Expansion or living world, which do you prefer? — Guild Wars 2 Forums

Expansion or living world, which do you prefer?

Strangely enough i seem to like the story and open world contemt of the living world much better then the expansions..

Whats your opinion on this, and why?

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  • Cyninja.2954Cyninja.2954 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    I like both; expansions when they are released for big changes, and Living World in-between to tide one over.

    I'm with Inculpatus cedo on this, I enjoy both and am really hoping for an expansion next year.

    Expansions for the burst of big story arc (and associated content like AP, new maps, new elite specializations and a general overall mixup) and living world episodes for the new raid, fractal and mini story content released.

  • Blocki.4931Blocki.4931 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Expansions have the great advantage that it can build on itself. You can introduce new mechanics and masteries for maps and you can guarantee that any player who owns it will have access to them, further opening up creativity when it comes to designing environments. Living world cannot do this and they have seriously limited themselves whenever that was the case in the past. Latest example is Sun's Refuge. It might just be a proof of concept, but it's still sad that this huge thing won't be expanded upon, since they cannot guarantee that newer players would have access to the respective episode(s). I feel like something needs to change about that, like making more story instances out of that or having a direct travel there from later episodes if it would be sensible to make a return. Stuff like that is why I prefer expansions over individual episodes.

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  • Chay.7852Chay.7852 Member ✭✭✭

    I like the combination of the two - just the way we have it now.

  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I prefer content drops. I find living world inconsistent in terms of quality, even more so this season.

    Having said that, I've found them more conducive to alt play compared to expansions.

    Overall I would have preferred set campaigns in drops, but the game appears to thrive in the current model which is the important thing

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  • sorudo.9054sorudo.9054 Member ✭✭✭✭

    expansions but with the LS included to the story instead of a separate thing.

  • Expansions. Living World makes me angry. GW2 is supposed to be the MMO you can pick up and play casually, leave for a while, come back, and not feel like you have missed out and are behind. But Living World changes that. If you leave and don't unlock it, you have to buy it. And if you missed out on Season 1, that's just too bad.

  • Fenom.9457Fenom.9457 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I prefer a system using both. I’m trying to keep an open mind about 2 seasons between expansions, since it also guarantees the next expansion will be much larger. However, if near the end of 5 they announce 6 is coming and no more expansions, I’ll be pissed as hell

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  • jwaz.1908jwaz.1908 Member ✭✭✭

    While I agree living world has a purpose, personally I prefer expansions. I love the excitement leading up to release, knowing that a plethora of new toys and tribulations are around the corner. It's like Christmas :3

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  • @Cyninja.2954 said:

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    I like both; expansions when they are released for big changes, and Living World in-between to tide one over.

    I'm with Inculpatus cedo on this, I enjoy both and am really hoping for an expansion next year.

    I'm with @Cyninja.2954, on agreeing with @Inculpatus cedo.9234.

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  • Ayakaru.6583Ayakaru.6583 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Since living story is just a spoonfed expansion, i don't care either way.
    I care about having stuff to do all year round

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  • Ayakaru.6583Ayakaru.6583 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Rpgtabbycat.5869 said:
    Expansions. Living World makes me angry. GW2 is supposed to be the MMO you can pick up and play casually, leave for a while, come back, and not feel like you have missed out and are behind. But Living World changes that. If you leave and don't unlock it, you have to buy it. And if you missed out on Season 1, that's just too bad.

    Just log in for a second, just to unlock it.
    I have plenty of days i don't game, but i just take 5 seconds to log in to keep the log in rewards rolling ;)

    To defeat the dragons, see the good in them.
    Zhaitan reunites lost ones, primordus creates fertile land, mordremoth spreads the green, and jormag..
    ..jormag? Who's that?

  • Ben K.6238Ben K.6238 Member ✭✭✭

    I was thinking they're the same thing in different packaging, but based on some of the comments here it's clear that there are a few ways in which that's not (and can not be) true.

    I'd have to say I prefer the expansions based on the scope of additions they allow. Living World additions have been pretty good lately though.

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