It feels like you're in the minority. The majority seem to love what they've done with GW2 and couldn't care less about PvP mechanics; after all, PvE players make up a large proportion of the player base.
(Original post by You Failed)
It seems to me Anet had no idea what made the PvP so
good in GW1. The players did and they have told Anet numerous times, but they don't want to listen, they think
they know what made the game good, but in reality, they don't have a clue. So, they push on, trying to fix things, trying to reinnovate to make things better and all they're doing is dumbing things down, removing everything that was unique and generally getting further and further from that magic that was GvG.
I think ANet went for a 'WoW competitor' rather than a 'GW1 sequel'. They used what they learned from GW1 and decided to try and completely renovate the MMO market, and in a nutshell, they've done that for PvE. The possibility of course is there for PvP, but I'm assuming they're taking it one step at a time, for the most part.
As far as a release goes... I think August is the best bet. There should be one or two more BWE's (max), and they can't possibly leave it as late as September/October judging from the time they began pre-purchases. IIRC they mentioned they wanted to avoid September (Aion's release in Sept was crippling), so this rules out Oct-Dec (since this would be a stupid amount of time to wait for the pre-purchasers who bought the game in April). Considering there should be a month between the release date announcement and the actual release, I'd say the announcement should come mid June, and release at end of August.
Last edited by wanderlust.xx; 17-06-2012 at 14:19.