Layoffs at Guild Wars II publisher...is it the end of GW2?

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#1 Posted by BSC14 (4187 posts) -

http://www.gamespot.com/news/layoffs-at-guild-wars-ii-publisher-6401089

Im not being serious about the end of GW2. I think this is completely normal after a game with a fairly large staff is completed for the company to let some people go. What I do find funny is you dont see a bunch of "OMG its the end of the game blah, blah, blah".If it were Bioware or Blizzard the idiots would come out on full attack mode.

Just saying.

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#2 Posted by naz99 (2804 posts) -

From what i read it was only several staff members,it was not like half the team was being laid off,the game sales will have slowed down and they probably have to many ppl on the payroll just for updates to the game so i don't think this is anything to be worried about...hopefully :P

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#3 Posted by jakes456 (1398 posts) -

Game hasn't even been out 6 months and is dying. Overhyped and brought nothing new to the table.

I didn't think it was possible to make a game worse than Guild Wars.

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#4 Posted by BrunoBRS (74156 posts) -
i'm glad you still have some common sense lol. but notice that the layoffs were on NCSoft due to a restructuring. it has nothing to do with guild wars 2. in fact, ANet has been hiring people, not laying off.
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#5 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

"end of gw2"

looooooooooooooooooooool

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#6 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -
It's getting closer and closer to its end, but not because of this, the developers themselves are out to destroy this game and if they somehow fail with all their bad decisions and terrible support, Nexon has shown us every single time that they aren't afraid to do it, no matter the game and potential.
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#7 Posted by nutcrackr (13029 posts) -
It should be worrying for the developers that their publisher is restructuring. Certainly it might not be from GW2 but ArenaNet need to ensure they don't damaged from the fallout.
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#8 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

Game hasn't even been out 6 months and is dying. Overhyped and brought nothing new to the table.

I didn't think it was possible to make a game worse than Guild Wars.

jakes456

Someone is uninformed

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#9 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

[QUOTE="jakes456"]

Game hasn't even been out 6 months and is dying. Overhyped and brought nothing new to the table.

I didn't think it was possible to make a game worse than Guild Wars.

lostrib

Someone is uninformed

dont worry its just the village idiot

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#10 Posted by Allicrombie (26207 posts) -

[QUOTE="lostrib"]

[QUOTE="jakes456"]

Game hasn't even been out 6 months and is dying. Overhyped and brought nothing new to the table.

I didn't think it was possible to make a game worse than Guild Wars.

wis3boi

Someone is uninformed

dont worry its just the village idiot

lot of those around lately, must be the season.
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#11 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -
[QUOTE="wis3boi"]

[QUOTE="lostrib"]

Someone is uninformed

Allicrombie

dont worry its just the village idiot

lot of those around lately, must be the season.

Santa isn't happy about that.
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#12 Posted by JohnF111 (14187 posts) -
It was a handful of people probably brought in for the launch of GW2, Blizzard let go of 600 people worldwide... Big difference.
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#13 Posted by kozzy1234 (35966 posts) -

Alot of people dont seem to know much about gaming development do they?
It is very very common for a company to release some people AFTER a big game has been released.

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#14 Posted by JohnF111 (14187 posts) -

[QUOTE="jakes456"]

Game hasn't even been out 6 months and is dying. Overhyped and brought nothing new to the table.

I didn't think it was possible to make a game worse than Guild Wars.

lostrib

Someone is uninformed

Ah ignore him, he's the joker of the pack, no one takes him seriously any more.
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#15 Posted by vfibsux (4497 posts) -

Game hasn't even been out 6 months and is dying. Overhyped and brought nothing new to the table.

I didn't think it was possible to make a game worse than Guild Wars.

jakes456
I don't think it is possible to be a more fail troll than you.
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#16 Posted by vfibsux (4497 posts) -

http://www.gamespot.com/news/layoffs-at-guild-wars-ii-publisher-6401089

Im not being serious about the end of GW2. I think this is completely normal after a game with a fairly large staff is completed for the company to let some people go. What I do find funny is you dont see a bunch of "OMG its the end of the game blah, blah, blah".If it were Bioware or Blizzard the idiots would come out on full attack mode.

Just saying.

BSC14
BSC....you really look stupid posting this stuff, just stop already.
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#17 Posted by BSC14 (4187 posts) -

[QUOTE="BSC14"]

http://www.gamespot.com/news/layoffs-at-guild-wars-ii-publisher-6401089

Im not being serious about the end of GW2. I think this is completely normal after a game with a fairly large staff is completed for the company to let some people go. What I do find funny is you dont see a bunch of "OMG its the end of the game blah, blah, blah".If it were Bioware or Blizzard the idiots would come out on full attack mode.


Just saying.

vfibsux

BSC....you really look stupid posting this stuff, just stop already.

Did you even read what I posted?

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#18 Posted by FelipeInside (28482 posts) -

I think some people actually think it's "cool" to say that an MMO is failing. Must be the latest fashion. (NOT directed at you TC)

No idea why they would want a strictly PC Game to fail, but somehow they enjoy it in their own little twisted mind.

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#19 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (24599 posts) -
spiral knights is the only good mmo because you can strafe aim
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#20 Posted by FelipeInside (28482 posts) -
spiral knights is the only good mmo because you can strafe aimJigglyWiggly_
That game looks soooooo cute (and fun). But it's not an MMO is it? More like Arena Battles?
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#21 Posted by BSC14 (4187 posts) -

I think some people actually think it's "cool" to say that an MMO is failing. Must be the latest fashion. (NOT directed at you TC)


No idea why they would want a strictly PC Game to fail, but somehow they enjoy it in their own little twisted mind.

FelipeInside

Yep, I don't get it either.

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#22 Posted by SKaREO (3161 posts) -

[QUOTE="FelipeInside"]

I think some people actually think it's "cool" to say that an MMO is failing. Must be the latest fashion. (NOT directed at you TC)


No idea why they would want a strictly PC Game to fail, but somehow they enjoy it in their own little twisted mind.

BSC14

Yep, I don't get it either.

It's not always about doing what you want to do. And the truth is rarely pleasant.
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#23 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (24599 posts) -

[QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"]spiral knights is the only good mmo because you can strafe aimFelipeInside
That game looks soooooo cute (and fun). But it's not an MMO is it? More like Arena Battles?

Pretty sure it's a mmorpg, I mean, I've played very little, but from what I've played I like it.

Also ye, the art style is too amazing.

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#24 Posted by danjammer69 (4283 posts) -

NCSOFT is the publisher of GW2, not the dev. Anet is going nowhere (I hope)

While not WoW huge, the GW franchise is still pretty damn big. If GW3 ever becomes a reality I am sure that their are tons of other publishers that would love to jump on that train.

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#25 Posted by illmatic87 (17931 posts) -
Why am I not surprised that you posted this?
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#26 Posted by NEWMAHAY (3824 posts) -

The layoffs were not in the guild wars staff (arenanet) . It was their publisher. The layoffs were at their settle studios, not Bellevue. The title was just misleadingish.

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#27 Posted by BSC14 (4187 posts) -

Why am I not surprised that you posted this?illmatic87

Did you read what I posted? Let me quote for you:

"Im not being serious about the end of GW2. I think this is completely normal after a game with a fairly large staff is completed for the company to let some people go"

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#28 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

[QUOTE="illmatic87"]Why am I not surprised that you posted this?BSC14

Did you read what I posted? Let me quote for you:

"Im not being serious about the end of GW2. I think this is completely normal after a game with a fairly large staff is completed for the company to let some people go"

so what genius idea to put it in the title of the thread anyways to coax people into typing rage replies

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#29 Posted by BSC14 (4187 posts) -

[QUOTE="BSC14"]

[QUOTE="illmatic87"]Why am I not surprised that you posted this?wis3boi

Did you read what I posted? Let me quote for you:

"Im not being serious about the end of GW2. I think this is completely normal after a game with a fairly large staff is completed for the company to let some people go"

so what genius idea to put it in the title of the thread anyways to coax people into typing rage replies

But the title points to exactly my point. It is exactly what you would see if this were Bioware / Blizzard ext.

And what a genius idea to reply to the topic starter without even reading what he/she actually posted.

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#30 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -

[QUOTE="wis3boi"]

[QUOTE="BSC14"]

Did you read what I posted? Let me quote for you:

"Im not being serious about the end of GW2. I think this is completely normal after a game with a fairly large staff is completed for the company to let some people go"

BSC14

so what genius idea to put it in the title of the thread anyways to coax people into typing rage replies

But the title points to exactly my point. It is exactly what you would see if this were Bioware / Blizzard ext.

And what a genius idea to reply to the topic starter without even reading what he/she actually posted.

You're better than ionusX, no need to go down to his level, there are plenty gamebreaking flaws that keep getting worse to discuss about, as for geniuses, what other kind could there be if not Gamespot geniuses?

Title: X game sux

OP: HA, it's a joke lul!

Random GS genius: Y IZ U DUM? iz not posibleh, you deserve to burn ~insert life story~, u suck.

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#31 Posted by ionusX (25757 posts) -

NCSOFT is the publisher of GW2, not the dev. Anet is going nowhere (I hope)

While not WoW huge, the GW franchise is still pretty damn big. If GW3 ever becomes a reality I am sure that their are tons of other publishers that would love to jump on that train.

danjammer69

anet is hiring and expanding. they have also made it very clear that their trying to broker an agreement to flee ncsoft as a publisher and go to either someone else, or to self publish. they also just renovated their new office. anet sleeps on pillows stuffed with 50 dollar US tenders atm. id say their probably fine.

wildstar studio's also wants out in an effort to make wildstar a digital distributed game only.

ncsoft is going the way of the do-do bird.. jsut as basically all publishers are doomed to eventually do. as the world has discovered you dont need the game publisher to make it into game profits heaven

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#32 Posted by BSC14 (4187 posts) -

Why am I not surprised that you posted this?illmatic87

Your momma.

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#33 Posted by bonafidetk (3911 posts) -
Its not unusual for MMORPG devs to lay people off after their project is over.
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#34 Posted by BrunoBRS (74156 posts) -
i'd like to reiterate what i already said, but no one noticed: the ones laying off are NCSoft, the publisher. ArenaNet, which are the developers, are actually HIRING people.
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#35 Posted by vfibsux (4497 posts) -

[QUOTE="vfibsux"][QUOTE="BSC14"]

http://www.gamespot.com/news/layoffs-at-guild-wars-ii-publisher-6401089

Im not being serious about the end of GW2. I think this is completely normal after a game with a fairly large staff is completed for the company to let some people go. What I do find funny is you dont see a bunch of "OMG its the end of the game blah, blah, blah".If it were Bioware or Blizzard the idiots would come out on full attack mode.


Just saying.

BSC14

BSC....you really look stupid posting this stuff, just stop already.

Did you even read what I posted?

Doesn't matter what you posted, it's that you posted it. Don't try and act all unbiased toward GW2 now, little late for that act.
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#36 Posted by BSC14 (4187 posts) -

[QUOTE="BSC14"]

[QUOTE="vfibsux"] BSC....you really look stupid posting this stuff, just stop already.vfibsux

Did you even read what I posted?

Doesn't matter what you posted, it's that you posted it. Don't try and act all unbiased toward GW2 now, little late for that act.

I really dont care what you think. Believe it or not, this was not about the many things I dislike about the most overrated game ever made known as Guild Wars 2. It was aimed at the idiots who love to go on and on about how every mmo is going to die just because the companies are letting a few people go.

Im not trying to play as unbiased..Im not unbiased but this topic was never intended to attack GW2. If I wanted to post something negative about GW2 I dont have to do it like this there is plenty to talk about so I would have just created a new thread.

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#37 Posted by FelipeInside (28482 posts) -

[QUOTE="vfibsux"][QUOTE="BSC14"]

Did you even read what I posted?

BSC14

Doesn't matter what you posted, it's that you posted it. Don't try and act all unbiased toward GW2 now, little late for that act.

I really dont care what you think. Believe it or not, this was not about the many things I dislike about the most overrated game ever made known as Guild Wars 2. It was aimed at the idiots who love to go on and on about how every mmo is going to die just because the companies are letting a few people go.

Im not trying to play as unbiased..Im not unbiased but this topic was never intended to attack GW2. If I wanted to post something negative about GW2 I dont have to do it like this there is plenty to talk about so I would have just created a new thread.

Why do you say that?

Yes, lots of people said it was the next coming of Jesus, and I knew it wasn't.... but the game is a great MMO in it's own right.

Looks amazing (probably the best looking MMO out there), controls are great and has so many things to do in it it's unbelievable.

AND the one thing I love is that you don't have to dedicate 100 hrs x week to be part of something awesome, so it caters for both people that play little or a lot.

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#38 Posted by BSC14 (4187 posts) -

[QUOTE="BSC14"]

[QUOTE="vfibsux"] Doesn't matter what you posted, it's that you posted it. Don't try and act all unbiased toward GW2 now, little late for that act.FelipeInside

I really dont care what you think. Believe it or not, this was not about the many things I dislike about the most overrated game ever made known as Guild Wars 2. It was aimed at the idiots who love to go on and on about how every mmo is going to die just because the companies are letting a few people go.

Im not trying to play as unbiased..Im not unbiased but this topic was never intended to attack GW2. If I wanted to post something negative about GW2 I dont have to do it like this there is plenty to talk about so I would have just created a new thread.

Why do you say that?

Yes, lots of people said it was the next coming of Jesus, and I knew it wasn't.... but the game is a great MMO in it's own right.

Looks amazing (probably the best looking MMO out there), controls are great and has so many things to do in it it's unbelievable.

AND the one thing I love is that you don't have to dedicate 100 hrs x week to be part of something awesome, so it caters for both people that play little or a lot.

Because it's my honest opinion of the game. I don't think it's great...I think it's decent at best. I think it's probably one of the weakest mmos on the market and after everyone here went on and on about how it was going to be so amazing, I ended up being REALLY disappointed. Especially since I bought two copies. :P

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#39 Posted by FelipeInside (28482 posts) -
^^ Really disappointing and you bought two copies? Something not compute. Back on topic, what things didn't you like? or thought were disappointing?
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#40 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

[QUOTE="FelipeInside"]

[QUOTE="BSC14"]

I really dont care what you think. Believe it or not, this was not about the many things I dislike about the most overrated game ever made known as Guild Wars 2. It was aimed at the idiots who love to go on and on about how every mmo is going to die just because the companies are letting a few people go.

Im not trying to play as unbiased..Im not unbiased but this topic was never intended to attack GW2. If I wanted to post something negative about GW2 I dont have to do it like this there is plenty to talk about so I would have just created a new thread.

BSC14

Why do you say that?

Yes, lots of people said it was the next coming of Jesus, and I knew it wasn't.... but the game is a great MMO in it's own right.

Looks amazing (probably the best looking MMO out there), controls are great and has so many things to do in it it's unbelievable.

AND the one thing I love is that you don't have to dedicate 100 hrs x week to be part of something awesome, so it caters for both people that play little or a lot.

Because it's my honest opinion of the game. I don't think it's great...I think it's decent at best. I think it's probably one of the weakest mmos on the market and after everyone here went on and on about how it was going to be so amazing, I ended up being REALLY disappointed. Especially since I bought two copies. :P

It seems most reviewers and users disagree with you, based on reviews

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#41 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

[QUOTE="BSC14"]

[QUOTE="FelipeInside"]

Why do you say that?

Yes, lots of people said it was the next coming of Jesus, and I knew it wasn't.... but the game is a great MMO in it's own right.

Looks amazing (probably the best looking MMO out there), controls are great and has so many things to do in it it's unbelievable.

AND the one thing I love is that you don't have to dedicate 100 hrs x week to be part of something awesome, so it caters for both people that play little or a lot.

lostrib

Because it's my honest opinion of the game. I don't think it's great...I think it's decent at best. I think it's probably one of the weakest mmos on the market and after everyone here went on and on about how it was going to be so amazing, I ended up being REALLY disappointed. Especially since I bought two copies. :P

It seems most reviewers and users disagree with you, based on reviews

he probably played solo till level 5-10 and never found a guild

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#42 Posted by BSC14 (4187 posts) -

^^ Really disappointing and you bought two copies? Something not compute. Back on topic, what things didn't you like? or thought were disappointing? FelipeInside

I preordered one for myself and one for a friend who was low on funds.

EDIT: Off the top of my head the game feels like a button masher imo. With no tank, healer, dps combat system or some other form of organized combat it's just a free for all.

No real end game to keep people coming back....at least nothing I would call endgame.

The dynamic events are really stupid imo....it's just a follow the mobs around and jump in. The whole dynamic events feel really artificial and I don't get why people find it fun.

That's just off the top of my head...I have not played it in a long time.

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#43 Posted by BSC14 (4187 posts) -

he probably played solo till level 5-10 and never found a guild

wis3boi

Must have because just not liking the game seems to not be an option.

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#44 Posted by BSC14 (4187 posts) -

It seems most reviewers and users disagree with you, based on reviews

lostrib

What does this mean to me? Like I said....overrated.

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#45 Posted by vfibsux (4497 posts) -

http://www.gamespot.com/news/layoffs-at-guild-wars-ii-publisher-6401089

Im not being serious about the end of GW2. I think this is completely normal after a game with a fairly large staff is completed for the company to let some people go. What I do find funny is you dont see a bunch of "OMG its the end of the game blah, blah, blah".If it were Bioware or Blizzard the idiots would come out on full attack mode.

Just saying.

BSC14

What you found "funny" was it is GW2 and not WoW or SWTOR, when people didn't scream about it you got your panties in a bind because you felt it wasn't fair that people would rip Blizzard or Bioware but not your arch nemesis Arenanet. This was a passive aggressive attack and you knew full well what would come of it. Stop playing Mr. Innocent. I am sorry that Guild Wars 2's success has somehow chaffed you like sand in your underwear after a day at the beach, get over it already.

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#46 Posted by ionusX (25757 posts) -

[QUOTE="BSC14"]

http://www.gamespot.com/news/layoffs-at-guild-wars-ii-publisher-6401089

Im not being serious about the end of GW2. I think this is completely normal after a game with a fairly large staff is completed for the company to let some people go. What I do find funny is you dont see a bunch of "OMG its the end of the game blah, blah, blah".If it were Bioware or Blizzard the idiots would come out on full attack mode.

Just saying.

vfibsux

What you found "funny" was it is GW2 and not WoW or SWTOR, when people didn't scream about it you got your panties in a bind because you felt it wasn't fair that people would rip Blizzard or Bioware but not your arch nemesis Arenanet. This was a passive aggressive attack and you knew full well what would come of it. Stop playing Mr. Innocent. I am sorry that Guild Wars 2's success has somehow chaffed you like sand in your underwear after a day at the beach, get over it already.

his jimmies have definetely been perma-rustled

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#47 Posted by BSC14 (4187 posts) -

[QUOTE="BSC14"]

http://www.gamespot.com/news/layoffs-at-guild-wars-ii-publisher-6401089

Im not being serious about the end of GW2. I think this is completely normal after a game with a fairly large staff is completed for the company to let some people go. What I do find funny is you dont see a bunch of "OMG its the end of the game blah, blah, blah".If it were Bioware or Blizzard the idiots would come out on full attack mode.

Just saying.

vfibsux

What you found "funny" was it is GW2 and not WoW or SWTOR, when people didn't scream about it you got your panties in a bind because you felt it wasn't fair that people would rip Blizzard or Bioware but not your arch nemesis Arenanet. This was a passive aggressive attack and you knew full well what would come of it. Stop playing Mr. Innocent. I am sorry that Guild Wars 2's success has somehow chaffed you like sand in your underwear after a day at the beach, get over it already.

I don't know if you missed it or not but I already replied to you.

And you're still wrong.

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#48 Posted by BSC14 (4187 posts) -

[QUOTE="vfibsux"]

[QUOTE="BSC14"]

http://www.gamespot.com/news/layoffs-at-guild-wars-ii-publisher-6401089

Im not being serious about the end of GW2. I think this is completely normal after a game with a fairly large staff is completed for the company to let some people go. What I do find funny is you dont see a bunch of "OMG its the end of the game blah, blah, blah".If it were Bioware or Blizzard the idiots would come out on full attack mode.

Just saying.

ionusX

What you found "funny" was it is GW2 and not WoW or SWTOR, when people didn't scream about it you got your panties in a bind because you felt it wasn't fair that people would rip Blizzard or Bioware but not your arch nemesis Arenanet. This was a passive aggressive attack and you knew full well what would come of it. Stop playing Mr. Innocent. I am sorry that Guild Wars 2's success has somehow chaffed you like sand in your underwear after a day at the beach, get over it already.

his jimmies have definetely been perma-rustled

No, they were when the game first launched maybe. But now my jimmies are fine.

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#49 Posted by ionusX (25757 posts) -

[QUOTE="ionusX"]

[QUOTE="vfibsux"] What you found "funny" was it is GW2 and not WoW or SWTOR, when people didn't scream about it you got your panties in a bind because you felt it wasn't fair that people would rip Blizzard or Bioware but not your arch nemesis Arenanet. This was a passive aggressive attack and you knew full well what would come of it. Stop playing Mr. Innocent. I am sorry that Guild Wars 2's success has somehow chaffed you like sand in your underwear after a day at the beach, get over it already.

BSC14

his jimmies have definetely been perma-rustled

No, they were when the game first launched maybe. But now my jimmies are fine.

once your jimmies are perma rustled they never un-rustle.. which is EXACTLY why you made this thread

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#50 Posted by FelipeInside (28482 posts) -

[QUOTE="FelipeInside"]^^ Really disappointing and you bought two copies? Something not compute. Back on topic, what things didn't you like? or thought were disappointing? BSC14

I preordered one for myself and one for a friend who was low on funds.

EDIT: Off the top of my head the game feels like a button masher imo. With no tank, healer, dps combat system or some other form of organized combat it's just a free for all.

No real end game to keep people coming back....at least nothing I would call endgame.

The dynamic events are really stupid imo....it's just a follow the mobs around and jump in. The whole dynamic events feel really artificial and I don't get why people find it fun.

That's just off the top of my head...I have not played it in a long time.

I have to agree about some of the combat. It does feel more like a Free for All than organized. I remember playing WoW and SWTOR, the combat could get hectic but each person in the party had their roles, in GW2 it's like "let's just hit hit hit till he comes down". About the endgame. GW2 isn't about endgame, it's about the journey. I know that sounds cliche but it really is like that. You get to go on quests, vistas, events etc. The Dynamic events are pretty fun. It's nice that you don't have to be max level with latest gear and raiding to be able to fight a huge monster with 30 other players. Artificial you say? well, it's a video game remember? don't really know what other way you could do them. One thing I have noticed about GW2, it's 2 games in one, and both free (PvE and PvP)