Honestly people don't realize that making games is a lot of work and time.. There's a reason they cost millions of dollars plus to make. But anyway, back on topic. I am not disappointed at this in the slightest. I will wait as long as it takes for them to polish the game and give us what we have been waiting for. 10$ down at the local gamestop in prep for when they announce collectors edition pre-sales.
I for one don't give a crap about Star Wars games and WoW hasn't done it for me since WoTLK came out. GW1 is my MMO of choice currently and GW2 will be the game for me when it's done.
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Wow. No. This game has the chance to change the direction of MMORPGs as we know them. Do you want more WoW clones for the next decade? I certainly don't. This game needs to be a huge success, and it needs to take in a huge audience and be enjoyable for all of them. The longer they take, the more hype they lose. I hope ANet is aware of that. I think they are, but if they start to actually delay (this isn't a delay) I may begin to doubt. There is a 99% chance I get this game, even if it doesn't release for 3 more years, but I don't want ANet to kill their sales of the game by killing off their hype machine.The people who are mindless sheep all around the hype of the game just because it's new and shiny can get lost. The true fans are the people I want to play with when the game finally comes out. And it will be very obvious who those people are.
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It's important to not forget that 5 years is the standard development time for MMOs. Not only that, ANet is changing our entire perception of the genre in the same amount of time it takes everyone else to make a WoW clone with 1 new feature tacked on.
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I played TOR this weekend and quite honestly, between WoW and TOR I'll be set for a long time.
I don't plan to go anywhere from WoW, and I think TOR will have enough to engage me for a while. GW2 looks good don't get me wrong, there is just the lack of draw to it that I had to WoW and TOR.
Why I say that is because generally, WoW and GW2 are linked in terms of the shape of their lore, but I guess you're into TOR because of it's similarities to WoW. I won't hate on your decision because you're very deeply connected to WoW's core design, but eventually won't you get bored of these old mechanics?
TOR to me, just looks like a very very big budget WoW expansion :S.
I haven't been waiting anywhere near as long as most people, but I always get a "God damnit" going through my head when I hear about delays.
I know why they happen, and I know they're delayed for good reasons, but I want to play their games!
That's just me being greedy though.
But then again, I've been waiting 11 years for Diablo III, so I guess I can't complain.
Thanks to Elyaan for the great sig!
For the last time, there have been no delays! lol
Maybe it's the really misleading title of this thread, but it's been stated over and over that Arenanet are still following their schedule of having a Closed Beta by the end of the year, the results of which will determine when they do an Open Beta, and the results of that will determine the release date. Closed beta was always likely going to continue into the start of 2012, and all NCSoft did was mention this out loud.
As far as losing hype and interest goes, I wouldn't be too concerned. These things tend to pick up as launch nears and they start releasing more videos, beta NDA's are lifted and the media gets more to write about.
For everyone saying it's a good thing they're given the time they need to polish the game - no, delays don't always benefit the game. When game developers are given too much time and money, you end up with disasters like Daikatana or Duke Nukem Forever. There's a fine balance between getting a game out in a timely manner and giving the designers enough creative freedom. Moving too much towards either is always bad.
But hey, it's only a couple of months. It's all good as long as the delays don't start piling up.
First of all.....the mention of NCSoft made me puke a little. I thought Arenanet was taking care of the beta and handling the game, not ncsoft?
I haven't seen much news recently, or release of the final class, so my guess is Beta won't start till next year. At this rate, the game will probably be released in fall or winter of 2012.
IMO they need to stop taking their time and get things moving, people are losing interest. The best part of MMO's is that even if the game releases with some bugs, which will happen regardless of how polished they get it, it can easily be fixed with content patches or quick bug hotfixes.
They should get the beta up asap so they can get some real feedback, and ship final product by early summer regardless of whatever problems still exist. I'm sure they have the bulk of the game done, and making people wait without providing any new game footage or something to play is just going to hurt them.
There isn't any delay. They haven't given a solid date for them to delay. Nothing has changed. Say that again. Nothing has changed.
Ice your nips people.