A hypocrite says hello for one last GW2 rant.
More talk regarding plans for wvw recently and there is a lot of information in this new post about the plans Devon has for WvW in the future. He acknowledges many of the issues that WvW has such as the dominance of zergs, commanding tools, siege, and player activities. Another point was that they may be introducing a flux events type mechanic from GW1 could make it more interesting again, changing the rules of play occasionally would enable them to quickly test changes but also help in changing the meta a little.
However all of this right now comes off as rather shallow to me, lofty claims of vast updates that sound eerily familiar so excuse me if I don’t offer an enthusiastic woo as support just yet. The Jaded guild Wars gamer has heard this song and dance already. Just wait another month for a game changing updates. Major pvp patch in November, wait not January.. Hmm not quit yet. Sorry was there a big WvW patch I seemed to have missed it. Oh, you mean the patch that improved my ability to kill npc’s and brought the emergence of arrow cart wars, I am eternally grateful.
I thought your talk of innovation and experimentation was amazing at first but now I see this is just a watered down version of whatever idea it was the originally captivated us simple-minded the masses. I honestly don’t know what happened to them, could the pressure of profit taken its toll or like many well-meaning developers did they succumb to the qq and abandon their vision to start trying to appeal to everyone. Everyone who plays WvW excessively seems to have an opinion on the subject, the forums are a jumble of mismatched views and it could be hard to ascertain peoples issues occasionally but mostly, the issues that matter are plainly obvious and have been since the game launched.
Unnngh… I don’t think I will discuss guild Wars WvW on the blog anymore as it starting to come off as entirely too negative and overly critical. I may write about more positive items or gameplay experiences but all this gw2 ranting just makes me upset. It has potential, everyone who plays or has played is aware of that but how long to you give a game for it to realise that potential, or realise just a part of it. To me if feels like any meaningful changes aren’t going to happen within a decent time frame, I don’t see how considering what over 9 months has brought. The living story updates and over the top holiday activities are great but are not the focus of my play and enjoyment. There have been a number of decent WvW updates, I just don’t see it as enough… is that me just being spoilt, maybe, regardless it seems Guild Wars 2 just isn’t for me.
I still have fun and will until the near future, but now I think it comes primarily down to the quality of the company rather the quality of the content.