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  • SephirosoSephiroso Marietta, GAPosts: 1,160Member
    Originally posted by rensta

    What made me come back to GW2 after hitting level 80 and quiting was realising that this is less of a theme park mmorpg,here you really need to choos your own goals,and if you look at it like that ther is so much to do.....

    Complete the huge maps!!

    Costimize your gear!

    WvW

    Save up for legenderys

    Complete all of the doungones!

    And much more.... Anyways the point its that ther is life after level 80.

    Completing the whole map doesn't take all that long. A month or two tops. Customize your gear...as a goal? *sighs* WvW is pvp, not everyone likes pvp. Legendaries just a stupid grind for money/items, nothing legendary about that. Completing all dungeons again, can be done very very shortly there's only like 6 dungeons. And no, there isn't much more to GW2 than that.

     

    There isn't much life after level 80, that is why so many people stopped playing once they hit 80.

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  • aesperusaesperus Hamshire, NVPosts: 5,128Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by GeezerGamer

    Currently a full zerker Shatter built, but I really want to explore other options. As it is now, if I even fart, I generate a clone so I got plenty of UP IN YER FACE boom-fodder. But I'd really like to try a phantasm build.  My interest piqued when I was doing the Svanir Dome event and had my Sword/Pistol combo up and for the most part all I did was maintain 3 pistol Phantasms at as much range as I could from the Champ. I'd let them do their thing while I ran around rezing everyone. When one would drop, I'd spawn a new one. But in that fight I rarely used my F keys.
     But that was as a young'n. I've since been almost exclusively GS. Occasionally, I'll use Sword/Focus for the RS buff.

    I want to try something different. But. Wow, what survivability for a berserker geared clothie.

    I've got a few mesmer builds up my sleave I've been  playing with. Shatter / Phantasm builds are generally the best all-rounders (very high damage, and enough survivability to hold your own in a fight).

    However, to mix things up.. mesmer's actually have quite a few options to look into. One is Manta-support. Mesmer's actually get some pretty insane healing / utility if they go heavy into mantras. Another build is to focus on Glamours with AoE blind / confusion utility. One of my personal favorites, is a build that focuses around clone generation & Chaos traits. The basic premise is to keep clones coming out, you can shatter them if you need to, but if they die, they cripple / bleed / confuse opponents into the ground. The whole build is a nice combination of survivability, condition damage, and confusion, so your opponents end up killing themselves most of the time. There's another variation of hte build that focuses more on direct damage, heavy blocks, and retaliation uptime. Very trolly, but hilarious in PvP.

  • aesperusaesperus Hamshire, NVPosts: 5,128Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Eir_S
    Originally posted by grimal

    Basically, I was just trying to say if a game doesn't work for you the first time around, don't necessarily write it off.

    Now this is true, any day of the year.  I've trashed games on these very forums and then found out later that they're actually pretty fun.  Maybe they didn't last me forever, but anyone can come around if they leave their mind open for enjoyment instead of "feature lists".

    Definitely true.

    It's funny, because myself and a few others have been trying to point out this aspect of GW2 to others for some time now. However most posters just acted like we were making crap up. I guess some realizations you just can't tell people about, they have to come to their own understandings =/.

  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member
    Originally posted by aesperus
    Originally posted by Eir_S
    Originally posted by grimal

    Basically, I was just trying to say if a game doesn't work for you the first time around, don't necessarily write it off.

    Now this is true, any day of the year.  I've trashed games on these very forums and then found out later that they're actually pretty fun.  Maybe they didn't last me forever, but anyone can come around if they leave their mind open for enjoyment instead of "feature lists".

    Definitely true.

    It's funny, because myself and a few others have been trying to point out this aspect of GW2 to others for some time now. However most posters just acted like we were making crap up. I guess some realizations you just can't tell people about, they have to come to their own understandings =/.

    I'm not sure what it is... that they really hate the game in question or that there is so much hype surrounding it when it launches that they don't want to be seen as followers, because that's happened to people I know before.  Hell, it's happened to me!  There's always a chance that a game just disappointed you, but like myself with TERA or SWTOR, I just forgot whatever arguments I saw or took part in on these silly forums and just played the game.  There really is NO point in disliking a game because of other people's opinions, but sadly it happens a whole lot these days. 

    Like others have remarked recently, if I only played games people on these forums liked (I'll add at release), I would be really bored. lol

    Besides, when it comes down to it, they're all just video games, and honestly, unless you get some kind of gold stars that earn you a cash prize at the end of the month each time you try to prevent someone from playing a game you don't particularly care for, what's the point?  That last comment excludes EA employees, because you probably do that for real.

  • renstarensta Bat-YamPosts: 275Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sephiroso
    Originally posted by rensta

    What made me come back to GW2 after hitting level 80 and quiting was realising that this is less of a theme park mmorpg,here you really need to choos your own goals,and if you look at it like that ther is so much to do.....

    Complete the huge maps!!

    Costimize your gear!

    WvW

    Save up for legenderys

    Complete all of the doungones!

    And much more.... Anyways the point its that ther is life after level 80.

    Completing the whole map doesn't take all that long. A month or two tops. Customize your gear...as a goal? *sighs* WvW is pvp, not everyone likes pvp. Legendaries just a stupid grind for money/items, nothing legendary about that. Completing all dungeons again, can be done very very shortly there's only like 6 dungeons. And no, there isn't much more to GW2 than that.

     

    There isn't much life after level 80, that is why so many people stopped playing once they hit 80.

    Customizing your gear is very fun in GW2,as you can dye your armor... (gatharing the whole set of colors is also chalanging)

    Well not every one like doungones... whats that to the point? still something to do,you have WvW and Team based pvp....

    Some poeple like to grind... as do i its fun saving up money slowly and in the end getting an epic wepon.(Isent that what 70% of mmorps about?....)

    Maybe ther are only 6 doungone... but done forget they alwayse have an even doungone+every doungone can be done in aobut 3-4 difrent ways,some of them are so hard that only hard core raiders can do them. 

    and ther is much more... Lets not forget fractals of the mist,world events,Game monthly events (that are epic) and you know what? just socialising around and helping noobs is really fun in GW2.... i bet ther is much more to do,im just in a hurry,late to the army,so i wont be able to discuss this further... : cya

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  • MardukkMardukk Posts: 1,556Member Uncommon

    I struggled to get my first toon to 80 and quit with a number of level 30's.  I came back and went to the later zones with no heart quests and a bit more solo difficulty and the game started to click with me.  I've been back playing this game as my primary game for 4-5 months.  I completely understand those that don't like it on the first run through but when I saw the different built opportunities and different ways to attain gear/runes/sigils/crafting I was hooked. 

     

    I'm not in love with the universal loot table (other than crafting mats) but I can tolerate it.  They should make some gear/recipes unique drops to different types of mobs.  

     

    Due to the number of different leveling paths being an altaholic is actually possible in this game unlike 90% of the latest MMO releases.  I hope to find another 6 plus months of entertainment with this game until something with even more PvE freedom is available.

  • PurutzilPurutzil East Stroudsburg, PAPosts: 2,924Member Uncommon

    I honestly feel its less you finding something with GW2 and more so feeling your time on SWTOR is 'useless' so to speak so you haven't wanted to play it and so you went towards GW2 as an outlet instead.

     

    Its nothing new, it happens with any game out there. For you GW2 was there to invest more time into. I had this happen with Path of Exile having taken me away from Rift quite a lot to the point I didn't even feel like logging on Rift which I had been playing for a long time, despite thinking I'd play it a bit till the expansion. I ended up going with PoE for its Beta that would be wiped over waiting for the expansion on rift and it filling a gap rift couldn't fill knowing it would be trivialized in a few months (was at PA cap by then)

  • SeunlauSeunlau asdasPosts: 26Member
    Originally posted by grimal

    I'm not exactly sure what happened, but I had been playing this game as a nightly dessert to my SWTOR gaming sessions.  Suddenly,  one particular day about two weeks ago, something hit me.  I'm not sure what it was exactly, but I think something had changed in the angle I was viewing this game.  Rather hard to describe exactly, but something just clicked.  I think the problem with a lot of our perceptions comes from the way that the industry and media like to pigeon-hole these games into a certain genre/category/type (FPS, MMO, etc. etc.) We've become so entrenched in what those type of games mean to us and the way in which we play them that we have become conditioned to what we find enjoyment out of. 

    Anyways, whatever this change in my view is, I've come to accept it.   In this last week I've had some of the best MMORPG playtimes that I have had in quite some time.  Found incredibly nice, mature individuals to play with.  Reminded me of back in the old days.  Funny, what I had been looking for was sitting right there all this time.  I just needed a little time to form my own opinion.

    In short, I am having an absolutely great time playing this little gem of a game.

    Got my Elementalist up to level 80.  Bought an additional character slot and created a Ranger (which I find incredibly entertaining for some reason; odd because I don't tend to play ranged classes).  Been popping on my 80 Warrior a bit, plan on getting my Mesmer to higher levels.  So much to do but so much fun in doing it.

    SWTOR's expansion is coming out in a week or so (which I preordered), but something tells me I'll be busy with GW2.

     

     

     

    "I am not sure exactly what happened... I am so happy... I love teddy bears and rainbows..." 

    Oh boy if I ever see you in pvp...Oh boy...

  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard La BarrePosts: 3,545Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by thecapitaine
    However, for the first time in a long time of playing fantasy MMOs, I really do feel like I'm embarking on an adventure after logging in, rather than concerning myself with finding loot, clearing my questlog, and waiting to level.

    Hehe why do you think so many of us keep playing and enjoying GW2... because it DID break off from the WoW clone model. After 8 years of WoW clones, many of us just had enough of it... and GW2 is the welcome breath of fresh air in the genre.

    There is more, much more to do, but GW2 took the first step. It broke the damned mold.

    When I log into GW2, no matter what I do, PvE or PvP, I know I don't have to worry about being forced into some activity before I can enjoy another one. I know I can jump into World vs World and be competitive without having to farm for gear for weeks if not months before like in WoW. When one logs into GW2, he's in for fun not limited by gear or other artificial limitations.

    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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    So if you notice that I'm no longer answering your nonsense, stop trying... because you just joined my block list.

  • grimalgrimal Stamford, CTPosts: 2,873Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by GeezerGamer

    Well, if it makes you feel any better, I had a very similar experience with GW2.

    I posted my thoughts here.

    http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/473/view/forums/thread/379861/Worth-a-2nd-look.html

     

    Although since this post, I've changed from Guardian to Mesmer. I love this class.

    To me, it's on par with the overall enjoyment level I had when I played a Bureaucrat in Anarchy Online. (Actually, there are a few similarites in their class concepts)

    I did read your post a few days earlier.  It definitely contributed to my opening up to this game.

  • grimalgrimal Stamford, CTPosts: 2,873Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Seunla

     

     

    "I am not sure exactly what happened... I am so happy... I love teddy bears and rainbows..." 

    Oh boy if I ever see you in pvp...Oh boy..

    Yeah, the post can seem a bit over the top but I was having one of those moments where I had some really fun days of playing.

    Oh, and by the way, you might see me in PVP but you won't see my name :P

    Now, is anyone interested in doing some guesting?  I have multiple alts I am leveling up and the most of the guilds I have joined in are mainly 80+ level players.

    If so, either reply with your name or send me a PM (I'm at work and I don't know what my account name is off-hand). 

     

  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard La BarrePosts: 3,545Member Uncommon
    You're welcome to visit us anytime on Gandara (EU) :)

    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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    "The ability to speak doesn't make you intelligent" - Qui-gon Jinn. After many years of reading Internet forums, there's no doubt that neither does the ability to write.
    So if you notice that I'm no longer answering your nonsense, stop trying... because you just joined my block list.

  • eye_meye_m Notta Chance, ABPosts: 3,133Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Purutzil

    I honestly feel its less you finding something with GW2 and more so feeling your time on SWTOR is 'useless' so to speak so you haven't wanted to play it and so you went towards GW2 as an outlet instead.

     

    Its nothing new, it happens with any game out there. For you GW2 was there to invest more time into. I had this happen with Path of Exile having taken me away from Rift quite a lot to the point I didn't even feel like logging on Rift which I had been playing for a long time, despite thinking I'd play it a bit till the expansion. I ended up going with PoE for its Beta that would be wiped over waiting for the expansion on rift and it filling a gap rift couldn't fill knowing it would be trivialized in a few months (was at PA cap by then)

    do you consider yourself an expert on what other people feel or enjoy?

    All of my posts are either intelligent, thought provoking, funny, satirical, sarcastic or intentionally disrespectful. Take your pick.

    I get banned in the forums for games I love, so lets see if I do better in the forums for games I hate.

    I enjoy the serenity of not caring what your opinion is.

  • drakaenadrakaena Posts: 488Member Uncommon

    To this day I am still baffled how ANet flubbed up PvP so horrifically in GW2. The mechanics are there, the gameplay, lot's of potential, I noticeably miss dodge in other games that do not offer the feature, but the way in which they chose to package PvP is awful, and ultimately, unplayable longterm. It's a quick fix game imo.

    Build diversity doesn't mean much to me if all I am doing is repetitive gameplay for a bunch of nothing. Sure, events and dungeons are cool for a few go-arounds, but then what? Do it again and again... why? It wasn't THAT fun. All my opinion, of course.

    I'm getting old now, and life has caught up to me, so if a game doesn't hook me, I won't force it.

    If they ever get around to adding a competitive rating system, and actual guild wars with rivalries, where winning and losing matter, not this everyone get's a gold star BS because we are all special snowflakes, I would come back and play.

  • grimalgrimal Stamford, CTPosts: 2,873Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard
    You're welcome to visit us anytime on Gandara (EU) :)

    From what I read, I am limited to my region (NA) :(

  • grimalgrimal Stamford, CTPosts: 2,873Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Purutzil

    I honestly feel its less you finding something with GW2 and more so feeling your time on SWTOR is 'useless' so to speak so you haven't wanted to play it and so you went towards GW2 as an outlet instead.

     

    Its nothing new, it happens with any game out there. For you GW2 was there to invest more time into. I had this happen with Path of Exile having taken me away from Rift quite a lot to the point I didn't even feel like logging on Rift which I had been playing for a long time, despite thinking I'd play it a bit till the expansion. I ended up going with PoE for its Beta that would be wiped over waiting for the expansion on rift and it filling a gap rift couldn't fill knowing it would be trivialized in a few months (was at PA cap by then)

    It's possible, but when I've had this experience before, it wasn't the case.  But, I can always bring it up with my shrink and see what they say.

  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard La BarrePosts: 3,545Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by eyelolled
    Originally posted by Purutzil

    I honestly feel its less you finding something with GW2 and more so feeling your time on SWTOR is 'useless' so to speak so you haven't wanted to play it and so you went towards GW2 as an outlet instead.

     

    Its nothing new, it happens with any game out there. For you GW2 was there to invest more time into. I had this happen with Path of Exile having taken me away from Rift quite a lot to the point I didn't even feel like logging on Rift which I had been playing for a long time, despite thinking I'd play it a bit till the expansion. I ended up going with PoE for its Beta that would be wiped over waiting for the expansion on rift and it filling a gap rift couldn't fill knowing it would be trivialized in a few months (was at PA cap by then)

    do you consider yourself an expert on what other people feel or enjoy?

    It's not the first time he tries to explain others what they should like or dislike. Just ignore the nonsense.

    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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    So if you notice that I'm no longer answering your nonsense, stop trying... because you just joined my block list.

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

    To this day I am still baffled how ANet flubbed up PvP so horrifically in GW2. The mechanics are there, the gameplay, lot's of potential, I noticeably miss dodge in other games that do not offer the feature, but the way in which they chose to package PvP is awful, and ultimately, unplayable longterm. It's a quick fix game imo.

    Build diversity doesn't mean much to me if all I am doing is repetitive gameplay for a bunch of nothing. Sure, events and dungeons are cool for a few go-arounds, but then what? Do it again and again... why? It wasn't THAT fun. All my opinion, of course.

    I'm getting old now, and life has caught up to me, so if a game doesn't hook me, I won't force it.

    If they ever get around to adding a competitive rating system, and actual guild wars with rivalries, where winning and losing matter, not this everyone get's a gold star BS because we are all special snowflakes, I would come back and play.

    Flubbed it? Flubbed what? Be more specific. WvW is a huge hit for example, and even more insane with culling removed. sPvP I haven't bothered with yet so can't say there personally. Or maybe you're simply expressing an opinion and mistakenly came across like you're trying to assert a fact? That happens on the net.

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  • drakaenadrakaena Posts: 488Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Volkon
    Originally posted by drakaena

    To this day I am still baffled how ANet flubbed up PvP so horrifically in GW2. The mechanics are there, the gameplay, lot's of potential, I noticeably miss dodge in other games that do not offer the feature, but the way in which they chose to package PvP is awful, and ultimately, unplayable longterm. It's a quick fix game imo.

    Build diversity doesn't mean much to me if all I am doing is repetitive gameplay for a bunch of nothing. Sure, events and dungeons are cool for a few go-arounds, but then what? Do it again and again... why? It wasn't THAT fun. All my opinion, of course.

    I'm getting old now, and life has caught up to me, so if a game doesn't hook me, I won't force it.

    If they ever get around to adding a competitive rating system, and actual guild wars with rivalries, where winning and losing matter, not this everyone get's a gold star BS because we are all special snowflakes, I would come back and play.

    Flubbed it? Flubbed what? Be more specific. WvW is a huge hit for example, and even more insane with culling removed. sPvP I haven't bothered with yet so can't say there personally. Or maybe you're simply expressing an opinion and mistakenly came across like you're trying to assert a fact? That happens on the net.

    I typed (imo), so yes, it is only my opinion. I am aware there are a lot of players who apparently enjoy it. It just isn't my cup of tea. I could go into reasons as to why, but that's been hashed out ad-naseum post release.

    In short, read the last paragraph I typed.

  • DragFireDragFire BarcelonaPosts: 16Member
    Fighting for your guild in GvG and trying arrive the Hall of Heroes simple for the glory of the moment was the best experiences in Guild Wars 1 and any MMO.
    GW2 PVP needs more viable builds  and pvp modes, they dont need to create something new, just get the most popular Pvp competitions from GW1. Anet is wasting the time with the themepark content...
  • HomituHomitu Hometown, HIPosts: 2,030Member
    Originally posted by aesperus
    Originally posted by Eir_S
    Originally posted by grimal

    Basically, I was just trying to say if a game doesn't work for you the first time around, don't necessarily write it off.

    Now this is true, any day of the year.  I've trashed games on these very forums and then found out later that they're actually pretty fun.  Maybe they didn't last me forever, but anyone can come around if they leave their mind open for enjoyment instead of "feature lists".

    Definitely true.

    It's funny, because myself and a few others have been trying to point out this aspect of GW2 to others for some time now. However most posters just acted like we were making crap up. I guess some realizations you just can't tell people about, they have to come to their own understandings =/.

    See, usually people who come onto boards to "trash games" don't want to be reasoned with.  I generally don't even reply to such posts.  I'd be interested to hear A) why Eir "trashing games" in the first place, and B) what made him/her change his/her mind about certain games and give them another chance. 

  • RizelStarRizelStar Raleigh, NCPosts: 2,773Member
    Originally posted by DragFire
    Fighting for your guild in GvG and trying arrive the Hall of Heroes simple for the glory of the moment was the best experiences in Guild Wars 1 and any MMO.
    GW2 PVP needs more viable builds  and pvp modes, they dont need to create something new, just get the most popular Pvp competitions from GW1. Anet is wasting the time with the themepark content...

    *Comes back to earth.*...

     

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    *Turns around and leaves earth again.*

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    Common Sense Logic = P2P logic is no better than F2P Logic.

  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member
    Originally posted by Homitu
    Originally posted by aesperus
    Originally posted by Eir_S
    Originally posted by grimal

    Basically, I was just trying to say if a game doesn't work for you the first time around, don't necessarily write it off.

    Now this is true, any day of the year.  I've trashed games on these very forums and then found out later that they're actually pretty fun.  Maybe they didn't last me forever, but anyone can come around if they leave their mind open for enjoyment instead of "feature lists".

    Definitely true.

    It's funny, because myself and a few others have been trying to point out this aspect of GW2 to others for some time now. However most posters just acted like we were making crap up. I guess some realizations you just can't tell people about, they have to come to their own understandings =/.

    See, usually people who come onto boards to "trash games" don't want to be reasoned with.  I generally don't even reply to such posts.  I'd be interested to hear A) why Eir "trashing games" in the first place, and B) what made him/her change his/her mind about certain games and give them another chance. 

    Eh.  I know sometimes I come off as judgemental and maybe I am, but I did grow up in an era where kids were constantly shouting from the rooftops their love of "Sega" or "Nintendo" and it probably stuck.  I'm sure there are deeper psychological reasons for wanting to support something you like and tear down its competition; some of it may even be adult peer pressure - my friends like this so I have to or I won't be cool.  Either way, if I try a game and enjoy it, I will change my mind and probably say so right on these forums, even if I've been bashing the game for months.  I try not to let pride get in the way of honesty.  If I still think it sucks, well I'm not about to lie about that either...

    To be honest, most of the games that come out are not BAD.  It's just that we're all looking for something different. 

  • jpnolejpnole Tampa, FLPosts: 1,656Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by grimal

    I'm not exactly sure what happened, but I had been playing this game as a nightly dessert to my SWTOR gaming sessions.  Suddenly,  one particular day about two weeks ago, something hit me.  I'm not sure what it was exactly, but I think something had changed in the angle I was viewing this game.  Rather hard to describe exactly, but something just clicked.  I think the problem with a lot of our perceptions comes from the way that the industry and media like to pigeon-hole these games into a certain genre/category/type (FPS, MMO, etc. etc.) We've become so entrenched in what those type of games mean to us and the way in which we play them that we have become conditioned to what we find enjoyment out of. 

    Anyways, whatever this change in my view is, I've come to accept it.   In this last week I've had some of the best MMORPG playtimes that I have had in quite some time.  Found incredibly nice, mature individuals to play with.  Reminded me of back in the old days.  Funny, what I had been looking for was sitting right there all this time.  I just needed a little time to form my own opinion.

    In short, I am having an absolutely great time playing this little gem of a game.

    Got my Elementalist up to level 80.  Bought an additional character slot and created a Ranger (which I find incredibly entertaining for some reason; odd because I don't tend to play ranged classes).  Been popping on my 80 Warrior a bit, plan on getting my Mesmer to higher levels.  So much to do but so much fun in doing it.

    SWTOR's expansion is coming out in a week or so (which I preordered), but something tells me I'll be busy with GW2.

     

     

    Check back in 2 weeks and see if you feel the same way. Also, everyone should ask themselves how many times they were enjoying an MMO when suddenly.... BAM! You hit that wall and you realize you've been wasting your time on another themepark EQ/WoW clone. There is nothing fundamentally different about SWTOR or GW2 compared to the other games you and others have long burned out on. Basically, I suspect your new found interest will be very fleeting.

    We are all essentially functional gameahaolics and as such, we have to be playing something. Your SWTOR burnout led to your GW2 interest and you will soon burn out on GW2 and either go back to SWTOR or find something else.

  • rodingorodingo Posts: 2,346Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by jpnole
    Originally posted by grimal

    I'm not exactly sure what happened, but I had been playing this game as a nightly dessert to my SWTOR gaming sessions.  Suddenly,  one particular day about two weeks ago, something hit me.  I'm not sure what it was exactly, but I think something had changed in the angle I was viewing this game.  Rather hard to describe exactly, but something just clicked.  I think the problem with a lot of our perceptions comes from the way that the industry and media like to pigeon-hole these games into a certain genre/category/type (FPS, MMO, etc. etc.) We've become so entrenched in what those type of games mean to us and the way in which we play them that we have become conditioned to what we find enjoyment out of. 

    Anyways, whatever this change in my view is, I've come to accept it.   In this last week I've had some of the best MMORPG playtimes that I have had in quite some time.  Found incredibly nice, mature individuals to play with.  Reminded me of back in the old days.  Funny, what I had been looking for was sitting right there all this time.  I just needed a little time to form my own opinion.

    In short, I am having an absolutely great time playing this little gem of a game.

    Got my Elementalist up to level 80.  Bought an additional character slot and created a Ranger (which I find incredibly entertaining for some reason; odd because I don't tend to play ranged classes).  Been popping on my 80 Warrior a bit, plan on getting my Mesmer to higher levels.  So much to do but so much fun in doing it.

    SWTOR's expansion is coming out in a week or so (which I preordered), but something tells me I'll be busy with GW2.

     

     

    Check back in 2 weeks and see if you feel the same way. Also, everyone should ask themselves how many times they were enjoying an MMO when suddenly.... BAM! You hit that wall and you realize you've been wasting your time on another themepark EQ/WoW clone. There is nothing fundamentally different about SWTOR or GW2 compared to the other games you and others have long burned out on. Basically, I suspect your new found interest will be very fleeting.

    We are all essentially functional gameahaolics and as such, we have to be playing something. Your SWTOR burnout led to your GW2 interest and you will soon burn out on GW2 and either go back to SWTOR or find something else.

    Hmmm,...while you are making predictions, can you please tell me what game I'm going to burn out on next and when as well?  Then tell me what game I'm going to go to next while you are at it.

    "If I offended you, you needed it" -Corey Taylor

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