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would you buy GW2 now, after you have played it?

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  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard La BarrePosts: 3,546Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by itgrowls

    It also needs a stable economy. It's sad when you have to spend $50 just to get your level 80 geared in exotics. If you started the game in December that is.

    I didn't pay a cent of "real" money to get neither my first char nor any of my alts to full exotics. I only used gems for additional character slots, bank space and a couple of cosmetics.

    Playing now: WoW, Landmark, GW2, The Crew, SotA

    Top 3 MMORPGs played: UO, AC1 and WoW

    Honorable mentions: AO, LotRO, SW:TOR and GW2.

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  • AzureProwerAzurePrower AustraliaPosts: 1,508Member Uncommon

    Not the best game. But money well spent.

  • VolkonVolkon Sterling, VAPosts: 3,788Member
    Originally posted by itgrowls
    Originally posted by Cothor

    There is no point to Guild Wars 2 once you hit 80. There is nothing to strive for, nothing that matters, no way to truly progress.

    This game needs

    -Housing

    -All gear is player made and useable in all forms of pvp

    -PvP needs to have way more rewards and much more meaning

     

    This is such a beautiful game, so polished, it just has no point. I have no idea how people continue to play 2 weeks after they hit 80. I tried to log back in but there is just no point, there is nothing to do that matters.

    It also needs a stable economy. It's sad when you have to spend $50 just to get your level 80 geared in exotics. If you started the game in December that is.

    You spent money to gear a character in exotics? Dang, I've geared 5 and not spent a dime on doing so.

    Oderint, dum metuant.
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  • botrytisbotrytis In Flux, MIPosts: 2,567Member
    Originally posted by Volkon
    Originally posted by itgrowls
    Originally posted by Cothor

    There is no point to Guild Wars 2 once you hit 80. There is nothing to strive for, nothing that matters, no way to truly progress.

    This game needs

    -Housing

    -All gear is player made and useable in all forms of pvp

    -PvP needs to have way more rewards and much more meaning

     

    This is such a beautiful game, so polished, it just has no point. I have no idea how people continue to play 2 weeks after they hit 80. I tried to log back in but there is just no point, there is nothing to do that matters.

    It also needs a stable economy. It's sad when you have to spend $50 just to get your level 80 geared in exotics. If you started the game in December that is.

    You spent money to gear a character in exotics? Dang, I've geared 5 and not spent a dime on doing so.

    Many people think the same thing, but they want the material fast, so IT WAS THEIR CHOICE - the game does not force you to spend any money in the CS and that is the key.

    1. Housing - another waste of time - grinding out crap for what? OH - see my house is much better than your? Sorry no.

    2. PvP has meaning for what and where? A.Net said they are working on it. They do not want to make the mistakes that happened in GW1 and other games such as WoW and Rift in PvP. I will let them figure out how they will do it and judge then. People saying blanket statements without any explanation as to what they mean is useless.

     

    There are always things to do in GW2 - I have 2 level 80's - both only have 48% of the world explored - that is what I am doing now (with the map off - so it is a surprise). 

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  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard La BarrePosts: 3,546Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by botrytis
     

    There are always things to do in GW2 - I have 2 level 80's - both only have 48% of the world explored - that is what I am doing now (with the map off - so it is a surprise). 

    Having 100% map on my main with the map on, I admire your courage. Even with the map on, some places are definitely not obvious to find.

    Good luck, keep us posted about how you progress and if you make it - that will be a hell of an achievement for sure :-)

    Playing now: WoW, Landmark, GW2, The Crew, SotA

    Top 3 MMORPGs played: UO, AC1 and WoW

    Honorable mentions: AO, LotRO, SW:TOR and GW2.

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  • CyclopsSlayerCyclopsSlayer Minneapolis, MNPosts: 532Member

    No I would not.

    I found GW2 too shallow, too soloable, the dungeons too zerg oriented. To each their own, but I let myself be talked into buying it and don't feel I came even close to getting my money's worth out of it.

  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard La BarrePosts: 3,546Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by CyclopsSlayer

    ... the dungeons too zerg oriented.

    Another one who didn't do Fractals of the Mist... and who also didn't follow the changes made to other dungeons recently too, making it impossible to zerg and enhancing the boss mechanics.

    Playing now: WoW, Landmark, GW2, The Crew, SotA

    Top 3 MMORPGs played: UO, AC1 and WoW

    Honorable mentions: AO, LotRO, SW:TOR and GW2.

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  • AeonbladesAeonblades Home, GAPosts: 2,083Member

    No I would not.

    Lack of progression, lack of content, poor PvP and poor PvP performance, dead servers 2 months after release, no real end game goals, the list goes on for me. More power to those who enjoy it, but it's way too shallow of a game for me personally. I need some meat and potatoes not bean curd.

    I can see why it appeals, but I'm a make the numbers go higher type player and this game just doesn't do that for me.

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  • SomeOldBlokeSomeOldBloke Lancaster, UKPosts: 2,141Member Uncommon
    I got 3 months of enjoyment out of it so I guess it was worth the box price, went back to try another alt but wasn't enjoying it so I gave up. Not sure i will go back for a third attempt.
  • DjildjameshDjildjamesh maasdijkPosts: 406Member Uncommon
    yup i'd get the collector's edition again :)
  • VhalnVhaln Chicago, ILPosts: 3,159Member
    Yes, I had fun for a while.  Can't say I love it, but that doesn't mean it wasn't worth the price.

    When I want a single-player story, I'll play a single-player game. When I play an MMO, I want a massively multiplayer world.

  • HomituHomitu Hometown, HIPosts: 2,030Member
    Originally posted by tank017
    Originally posted by Corehaven
    Originally posted by tank017

    I probably wouldnt buy it..

     

    If were going to compare MMO's to single player games,I could easily say games like TES and Fallout type games last you much longer for the price.Ive been playing Fallout 3 alone for about 2 years now.

     

    I used to play EQ,Asheron's Call,Daoc , and a few other MMO's hardcore. I played them for years,not a couple months.

    Its based on preference really, my taste of MMO's come from the dawn of the MMO age,not todays standards.

    There are exceptions,I think The Secret World is worth the price just by the sheer uniqueness of it.

    You mean to say you've played Fallout 3 for 2 years.  Straight?  What in the world have you been doing in it?  There's a lot of content to that game, but not 2 years worth.  Oh, did you mean you played it for a month or two and then went back to it later and played some more off and on for 2 years?  Yea I could see that. 

    Fallt 3 does not have 2 years of content in it.  Not even close.  I did absolutely everything there was to do in that game in a month easy, ignoring the story stuff just so I could explore the entirity of it. 

    Now if you've been playing on and off for 2 years I get that.  Of course.....you could do that with GW2 as well.  So your point is entirely missed by me.

    Does anyone play a game every single day for years when they say they play a game for years? probably not

    Its more likely they go back to it.I'll play Fallout 3 for a couple months,take a break and go back for a couple more.Ive also been fooling around with a lot of mods,which logs me more game time

    so yes,Ive been going back to Fallout 3 for about 2 years. Im actively playing it now.

    As for GW2,I havent played it for months and have no urge to return.

    I think the point he was trying to make is that years is a rather meaningless unit when trying to describe time spent playing a game.  I mean I could say I've been playing Final Fantasy 7 for 15 years!  I still almost always fire it up and play through it once annually, after all. 

    The real issue is bang for your buck.  How much entertainment you get (however you wish to quantify or qualify it--we are apparently attempting to quantify using units of time) per dollar spent.  A game may give you 100 hours of extremely fun entertainment, but what if it cost $500?  Would it be worth it?  Most people would probably answer no.  What about 500 hours of gameplay for $100?  100 hours for $60?  There are other factors that may influence your full evaluation (qualification), but you can see the point I and the other poster are trying to make. 

    If you're using time to quantify your entertainment gained, it will never yield a perfect evaluation; but hours played are undoubtedly better than years. 

  • MightyChasmMightyChasm londonPosts: 298Member
    Originally posted by Homitu
    Originally posted by tank017
    Originally posted by Corehaven
    Originally posted by tank017

    I probably wouldnt buy it..

     

    If were going to compare MMO's to single player games,I could easily say games like TES and Fallout type games last you much longer for the price.Ive been playing Fallout 3 alone for about 2 years now.

     

    I used to play EQ,Asheron's Call,Daoc , and a few other MMO's hardcore. I played them for years,not a couple months.

    Its based on preference really, my taste of MMO's come from the dawn of the MMO age,not todays standards.

    There are exceptions,I think The Secret World is worth the price just by the sheer uniqueness of it.

    You mean to say you've played Fallout 3 for 2 years.  Straight?  What in the world have you been doing in it?  There's a lot of content to that game, but not 2 years worth.  Oh, did you mean you played it for a month or two and then went back to it later and played some more off and on for 2 years?  Yea I could see that. 

    Fallt 3 does not have 2 years of content in it.  Not even close.  I did absolutely everything there was to do in that game in a month easy, ignoring the story stuff just so I could explore the entirity of it. 

    Now if you've been playing on and off for 2 years I get that.  Of course.....you could do that with GW2 as well.  So your point is entirely missed by me.

    Does anyone play a game every single day for years when they say they play a game for years? probably not

    Its more likely they go back to it.I'll play Fallout 3 for a couple months,take a break and go back for a couple more.Ive also been fooling around with a lot of mods,which logs me more game time

    so yes,Ive been going back to Fallout 3 for about 2 years. Im actively playing it now.

    As for GW2,I havent played it for months and have no urge to return.

    I think the point he was trying to make is that years is a rather meaningless unit when trying to describe time spent playing a game.  I mean I could say I've been playing Final Fantasy 7 for 15 years!  I still almost always fire it up and play through it once annually, after all. 

    The real issue is bang for your buck.  How much entertainment you get (however you wish to quantify or qualify it--we are apparently attempting to quantify using units of time) per dollar spent.  A game may give you 100 hours of extremely fun entertainment, but what if it cost $500?  Would it be worth it?  Most people would probably answer no.  What about 500 hours of gameplay for $100?  100 hours for $60?  There are other factors that may influence your full evaluation (qualification), but you can see the point I and the other poster are trying to make. 

    If you're using time to quantify your entertainment gained, it will never yield a perfect evaluation; but hours played are undoubtedly better than years. 

    I've has single player games that I have completed in a few hours; they were still worth my money, those few hours were fun.  

  • baphametbaphamet omaha, NEPosts: 2,838Member Uncommon

    i probably wouldn't have bought it just because i never did get into the game, it was pretty boring for me for some reason.

    but i still have it on my HD so who knows? maybe some day i will give it another shot.

  • NBlitzNBlitz ZwollePosts: 1,904Member

    It wasn't my cup of tea but it is for others. Nowadays, there's something out there for almost everyone. 

    I voted "Probably not."

  • itsbigmikeitsbigmike Youngsville, LAPosts: 86Member
    I definitely feel I got my money's worth out of the game. Played roughly 200 hours before I stopped, and I thoroughly enjoyed it at first. In the end I decided the game wasn't for me and went on my way with a clean break, the only game I would have been upset about buying to date is diablo 3, but I made more than my purchase price back off the RMAH before I quit.

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  • jenseajensea Vancouver, BCPosts: 47Member Uncommon

    I'd buy it, but not the Collector's Edition ... I do regret that. I voted Yes, but cheaper.

    I'd approach it like a filler game, rather than my main MMO. It's a great casual game, just doesn't have the depth I'd like. If I'd gone in with that attitude, I think I'd have been happier with it. 

    And I wish they'd get over their fixation with jumping.

  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard La BarrePosts: 3,546Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by jensea

    I'd buy it, but not the Collector's Edition ... I do regret that. I voted Yes, but cheaper.

    I'd approach it like a filler game, rather than my main MMO. It's a great casual game, just doesn't have the depth I'd like. If I'd gone in with that attitude, I think I'd have been happier with it. 

    And I wish they'd get over their fixation with jumping.

    Collector edition prices have always been too high - yes, including for GW2. I've never bought a collector edition - only digital deluxe one when they were worth it.

    This said, you can easily get a good part of your money back by selling the stupid Charr statue on some auction website.

    Playing now: WoW, Landmark, GW2, The Crew, SotA

    Top 3 MMORPGs played: UO, AC1 and WoW

    Honorable mentions: AO, LotRO, SW:TOR and GW2.

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  • TyrantasTyrantas KaunasPosts: 366Member
    I hoped for good PvP, but it's trash so no I wouldn't.
  • MightyChasmMightyChasm londonPosts: 298Member
    Originally posted by grimal
    Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard

    The question is pretty stupid in my opinion... buy something after already owning it?

    Next super question from the OP: would you buy a crossword puzzle book after you've finished it?

    Most people are unable to "reset themself". Hell, most are even unable to be unbiased. When you buy a game, all the content is new for you, you have everything to discover. To answer this question, one would have to "reset" himself to that state, which is impossible, one knows what he knows, so many will answer that they wouldn't buy it again even if they got thousands of hours of entertainment from it, because they somehow "finished" the actual content.

    Paying for something you've finished is not in our western civilisation's mindset. Hell, many go out of their way to pirate movies they love instead of purchasing them legitimately, and now you ask if one would buy a game he already played for hundred of hours? Do you realize how... pointless that question is?

    My forum avatar is more appropriate than ever for this thread.

    Funny, instead of ignoring a thread you find "stupid", you can't help but comment on it.

    Oh, and welcome back Korrigan.

    Every review I have read is on the basis of someone having tried something and liking or disliking it or a mixture of both.  Of course people are entitled to have opinions on these things.  If I bought a bad crossword book I would happily advise people it wasn't worth buying.  

  • gessekai332gessekai332 New York City, NYPosts: 877Member Common
    so you dont think paying 50 bucks once is worth 3 months of unlimited playtime for a personal hobby. thats really, really funny. have fun dealing with real world expenses when you get older, kid.

    Most memorable games: AoC(Tryanny PvP), RIFT, GW, GW2, Ragnarok Online, Aion, FFXI, FFXIV, Secret World, League of Legends (Silver II rank)

  • MightyChasmMightyChasm londonPosts: 298Member
    Originally posted by gessekai332
    so you dont think paying 50 bucks once is worth 3 months of unlimited playtime for a personal hobby. thats really, really funny. have fun dealing with real world expenses when you get older, kid.

    Who are you talking to? 

  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard La BarrePosts: 3,546Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by MightyChasm

    Every review I have read is on the basis of someone having tried something and liking or disliking it or a mixture of both.  Of course people are entitled to have opinions on these things.  If I bought a bad crossword book I would happily advise people it wasn't worth buying.  

    We don't talk about a review here. Who would buy even the best crossword book ever if he already had finished all the puzzles? This is exactly what the poll is asking for...

    Would you buy Assassin's Creed after finishing the game?

    The question makes no sense at all, and the results are quite predictable because of that. Even people who got hundreds of hours out of the game for $50 are going to answer negatively simply because they played the crap out of the game, without considering that they've only played $50 for hundreds of hours of entertainment.

    Playing now: WoW, Landmark, GW2, The Crew, SotA

    Top 3 MMORPGs played: UO, AC1 and WoW

    Honorable mentions: AO, LotRO, SW:TOR and GW2.

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  • MightyChasmMightyChasm londonPosts: 298Member
    Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard
    Originally posted by MightyChasm

    Every review I have read is on the basis of someone having tried something and liking or disliking it or a mixture of both.  Of course people are entitled to have opinions on these things.  If I bought a bad crossword book I would happily advise people it wasn't worth buying.  

    We don't talk about a review here. Who would buy even the best crossword book ever if he already had finished all the puzzles? This is exactly what the poll is asking for...

    Would you buy Assassin's Creed after finishing the game?

    The question makes no sense at all, and the results are quite predictable because of that. Even people who got hundreds of hours out of the game for $50 are going to answer negatively simply because they played the crap out of the game, without considering that they've only played $50 for hundreds of hours of entertainment.

    Well most polls are loaded or utterly meaningless where you are allowed to vote with the benefit of hindsight.  Genuinely fair poll, make it so.  

  • DarthIxidorDarthIxidor Danville, PAPosts: 16Member

    If I know now, what I knew then, I would have bought it sooner.

    Let's break this down a bit. You pay $60 for almost any game upon release these days, and let's say you buy a game like Halo 4 or (insert FPS). You get some friends to buy it and go pwn people for awhile everyday, weekend, whatever. Eventually you get learn all the maps, know where all the weapons are, find that sweet spot in the hit box to 2 shot someone. In an MMO it's about the same deal. Get some friends, go out and pwn stuff. If your into PvP you got it, crafting: it's there, exploration: open, puzzles: work it. There is a lot of things in the game that I didn't realize.

    Quick story: Anyone ever stumble upon the pirate thing in Lions Arch? That was freaking awesome. I was just mapping out Lions Arch and came across it while looking for a point of something. Fell into the cave and there I was, playing freaking Goonies GW2 style.

    In my humble opinion every game deserves a shot. People take time (getting paid) to code them, most of them will lose their jobs after the game is launched, cause well that's the industry. You should take time to appreciate someones work, their artistic design, logical process, beauty and again in my humble opinion you can find a lot worse P2P games that no where near as beautiful or well thought out.

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