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Unsurprisingly this post was immediately deleted by Anet on their forums so I'm guessing posting it in a fansite would be a mistake as well, so its here in hope of a balanced discussion.
I played this game around launch and I kept trying to see the good in it, but I just couldn’t take it anymore. I was playing exactly like I thought I was supposed to, smelling the roses and not rushing to level up, but was bored to TEARS by the time I reached level 55. The actual gameplay isn’t CLOSE to fun enough to just “smell the roses.” I was playing the game like Skyrim, and the game played like Skyrim except with 500x the mobs that are brain dead and stand in certain zones, with your actions having no consequence at all, and with an incredibly uninspired world with mundane stories to tell.
PvE was just running around following the zerg tagging mobs to get kills… killing poor mobs that NEVER had a chance, and with so many players around I’ve never felt so isolated in an mmo, there is basically no interaction b/w players outside of dungeons. Really what’s the point of having so many people around in GW2 other than lagging up my game?
I mean did the game get any better, b/c when I playing it, it was basically trying to be an mmo NOT about progression but rather about the journey, kind of like a single player game I guess, but the journey was so effing boring that they might as well have given us progression! Leveling up felt trivial, since I would probably level up just as fast looking at all my gear carefully and landing all my skills carefully, as I would if I just kept my level 1 staff, followed the zerg, and tagged all the mobs I could with my autoattack. You never feel like you’re getting stronger.
I see hope that the game is better now, in that they added some end game progression, but I also heard it wasn’t well received and Anet has no plans for ANY new tiers of armor this year... so I guess they fell back to their old plan of no endgame at all... I also heard barely anyone plays the game like an mmo, and just log in for a week to finish the living story which is only available for a small period of time, and then go back to playing a game with more lasting appeal...
[ mod edit - title tweaked to be less loaded]
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Lol according to this I'm bipolar :O