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  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Yes, that does appear to be a F2P trailer.

    Are you just letting us know it exists, or did you have some thoughts on it as well?

    "Hard knocks, bad luck, been knocked down,
    You got back up, rise up, shine on, keep on fighting, the war is almost done...But then I hear you're gone.
    I feel, when the lights go down, you are still here, all you hold dear remains.
    Your star never fades."

  • zealex.9410zealex.9410 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 8, 2019

    @Danikat.8537 said:
    Yes, that does appear to be a F2P trailer.

    Are you just letting us know it exists, or did you have some thoughts on it as well?

    Mostly know ppl it exists. It doesnt apear on theor channel when you search and it was posted 5 days ago.

    If someone wants to make a point, on why this was posted, what it means etc they are free to do so.

  • Illconceived Was Na.9781Illconceived Was Na.9781 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 8, 2019

    Text displayed at the end of the video.

    Join a legion 11 million strong.

    From the YouTube description:

    Guild Wars 2 is about your journey, they things you do, the people you meet, and the experiences you have ever day. Visit http://welcome.guildwars2.com/play-gu... to get started!

    Interestingly, the video doesn't seem to appear at

    The Free-to-play video from 3 years ago is:

    Original F2P Advert from August 2015
    You can now play Guild Wars 2 core game for free! To learn more, please visit: https://welcome.guildwars2.com/play-for-free

    "Face the facts. Then act on them. It's ...the only doctrine I have to offer you, & it's harder than you'd think, because I swear humans seem hardwired to do anything but. Face the facts. Don't pray, don't wish, ...FACE THE FACTS. THEN act." — Quellcrist Falconer

  • sigur.9453sigur.9453 Member ✭✭✭

    Could have been a trailer/ad for their now not published mobile game, and since it was finished they just used it for not wasting money? Esthetically, it looks like an add for "super fabtasybase builder 6" and not worthy for an AAA mmo. But well, it's something at least.

  • zealex.9410zealex.9410 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @sigur.9453 said:
    Could have been a trailer/ad for their now not published mobile game, and since it was finished they just used it for not wasting money? Esthetically, it looks like an add for "super fabtasybase builder 6" and not worthy for an AAA mmo. But well, it's something at least.

    Arenanet doesnt really do cgi (for gw2) they did a couple live action but most were stylised.

  • sigur.9453sigur.9453 Member ✭✭✭

    @zealex.9410 said:

    @sigur.9453 said:
    Could have been a trailer/ad for their now not published mobile game, and since it was finished they just used it for not wasting money? Esthetically, it looks like an add for "super fabtasybase builder 6" and not worthy for an AAA mmo. But well, it's something at least.

    Arenanet doesnt really do cgi (for gw2) they did a couple live action but most were stylised.

    Yeah I know, that's why I thought they might have used a trailer that might have been planned for another gw related game. As I said, although I like cgi trailers (looking at eso) this one does not fit esthetically (imo) and if I would look for a new mmo to play, I wouldn't be sold. Just my feedback to this trailer

  • Turkeyspit.3965Turkeyspit.3965 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Never seen that one before, but it does a nice job of covering the basics of the game.

    It displays:

    • world bosses
    • downed state
    • massive open PvE zergs
    • PvE players being carried by Mesmers.

    Well done :+1:

  • Trise.2865Trise.2865 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Oh, you made a trailer. Good for you.

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

  • Donari.5237Donari.5237 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Trise.2865 said:
    Oh, you made a trailer. Good for you.

    Are you suggesting the OP made the trailer? Pretty mad skills if so!

    @zealex.9410 said:
    Mostly know ppl it exists. It doesnt apear on theor channel when you search and it was posted 5 days ago.

    Where was it posted? I don't see it on their twitter and as others have noted, it isn't on their YouTube channel. Though it is on YouTube itself and appears to have been uploaded by ANet.

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @sigur.9453 said:

    @zealex.9410 said:

    @sigur.9453 said:
    Could have been a trailer/ad for their now not published mobile game, and since it was finished they just used it for not wasting money? Esthetically, it looks like an add for "super fabtasybase builder 6" and not worthy for an AAA mmo. But well, it's something at least.

    Arenanet doesnt really do cgi (for gw2) they did a couple live action but most were stylised.

    Yeah I know, that's why I thought they might have used a trailer that might have been planned for another gw related game. As I said, although I like cgi trailers (looking at eso) this one does not fit esthetically (imo) and if I would look for a new mmo to play, I wouldn't be sold. Just my feedback to this trailer

    I don't trust trailers that don't use in-game graphics. It makes me wonder why they're avoiding showing me the thing they're supposed to be marketing. What do they have to hide? Do they have so little faith in their own game that they don't want me to see it? I won't refuse to play a game that does that, but it means I'll disregard that trailer as unreliable and potentially misleading information and I'm basically back at square one, knowing nothing more about the game than I did before.

    Admittedly that's not usually such an issue these days, at least not with trailers. About 20 years ago when full motion video cut-scenes were all the rage but actual graphics were quite a way behind that it was common to advertise games entirely using footage from the cut scenes and try to avoid giving away that the game itself looked completely different. But I think, at least in the UK, advertising standards put a stop to that and now they have to include a disclaimer if the advert isn't in-game footage.

    So now you just have to worry about online adverts where they've stolen screenshots from other games and are trying to pass it off as theirs. (There was a highly amusing one a while back showing a character levelling up - apparently your GW2 norn could level up into a WoW blood elf and then into something from Aion!)

    "Hard knocks, bad luck, been knocked down,
    You got back up, rise up, shine on, keep on fighting, the war is almost done...But then I hear you're gone.
    I feel, when the lights go down, you are still here, all you hold dear remains.
    Your star never fades."

  • DragonFury.6243DragonFury.6243 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Mike Silbowitz.1827 said:
    Would you like to see the other videos?

    Yes please

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

    @Randulf.7614 said:

    @Mike Silbowitz.1827 said:
    Hi everyone. I am so glad you found this. It is a brand new CG piece made for our marketing blitz for the next few months. There are quite a few new videos and ads that will be going live. I hope you all enjoy them or at least can appreciate the intention of growing the GW2 community.

    Would you like to see the other videos?

    AnetHoGM

    CantStopWontStop

    In all honesty, not if they are like that. This is not meant as disrespect to your work, but that trailer does not show GW2. It does not show what it is about, why people should play it or reflect pretty much anything about the game at all beyond over the top flashing coloured weapons. It's just a generic fantasy video with no meaning or context. If I saw that video as a non-player it wouldn't make me think I should investigate further.

    By all means make more videos, but make them relevant to the game

    Ever seen a League of Legends ad or cinematic? This is pretty much industry standard. Just show off something cool related to the game, not the game itself necessarily.

    Basically any mobile ad too lul

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

  • zealex.9410zealex.9410 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Blocki.4931 said:

    @Randulf.7614 said:

    @Mike Silbowitz.1827 said:
    Hi everyone. I am so glad you found this. It is a brand new CG piece made for our marketing blitz for the next few months. There are quite a few new videos and ads that will be going live. I hope you all enjoy them or at least can appreciate the intention of growing the GW2 community.

    Would you like to see the other videos?

    AnetHoGM

    CantStopWontStop

    In all honesty, not if they are like that. This is not meant as disrespect to your work, but that trailer does not show GW2. It does not show what it is about, why people should play it or reflect pretty much anything about the game at all beyond over the top flashing coloured weapons. It's just a generic fantasy video with no meaning or context. If I saw that video as a non-player it wouldn't make me think I should investigate further.

    By all means make more videos, but make them relevant to the game

    Ever seen a League of Legends ad or cinematic? This is pretty much industry standard. Just show off something cool related to the game, not the game itself necessarily.

    Basically any mobile ad too lul

    Basically any not ingame mmo trailer ever.
    Tho i guess they could've made this trailer more relevant to the story.

    Then again trailers like that are for big content updates like expansions which is.. abit of a grey area rn lul

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 8, 2019

    @Mike Silbowitz.1827 said:
    Hi everyone. I am so glad you found this. It is a brand new CG piece made for our marketing blitz for the next few months. There are quite a few new videos and ads that will be going live. I hope you all enjoy them or at least can appreciate the intention of growing the GW2 community.

    Would you like to see the other videos?

    AnetHoGM

    CantStopWontStop

    I like the first video; but I may be biased, enjoying playing GW2 as I do. And, yes, I'd love to see the other videos.
    Edit: Not that fond of the 'Black Citadel' video. Hard to understand the audio, and it seems to be a joke? Not sure non-players will understand...

    This page: https://welcome.guildwars2.com/en/play-guild-wars-2
    You might check the typo(s) before mass release. (Mega-battlesand)

  • AlexxxDelta.1806AlexxxDelta.1806 Member ✭✭✭

    @Randulf.7614 said:

    @Mike Silbowitz.1827 said:
    Hi everyone. I am so glad you found this. It is a brand new CG piece made for our marketing blitz for the next few months. There are quite a few new videos and ads that will be going live. I hope you all enjoy them or at least can appreciate the intention of growing the GW2 community.

    Would you like to see the other videos?

    AnetHoGM

    CantStopWontStop

    In all honesty, not if they are like that. This is not meant as disrespect to your work, but that trailer does not show GW2. It does not show what it is about, why people should play it or reflect pretty much anything about the game at all beyond over the top flashing coloured weapons. It's just a generic fantasy video with no meaning or context. If I saw that video as a non-player it wouldn't make me think I should investigate further.

    By all means make more videos, but make them relevant to the game

    While considerable portion of the gaming community dislikes CG trailers and are in favor of gameplay footage, I don't think it's the case for the more casual audience. CG grabs the eye of that "outside" audience more effectively which is why it is mainly used in mainstream media promos (like tv ads).

    Personally, I'm fine with it (and this one specifically) as long as the campaign includes other promo material that has gameplay or in-engine scenes. Some of the most successful game trailers of all time have been purely CG after all.

  • zealex.9410zealex.9410 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 8, 2019

    @Blaeys.3102 said:
    The 11 million strong ad works - it reflects your brand and shows how tightly the game is tied to its community. This is the direction you want to continue to take - emphasizing that GW2 really knows what the "massively multiplayer" in MMO should really mean.

    Id try and do something akin to the ads Apex legends has been doing, showcasing its community and their game through them. U can have clips of community members (streamers, youtubers) doing their thing in gw2, showing all the fun that can be had, pvp, ow, raids, fractals, wvw.

    Also, it might be beneficial for you Anet to look into twitch, twitch prime, and drop campaigns like a lot other games (mmos included) @Mike Silbowitz.1827

    Id personally suggest looking at the campaigns warframe and eso are doing.

    The Black Citadel tourism ad - not as much. It feels like it could be about any MMO - and quite frankly, the locations you "brag" about in the ad don't really add any enticing flavor or content to the game.

    It feels like an ad u'd see of gw2 back in 2012, there are newer and better looking areas to explore and showcase. If this is aimed at completely new ppl id instead advertise expansion zones as these are newer, better, pretrier and more relevant.

  • Hesacon.8735Hesacon.8735 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Is there one based around wvw? I'd love to see how that's portrayed.

  • AlexxxDelta.1806AlexxxDelta.1806 Member ✭✭✭

    @Mike Silbowitz.1827 said:
    Ok. Lets' play it safe first. I'm showing you a tourism ad.

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=1YC0-ZGcLTg

    What do you think?

    This one showcases nicely the rusty "bleakness" that those furries enjoy so much. I'm assuming there will be one of these for each racial HUB but I would include Tarir and Amnoon in the mix to show off the expansions. And LA of course.

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 8, 2019

    Ha! Evidently, I'm slow. It took all 3 'summon' videos before I understood the campaign.
    I didn't really like it, at first, but now I get it. I hope comedy is the hook that brings many players to Tyria.

    Good luck.

    Oh, and thank you very much for the reward! :star:

    Edit: Oh! You fixed it already. Well done! :+1:

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

    @Mike Silbowitz.1827 said:

    @Randulf.7614 said:

    @Blocki.4931 said:

    @Randulf.7614 said:

    @Mike Silbowitz.1827 said:
    Hi everyone. I am so glad you found this. It is a brand new CG piece made for our marketing blitz for the next few months. There are quite a few new videos and ads that will be going live. I hope you all enjoy them or at least can appreciate the intention of growing the GW2 community.

    Would you like to see the other videos?

    AnetHoGM

    CantStopWontStop

    In all honesty, not if they are like that. This is not meant as disrespect to your work, but that trailer does not show GW2. It does not show what it is about, why people should play it or reflect pretty much anything about the game at all beyond over the top flashing coloured weapons. It's just a generic fantasy video with no meaning or context. If I saw that video as a non-player it wouldn't make me think I should investigate further.

    By all means make more videos, but make them relevant to the game

    Ever seen a League of Legends ad or cinematic? This is pretty much industry standard. Just show off something cool related to the game, not the game itself necessarily.

    Basically any mobile ad too lul

    I've seen them and ignored them. My twitter feed often gets such things to show me. If I see something that shows me bland, generic cgi footage, I don't investigate further. To me it shows that a company isn't confident enough in its product to show off their actual game or they lack the imagination to make something really creative that does reflect their game.

    I know Anet can produce better for this target audience because they made this;

    Now I normally wouldn't go for a full CGI trailer, but if they insist on that route , this at least communicates a snapshot of story and clearly is trying to bring out some of the flavour of the game. It would at least warrant me looking into it further.

    At the end of the day, if Anet want to put out basic, generic cgi trailers that are "industry standard", that's up them. I just think they're better than that

    I love the standard you hold us to. We will release a plethora of assets to engage many different audiences. CG won't work on you and I am glad you are already a strong part of our community. Hopefully we engage some new players into our community.

    I love how much you talk to us, giving each of us a little bit of a personalized message too. Great start? :) Definitely excited for whats to come. Maybe one of these will eventually get my friends on the fence back to playing the game with me

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

  • @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    Ha! Evidently, I'm slow. It took all 3 'summon' videos before I understood the campaign.
    I didn't really like it, at first, but now I get it. I hope comedy is the hook that brings many players to Tyria.

    Good luck.

    Oh, and thank you very much for the reward! :star:

    Edit: Oh! You fixed it already. Well done! :+1:

    you're welcome :-)

    Mike Silbowitz a.k.a "Sibs"
    Head of Global Marketing @ ArenaNet
    Reddit: AnetHoGM

  • Balsa.3951Balsa.3951 Member ✭✭✭

    @Mike Silbowitz.1827 said:
    Ok. Lets' play it safe first. I'm showing you a tourism ad.

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=1YC0-ZGcLTg

    What do you think?

    All very cute I like it :) gj

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Mike Silbowitz.1827 said:

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    Ha! Evidently, I'm slow. It took all 3 'summon' videos before I understood the campaign.
    I didn't really like it, at first, but now I get it. I hope comedy is the hook that brings many players to Tyria.

    Good luck.

    Oh, and thank you very much for the reward! :star:

    Edit: Oh! You fixed it already. Well done! :+1:

    you're welcome :-)

    You make us (well, me) feel special and that our feedback is appreciated. It's funny; I was just thinking we hadn't heard from you in a looong time, and was wondering if that first spate of interaction was just a fluke. Glad to see it wasn't. :cookie:

  • Safandula.8723Safandula.8723 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Mike Silbowitz.1827
    Only thing i like about trailer is 11 milion part, but tbh, it doesnt show anything. we see some ppl with shiny weapons and a dragon. Personally when i want to find something about the game, im looking for a gameplay videos, and imo putting some more of a real action into a trailer could be beneficial.
    This trailer doesnt make gw2 any uniqe at the background of other mmos, imo. Even putting legendary weapons in trailer could be something. Cheers!

  • Mariux.2360Mariux.2360 Member ✭✭

    Oh wow, it's so nice to see Devs are putting lots of work to target audience. Love these short clips with slight humor.
    I'm not a hater on a first animated clip, it's done well and somewhat entertaining, but as many others said I prefer to keep original Gw2 style with CGI like Rytlock's HoT trailer, that one was awesome. Not a big fan of Fortnite style, way too many of them around atm.
    Can't wait to see what new stuff they are hiding from us! Keep on going!

  • Ashen.2907Ashen.2907 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I liked it.

  • Etria.3642Etria.3642 Member ✭✭✭

    Anything new gw2 gets a thumbsup from me. Still slowly dragging swtor folks over. And soon, Anthem. I think I've already got my BDO people over.

    One of the really huge things for me, after trying other mmo's, was the smoothness of play even with a full Tequatl map, etc. (Then again, I came from SWTOR where you couldn't get smooth play with a 16 man raid.) Perhaps showcase a few meta's flipping between boss(let's face it, some of them really are epic) and the mass amount of players? What I wouldn't give to see a quick flash of the usual Auric Basin PANIC chats. Or a Triple Trouble overview followed by shots of each boss toppling.

    Definitely mention the oodles of things a ftp player can do, aside from story and leveling. Festivals, gen 1 legendaries, flashpoints, er, I mean, fractals. Then again you likely have it all laid out. Keep em coming.

  • coso.9173coso.9173 Member ✭✭✭

    I think hey look cool and I'm all for new trailers that could bring in new or returning players. I'm in the fence of returning these days, and these videos made me want to play again.

  • Calvsie.3675Calvsie.3675 Member ✭✭✭

    Having a wife that plays the Sims I know all about "Nectar"... The Sylvari clearly love their nectar.

    “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

  • I recommend reaching out to the community to submit the craziest and fun moments they have had as a guild or party. Or, try and contact some of the existing streamers content that is highly viewed on youtube and ask if you can use the content for a montage promoting the game. There has been a lot of crazy and zany moments caught on streaming for GW2. I recommend trying to promote that as it is the strongest aspect of GW2 - the things that happen in the community.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 9, 2019

    @Randulf.7614 said:
    By all means make more videos, but make them relevant to the game

    I agree. They might give you a feel for the graphics engine (although not necessarily a realistic one, since upping downed players doesn't look as realisticly cool as in the first video, namely grabbing them and helping them back up on their feet, but rather like caressing a sleeping kitty), but it doesn't tell you anything of the uniqueness of the game. However, the aspect of humor is a nice hook. :+1:

    On a side note, I am super happy to see ANet making efforts for real advertisement of the game. <3 It's about time! :)

  • Matt H.6142Matt H.6142 Member ✭✭✭

    The first video was good. I'd not have everyone with a glowing neon weapon though. I loved it showed the player helping other players up.
    Scrap the tourism videos. The VO is uninspiring, and the quality of footage is poor. GW2 is a gorgeous game in high graphic settings. Please show it off. Also, GW2 tourism kind of leaves a bad taste in the mouth since the whole Tyrian Taxi/Become a Tyrian Citizen campaign.
    I think the focus that 'You are the Hero. The Commander' really should be highlighted.

  • Palador.2170Palador.2170 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Just watched all the videos. The only problem I have is with the Black Citadel one.

    I had to think about it for a while, and my final conclusion is that it's too fast and visually cluttered. It also misses almost everything about the "feel" of the Black Citadel.

    Watch the one for The Grove. Plants everywhere is obvious, even if you don't know what "the Mother Tree" is. The slower pacing of the voice and visuals along with the brighter colors conveys the feel of the place rather nicely. Now imagine the Citadel one with the same voice, but talking a bit slower. "The Black Citadel was not built. It was forged with Iron, Ash, and Blood. Come and witness the results of a true Industrial Revolution!"

    I think that would convey a lot more about the charr as a whole, and the feel of their city. And on that point, don't forget the racial intro cinematics. Someone linked the norn one above, but they're all good. They're a solid hook to catch people's interest in the game, and you already have them.

    Lip synching is just mime karaoke.

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