Post by Incandescent Anon on Nov 17, 2018 8:07:51 GMT -8
The boisterous carefree days of Summer have passed, and the mellow comforts of Fall are quick to fade into the sunset.
Winter is Coming, what will you sustain your future presence in Guild Wars?
The slump in game is pretty pronounced lately, with our part time devs rumored to be "refocused" on their full time jobs again.
So whats everyone up to?
What are your long term plans to keep engaged in the game, what keeps you logging in every day, or every couple of days? Are you resigned to be that last toon standing, just waiting for the day when you are the only person to log in and play?
Or are you out there trying to meet new people and convince them Presearing is an awesome place to play?
Presearing was always 50% community and 50% long term goals that people couldn't finish up in a weekend of game time. Maybe we can get a bit of that back if we put some time into the community part.
Post here if you are still out there, if you can hear me...
Well ill start by saying that I am not the most active player left in the game, but I will always be here lurking in the shadows. Presearing has taken part of my soul from me. No matter what I tell myself or others, No matter how "bored" or "tired" that I get of the game, I ALWAYS COME BACK!!!! There is always that little part of my brain that even after a 2-3 month break says, "I wonder if any old friends are online? I wonder if anything new at all is happening? I wonder if there is a new "fad" like buying unids or fire staff drops ?" No other game has ever had a hold on me like Presearing has, Its truly amazing.
As far as what keeps me engaged in the game, Well in the past it was always those long term goals for myself. Lets go get survivor, I want to dye all my toons full black, Wow that mini pet/tonic is so sick looking I NEED IT. Then the focus shifted when I started my old guild MoB. The Community was so powerful back then, Guilds filled with 100 Presearing focused players, all laughing and joking, farming and trading, It was great. I started to see that I wasnt even logging in anymore to play the game, I was logging in to check on my friends, I wanted to see how everyones day has been, how was work, hows your family doing? Charr farming and actually achieving my own goals took 2nd place to the social aspect of the game. Those to me, were the good ole days.
Now currently, I dont really have any personal goals to do. I wont say that I have done everything because ofcourse I havnt, But I've came pretty damn close. So that motivation is gone, The motivation of the social game has kind of dropped off aswell because 9/10 good friends dont play anymore ( no offence to the homies still here <3 ). Right now, Im still searching for that fire that the game used to give me. I get these little spikes when I go help someone in town asking for charr runs or help with VQ's that always feels good to be genuinely appreciated. Also that little bit of excitement you get when you get to open a BDay present or ID a decent looking purple drives me, I love that little switch that goes " Oh baby this is it! "
As for the future, I really hope something does happen that can bring more people back into the community. I would give anything, Shit I might even sacrifice a foot or a leg, If it meant I could go back to the start when it first came out and live it all over again.