So about the response to G*Star

Are you serious? Okay, in case anyone hasn’t been on Guildwars2Guru this week, there is a thread about the GW2 showing at G*Star. There have been a few videos posted of a human Elementalist, both in the high level and starter area. As has been explained by Regina, some slightly new features have been put into the demo because the game is a bit further into development since it’s first convention showing this cycle. Mostly, it’s that there are more “Asian” themed faces and clothing. It was explicitly stated that this is just a slightly different demo for marketing purposes, and the full version of the game will have both asian and western looking options for both character design and armor. Is that hard to understand? In GW1 there are western, asian and african themed customization options based on the campaign and subsequently continent the character is made for. In GW2 there are immigrants/descendants from Elona and Cantha that live in Kryta.

What I don’t understand is all the god-damn bitching and moaning and doomsday talk this thread is generating. Whenever there is something that people kind of don’t like, there will always be something of a QQ-fest about it… but my god. This is about some new faces. Let me repeat. New. Faces. Somehow, people are whining about hating asian looks, and feeling betrayed, and worrying that ANet is going to release multiple “versions” of the game, and that there will be “asian MMO grind”. As I just wrote about, the post-convention season is kind of a drought, but Jesus Christ get a grip! Calm down and take a deep breath and think a little bit rationally here. Not only has ANet shown a good track record and been very forthcoming about hating grind and talking about how they want their styles to look, they have directly addressed everything people are freaking out about. I know. It’s The Internet. Too much to ask for. Just go chill out and play Uncharted, MW, BF, get ready for Skyrim and AC:R or something. Just walk away from GW2 for awhile and come back with some fresh eyes. Or hell, we’ll probably just see on friday (the reported 11’th Blog Post”) a much wider variety of faces.




5 Responses to So about the response to G*Star

  1. Behraam says:

    You are correct. Good post.

  2. Uncle Bob says:

    I can barely recall a single day where posters at GW2Guru haven’t left me sitting at my desk with a big old /facepalm image burned into my brain.

    The bickering that goes on over the most trivial crap imaginable makes my brain bleed.

  3. ArcherAvatar says:

    I have to agree with both Greibach and Uncle Bob… there are numerous threads at GW2Gurrrrru that cause one to wonder how folks can get a hold of such horribly misconstrued impressions and misinformation… the one referred to in this article is certainly an extremely lively example of those.

    Well done, well said sir.

    I’d also like to compliment Pumpkin Pie (who started the thread) for his/her efforts to update the original post with pertinent DEV comments that hopefully throw a little water on this particularly ridiculous fire.

    I’ve been guilty of this sort of over-reaction myself on certain subjects and I wonder how much of this type of thing is simply due to a sort of “fatigue” resulting from following the development of a game for such an extended period of time. Perhaps folks are just getting a bit “punch drunk” at this stage…

  4. Hunter says:

    Gamers can be such babies. I honestly don’t know what to add beyond that.

  5. Cuth says:

    Keep in mind that the folks at Guru now have, in addition to their penchant for bickering about nothing, crabbiness from the investor call hinting they may have to wait longer, and nothing new out of G*Star to talk about.

    There’s currently a load of overreaction on the Engineer forums in what is usually a quiet place. People are getting impatient and they might just need a good nap.

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