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Are you going to purchase the 3rd expansion?

Alga.6498Alga.6498 Member ✭✭✭✭
edited January 22, 2018 in Guild Wars 2 Discussion

I made this poll Anonymous, so none will get to feel guilty, being insulted or dare not to enter this poll.
Whenever it's out, what kind of content it will be of course. But based on our two current expansions, would you still support GW2 or that's it after our 2 expansions?

My opinion, HoT and PoF had both their cons and pros as most things do but since I am one of these veteran players, I often compare GW1 and GW2 expansions all together, which makes things bad, sadly. I do enjoy them both but sometimes I just hate them.

HoT is my so far favorite expansion in GW2, that was a huge new level taken into Tyria, their dramatic and awesome storyline, gliders, elite specs, Meta-events and other world dynamic events.
PoF, only thing I liked about it was that we went back to Elona after so long. And that we got more stuff about the human gods which I truly enjoy. Other than that... well, the storyline was OK but not as good as the HoT oh and mounts..? We never needed mounts.. I also hate ANet how they tease the kitten out of us who has been requesting new weapon mechanism, the land-Spear and Scythe. Again, they locked them behind NPC only and gave us the middle finger, literally.
Oh well, back to the point.

I really do hope we will get back to Cantha this time, ft. the Deep Sea Dragon (finally) and including a whole new underwater rework with lots of UW content. Hoping for a new playable race, Tengu or Largos as this would be my absolutely dream to come true for GW2.
I hope the Norns will have their time to shine now aswell..

If we will get a 3rd expansion, as we can only imagine for now that ANet is currently working on a 3rd expansion as we speak. What will make you purchase a 3rd expansion?
Depending on what kind of content they will be offering?
Are you going to buy it no matter what?
You wont purchase it as HoT/PoF did not give the content you were hoping for?

Comment below and write your thoughts!

Are you going to purchase the 3rd expansion? 888 votes

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  • Alga.6498Alga.6498 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @DeadlySynz.3471 said:
    Nope, mainly because the game mode I mainly play (WvW) has lost too many people. That and it's not a good sign when the HoT expansion has more players than PoF. I'm not really sure what they could do or expand on at this point.

    Agreed. WvW is not at all what it used to be a few years ago, I keep wondering if WvW's fate will be better in time or not. I felt this too regards HoT vs PoF. There was alot more players who did indeed purchase HoT as it was the 1st expansion. I remember the price fiasco too. Maybe I am wrong but is the game dying after all? Only time will tell... I guess.

  • If I’m still playing, definitely. But I hope they add some more meta events in PoF maps to hold me over, because I don’t really enjoy the bounty thing at all. They found a way to take the epic feeling out of some rather interesting fights, and had to fill with some incredibly uninteresting fights.

  • Tora.7214Tora.7214 Member ✭✭✭

    most probably yeah, specially if the new elites bring something cool to the table (wishlist: GS revenant/thief, sword offhand thief, hammer/rideable pets ranger)

  • Lunateric.3708Lunateric.3708 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Yes I will. My only grip with PoF is the lack of a better reward structure for most of its meta content and I believe it's a very common complaint they could address over time. Other than that it was an amazing expansion and I'm looking forward to more amazing things.

  • sephiroth.4217sephiroth.4217 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 22, 2018

    Depends what the expansion is aimed at.... If it's pure PvE again, probably not.

  • Dagger.2035Dagger.2035 Member ✭✭✭

    @Rhyse.8179 said:
    No. So far, each expac has been a case of "nerf everything except the expansion in order to force people to buy it." Not interested in another cycle of that.

    Yeah that's why I couldn't bring myself to buy PoF.

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  • GDchiaScrub.3241GDchiaScrub.3241 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Probably at a discount. Soulbeast was amusing to RP with, but I got surprising bored with the rest of the specializations in regards to WvW (which hasn't been a spectacular game mode either). Either aoe spam a damage flavor or aoe spam heals/boons? Imma just stick with rapid fire then and pretend stance sharing is useful in groups. Yus.

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  • plushiesoda.8150plushiesoda.8150 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 23, 2020

    Deleted in protest of anet leaving support ticket #7495730 without answer since October 10th 2019. It's sad how if this were a money-related issue you'd have answered within a couple of hours. At this point I'm not even mad, but disappointed by the mediocrity displayed by your community managers.

  • akenoyuki.8210akenoyuki.8210 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 22, 2018

    It all depends on what they deliver on the 3rd expansion.

    What I sought before buying expansion (rank):
    1. Story (PoF Story = Awesome | HoT Story = It's okay)
    2. World Class Meta (HoT Meta = Good | PoF Meta = Bad)
    3. New Feature (Glider = Good | Mounts = Good)
    4. Environment

    I hope the 3rd expansion will be as good or even better.

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

    Yes, I will purchase it. Whatever the content will be in term of storylines and use of mounts - I don't care much about - for me, the main interest is that it will add new area(s), new foe(s), new achievements (out of which new scavenger hunts what I like the most and I hope for JP too), new gathering and and so on... I am always happy with that.
    Side note: I don't like to do storylines. I find mounts nice, but what I mainly do in the game don't need them much. So, storylines and stuff related to mounts are not my motivation to go for an expansion pack.

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  • yes. but i see it necessary to get a rework of crafting. the more specialisations arrive the more items , armors etc are needed. and if a balance updates arrives the game gets annoying to grind the needed gear back together than to play the content you would enjoy.

    e.g. a build get suddenly effective with celestial stats. happy welcome to produce that loaded quarz you can make 1 stone per day off while you need like 45 of those accound and time gated stuff...

    the game needs to get more accessable towards all game modes. gw1 never brought me in that position that the more expansions arrived the more the game felt like work. nono never.

  • K THEN.5162K THEN.5162 Member ✭✭✭

    Depends if Crowfall comes out before or after the 3rd expansion

    WHAT?!? Did you expect something special would be written here

  • Torolan.5816Torolan.5816 Member ✭✭✭

    I would probalby buy it within a few variables. I am bnot realyl interested in game mechanics as I just play PvP for the AP and wvw for my personal enjoyment and Flamewars2.

    *Anet should make a choice if the commander is a skritthole pawn or not. I am all for saving the innocent in an heroic fashion, but that requires the PC to be a hero, not a pawn of people like Livia. If it should stay they way he is, there should be no more missions to save the innocents and world leaders but describe stuff how the PC walks all over the bad guys like Batman and makes them pay in the coinage they use themselves. Especially ignore the world leaders when you stay a sarcastic twit, just walk in the crisis regions and give a skritt about what everyone else thinks or wants.
    *Find a balance between hardcore content and accessible content. If you are unable to be innovative, at least be actually conservative and not waning in your direction.
    *Stop devaluing GW1 lore. I found it to be really anger inducing to see my former henchmen being instrumentalized by Palawa Joko of all people, and one of the few left alive turned out to be a super annoying old woman with a hunger for revenge.

  • AliamRationem.5172AliamRationem.5172 Member ✭✭✭✭

    As long as I'm still playing the game, I can't see myself not purchasing any and all future expansions. Besides, they have a good track record with me. HoT was and is absolutely amazing and I am pleased with PoF so far (I just wish it had HoT's events!).

  • Ben K.6238Ben K.6238 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Probably, if it continues to improve the way PoF did (aside from WvW where it put the final nail in the coffin for me). On the PvE side, for sure, there were some missteps in PoF, but they're relatively few and I find all of the maps enjoyable. By comparison, the only one I liked much from HoT was Auric Basin.

  • Crossaber.8934Crossaber.8934 Member ✭✭✭

    I will buy it most probably. But i will definitely stop playing if condition spam meta is continuing or even more cancerous than now.


  • If I'm still playing when it comes out? Yes.

  • @akenoyuki.8210 said:

    you're insane!

  • Fundor.2098Fundor.2098 Member ✭✭✭

    I will buy the third expansion.
    GW2 wasn't as good a game as it could have been at the beginning, for me that's most likely because I compare it to GW1 too strongly, but season after season and xpac after another the quality and lore of the game has skyrocketed from what it used to be. The game still hasn't reached its full potential, but ArenaNet has proved to me that each new addition does progress the game closer and closer to it. They clearly work hard to achieve it.

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  • Better to finish Balance and Lag / FPS Spikes before Release a new Expansion.

  • Ameepa.6793Ameepa.6793 Member ✭✭✭

    Of course, there's no point playing an MMO if not buying the expansions.

  • Westenev.5289Westenev.5289 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Shrugs I liked HoT and PoF and the variable difficulties and activities they added... though I do wonder where they can go from here. Mounts and Gliders will be serious boons in any future expansion if their effectiveness isn't somehow negated.

  • Henry.5713Henry.5713 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Depends on whether I haven't moved on to other games by then. I'll certainly purchase it if I continue to play the game, however. I prefer to own and play a complete game.

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  • Plautze.6290Plautze.6290 Member ✭✭✭

    I tend strongly towards yes, but only time will well. The question is whether a next expac is sensible ATM.
    For now, focusing on listening to the players and improving the existing content where needed could prove more beneficial.
    This will of course not attract new players, but will perhaps keep veteran players from leaving as they're tired of 6 years asking for the same thing and never being heard?

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  • juhani.5361juhani.5361 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 22, 2018

    I'd like to think I'm going to hem and haw. Then engage in lots of angst and overthinking because it won't be casual or solo-friendly just like the last two weren't. Then, after all that, decide not to buy it. That's what I thought I was going to do with PoF.

    I bought it anyway. So I'll probably do the angsting all over again and buy it like last time.

    I'm still going to hold out hope that I'll like the next xpac's elite specs, even though I can't stand firebrand or soulbeast. I'll probably grit my teeth through the story instance bosses and get irritated at non-explorable gimmick maps like the Desolation and Vabbi or the poison areas in HoT. And I'll grumble a lot. And I'll love the music and beautiful scenery and whatever new Core Tyria enhancing feature Anet adds. Such is life =)

  • Ardenwolfe.8590Ardenwolfe.8590 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Definitely. They've really turned the ship around after Heart of Thorns. Also, ANet tends to add content that you're pretty much required to have in order to complete the newest maps.

    So . . . there's that.

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  • Shirlias.8104Shirlias.8104 Member ✭✭✭✭

    30$ for extra maps/classes/story and at least 30 hours of gameplay are definitely far enough to me.
    I am not sure i will be actively playing the game, like now, but even so i will definitely buy it.

  • Ayakaru.6583Ayakaru.6583 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I've voted yes but only if they stay on course.
    GW2 wastes a lot of good potential, but i still love it despite its flaws. As long as the expansion gives me plenty to do, and my friends stick around as well, i have no reason not to get exp.3.

    But i have serious concerns on the story writing.
    There was no build up in the story.
    Balthazar died almost as soon as he appeared.
    When you compare him to Abaddon, the big bad behind the shadows in three expansions, never shown until the last fight.

    To defeat the dragons, see the good in them.
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    ..jormag? Who's that?

  • Tasida.4085Tasida.4085 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 22, 2018

    Yes, because I have been playing GW's since 2005 and the company puts out terrific gaming experience. I've played many games since the first year of WoW and both GW's remain a go to after breaks fave. I only wvw when I HAVE to for legends, so that aspect is of no difference to me whether its improved or not.

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  • akenoyuki.8210akenoyuki.8210 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 22, 2018

    @MrMojoRisin.7364 said:

    @akenoyuki.8210 said:

    you're insane!

    B-But... I really want to hanging around in underwater city, doing underwater mount race and underwater world boss, and bubbles, yes bubbles :'(

  • Bloodstealer.5978Bloodstealer.5978 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Alga.6498 said:

    @DeadlySynz.3471 said:
    Nope, mainly because the game mode I mainly play (WvW) has lost too many people. That and it's not a good sign when the HoT expansion has more players than PoF. I'm not really sure what they could do or expand on at this point.

    Agreed. WvW is not at all what it used to be a few years ago, I keep wondering if WvW's fate will be better in time or not. I felt this too regards HoT vs PoF. There was alot more players who did indeed purchase HoT as it was the 1st expansion. I remember the price fiasco too. Maybe I am wrong but is the game dying after all? Only time will tell... I guess.

    You mean there aren't the endless 200 man karma trains running across the maps.. yeah must be hard to having to go back and play a little smarter.

    I took a break from WvW for a few months, having been in there from before day 1 and tbh the only drop off I have seen since jumping back in recently is on desert BL's .. which from my own personal taste isn't a surprise to me. EB and Alpine maps still have decent levels of fun going on, with commander tags throughout the day. Desert seems to be more sporadic but still more than enough to be competitive. Perhaps it's more to do with your particular server or the staleness of some of the tiered matchups, or maybe players just don't like wvw without running in a 200man zerg.

    One thing I can get behind is PoF seems to of lost it's shine a lot quicker than the HoT maps leaving certain achievements and such harder to obtain with the lack of groups. Thankfully I got most of mine out the way early but there is still plenty of scope for expansion imo.

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  • if the new pack is any thing at all like pof with no system upgraded at all . i will not be buying the next new pack and based on what i do not see from it . i might very much put a end to this game franchise as a whole for the lack of story lore hard ware support and move on to more better and newer games like #FarCry5

  • Vayne.8563Vayne.8563 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Alga.6498 said:

    @DeadlySynz.3471 said:
    Nope, mainly because the game mode I mainly play (WvW) has lost too many people. That and it's not a good sign when the HoT expansion has more players than PoF. I'm not really sure what they could do or expand on at this point.

    Agreed. WvW is not at all what it used to be a few years ago, I keep wondering if WvW's fate will be better in time or not. I felt this too regards HoT vs PoF. There was alot more players who did indeed purchase HoT as it was the 1st expansion. I remember the price fiasco too. Maybe I am wrong but is the game dying after all? Only time will tell... I guess.

    Actually, I'm relatively sure that deliberate design decisions keep more people in HoT, nothing to do with the quality of the new expansion. They want people in HoT because HoT needs people to function. The new expansion needs considerably less people. Anet is much better at directing traffic than people give them credit for.

  • Alga.6498Alga.6498 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 22, 2018

    @Sylent.3165 said:
    Your missing the maybe option

    I was originally intended to put a 3rd option of the poll as ''Other'', (maybe/explain/etc) but then I changed it to Yes/No poll ft. only anonymous so for those who want to add a comment are free to do so.

    Interesting points and opinions. :)
    I would personally not purchase the 3rd expansion if it will turn up similar to PoF. Sure it was a great thing and hyped to get back to Elona but the whole concept of an expansion for me is not still there. I purchased PoF mainly because ''why not?'' ''Just because.'' And ''we're heading back to Elona.''

    If we're even getting a third expansion, because.. who knows really? 2 years from now? 3 years?

    It's cool to see so many different people based on their gamemodes. I am only for PvE as some of you are only into PvP and/or WvW aswell, so I completely see the point of not getting content for your gamemode. I am already bored and have been ever since November, and if we have to wait for atleast 2-3 years for the third exp... well then... :persevere: