Let’s not get Carried AwayJanuary 3, 2013 at 5:59 pm | Posted in Guild Wars 2, mmorpg | 17 Comments
Tags: Guild Wars 2, MMO, mmorpg
In an interview in December Colin Johanson commented on future updates to Guild Wars 2. It’s his job in these interviews to hype Guild Wars 2, talk big, be energetic about the future and generate excitement.
We had a huge Halloween update in October, we just had a big one in November, we have a giant Christmas update coming in December, and all of those have gone over really well, and I think in December people are going to be really excited. But January and February are actually are biggest updates to date. They’re even bigger than all the stuff we did in October, November and December. And I think that when people see how much stuff they’re gonna get for no monthly fee in January and February, they’re probably going to be blown away. These two months combined are basically an expansion’s worth of content for free.
So for the past month I’ve run into several people where the first words out of their mouth were something along the lines of “have you heard that we’re getting an expansions worth of content?” And I think people are getting the wrong idea. It’s fine as long as people keep their expectations reasonable but we will not be getting an expansion worth of content, not by any traditional standard anyway, until an actual expansion comes out. This is just typical enthusiasm from Colin.
He even commented further on the official forums.
In saying this will be an expansions worth of stuff in these releases, we’re talking about the number of new features that will be rolled out across PvE, WvW, and PvP in early 2013, which usually you’d only find in an expansion for a traditional MMORPG.
I’m sure we’ll be getting a lot of things in the upcoming updates I just wish the word expansion wasn’t thrown around so carelessly. I think most people expect a fair amount more content from an expansion than we might actually end up getting.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.