Michram.6853 Posted December 31, 2019 Share Posted December 31, 2019 First of all I want to thank all of the people that make this place better, and want this game to improve sending constructive, lovely posts. <3 I want to take time and talk about all the positive things I've experienced this year, and there were plenty of heartwarming moments this year I'll never forget. 2019, that soon will come to pass, began with an amazing episode All or Nothing that affected so many people so deeply with its heartbreaking finale. And to see we all united to honor Aurene with so many art, music and comments was so beautiful, we needed this unity few months later, when once again we showed so beautifully support to Arenanet with #Love4Arenanet hashtag, spreading love everywhere, even though we were as scared as all the people at Anet that lost their jobs, but we knew we had to be strong. This year I started regularly playing World versus World and meeting wonderful, helpful and like-minded people in there has been one of the most amazing thing I've experienced in GW2. Later this year Warclaw was added and seeing so many helpful commanders and players too that took their time helping all the PvErs how things work in WvW was amazing. War Eternal was a big finale for Season 4 and it indeed felt like it, the cinematics really carried the episode. Dragonflight music theme - with updated Aurene's Fate motifs made it whole unforgettable. I enjoyed Skyscale collections, but it was a little bit a pain to grind those 250 currencies. :D Throughout the whole Season 4 I could hear, feel and see how much love goes into cinematics, maps, music, sound design, art - those small things that make a whole picture beautiful.Today I read Jennifer Sheurle's (the Lead Designer) post about those small things unnoticeable by the players (because they can't physically see them), but those people at Arenanet really CARE and are passionate about Guild Wars 2, those people who spend time to make something beautiful working hard to not only feed their families and pay the bills, but most importantly to ENTERTAIN us all, doesn't matter when GW2 ends and if it's near, THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE WHO LOVE THIS GAME JUST LIKE THE PLAYERS! LINK YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS (https://www.polygon.com/2019/12/26/20976550/developers-players-video-games-empathy)I could actually see that on August 30th that was marked by the community a sad day and turned the whole hard work into trash even before we even could see ANY fruit of it. This whole situation really challenged my empathy towards the players and the developers and I came into conclusion there are indeed liabilities, but if we focus on them alone, we will become a community of passionate fanatics seeing just vacancies that will eventually lead the whole hard work of the developers into nothing. Self-fulfilling prophecy it is called in psychology. So I look forward to this challenging 2020 for Guild Wars 2, that hopefully will hit the mark and will not be as bad as we all may be thinking. :) I believe in you all and wish the best 2020 possible no matter if you are a Hardcore or Casual <3 I want to finish my post with a quote from Path of Fire's "Small Victory"So a toast. Many challenges lie ahead. But may every battle lead to victory. And every victory to celebration.Love ya <3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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