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Ok, so I was on the fence for a long time about this game and the good folks of the community and getting in the last beta turned me... and I'm really happy they/it did!
I've been playing since the 25th and having a whole lotta buncha fun. I've been trying out Race/Class combos and weapon skills like a madman to find the perfect fit for my main. In my short time, I have noticed something. Of all of my friends who game, I've noticed that the hardcore group, they raided in WoW, beat all the modes in Diablo 3, theorycraft, etc... have already quit Gw2. When I ask them why, most say that they've already hit 80 and are bored. This BLOWS my mind as I started when they did and only have an 11 a 9 and some 5's...lol. Obviously, we have very different playstyles. I'm extremely casual due to my schedule and they play all day every day somehow. So bascially this is all to say that this game is a dream to a casual gamer like me. It's beautiful, elegant and full and things to do. For the few hours I have a week to play, I'm finding there is too much for me to get into. I haven't completed more then 2% of the map on any character lol. I would say that if you are a casual gamer, RUN don't walk to get into this game. You won't regret it. As king of the casuals, I can honestly tell you that this game will keep me happy for months/years to come.
As for the hardcore gamers, I'm not sure. It's hard for me to say as I'm not a hardcore gamer. I've seen some on this site say they love it, while most of my friends who are considered hardcore, don't care for it. I would say try it either way, with no sub, it's more then worth the money either way. Even my brother in law who is a notorious content locust who sits in a basement and plays 15 hours a day thought it was worth it. Although he quit playing, his thought was that he paid $50 and got 120 hours of gameplay.. which is still worth it. Especially if he decides to come back at some point.
What say some of the hardcore crowd?