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13-01-2013, 11:57 #11
13-01-2013, 12:18 #12
13-01-2013, 19:06 #13
- Global Guild of Dark
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Dontain and WP have been pretty quiet on content lately though.
WP really should get back on the lore wagon.
14-01-2013, 23:51 #14
- Jade Quarry
- Blinkie Ponie Armie [BPA]
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Well WoodenPotatoes has said that he's sort of disenchanted with the lore and content in GW2 and that while he still plays a lot, there's just not much for him to do videos of. Someone asked where he was hiding in reddit, you can see the post here
For the lazy ones:
WoodenPotatoes 343 points (+383/-48) 6 days ago
Hey guys thought I'd respond here myself since someone went to the length of making this reddit thread!
What I said in the screenshots posted by k0tten is pretty much the case. I started my channel teaching the vastly uninformed majority about the GW universe in preparation for Gw2, and when it launched I wanted to continue in that vein - about the lore and story.
But the story wasn't that good. The setting is great, but I've already done a load of videos on that and the launch of the game didn't bring too much new to the table.
The whole premise of this game was ''how do we beat the elder dragons?'' and the answer to that turned out to be a random airship thrown in at the last second with no context. I still enjoyed the story of the game, but now when I look forward to expansions I find it hard to be excited. There was no justice given to zhaitan, and its hard to see that there will be justice given to the other elder dragons. It's hard to be invested in that kind of universe.
So I have little lore to talk about and my passion for it has waned (something I realised on my third attempt at a new fractals lore video).
That leaves me with video guides to do. But, let's face it, everyone has the game figured out. There are a minority of people who will appreciate me showing how to speed run CoF to earn ectos from the tokens, but the majority would be bored by it. Theres no interpretation on my part to make my video any different to reading those facts on a money making guide. Its cold facts. Facts most people know. Whats the point? I've never been the sort to put out a 2 minute guide to a single mystic forge recipe, it's filler content.
So I find myself stuck. I'm not burned out on Guild wars 2, though. I'm on it every day. The past month i've spent a lot of time in tournament pvp, I'm coming up on my 600th tourney win and I've been having a lot of fun there. I'd perhaps like to make videos on sPvP, and encourage my largely PvE audience to see what it's all about - I've always believed there isn't a clear line between ''PvE players'' and ''PvP players''.
The PvP community is small at the moment, I'd like to use my position (such as it is) to help that. Arenanet killed their own streaming scene for the game when they made those excessive and controversial bans just after the game came out, and numbers have been shrinking ever since. We still have no spectator mode, bear teams are going against rabbits, and we still have no ladders. It's all hindering what is otherwise a deep and exciting gametype that I want a community to grow around.
So we'll see what happens with the PvP update in a few days. I won't ever be a fully PvP channel, but I hope you can see my problem with PvE right now. I love youtube, I miss reading and responding to every comment - and I want to be back doing regular videos again, but it seems the game I landed on has some rough terrain. Especially when the community flips the **** out all the time over stuff (fractals, ascended items).
Any questions just ask me, I'll have an eye on this thread from now on.
15-01-2013, 00:23 #15
It is kind of odd: GW 1 had sooo much lore and sooo many people picking apart every little piece of it. I was never into analyzing it, but I remember reading the threads and theories here way back in the day and I was just blown away.
Then you get GW 2 and they put up all this lore pre-launch, so you know thought went into it. But the discussion / dissection just ... isn't really there. I wonder if maybe they put in TOO much lore.
15-01-2013, 00:42 #16
Very sad to hear that from Wooden Potatoes but I guess it makes sense given how badly the story of Guild Wars 2 was written. The fight against Zhaitan was one of the most anticlimactic and disappointing moments of my entire gaming career. I think ArenaNet completely and utterly failed to write a compelling story and the trash they came up with is so bad it's frankly offensive.[Insert signature here]
16-01-2013, 10:31 #17
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Is this something this thread would want to know about: https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/foru...-Streams/first
I also had a (probably really stupid) question about this...is this just live feeds of people playing the game? Sort of a player made observer mode?