit interested. You need to have imagination to create new things instead of being stuck on old things. Beside, it was just a suggestion and an idea, it does not hurt anyone. But we shall see how it goes. The supporters are those who answers ticket and I am glad that that person thought that should write my idea here instead of in my head. They also need a little inspiration.

  • The creators on this game need a little inspiration too. They also read on this forum too and will get some inspiration for their next creation. : )

  • @Mortifera.6138 said:

    @Natta.8905 said:
    I want to thank everyone who has viewed and also made a commentary on this idea. The idea was just a thought that had crossed my mind and since this was my first time on writing on the forum, I just thought it would be nice to know what you thought about it. I asked the supporters first and they then afterwards recommended that I should wrote here. :)

    The “supporters” were just being nice to you. Your idea is not good for adults, it’s a child’s fantasy.

    The CS Team refers all 'suggestions' to the forum. I suppose one could consider that 'nice'.

  • Mortifera wrote: Your idea is not good for adults, it’s a child’s fantasy.

    It's all about how to create it. Both Pirates of the Caribbean 4 and Harry Potter 4 have mermaids in them. Would you consider them childish or a child's fantasy? These movies are created by Disney and Warner Bros. respectively, are they also childish or child's fantasy? These two are adult movies and have both mermaids in them who are evil. If you say something is a child's fantasy it is also in this game, for example you fly on a dragon, you ride on a beetle etc. So you see it is all about a matter of perspective and how you create the mermaids.

  • I like playing this game and that is why I wrote my idea to see what both the creators think and what everyone that are viewing this thinks too. I am glad that you are also sharing your thoughts instead of keeping it to yourself. : )

  • voltaicbore.8012voltaicbore.8012 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 19, 2020

    @Natta.8905, welcome to the forums! Even though I really dislike your idea, I fully support you putting it out here.

    As for why I dislike it: I don't think adding a mermaid mode would really add anything meaningful to the game,. You can already stay underwater as long as you want, and all they'd need to do is add a cool underwater city or environment worth staying in. I guess I'd be okay with having a purely cosmetic tonic, but to add a mastery and actual game system centered around it, seems like a waste.

    I used to want mounted combat, but have since given up on it. Given how broken the skimmer race turned out at launch, I really believe that mounted combat (which feels like a fundamental change to the entire mount system) would be disastrous. As you yourself said, maybe that 'underwater roller beetle' idea would be much better.

  • You need to be opened minded about my idea and have imagination. Picture mermaids with sylvari ears and a cool mermaid armor, who has cool weapons and a cool mount who fights against giants sea monsters etc. A world similar to the sylvaris home and all Tyria put together or combined. It can be a mermaid world where you have to fight against evil mermaids.