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Guild Wars 2 Status Report

The Guild Wars 2 Wiki has the latest status on ArenaNet's MMORPG sequel as they work to overcome launch issues. This includes details on tweaks to the game, dealing with capacity issues, and a few important warnings on how to ensure the security of your account. Here's word on plans to open the game's forums: "Our most important priority at the moment is to ensure that the game runs stably and flawlessly. So as to not create additional demand on our infrastructure and on our programming team, we made the decision not to open the forums until the initial mass influx of players has calmed down a bit."

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56. Re: The REAL reason they closed the forums... Sep 3, 2012, 02:31 saluk
 
Yakubs wrote on Sep 2, 2012, 22:52:
Dades wrote on Sep 2, 2012, 16:41:
Nope, WOW is definitely the worse game and probably won't become better with time because it's too mired in mass player appeal at this point to take some risks like GW2.

You're joking, right? "Take some risks"? What risks did GW2 take? Adding dreadfully boring and repetitive Heart quests? Having player models with tiny waists and giant tits to give their target audience a boner? There's literally nothing they added to the genre that's not already out there except perhaps some convenience features.

No, adding the heart quests to keep people around for the real game (the events) was slight backing away from the risk. But building a game around dynamic events was certainly a risk. Not focusing on gear grind, ditto. Scaling your level to match the area your in, a LOT of people complained about how that would ruin their feeling of progression, but I find it one of the best features.

In your case, these risks seem to have failed, because it sounds like you focused on the boring heart quests and missed the game.

Complaints about an mmo not adding anything to the genre are stupid. If it's a bad game for you, it's a bad game for you, regardless of how innovative it is or not. And if its a great game for me, it really doesn't matter if the game is full of completely new ideas; or, if the game takes a bunch of existing ideas and tweaks them slightly to make them fit into a tasty tasty whole. It's been a long time since I have been so addicted. I played WAR for less than a week. I played TOR for 2 months but can't say that even after the first day I ever felt like I was compelled to log on. I've spent a few hours a day or more on GW2 since release.

If you don't like the game, you don't like the game; but you have to be seriously blind not to notice the effort that went into it and the bold choices that have been made.
 
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