|Now we all know what the signs were for: WARNING- LAG-FEST AHEAD!|
So, about an hour ago the new event in GW2, The Lost Shores, kicked off. What can I say about it? Well, I do like GW2, I just am not big on cash shop lottos and one time events, thus I've been sort of turned away from the game lately. I wanted to give it another try, maybe I'm being too harsh on GW2. I figured I'd try out the second event they are offering and let my guard down.
I logged in with two minutes to spare and made it in with the cut scene. Which was a boat and some splashing, maybe I missed some of it? Lagged out so bad with rubber banding that I had to log out and back in. Logged back in, about six minutes of loading, this time I could see my character. However, skills were not working, most things were not showing up on the screen, huge delays in everything. All I saw in chat was cries about lag. Dead people everywhere.
This was not fun, I stuck it out for an hour, dying over and over to mobs I could not see, other deaths due to not being able to move or heal. It was a huge lag fest and this couldn't have been fun for many. I couldn't even loot items to turn into the quest, it was that bad. It felt so disjointed and confusing.
One time events? I think I'll pass for a lag-fest like this. Why not run it for a week or two, prevent issues like this and let everyone have some fun with the event. I'm really let down, I so wanted to be part of this but I'm done, stick a fork in me :( I couldn't even find the chest at the end. I was so disgusted I just logged out after talking with a friend for a few.
I really, really wanted to stick with GW2, but I cannot help be soured with things like this. Right now I just can't do it, all I can do is pop in here and there and focus on the good, when I don't feel that jaded feeling in the pit of my stomach. For me, these are the things that shape a game, hopefully the kinks will be ironed out before this just becomes normality, the general direction of the game.
I can't help but feel sad and let down. Sad because I don't like events to turn out like this, they should be fun and exciting, not confusing and disjointed feeling. Everyone should be able to participate, not just those of us who can make it. Letdown because ANet isn't learning from their mistakes.
For those of you who are more willing to go at it again, here is a good link with info for this event.