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Re: Expansion Heart of Thorns
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2015, 04:33:22 AM »
They haven't even given a release date so it will probably be summer at the earliest before it's available. That's around three years after the original release and far too long to keep my enthusiasm going.

I'll see how I feel nearer the time but it all seems too late at the moment.

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Re: Expansion Heart of Thorns
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2015, 08:57:36 PM »
I will keep an eye on it - new content in expansion form can be interesting.

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Re: Expansion Heart of Thorns
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2015, 04:58:05 PM »
PC Gamer magazine has an extensive preview this month. Sounds like they are making some fundamental changes as ground work for future changes in addition to the new content that's coming with the expansion. It's peaked my interest so I will try over the next couple of months to catch up with the storyline and its likely I'll be playing the expansion. Will try to post more about the changes when I have a moment.

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Re: Expansion Heart of Thorns
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2015, 04:51:44 AM »
Strange time for NCSoft to be laying off their entire customer service department then.

http://www.mmogames.com/gamenews/42541/ncsoft-lays-off-entire-austin-customer-service-department/

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Re: Expansion Heart of Thorns
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2015, 09:24:35 AM »
I believe ArenaNet do their customer service separately for GW and GW2 so the Austin team would have been supporting Lineage and the like. According to the article they're outsourcing support to a third party. We'll see how that works out for them, my experience with outsourcing call centre functions hasn't all been positive...

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Re: Expansion Heart of Thorns
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2015, 07:05:29 PM »
Now that I've read more about it, it will be a day one purchase for me.
The changes made are mostly just what this game needed.

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Re: Expansion Heart of Thorns
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2015, 06:22:31 PM »
I'm back playing GW2 extremely casually at the moment, along with Elite and Marvel Heroes and enjoying things as is. I'm reserving judgement on the changes until I see them in action. My usual philosophy is "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" but nothing I've seen from ANet so far fills me with NGE levels of dread.

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Re: Expansion Heart of Thorns
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2015, 09:50:29 AM »
I haven't been following GW2 at all recently. I'll have to take a look.

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Re: Expansion Heart of Thorns
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2015, 12:33:51 PM »
I will probably start playing GW2 again, once the expansion goes live.

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Re: Expansion Heart of Thorns
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2015, 04:43:42 PM »
Shadow and I have been running about in GW2 a bit more in the last couple of weeks catching up on the storyline and crafting ascended gear. I'll definitely be getting the expansion and playing when it's out.

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Re: Expansion Heart of Thorns
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2015, 02:45:13 PM »
I managed to join a successful kill of the new Tequatl for the first time this weekend just gone, which was an experience . I've also been dabbling a bit in structured PvP, which has been a lot more fun than the equivalent WoW or Rift battlegrounds. Less of a problem with AFK leeches than other games for some reason, and the fights are more challenging than just tabbing to a target and running through a DPS rotation. Had an epic one on one duel between my ranger and an enemy ranger with both of us downed and getting back up at least twice. There was a ridiculous mesmer vs mesmer fight in one match too.

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Re: Expansion Heart of Thorns
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2015, 02:17:14 PM »
Just seen the reveal of the necromancer elite spec - the reaper. Necromancer is the one class I could never really get the hang of. A greatsword wielding melee necromancer might be more to my taste.

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Re: Expansion Heart of Thorns
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2015, 10:57:30 PM »
BWAHAHAHA

so Arena net decided that the Heart of Thrones is not actually an expansion. it is a whole new game. well, all maps and content from Gw2 - unaltered - plus the HOT content, but with new accounts. old players start from scratch.

I know jack shit about marketing but... seriously? they thought THAT'S a good plan?

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Re: Expansion Heart of Thorns
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2015, 03:17:48 AM »
BWAHAHAHA

so Arena net decided that the Heart of Thrones is not actually an expansion. it is a whole new game. well, all maps and content from Gw2 - unaltered - plus the HOT content, but with new accounts. old players start from scratch.

I know jack shit about marketing but... seriously? they thought THAT'S a good plan?

Have you got a link for that? All I can see some people complaining about is the fact that it does include the original game to make it a stand alone expansion for new players and that it costs more than the original game did. I can't find anything that says old players have to start again from scratch though.