City and ColourJune 8, 2013 at 2:36 pm | Posted in Guild Wars 2, mmorpg, PvE | 9 Comments
Tags: Guild Wars 2, MMO, mmorpg
In an effort to start blogging again instead of writing an essay on a subject and then not posting it because of how long and boring it is, I think I’ll just start throwing down far shorter posts about random things I talk about with friends.
For instance, I want more reasons to go to the racial cities.
Lion’s Arch is great and all but I hardly need new reasons to go there. All the festivals seem to take place there, dungeon vendor NPCs, Fractals of the Mists, 3 jumping puzzles, and more.
Plus all the things that other cities have by default. Bank, Auction House, crafting stations, repairs, profession NPCs, guild vendors, laurel vendors, etc.
Sure you go to racial cities in the beginning for personal storyline, something Lion’s Arch also has, but after the personal story is done, you have no reason to return beyond map completion. Even the rewards for that are shrug worthy.
At one point early on I guess the hope was that activities in cities would draw people in. But with real rewards for Keg Brawl outside getting your daily done, I don’t see that many people going to Hoelbrak. And besides, you’re in an instance in an activity. It’s not the same.
The only reason I can think of to go to a city that isn’t Lion’s Arch is cultural armour sets. That’s it. You may like the atmosphere, you may enjoy the art, but I doubt many people spend more time in one of these cities than LA.
Super Adventure Box was an interesting exception of course. Rata Sum was suddenly flooded with people. I actually felt like the utility of the bank/AH area was refreshing. But of course it was temporary content.
So come on Arenanet, give me a racial hearth type skill thing to get me back to my racial city and give them some of LA’s unique advantages. Or heck, go ahead and put some temporary content in one of the cities, lets at least get some use out of the most underutilized zones in the game.
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