[Merged] Feedback about today's Icebrood Saga announcement — Guild Wars 2 Forums

[Merged] Feedback about today's Icebrood Saga announcement

Since a lot of threads are popping up on the same topic, I'm going to consolidate all these threads here. Please give your feedback respectful, including not being aggressive to other players posting theirs. Thanks for your understanding!


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  • EmmetOtter.8542EmmetOtter.8542 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 30, 2019

    Stuff I expected (especially after seeing the twitch countdown screen)
    norn focus
    bad guys: sons of svanir, icebrood, jormag (another dragon baddie? boooo!)
    new line of masteries
    frozen north

    Unexpected
    Free HoT if you own/buy PoF (free swag if you already own HoT)
    charr focus
    Charr Heavy Metal Band
    charr homeland
    pug'able strike missions
    funko minipet

    Prologue is Sept 17 but when will the LW actually start.

    Interesting org slip: 4 content teams?
    And remember folks, its not a season, its a SAGA (that guy was a bit full of it).

  • ugrakarma.9416ugrakarma.9416 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 30, 2019

    any UW content would be a fiasco.
    UW content is one is overhyped things that exists only on forums. last time Anet heard these ideas them come out the repeatable Hearts in LS3, thats in practice no one liked it. just because a vocal minority in forums was saying for years that repeatable heart content was a good idea.

    "It's a testament to the folly of the humans and their gods. They say Arah was sacred, but all I see is one big dragon nest."(Rytlock Brimstone)

  • EmmetOtter.8542EmmetOtter.8542 Member ✭✭✭

    @Blocki.4931 said:
    I like that they changed it from season to saga, because season in our minds is the full map release, while saga will expand on it further. Cool idea. The new map looks and sounds awesome, the features they announced sound good too.

    I would have reversed the two. In literature, the Fellowship of the Ring is a story, a "season" but the 3 book LoTR series is a SAGA. Sagas are bigger than seasons to me.

  • Pifil.5193Pifil.5193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @cptaylor.2670 said:

    @Kallist.5917 said:
    That Live stream was a voiced version of the episode announcement page. Wth Anet, you didnt really give us anything new we didnt already expect. The Builds system coming up, and the Strikes. That was pretty much the only real content of the stream. The rest was "Look at what you can buy!"

    And how are strikes different than bounties? lmao

    Apart from the fact that they're instanced and restricted to 10 man I'm not sure. Are they just bounties 2.0? What's the reward structure around these? How will they incentivise people to do them?

  • cptaylor.2670cptaylor.2670 Member ✭✭✭✭

    How could I even gauge any of it when all they talked about was Charr and Norn culture briefly, and whatever "Strike Missions" are that seem to sound just like bounties.

    Okay, Jormag focused story, so... where's the new info?

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

    @EmmetOtter.8542 said:

    @Blocki.4931 said:
    I like that they changed it from season to saga, because season in our minds is the full map release, while saga will expand on it further. Cool idea. The new map looks and sounds awesome, the features they announced sound good too.

    I would have reversed the two. In literature, the Fellowship of the Ring is a story, a "season" but the 3 book LoTR series is a SAGA. Sagas are bigger than seasons to me.

    Each individual episode will be bigger because they're built upon instead of just "one and done" type of content. We also don't know how long it will be. Since this is just the PROLOGUE with all the features of a full previous episode. That next part doesn't have to be 3 months into the future either.

    Bite me.

  • Essentially what was expected from a Living World season presentation.

  • So what exactly is coming up? Any LW5 stuff? what are the mastery things? Or was it THAT bad?

  • EmmetOtter.8542EmmetOtter.8542 Member ✭✭✭

    I do like that its not just a Norn-story. Charr are cute cudly kitty klingons. I do like playing them.

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

    Disappointing, had expected far more from the hyped up big reveal.

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

    Met them, was expecting only lw and got that.

    Surprised they dropped the concept of raids entirely for strikes tho, as well that afaik no new elite specs for the next 2 years.

    Who ever still plays the game for more than 2 days every 3 months, i hope playing the same stuff you played for the last 2 years will be enough for you guys.

  • Jethro.9376Jethro.9376 Member ✭✭✭

    @BorgCollective.4509 said:
    So what exactly is coming up? Any LW5 stuff? what are the mastery things? Or was it THAT bad?

    Yes, new story with at least one growing map like SW or Dry top.
    A new world boss, new evolving mastery (involving norn spirits)

  • Luthan.5236Luthan.5236 Member ✭✭✭

    I don't know ... they seemed pretty confident for devs of a game that is "almost dead". (And only they now the sales numbers from the gem sales.) And giving away free stuff is normal. I mean ... players now already don't need to buy the core game. They can start for free and just needed to buy 1 expansion to remove the limits on free account. Players that played from the start had to pay for the core game and then for the expansions I guess.

    But then again they hat lots more time to spend in the game. New players will have to catch up on lots of things. So ... old player could just have waited. But then they would have lost time.

  • Pifil.5193Pifil.5193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The strike missions seem like they may be interesting but we'll have to see the systems around those. Like why will people do these strike missions? What are the rewards like? The rest seems... OK... not much that's very exciting though.

    18 days until we get the "prologue" and who knows how much or little will be in that. With the revelation that episode 1 and 2 will build upon the same map who knows what they will bring.

    Predictably light on real details about what's coming down the road and especially when. All vague and sometime in the coming months.

  • JusticeRetroHunter.7684JusticeRetroHunter.7684 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 30, 2019

    @MetalGirl.2370 said:
    I wish it was a joke. I already said in another thread.. but i will repeat it anyway
    They spit in the face of vets who paid 60 euros for exp and now they gave it for free... I bet it's cuz they see game is lacking in players big time so they wanna give them it so they'd stay and play.... but that's just gonna make vets mad and leave, utter disrespect...
    They give vets some ugly glider, like.... why'd i even bother with glider 90% of the time when I can use a mount....
    They give us some armor unlock that's useless to most and a title most won't even use....
    Most mmos come with build templates, yet Anet gives it after 7 years......

    There has to be people who came from different states, literally paying tickets there and back and probably hotel stay over night... for what ? THIS.
    I'd definitely be furious if I did it just to be told 1st expansion is going to be free...
    They pay some cringey guy to host it, he yelled my ears off trying to create hype about something they know is going to kitten off most
    I also said in another thread that I've witnessed all their hypes in 7 years and I've learnt my lesson. I love being right. I just wish people would understand that it always was like it and always will be and not to expect much.
    It was probably hype for f2p accounts, they get things to do.. as for fevs... absolutely nothing.

    also how many mistakes they had, it's unbelievable ... they don't know their own game.

    Well, nobody listens to wvw/pvp community...but it's because they cater to the casual pve community that the population state of the game keeps declining. So how are people still surprised they give away their expac for free after a few years? If they had just made some fundamental changes and improvements on some basic areas of the game, then newer players would stay longer and keep the population higher, and then they could sustain gemsales.

    Edit: Btw i'm agreeing with your post. Just saying it shouldn't surprise you or make you feel upset, since it was to be expected ANYWAY.

  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @MetalGirl.2370 said:
    They know they messed up since they're deleting most of the posts... gotta keep their imaginary paradise clean and pristine. Can't have a single complaint or critique ...

    I think they're merging them rather than deleting them to keep the forums more tidy? https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/85965/merged-huge-disappointment-today#latest

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

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