So I was just browsing GW2Guru before and I came across two threads. 1 is about the leaked "launcher" and the other is about how amazing the GW2 community will supposedly be. I think I have finally snapped. I'll post what I posted on GW2Guru below. Inb4 the post is deleted on GW2Guru and I'm banned. The mods over there are worse than the gestapo.
Does nobody else agree with me? I seriously cannot be alone in thinking and feeling like this.Originally Posted by Tyestor
Originally Posted by FirstprieIt's called opinions. And ads up in my face is something I don't like. Played WW for 7 years and It's the best MMO out there, so don't call me a fanboy. "GET DIABLO FREE" it says. They don't say that you have purchase a 12 month subscription to WoW for 205 USD.If Anet will have a ad-free launcher or not is up to them, but I prefer the plain one previously posted. This is has nothing to do with fanboyism.
And holy shit. Look at the comments under this http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/blog/3170106
Seriusly, it's like WoW's community in a nutshell.Obviously it's my opinion, why would I need to post something as redundant as "in my opinion" when almost everything everyone posts is their opinion. The only things that shouldn't be taken as opinion are things that are flat out said to be fact.Originally Posted by SykriarI'm fairly sure ArenaNet isn't going to cloud their launcher/client with tons of advertisements considering Guild Wars had nothing but a little "Enter store" (?) button on the top right of the character selection screen. Color me surprised, though, if they do have more than that in Guild Wars 2.
That's an opinion. Personally, I do not like the style of Blizzard's launchers because I find them gaudy and I'm sure plenty of people feel the same way. A clean aesthetic does it for me. You, on the other hand, like it the way it is, and that's perfectly fine. "To each their own," as it were.
I don't see how 1 AD for annual pass and a link to the blizzard store (it's not like they're advertising porn or something) on the WoW launcher and none on the D3 launcher is "clouding the launchers with ads". The annual pass is a choice, if you KNOW you're going to be playing WoW for the next year, you'd be an idiot not to sign up for the annual pass and get a free game. If you consider community updates and news "ad spam" then I feel sorry for you.
I still think it's laughable that you guys don't expect to be flooded with ads about the GW2 in game store (this is their main revenue, you know). What the OP posted is NOT the launcher, that's a login screen. There's a difference. Seriously, you guys need to stop getting so defensive when your blind fanboyism is pointed out to you. I'm as pumped for GW2 as the next guy but I seem to be one of the only people that think GW2 isn't the angel it's made out to be.
On the topic of how "awesome" GW2's community is and how terrible every other game in existence's community is I'll quote myself:
and add that how many people do you think play video games? Every game has a terrible community in varying shades. I'm betting most people that are looking forward to GW2 play at least one other game. The notion that GW2's community will be a safe haven free from trolls and idiots is ludicrous. The fact that most of the people on this site have a "holier than thou" attitude to everyone that has a different opinion than them really shows how "amazing" this community already is. Seriously, it's shit like this that really brings my piss to a boil.Originally Posted by TyestorRofl, if you think the GW2 community won't turn out to be like every other game's community, you've got another thing coming. The reason this site is so clean is because the mods are nazis, nothing gets through and if it does it's promptly removed. Just wait until you get in game. Naivety will be the end of you.