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After a good break from MMOs and getting reaquianted with more traditional PC game types (after years of playing the MMO genre exclusively), I've been getting the itch. Not the "I want to fork out money every month for my game" itch, but more the "I wish I was playing this on a server full of people" kind. Not to say I won't pay a monthly sub for a worthy game, I just don't know of any. I held out hope that SW:TOR would become that worthy game, but as I'm sure you well know, not for long. I was never the kind of kid to see how long I could hold my breath until I passed out. Apparently I'm not that kind of adult, either.
So after reading forums (the BEST way to get an informed and unbiased opinion, right?! RIGHT?!) and watching and reading a ton of reviews (which historically speaking are always above rating HUGE releases unfairly high to retain advertising revenues) I made my decision. At worst, I don't like it and I'm out the standard amount for a game to enjoy (or not) as long as I please. Just like any of the other ventures I've been risking during my MMO hiatus. Skyrim paid off huge (and still is). Civ V and XCOM have been keeping my desires for strategy well quenched. Maybe GW2 will so the same for my "socialization" needs.
So here I am, I went for it. Here asking for any tips folks who have been playing for a while have. How does the lack of the tried and true (sometimes tired) trinity play out? Was this for the better or worse? That's the first thing that jumps to mind since my first character is almost always a healer class.
Anyway, any tips/advice or thoughts you'd wish you heard before you logged in for the first time?
I really hope that *insert game name here* will be the first game to ever live up to all of its pre-release promises, maintain a manageable hype level and have a clean release. Just don't expect me to hold my breath.