Following the Guild Wars 2 press beta a couple of weeks ago and the World versus World blog post and Reddit AMA just after that, it is safe to say that Guild Wars 2 PvP is on a lot of minds these days. So it was quite the treat to read a new interview with Jon Peters over at ZAM. In the interview, Jon talks about the possibility of competition in PvE (no current plans), instanced PvP queues (there are none), e-sport potential (definitively a primary goal for the developers) and more.
Let me just leave you with these thoughts (mostly stolen from the eloquent Jonathan Sharp). Jonathan, Izzy and I all have at one time in our past played Starcraft, Quake, Quake2, GW1, TRIBES, and other games at a semi-pro level. We have been on the other side of the fence and can appreciate the perspective of those players. GW2 is trying something new, and we’re gonna try to blend the best of the old world with a new game style that asks players to employ skill sets from different genres. We want it to become a major eSport, and hope to make the right decisions that will make that happen in the long run.
Head over to ZAM for the full interview.
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