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I never believed guild wars 2 was going to be the next big thing, It's sold well, and it might become the next big thing in the future, no one can really tell yet.
But even though i went into the game without much hype, i enjoyed it thoroughly, i love the new way of question although I'd never ever lable it as "Dynamic" It just isn't, they're repeating chain quests - But the innovation i love is that i don't have to backtrack for a questgiver - God that annoys me.
On top of that i Loved exploring, on my first playthrough to 80 i explored every area up to level 40 a 100%, picking up every vista, looking for jumping puzzles and points of interests and taking screenshots along my way.
but somewhere around level 55 this started boring me, questing started feeling like a grind, zone exploring started feeling like a chore, granted this might partially be because I played the game too much in large sittings and barely ever quit, but I've done this in other MMO's and they kept me interested a lot longer, so why did i lose the motivation? heres why.
I knew that level 80 would be the exact same, over and over - And yes i did get to 80 enjoying things like Crafting, SPvP, and a lot of WvW which i thoroughly enjoyed at first - Until i had figured it out, everything started feeling repetitive at that point
There is no Endgame, I had done several dungeons and i did not see the fun in them, i never enjoyed the idea of losing the holy trinity as I am by heart a healer, and though there are classes with loads of heals like guardians, they just don't feel the same .
Eh.. Wow okay, It feels like I'm really bashing the game, which is not what i planned on doing, i played for a 140 hours and loved nearly every second of it and if someone would ask me if guildwars 2 was worth buying I'd heartily shout yes, hell yes! buy this game it's brilliant.
But as MMO? It just doesn't have what it takes, the chat interaction seems extremely limited, you meet people in events and split up while a word is never said, and yes i did try on multiple occasions, but people simply don't respond ( My journey went through servers fissure of woe and Piken square ) and without community a MMO is simply not worth sticking to for me, i didn't feel like doing the dungeons over and over, i did not want to grind for 119 gold to get my Tier 3 seeing as by level 80 i had only made 6.5 gold.
I hope that perhaps when the massive zerg to 80 is over people will become more social, but right now they simply aren't and unless you have a guild, the community is non existant - Other MMO's made me feel part of a community even without a guild, but Guild wars 2 simply never has.
Now.. I'm afraid to be flamed by fanboys ( remember i did love your game and will continue playing when i pass my burnout phase so go easy on me ;-; ? ) so... *puts on protective suit*
On an edit:
Pros: Better questing, great exploring, great fun initially, amazing value for money (no sub fee, 60$, 140 hours!), SPvP has the potential to be fantastic.
Cons: No healers, quiet community, quests turn to easy zergs, currency is hell to come by, Frustrating dungeons.