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A glimpse into the future

Neeman Oria.7504Neeman Oria.7504 Member ✭✭
edited March 14, 2019 in Guild Wars 2 Discussion

After the dragons awake after the culling of Kralkatorrik we soon face Jormag, Bubbles, Primordus...

The Commander, after a long journey of constant struggle and war has finally met his match from [???], killing him, and sending him to the mists. The, "living world," is reborn for a slight moment in the mists. In the mists, Asurans, Charr, Humans, Norns, Sylvari, and the 5 remaining Human gods work together to remake the world. All Guild Wars 2 achievements are retired and all items including cosmetics are transferred being, "soulbound," they follow you into the mists.

Guild Wars 3 is born and the world is remade exactly how it was prior to the Guild Wars with all prior history being etched into your Commander's soul. The Commander is given a gizmo to time travel back to pre-destruction Guild Wars 2 maps.

Zhaitan moves to attack Orr.

Also, engine upgrade.

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  • derd.6413derd.6413 Member ✭✭✭✭

    and oceans of salt from ppl who are mad that you rested their progress

    I Have No friends, so I Must pug

  • @derd.6413 said:
    and oceans of salt from ppl who are mad that you rested their progress

    But everything carries over?

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

    @derd.6413 said:
    and oceans of salt from ppl who are mad that you rested their progress

    Yep. Best way to kill a game is to announce a sequel while it's still going.

    Smugly chuckling forever.
    My sentence doesn't make sense? Well, I probably forgot to write half of it before posting.

  • @Blocki.4931 said:

    @derd.6413 said:
    and oceans of salt from ppl who are mad that you rested their progress

    Yep. Best way to kill a game is to announce a sequel while it's still going.

    But it's the same game!!!

  • Cobra.6509Cobra.6509 Member ✭✭

    @Blocki.4931 said:

    @derd.6413 said:
    and oceans of salt from ppl who are mad that you rested their progress

    Yep. Best way to kill a game is to announce a sequel while it's still going.

    not working at a sequel, not working at game itself, shout both (non)actions in your customers face, layoff 1/3 of your staff....is best way to ....?

  • derd.6413derd.6413 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Neeman Oria.7504 said:

    @Blocki.4931 said:

    @derd.6413 said:
    and oceans of salt from ppl who are mad that you rested their progress

    Yep. Best way to kill a game is to announce a sequel while it's still going.

    But it's the same game!!!

    that's irrelevant, if you announce a new game, ppl will leave either because they think they lost all their progress or because they feel scammed that this new ame is just the old one again

    I Have No friends, so I Must pug

  • Calvsie.3675Calvsie.3675 Member ✭✭✭

    Wait prior to THE GUILD WARS or just prior to the first Guild Wars game?
    Heck going back to 1070 AE sounds fascinating but there is much less interchange among the races...

    “You're no help," he told the lime. This was unfair. It was only a lime; there was nothing special about it at all. It was doing the best it could.”
    ― Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys

  • Diak Atoli.2085Diak Atoli.2085 Member ✭✭✭

    A novel idea, but all I can see is it backfiring.

    By retiring all earned achievements and resetting the story back to the beginning, this 'update' will have wiped out the progress of a significant portion of players. Doing so is likely to turn many of those players off from playing the game, as they would have to make up that progress. Porting items/cosmetics over would do little to soften that kind of blow.

    As for an engine update, I believe doing so would require the development of a whole new 'game', after which all items and progress would be ported over. Unfortunately, such a measure would be extremely expensive and time-consuming for what might amount to little gain.

  • Diak Atoli.2085Diak Atoli.2085 Member ✭✭✭

    @Cobra.6509 said:

    @Blocki.4931 said:

    @derd.6413 said:
    and oceans of salt from ppl who are mad that you rested their progress

    Yep. Best way to kill a game is to announce a sequel while it's still going.

    not working at a sequel, not working at game itself, shout both (non)actions in your customers face, layoff 1/3 of your staff....is best way to ....?

    .... Source for ArenaNet not working on Guild Wars 2, or is that just your opinion?

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

    @Cobra.6509 said:

    @Blocki.4931 said:

    @derd.6413 said:
    and oceans of salt from ppl who are mad that you rested their progress

    Yep. Best way to kill a game is to announce a sequel while it's still going.

    not working at a sequel, not working at game itself, shout both (non)actions in your customers face, layoff 1/3 of your staff....is best way to ....?

    They were working on other things that were not GW2 and their staff is now back on it as a consequence. They laid off mostly people who weren't working on GW2. Best way to get back on track.

    Also nothing was "shouted" in our faces? What do you even mean? The fact they admitted that they were working on something in the back? Hardly a secret.

    Smugly chuckling forever.
    My sentence doesn't make sense? Well, I probably forgot to write half of it before posting.

  • Diak Atoli.2085Diak Atoli.2085 Member ✭✭✭

    @Calvsie.3675 said:
    Wait prior to THE GUILD WARS or just prior to the first Guild Wars game?
    Heck going back to 1070 AE sounds fascinating but there is much less interchange among the races...

    I have to admit, replaying the Guild Wars storylines within the current engine would be awesome... Then, quite quickly, stale.

  • @Diak Atoli.2085 said:

    @Calvsie.3675 said:
    Wait prior to THE GUILD WARS or just prior to the first Guild Wars game?
    Heck going back to 1070 AE sounds fascinating but there is much less interchange among the races...

    I have to admit, replaying the Guild Wars storylines within the current engine would be awesome... Then, quite quickly, stale.

    3 timelines... B)

    The mists/ The "paradox"/ The "real" timeline

  • So what you're suggesting is... yeah, another reboot in the game industry. Not thrilled.
    The only advantage i see from this idea is that it could be a good way to erase inconsistencies in the lore, start fresh, and maybeeeee reintroduce the concept of guild wars in Guild Wars™

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  • Trise.2865Trise.2865 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Like Final Fantasy 14 did. Except Final Fantasy 14 was hot garbage.

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

  • Absconditus.6804Absconditus.6804 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 15, 2019

    You don't mean Guild Wars 3, you mean for Guild Wars 2 to receive an engine update and it still being Guild Wars 2, just improved graphically (personally, I think the game still looks great even if it's not the latest and greatest) and performance-wise. Right? Sure, you can push out an expansion that alters the world with the ability to travel back to the old (current) world, that's fine, but that doesn't need to be Guild Wars 3. Also, why do they need to retire the current achievements? I'm all for them not retiring GW2 and rather giving it an engine update in due time and keeping everything going for decades if possible, I'm not at all for them killing all my years of investment. I'm old enough now that I wouldn't want to start a new MMO from scratch, especially not when I am as invested in GW2 as I am after soon-to-be 7 fantastic years. MMO's are such a commitment time wise that I'd probably just exclusively play single- and multiplayer games from then on. I guess I'd be fine with them renaming GW2 to GW3 if they did an immense update on a grand scale with an engine update and massive changes to the world without it actually removing old content, but then again they could just do an expansion. Depends what would make sense to market and advertise. I don't really see it happening anytime soon anyways. Luckily GW2 still looks great and with newer hardware being released over the coming years it will continue to have improved performance.

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  • Astralporing.1957Astralporing.1957 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 15, 2019

    @Trise.2865 said:
    Like Final Fantasy 14 did. Except Final Fantasy 14 was hot garbage.

    Sq/EN had no choice. Final Fantasy XIV 1.0 was so bad that only redoing it from scratch could have saved it. And frankly, it's a near miracle they actually managed to pull it off.

    The whole point of a social game is to play with the people you want to play with, not be forced to play with the people you don't.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Neeman Oria.7504 said:
    After the dragons awake after the culling of Kralkatorrik we soon face Jormag, Bubbles, Primordus...

    Jormag and Primordus have been put back to sleep for good. Also, I doubt it will be a "culling" like with Zhaitan and Mordremoth.

    The Commander, after a long journey of constant struggle and war has finally met his match from [???], killing him, and sending him to the mists. The, "living world," is reborn for a slight moment in the mists. In the mists, Asurans, Charr, Humans, Norns, Sylvari, and the 5 remaining Human gods work together to remake the world. All Guild Wars 2 achievements are retired and all items including cosmetics are transferred being, "soulbound," they follow you into the mists.

    Guild Wars 3 is born and the world is remade exactly how it was prior to the Guild Wars with all prior history being etched into your Commander's soul. The Commander is given a gizmo to time travel back to pre-destruction Guild Wars 2 maps.

    Zhaitan moves to attack Orr.

    Also, engine upgrade.

    ...and then we all wake up from a wonderful dream. ;) A shame indeed.

  • Calvsie.3675Calvsie.3675 Member ✭✭✭

    @Ashantara.8731 said:

    @Neeman Oria.7504 said:
    After the dragons awake after the culling of Kralkatorrik we soon face Jormag, Bubbles, Primordus...

    Jormag and Primordus have been put back to sleep for good. Also, I doubt it will be a "culling" like with Zhaitan and Mordremoth.

    The Commander, after a long journey of constant struggle and war has finally met his match from [???], killing him, and sending him to the mists. The, "living world," is reborn for a slight moment in the mists. In the mists, Asurans, Charr, Humans, Norns, Sylvari, and the 5 remaining Human gods work together to remake the world. All Guild Wars 2 achievements are retired and all items including cosmetics are transferred being, "soulbound," they follow you into the mists.

    Guild Wars 3 is born and the world is remade exactly how it was prior to the Guild Wars with all prior history being etched into your Commander's soul. The Commander is given a gizmo to time travel back to pre-destruction Guild Wars 2 maps.

    Zhaitan moves to attack Orr.

    Also, engine upgrade.

    ...and then we all wake up from a wonderful dream. ;) A shame indeed.

    But who shot J.R.?!?!?!

    “You're no help," he told the lime. This was unfair. It was only a lime; there was nothing special about it at all. It was doing the best it could.”
    ― Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys

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