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Re: Guild Wars 2

Post by Nadia » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:21 am

Guild Wars 2's Colin Johanson outlines big plans and 'course correction' for the game
http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/07/18 ... ourse-cor/

from reader comments
the "TLDR" version:

- Dungeons will have a 2x daily "Gold Reward", bosses have coin removed and replaced with Champion Chests.

-All Champion mobs in the game will have a Champion Chest (similar to how meta bosses have chests now)

-Crafting will increase to 500 (At 500, crafters will be able to craft ascended weapons and armor.)

-New Acct Bound crafting materials.

-New Skills/Trait to be the game's progression.

-Magic find being removed from gear stat, instead being account bound + consumables only.

-Specific way to build Precursers

-New Legendary weapons and gear inc 2013

-Legendary items to be changed to stat-mutating (no need to transmute, change out-of-combat stat combo).

-WvW Orbs finally getting replacement mechanic

-Legendary Weapon skins in sPvP!!!!!

-New sPvP maps

-Tutorial revamp (to help ease Asian launch, and explain mechanics better)

-LFG tool....

My favorite information is about new legendary equipment being worked on, the new ways to obtain a Precursor (probably long-term crafting), and that they're finally getting a mechanic to replace Orbs. Orbs were the main objective of WvW and what caused 6hr siege efforts at the game's launch....long term, drawn out battles. the game needs something like that back in and I'm happy that they're aiming for it.

Also, with the removal of Magic Find as a gear stat, that means no more screening for scrubs wearing that in dungeons as a way for them to line their pockets while being carried through. And rewards revamp for dungeons means that no more CoF farming as the only viable way to get gold. Well, that and the way champions are being changed around might make Orr worth visiting again (if nothing else than for the champion Temple bosses).

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Re: Guild Wars 2

Post by Nadia » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:33 am

Polygon updates its review of GW2 from an 8.5 to a 9
http://www.polygon.com/2013/1/24/372832 ... ond-coming
If there was one concern I had about Guild Wars 2 when I initially reviewed it in September 2012, it was the future. An MMO lives or dies by its updates, and since ArenaNet chose a non-subscription model for its game, it theoretically had less reason to provide consistent, free content updates.

I'm happy to report that if that temptation existed, Guild Wars 2 has dodged it completely. While the game had big updates monthly from the start, beginning in April of 2013 ArenaNet launched an ambitious plan to provide meaningful new content every two weeks for free. It sounded unbelievable — it still does! — but it has been pulled off almost flawlessly.

(...)

While Guild Wars 2's population has fluctuated, the mix of constant new content and no subscription fee has made it easier for players to jump back in whenever they feel like. And the additions to the game are, by and large, very good — whether it's wacky platforming challenges like the April Fools Day-themed Super Adventure Box or serious ongoing stories like the saga of the villainous Scarlet Briar and her effects on the whole world."

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Re: Guild Wars 2

Post by Nadia » Tue May 13, 2014 10:52 am

joystiq criticism: What GW2 got wrong
http://massively.joystiq.com/2014/05/09 ... -got-wrong

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Re: Guild Wars 2

Post by Nadia » Fri May 30, 2014 6:52 am

GW2 launched in China May 15, 2014 and is doing very well

Guild Wars 2: Fifth Hottest Game in China, Tops WoW
http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/p ... ml#6346715

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Re: Guild Wars 2

Post by Nadia » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:20 pm

GW2 expansion, Heart of Thorns announced
http://massively.joystiq.com/2015/01/25 ... -heart-of/

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