I don’t think I’m overstepping here by stating that there is a whole lot riding on Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons. Not only is there the age-old “give us Cantha!” chant from players, but this MMO hasn’t exactly had the best couple of years here. A big hit in the form of an expansion would be nice — but will it happen?
Maybe. Maybe not. But there’s one thing that will most certainly happen: Some players will build it up to become the be-all, end-all expansion event in their own heads. It’s inevitable for starving and passionate fans to do this. Heck, I often do this myself, especially since I like to fall on the more optimistic side of the critical spectrum. But sometimes that ends up biting us all in the butts.
Looking back at your own past with honesty, what MMO release — launch, expansion, patch, event — did you overhype in your mind and found yourself let down by the reality of it when it finally arrived?