While replaying PoF story mode, I can't help but look back to the way dialogue was presented pre-HoT, where you would get a full screen cinematic with your character and who they were speaking to, rather than just having npcs and your character chat in the game. You can still see the old style cutscenes in personal story and dungeons. I find myself missing the old style the more often I replay the story.
A few of the pros of the old style:
This last one is a huge time saver. I understand why anet might not want players to skip important dialogue and end up lost as to what is happening. But judging by my friends who are not interested in the story, they don't read or pay attention anyway, and for those of us replaying the story, especially for achievements, having to sit through several minutes of npc interaction is an absolute chore. I usually end up alt-tabbing to wait for them to finish which disconnects me from the game even more than if I had been able to just skip the dialogue cinematic.
What do you guys think? What are the pros of the new style vs the old one? Which do you prefer?