Massively OP Podcast Epsiode 37: Heart of Thorns chat

    
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We finally body-tackled Guild Wars 2 expert Tina Lauro for a special half-hour podcast to talk about Heart of Thorns. She’s got opinions, praise, criticism, and foresight coming out of the wazoo, so if you’re at all interested in the expansion, check out this episode!

It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your own letter to the show, use the “Tips” button in the top-right corner of the site to do so.

Show notes:

  • Raids
  • Most enjoyable and most annoying aspect of the expansion
  • Grinding
  • Masteries
  • Community tone and reaction
  • Difficulty level
  • MOP guild
  • Revenant review
  • What does ArenaNet need to do from here?
  • Story
  • Guild halls

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TheZebes
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TheZebes

Yeah the GW2 story is weak. I like the world, but the characters and their stories are very saturday afternoon cartoon.

Father Xmas
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Father Xmas

… sigh …  why am I a sucker for lilting accents?

Tina Lauro
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Tina Lauro

Kyrie  I have you added now! :D

annoyedbadger
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annoyedbadger

Kalamari unless you are a rev. In which case you have to actually get all the skills otherwise your glint legend does not have skills, even lacking a heal at the start…..

Kalamari
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Kalamari

what most ppl dont understand (at the start and some until now) is, that you dont have (had) to get all the 250 (400) HP first and only then can play with the elite spec. you can play right away, and explore HoT, with it when you spend your first 30 (60) HPs. the most fun with the elite spec comes anyway from the new mechanic and the new weapon skills. and they unlock immediately after unlocking the first trait.

Caec
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Caec

There are some nice conversations in the background, throughout the world. But, the story, is atrociously bad. I mean, different strokes for different folks, etc, but wow. I don’t personally know (as opposed to internet strangers) anyone who’d ever say there’s anything remotely good about the story in GW 2. Vomit-inducing? Cliche-ridden? Nauseating? All those and more. :D
I play GW 2 (for brief periods) for the exploration. That’s about it. It’s a great, big world…which is actually pretty rare in modern MMOs these days. But, I can’t think of a pseudo-cinematic story in an MMO anywhere close to as stale and bad as the one in GW 2. I don’t think the combat is particularly good either, but I realize MMO-versions of action combat (verse what I’d actually call action combat, such as found in games like the Batman franchise) cause stark battle lines in fandom.

orrruh
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orrruh

You’re correct Justin, GW2’s writing is atrocious.  The ideas are good, but the writing is weeeeeeeeeak.  However, the expansion is much better.  They clearly hired someone with an understanding of story structure.

Gnomeland Security
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Gnomeland Security

TadSaine I love the story.

McGuffn
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McGuffn

Craywulf Siphaed This is the Achilles heel of MMOs. You can’t balance something when you have a bunch of people who are willing to play the game for years and others who complain that there are “zones” and “mobs” and whatever that interfere with your ability to play the story or people that want to run through it as fast as possible.

Kyrie
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Kyrie

I want to be invited to the GW2 MOP guild.  Sent ingame mail and no response.  Would like to join.  In game name Riz.8925.