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Old Apr 14, 2012, 02:22 PM // 14:22   #1
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Rather worried to what is going to happen after Guild Wars 2 is out, I won't be playing it any time soon since I won't be able to play the game on even minimum requirements. So that means I'm sticking to Guild Wars 1 (Because its an amazing game*)

They say that the servers will still be around even after the release of Guild Wars 2 which is amazing!, but I rather worry about the community, since the player count will tremendously drop, making some quests rather difficult to complete since some quests require people to help out.

I wonder if anyone is in the same situation as me? That people will continue to play Guild Wars 1 even after Guild Wars 2?
Is there any active guilds which have an active player count who will still be around after Guild Wars 2, so Guild Wars 1 doesn't seem so empty?

*Thanks in advance

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Old Apr 14, 2012, 02:37 PM // 14:37   #2
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you might want to check out this thread in OT : http://www.guildwarsguru.com/forum/l...t10506430.html

I am sure there will be quite a few people who wont be playing gw2 for whatever reason. (me included).
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 02:47 PM // 14:47   #3
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you might want to check out this thread in OT : http://www.guildwarsguru.com/forum/l...t10506430.html

I am sure there will be quite a few people who wont be playing gw2 for whatever reason. (me included).
Thank god I'm not the only one, this game is purely amazing in every aspect
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 02:51 PM // 14:51   #4
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Its hard to predict on what is going to happen... i am playing gw1 for 6.5 years now and i still liked it. I pre-purchased gw2 and i am looking forward to play it, but that doesnt mean i gonna uninstall gw1 and ofcourse i dont know yet if i gonna like gw2 at all.

My gw1 activity probably depends on how much i gonna like gw2 and if i want to compete my 50/50 hom (i am stuck on 47 now due a lack of motivation)...
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 02:57 PM // 14:57   #5
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Really, I just hope they don't shut down the Guild Wars 1 servers
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 03:07 PM // 15:07   #6
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Really, I just hope they don't shut down the Guild Wars 1 servers
I can feel your pain :P
That or at least make it offline and give us the data to download, I'd hate to have my chars totally lost forever.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 03:17 PM // 15:17   #7
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Yeaah, I want them to be around for ages

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Old Apr 14, 2012, 03:41 PM // 15:41   #8
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I can feel your pain :P
That or at least make it offline and give us the data to download, I'd hate to have my chars totally lost forever.
I'm sure this is probably what they'll do eventually - make it so that you can play offline or maybe allow private servers.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 03:45 PM // 15:45   #9
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Whether or not I leave GW1 for GW2 all depends on how the region-locking fiasco (where, as it currently stands, you MUST buy a second copy of the game if you wish to play in the opposite reason; they claim to be working on a ''solution,'' but...) ends up playing out. Even though I would not be affected by it in the slightest (the odds of me traveling even outside my current province being virtually nil), I can't support such an anti-consumer system.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 03:54 PM // 15:54   #10
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I plan on playing until I get tired of it--with more than 60 characters I have yet to get tired (and over 10k hours and 7+years playing)...I dont see it happening anytime soon.

I DO see that people will find out that the SAME company that made gw1 (with the empty promises et.al.) is making gw2 and that customer service probably wont change all that much...cant wait for the first 'they promised monthly updates and its been 2 months' happens over there....(the pre-purchase fiasco sound soooo much like the factions ones that I had to stop reading because I was laughing sooo hard).

There is barely anything I recognize from gw1 in gw2 (aside from the name)...so its totally foreign for me and holds NO appeal (outside of character creation). I dont pvp, I LIKE playing with my heroes, I HATE playing with tons of immature kids (I leave chat OFF in towns so I dont have to listen to them there--why would I want to party with them outside of town?????), I LIKE secondary skills....ALL GONE in gw2
(I also dont like getting nickeled and dimed to death for things like map travel---I dont tend to keep large amounts--see any-- of cash on hand).

no, I will still be playing until my computer is no longer supported (xp) or they shut the servers down
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 04:10 PM // 16:10   #11
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I'm sure this is probably what they'll do eventually - make it so that you can play offline or maybe allow private servers.
It would be good if they did include an offline feature if the servers were shut down
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 04:37 PM // 16:37   #12
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or maybe allow private servers.
I doubt that, as they are so attached to their code, and I guess part of it as been reused in the two. Also I think there would be a total char wipe anyway in that case, add to this that each priv server has short life...it wouldn't be very good.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 05:29 PM // 17:29   #13
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I HATE playing with tons of immature kids
If there is one thing that scares me about GW2, it's this. I cringe each time I see "I'm bored lolz bring on GW2 lolol" in wow chat (I resubbed recently out of pure boredom) but to be frank - I'm quite sure WoW's cesspool of a community will follow us to GW2 in droves. This makes me very sad indeed
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 07:22 PM // 19:22   #14
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Compared to how it was a few years ago, GW1 is already kind of empty. I don't expect it to get any better after GW2 is released. Mostly what will be left are people who can't afford to move on to GW2 (or SWTOR, or whatever), so it could end up as a vast wasteland populated mostly by kids.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 07:44 PM // 19:44   #15
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Considering I haven't played this game in about 5 years, and returned to it, for the full experience after purchasing it from a game store 2 days ago. Only to find out that the game is pretty empty when in comparison to its prime, and to discover that the servers probably will not hold long enough for me to do everything that I want to do on Guild Wars, meaning I'm not going to do anything I wanted to do in the game, so it feels like I'm being scammed by the company, and since the game is online only it means I can't even do any of this on single-player

If they don't incorporate some sort of single-player update before the servers go down, I'll be very unimpressed...
They can't sell a game in stores only to find out that it will become unplayable in the near-future, also I don't even feel like playing it now because it feels like anything I accomplish will simply be lost forever in the future...

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Old Apr 14, 2012, 08:17 PM // 20:17   #16
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Well the fact they are still selling the game now, to my mind implies some commitment to their consumers that the game should be playable for a reasonable period of time to complete the content; Consider the very long lead time they are giving everyone concerning suspending support for obsolete versions of Windows; much as I might curse the Devs now and again, and again, and again, and again; they obviously care about their relationship with the players.

It's only a guess, but I expect we have at least a couple years to complete that content; that said, given the 400+ hours of Beauty, Entertainment; oh and screaming frustration; that I’ve gotten out of Prophecies (over 2 toons); I cannot argue I haven’t all ready gotten my moneys worth myself.

I certainly would purchase a stand alone GW1 Especially if it included the expanded missions and war in Kryta; which I don’t own just yet; honestly I hope they will pursue that opportunity in future.

Till then I have wayyyyy to many Screen Captures; my own personal record of "Claudia's" Journey and that gets a little larger most every day. BB.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 08:27 PM // 20:27   #17
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I don't like that it feels like a due date in order to get everything done, it really doesn't feel right, I feel rushed to do everything
It puts me off of the game...
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 10:16 PM // 22:16   #18
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They wont shut down the servers for many years.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 10:35 PM // 22:35   #19
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They wont shut down the servers for many years.
Thats what I hope
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 10:39 PM // 22:39   #20
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They wont shut down the servers for many years.
This.

Maybe "many years" is a bit over-optimistic, but still...

Server costs are likely long ammortized and keeping them running is going to be rather inexpensive right now, so as long as someone plays, I really don't see them shutting it down anytime soon.

GW1 doesn't even need dedicated servers anymore. If GW2 turns out to be even half the commercial success GW1 was at launch, the two games can be served in parallel and GW1 has really nothing to fear.
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