The Not-Quite Guild Wars 2 Expansion

The Guild Wars 2  “expansion” will not be so expansion-like.

Welcome to another week of GuildCast the Guild Wars 2 show.  This week Colin Johanson sets players straight regarding their expectations of a Guild Wars 2 “expansion”.  A quote from Johanson states that:

“To set expectations accordingly, the January  release will be a relatively small release that sets the table for the stories and features we plan to roll out with the Feb/March releases and beyond. also, there will be no new race, profession, or new region with these larger Feb/March releases.”

So, while technically there may be enough content amount-wise to equal an expansion, the kind of content being released may not what players imagine when they think “Guild Wars 2 expansion.”

Culling may actually be removed from dub v dubs.

So while there won’t be a true Guild Wars 2 expansion any time soon, players might be happy to know that  engineering programmers are hard at work on the issue of culling in dub v dubs.  The team does believe they can do it and look forward to making the announcement that it’s been done.

More players are smacked by the ban-hammer for exploiting.

Really guys?  Really?  You didn’t learn the last time around that ArenaNet is serious about this whole “Do not exploit.” business?

Yes, we know… you didn’t know it was an exploit. It’s ArenaNet’s fault for letting it through. The problem here is that they don’t buy that. In fact, support Liason Gaile Gray had this to say about it:

“Any time you take one think and can make two, and then four, and then sixteen… Ya gotta know that’s just wrong. (I won’t quibble on the odds, but overall, that form of doubling was not outside the realm of possibility.) And to perform this action hundreds and hundreds of times?  That’s called ‘exploitation,’ and that’s against the user agreement, the rules of conduct, and all that is holy.”

All this, plus your viewer questions on this week’s episode.  And, if you happened to miss last week’s GuildCast, you can check it out here.

So… Join Gary Gannon, Richie “Bogotter” Procopio, Massively‘s Elisabeth Cardy and ZAM‘s Scott Hawkes for another expansive edition of GuildCast!