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  • Knighthonor.4061Knighthonor.4061 Member ✭✭✭✭

    GW1 was not a MMO so was easy to leave that behind because I wanted a new MMO

  • FrizzFreston.5290FrizzFreston.5290 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Every book, movie, tv series and game has an ending.

    The only way is to stop creating interesting things to experience.

    They created a world and have episodes of story. I feel like they could technically keep going forever as long as they keep things interesting for me.

  • Honestly I've had this game for 3-4 years and have been so terribly on and off with it (only completed the login rewards cycle once) but I'm really trying to get back into it. Not that I have much to lose, but I don't see myself quitting any time soon. So the only thing that would drive me away is the game simply being shut down.

  • Linken.6345Linken.6345 Member ✭✭✭✭

    When I leave I will have plenty of time to start playing my backlog of games I bought over these years I been playing gw2.

  • Batel.9206Batel.9206 Member ✭✭✭

    I've had to temporarily leave for a few months due to real-life circumstances - once due to my job taking up all of my time, and another time due to my computer dying. Now that I'm between jobs and I have a new computer, I'm back. I'll occasionally get sidetracked by another game, but only temporarily.

    It would take ArenaNet shutting down the servers to get me to leave for good...or implementing a mandatory subscription (or even an optional one that is far too convenient not to have)...or getting too embroiled in real-world politics/political correctness, such as what is happening to a certain other game company at the moment. I will not elaborate on that one because a) forum rules, and b) I've no wish to start a flame war. Basically, just keep real life kerfluffles out of the imaginary game world here, and all will be well. :)

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  • Opal.9324Opal.9324 Member ✭✭✭

    I think there are only 3 things that could make me leave GW2 completely:

    • the addition of a gear treadmill
    • the removal of WvW
    • if someone paid me a ton of money to quit
  • Eloc Freidon.5692Eloc Freidon.5692 Member ✭✭✭✭

    If we don't get an expansion or at least elite specs every 1 or 2 Living World Seasons, the game is going to get old.

  • Kas.3509Kas.3509 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 11, 2019

    That's how MMO's work.
    Also - I doubt they would shut down GW2 just like that. I assume it would go into maintenance mode at some point in time - I won't guess if it's sooner or later because there is on point. You can still play in maintenance mode - usually for quite a long time. That's what happens with every mmo and that's completely normal.

    If they ever make new game (I assume that's why this topic got created) - it will be NEW game, even if in GW world. It means there will be new story new stuff to do etc. So obviously you would need to start anew and create your own new story. What's weird with that?
    This is virtual stuff, everything you have in game has no real value and doesn't really exist, that's just how it is. If they decide to shut down the servers and give you nothing, then puff - it's gone. Obviously - no company who would want to cooperate with their players after that would just randomly shut down.

    Making new separate game =/= deleting your character and telling you to start play again. 2nd option would happen if they didn't make new game but deleted your character in gw2 and told you they can't restore - then you would be right. Otherwise it sounds like an angry child statement :P

    Also responding to your question - for me to be done with any mmo I like and be done with company would be if I lost something on my account due to some bug and could never get it back OR if support treated me unfairly and rude OR if I got banned unfairly - even for 1 day, I wouldn't go back then.

  • Linken.6345Linken.6345 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Kas.3509 said:
    That's how MMO's work.
    Also - I doubt they would shut down GW2 just like that. I assume it would go into maintenance mode at some point in time - I won't guess if it's sooner or later because there is on point. You can still play in maintenance mode - usually for quite a long time. That's what happens with every mmo and that's completely normal.

    If they ever make new game (I assume that's why this topic got created) - it will be NEW game, even if in GW world. It means there will be new story new stuff to do etc. So obviously you would need to start anew and create your own new story. What's weird with that?
    This is virtual stuff, everything you have in game has no real value and doesn't really exist, that's just how it is. If they decide to shut down the servers and give you nothing, then puff - it's gone. Obviously - no company who would want to cooperate with their players after that would just randomly shut down.

    Making new separate game =/= deleting your character and telling you to start play again. 2nd option would happen if they didn't make new game but deleted your character in gw2 and told you they can't restore - then you would be right. Otherwise it sounds like an angry child statement :P

    Also responding to your question - for me to be done with any mmo I like and be done with company would be if I lost something on my account due to some bug and could never get it back OR if support treated me unfairly and rude OR if I got banned unfairly - even for 1 day, I wouldn't go back then.

    You do know that ncsoft close down games when they dont make enough money.
    Not saying they arent making any money or going in the red.
    Look at city of heroes/villains as an example.

  • @Opal.9324 said:
    I think there are only 3 things that could make me leave GW2 completely:

    • the addition of a gear treadmill
    • the removal of WvW
    • if someone paid me a ton of money to quit

    I envisioned a treadmill accessory that you had to walk on while playing in order to generate enough points for new gear. That would be horrific.

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

    I'm not sure if the question is what would you lose if you left, ie what would it cost you, or what incentive would lure you away, ie what price would be high enough. I'm seeing answers both ways.

    I read it as what would I lose, and as to that, I'm with everyone saying nothing. I paid to be entertained, I was entertained. There are many movies I paid to see once and have never seen since, many good meals in fine company I've had, and I retain the memories thereof. The only thing I'd count as a loss would be the people I play with, the connections thereto, since I have a lifelong tendency to lose touch with people with whom I have no activity in common.

  • Josiah.2967Josiah.2967 Member ✭✭✭

    Lord of the Rings MMO by Amazon.

  • Dante.1763Dante.1763 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 12, 2019

    @Taygus.4571 said:

    @Randulf.7614 said:
    Them shutting down the servers

    This... I'm here until they kill they servers and I have no choice. I will likely not play another mmo after gw2.

    I agree with this to a point. If they add subs im out, if the content stops, ill be out after a year or two, otherwise.

    Once this game dies off, i wont be investing in another MMO. Probably wont even play one again.

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  • Kas.3509Kas.3509 Member ✭✭✭

    @Linken.6345 said:

    @Kas.3509 said:
    That's how MMO's work.
    Also - I doubt they would shut down GW2 just like that. I assume it would go into maintenance mode at some point in time - I won't guess if it's sooner or later because there is on point. You can still play in maintenance mode - usually for quite a long time. That's what happens with every mmo and that's completely normal.

    If they ever make new game (I assume that's why this topic got created) - it will be NEW game, even if in GW world. It means there will be new story new stuff to do etc. So obviously you would need to start anew and create your own new story. What's weird with that?
    This is virtual stuff, everything you have in game has no real value and doesn't really exist, that's just how it is. If they decide to shut down the servers and give you nothing, then puff - it's gone. Obviously - no company who would want to cooperate with their players after that would just randomly shut down.

    Making new separate game =/= deleting your character and telling you to start play again. 2nd option would happen if they didn't make new game but deleted your character in gw2 and told you they can't restore - then you would be right. Otherwise it sounds like an angry child statement :P

    Also responding to your question - for me to be done with any mmo I like and be done with company would be if I lost something on my account due to some bug and could never get it back OR if support treated me unfairly and rude OR if I got banned unfairly - even for 1 day, I wouldn't go back then.

    You do know that ncsoft close down games when they dont make enough money.
    Not saying they arent making any money or going in the red.
    Look at city of heroes/villains as an example.

    But it's usually games who come out and don't make big profit in first 1-2 years. Usually games who ran for 5-6 years are not closed instantly. It happens, but not that often though.
    But yes - there is a danger, always. Like with every mmo.

  • aspirine.6852aspirine.6852 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I would jump to another game(gw3 prefered) in a heartbeat. I do not care for what is invested in the current game. It's just right now there is nothing comparable.

  • Dave.6819Dave.6819 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 12, 2019

    Was ez for me. At first they made Thief a joke. Then they also made Chrono a joke. And overall PvP state/balance was the last straw. That was it for me. Had no more energy left to keep re-rolling. For those whose characters weren't really neutered i envy you. You still have reasons to play.

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  • sephiroth.4217sephiroth.4217 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Ive put thousands upon thousands of dollars into this game which makes it hard to walk away...

    However, if Anet continue to ignore PvP and WvW then it won't be a matter of me walking away, it'll be more along the lines of Anet pushing me away.

    Not to brag, but I put together a puzzle in 4 days and the box said 2-4 years.
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  • GaijinGuy.8476GaijinGuy.8476 Member ✭✭✭

    There is no sub so I don’t “leave”, I take breaks. Come back to WvW to check if anything has changed and then return to taking a break.
    Their business model is very convenient.

  • TheQuickFox.3826TheQuickFox.3826 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I won't leave. Unless there is a sensible upgrade path to a new Guild Wars PC MMO game.
    But noticing the problems ArenaNet seems to have to make a new expansion, I don't expect a GW3 for any time soon.

    So, I'll just happily stick with GW1 and GW2. If I had to stop due to the servers getting axed, well, than I would just drown in sadness.

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  • Asum.4960Asum.4960 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 13, 2019

    Templates might be it for me, but either way it won't be a hard "I quit moment".
    I enjoy the game way too much, as well as the people I regularly play content with, especially Raids, to just quit, on top of being way to invested in the game and franchise in general, having played it since 14 years.

    But a big part of the game for me is just theory crafting, making, testing and iterating on builds for hours at times.
    Watching my entire giant library of, across all my characters, well over 100 builds in Arc just poof is going to hurt.
    Then being asked to pay what will probably hundreds of euros, or multiple thousands of gold, just to get some bare minimum of essential for general gameplay build storage back is going to hurt even more.
    And after all that, whenever I get inspired to make a new fun niche build for something, I know I either won't have the template slots for it, or I'm faced with the decision of forking over money, just to get a slot to try the build out in, which may not lead anywhere after some testing, aside from just setting me back a few euros/few hundred gold.

    In the end, the lack of proper templates, after Arc is gone, to just have fun with new builds, as well as the too low build storage for even just my essential Raid, Fractal, WvW and PvP builds, leading to frequent annoying swapping by hand, especially with the now rather useless and slow to swap Legendary Armors and such, might just mean that over time I lose my enjoyment in the game, eventually just not bothering to log in as frequent anymore, which eventually may turn into not at all.

    I think that's the most likely way I'll quit.
    Things like an added sub fee would make me jump ship in an instant, but I don't see something like that ever happening.

    The main thing that's keeping me through this endgame content drought, quite frankly, is just the lack of convincing alternative and the people I play with. But being charged an absurd amount just to keep playing the same old content the same or worse as before with the template patch, might be the tipping point, I'll have to see.

    I don't see GW3 happening, and if it ever does, considering the transition of GW2 into a Story walking simulator without or barely any combat, in which you just play to buy cosmetics of a store (or core game systems), does not have me confident in a whole new game build up from the ground by this team.
    Looking at the current trends, a GW3 will most likely have stripped out and simplified everything that made combat and content in GW2 great, while having every little system monetised into the ground.

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  • Magnus Godrik.5841Magnus Godrik.5841 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Server shut down. I know alot of "partners" said they quit and moved on, but the fact of the matter is that they didnt really. They became casual which is not quitting. So yes even with thier gripes they still find some enjoyment in it.

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

    @XatraZaytrax.2601 said:

    @Opal.9324 said:
    I think there are only 3 things that could make me leave GW2 completely:

    • the addition of a gear treadmill
    • the removal of WvW
    • if someone paid me a ton of money to quit

    I envisioned a treadmill accessory that you had to walk on while playing in order to generate enough points for new gear. That would be horrific.

    Meanwhile, a treadmill accessory that traded in my steps for WvW progress and gems would be fankitteningtastic. :3

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

    they already did when they got greedy, i don't call a company greedy to often because i can understand they need to earn their share but when they literally ask 20X the cost of a normal item it becomes ridicules and a clear quick cash cow.
    i hate nonsense grind which GW2 is fulled with, love story which GW2 lacks greatly and adore immersion which GW2 has none of.

    Anet, ether get your head out of your money bags or just stop, this isn't helping anyone.

  • yusayu.3629yusayu.3629 Member ✭✭✭

    Would the new GW3 be better than GW2? I'd switch in a heartbeat.

  • Dreamy Lu.3865Dreamy Lu.3865 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I keep playing GW1 still nowadays. I suppose that if a GW3 would come, I would keep playing GW1 and GW2 and enjoy the new GW3 all the same. <3

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  • DonArkanio.6419DonArkanio.6419 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 15, 2019

    Actually, all it takes is the Exit to Desktop button for me.

    I'd surely try GW3, all we have in GW2 are just cosmetics.

    While the lore of GW is purely amazing, the rest of the game really isn't.
    No point talking about PvP as even the Devs seem to not care that much. PvE content is so tedious, it's only fun doing maps on release.

    As for the professions - the E-Specs system literally pulls the game down to hell.

  • Psycoprophet.8107Psycoprophet.8107 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @DonArkanio.6419 said:
    Actually, all it takes is the Exit to Desktop button for me.

    I'd surely try GW3, all we have in GW2 are just cosmetics.

    While the lore of GW is purely amazing, the rest of the game really isn't.
    No point talking about PvP as even the Devs seem to not care that much. PvE content is so tedious, it's only fun doing maps on release.

    As for the professions - the E-Specs system literally pulls the game down to hell.

    Well said!

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