When I sit down to write an installment of this column that is strongly critical of Guild Wars 2
-- a game I love, in case that was ever in doubt -- I try to follow a simple format in order to keep my criticism from turning into a venting session
. That format is to establish that there is a problem, explain why it's a problem requiring a solution, and finally to offer any ideas or suggestions I think might be useful to that end. I do this because I want my articles to be helpful on some level to both ArenaNet
and other fans, and while blowing off steam is excellent for the bilious humors, it's not so great for creating actual change
Sometimes, though, the only suggestion I can offer is to please stop
doing something because the fact that it's a problem is reason enough for it to require that solution. This is especially important when the issue isn't gameplay
but rather something that personally affects me and the people I play with.
As a warning, several of the source links in this article lead to discussions of graphic and disturbing language and events.