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Best mmo, I'm a gathcraftsplorer (yeah you read that right) and I love this thing. I gather the stuff to get the mats for everything i usually sell alot in the TP which is not too shabby on getting me the money i need. Despite people complaining that it's region wide instead of server only the prices are nice, they give a good amount, there are still items that are harder to find that if you collect enough and sell in bulk they have a nice return on them.
I love how I can get the gear i want to improve damage and not worry over running a dungeon a mil bazil gazillion times for currency to get it. I love how I can customize the look of my toon to make him look unique compared to others (no cookie cutters here) and I especially love how the talent trees aren't cookie cutter either you can give yourself what you need to survive. I have a rogue that I use for farming in Orr that has healing/cond removal/vigor/faster run speed/longer stealth for running around, Most of the time most mobs can't catch me (if they do it's not for long) and I use the trap and thieves guild to keep them busy as i run away. It works out well (use her just for farming because she can cover the map quickly.)
There are still some items to be addressed but I've been impressed at how fast they have been banning the reported bots on my server. They have specific hangouts and the next day after reporting them they are gone. They are working on balance issues for PVE they are working on problems with some scout classes not being as powerful as the AOE heavy plate classes in PVE and I'm seeing them take the problems seriously in their forums. One guy in the engineering forum is making a list of all of the requests for kit abilities to be re-evaluated on the engineer, and they are working on bugs like clockwork in this game, never seen so many updates every week in any other title (notably never in a subscription title). It's very nice.
just because my thing is gathcraftsploring doesn't mean everyone has to play this way, people in my guild are always doing things like running dungeons, doing pvp in wvw, running the dragon meta chains etc. it's got lots to do.
this game worth $60 bucks for sure. I only played it for like 2 weeks then stopped, i just cant get into it, but it's a beautiful game regardless.
Originally posted by ImperialSun
Main things that are putting me off currently are: Dead servers Servers aren't dead at all. You don't get kicked into overflow servers every time you change zones. Servers are about as full as they're supposed to be. Too much grind and fetch this and carry that and water these plants and stuff. You'll still be doing your typical MMO quests even if they're disguised as events. You'll be killing mobs, escorting, defending, collecting, ... If you don't want to do any of those, then pass on GW2 and probably every other MMORPG for that matter. Im told that all abilities are slottesd by around level 10 and the game does not change from that point on. Not by level 10, more like 40 and you're not fully traited until level 80, but it's true that the majority of your buttons will be unlocked by level 10 (70%). Not that there is no more evolution past level 10, but they don't make you suffer first before you're allowed to have fun. Whats the end game like? Good question: grinding, buying or crafting exotics for WvW and sPvP. If your not interested in any form of PvP then you're left with achievement or minigames or whatever else suits your fancy. If nothing suits your fancy then you can level alts until you've seen all you want to see. If you're not interested in any of the above or any of the other classes or races then there's really not all that much to do once you hit cap.
Main things that are putting me off currently are:
WOW,eq2,Vanguard,WAR,LOTRO,AOC,Rift Aion, SWTOR, TERA.
Currently playing GW2.
Originally posted by ImperialSun Hi all Just wanted to see what the general feeling is towards GW2 these days? I have been following the game tentaively for some time and am still undecided about taking the plunge. I did have lots of friends who left left their current MMOs to play GW2 however they have all since gone back to their old games and/or moved to new games since GW2 is allegedly dying already. I am genuinely thinking of buying a copy of the game, the graphics look great and some of the game mechanic seem very interesting to me. The casual nature of the game would suit my play style and available game time. Despite the very underwhelming financial performance confirmed in the recent NCSoft reports, depsite the stories of servers being ghost towns already and even despite a growing number of people claiming GW2 tanked quicker than SWTOR I am still interested in what this game has to offer... So come on guys, restore my faith and give me a reason to go buy GW2 Driz
I think this game is worth the money for everyone. If you buy single player game for the same money, it's most probably not gong to gave the same amount of content and fun.
If you think about playing this game for years as an mmo, that really depends.... Many people love the game and many don't like it at all. I still think it's worth the try if anything.
As for why? It's a new game. It's beautiful and it will probably be able to captivate you for some hours... Like any new game.
I enjoy the game, but I can see people not enjoying it (some of these will sadly call GW2 a failure due to misplaced aggression), but yes, use the refer-a-friend trial. It should give you enough experience for you to decide whether GW2 is for you.
Try before you buy, I always say.
Since when is Tuesday a direction?
If you treat it like your single player console games where you pay the box rpice, play for a while than quit..then yes it is worth it. But if you want to treat it as a MMO you won't be satisfied. Atleast that is what happened to me and the pattern i have been noticing here and on official forums.
It is a good online action game but a bad MMO.
1. Don not pay attention to all those flame-threads on these forums. They are full of lies.
2. Best MMO at the moment.
Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need.
best MMO to buy so far..
also the servers are not ghost towns, they are fine, just the zerg crowd now is lost around the maps, only the high -end areas are kinda low populated cause they are hard like hell
love the game
love the fact that I can play as much or as little as I want - no monthly fee is great.
love the fact that there's always something to do somewhere
love the fact that even after 1 month of quite intense gaming, i haven't covered everything even close
loved the halloween event and looking forward to nov 15
love the lore
love the graphics
love the class balance
love the fact that if i just stand in one spot and press 1,2,3 I wont survive long even as a guardian
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Totally worth it. Do yourself a favor if you haven't already and go pick this game up. I hate the fantasy genre and absolutely won't play it until this game. This is the first fantasy game I've played since UO (not to be confused with that sandbox as they are nothing alike, just saying as far as genre goes). Since my UO days I've played EQ2, WoW, City of Heroes, CO, EVE, SWTOR. I still play EVE (paid sub) and CO (lifetime sub) and SWTOR (with F2P) but the only game I actually "play" is GW2. EVE I just train skills, CO / SWTOR I never login. GW2 is the first game since CoX and UO to give me that feeling of playing a MMORPG for the first time again. Worst case what you are out, $60? JUST DO IT ALREADY!!
EDIT: and before I get hated on I listed WoW but I only get to like level 5 so I don't count it against my fantasy genre games since UO comment