Posted by: Eidolonemesis.5640
EDIT as of 4/10/2015: After gathering together everything I have read throughout this discussion, here is what I think can be done:
IF the experiences from Living Story Season 1 cannot be re-lived in a visionary world like the ‘Pale Tree’ brings players to (I don’t see why not), then perhaps Anet can make it where the old, intact Lion’s Arch can be traveled to by players on a separate server, that way, players can complete Living Story Season 1 on that server, and upon completion, go back to the server with the ruined Lion’s Arch.
Some of you who have seen me only recently in the forums may think after reading this, “Whoa. You are just now noticing this?” Yes, and let me explain…
When I first played Guild Wars 2 about 4 weeks ago, I came into it thinking I was actually going to get what I paid for to experience everything Storyline-wise (like other games); and in the beginning of my gameplay experience (because I was new to Guild Wars 2 at the time [former 10-year Guild Wars 1 player]), I saw upon opening my Story Journal where it says ‘My Story’ and ‘Living World Season 2’.
I thought to myself, “Oh, cool, a Living World Season 2” yet I never stopped to think, until recently, “Okay, whoa, wait a minute… Where did Living World Season 1 go?!”
I got to questioning where Living World Season 1 went after I discovered a well-hidden Jumping Puzzle in Lion’s Arch, whereupon a fellow player inside of it with me told me during a brief conversation, “Yea, this place used to be easier to get to .”
My response to this other player with me in this Jumping Puzzle in Lion’ Arch was, “So wait… Are you telling me Lion’s Arch was once in an untouched state? When did Lion’s Arch get destroyed? Why was Lion’s Arch destroyed?”
And that is my question, Anet. Why did you take out a crucial huge chunk of game content I had absolutely no idea about as a new player, that is to say, Living World Season 1? Are there plans to bring Season 1 back? And if Season 1 is brought back, is there a way where you can make all the events instanced (like Season 2) where it does not affect other players who currently see Lion’s Arch in ruins? Is the same thing that happened to Season 1 going to happen to Season 2 and Season 3 (if there is one), too?
Better than all those questions is why are you guys (the community) not making a thing of this to this day? How can the removal of all of Season 1’s content go ignored by you guys (the community) so as to be swept under the carpet, thereby being swept under the carpet by the developers as a result of that?
Maybe the reason why you guys (the community) are no longer bringing this up is because, yea, Guild Wars 2 is two years old now and most of you veteran players have already experienced Season 1’s content, therefore, why bother bringing it up?
That kind of reasoning, though, to no longer bring this up is ignorant since we should all be pushing for an equal gameplay experience for everyone.
With that being said in mind, as for newer players like me, where is our moment in the game to experience that crucial Storyline content of what took place to understand why it took place?
This does not sit well with me at all thinking either 1. I will never be able to experience Season 1’s content like older players have or 2. If Season 1 is brought back for players to re-live, it is going to be cookie cut where only the lore is going to be explained, yet none of the big events or cinematic events will take place.
Conclusively, I really hope something is done about this and not in a ‘cookie cut’ way, either, because I never played an MMO where a huge amount of Storyline content is there for all players to experience one moment, and then completely ripped away the next.
It should not matter if players started playing Guild Wars 2 two years, six years, or even eight years later than everyone else. We paid for the game, and all players should have the right to experience what we paid for!
Thank you for looking into this.
(edited by Eidolonemesis.5640)