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  • Malediktus.9250Malediktus.9250 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 4, 2018

    I voted no, but it really depends if Anet can restore faith until it launches. At the moment I am very sceptical of their ability to release a good amount of content that is not of throw away nature.

    @ZeftheWicked.3076 said:

    @Alga.6498 said:

    Agreed. WvW is not at all what it used to be a few years ago, I keep wondering if WvW's fate will be better in time or not. I felt this too regards HoT vs PoF. There was alot more players who did indeed purchase HoT as it was the 1st expansion. I remember the price fiasco too. Maybe I am wrong but is the game dying after all? Only time will tell... I guess.

    GW2 is very immune to process of natural death. It has a lot of great design choices that kept it strong even in face of crisis that would severely damage other MMORPG (like pre and post HoT content draughts).

    Only way for GW2 to "die" is to be killed by superior offering and atm there is no real threat in that realm.
    What is possible is many ppl jumping ship temporarly only to return again, since GW2 is also designed to be good as "alt MMO" with majority of end game jazz being cosmetics and safe for longer breaks (your lvl 80 exotic/ascended gear won't be junk in 6 moths).

    Oh really? Nothing is immune to natural death, even the whole universe (albeit very slowly) is dieing as we speak

  • Tolmos.8395Tolmos.8395 Member ✭✭✭

    @gateless gate.8406 said:
    After that Twitter disaster... No. I will wait a year or more and get it on sale. Love the game and want more content, but I will attempt to give Anet the least amount of money necessary at this point.

    I would wait and see how Anet reacts to it. If they ignore it, then yea... I wouldn't really want to support that sort of company culture either. But there's a very good chance they will put out an apology and take some form of action. If they do, I can't imagine holding the toxic actions of a couple of their employees towards their userbase against the entire company if the company is trying to make it right.

  • Lord Trejgon.2809Lord Trejgon.2809 Member ✭✭✭

    Well, I considered HoT a worthy purchase back at it's release, so you can tak w guess on what I voted in ;)
    (still sad PoF haven't got boxed edition tho)

  • gateless gate.8406gateless gate.8406 Member ✭✭✭

    @Tolmos.8395 said:

    @gateless gate.8406 said:
    After that Twitter disaster... No. I will wait a year or more and get it on sale. Love the game and want more content, but I will attempt to give Anet the least amount of money necessary at this point.

    I would wait and see how Anet reacts to it. If they ignore it, then yea... I wouldn't really want to support that sort of company culture either. But there's a very good chance they will put out an apology and take some form of action. If they do, I can't imagine holding the toxic actions of a couple of their employees towards their userbase against the entire company if the company is trying to make it right.

    Of course. If swift action is taken, I will actually purchase the expansion on day 1 to show my support of rational, professional behavior.

  • LucianDK.8615LucianDK.8615 Member ✭✭✭✭

    mob justice is never a good thing.

  • Rauderi.8706Rauderi.8706 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @gateless gate.8406 said:
    After that Twitter disaster... No. I will wait a year or more and get it on sale. Love the game and want more content, but I will attempt to give Anet the least amount of money necessary at this point.

    Understandable to stick to your morals. I fully encourage folks to vote with their wallet on this one.

    Personally, while I find her quoted remarks and subsequent defense of them to be ill-conceived and distasteful, I don't know if it will stop me from paying to support the bits I like about the game. Though maybe that's just Sunk Cost Fallacy talking. Shaky, frustrating content releases are much more likely to turn me off from an expansion. Class/Elite reworks that kill gameplay (...Deadeye...) are more likely to keep me from an expansion. The continued mishandling of material markets and grind are more likely to keep me from investing further.

    Call me cynical, but the Twitter mini-scandal doesn't even surprise me. I already got the feeling that many of the devs are wrapped up in the "I'm so clever" part of the job, instead of the "make game fun" part, as evidenced by CC/permablind-spam, AoE vomit fields, and composition of some of the achievements. So the drama behind one or two folks with poor self-censorship is hardly the greatest of my worries.

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  • Zedek.8932Zedek.8932 Member ✭✭✭

    Excelsior.

    I work in retail and I am the head of the fresh produce department. When ONE piece of the chain (e.g. grower > weather > harvester > Truck and traffic > wholesale > forwarding company > truck and its driver > traffic > our branch > me [as employee] is failing, people call trash about us all, the store, us personally, and make a fuss about it like crazy. For something that is so incredibly minor and nobody thinks about it a week later. This makes me, a 27-year old guy, thinking what's wrong with the world and their kitten attitude really.

    While this Twitter stuff is a bad thing, you should stop acting as the whole company is like that. That's stupid. Imagine someone in your workplace from a different department does one stupid thing and people call you filthy for working at that company just because of that. It's ridiculous.

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  • Dreadshow.9320Dreadshow.9320 Member ✭✭✭

    @Zedek.8932 said:
    Excelsior.

    I work in retail and I am the head of the fresh produce department. When ONE piece of the chain (e.g. grower > weather > harvester > Truck and traffic > wholesale > forwarding company > truck and its driver > traffic > our branch > me [as employee] is failing, people call trash about us all, the store, us personally, and make a fuss about it like crazy. For something that is so incredibly minor and nobody thinks about it a week later. This makes me, a 27-year old guy, thinking what's wrong with the world and their kitten attitude really.

    While this Twitter stuff is a bad thing, you should stop acting as the whole company is like that. That's stupid. Imagine someone in your workplace from a different department does one stupid thing and people call you filthy for working at that company just because of that. It's ridiculous.

    But do you come to the defense of the screw up saying they were right to screw up? If one employee screws up and a coworker comes to their defense saying they were right to screw up what does that tell you? Good team spirit, horrible team.

  • Ashen.2907Ashen.2907 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Dreadshow.9320 said:

    @Zedek.8932 said:
    Excelsior.

    I work in retail and I am the head of the fresh produce department. When ONE piece of the chain (e.g. grower > weather > harvester > Truck and traffic > wholesale > forwarding company > truck and its driver > traffic > our branch > me [as employee] is failing, people call trash about us all, the store, us personally, and make a fuss about it like crazy. For something that is so incredibly minor and nobody thinks about it a week later. This makes me, a 27-year old guy, thinking what's wrong with the world and their kitten attitude really.

    While this Twitter stuff is a bad thing, you should stop acting as the whole company is like that. That's stupid. Imagine someone in your workplace from a different department does one stupid thing and people call you filthy for working at that company just because of that. It's ridiculous.

    But do you come to the defense of the screw up saying they were right to screw up? If one employee screws up and a coworker comes to their defense saying they were right to screw up what does that tell you? Good team spirit, horrible team.

    It tells me that one other individual, a coworker and perhaps personal friend, can be guided by emotion in some situations...

    Not much of a commentary on 350 individuals.

  • I don't like the idea of buying an expansion made by one (or possible more) devs who don't seem to like the community they're creating a product for.

    That reeks of someone who just "does it for the money".

    What happened to this company? At times like this I kind of wish Colin was still around.

  • Ephemiel.5694Ephemiel.5694 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 5, 2018

    I probably will not buy it, not just because of the twitter thing [although i know that will be a factor for many], but because i truly dislike the path this game is taking.

    The writing has declined [and taking into account who one of the writers is, we can assume why], the game's balancing is all over the place, the bug fixes that we've asked for years have been ignored, the fact that the twitter thing confirmed that there's developers that don't give a single 6th letter in the alphabet about the feedback that they desperately need, the fact that many great things from GW1 have been bastardized and destroyed just to get a quick nostalgia pop, still no spears, no new race, every kitten thing is added to the gem store or the lion claim rather than allow us to earn them and many other things.

  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Totally agree, not gonna buy because 3 reasons:
    -Living Story quality is declining.
    -They don't care about feedbacks: maps rendering issues, armors issues, episode feedback... just ignoring.
    -The twitter drama, global relation dev-player even if AFC, ton of players have great questions and ZERO answers.

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  • If Im still enjoying the game, then yes. The only issues I have are.. I pre-ordered gw2 which was around $60. Later they made gw2 free, then added expansions. So when I came back I had to pay again $60. Not only that, but have to purchase any content I wasnt logged in for. I feel that for anyone who purchased the game initially content like that should be free, but for free accounts I could understand the content block. Anyways, that was another $30 I had to pay for past content. I dont like Anet as a company because of that, but entertainment is still worth the value right now.

  • Honestly, I don't know.
    My primary playmode is WvW, which is been the completely ignored stepchild of the game for quite some time now. Things aren't even just stagnant - they are getting worse. Since they have made some changes I have found it to be literally unplayable (all meme jokes aside). -I am authentically unable to play the game with my friends due to various bugs and inability to queue into the game - and no, I don't consider waiting by my computer for two hours unable to walk away for 15 seconds lest I lose my chance to play to be reasonable.

    If they continue to show that the game really only exists for a PVE existence, and that they will neglect WvW, I'll continue on in WvW as it is, plugging away at it. But I won't contribute more money, regardless of how negligible the price of an expansion is for a game that has no monthly fee. There just won't be anything worth even $30 in it for me, and I want them to understand that they can't just ignore two entire player bases.

  • gateless gate.8406gateless gate.8406 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 5, 2018

    @Zedek.8932 said:
    Excelsior.

    I work in retail and I am the head of the fresh produce department. When ONE piece of the chain (e.g. grower > weather > harvester > Truck and traffic > wholesale > forwarding company > truck and its driver > traffic > our branch > me [as employee] is failing, people call trash about us all, the store, us personally, and make a fuss about it like crazy. For something that is so incredibly minor and nobody thinks about it a week later. This makes me, a 27-year old guy, thinking what's wrong with the world and their kitten attitude really.

    While this Twitter stuff is a bad thing, you should stop acting as the whole company is like that. That's stupid. Imagine someone in your workplace from a different department does one stupid thing and people call you filthy for working at that company just because of that. It's ridiculous.

    1. "You should stop acting as the whole company is like that" -- Many people are concerned that socjus and anti-merit culture is infiltrating games development, resulting in worse products. This just fans those flames higher, and indeed stokes concerns about whether this individual may be having a negative effect on the people she interacts with in the workplace. Additionally, there were TWO Anet employees taking part in the recent Twitter "exchanges," so it seems you're misinformed.
    2. Your analogy doesn't work IMO. Those stops in the production chain you mentioned are disparate things that aren't even owned by the same company, let alone being things/people that share office space and hence influence a company-wide culture. The equivalent to your analogy would be if a Gamestop employee trash-talked GW2 players or something.
  • Jury's still out on that over here. Wasn't feeling particularly peppy after PoF, so I'm not entirely sure about a future expansion.

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  • Fomivee.3065Fomivee.3065 Member ✭✭

    Not even chronomancer knows...

  • Psiconian.3581Psiconian.3581 Member ✭✭
    edited July 29, 2018

    Hell yea I'll buy the third expac. Most expensive pre-order option please xD I want to support the products I love.
    But in all honesty, almost half the reason I buy expansions is the new Elite Spec :D

  • Grimheart.2853Grimheart.2853 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 30, 2018

    [A deleted comment lies here]

  • TwilightSoul.9048TwilightSoul.9048 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 29, 2018

    As the game is right now, no, I won't.
    The story development at the moment is disappointing at best, the general state of the game is diminishing with bugs staying for increasingly long durations, events (like the Festival of the Four Winds right now) feel less and less rewarding while they don't even offer anything entertaining anymore, Queens Gauntlet and Boss Blitz where just copy & paste, old achievements have been reset instead of adding new ones (I now have a second Liadri Mini, kitten do I do with that?!) The new bosses are bland and don't even have achievements or anything attached to them, Turai Ossa is just boring. The Bazaar lost all it's flavour since you can just glide / griffon to all the sky christals and whatever location you want to get to, the aspects have lost all meaning. Basically all incentives to go out and explore have been removed. Mounts and Gliding should've been disabled on that map.

    The next Part contains spoilers towards the living world episode 3!

    The current living world is just annoying, braham is back punching illusions and whatever, taimi, whom I usually enjoy, is starting to become hysteric. Everyone currently seems to know me (the player character) and is willing to sacrifice his/her life for my cause after exchanging a few words with me and all of a sudden I (the player character) have an army of ghosts and olmakhan while all the other races affected by the problem don't seem to care. Why did you (anet) bother with the jokos invasion portal event things on all starter maps if it doesn't affect the races of central tyria? No one cares about joko except some ghosts, our trusted friends (+faren) and the olmakhan? Anyway, apparently now I have an army. Good enough and what happens next will (not) surprise you! We end up facing joko alone (+ braham) Joko decides to only trap me just so that braham get's his moment to heroically sacrifice himself for me even though Joko evidently could've just trapped us both then and there as he did later on. Fast forward through an incredibly dull and repetitive fight: We've seemingly defeated Joko BUT THEN we get to witness something that could've been the intro to THE most charismatic and interesting antagonist since Scarlet Briar. The entire cinematic with Joko getting back up, holding his speech and all was incredibly epic and well done and ruined by something that I'd only expect to see in some outtakes or in a slapstick comedy. Trahearne 2.0 swoops in and ends the epic moment and turns it into a facepalm of utter disbelieve paired with disappointment. Seriously THAT was the best solution to getting rid of Joko that you could've come up with?! What's gonna happen next? Aurene puts all Elder Dragons to eternal sleep and since we that have a serious lack of villains Aurene turns rogue because of some magic of all those villains that she has absorbed and then we fight Aurene or what is the Plan from here?! We could've had something awesome with Joko actually doing something, you had an amazing opportunity to make some changes all over tyria and turn the game into something that is alive again. I still don't understand how you can sell the current stuff as "living" world. Nothing about the living world chapters feels alive, it's just one meaningless map after another and none of the events interact with the world outside of the "living" world content. This is not the Guild Wars 2 that has been advertised when I bought it. The one edge GW2 had above all/most other mmorpg's was that it actually had a world that felt alive, core tyria + LW 1 + 2 felt amazing, everything that happened felt like it meant something, things were connected back then, now we have a world with time locked maps that never interact with each other and nothing ever changes anything or means anything. And even some character like Joko doesn't seem to be enough to create something epic. When Scarlet died there was an aftermath, we had several flashbacks pointing back to Scarlet and she'll forever have a meaning in the history of GW2.

    If you've made it this far, thanks for reading and sorry about my ranting. You might have missed it in my text but I also have fond memories of GW2, pretty much everything pre HoT.

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  • Chasind.3128Chasind.3128 Member ✭✭✭

    No, because anet has favorites in classes that it will always nerf and never give anything good to. Like Elementalist for example. Their elites are a joke. Great, it gave us a sword but you can barely use it in PvE bc either you went more tanky & now have 0 damage or you went more glass and you die in 1 hit because you already used your evades. In PvP ele in high tier is almost non -existant unless it had babysitters which can give better boons/ more sustain/ better healing than the ele can. In WvW it's an elementalist ghost town and noone actually wants it since the only thing it really offered was amazing spike damage but offers nothing to little else in organized fights.

  • Nuka Cola.8520Nuka Cola.8520 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The only thing in their expansion that is worth it is the elite spec(s). Mirage is perfect, i don't want any new specs. Why should i buy the expansion again?

  • Ephemiel.5694Ephemiel.5694 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 29, 2018

    @TwilightSoul.9048 said:
    As the game is right now, no, I won't.
    The story development at the moment is disappointing at best, the general state of the game is diminishing with bugs staying for increasingly long durations, events (like the Festival of the Four Winds right now) feel less and less rewarding while they don't even offer anything entertaining anymore, Queens Gauntlet and Boss Blitz where just copy & paste, old achievements have been reset instead of adding new ones (I now have a second Liadri Mini, kitten do I do with that?!) The new bosses are bland and don't even have achievements or anything attached to them, Turai Ossa is just boring. The Bazaar lost all it's flavour since you can just glide / griffon to all the sky christals and whatever location you want to get to, the aspects have lost all meaning. Basically all incentives to go out and explore have been removed. Mounts and Gliding should've been disabled on that map.

    The next Part contains spoilers towards the living world episode 3!

    The current living world is just annoying, braham is back punching illusions and whatever, taimi, whom I usually enjoy, is starting to become hysteric. Everyone currently seems to know me (the player character) and is willing to sacrifice his/her life for my cause after exchanging a few words with me and all of a sudden I (the player character) have an army of ghosts and olmakhan while all the other races affected by the problem don't seem to care. Why did you (anet) bother with the jokos invasion portal event things on all starter maps if it doesn't affect the races of central tyria? No one cares about joko except some ghosts, our trusted friends (+faren) and the olmakhan? Anyway, apparently now I have an army. Good enough and what happens next will (not) surprise you! We end up facing joko alone (+ braham) Joko decides to only trap me just so that braham get's his moment to heroically sacrifice himself for me even though Joko evidently could've just trapped us both then and there as he did later on. Fast forward through an incredibly dull and repetitive fight: We've seemingly defeated Joko BUT THEN we get to witness something that could've been the intro to THE most charismatic and interesting antagonist since Scarlet Briar. The entire cinematic with Joko getting back up, holding his speech and all was incredibly epic and well done and ruined by something that I'd only expect to see in some outtakes or in a slapstick comedy. Trahearne 2.0 swoops in and ends the epic moment and turns it into a facepalm of utter disbelieve paired with disappointment. Seriously THAT was the best solution to getting rid of Joko that you could've come up with?! What's gonna happen next? Aurene puts all Elder Dragons to eternal sleep and since we that have a serious lack of villains Aurene turns rogue because of some magic of all those villains that she has absorbed and then we fight Aurene or what is the Plan from here?! We could've had something awesome with Joko actually doing something, you had an amazing opportunity to make some changes all over tyria and turn the game into something that is alive again. I still don't understand how you can sell the current stuff as "living" world. Nothing about the living world chapters feels alive, it's just one meaningless map after another and none of the events interact with the world outside of the "living" world content. This is not the Guild Wars 2 that has been advertised when I bought it. The one edge GW2 had above all/most other mmorpg's was that it actually had a world that felt alive, core tyria + LW 1 + 2 felt amazing, everything that happened felt like it meant something, things were connected back then, now we have a world with time locked maps that never interact with each other and nothing ever changes anything or means anything. And even some character like Joko doesn't seem to be enough to create something epic. When Scarlet died there was an aftermath, we had several flashbacks pointing back to Scarlet and she'll forever have a meaning in the history of GW2.

    If you've made it this far, thanks for reading and sorry about my ranting. You might have missed it in my text but I also have fond memories of GW2, pretty much everything pre HoT.

    It's a bit obvious their views on the game have changed and not for the better. Remember when we spent half of the Personal Story finding ways to even begin to go into Orr? This was before we even knew we could hurt Zhaitan by stopping the Eyes and Mouth [a concept no other Dragon has had so far]. Remember how we also had the storyline with Trehearne cleansing Orr? Remember how we had to convince these 3 powerful Orders to work together so we can fight Zhaitan?

    All of that just vanished in HoT and beyond. HoT had us, with the REMAINS of the Pact, just happily charge through Maguuma and face Mordremoth, WHO IS STRONGER THAN ZHAITAN AND HAS HIS DEATH MAGIC, and kill him, no weakening, no finding ways to subdue his powers before facing him, nothing. Just charging in there with the remnants of the Pact and lolwin.

    Then PoF came around. A GOD was the enemy, a God empowered by the magic of two Elder Dragons......and again, we don't find weaknesses, we don't try to find ways of stopping his magic before we face him [and may i add, he easily kills us, the only enemy so far that managed to kill us and did it like we were nothing], we just jump in there with an Awakened army [cause....yeah, an Awakened army somehow is a match for the Forged MADE BY THE GOD OF WAR] and we fight the guy....and win. Same dude that killed us like we were cockroaches, we beat him cause we had Aurene and Sohothin.

    Who wants to bet some random and contrived event will happen that will allow us to beat Kralkatorrik with no issues [same Dragon that currently has magic from Zhaitan, Mordremoth, Primordus, Jormag and Balthazar btw]?

  • Kelly.7019Kelly.7019 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 29, 2018

    i could careless about story.

    • 1 MAPS! EXPLORATION! ACHIEVEMENTS! CRAFTING!
    • 2 Combat! Events! Dungeons/Fractals! WVW! PvE!
    • 3 The Art of the game! The beautiful scenery!
    • 4 Guildhall(or personal housing wink wink) Decorations! Treasure hunts!(i wouldn't mind to see quests added to the game but in a new kind of way. Think solo story content in open world meets lore based legendary scavenger hunts. (kinda like archeology in WoW/Tomb Raider) so many coastlines, so many places to add hidden sea caves and not tell anyone :D I always learned alot about lore through questing in WoW but here in GW2 i just want to FFWD thru story content and get to the COMBAT! at least put a skip button in.) =D
    • 5 meh... maybe i'll get around to doing story... or some pvp

    At least in new maps maybe new expansion if it deals with water --add hidden sea caves or hard to get to with springer caves up in mountains. I can see a fun exploration lore based quests added to the game. Kinda like side quests but also sort of like the precursor journeys. Except you aren't crafting anything you are finding things and learning about the lore of the game as you go. (or just finding things :D ) I wish i was a dev. :D

  • Fenom.9457Fenom.9457 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Milan.9035 said:
    I spend 95% of my time in pvp and since expansions and pvp releases are now seperate i really dont have the need to buy expansions. I mean i got pof but i am playing hot still since rev is my main and pof made no change.

    You get new powers and weapons each expansion though

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  • CeNedro.7560CeNedro.7560 Member ✭✭✭

    I'd love to go to the north to explore more snowy areas. Real big mountains which are an challenge to climb, glaciers, avalanches, snowstorms, norn, dwarves, kodan, ...

  • Hot Boy.7138Hot Boy.7138 Member ✭✭✭

    I play a lot of MMOs.
    World of Warcraft is a great game, but i don't want to deal with the gear treadmill, and high barriers to get into pvp and raiding. Also the 15 dollars a month sub.

    Black Desert Online has a CRUEL upgrade gear system, extremely high barrier to enter pvp, and PvE is the worst experienced.

    Blade and Soul is a very fun game, however the gear treadmill in that game is even worse cause of how fast content is pushed out.

    Soulworker is a money hungry greedy game, and expect to spend 50 dollars for the best outfits and they're not even account bound.

    I could go on and on with archeage, tera, etc.

    Gw2 really has the best model for m e. No subscription, no gear treadmill, no high barriers to enter into endgame content and pvp/wvw, and can buy anything from the gem store with in game currency. And almost everything bought is account bound, and not character bound. I'm sticking with this game till the servers shut down.

  • Robj.6815Robj.6815 Member ✭✭

    WARNING INCOMING WALL OF TEXT

    My motivations may be somewhat different from everyone else's. While PvP, metas, raiding, all that "mechanical/gameplay" stuff is hugely important for a wide swath of players (and it is to me to a lesser extent), my main motivation is the story.

    Speaking for myself, I think what is necessary in a possible 3rd expansion is something of a "soft reboot" focusing far more on story telling and a return to other and often ignored facets of the game.

    My ideal scenario is something like this:

    After narrowly avoiding worldwide catastrophe by not destroying Kralkatorrik and Aurene (seriously, she IS a dragon with her own motivations) but by putting them back into "stasis" like we did with Primordious and Jormag, we are not only banished from Kryta due to our increasingly irresponsible actions but kicked out of Dragon's Watch as well. Because of this, we find ourselves exiled to Cantha to "find our purpose" again-this time with a great deal more responsibility and caution.

    Story-wise, it would focus on some large (though not world ending) threat in which we, by figuring out how to help, would eventually find ourselves back in DW and the good graces of Kryta (though with our reputation and standing largely diminished).

    This particular facet of the story would be hugely important if you consider other MMOs in which the PC finds themselves in a similar "commander" role. The PC recieves no real recognition for their actions nor do they suffer consequences. This lack of reward/consequence, in and of itself diminishes the leadership role to being almost negligible and our goals become less and less thoughtful and more and more arrogant and borderline pyschopathic.

    Mechanically, there would be less focus on raids and introduce new dungeons which would then lead into raids. Additionally, there would be no new elite specs but rather, in a similar manner as to how we unlock elite specs, we would unlock new playable races such as the Largos and Tengu.

    But that's just me and my little rant. Given how much I'm enjoying GW2 over all, I'd be hardpressed to say I wouldn't buy a conceivable 3rd expansion unless it truly was something atrocious which, as Anet has demonstrated to me over two expansions, is not something they're interested in.

  • Irokou.3215Irokou.3215 Member ✭✭
    edited July 29, 2018

    I say yes, but with some degree of caution. I loathe the current pace and spammy nature of combat following HoT. Condition spam, boon spam, permanent quickness, overloaded skills that apply too much of everything at once, bad challenge/reward ratio in class choice (why use condi engi when you can play a mindless warrior?), heavy build restriction making many weapons outright useless. Worst of all currently is how detached and uninspired living world has been since late S3; too many soon to be dead maps that all feel disconnected from the game world ruining the feeling of a "living" world.

    However, Arenanet know how to deliver the unexpected when it matters, if mounts were not enough of an indicator; thus I have faith that a third expansion will take elements of both HoT and PoF to create the best content yet. On a related note, if anet continues to let the combat quality fall and fails to expand upon the endgame beyond just masteries come next expac, I may just uninstall altogether.

  • Irokou.3215Irokou.3215 Member ✭✭

    @gateless gate.8406 said:
    After that Twitter disaster... No. I will wait a year or more and get it on sale. Love the game and want more content, but I will attempt to give Anet the least amount of money necessary at this point.

    How do you feel now that strict action was taken?

  • Robj.6815Robj.6815 Member ✭✭

    @Irokou.3215 said:

    @gateless gate.8406 said:
    After that Twitter disaster... No. I will wait a year or more and get it on sale. Love the game and want more content, but I will attempt to give Anet the least amount of money necessary at this point.

    How do you feel now that strict action was taken?

    Not only strict but unforgiving and prompt.

  • OrbitalButt.5708OrbitalButt.5708 Member ✭✭✭

    I guess we'll see when they announce a third expansion and give an outline of what it will contain

  • Milan.9035Milan.9035 Member ✭✭✭

    @Fenom.9457 said:

    @Milan.9035 said:
    I spend 95% of my time in pvp and since expansions and pvp releases are now seperate i really dont have the need to buy expansions. I mean i got pof but i am playing hot still since rev is my main and pof made no change.

    You get new powers and weapons each expansion though

    Yes we got those in pof and they are not in a usable state. I am in the same place if i purchased pof or if i didnt. Thats why i will be waiting on the release then i will see if i maybe buy it. Or i may forget gw2 by that time. Not much to do now for me.

  • Irokou.3215Irokou.3215 Member ✭✭
    edited July 30, 2018

    @Robj.6815 said:

    @Irokou.3215 said:

    @gateless gate.8406 said:
    After that Twitter disaster... No. I will wait a year or more and get it on sale. Love the game and want more content, but I will attempt to give Anet the least amount of money necessary at this point.

    How do you feel now that strict action was taken?

    Not only strict but unforgiving and prompt.

    I can understand your sentiment (unless I misinterpreted you), but I feel that for Ms. Price it was justified (many feel that to be so) given her consistently unsavory and unprofessional remarks over the months. I do believe that Peter's firing should be re-evaluated though, as that was a little extreme. Please do not allow me to derail this thread over the twitter fiasco, as it is in the past now and done with. With that all said, I liked your above idea for an expansion, though I still enjoy the notion of having more elite specs.

  • Hashar.6082Hashar.6082 Member ✭✭

    Most likely, unless I won't care about MMORPGs in general or will severely lack funds by that time.

  • reaVer.4056reaVer.4056 Member ✭✭

    A game that facilitates feels before reels is not a game I deem worthy of my money. To prevent people getting offended the challenges are getting dumbed down so that even 5 year olds will manage to complete them. The new expansion will only serve as a means to negate the previous 2 expansions and that means we would probably gain flyers or something silly like that.

    Everyone is equal under the CoC, but those ArenaNet agrees with are more equal than others.

  • reaVer.4056reaVer.4056 Member ✭✭

    @Irokou.3215 said:

    @Robj.6815 said:

    @Irokou.3215 said:

    @gateless gate.8406 said:
    After that Twitter disaster... No. I will wait a year or more and get it on sale. Love the game and want more content, but I will attempt to give Anet the least amount of money necessary at this point.

    How do you feel now that strict action was taken?

    Not only strict but unforgiving and prompt.

    I can understand your sentiment (unless I misinterpreted you), but I feel that for Ms. Price it was justified (many feel that to be so) given her consistently unsavory and unprofessional remarks over the months. I do believe that Peter's firing should be re-evaluated though, as that was a little extreme. Please do not allow me to derail this thread over the twitter fiasco, as it is in the past now and done with. With that all said, I liked your above idea for an expansion, though I still enjoy the notion of having more elite specs.

    Peter and Jessica went on twitter, identified as ArenaNet employees and went on to call a high profile customer a moron. I don't know about you, but if I were to be doing what either was doing I wouldn't expect to keep my job. Heck, they probably had a damages clause in their contract which means they would be liable and should be happy they didn't get sued (yet).

    Everyone is equal under the CoC, but those ArenaNet agrees with are more equal than others.

  • Emberstone.2904Emberstone.2904 Member ✭✭✭

    Since there's a decent probability of the next expansion being in Cantha due to the community support, probably a kitten good chance of me buying it since I loved Guild Wars 1.

  • Wolfb.7025Wolfb.7025 Member ✭✭✭

    undoubtable yes, more content = more fun

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  • Vostroyan.9214Vostroyan.9214 Member ✭✭
    edited July 30, 2018

    I like continues story even if it takes longer to make and has more chapters to it. Since Chapter 4 came out, all story feals way to rushed and feals like so mutch has been cut out. I have not been enjoying non of the new story at all so far and have dicided not to even play the new story 4-3 cause of sutch. Even if the new expancion comes out and keeps going the way its going i will not suport it at all. As for the rest of the game ill keep playing it. I still enjoy playing wvw as for it is.

    Basicaly i don't cair for expancions or what ever. I cair for a full fleshes out of everything even if it takes longer to develop, and all makes sense.

    Been playing Gw since gw1 Factions came out. So yea i would not like it to come out any time soon unless they spend over 3 to 4 years makeing it all good.

  • Tyson.5160Tyson.5160 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I would imagine a release by September 2019.

  • Diva.4706Diva.4706 Member ✭✭

    No. I will be playing a different game by then.

  • Zeik.6019Zeik.6019 Member ✭✭
    edited March 30, 2019

    Only if they improve the WvW mode, as it is pretty much the only thing I'm playing this game for. PvE, particularly dungeons and raids, and small scale PvP are much better in other games in my opinion and I think this won't change because of some core design choices in GW2.
    I also really love the visual world design, which is the grandest portrayal of actual high fantasy I've seen in video games, it's like all the fantasy art almost comes to life here. But in the end that's not really enough to keep me engaged.

    And the story? It left me pretty disappointed in the end because they made some calls with which I can't agree, like shelving Destiny's Edge like that, particularly just deleting Zojja and even more so what they did with Eir, who could have been used in so much better ways. But also some others instances like wasting what should have been one of the greatest moments for the Norn, the breaking of the Fang. Which only adds to the greater problem, i.e. this race being pretty much ignored or treated like big humans or just "more or less loveable big oafs".
    Actually if the next addon is about them and Jormag (unlikely I guess) and us main Norn players stop getting the shaft that could sway me too.

    Honor the fallen, one F press at a time.

  • Dami.5046Dami.5046 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 31, 2018

    depends...

  • Gehenna.3625Gehenna.3625 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I probably will. However, I always buy the expansions at least 3-6 months after release so I can get it on sale and they had time to take of the worst bugs. And I don't expect to play through to the next expansion either but take another break of a year or two. The reason is simple, there is not enough content that I enjoy in my casual playstyle to keep playing for more than a few months with a new expansion.

    There is effectively a ton of stuff to do in this game but it's generally stuff I choose not to do because it's too tedious or too expensive. For example I am working on finally getting ascended armor via crafting and I am time gated by materials so I can only make a piece every 5 days. Aside from that though, I just crafted the first piece (chest) and that cost me like 80 gold on top of everything else just to make. Presumably that's the most expensive piece but when you play more casually then it's very expensive since I take long breaks. I've given up on the griffon for now cause 250 gold is just something I can't afford at the same time. A lot of collections are also a lot of work or actually very hard to do. For example because of the masteries you need in HoT just to get one item and stuff. Sometimes I'm like ok, let's get this part. And I need to gather something in Auric Basin but then I need a special Mastery and I don't even have the mastery points to get the step before it. So I need to get 18 mastery points...which is a lot of work and probably out of my reach anyway as a casual player. Just an example but there are many things like that, that just make a lot of content I could do but is too prohibitive in cost or accessibility. So in fact a lot of content is out of reach for me, which is a shame. Also replay value is very low in this game for me. I just can't get myself to play more characters through the main stories because of the endless conversations in some and the endless, tedious boss fights in general.

    So for that reason I'll be playing for another month or two and then stop till the next expansion is out. I just can't play this game for longer periods of time sadly.

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  • VidGhost.3215VidGhost.3215 Member
    edited August 13, 2018

    If they dont ever reply to my support ticket and just ignore it forever then i will ignore any new content that comes out for sale.

  • bara yaoi.3824bara yaoi.3824 Member ✭✭✭

    if i don't quit from boredom and burnt-out-ness before it releases, the fall of next year probably, then yes i will probably purchase it

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