I'm not too sure people dislike Mystic Keys being dropped from mobs.
Geez all this drama over a cash shop, I'm still buying the collector's edition, if I want to spend money on the CS I will if not then it's not going to change my opinion on the game. I'm beginning to think whining about something is become a trend people feel they have to follow to stay hip or something.
Unfortunately it's a requirement for the companies to make more profits.
I'm personally against the CS in GW2 since it doesn't seem to be purely cosmetical as they originally planned. Also people accepting GW2's cash shop will give companies ideas of implementing such things in every upcoming MMORPG. Then again I've always enjoyed P2P MMO's and B2P/w CS mmorpg is all new to me :o
Time will tell, I just hope people testing the game will look at it with some sense instead of going all fanboy at it.
Right now you just seem to be grasping for straws
Come back when you actually have a solid argument.
I myself will be waiting for the BFF report on Monday before I make any more real judgments. He's the only source I trust when it comes to gaming these days as he doesn't just jump at shadows and cry wolf nor does he go fan boy mode.
Hell, these days people are simply outraged if a game scores a 7/10. Heaven forbid anything under a 9/10 be considered worth playing.
You have not elaborated on why you think the cash shop is so horrible apart from the fact that not everything on there is cosmetic. And as far as I can recall ArenaNet did not say that the cash shop would ONLY contain cosmetic items either.
B2P MMORPGs with cash shop are new to you? Try B2P MMOs in general. You can count the number of them in existence with the fingers on one hand.
And supporting GW2 having a cash shop does not mean you're supporting every future P2P MMO to include a cash shop.
Although it kind of depends on your definition of magic, I personally can not help but get the feeling most if not all of them use magic in some form.
I could be wrong of course though, I have not really looked to deeply in the classes lately.
Also, as for rangers and pets in GW1.............well, they honestly did not get much use other then for gimmick builds because they are to squishy and force you to take up more skill slots then it was worth. Of course, from what I have seen and heard, pets seem to be done MUCH better in GW2 then they were in GW1.
We should get some more info on Monday regarding characters. For example I know the host on the BFF report is trying to get as much footage as he can for every class in PVP and maybe PVE from this weekend's beta test.
Oh and warrior can use a bow also, of course it's probably not really a primary weapon.
I haven't really seen any of the pets in alot of action but for these upcoming ones I would like to see them more and how ArenaNet did them.
They keep on saying that it's something to look forward to if you're going to play a ranger.
They only use 1 weapon at a time also since they have 4 element attunements they can switch between, no weapon switching for them.
Warrior's can have 2 weapons equiped and switch between them whenever you want. There may be times where you wouldn't want to go into a huge group of mobs as a melee, so switching to a long bow would help quite a bit.
If you want to see what weapons each prof. can use, go here.
Make sure to change it to English on the right.
It has pretty much all the skills from each weapon from the beta.
I'd have to say...Mesmer? and maybe.. between Warrior or Guardian, not too sure, haven't been paying attention recently.
Least....uhhh no idea haha, gonna guess a...thief....
Last edited by markca; 03-25-2012 at 05:31 AM.
For the record, I'm not whining about anything.
I'm simply looking the game with realistic expectations and extremely critically. I'm professional when it comes to avoiding "fanboyism" and I can easily point out and find the flaws and downfalls of upcoming games. I'm part of the gamer generation that doesn't accept all the bullshit companies are trying to bring us while shading the fact that it's just bad/horrible design. Without the critical aspect the quality of games would be much lower. The "IDC F**K YOU, GW2 IS PERFECT" attitude is doing more harm than good to the game.
People are too hasty with the torches when someone is saying something critical about their favourite game and don't realise themselves how blatantly bad design/system the game has.
It's about time you people realize Guild Wars 2 is not a perfect game. It will never be a perfect game. It has it's issues. Thankfully there's still time for the community to steer A.Net on the right path unless the fanboys go "OK OK OK TAKE MY MONEY A.NET GIEF GAME!". This said the game seems to have a lot more good going for it than bad, but perhaps it could be even better.
That's what she said!
Just because people are defending against your arguments, which may I say are even MORE flawed than their subject, doesn't mean we expect a perfect game.
Here's the thing, this only shows that we're actually even more superior to you in expecting this cash shop. That's why we weren't brothered when the BETA INFORMATION came out. Because we were expecting a B2P MMO to arrange some sort of revenue for themselves. Selling cosmetic items alone is not enough to sustain an Open World MMO along with employees. You would have to be a complete and utter idiot if you thought you'd only find a few dresses in the cash shop.
What is truly and abhorrently dense about your whole attitude to this. Is your self loving atmosphere of superiority that you lay upon us mere peasants, with your lacking knowledge of business mechanics and overall ignorance and disgusting entitlement.
You my friend are the cancer, the ****ing scourge killing the gaming industry. Expecting everything for free, because your mother won't buy you cash shop items. You are absolute self-righteous scum.
I bet you're one of the people that say NO to companies such as Bioware and EA and then end up pirating their games.
I did say people should ignore you, and I failed at following my own advice, but trust me, from now on I won't respond to you in any way shape or form.
Last edited by Slate; 03-25-2012 at 12:37 PM.
Ive been accepted into the Beta (no idea if this breaks NDA) but this game isn't even on my radar.
There are many things in life that makes you cynical, or extremely critical as you pointed out, but that mainly depends on your background. Are you trying to prove something? Excel at something, perhaps? Feeling a bit anxious of telling others how right you were? Well, I'd be speculating on this part, but it's some food for thought.
I believe the reason people are not listening (or reading) is because of how you word your arguments. Like Slate said, having a bit of humility always help, since no one can truly foretell the future. There's a difference between being "extremely critical" and having superiority complex.