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This is not critic to Arenanet , which i give all kudos too - for going and trying something really new in MMO genre.
The game I feel will be huge hit and everyone will play it.
Alas nothing is perfect - and here are few things - i think came over quite poorly.
1. Dense packed mobs on maps.
This is best known as LOTRO(Evendim) syndrom. Namely in LOTRO they tried to slow player movement trough area By putting a boar (lol , or any other mob) every few feet. Your move was a crawl , because you had to fight constantly. It
turned to be tedious. And after a while Turbine made mobs less dense.
Unfortunatley , i feel GW2 has done the same. Maps feel crazily packed by mobs, which soon turns into tedium.
Especially when you count next step ...
2. No safe spot.
This is known as Tabula Rasa syndrom. Namely TR was very dynamic game , and mobs could invade any place anytime. This lead to fact that there was no place to AFK , rest , take a breath , even to type message. Without being attacked.
Unfortunately same goes for GW2. I died 2 times while trying to type answer in chat. And every time i had to go to take a leak. No mather how well hidden was a resting spot i chose (i am talking outside of towns...although even those are not perfectly safe)
New dynamic games suffer from this (Rift included). But like in TR i feel its to much pressure. And its unfun. You need moments of calm.
3. Camera FOV.
Field of view. Something is just wrong with it. Camera is placed to low. Making your character stand almost in middle of screen. And not in low middle part. You need to zoom out in order to have good view around you.
Also camera rotation is wierd....
I am sure its something you get used to fast. But i dont know why they had to change the usual point of view...
4. Themepark Feel omega.
With such pack filled maps. I am afraid that GW2 feels more theme park than king of themeparks.
Certanly not their fault for giving us tons of content. But thats the feel...
So there you go.
Some quirks , in my oppinion.
All in all - the game is great. And it will be tons of fun.
If anything - its worth its price.
See you in game