There needs to be some sort of limit on game-specific questions; perhaps 5-6 as the max. This number could be increased as the trivia pool increases, but having so many questions about one game (and very specific questions that you can’t exactly figure out with knowledge of other games or similar franchises) seems rather unfair to people who don’t have any interest in the game. Exceptions are reasonable for games with iconic status (Tetris, the Mario franchise, basically anything you could show a logo of or the main character to a random guy on the street and they’d understand).
I’ve crunched the numbers and out of 807 total video game questions, 36 concern Guild Wars 2. This is ~4.46% of the total trivia pool concerning video games. Out of the hundreds of thousands of video games out there and even more potential questions about gaming history, developers, etc., this represents a very significant portion.
I understand that submitter “TissueHime” is very enthusiastic about Guild Wars 2, but a lot of these questions are things nobody would know unless they extensively played the game. Having specific or weird questions is okay if it’s not overdone. Having fifteen questions about endgame equipment models is excessive. Questions about the names of home instances for five different races in-game are not “Medium” questions, unless your topic is “Entertainment: Guild Wars 2”.
My understanding of trivia questions is that they should reward a large base of general knowledge, especially in that you can infer answers or make educated guesses based off knowing something similar to the question. A “Hard” question can call for game-specific knowledge- but these are only fun if they’re scarce. A good question should give the player the ability to guess the answer, even if it’s a bit of a stretch.
I don’t want to attack TissueHime over this as some of his questions are perfectly fine, but I also don’t want to see the trivia pool for video games filled with incredibly specific questions for individual games, regardless of if I play them.