Just some quick thoughts on this season’s Living Story. It would be interesting to see if you folks agree or disagree.
1) Short episodes are awesome. It means that I can actually keep on top of them this time and also causes the content in each patch to actually be refined.
2) The introduction of new enemies is cool.
3) Exposition on Scarlet’s character is much welcomed and has been needed for a while. I like how they expanded on this with Omadd’s Machine too.
4) There’s a bit more show, not tell in general this time. Killing off a certain side character in Fort Salma really helped demonstrate the dragon’s reckless power. That bugger doesn’t care who its vines kill - it’s indiscriminate.
I’m not sure if ArenaNet intend to implement five-man instances based around the story this time. If they do, I really hope that they are as close to being bug-free as possible; last year I had two separate dungeons become unfinishable on me, which killed any motivation for me to try do any more of the story.
Until anything like that happens with Season 2, I’m happy to keep playing.