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So... CANTHA? Would you like to explore Cantha in the next expansion!?

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  • Symo.7803Symo.7803 Member ✭✭
    Yes. It is time.

    Before reading this, I respect every other opinion and this is not to try to change anyone's mind

    I've read a few comments saying no to Cantha because it would be another "human-based" expansion, but as some others pointed it adds the possibility to add tengu as a playable race and we could see a more tengu centered story, because as far as we know kurzick and luxon are no more, and not many of the other races moved to Cantha, so maybe we could explore what happened to all the tengus there. Also it adds so many possibilities in my mind, like some new weapons for new specs instead of just recycling the old ones. I mean, I can understand the difficulty of adding a new class to the game at this point, but adding new weapons could be a nice way to diversify the new specs from the old ones. They could add like hand-to-hand combat somehow to give the thief a more ninja-ish something, or like a kusarigama as a two-handed weapon or finally adding lance for land combat (still can't get why my character can use a lance underwater but when he gets out he becomes totally dumb and stops being able). I mean, I can see so many possibilities for Cantha and not because of the nostalgic potential it has but because such a different setting could give so many possibilities to implement new content.

  • Teofa Tsavo.9863Teofa Tsavo.9863 Member ✭✭✭
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    After what was done to Elona I'd rather not see Cantha to be honest.

    Centuries ago, I saved Tyria. I've since realized that it is, in Arthur's words, "a silly place".

  • Warkind.6745Warkind.6745 Member ✭✭✭
    No, we explored Cantha enough in GW 1.

    Maybe as Living World filler, but I don't want to replay more old settings in another expansion.

  • Dami.5046Dami.5046 Member ✭✭✭
    Yes. It is time.

    I would post every day for the rest of my gaming life to have cantha back. To be fair I just wish Anet would say either way even if it wasn't 'the plan' for now. Cantha is part of Guildwars universe if you like it or not and i'm missing it. And don't get me wrong, I'm expecting some thing different than what we are used, after all 250 plus years is a long time - the jade sea now water again, shiro gone. But yes there are numerous things that can be done, it doesn't have to be about humans after all. ..

  • How about opening the Dominion of Winds and joining forces with the Tengu to overthrow the Emperor and then opening Cantha {adding Tengu as playable race?}

  • alcopaul.2156alcopaul.2156 Member ✭✭

    Queen Jennah and the Emperor from the Lineage of Kisu named Emperor Kisu II will unite Cantha and Tyria by marriage.

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  • Yes. It is time.

    i like to play cantha again and again

  • Dreadshow.9320Dreadshow.9320 Member ✭✭✭
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    Although we are not done with the current map by a long shot it would be nice to see it in the future.

  • Susy.7529Susy.7529 Member ✭✭✭
    Yes. It is time.

    2 Episodes (4&5) to deal with Kralkatorrik and last Episode (6) to introduce the plot twist which bring us to Cantha!

  • I've wanted a Kaineng City 2.0 for years. :\

  • Aeolus.3615Aeolus.3615 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Not for the next expansion. Perhaps sometime in the future.

    @Oglaf.1074 said:
    Hell no. Enough with the Human content. It is time to focus on Jormag and the Norns.

    EOTN Gw2 :) that would add a new playable race, Kodan.
    Canthan expantion would add Tengu's.

    Note: Kodan and Teng's would have only 1 specialization role, each one to fix each own racial atributes and mechanichs, this ould avoid to remake the skeleton to work will all classes animations.

  • Nuka Cola.8520Nuka Cola.8520 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 14, 2018

    Faction was by far my favorite expansion in GW1, so yes, Cantha would be great. The problem i have, tho is that it'll be 3-5 new "even larger" maps, but they'll be completely pointless to even explore. The expansion will run out of content in under 1 week and then, Cantha or not, the game will be dry out of content like it is currently. They should look at gw1 expansions and see what made them so good and have great content longevity. Their currently expansion design is garbage. I don't spend $30-50 for an expansion to be alt tabbed 80% of the time doing collections...

  • cyberzombie.7348cyberzombie.7348 Member ✭✭
    edited July 14, 2018
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    I'd like to see Cantha but at the same time I wouldn't get my hopes up of it being as glamorous as it was in GW1. According to "Shiro Tagachi: Legacy of the Betrayer, Vol. 1," Shiro pretty much jaded the entire southern half of Cantha.
    http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Shiro_Tagachi:_Legacy_of_the_Betrayer,_Vol._1

  • Game of Bones.8975Game of Bones.8975 Member ✭✭✭✭
    No. We have other, more significant places to explore.

    There is a detailed wiki page, so I think it will happen sooner rather than later.

    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Cantha#Trivia

    "That's what" -- She

  • lokh.2695lokh.2695 Member ✭✭✭✭
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    Still no interest in the 7625897613057893465th cultural misapropriation of asian culture in gaming. I don't need to be a ninja.

    If you want X, and Y is needed to get get X, you also have to want Y if you really want X. If you don't want Y, you don't want X. It's easy.
    Pro: Build Templates, Swappable Sigils/Infusions on Legendary Weapons
    Contra: ViP-Systems, GemShop flashyness, unfinished releases

  • Rukia.4802Rukia.4802 Member ✭✭
    Yes. It is time.

    YES. Cantha is 10/10 would bang material. My favorite campaign , lore , music , and class (assassin) which btw better make it in as an elite spec for thief with lead,off,dual attack system.

    Condi is trash

  • Game of Bones.8975Game of Bones.8975 Member ✭✭✭✭
    No. We have other, more significant places to explore.

    @lokh.2695 said:
    Still no interest in the 7625897613057893465th cultural misapropriation of asian culture in gaming. I don't need to be a ninja.

    Then don't play a ninja. Problem solved.
    Most of the content within this game has been taken from one culture or another. To be outraged now for content that is not even available is a bit hypocritical.

    "That's what" -- She

  • Lairin.4528Lairin.4528 Member ✭✭
    Yes. It is time.

    I would love to head to Cantha. Probably with living world traversing the sea and knowing more of the dragon there.
    I'd really like to see the changes since the Jade sea 'melted'.

  • Soggy Biscuit.9372Soggy Biscuit.9372 Member ✭✭
    edited July 15, 2018
    Other (I might explain my choice in the comments)

    The social justice bunch like Kotaku, Waypoint, PCGamer, Polygon, etc... are flying in circles above Anet like vultures, looking for another phenomenal non-issue to jump on. An Asian-ish area would be awesome, but I can imagine them screeching that Anet is now also racist against Asians for culturally appropriating and mixing up various Asian cultures (mostly Chinese and Japanese, judging by that video?) or something ridiculous to that effect.

  • lokh.2695lokh.2695 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 15, 2018
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    @Game of Bones.8975 said:

    @lokh.2695 said:
    Still no interest in the 7625897613057893465th cultural misapropriation of asian culture in gaming. I don't need to be a ninja.

    Then don't play a ninja. Problem solved.
    Most of the content within this game has been taken from one culture or another. To be outraged now for content that is not even available is a bit hypocritical.

    I'm not outraged, just bored. I get that ppl want to revisit something they are nostalgic about and I believe lots of ppl think that introducing a new playable race will change anything about the game. I just can't share it and I would like ANet to spend their ressources into something new and fresh, something we haven't seen before. Sure some things in GW2 are typical fantasy-tropes and by that are somewhat inspired by many existing cultures. But ANet has proven that they can invent new stuff and I would like them to continue with it rather than revisiting the things from the past or catering to all too popular tropes of the genre(I won't go into detail on how nothing is really ever invented or new because it's all existing tropes hurled together in new patterns therefore no real creativity, making something out of nothing, referencing nothing is ever possible).
    Also, on a side note, there is no trace of cantha in GW2 because of the misapropriation of asian culture, the korean overlords from NC soft had the canthan quarter removed from DR because of that same reason, so there is a point here, not just my personal opinion on the subject.

    If you want X, and Y is needed to get get X, you also have to want Y if you really want X. If you don't want Y, you don't want X. It's easy.
    Pro: Build Templates, Swappable Sigils/Infusions on Legendary Weapons
    Contra: ViP-Systems, GemShop flashyness, unfinished releases

  • rylien.3824rylien.3824 Member ✭✭
    edited July 15, 2018
    Yes. It is time.

    I wish Cantha sees, the day, at least, the human narrative arc will be finished in a large majority! In addition, there is much to be imagined to do there, concerning the Humans, it could continue with the bow on the Human Gods, because Cantha South, is where the Humans appeared, brought by the Gods, possibility that he can there be even a portal there? In short, it's a mystery to clear!
    More than once, we can very well for a future extension imagine this:
    Cantha Extension: The Deep Sea Dragon + Largos + Kraits + Quaggan.
    HV5: The emperor and the empire of the winds (Tengus), as well as the liberation of Cantha.
    In short, there are plenty of things to imagine, if they made a map to Cantha, the area would necessarily be on some areas of the maps, still corrupted, which would give an interesting effect for mastery as: cross the ocean Jade, be able to remove corruption for a few minutes to cross a "wall" of Jade stone, etc ...
    there is a lot to work :) I am for, at least we can say: We will have traveled around the world almost, it will be missing only the East & North (roughly).

    Besides, I come back to it, but one thing intrigues me, why extend the east, which leaves the width for Cantha. And why the direct cut of Istan, leaving the islands of battle (antagonistic islands).
    Strange no? it could predict what is below ...
    We will see it well, I cross my fingers!

    I am convinced that if Cantha arrives, Anet will highlight Marjory Delaqua, who still had ancestors of Cantha. :p

  • Elric.4713Elric.4713 Member ✭✭✭
    Yes. It is time.

    As Cantha is the most wanted place to visit since the launch of GW2, I say heck yes it's time! Expansion could launch with the four zones from the first game: Shing Jea Island, Kaineng City, The Jade Sea and of course Echovald Forest the one I'm most excited about as this game desperately needs a darker and moodier zone, and the living world would introduce us to the all new and previously unseen parts of Cantha! But let's also not forget about Assassin and Ritualist who could return as the Elite Specializations for Thief and Revenant respectively.

    Legendary Ritualist Stance - Invoke the power of the legendary ritualist Master Togo.

  • Yes. It is time.

    Yes ! Cantha is a must! And the fact that some Korean Director sew it as a cultural mix aberration, it's not a justification to eradicate it from the game!
    And IMHO all the SIlence from Devs about all this theme it's a slap with a white glove in the face of the game fans.
    Bring Cantha again!

  • Game of Bones.8975Game of Bones.8975 Member ✭✭✭✭
    No. We have other, more significant places to explore.

    @Symo.7803 said:
    finally adding lance for land combat

    Who is this Lance?

    Am I missing some special code that adds a merc to help?

    "That's what" -- She

  • BlueJin.4127BlueJin.4127 Member ✭✭✭
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    I would love to visit Cantha, but I wouldn't mind something new either. Seeing something in the past since GW1 would be great, too.

  • Kelly.7019Kelly.7019 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 29, 2018
    Yes. It is time.

    i want a dwarven icey cold wintery expasnion next.

    wait... why am i red i voted no, i should be purple. LIES!!!!!

  • Fenom.9457Fenom.9457 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Not for the next expansion. Perhaps sometime in the future.

    @Kelly.7019 said:
    i want a dwarven icey cold wintery expasnion next.

    wait... why am i red i voted no, i should be purple. LIES!!!!!

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  • Xhalvia.5029Xhalvia.5029 Member ✭✭✭
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    Yes i would like to revisit Cantha.
    BUT only when the Development team are ready for it.
    Rushing anything can lead to serious problems down the line.

  • Crab Fear.1624Crab Fear.1624 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 30, 2018
    Yes. It is time.

    I would like Cantha, but after looking at the Tyria Map, I can see some areas in the east beyond what looks like a mountain range, and an area in the northwest that looks fun but might not appeal to everyone.

    While I don't expect them to introduce new playable races anymore (sadly), I do hope they introduce some new non-playable intelligent races (perhaps a future gw2 project if gw3 is not a thing, or vice-versa).

    Cantha would be exciting but I can see how it would upset non-human player, and those that don't really care but can appreciate variety.

    Now, I personally think that most, if not all of the races don't really have anything to add at this time as a standalone XP, and so I believe a story in other areas involving new (non-playable) races and everyone of the known playable races(charr, human, asura, sylvari, and norn) working together to help them due to some unified goal.

    The area that I mentioned in the northwest looks like a lot of water; imagine so windwaker styled campaign or some underworld bubble cities with more of the Largos peole and the like, maybe some hidden lost mursaat alone the coastal parts?

    The area to the east, like the whole area, has what appears to be alot of variety in landscapes (and potential stories). Plenty of opportunity to go a variety of directions an it is unthinkable that there are no intelligent races to be found that way.

    TL:DR
    Cantha would be fine, but if not go to any area on Tyria Map, that hasn't been explored yet. Avoid a focus on any race that is already introduced, and if possible add a new(non-playable race) for variety.

    Edit: I voted when this poll first came out, but I have rethought my position to what I have currently posted.

  • Goettel.4389Goettel.4389 Member ✭✭✭
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    I'd be happy to find out what made it special!

  • Not for the next expansion. Perhaps sometime in the future.

    Cantha made me fall in love with this series, I will always want to go back to Cantha. However, with Path of Fire and the current living story going back through Elona, I think I'm ready for a break from retreading GW1 locations. I love things that weave GW1 lore into the world of GW2 but at the same time I'm kind of ready for something entirely new. There's so many unexplored lands hinted at on the Whisper's globe and the Priory's map that are just waiting to be explored for the first time.

  • Yes. It is time.

    I am dying to go back to Cantha. Most people started with prophecies. By the time I got into guild wars for the first time, factions was the newest expansion that came out and was gifted to me...so I started with the 2nd expansion and went backwards to Prophecies / Tyria and then forward to Nightfall / Elona...I really want to know what happened to Cantha and we still gotta find out more about the Water Dragon that's still a mystery to us. I'm down for going back to Cantha!

  • Rinn.2375Rinn.2375 Member ✭✭
    Yes. It is time.

    Yes, it's time. I want to see what happened with the Jade sea and find the grave of Togo. I know it's a nostalgia factor, but it has to be a part of this. I can imagine a new Luxon turtle mount too :) As a matter of fact i can imagine a Kurzick Luxon fight as part of the WvW system. A map, where one server plays the luxon side and the other the kurzick.

    Need a functional brain for asura researchers. I mean it! The last 10 story steps I made in the game were started, included or concluded with the "an asura really really kittened it up" plot twist :P

  • Dami.5046Dami.5046 Member ✭✭✭
    Yes. It is time.

    Factions was out for years- shakes head- you know, some people really needed that 5 mins. I hope they were happy with their complaint.

  • Yes. It is time.

    Of course it is time! I have been waiting to explore Cantha for years!

  • Aeolus.3615Aeolus.3615 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 27, 2018
    Not for the next expansion. Perhaps sometime in the future.

    @Aeolus.3615 said:

    @Oglaf.1074 said:
    Hell no. Enough with the Human content. It is time to focus on Jormag and the Norns.

    EOTN Gw2 :) that would add a new playable race, Kodan.
    Canthan expantion would add Tengu's.

    Note: Kodan and Teng's would have only 1 specialization role, each one to fix each own racial atributes and mechanichs, this ould avoid to remake the skeleton to work will all classes animations.

    Actually that would be kewl, the Kodan and the Tengu could even have 1 class and 1 elite specialization for each race rather than have all classes and elites.

    This would facilitate the racial design and avoid having all skill in game animations worked for those races since those new races would have to have a new skeleton for the model and all animations worked for it, but shortening it to 1 elite and its trait could make it those races more easy to be deployed in game.

  • Oglaf.1074Oglaf.1074 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Aeolus.3615 said:

    @Aeolus.3615 said:

    @Oglaf.1074 said:
    Hell no. Enough with the Human content. It is time to focus on Jormag and the Norns.

    EOTN Gw2 :) that would add a new playable race, Kodan.
    Canthan expantion would add Tengu's.

    Note: Kodan and Teng's would have only 1 specialization role, each one to fix each own racial atributes and mechanichs, this ould avoid to remake the skeleton to work will all classes animations.

    Actually that would be kewl, the Kodan and the Tengu could even have 1 class and 1 elite specialization for each race rather than have all classes and elites.

    This would facilitate the racial design and avoid having all skill in game animations worked for those races since those new races would have to have a new skeleton for the model and all animations worked for it, but shortening it to 1 elite and its trait could make it those races more easy to be deployed in game.

    The Kodan are just reskinned Norns (same skeleton/rig/animations) which would make it less of a hassle to use them, but on the other would make them feel sorta like a “cheap copy-paste”-solution. Hmm.

    Please Anet give us a hide Chest Armour-option. Tattoo-clad Norns everywhere beg of you.

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