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Thread: Guild Wars 2 Goes Retro For April Fools

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    Default Guild Wars 2 Goes Retro For April Fools

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6qEESY4x4U

    https://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-ga...es/april-2013/

    Hilarious and a ton of fun! There's literally hours of content here... the players seem to be enjoying it too: http://www.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/c...e_box_is_open/

    I spent the last 3 hours fooling around in there with a few friends, lots of hidden nooks and crannies to explore... but we didn't even get halfway through the first of three worlds.

    Nobody does holiday events like GW2!

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    Now THAT is advertising haha. hilarious
    Rehashed, reskinned content =/= Exciting new content
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    This still doesn't change the fact that GW2 is an unworthy successor to GW1. Plus, why would they put so much time and effort into temporary updates? It really shows how Anet's priorities are messed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lavafrost View Post
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    I'm sure arenanet's playerbase is quite happy the company can deliver a great game experience along with silly things like an april fools video and temporary events.

    Did you not see gazillion page how qq threads about Trion's lack of effort for the 2nd anniversary world event?.. arenanet doesn't sweat when it comes to having fun with the community.
    Last edited by Delmlord; 04-01-2013 at 12:07 PM.
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    While I haven't logged into GW2 to see it personally, at a glance, I pretty much want to say THAT is how you do an event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delmlord View Post
    Did you not see gazillion page how qq threads about Trion's lack of effort for the 2nd anniversary world event?
    Did you not see gazillion page how qq threads about arenanets lack of effort toward fixing progress blocking bugs and exploits in pvp
    but hey they put out an event to keep peeps distracted in the meantime

    yes i have gw2 yes i did play the new event yes i have gwamm in gw1
    this new event is way too much grind in a very ugly instance for my liking
    mildy nostalgic for a few mins but thats all
    who took my names!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixel Monkey View Post
    Did you not see gazillion page how qq threads about arenanets lack of effort toward fixing progress blocking bugs and exploits in pvp
    Nope but their events make me jelly.
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    It's always funny seeing PvPers take themselves so seriously.

    GW2 has its share of issues, sure, but I doubt it's the exception to the NA audience seemingly favoring PvE content as the majority. So, PvE event, likely designed by the PvE event team. Enjoy it and be glad it's more than just some silly mini-game replicas tied behind an excessive grind for vanity items. Though, I guess that last part may apply here, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lavafrost View Post
    Plus, why would they put so much time and effort into temporary updates? It really shows how Anet's priorities are messed up.
    Just an 8 person team

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    This is astonishing. And its why I love Arenanet as a company. Haven't played GW2 in awhile but I'm coming back for awhile to play the crap out of this.
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    Just to clarify. They copied this idea from several other games that have already done this type of "retro" event (just not in MMO form).

    So don't give em credit for the idea, just the execution (provided it works).
    Last edited by No_Exit; 04-02-2013 at 08:32 PM.

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    A further video from the superadventurebox's lead designer: http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/04...adventure-box/

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    Quote Originally Posted by No_Exit View Post
    Just to clarify. They copied this idea from several other games that have already done this type of "retro" event (just not in MMO form).

    So don't give em credit for the idea, just the execution (provided it works).
    It really works. Its kinda like playing a 5 man Mario Galaxy.
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