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Lightbearer: Too Many “Cute” Things

Mortifera.6138Mortifera.6138 Member ✭✭✭
edited August 12, 2019 in Guild Wars 2 Discussion

Did we seriously need another “cute thing”? We have way too many already, and the skin doesn’t look like it has anything to do with a raptor. Suggestion: stop putting so many overly “cute” things in the game. We have quaggans. That should be enough. Instead we now get every mount trying to be cute, and the recent Lighbearer one went overboard, not even being subtle about it

Edit: I forgot that bunny has the Lightbearer’s same aesthetic. Why give it to raptor? If you’re going to move in the direction of every mount having every aesthetic, why not give us 1 mount that does everything? Oh, right: $$$.

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  • Voltekka.2375Voltekka.2375 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I feel ya. Gw2 dying, cause who in their right minds would buy cute stuff?

  • Mortifera.6138Mortifera.6138 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 12, 2019

    @Voltekka.2375 said:
    I feel ya. Gw2 dying, cause who in their right minds would buy cute stuff?

    Don’t get me started on the mount skin prices. Everyone has mount skins, so you have to shell out 80% of the expansion price just to feel like you belong.

  • Mortifera.6138Mortifera.6138 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 12, 2019

    @Ototo.3214 said:
    Wut.
    That's the new raptor skin right? I wouldn't call any of its other skins overly cute or anything. Don't see what's wrong with it getting a cute skin for all the people that prefer that aesthetic.

    All the other mount skins are subtly cute, unless you don’t like animals.. But this one is straight up pandering to the Cute and Nice crowd.

  • Mortifera.6138Mortifera.6138 Member ✭✭✭

    @Ototo.3214 said:
    Wut.
    That's the new raptor skin right? I wouldn't call any of its other skins overly cute or anything. Don't see what's wrong with it getting a cute skin for all the people that prefer that aesthetic.

    Because the bunny already has that look. Now they’re just homogenizing everything to be the same... at least it looks that way.

  • Mortifera.6138Mortifera.6138 Member ✭✭✭

    @Ototo.3214 said:

    @Mortifera.6138 said:

    @Ototo.3214 said:
    Wut.
    That's the new raptor skin right? I wouldn't call any of its other skins overly cute or anything. Don't see what's wrong with it getting a cute skin for all the people that prefer that aesthetic.

    All the other mount skins are subtly cute, unless you don’t like animals.. But this one is straight up pandering to the Cute and Nice crowd.

    Dwayna forbid people have options. Everything must be edgy and dark or we riot.

    Did you fail to read what I said? Subtle cuteness is fine. From where in that sentence did you get, “We need dark and edgy or riot”?

  • Hashberry.4510Hashberry.4510 Member ✭✭✭

    Time for the crab mount, with a stick up its kitten.

  • Yargesh.4965Yargesh.4965 Member ✭✭✭

    @Hashberry.4510 said:
    Time for the crab mount, with a stick up its kitten.

    Oooh, salt water crabs! No matter what direction you aim them they only run around in circles.

  • ugrakarma.9416ugrakarma.9416 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 12, 2019

    @DonArkanio.6419 said:
    Yep, I'm totally fed up with the recent aesthetics trend that ANet goes for.

    This isn't the world setting GW2 was in. It's becoming more flashy, cute, sweet, flashy and flashy.

    Oh, and flashy, don't know if I mentioned it already.

    yeah i dislike this "carnival parade" general aesthetics of gw2..
    but i sense these "cute and happy people" is who from most money in the game come from. so THANKS to them anyway :+1:

    "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)

  • Khisanth.2948Khisanth.2948 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Edelweiss.4261 said:
    As someone that likes cute things, I don't consider it cute at all. My raptor with a santa hat is cute.

    I consider most of ANet's attempts at cute to be failures. :/

    At least they tried?

  • witcher.3197witcher.3197 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ototo.3214 said:
    Wut.
    That's the new raptor skin right? I wouldn't call any of its other skins overly cute or anything. Don't see what's wrong with it getting a cute skin for all the people that prefer that aesthetic.

    It's impossible to ignore. I don't buy any. And? They still fill up my screen to the point where I want to puke.

  • witcher.3197witcher.3197 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ototo.3214 said:

    @witcher.3197 said:

    @Ototo.3214 said:
    Wut.
    That's the new raptor skin right? I wouldn't call any of its other skins overly cute or anything. Don't see what's wrong with it getting a cute skin for all the people that prefer that aesthetic.

    It's impossible to ignore. I don't buy any. And? They still fill up my screen to the point where I want to puke.

    I see tons of fashion and color choices in game that I think look hideous. But who cares, it's not my character. Don't stand near people I guess?

    Ah yes, don't stand near people. How do I do that in an MMO short of not logging in?

  • Poormany.4507Poormany.4507 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 12, 2019

    At least it's not a SAB mount skin... :s

    Agree with those saying to just ignore it and use whatever else skins you want

  • Voltekka.2375Voltekka.2375 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @EmmetOtter.8542 said:

    @Voltekka.2375 said:
    I feel ya. Gw2 dying, cause who in their right minds would buy cute stuff?

    Apparently plenty of people

    Anet made one and enough people bought it that they turned around and made more. Clearly that stuff sells.

    If you don't like it, don't buy it

    It was meant to be sarcastic towards an OP who regularly makes "gw2 is dead" doom topics. Flew right over your head, sadly

  • Tiviana.2650Tiviana.2650 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 12, 2019

    @DonArkanio.6419 said:
    Yep, I'm totally fed up with the recent aesthetics trend that ANet goes for.

    This isn't the world setting GW2 was in. It's becoming more flashy, cute, sweet, flashy and flashy.

    Oh, and flashy, don't know if I mentioned it already.

    I hear ya, i think cute is okay in moderation. But this is a game about war death monsters world ending apocalypses, but looking at it its like a toy store mated with a fireworks factory and they exploded all over the screen. I think the mounts should reflect the game world, some of them simply look out of place. Same with a lot of the flashy stuff, i know they do it to sell stuff, but really i would be more inclined to have a mount that looks like something from game, than an oddity. I would flip to get an awakened abom as a mount. The visual vomitis in gw2 is getting out of hand, and im female and cant stand all the flashy and cute things. One its an eyesore, and second it dont fit in the game world.

    @witcher.3197 said:

    @Ototo.3214 said:

    @witcher.3197 said:

    @Ototo.3214 said:

    @witcher.3197 said:

    @Ototo.3214 said:
    Wut.
    That's the new raptor skin right? I wouldn't call any of its other skins overly cute or anything. Don't see what's wrong with it getting a cute skin for all the people that prefer that aesthetic.

    It's impossible to ignore. I don't buy any. And? They still fill up my screen to the point where I want to puke.

    I see tons of fashion and color choices in game that I think look hideous. But who cares, it's not my character. Don't stand near people I guess?

    Ah yes, don't stand near people. How do I do that in an MMO short of not logging in?

    You're the one that takes issue with how other people's characters look. If other player's aesthetics bother you that much than idk what else to suggest other than that or get over it.
    I'm all for better options to reduce visual clutter and such but people should be allowed to look how they want in game. And cutesy stuff appeals to some people.

    I guess I'm just not the target audience anymore, which is a sad thing to realize after following the franchise for more than a decade and growing up with it.

    Maybe it's time to leave the sinking ship.

    It happens, i left a game i played for 11 years because of the direction they went. Its hard to break free but then you do.

  • Thornwolf.9721Thornwolf.9721 Member ✭✭✭

    @Tiviana.2650 said:

    @DonArkanio.6419 said:
    Yep, I'm totally fed up with the recent aesthetics trend that ANet goes for.

    This isn't the world setting GW2 was in. It's becoming more flashy, cute, sweet, flashy and flashy.

    Oh, and flashy, don't know if I mentioned it already.

    I hear ya, i think cute is okay in moderation. But this is a game about war death monsters world ending apocalypses, but looking at it its like a toy store mated with a fireworks factory and they exploded all over the screen. I think the mounts should reflect the game world, some of them simply look out of place. Same with a lot of the flashy stuff, i know they do it to sell stuff, but really i would be more inclined to have a mount that looks like something from game, than an oddity. I would flip to get an awakened abom as a mount. The visual vomitis in gw2 is getting out of hand, and im female and cant stand all the flashy and cute things. One its an eyesore, and second it dont fit in the game world.

    @witcher.3197 said:

    @Ototo.3214 said:

    @witcher.3197 said:

    @Ototo.3214 said:

    @witcher.3197 said:

    @Ototo.3214 said:
    Wut.
    That's the new raptor skin right? I wouldn't call any of its other skins overly cute or anything. Don't see what's wrong with it getting a cute skin for all the people that prefer that aesthetic.

    It's impossible to ignore. I don't buy any. And? They still fill up my screen to the point where I want to puke.

    I see tons of fashion and color choices in game that I think look hideous. But who cares, it's not my character. Don't stand near people I guess?

    Ah yes, don't stand near people. How do I do that in an MMO short of not logging in?

    You're the one that takes issue with how other people's characters look. If other player's aesthetics bother you that much than idk what else to suggest other than that or get over it.
    I'm all for better options to reduce visual clutter and such but people should be allowed to look how they want in game. And cutesy stuff appeals to some people.

    I guess I'm just not the target audience anymore, which is a sad thing to realize after following the franchise for more than a decade and growing up with it.

    Maybe it's time to leave the sinking ship.

    It happens, i left a game i played for 11 years because of the direction they went. Its hard to break free but then you do.

    I thought I was the only one who felt this way, one of the guilds I was in basically laughed me off and told me I was weird for wanting the stuff I do. ( I want like viking werebeasts that the norn WERE and I want better cosmetic options with bones, fur and hide with tons of cool celtic/nordic themes. Then they tell me "Ewww, f that why would anyone want that? I want more naruto, maybe a jacket like the hokage.) And I just legit cant.

    I could see them doing this kitten too, the game was once a dark fantasy almost akin to warhammer. And now its high fantasy with cute little tropes and anime references; They gut a lot of the cool races and won't let anyone be cool in this world. We get what to slay gods? Lame. We don't explore the dragons or their reality warping or even their origin and we don't get dark plots with everything being explained away via deus ex. I want to end the foe-fire threat, I want to go into the mists and explore melandru's realm and go to places unseen. Hell Id love to go back to the realm of torment, see where abbadon fell and learn more about the world itself and the realms between this and the next. I don't feel like the target audience infact I Feel like the game actively does stuff to push me out, like they are trying to get people like me who loved their dark fantasy world in guild wars 1 to just leave so they can make more hello-kitty anime world.

    I miss what this games world was, and I almost loathe what its become. The last living world season did ALOT for me and made me happy with how dark it was; But I don't trust it to continue to go more toward dark fantasy. Mainly because of A-net, I have no faith or trust and this announcement on the 30th is kind of where I might draw the line. I'm so worried that the announcement will be some kitten hello-kitty stuff, and that all the things I want to have happen won't happen and that scares the hell out of me because I WANT to enjoy this game. But as of now I log in to character select and I kind of just log back off because I have no motivation and no hope for the future... I want them to remember their roots... and go back to the dark. Make the cute the exception, the rare glimmer of light that can make us feel at ease... not the other way around because when all the zones are beautiful alight with life and light? Then nothing can really capture your awe. Those light areas in dark games are always the ones that captivate people the most... because they are like a beacon of hope in the darkest of places. Right now its almost the exact opposite. (Guild wars 2 feels like Age of sigmar, which makes Eye of the north the end times. They ended the good and came up with this... high fantasy shenanigans.)

  • Hashberry.4510Hashberry.4510 Member ✭✭✭

    Plenty of goth/skull gear out there. We all get old :'( .

  • Doggie.3184Doggie.3184 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 12, 2019

    I just want a water themed Leviathan skin for my Skyscale.

  • Anchoku.8142Anchoku.8142 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Use Bobblehead Laboratory to make cute things even more so.

  • shrug don't like it, don't buy it. I don't like human female with scarf and glasses - but it is popular. More power to them.

  • Tiviana.2650Tiviana.2650 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Hashberry.4510 said:
    Plenty of goth/skull gear out there. We all get old :'( .

    Its not about goth and skulls, its about fitting the theme of the game and lore. Its very jarring to have something that dont look like it belongs in the gameworld, it does mess with immersion and the theme.

  • @VAHNeunzehnsechundsiebzig.3618 said:
    shrug don't like it, don't buy it. I don't like human female with scarf and glasses - but it is popular. More power to them.

    Is there an option to not have to look at it if I don't like it?

    Because the current neon laser lisa frank carebear aesthetic is making "tornado shoulder pads" WoW look tasteful by comparison

  • Fenom.9457Fenom.9457 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I wouldn’t say there are too many cute things necessarily since that’s an opinion which will vary. I will say that I personally would buy more “normal” or kitten skins over cute ones. Like I prefer the demon slimmer over the hummingbird, the dreadnought raptor over the peacock and new one, etc

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  • It's funny, I hadn't really thought of the Lightbearer skin as "cute", and I've got so used to lore-irrelevant gem store skins at this point that I hadn't really registered that either - but I had wondered about who was supposed to have made that saddle and those reins, since they don't seem to fit in to any of the game's cultures.

    I'm pleased to see that there are other people in this thread who, like me, feel that the aesthetic and stylistic cohesion of the game has declined over the years. The main reason I started playing GW2 was for the strong, stylised and consistent aesthetic style of the game world, which I first saw in my brother's copy of the art book before the game was released. On release, almost everything in game followed that style very closely - except perhaps for legendary weapons (which no one had yet anyway). But I think that's been worn away over the years - the gem store monetisation model has its benefits, but it isn't really compatible with maintaining a consistent aesthetic style. Recently, it doesn't just seem to be gem store skins: Elegy Armour, for example, is supposed to have been crafted by an awakened armoursmith, but it doesn't look at all Elonian - it looks like it was designed by a committee responding to community feedback.

    I don't think this is specific to GW2 though - it seems to be a trend across fantasy games in general. League of Legends and Dota 2 never made any attempt at having a consistent game world, Diablo III is way more flashy and cartoonish than its predecessors, and I'm pretty sure I saw a while ago that Tera has sports cars!

    @Thornwolf.9721 said:
    I could see them doing this kitten too, the game was once a dark fantasy almost akin to warhammer.

    Have you seen Warhammer recently? They rebooted a while ago and have generally gone in for bigger, flashier models in recent years - although they do mostly fit in with their old style.

  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭

    It's a nice skin, I'm happy they released it, match with my ninetailed fox. So yeah like it, better for me than raptor. It's exotic.
    Matter of tastes, always. Whatever 2000 skins, want to say thanks to Anet artists.

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