Johanson previews Guild Wars 2’s road ahead

    
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If you’re wondering what’s in store for Guild Wars 2 before the end of the year, Colin Johanson’s latest post has the answers. Before he gets to those answers, though, he says that ArenaNet is seeing “massive player numbers” and that “the world of Tyria is filled to the brim.”

Bug fixes, polish, balance, and performance head the list, as well as the game’s first raid and the addition of new legendary armor sets. The new squad UI is coming, too, and ArenaNet continues to blow the Guild Wars 2 e-sports horn in the form of its first competitive pro league as well as additional PvP leagues, a guild challenger league, etc. The Wintersday festival will return, and Johanson says that the dev team will “double down” on things like combat visibility, spectating, and more.

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tobascodagama

Dystopiq Oddly enough: https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/support/support/64-bit-Client-Beta-FAQ

digi_owl
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digi_owl

tobascodagama hardy83 Dystopiq Or how ESO have a client that can do DX9, DX11, and even OpenGL for crying out loud…

digi_owl
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digi_owl

If they can deliver on this, i am tempted to consider them a different company from the one that first launched GW2 (wonder why…).

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meltedskul

Krem tobascodagama hardy83 Dystopiq Yet FFXIV suffered a failure, an entire restructure due to hiring a band new dev team, remade the whole game on a new engine, and is holding around 1-2 million people in subs yet they can push out an entire DX11 client.

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Zukkitude

I’ve really been enjoying Guild Wars and Heart of Thorns, people bash this game far to much. I personally think that the amount of content you get for a relatively small upfront cost is great.
Sure HoT is a bit grindy, and people are complaining about this and stating that £30 is far to much money for this along with”small map sizes” however I feel the content justifies the cost, we will soon have a raid, legendary weapons and no doubt addition living world seasons.
Compare that to say the frequency of content patches of WoW which costs £10 per month and I think the guys at ArenaNet do an excellent job in comparison to Bliizard or Bioware.
So keep up the good work ANet, you provide a beautiful world, with what I deem as a reasonable amount of content along with reasonable frequency of content patches.

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Wayshuba

Hmmm. Already a bit suspicious with the terminology ANet is using.

Massive player numbers compared to what? Massive is a very lose term. For all any of us know, Johansen could believe 100 players on at a time is “massive”. The same can be said for saying the world is filled to the brim. I watched one GW2 Twitch stream and the streamer even commented when, after an hour of streaming, he finally ran into other players doing the content.

At least SWTOR gave a concrete number with 33% growth in subscriptions.

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Xephyr Dystopiq I don’t know ask ANet why Twitch is so important.  They literally tried to buy off streamers with insane incentives and still no one streams their game.

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SoMuchMass

Line with more hugs SoMuchMass Bob Ross stream is pretty good, you have to admit.

Kalamari
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Kalamari

SoMuchMass it was in the top 50. not long, but it was.

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tobascodagama

Superbrak Seriously.