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  • That 'Heist' video would totally have made me want to check out the crazies who make this game. =)

    But...you posted the Grove tourism twice by mistake, and no Rata Sum video. Please?

  • @Cragga the Eighty Third.6015 said:
    That 'Heist' video would totally have made me want to check out the crazies who make this game. =)

    But...you posted the Grove tourism twice by mistake, and no Rata Sum video. Please?

    Mike Silbowitz a.k.a "Sibs"
    Head of Global Marketing @ ArenaNet
    Reddit: AnetHoGM

  • Trise.2865Trise.2865 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:

    You might check the typo(s) before mass release. (Mega-battlesand)

    You've never felt the power of the Mega-battlesand? the sand enchanted and stained with the blood and fighting spirit of thousands of warriors and gladiators?

    Reductio ad absurdum

  • McPero.3287McPero.3287 Member ✭✭

    Lions Arch, Divinity's Reach or I'm killing Taimi.

  • AgentMoore.9453AgentMoore.9453 Member ✭✭✭

    I appreciate the effort on these ads, and I am always excited to see more GW2 content, and that is precisely why I need to critique it:

    • Most of the 'everyone's been summoned!' ads look like they're saying 'Guild Wars 2: There's literally no one here despite our best efforts.'
      I get an intensely lonely impression at the end of each one despite the comedic angle you might have been going for.

      • The tourism ads, by themselves, seem too short/disjointed.
        They might be more effective as a single ad that displays all of the main racial cities to maximize the potential interest garnered among potential new players.

      • The CGI ad is solid enough, but some of the character models are going to haunt me for the rest of my life (Looking at you, revived Asura).

    Outside of this, I'd suggest releasing shorts like you did many moons ago with the Commando Class gag video. That thing still gets passed around to this day and was an effective conveyance of ArenaNet's wit and humor. Shorts could include main story characters like Canach and Rytlock and range from being simple 10 second clips where Canach slaps the ArenaNet/GW2 logo and the other end of it smacks Rytlock in the head all the way up to minute-long short stories involving world bosses, meta events, or displays of the various character abilities and weapons available in the game as seen through the lens of a handful of characters (players!) working together.

  • Gopaka.7839Gopaka.7839 Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 9, 2019

    Cannot wait to see the Welcome to Divinity's Reach video ! HYPE ! <3

  • McPero.3287McPero.3287 Member ✭✭
    edited April 9, 2019

    @Mike Silbowitz.1827 said:

    @McPero.3287 said:
    Lions Arch, Divinity's Reach or I'm killing Taimi.

    Don’t you dare kill Taimi!

    I lied. She's already dead.

    How about an ingame trailer contest for gems or something even better (unique item)?

  • Redponey.8352Redponey.8352 Member ✭✭✭

    This trailer look like a Jedi fight xD

  • Tiny Doom.4380Tiny Doom.4380 Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 9, 2019

    @sarkysek.1085 said:

    @Mike Silbowitz.1827 said:
    Ok. Lets' play it safe first. I'm showing you a tourism ad.

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=1YC0-ZGcLTg

    What do you think?

    I like it. But I think it's a little bit too short and doesn't show enough to capture the interest of someone not familiar with GW2.

    Black Citadel is an amazing city but that trailer really doesn't begin to do it justice. The voiceover is off, too. "Smelteuuuurrrrhhh" What?

    I find it hard to see who that trailer is designed to appeal to.

    Edit: Posted that before I'd watched the rest of the Tourism videos. Black Citadel is the weakest by far, mainly because the voiceover is very hard to understand and the Great Smelter is quite possibly the least interesting sight in the entire city. The general idea of the series is good and I understand why they need to be so very short but even as short as they are they could all be tighter. The voiceovers certainly could do with being punched up. The Grove one is probably the best, which is ironic since The Grove is my least favorite starting city.

    The really interesting part, though, is that you're doing the ad campaign in the first place. I've been playing MMORPGs for twenty years and it's pretty unusual in my experience for any MMO as old as GW2 now is to get this kind of push when nothing is actually going on to support it in terms of, for example, a new expansion or a change in payment model.

  • DragonFury.6243DragonFury.6243 Member ✭✭✭

    i know we are not the target audience but

    one of the coolest fight in open world is Legendary Ley-Line Anomaly for me at least
    i love to see a video show case that fight while the Legendary Ley-Line Anomaly is running and followed by many players on mounts
    but again the video should be short so may be that is supper hard

    i love to see a video show case racing in tyria
    but may be after we get all the 10 mounts

    i love to see a video show case elite specialization not DPS and fight scene only , may be some thing like your friends are in danger(a "dragon" shoot a fire ball on them may be ) and a scourge from a distance cast a sand shade and apply barrier to them the fire eat the sand and your friend are safe

  • Dami.5046Dami.5046 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 9, 2019

    I loved the first Guild Wars Trailer I saw, and i'm talking about the Guild Wars one trailer which had Devona talking about being a young girl and her father being in the Guildwars. It's the same with the CGI you see now on telly which states under it 'not actual game footage' and it's kind of disappointing. I would of loved the original game to have been like that first trailer, and I like trailers to show me what i'll actually get- unless when i rezz someone i will be able to pull them up now too., rather than a wonderfully looking computer generated version that is nowhere near the game itself.
    However I do like the tourist trailers. They show the real game.

  • zealex.9410zealex.9410 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 9, 2019

    @Ayakaru.6583 said:
    The trailer does seem to enforce that the point of the game is to become a discoball..
    All the while people have been saying that gw2 has become too shiny right from the start.
    Magic used to be subtle in gw1, and now its all a competion to see who’s the mst dazzling rainbow

    While its been going on for years.. its still kind of sad to see that its not something that happened, but was actually intended.

    My biggest complain of the trailer and the game, there's just too much shiny !@#$

  • Klipso.8653Klipso.8653 Member ✭✭✭✭

    This looks a whole lot like it was made for a different game and then repurposed for GW2.

    Was there going to be a mobile version of guild wars that was scrapped?

    -Balwarc [ICoa]

  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @zealex.9410 said:

    @Ayakaru.6583 said:
    The trailer does seem to enforce that the point of the game is to become a discoball..
    All the while people have been saying that gw2 has become too shiny right from the start.
    Magic used to be subtle in gw1, and now its all a competion to see who’s the mst dazzling rainbow

    While its been going on for years.. its still kind of sad to see that its not something that happened, but was actually intended.

    My biggest complain of the trailer and the game, there's just too much shiny !@#$

    Indeed. Given how that has got worse contrary to feedback and now advertising it as a significant trailer worthy part of the game, at least we know the dev teams wholly disagree on the issue.

    What sleep is here? What dreams there are in the unctuous coiling of the snakes mortal shuffling. weapon in my hand. My hand the arcing deathblow at the end of all things. The horror. The horror. I embrace it. . .

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

    @Klipso.8653 said:
    This looks a whole lot like it was made for a different game and then repurposed for GW2.

    Was there going to be a mobile version of guild wars that was scrapped?

    Nope.

    Check one of the earlier red posts on page 1

    Smugly chuckling forever.
    My sentence doesn't make sense? Well, I probably forgot to write half of it before posting.

  • Klipso.8653Klipso.8653 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Blocki.4931 said:

    @Klipso.8653 said:
    This looks a whole lot like it was made for a different game and then repurposed for GW2.

    Was there going to be a mobile version of guild wars that was scrapped?

    Nope.

    Check one of the earlier red posts on page 1

    I wonder why they chose to not use the watercolor style that the whole game uses.

    -Balwarc [ICoa]

  • Turkeyspit.3965Turkeyspit.3965 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Y'know what, I love them. Yes, if you compared them to the cinematics released for WoW or ESO, they don't hold a candle to them - but then, they don' t have to. GW2 doesn't compete against ESO or WoW on their terms, but on what makes GW2 different and refreshing from typical MMOs.

    What would be the point in producing a video that viewers would say "nah, the teaser for BFA looked better". Play to your strengths, and one of those are that GW2 doesn't try to be a WoW killer, but seeks to create its own space in the MMO genre and offer players a choice of different game style and design philosophy.

    :+1:

  • Urud.4925Urud.4925 Member ✭✭✭

    @TheQuickFox.3826 said:
    If you want to introduce new players to GW2, this is still the best vid:

    This is a good review that I watched some months ago. Although when I want to introduce GW2 to someone I usually use the following one:

    There are too many flashy effects for my tastes, but it shows a bit of the community and the dynamic gameplay, which are the best selling points for me. The other is ArenaNet itself, the best developer/publisher I found so far, by far. But unfortunately this cannot be shown with a short video.

    It depends on the target: if they are ppl who already play MMOs, there's no need to show fake CG (although I know it's the trend. Take the trailers of Revelation Online: cool they are cool, like a movie. But the game is a completely different "movie"). I would show something different, because GW2 IS different. If I didn't know GW2, I don't think I would search for more videos on youtube after watching the very first video posted on this thread. It's quite generic, very colourful weapons, idk. Not bad, but common.

    On the other hand, for very casual players, that maybe abandoned MMOs years ago, the short videos might be a good idea. But... they have no content. Why someone should be interested in GW2 after watching 5 seconds of Ascalon? They are good videos for us probably, but for completely strangers... idk.
    I would have probably used some very short dialogue/pun between NPCs. Take 2 random Asura NPCs (or Sylvari) and show a couple of lines. It would still be short (<15 seconds) and it would offer something that other boring MMOs heavily text-based don't have: humor, and a live world.

  • castlemanic.3198castlemanic.3198 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I really like the ads. I've generally cringed at live action advertisements for video games, but those weren't trying to create a live action representation of the game and the end result is amazing for that. the tourism ads are an interesting take, but I feel like they may have been too fast paced to really get anything out of them, though I understand that the intention for them is probably youtube advertising which makes sense. the first ad from the OP is really well done, i'm glad we're getting more CG stuff. It does make me wish that the path of fire trailer was CG as well.

    Overall, I approve of these advertisements, I think that there'll be a lot of good coming out of these ads and hopefully we'll see new people checking out the game soon.

    If you join a debate and provide little to no proof when the other side provides lots of evidence, you can't then declare yourself the winner of that debate. Veterans can make signatures apparently.

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Mike Silbowitz.1827 said:

    @Blaeys.3102 said:
    The 11 million strong ad works - it reflects your brand and shows how tightly the game is tied to its community. This is the direction you want to continue to take - emphasizing that GW2 really knows what the "massively multiplayer" in MMO should really mean.

    The Black Citadel tourism ad - not as much. It feels like it could be about any MMO - and quite frankly, the locations you "brag" about in the ad don't really add any enticing flavor or content to the game.

    Your brand differentiator - the thing that sets you apart from your competitors - is how well the game brings 100+ strangers together on a map to face down a foe. People can play hundreds of thousands of single player games. There are tons of coop games (and other MMOs that are more focused on group content) that bring together small groups (2-10 players) to face a challenge. GW2 shines in the large open world (in both PVE and WVW) where there are 100 or more other players - and I cant think of any other game (including other MMOs) that can rival you there.

    Center your marketing around that message (which you do very well in the 11 million strong ad) and you have something worth the effort.

    Thank you. A reward for your feedback:

    That would interest me far more than the first one. You see some big groups of interesting characters facing off against some huge and interesting looking monsters, and some sort of siege (I know it's WvW of course, but I'm thinking in terms of what a non-players would know). Considering the charr were one of the things which first attracted me to GW1 that's much more likely to get me interested. And it's using in-game graphics too, which gives me some idea of what the game is actually like.

    Honestly though I'm not sure I'm the target audience for any of these adverts, not because I already play GW2 but because I can't remember the last time I bought a game because of it's advertising. The nearest to that was when I saw an advert for beta sign-ups for Elder Scrolls Online and immediately went looking for more information, but that was because I already knew about the Elder Scrolls series and knew if there was a new game it would be worth checking out, and even then I wanted to read about the game to find out if it was worth my time before even signing up for the beta.

    Usually it's word of mouth which gets me interested, people and to a lesser extent publications whose opinions I trust telling me about a game. I'm not sure there's a way to get the kind of information I'd be looking for into an advert and until I know that information it doesn't really matter how pretty it looks. As an example when I first discovered GW1 seeing the charr (a totally unfamiliar kind of monster to me) was enough to get me to ask my brother what he's playing but it was when he said it's an MMO without a subscription fee and with a low level/item cap and very little focus on levelling up vs. customising your character that I actually got interested.

    "You can run like a river, Till you end up in the sea,
    And you run till night is black, And keep on going in your dreams,
    And you know all the long while, It's the journey that you seek,
    It's the miles of moving forward, With the wind beneath your wings."

  • Naxos.2503Naxos.2503 Member ✭✭✭

    I quite liked most of the video, I was a bit confused by the "summoned" videos at first too, it seems I wasn't the only one, but I understood the message on the second one I saw.

    The tourism ads seems a bit short, they dont convey enough information on their own, but I assume the short lenght is to bypass Youtube's "5 seconds before you can skip ad" measure, in which case it was a smart decision. May I suggest lenghtier versions that showcase the areas a bit more ? Hoelbrak in particular deserves a lot more attention, it's one of the most beautifully designed homecity, with it's giant ice sculptures, and roaming animals. It also has a few NPCs that share some lore or just tell stories. It shows how much life there is within the world itself, aside from players, and that's a big selling point of Guild wars 2 in my opinion : the World feels Alive and organic. You could also show the Southsun Resort : now That's tourism, (add in a caption that any karka related death, maiming, distress is not accounted for by the consortium)

    I think it's a good decision to rake in some new players, I would also showcase, as others mentionned, gameplay elements : World Bosses, Large scale Metas, potentially raids as well as new maps with the mechanics (gliders/mounts) for Expansion Ads.

    Another thing you could do for the free game as well as the expansion, are class videos. Nowadays, most videos on YouTube are Creators made content that showcase various classes and their skills, but you can also show the classes off, including the core classes and their mechanics.

  • Rivid.9628Rivid.9628 Member ✭✭

    @zealex.9410 said:

    I really like the animation for this trailer it gives an almost claymation feel to it in the first half. My cuteness meter just busted the moment I saw the Asura character. I love in the end how his torch just comes on like a little flash light and he shouts. XD

  • trev.1045trev.1045 Member ✭✭✭

    It definitely feels to me that the ArenaNet team are more focused on providing a road map and marketing GW2? Which is a good thing in my mind.

  • kermq.6258kermq.6258 Member ✭✭

    Cool but if only major cities should be like 30s for now they sound like that short things afer medications adverts that you should advise your apothecary or doctor before talking med.

  • Caedmon.6798Caedmon.6798 Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 9, 2019

    I dont think its a bad CGI but i also doubt its a CGI that would bring in a whole lot of new players,no offense i do appreciate you trying something else to bring in more people and i think a proper CGI trailer is something we could definetely use. When a CGI is done right,it Can get me interested as ive had with ESO and many other games where it's done so well you just wanna play it yourself or as when watching the Death Stranding trailer,just to know wth is going on.

  • Tachenon.5270Tachenon.5270 Member ✭✭✭

    Watching the Hoelbrak video, I thought the narrator said 'nude wife bares' and I was all like, well, sure, why not? Honoring the Spirit of Jaybird and all that. Go, anet.

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

    and now i see a weapon not in the game or not displayed in-game correctly.....want it tho....

  • Adenin.5973Adenin.5973 Member ✭✭✭

    @sigur.9453 said:
    Could have been a trailer/ad for their now not published mobile game, and since it was finished they just used it for not wasting money? Esthetically, it looks like an add for "super fabtasybase builder 6" and not worthy for an AAA mmo. But well, it's something at least.

    Certainly gives me a mobile games vibe

  • Absconditus.6804Absconditus.6804 Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 9, 2019

    @Mike Silbowitz.1827 said:

    @Blaeys.3102 said:
    The 11 million strong ad works - it reflects your brand and shows how tightly the game is tied to its community. This is the direction you want to continue to take - emphasizing that GW2 really knows what the "massively multiplayer" in MMO should really mean.

    The Black Citadel tourism ad - not as much. It feels like it could be about any MMO - and quite frankly, the locations you "brag" about in the ad don't really add any enticing flavor or content to the game.

    Your brand differentiator - the thing that sets you apart from your competitors - is how well the game brings 100+ strangers together on a map to face down a foe. People can play hundreds of thousands of single player games. There are tons of coop games (and other MMOs that are more focused on group content) that bring together small groups (2-10 players) to face a challenge. GW2 shines in the large open world (in both PVE and WVW) where there are 100 or more other players - and I cant think of any other game (including other MMOs) that can rival you there.

    Center your marketing around that message (which you do very well in the 11 million strong ad) and you have something worth the effort.

    Thank you. A reward for your feedback:

    Please, please add "Luke" into the game with that voice line somewhere. I love him so much already! Brightened my DAY!

    Seafarer's Rest | Enryon | Mistwarden [Hero]

  • Vancho.8750Vancho.8750 Member ✭✭✭

    I think Blizzard stole GW 2 shtick with the artsy drawn animation and now they have several like this one

    Also i have seen NCSOFT promote other games with sponsoring MMO Streamers and Youtubers, it will be a good idea to snatch some of them before Classic or 8.2 drop since most WoW people got really bored of the current expansion. If i remember correctly last year TheLazyPeon boosted the population with this

    after the Bless online fail.

  • @castlemanic.3198 said:
    I really like the ads. I've generally cringed at live action advertisements for video games, but those weren't trying to create a live action representation of the game and the end result is amazing for that. the tourism ads are an interesting take, but I feel like they may have been too fast paced to really get anything out of them, though I understand that the intention for them is probably youtube advertising which makes sense. the first ad from the OP is really well done, i'm glad we're getting more CG stuff. It does make me wish that the path of fire trailer was CG as well.

    Overall, I approve of these advertisements, I think that there'll be a lot of good coming out of these ads and hopefully we'll see new people checking out the game soon.

    Thank you :-)

    Mike Silbowitz a.k.a "Sibs"
    Head of Global Marketing @ ArenaNet
    Reddit: AnetHoGM

  • @Absconditus.6804 said:

    @Mike Silbowitz.1827 said:

    @Blaeys.3102 said:
    The 11 million strong ad works - it reflects your brand and shows how tightly the game is tied to its community. This is the direction you want to continue to take - emphasizing that GW2 really knows what the "massively multiplayer" in MMO should really mean.

    The Black Citadel tourism ad - not as much. It feels like it could be about any MMO - and quite frankly, the locations you "brag" about in the ad don't really add any enticing flavor or content to the game.

    Your brand differentiator - the thing that sets you apart from your competitors - is how well the game brings 100+ strangers together on a map to face down a foe. People can play hundreds of thousands of single player games. There are tons of coop games (and other MMOs that are more focused on group content) that bring together small groups (2-10 players) to face a challenge. GW2 shines in the large open world (in both PVE and WVW) where there are 100 or more other players - and I cant think of any other game (including other MMOs) that can rival you there.

    Center your marketing around that message (which you do very well in the 11 million strong ad) and you have something worth the effort.

    Thank you. A reward for your feedback:

    Please, please add "Luke" into the game with that voice line somewhere. I love him so much already! Brightened my DAY!

    Speaking with the Dev team now ;-P

    Mike Silbowitz a.k.a "Sibs"
    Head of Global Marketing @ ArenaNet
    Reddit: AnetHoGM

  • @sorudo.9054 said:
    and now i see a weapon not in the game or not displayed in-game correctly.....want it tho....

    Are you referring to the golden sword the main character is wielding? If yes, then you get that (sword, greatsword? I can't tell exactly) from having a toon which is 5 years for their birthday gift.

  • castlemanic.3198castlemanic.3198 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 9, 2019

    @Cat Warrior.9240 said:

    @sorudo.9054 said:
    and now i see a weapon not in the game or not displayed in-game correctly.....want it tho....

    Are you referring to the golden sword the main character is wielding? If yes, then you get that (sword, greatsword? I can't tell exactly) from having a toon which is 5 years for their birthday gift.

    It's this sword: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Luminous_Saber (for those who don't know what Cat Warrior is talking about).

    however, she is using it two handed, but you can see it stored on her belt where a one handed sword normally would be, which is why it's slightly confusing

    If you join a debate and provide little to no proof when the other side provides lots of evidence, you can't then declare yourself the winner of that debate. Veterans can make signatures apparently.

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

    @castlemanic.3198 said:

    @Cat Warrior.9240 said:

    @sorudo.9054 said:
    and now i see a weapon not in the game or not displayed in-game correctly.....want it tho....

    Are you referring to the golden sword the main character is wielding? If yes, then you get that (sword, greatsword? I can't tell exactly) from having a toon which is 5 years for their birthday gift.

    It's this sword: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Luminous_Saber (for those who don't know what Cat Warrior is talking about).

    however, she is using it two handed, but you can see it stored on her belt where a one handed sword normally would be, which is why it's slightly confusing

    oh, i see more than just a sword.

  • castlemanic.3198castlemanic.3198 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @sorudo.9054 said:
    oh, i see more than just a sword.
    'image'

    I was specifically talking about the sword that Cat Warrior was discussing, which is used by the central black woman in the trailer.

    with regards to the weapons on screen there, there's the luminous arc (longbow) skin, what looks like overtly glowing glyphic and peacemaker weapon skins, the luminous ward (shield) skin held by one dude, what i'm guessing is the luminous repeater (shortbow) held by that person on the right with the other yellow glowing bow.

    If you join a debate and provide little to no proof when the other side provides lots of evidence, you can't then declare yourself the winner of that debate. Veterans can make signatures apparently.

  • Eramonster.2718Eramonster.2718 Member ✭✭✭

    @sorudo.9054 said:

    @castlemanic.3198 said:

    @Cat Warrior.9240 said:

    @sorudo.9054 said:
    and now i see a weapon not in the game or not displayed in-game correctly.....want it tho....

    Are you referring to the golden sword the main character is wielding? If yes, then you get that (sword, greatsword? I can't tell exactly) from having a toon which is 5 years for their birthday gift.

    It's this sword: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Luminous_Saber (for those who don't know what Cat Warrior is talking about).

    however, she is using it two handed, but you can see it stored on her belt where a one handed sword normally would be, which is why it's slightly confusing

    oh, i see more than just a sword.

    I see Yoda :lol:.

  • Conncept.7638Conncept.7638 Member ✭✭✭

    @Turkeyspit.3965 said:
    Never seen that one before, but it does a nice job of covering the basics of the game.

    It displays:

    • world bosses
    • downed state
    • massive open PvE zergs
    • PvE players being carried by Mesmers.
    • The overuse of gaudy glowing implements
  • @zealex.9410 said:

    Zealex, thanks for posting this and kicking off the great discussion which ensued. Out of all the videos shown here, this first one is my personal favorite. Players helping players, a heroine standing up against the monster and then finding she has a legion at her side - those touched something in me and would have drawn me to check out GW2 if I wasn't already playing it. The "Everyone's Been Summoned" videos were funny and I liked them, especially how they echoed the theme of players coming together to fight the baddies. The big PVE and WvW zergs are one of the things I really enjoy about the game. The Tourism videos did not grab me as much. On their own they wouldn't have pulled me toward the game. If they are part of a larger campaign though, one that gives them some context, they might work well.

  • crepuscular.9047crepuscular.9047 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @zealex.9410 said:

    for some reason it reminds me of Guild Wars Prophecies intro cinematic ¯_(ツ)_/¯


    and... oh jesus!!! so much effort into the main female toon and that dragon
    but those additional models, they look plaster toys... should have just went with in-game graphics from the start, which looks better

    and all those neon lighted weapons, should change all of them to the different legendary weapons instead

    @sorudo.9054 said:
    oh, i see more than just a sword.

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  • crepuscular.9047crepuscular.9047 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 10, 2019

    @sorudo.9054 said:

    This is a good review that I watched some months ago. Although when I want to introduce GW2 to someone I usually use the following one:

    There are too many flashy effects for my tastes, but it shows a bit of the community and the dynamic gameplay, which are the best selling points for me. The other is ArenaNet itself, the best developer/publisher I found so far, by far. But unfortunately this cannot be shown with a short video.

    It depends on the target: if they are ppl who already play MMOs, there's no need to show fake CG (although I know it's the trend. Take the trailers of Revelation Online: cool they are cool, like a movie. But the game is a completely different "movie"). I would show something different, because GW2 IS different. If I didn't know GW2, I don't think I would search for more videos on youtube after watching the very first video posted on this thread. It's quite generic, very colourful weapons, idk. Not bad, but common.

    On the other hand, for very casual players, that maybe abandoned MMOs years ago, the short videos might be a good idea. But... they have no content. Why someone should be interested in GW2 after watching 5 seconds of Ascalon? They are good videos for us probably, but for completely strangers... idk.
    I would have probably used some very short dialogue/pun between NPCs. Take 2 random Asura NPCs (or Sylvari) and show a couple of lines. It would still be short (<15 seconds) and it would offer something that other boring MMOs heavily text-based don't have: humor, and a live world.

    sorry Anet, but I certainly enjoyed this fan made one more, and more persuasive

    should take this and replace some of the scenes with more impact ones
    i.e.

    • a slowly zoomed out to aerial view of massive zerg fights in WvW
    • 5 men manned cannons firing at Zhaitan simultaneously
    • in player face Kalk roaring at the player party
    • aquatic ruins boss fight, or squad fight blowing up Rhendak
    • giant multi boss zerg fights like Serpent Ire

    are just some of the updates that can make the video more impactful and up to date

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  • crepuscular.9047crepuscular.9047 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @TheQuickFox.3826 said:
    If you want to introduce new players to GW2, this is still the best vid:

    oh... we have to have the part 'getting owned by a bunny' somewhere in the trailer :lol:

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  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 10, 2019

    @sorudo.9054 said:

    @castlemanic.3198 said:

    @Cat Warrior.9240 said:

    @sorudo.9054 said:
    and now i see a weapon not in the game or not displayed in-game correctly.....want it tho....

    Are you referring to the golden sword the main character is wielding? If yes, then you get that (sword, greatsword? I can't tell exactly) from having a toon which is 5 years for their birthday gift.

    It's this sword: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Luminous_Saber (for those who don't know what Cat Warrior is talking about).

    however, she is using it two handed, but you can see it stored on her belt where a one handed sword normally would be, which is why it's slightly confusing

    oh, i see more than just a sword.

    Man, it is like a Jedi Mardi Gras!

    Not a good look for the game!

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  • Asukai.4507Asukai.4507 Member ✭✭

    GW2 made on Unreal Engine 4.

  • ProtoGunner.4953ProtoGunner.4953 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I understand this trailer from a marketing perspective. But imo it has nothing to do with the art style they used the past 7 years. Still, if it helps to acquire some Fortnite players, why not?

  • castlemanic.3198castlemanic.3198 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @crepuscular.9047 said:
    oh... we have to have the part 'getting owned by a bunny' somewhere in the trailer :lol:

    Get the champion jackalope from jahai bluffs to make an appearance because dear god the huge shift from the curious bunny chase to getting my butt handed to me when it suddenly turned into a champion and literally kicked me off of the cliff. So we DO have the bunny of death actually in game.

    If you join a debate and provide little to no proof when the other side provides lots of evidence, you can't then declare yourself the winner of that debate. Veterans can make signatures apparently.

  • Turkeyspit.3965Turkeyspit.3965 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @castlemanic.3198 said:

    @crepuscular.9047 said:
    oh... we have to have the part 'getting owned by a bunny' somewhere in the trailer :lol:

    Get the champion jackalope from jahai bluffs to make an appearance because dear god the huge shift from the curious bunny chase to getting my butt handed to me when it suddenly turned into a champion and literally kicked me off of the cliff. So we DO have the bunny of death actually in game.

    Er...we have for a while now: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Champion_Rabbit

    This guy can literally one-shot you. That ANET sends us to fight this boss without so much as a holy hand grenade is unconscionable.

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