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First off, I would like to mention that I am neither fan, nor hater of GW 2. I am definitely going to buy this game to try it and see if it entertains me or not.
I have played many MMOs in the past, my favorite ones being WoW, Lineage II and Knight Online.
All the MMOs I have played had one thing in common. There was a character progression in terms of level, stats, and gear.
Obviously, the importance of each of the aspects differed in these MMOs.
E.g. in WoW, you hit max level easily and then you grind gear to get stats. In Knight Online, you get the gear relatively easy and then you grind levels. In Lineage II, it was fairly difficult to get it all: stats, gear and levels.
My point is, trying to get either the best gear (which grants you best stats) or as high level as possible was the thing that kept me interested in the game and drove me forward in the game.
I am not 100% sure if I am correct, but from various sources, I obtained an information that in GW 2, you get the maximum level (which should not be very difficult and time consuming) and then you get RELATIVELY easily capped in terms of gear stats and character stats.
What exactly is there that should keep me interested in the game once I hit these caps.
Yes, I have read that you will be able to obtain gear in dungeons, raids, etc which will look different (maybe better, its subjective), but will have the same stats as the one you are capped with. So basically, besides different appearance, the gear is useless, is this correct? I mean is it like I come to the boss and hit him for e.g. 100 dmg. Then I kill him and get this awesome looking huge sword or something. Come next day with this sword equipped and hit the boss again for 100 dmg? (I am aware of the simplicity of the example, I just wanted to make it clear and simple).
For me, MMOs have always been more about my avatar`s/character`s progression rather than hunting for better looks or my own skills of playing the game.
This post is not made in order to attack this game. I was just wondering if I get the endgame principles correctly and how do you guys feel about this. Will simply playing the game be enough to keep you entertained?For me, it just seems a little pointless if I cant get anything out of it in terms of stats, gear, levels or anything that would make my character actually more powerful.
Thanks for comments...