Teratus.2859 Posted April 10, 2021 Share Posted April 10, 2021 @Ashen.2907 said:@mindcircus.1506 said:@Danikat.8537 said:@mindcircus.1506 said:@"voidek.5738" said:Only way to replay LWS1. :'(Didn't this community learn with Visions of the Past that the LWs1 content is objectively poor and not worth the resources it takes to make playable again?The problem with those is you only get 1 short instance, out of context. Judging the whole of season 1 on that would be like trying to decide if you like a TV show by watching 10 minutes from the middle of the next-to-last episode. You're not getting any of the context, you won't know who any of the characters are or what's going on so it won't make any sense and it will be virtually impossible to follow the plot or care what it is.This is by no means the only problem with this content.Not by a long shot.These instances were flat and unintersting. The Canach instance in particular is an awful gimmicky fight. I personally could have cared less about playing these things out of sequence. They were in essence supposed to be the best part of the content and they are substandard encounters by today's standards. Mechanics are awful, balance is janky, the environments other than Braham's instance have an amatuerish and unfinished feel.Compare these instances to the rest of the content we got with Visions of the Past, Forging Steel which is EXCELLENT, and the story instance with the Almora fight which stands out as one of the best story instance fights this game has ever delivered.You can take the Almora fight out of sequence and compare it to the Nightmare Incarnate instance and judge. You can take plenty of this game's content out of context, and rewards aside still have a fun and compelling encounter. The Season 1 content ages as well as a Tom Baker Doctor Who Episode. It has charm and is great for nostaligia, but it's production values make it borderline unwatchable.The content is objectively poor by today's standards.It works as a tech demo to show that they can bring back the instances but I don't know why they bothered showing it to players because getting tiny fragments out of order with no context bares absolutely no resemblance to getting season 1 back.They delivered this because the game director at the time, Mike-Z was busy catering to a loud vocal minority on this forum that said what was really important to their enjoyment of this game.They were catering to the same sentiment that fuelled the OP of this thread and putting what they could back in the game with the resources they had because a small part of this community asked for it over and over again.I can appreicate and respect the desire to have a contiguous story in this game without the season 1 gap. I would like that too. But when I look at the content objectively and compare it with the rest of what we got with Visions of the Past or Icebrood Saga all I can do is ask:What else might we have gotten had the developers not diverted resources to this Nostalgia project?Agreed.LS1 was awful. I took an extended break from the game to reevaluate where to spend my gaming time in response to this content. It gave me the solid impression that the talent behind GW1 was gone.None of that matters though, fact is this content is part of the game's story.Just because it's not up to the same standards of new content doesn't mean it shouldn't be reintroduced to the game.. by that same logic we should just remove HoT and LW3 because they're "not up to the standards of new content" either.. who gives a kitten about players who've never played it before or are enjoying running Alt's through the story right?LW1 is part of this game.. it's part of this progressing story, doesn't matter how poor it may be in quality compared to newer stuff.It exists, so it should be replayable and if people don't want to play it then they can make the choice to skip it.. the choice to do so is what matters and atm nobody has that choice and we're all forced to skip content that some of us want to play. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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