I wanted to make this post to see exacly what people are fearing for buying the expansion before/when HoT releases. And what would sway them to do otherwise.
This is my list;
-Fear of not enough ‘fun to do’ content. Where mostly youll just grind events with no interesting unique ways to play, just allot of “kill X mobs event with zergs”
-Fear of raids not being fun enough to do, after having seen some streamers raid, The content looks challenging, but it feels like the combat system isnt being used at all, just ‘steps’ to complete content and then press autoattack and burst button. (this might be wrong if i just happened to have seen the wrong streamer tho. And it might generally be too early to tell.)
-Fear of generally speaking stalemates of months with no events like we’ve had untill now untill HoT releases. And most of the content is cleared very quickly like the core game is.
-My main proffesion Elementalist seeing heavy nerfs around the board whilst not getting a sword elite spec (Yes this is also on the list because i hate warhorn as a weapon, the aesthetic, the way its used/has been used in the past. And the tempest being a support aswell as its predecesor)
-P2W. Asin people who own the core game are actually all just playing a free trial, untill they upgrade to HoT. Where elite specs are stronger in PvP(chronomancers shatter build is a good example). Objectives in WvW are super important but cant be used by core game owners. In general feeling weaker then the rest because you didnt buy the expansion.
What would make me buy the expansion.
-Seeing raids are worthwhile, not just cleaving but actuall requirments of individual skill and mastery of the proffesion you are currently playing (Like being forced to bring allot X class for a raid because he needs to clear something on his own, idk something like it. lol). Not just do X at Y time with the entire group at the same time.
-Reducing the Zerg aspect of the expansion. I personally feel zerg content doesnt really immerse me at all, running like a train over everything very goal orientated. It gives me the feeling im forced to play to be the fastest very technical. Doesnt feel like im actually playing the character in the world of Tyria.
-News about Elite specs being added frequently after the innitial launch
-Diversity in elite specs vs core specs. I dont mind buying the expansion, but if im going to be forced to play elite specs everywhere from the challenging group content to PvP because its more effective, gating me into something i might not enjoy to play, then thats a dealbreaker for me.
-Frequent balance patches! Yes! This has been on the top of my list for quite some time. Everytime something good happens in a balance patch i purchase some gems to encourage it. Im afraid i wont really make the income graphs change by myself. But atleast i feel good about giving my money to where hard work was due!