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Posted by: TheBlackLeech.9360

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Before Guild Wars 2 was launched, I was under the impression that each main city was going to have a mini game.

So the Norn have keg brawl… and that is in the game now.

What should the other races get?

Asura were supposed to have Polymock (or minipet arena) of this I am certain.

Charr could customize and race vehicles? or maybe battle things gladiator style in their arena/auditorium?

Sylvari? I’d say Seed Turret Tower defense (maybe parody plants versus zombies).

Humans? I draw a blank.
Survival vs endless waves of centaurs?
I think the humans have seen enough of the centaurs…. but I can’t think of anything better at the moment.

What do you guys think would be great minigames for the remaining three races’ main cities?

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Posted by: tigirius.9014

tigirius.9014

I recall this too. I also recall that we were supposed to get the ability to aquire in game cosmetics to wear over our armors, not much there really in that way. There’s a few things in the gem store. Not what I thought they were talking about from the interviews I read. I thought we’d have these cosmetics as prizes from these mini games.

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Posted by: Spendingallmytime.7249

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For the Sylvari, you help raise Cabbage Patch Kids.

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Posted by: George Steel.1804

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Charr fighting arena should allow you to challenge other players to a duel.

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Posted by: Morrigan.2809

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The humans are supposed to have a shooting range and a bar brawl- I would really like a bar brawl.

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Posted by: raptor.1064

raptor.1064

http://youtu.be/jimIpVDiTrk

the pre launch optimism is so funny now

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Posted by: wintermute.4096

wintermute.4096

http://youtu.be/jimIpVDiTrk

the pre launch optimism is so funny now

“Remember, those are only 2 of the 30 activities that are going to be in the game, and they sound amazing! I can already see myself spending days just playing activities throughout all the cities!”

Priceless.

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Posted by: No Walking.6349

No Walking.6349

http://youtu.be/jimIpVDiTrk

the pre launch optimism is so funny now

“Remember, those are only 2 of the 30 activities that are going to be in the game, and they sound amazing! I can already see myself spending days just playing activities throughout all the cities!”

Priceless.

Tell me about it. Over 7 months later and we still ONLY have Keg brawl. At least we have bar brawl achievements….. Oh but wait…it’s not in the game rofl. Less time on SAB, more time on mini games please.

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Posted by: Pixelpumpkin.4608

Pixelpumpkin.4608

Asura were supposed to have Polymock (or minipet arena) of this I am certain.

Charr could customize and race vehicles? or maybe battle things gladiator style in their arena/auditorium?

Sylvari? I’d say Seed Turret Tower defense (maybe parody plants versus zombies).

For the Sylvari, you help raise Cabbage Patch Kids.

The humans are supposed to have a shooting range and a bar brawl- I would really like a bar brawl.

I LOVE all of these suggestions!
(I’m aware that some of them had already been announced.)

For Divinity’s Reach: A jumping puzzle down The Great Collapse could be combined with some mini-game. (Independently of mini-games, I would love for all cities to also have their own jumping puzzles.) See also: https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/game/suggestions/City-Jumping-Puzzles

I would also like to mention costume brawls, although of course they’re not tied to a specific place.

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Posted by: TheBlackLeech.9360

TheBlackLeech.9360

http://youtu.be/jimIpVDiTrk

the pre launch optimism is so funny now

wow…. that guy and everyone who watched that video are probably ten types of disappointed.

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Posted by: Pixelpumpkin.4608

Pixelpumpkin.4608

I don’t have a problem with them being implemented one at a time, as long as they’re coming… there is so much potential for awesome there.

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Posted by: athuria.2751

athuria.2751

Charr fighting arena should allow you to challenge other players to a duel.

… This is honestly the most perfect place Anet could ever have for PvE player dueling, it’s arguable as a training area to fit into lore, gets people to go visit the Black Citadel, and it’s well out of the way for people who aren’t interested.

Someone should go put it in suggestions if nobody has.

(I also really want the bar brawl)

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Posted by: Nay of the Ether.8913

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Charr fighting arena should allow you to challenge other players to a duel.

… This is honestly the most perfect place Anet could ever have for PvE player dueling, it’s arguable as a training area to fit into lore, gets people to go visit the Black Citadel, and it’s well out of the way for people who aren’t interested.

Someone should go put it in suggestions if nobody has.

(I also really want the bar brawl)

I suggested this a long time ago as well as certain minigames for each major city >.>

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Posted by: Crazylegsmurphy.6430

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Seems like a cool idea. Giving players some things to do would be pretty cool. At first I really enjoyed Keg Brawl. I played it for a few hours until getting kind bored with it.

Having different mini-games in different cities that focused on different types of tasks would be cool for players with different interests.

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Posted by: Danikat.8537

Danikat.8537

Personally I’m most excited about the Moa Racing track in LA and finding out what the giant targets out in the bay are for.

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Posted by: Mastruq.2463

Mastruq.2463

Back in EQ arena areas were simply automatic FFA pvp regardless of server type. Seems they could implement something like this for arenas and then place them at sensible locations in the world. It creates another reason for people to be out there instead of in LA (obviously dont give LA an arena too).

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Posted by: Pixelpumpkin.4608

Pixelpumpkin.4608

Charr fighting arena should allow you to challenge other players to a duel.

… This is honestly the most perfect place Anet could ever have for PvE player dueling, it’s arguable as a training area to fit into lore, gets people to go visit the Black Citadel, and it’s well out of the way for people who aren’t interested.

This ^

This whole thread should be in “Suggestions”, I’m surprised it hasn’t been moved yet by a moderator…

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Posted by: ophidic.1279

ophidic.1279

I recall this too. I also recall that we were supposed to get the ability to aquire in game cosmetics to wear over our armors, not much there really in that way. There’s a few things in the gem store. Not what I thought they were talking about from the interviews I read. I thought we’d have these cosmetics as prizes from these mini games.

I miss being able to wear a costume over armor as opposed to just wearing a costume.

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Posted by: Pixelpumpkin.4608

Pixelpumpkin.4608

I think the sheer number of posts in various forums asking for duelling grounds in PvE (I count WvW as PvE as you use PvE equipment instead of PvP one) makes this extra-relevant.

Anyway, do we have any more ideas for other mini-games?

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Posted by: TheBlackLeech.9360

TheBlackLeech.9360

Charr fighting arena should allow you to challenge other players to a duel.

… This is honestly the most perfect place Anet could ever have for PvE player dueling, it’s arguable as a training area to fit into lore, gets people to go visit the Black Citadel, and it’s well out of the way for people who aren’t interested.

This ^

This whole thread should be in “Suggestions”, I’m surprised it hasn’t been moved yet by a moderator…

Idk…. this was more of a questionnaire than a suggestion when I started it…. but who knows….. maybe the developers will see some of these ideas and implement them.

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Posted by: Mathias.9657

Mathias.9657

I just want rollerbeetle racing with achievements and leaderboards. Come at me bro’s.

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Posted by: ASB.4295

ASB.4295

The charr dueling mini game was called bar brawl and would obviously be held in an instanced version of that bar in the Black Citadel you visited in your personal story. I forgot its name, it’s been too long since I last played.

ANet didn’t have time to implement all the games. Those games have been already planned and worked into the design of the cities, such as the shooting gallery and polymock arenas. The moa race track and miniature duel rink can be visited in game right now. They just don’t take you to an instance with the actual game, like keg brawl does.

I would like to see them being able to make games take place in the main map sometime in the future. I don’t know if that’ll be feasible or possible, though.

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Posted by: cocolu.7640

cocolu.7640

For the Asura mini game, can we have something like a fighting golems tournament? I want to build my own golem.

Perhaps parts can be found throughout Tyria and it’s possible to trade parts with others say if you got parts that they want for their golem.

Each golem has its own distinctive look and fighting skills depending on the parts that its made of. I don’t know, this could be really fun. I can totally see myself spending a lot of time doing this. LOL

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Posted by: Pixelpumpkin.4608

Pixelpumpkin.4608

Each golem has its own distinctive look and fighting skills depending on the parts that its made of. I don’t know, this could be really fun. I can totally see myself spending a lot of time doing this. LOL

So do I

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Posted by: ThePaladin.2140

ThePaladin.2140

give it time guys!

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Posted by: Pixelpumpkin.4608

Pixelpumpkin.4608

Obviously. What else are we going to do?

But one can dream. I love the ideas in this thread.

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Posted by: Halo.1679

Halo.1679

This is a great idea!

I want the mini pet arena so my mini karka can dominate everything

Since they love RNG gambling so much maybe they could let us place bets on the fights O.o

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Posted by: Pixelpumpkin.4608

Pixelpumpkin.4608

I’d be up for that.

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Posted by: ThePaladin.2140

ThePaladin.2140

Ooohhh gold betting! That would be awesome. Also to further stabi,ize the overwhelming gold influx into the economy, they could make it so the “house” gets a cut on the betting haha.

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Posted by: Cari Shrine.7065

Cari Shrine.7065

Yes, Asura were supposed to have the Polymock arena and theres a portal to there, which means they really wanted to do it. Not only that but it would pretty much be like “pokémon” because what you would use to play polymock was the minis you collect!
Humans were really supposed to have a shooting gallery and the one man band in Divinity Reach was a music mini game too, I think the bar brawl was supposed to be for the Charr though

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Posted by: Serelisk.6573

Serelisk.6573

The charr dueling mini game was called bar brawl and would obviously be held in an instanced version of that bar in the Black Citadel you visited in your personal story. I forgot its name, it’s been too long since I last played.

ANet didn’t have time to implement all the games. Those games have been already planned and worked into the design of the cities, such as the shooting gallery and polymock arenas. The moa race track and miniature duel rink can be visited in game right now. They just don’t take you to an instance with the actual game, like keg brawl does.

I would like to see them being able to make games take place in the main map sometime in the future. I don’t know if that’ll be feasible or possible, though.

That first part is actually incorrect; the location of bar brawl is known. Several NPC’s around the city will tell you that it takes place in Divinity’s Reach at the Busted Flagon POI west of Dwayna Road. You can find out more about activities in my signature, I’ve found 9 so far.

I agree with a lot of what was said in this thread. It’s the worst type of irony, bordering on hypocrisy, that the pre-launch hype created by Anet’s infamous “When-it’s-ready” strategy has left those waiting for these mini games severely disappointed.

gamereactor.eu: Alright. Because I was thinking about, you brought up the bar brawl, for example Funcom had something like that planned for Age of Conan, and I’m not sure that made it in at launch. Is there any risk that something similar would happen to the activities? Or is it an integral part of the game experience in itself?

Anet Dev #1: These are getting built into the game itself, they will be there at launch. They are not something that we will tack on later, they are part of the cities.

Anet Dev #2: One of the things I can say is that we tend to, you know, we were pretty tight-lipped about the game for a long time and we tend not to talk about things unless they are actually in the game. So when we talk about activities, like when we talk about the bar brawl, or the shooting gallery, because they are actually in the game you can go in and experience them right now. And so there is actually very little chance that most things we talk about are not going to make it into the game just because we run out of time or anything like that. Because, as I said, we tend not to talk about things unless we’re very, very certain that we can do them. Certain as in they are in already.

Source: http://www.gamereactor.eu/articles/4160/Guild+Wars+2+interview/

Coming from a Kegmaster and leader of a Keg Brawl guild, this is the source of my sorrows and my anger for the past seven months. Please Anet, for the love of Grenth, get activities in the game x.x

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Posted by: ASB.4295

ASB.4295

That first part is actually incorrect

I stand corrected. It was probably my wishful thinking that gave the Charr capital its own minigame.

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Posted by: Serelisk.6573

Serelisk.6573

That first part is actually incorrect

I stand corrected. It was probably my wishful thinking that gave the Charr capital its own minigame.

They do have one: Circus Charricus, and from the sounds of it, CONSIDERABLY cooler than Bar Brawl, lol.

Charr Battle Car Arena Racing anyone? Go check out the NPC by the car @ the War Wagon prep deck in the Black Citadel

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Posted by: Tolmos.8395

Tolmos.8395

Before Guild Wars 2 was launched, I was under the impression that each main city was going to have a mini game.

So the Norn have keg brawl… and that is in the game now.

What should the other races get?

Asura were supposed to have Polymock (or minipet arena) of this I am certain.

Charr could customize and race vehicles? or maybe battle things gladiator style in their arena/auditorium?

Sylvari? I’d say Seed Turret Tower defense (maybe parody plants versus zombies).

Humans? I draw a blank.
Survival vs endless waves of centaurs?
I think the humans have seen enough of the centaurs…. but I can’t think of anything better at the moment.

What do you guys think would be great minigames for the remaining three races’ main cities?

Asura tossing! Sounds like a great minigame to me

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Posted by: HawkMeister.4758

HawkMeister.4758

http://youtu.be/jimIpVDiTrk

the pre launch optimism is so funny now

Wish I´d never seen this vid. Makes me even more depressed about all the wasted Dev hours sunk into the now useless Halloween and Wintersday events.
Oh well, at least the useless alcohol one can buy everywhere makes some sense to me now.

Polish > hype

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Posted by: Pixelpumpkin.4608

Pixelpumpkin.4608

They do have one: Circus Charricus, and from the sounds of it, CONSIDERABLY cooler than Bar Brawl, lol.

Charr Battle Car Arena Racing anyone? Go check out the NPC by the car @ the War Wagon prep deck in the Black Citadel

That sounds like so much fun

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Posted by: Humposaurus.5764

Humposaurus.5764

30 activities lol… Never saw that video before, tbh I didnt watch any of the pre launch videos because i knew most of it was just going to be PR kitten.

How many activities have we now? 1? And tbh i have never played it xD

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Posted by: Pixelpumpkin.4608

Pixelpumpkin.4608

We have:

- keg brawl
- costume brawl

I think that’s it…

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Posted by: Serelisk.6573

Serelisk.6573

We have:

- keg brawl
- costume brawl

I think that’s it…

And costume brawl doesn’t count, lol. Siiigghhh.

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Posted by: Pixelpumpkin.4608

Pixelpumpkin.4608

Interesting ideas for another mini-game (although not really main city) in this thread: https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/game/suggestions/The-sky-is-missing-something

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Posted by: RedStar.4218

RedStar.4218

We have:

- keg brawl
- costume brawl

I think that’s it…

I think, the horrible “chess” like golem thing you can play in Metrica Province, at the first heart, is also considered to be a mini game…

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Posted by: Serelisk.6573

Serelisk.6573

We have:

- keg brawl
- costume brawl

I think that’s it…

I think, the horrible “chess” like golem thing you can play in Metrica Province, at the first heart, is also considered to be a mini game…

Eh, hardly. ;c

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Posted by: Pixelpumpkin.4608

Pixelpumpkin.4608

That game could have been so much more. I really hope it doesn’t count. :-x

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Pixelpumpkin.4608

https://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/releases/may-14-2013/

“To keep their minds off their troubles, the settlers on Southsun Cove have created a rugged new beach game: Crab Toss! In this instanced mini-game, players try to score points by capturing a hermit crab and withstanding karka attacks. It’s fun in the sun, Southsun-style!”

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Posted by: Serelisk.6573

Serelisk.6573

https://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/releases/may-14-2013/

“To keep their minds off their troubles, the settlers on Southsun Cove have created a rugged new beach game: Crab Toss! In this instanced mini-game, players try to score points by capturing a hermit crab and withstanding karka attacks. It’s fun in the sun, Southsun-style!”

Yeah, I just saw that! Sounds awesome. Maybe this is a sign that they’ll start putting in more of the mini games if they can get adequate support for this stuff?

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Posted by: Wesley.4590

Wesley.4590

Sorry to disappoint you guys, but Crab Toss is not going to be a new permanent Activity like Keg Brawl. It’s just another temporary thing while the Southsun Cove Living Story stuff is active. https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/livingworld/southsun/Crab-Tossing-A-new-mini-game/first#post1990613

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Posted by: Serelisk.6573

Serelisk.6573

Wow that’s so kittenty… Doesn’t make it easier to continue playing this game is anything I might enjoy is going to be taken from me. I understand building memories through temporary content but what the f-?!

Thirty! activities were supposed to be here at launch but 9 months later, while we’ve seen 7 or so go by, there’s only one that’s playable?! Can there be anything in this game whose express purpose is just fun? Is that not possible? Is there something in the code that says unadulterated fun cannot exist for more than a month? Meh. I think I’m just bitter I tried to go play Keg Brawl 10 minutes ago but everyone was farming for the title instead of actually playing.

/endrant

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Posted by: Onshidesigns.1069

Onshidesigns.1069

We have:

- keg brawl
- costume brawl

I think that’s it…

I think, the horrible “chess” like golem thing you can play in Metrica Province, at the first heart, is also considered to be a mini game…

The golem chess game is too simple and boring. It needs to be expanded to support 5 players. Add some more abilities, and achievements.

Also make it a gambling game. Each player pays one silver and the winner keeps most of the pot. The rest of the pot would be a gold sink.

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Posted by: darkmyth.2546

darkmyth.2546

I’m just glad to see that I’m not the only one really disappointed that the mini games are still absent. I would really like some word as to why this has not been addressed and yet we can get temp content.

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Posted by: Pixelpumpkin.4608

Pixelpumpkin.4608

Moa Racing is coming, June 11!
https://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/releases/june-11-2013/

Also Dragon Ball, which sounds (more or less) like another variant on Crab Toss / Keg Brawl. We’ll see