In addition to what I wrote on my main blog earlier today, every time I hear something about HoT, it just pushes me further away from GW2. The new MO interview about GW2 proves they’re stepping in the same kind of crap that WildStar would probably warn them against.
Raids are supposed to be super leet and there will be no LFR because PUGs shouldn’t do them.
And he explicitly said no — there will not be one at the launch of HoT, and there are no plans to ever put one in. He emphasized that this was intended to be coordinated endgame content, not something a PUG can tackle.
And, to pour salt into the wounds, they have confirmed that no HoT = No Future Living Story.
Specifically, the Living World story will be only for HoT players. He explained that story itself has moved to Maguuma, and it only makes sense that the new Living World updates will happen over there.
I get it and all, but they better not double dip by forcing people who didn’t buy HoT at launch to purchase back issues of Living Story just because they weren’t there at the beginning for whatever reason, like they have for Season 2. There’s no more of this Living Story is the content crap when you’ve paid for an expansion.
At this point, I’m so discontent with this game’s direction that I can’t be bothered to grouch about it (openly) anymore. Those who read my rants are probably happy to hear that! XD