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...and, while I get that some simply don't like what's on offer (which is fine), I have a feeling a lot of the time that is what we are seeing on these forums.
If People want to see grind, 'quest hubs', map markers, zerging, linear play, whatever else, then that's all they will see.
They will not see progression through natural flow, non marked events, small group organised action, freeform play, or whatever else.
I have a feeling why there is somewhat of the disconnect here on these forums as shown by a handful of dissatisified (but very active and very vocal) posters and the game.... simply because, simply, GW2 allows the player to see what they want to see and quite a few are failing to see beyond the standard themepark conditioning.
If you go in expecting to see WoW it is extremly possible to relate what you see to that game and shout loudly that it's the same old in a different skin. BUT, I think, if you go in prepared to adapt, take your time, and allow the game to unfold itself to you it pays off.
What's the point of this thread? Just an expression of thought really... what are yours?