All this complaining is simply further proof that Blizzard could send each and every player a real-life wish-granting flying unicorn carrying a solid gold plate of chocolate chip cookies wrapped in hundred dollar bills, and someone would whine that Blizzard sucks for not letting them choose oatmeal raisin.
Realistically, the release of the patch will have little effect on the release of GW2, it's just not unexpected that it coincides.
Let the Guild Wars 2 discussions behgi- ooooh crrrraaaap... I'm too late
Just stop the whole 'hurhur Blizz releases stuff to counter games'. I heard the same crap with SWTOR, and guess what? I didn't notice anything after that anymore.
It happens with every MMO being released together with a major patch, and people still discuss the same thing only with a different patch number and MMO.
Just appreciate (or dont appreciate) the release of the patch and move on.
I'm really surprised at the 'shock' some are expressing though. The timing is spot on for Blizzard and how they operate, from the length of time for Beta/Ptr, to dropping 'something' on a possible competitors release date. All entertainment forms do this, it's nothing new !
Grasping at straws to fuel the argument, that's what I see.
However... it's pretty irrelevant for the most part. GW2 doesn't have a subscription model. Anyone who buys the game can just go and play it when they want. They could play 5.0 for a whole week an then go to GW, they won't be wasting any game time as it's free.
Last edited by Adramalech; 2012-08-14 at 06:58 PM.
Any QoL changes, too. But that about covers it. The pet battle system will also be in place, however, it will be "level 95" inaccessible until MoP launch day (presumably the ability to name companion pets will be there, though).All the talent and ability changes, the new pet and mount system, account wide achievements, all non Pandaria changes to Azeroth up to level 85, and the new Rage Fire Dungeon (low level, they have hinted there may be a 85 version for story related so we have something minor to do) Aside from that I am not sure.
"The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil to exist because it isn't angry enough."
-Bede Jarrett (historian)
Nothing like a bit of competition to make Bli$$ard release some content ;-)
Guild Wars 2 and WoW aren't mutually exclusive like the horde of people seem to think...
I will play GW2 for a month, then play MoP for a month when it comes out. Where's the supposed competition in that?
Now if MoP itself was being released on Aug. 28th that'd be a different story, but it still wouldn't be a competition. In fact it'd be detrimental to both companies to compete.
GW1 didn't have an "end-game", in fact it didn't even have a "middle-game", but what it has was extremely balanced pvp accessible to all, as well as farming. 99% Of playtime for anyone who's ever played GW1 was spent mindlessly farming for hours, just to get gear that is a vanity/visual upgrade... So in comparison GW2 has A LOT more "end-game" than GW1 xD
But that is no different than WoW's "end-game", mindless raiding for gear that is only a relative "upgrade", as it will never really change the difficulty of what you are doing once you progress with said "upgrade" to the next tier.
In the end, it all comes down to 3 things that are ACTUALLY important:
- Achievements (and Vanity Items)
Will we have to download something more than the 6 Gb we have already downloaded few days ago ?
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OMG looool Blizzard how dare you release this patch the day GW2 goes live for non-pre-purchasers. Tho Ill be deep into GW2 from the 25th this was still a cheeky move bro!
I may log in to do a run of BWL an again on Weds if ashkandi still refuses to drop for me.
Im gonna love playing both GW2 and MoP fuck yeah!!!!!! PC Gaming FTW. Tho I will cop me an assassins creed 3 for my 360 some time down the line. And the last of us on ps3 looks good too, I got my ps3 collectin dust atm.
Huzzah! I just started converting my valor points to conquest so I could get the Pally pvp set (transmog). I can start storing up justice and honor points now to buy them.
Blizzard are releasing them on that date to counter the GW2 launch hype. Alot of people might want to play GW2, but those same people might want to check out the Battle for Theramore and all the changes.
surprise surprise, they release it on GW2 launch day, I could bet any money for it.
This thing reminds when SWToR came out, and all that i read everywhere "SWToR will kill WoW", SWToR is way better, new features.
and blah-blah-blah and blargh, Honestly at this point i can say WoW will not kill GW2, but hype and trolls will do the job. I'll just sit here
and buy GW2 @december, probably i'll enjoy the game and the trolls will be raging at Arenanet Forums. Just Hype.
I was predicting that the patch would be released on the first patch day after showing the Cinematic at Gamescom, makes sense to release it a few extra weeks at least before the official release considering people are quite bored in game
Last edited by Kyuubi87; 2012-08-14 at 08:17 PM.