Guild Wars 2 hopes to reinspire interest in story

    
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This is what happens when you give guns to plants.

It’s hard to be a Sylvari in Guild Wars 2 at the moment. After all, the plant people have an undeniable tie to the elder dragon Mordremoth, a tie that even they aren’t fully aware of. It makes the time before the launch of Heart of Thorns a perfect time to play through the game’s story as a Sylvari to understand the magnitude of Mordremoth’s power, a topic discussed on the most recent installment of the official Guild Wars 2 community show, Points of Interest.

This particular episode focuses heavily on exploring the story, understanding what’s coming in the expansion, and how the game’s designers intend to make future portions of the personal story more resonant for players. The Mastery lines, in particular, will allow players to explore more thoroughly and look at aspects of story instances they may not have previously seen. The team is also trying hard to make sure that story matches more closely what’s going on in a given zone, as the current incarnation of personal story quests are often disconnected from the zone players are in. Take a look past the break for the full episode recording.

[Source: Points of Interest summary]
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Maelzrael
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Maelzrael

Cuz that’s worked out so well for them so far. …. Sigh.

Jack Pipsam
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Jack Pipsam

Story just isn’t Guild Wars strength.
I mean gold star for trying and all, but they’d be better off not trying to put such a focus on something most players don’t care about.

ClassicCrime
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ClassicCrime

the story in gw2 is just weird. its so horribly told ingame yet i find myself interested in it so much that i’ve spent lengthy periods of time reading about it on wiki

vinceblood
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vinceblood

breetoplay Golden_Girl I made an account just to thank you for this.  Golden Girl has been an infected wound on the gaming community since before CoH was shut down.  The needless whining about NCSoft never stopped, and even people like me who cried for days when CoH was closed have moved on with our lives.  Boo hoo, Golden Girl.  Thank you, BreeToPlay.

IndigoSalma
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IndigoSalma

Never played the story at all … just grinding instances . Made 4 lvl 80 characters in a few months . I find the story in this game amazingly boring to even advance through it .

dragonwhimsy
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dragonwhimsy

Golden_Girl Rozyn I look forward to when your CoH’s knockoff comes out. You can bet I’ll be there in every article regarding it and giving you my “constructive feedback”.

dragonwhimsy
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dragonwhimsy

Xafron zyrusticae You can play through them for free even if you missed them. Find a friend, have THEM play through it and join them. You will see the entire story for free. You just won’t get any of the loot or be able to do achievements.

dragonwhimsy
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dragonwhimsy

zyrusticae GW2 adds more open world content than any other game out there. It’s the only non-sandbox game that even takes the open world seriously. But the open world is not conductive to good storytelling as Season 1 already showed.

dragonwhimsy
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dragonwhimsy

zyrusticae kgptzac Golden_Girl paragonlostinspace b_real How is the immersion ruined? You are not seeing those player’s stories.

dragonwhimsy
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dragonwhimsy

Golden_Girl kgptzac paragonlostinspace b_real It doesn’t NEED to be emphasized, and in fact no one has ever done that except perhaps Telltale games. Not to any significant degree. It’s a cool idea, I’m 100% behind it, but lacking that does not make a game’s story bad.