I often read threads regarding people's personal grievances about Guild Wars 2. To me, it's kind of a 50/50 ratio as to what's really constructive and what is construed hyperbole. That being said, it really doesn't matter what I think about people's opinions; that's not what this thread is about. This thread is about the following questions:
What would you do differently?
So often I see threads about the game being too dark, not dark enough, poor storytelling, rushed content, and all things in between. My question is this. Where is the happy medium? Where is that balance of good storytelling and being able to keep the story in line with what MMORPG's entail? If you could rewrite the story, in what direction would you take it? What are your thoughts on realistically personalizing the Guild Wars 2 experience?
On the subject of "explicit" (for lack of a better word) content: Speaking from personal experience, I've played games that got into some deep, disturbing, subjects (children being sold into slavery for all kinds of reasons, sexual assault, suicide, genocide, and almost constant swearing) from the same game (I'm looking at you Soul Nomad and the World Eaters, thank you for being a game that made me pause and shut down for an hour because I didn't want to fight a broken person). Is that the kind of content that people seek? If so, chances are they won't see it here; what with the game being rated Teen here in the US. Well, at least in the first three instances, the genocide thing sort of was touched on. If this isn't what people are looking for. Then how dark do you want it, again, speaking in realistic terms.
How would you budget it?
This game isn't made for free. With this in mind, how would you work within the creative confines? What changes would you make to the existing code within realistic means? How would you delegate tasks? If people were not performing well in their appointed department, would you change their station?
How would you handle Public Relations?
I think this speaks for itself. If not, let me know, because I've been known to be vague. (I'm working on it.)
Finally, would you feel comfortable to be in the position to make these decisions?
And that does it for me, for now. I hope this makes sense.
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