I love this game. I really do. But I have a life, I have a job etc. you get my point. When I love a game I do end up generally finishing most of what it has to offer, even if sometimes I'm behind to curve of progression so to say, as in I might not do X thing while it's the new shiny patch, I do it together with next patch or something, when I get some time... but I can't here. For you see, content goes away. After 2 weeks... and that sucks.
If there's anything that annoys me about Guild Wars 2 it's this, the fact that content goes away in 2-4 weeks. Sure, new content comes... but I will always be reminded I never managed to and never will manage to finish that content which is gone by the non-lighted achievements. I will remember that I missed out on some good lore if I didn't finish 15 achievements asking me to kill/loot 398457932759792659256897295 mobs/things every 2 fucking weeks!
I mean come on! And worse, to top the cake, if I, let's say take a break from the game, then come back in a few months because... I don't know, I had lots of work, or went on vacation or simply didn't feel like playing for a little while... I am presented with new content in the form of only one patch, the one I return too, and some tiny tidbits missed in removal from previous patches I missed.
As I said, if there's anything that annoys me about this game is that I can't do content at my own pace... because the content is gone. And it's not that... one major event is gone and I missed it, I can understand that, it happens. But when ArenaNet works to make some of those amazing patches then removes like 90% from them every 2-4 weeks and I know I had not finished all there is to do it just makes me unhappy.
For example, there was the election thing. It makes sense for the election thing to be in a limited time... but the problem is that with my limited time I had to decide, should I finish the achievements, should I play the survival and the ball carrying game (which I liked both), should I go on the aspect race? I didn't have time for all and in the end I split my time in such a way that I didn't manage to get any done as much as I wanted... and what's worse, I still have some tokens for Gnashblade and I know I was 15 events and 2 games away from my mini-charr... but I will never be able to get it, as the tokens don't work anymore even if applied.
And now another patch has rolled out and I just looked at the achievement list... basically kill 500 mobs while representing each city, kill another 100 for some random reason, collect 30 ballons all across Tyria etc. I'm being honest, as much as I wanted to play and as much as I liked the game when it launched, just seeing that list and knowing I have 3 days to do it since next week another part of the patch comes and that will most likely have another "kill 203948290 mobs" makes me not want to log anymore.
As I said, I love the game, I like that the world is amazing and feels alive... but could some of this damned content remain there and not leave after 2-4 weeks so that I can do it?
What do you think, do you find it ok that 90% of the content goes away (forever most times) after 2-4 weeks?
Disclaimer: I don't want content to be made easier. I don't want there being less content. I just want content to stay.