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So far I believe this game has surprised me. I really thought I had reached the stage in my gaming 'career' where the MMO was not a factor. I got this game after reading some articles about it a few days before it released. I told myself, this is the last time. Yeah sure right?
Honestly, after SWTOR, I really wasn't looking for another MMO unless it was drastically different. TSW was great but for some reason I felt I was missing something. Plus, after awhile, the dreary mood of the game was not something I looked forward to.
I would not have gotten Guild Wars if it was a subscription MMO. After reading the articles, the non-sub part of the game is what pushed me to give it a try.
I have refused to endorse another MMO because of the failures recently. I loved AoC but none of my friends did. I loved SWTOR until I realized that I had no control over anything in that game. It was a single player game with other people running around.
This game, I endorse.
First, no subscription and there is no requirement to purchase more content or spend money to open a cool class that is not available without a subscription. You can truly play this game to the end without spending another dime. The initial cost is steep but it is on par with most AAA games recently.
2nd, the classes are really fun to play. As a warrior I am not locked into a 2-hand sword or duel swords. No I can use a rifle, a dagger, a bow and much more. Some weapons are restricted but there are so many more choices than restrictions. This is true for all classes.
3rd, EXPLORATION IS BACK! Age of Conan had some exploration and it was fun and deadly. World of Warcraft had plenty of exploration and of course SWG had so much land to explore that I never did explore it all. This game is not as free as SWG in exploration but it surpasses Age of Conan and is close to being on par with WoW. I honestly couldn't say if WoW had more or less.
4th, PvP. I loved PvP in SWG, hated it in CoH, loved it in WoW and never got much chance to do it in Age of Conan. When I did it was very fun. This game has 2 options; WvWvW or sPvP. WvWvW is World vs World vd World. Three different servers battle for positions which gains buffs for everyone on the world you are fighting for. So non-pvp players gain the buffs while doing their PvE. The sPvP is structured PvP where everyone is on equal footing in terms of gear and weapons. This pvp requires skill and knowledge of your class. I haven't tried it yet, but I really want to.
5th ... ok, I have posted enough. There is much more I could say, but I think I got my point across. This game is fun and I am glad I got it.
There are a few things I don't like such as not being able to go into first-person mode. But overall, I think the game is worth it.
"I don't give a sh*t what other people say. I play what I like and I'll pay to do it too!" - SerialMMOist