ArenaNet holds frank Reddit debate on Guild Wars 2 loot-grind

The no-gear-grind philosophy of Guild Wars 2 has been called into question, so developer ArenaNet has responded on Reddit.

Brief recap: a brand new Ascended armour type statistically more powerful than other end-game armours has been added to the game. ArenaNet said hardcore players needed more to do and more progression to chase. But the Guild Wars 2 community interpreted this as signs of an end-game gear grind – a mechanic ArenaNet chastised in the lead up to Guild Wars 2’s launch. Did ArenaNet contradict itself?

“I hope we’ve been clear that GW2 is not a game with virtually no stat progression in it like GW1 was,” ArenaNet co-founder and boss Mike O’Brien wrote on Reddit. “That’s why GW2 shipped with a higher level cap, and with a hard separation between PVE and PVP.

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  • 27 Nov 2012 11:46:00 +0000