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  • stevebombsquadstevebombsquad Orlando, FLPosts: 842Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Siphaed

     


    Originally posted by ASVP Thanks guys but one more question   At the end, would be playing PvP with your level 80 is something fun or just to pass time because there isn't really anything to do 
    Yes, the game is a whole lot of fun, plus some.

     

     

    PvP is dependent on WHAT KIND OF PvP you enjoy. 

    There's the ranked/unranked sPvP, which is not level-based, but skill-based.   There it's instanced maps with team scores based on point capture (although they are currently working on Team Deathmatch, King of the Hill, and a few other modes).

     

    World vs. World vs. World is where true PvP is at.   Right now there's the 3 identical Borderland maps, the Jumping Puzzle map, and the Eternal Battlegrounds map; however they're currently guild testing the Mists map to add an additional location for that.  Besides being able to level 1-80 there, you'll also be gaining WvW Ranks too.  Those you can use to increase your siege weapon capabilities, supply usage, defenses/attacks against NPC guards, and so much more.  With the WvW Ranks, it's consistent progression because nobody has made it to the ultra high levels of ....I think it goes up to 2,000,...but I could be wrong.

     

    Also, you can search around and try to find it cheaper than $50.  Best Buy has it for $40 and that took 10sec to Google.   Even check your local software stores that might have the box for cheap if possible.     However, it's still well worth the $50 full price if you pay that much.

     

     


     



    This guy forgot to add..."for a month" after his claim that it is the best game out there. Soon as you hit max level on a character you will quickly discover why everyone left this game in droves.

     

    Any evidence to back up your clearly biased, yet false claims? Because the last word of the developers is that the game was growing, not losing customer "in droves". Not once has the game, in it's 1.5 year run, has it had to merger servers; completely unlike nearly every other MMORPG that has launched in the past 4+years that all have had to merger away servers.
     

    The game did lose a lot of players after launch. That is the reason they went to the two week release schedule for the Living Story. They had evidence that it was bringing some people back. They then stated that the game was growing "slowly but steadily." 

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  • cesmode8cesmode8 Posts: 318Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Nanfoodle

    GW2 direction is losing a lot of players. This living story that changes the world month to month and then is replaced the next month never to see that new content again, has left many players wanting. New zones that come from living story feel disjointed and useless when its over. Really all you can do is farm mats. Stop playing for a few months to come back to nothing new because the content you missed is gone forever. 

    Also the living story content is very flaky. It has no depth or substance. When you play it you have to ask why? Its poorly written as well and thats the saddest part. 

    Also the combat is fun for the first bit but becomes a pain when you team long term. Everything end game is a zerg, PvP, Dungeons and open world PvE. Very low on tactics are needed as its mostly about numbers. In the end you start feeling like you are playing wack a mole. Follow the zerg and hit red things. 

    IMO this game is worth playing alone as this is the only time you get to really enjoy the game. Story is good before living story. Combat solo takes timing and reflexes. Great single player action game.

    I want to echo this for the most part, as I agree.  My credentials for my opinion: I just cracked 1400 hours played.  5 max level 80 characters (Thief, Mesmer, Guardian, Warrior, Necromancer), with a lvl 70 Ele and 35 engi.  I have played all CBTs, early access and have played since launch.

    A lot of focus in the last 6-8 months has been the living story, which has increased its cadence to 2 week updates which are shallow, fluffy, non substantial, repetitive, achievement grinding, materials grinding, zerg inducing and coma inducing.  This is why I have been in and out of the game for the last 6-8 months.  I play for 1-2 months, stop for a month...so on and so forth.

    Nanfoodles comment about combat is about right.  Playing on your own is where you can really feel the skill based combat.  But since a lot of the content updates promote zergs(blobs of players), you can simply auto attack and get full credit.  And arenanet hardly seems like they are backing down from this.

    The game is definately worth box price, and you an simply play it alone with the ocassional passer-by helping you out with dynamic events.  WvW is the saving grace for this game.  Server vs server vs Server in enormous(the sizes of a zone or two) with keeps, sieges, etc.  I never played DAOC so I won't say it is better than that, but WvW is way better pvpve content than anything currently out there or coming out (probably even better than ESO 3 faction PvP). 

     

    Endgame: You will be doing a lot of zerging around with blobs of players killing the same Champions, World Bosses, Temple Bosses, running a lot of dungeons.  Or, you will be spending your time in WvW which is probably the most dynamic changing gameplay experience in the game.  Or you will spend your time in sPvP where levels do not matter, everyone is on equal playing field regardless if you have played 1 minute or 1000 hours.  Those are pretty much the 3 things you will be doing...For me, other than WvW...there just isn't enough to test my 'meddle' (gear and skill) PVE wise...

     

    Overall:  The game is worth it, depending what you want to get out of it.  I think I've drained every ounce of energy I have for the game...and only this week I have kind of stopped.  I have been playing Warframe, awaiting TESO/Wildstar...might fire up skyrim.  I think GW2 is done for me, but it was a fantastic 1400 hours/16 months.  I simply disagree with the direction of the game in many facets, but that doesn't mean its a bad game.  In terms of popularity, gameplay, stability, population... it is probably next best MMO on the market to WoW.

     

  • cesmode8cesmode8 Posts: 318Member Uncommon

    One addition which I felt deserved its own post rather than adding to my wall of text above...

    There was a poster(I wont name names) who said GW2 is probably the worst game he has ever played, not just MMOs.  Please completely ignore this person.  I can direct you to a myriad of kickstarter, small/medium/large budget games MMOs and non MMOs that are simply BAD.  GW2 is a quasi well through concept and launched with enormous potential and hope to be a genre changing game.  And for three months, it was just that.   Lately, the direction has shifted and I simply can't stand by it anymore. 

    Its a solid MMO, probably the most solid MMO on the market next to WoW.

    The people that blindly say "OMG THIS IS SO BAD THE WORST GAME EVAR"...ignore them.  The game is good, but has many many flaws that are not due to the GAME itself, but the direction and guiding hand of Arenanet.

     

  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer ChairPosts: 5,587Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ASVP

    Games like Rift are games that I feel like I'll have so much fun with but I end up getting bored by level 20. But for Guild Wars, it's more of a playstyle that I feel like I'll enjoy because it seems really fun, but on the other hand I hear lots of people don't like it overall and it's way too easy. 

     

    Anyone who owns this game can tell me is it honestly worth the $50 and is it actually fun? 

    Thanks

    It was worth it.

  • pierthpierth San Antonio, TXPosts: 1,503Member


    Originally posted by ASVP
    *snip*
    Anyone who owns this game can tell me is it honestly worth the $50 and is it actually fun? Thanks

    I no longer play but GW2 and TSW are both worth it and eventually when I get the mood I intend to play them again.

  • StarS0ftStarS0ft BerlinPosts: 91Member
    Originally posted by ASVP

    Games like Rift are games that I feel like I'll have so much fun with but I end up getting bored by level 20. But for Guild Wars, it's more of a playstyle that I feel like I'll enjoy because it seems really fun, but on the other hand I hear lots of people don't like it overall and it's way too easy. 

     

    Anyone who owns this game can tell me is it honestly worth the $50 and is it actually fun? 

    Thanks

    YES!

     

    /age

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  • Gaia_HunterGaia_Hunter BristolPosts: 2,801Member Uncommon

    I like it and so does my GF.

    If you want to like MMORPGs but feel that it is like watching the game play itself, GW2 might be for you.

    Currently playing: GW2
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  • Gaia_HunterGaia_Hunter BristolPosts: 2,801Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by stevebombsquad
    Originally posted by Siphaed

     


    Originally posted by ASVP Thanks guys but one more question   At the end, would be playing PvP with your level 80 is something fun or just to pass time because there isn't really anything to do 
    Yes, the game is a whole lot of fun, plus some.

     

     

    PvP is dependent on WHAT KIND OF PvP you enjoy. 

    There's the ranked/unranked sPvP, which is not level-based, but skill-based.   There it's instanced maps with team scores based on point capture (although they are currently working on Team Deathmatch, King of the Hill, and a few other modes).

     

    World vs. World vs. World is where true PvP is at.   Right now there's the 3 identical Borderland maps, the Jumping Puzzle map, and the Eternal Battlegrounds map; however they're currently guild testing the Mists map to add an additional location for that.  Besides being able to level 1-80 there, you'll also be gaining WvW Ranks too.  Those you can use to increase your siege weapon capabilities, supply usage, defenses/attacks against NPC guards, and so much more.  With the WvW Ranks, it's consistent progression because nobody has made it to the ultra high levels of ....I think it goes up to 2,000,...but I could be wrong.

     

    Also, you can search around and try to find it cheaper than $50.  Best Buy has it for $40 and that took 10sec to Google.   Even check your local software stores that might have the box for cheap if possible.     However, it's still well worth the $50 full price if you pay that much.

     

     


     



    This guy forgot to add..."for a month" after his claim that it is the best game out there. Soon as you hit max level on a character you will quickly discover why everyone left this game in droves.

     

    Any evidence to back up your clearly biased, yet false claims? Because the last word of the developers is that the game was growing, not losing customer "in droves". Not once has the game, in it's 1.5 year run, has it had to merger servers; completely unlike nearly every other MMORPG that has launched in the past 4+years that all have had to merger away servers.
     

    The game did lose a lot of players after launch. That is the reason they went to the two week release schedule for the Living Story. They had evidence that it was bringing some people back. They then stated that the game was growing "slowly but steadily." 

    Actually, Living Story was announced in October 2012.

    The growth of players they talked about was around January 2013.

    The 2 week Living Story release was around April 2013 or something like that, after the players complaining 1 month was too long to wait tof the new Living Story. Then they complained 2 weeks was too fast.

    Currently playing: GW2
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  • Pratt2112Pratt2112 Mt marion, NYPosts: 1,535Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by LittleBoot
     

    To say 'don't use a fundamental design criteria in a game' is absurd in the extreme.  Perhaps I should play games with one hand tied behind my back to make it harder? 

    Ridiculous.  

    Wait a minute...

    You're complaining that there are too many waypoints (in the most hyperbolic way I can imagine... 'every 2 meters'? Really?).

    Someone suggests "then don't use them" - a 100% logical response/solution to your "problem".

    You come back and tell them it's 'absurd in the extreme' to suggest not using something that you're bitching about the existence of?

    You realize it's completely optional to use those? You are free to use waypoints as often or seldom as you wish. You can use them to get everywhere, you can use them only to travel across zones or into other zones. You can choose not to use them at all. It's 100% your choice.

    You seem confused. What, exactly, is  your problem? Do you even know? Are you just complaining for the sake of complaining here? 

     

  • Pratt2112Pratt2112 Mt marion, NYPosts: 1,535Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by LittleBoot
     

    So called dynamic events as seen in Rift or even War will be repeated.

    You seem confused again; this time regarding what the 'dynamic' means in 'Dynamic Events'. You seem to think that, by 'dynamic', they mean "one-time events that happen completely out of the blue and never happen again'. That's not what they mean by 'dynamic'. You're criticizing them for not being something they aren't described to be.

    From the GW2 Wiki:

    Dynamic events refer to any event that occurs in a persistent area as a result of players interacting with and exploring the world. They are called "dynamic" because there are multiple outcomes that also result in new events, creating a cascade effect. Once an event has triggered, it will develop whether or not a player attends it. Because of this, there is no real concept of failure or success – the result of any event will simply cause a change in the surrounding area. For example, if monsters are successful in raiding an area, they may become strong enough to occupy a fort, which could then be taken by players.

    - Source

    So, you see, the 'dynamic' part relates to how new event stages are spawned based upon the outcome of previous ones in the chain. The outcome is 'dynamic' in that it's determined based on the success or failure (or absence if none are present) of players in previous stages. They don't play out exactly the same regardless of player interaction.

    An extremely simple example: I was up in Diessa fields and happened to get through an area with a waypoint, which I opened up. It was populated by the 'good guys'. A little while later, I decided to hop back there to sell something off, and found I couldn't because in the time since I'd left, a group of renegade Charr attacked and successfully took control, since they weren't prevented from doing so. I went back, killed off the renegade Charr and returned control to the good guys, after which I was able to use the waypoint agai. Further, additional events became available that would not have been otherwise.

    Active combat (far more so than GW2) as seen in many, many games will be repeated.  People mistake innovation for branding (or vice versa).  

    Not sure what your gripe is here. It's action combat. Yes, other games have it. So what? It's still action combat.... If a person enjoys that combat style, it could be a 'plus' to them. If they don't like it, it could be a 'minus'.

    I would also note that you deleted the apart of my post about 30 responses in a thread not being a representative sample of anything, or the habit of F2P or B2P to quote their peak rather than active users.  

    Because none of that has anything to do with the OP's post/question. It's completely irrelevant. They're simply asking if people feel the game is worth playing. If your suggestion is that the game isn't populated, well... that's easily proven false by anyone who is playing it.

    Honestly, every post I read from you on this thread comes across as you desperately trying to bash a game you clearly don't like, except all you're doing is flailing about and ranting aimlessly about things that are wrong, that matter very little, or don't matter at all, because you have no actual ammunition to do so.

  • VutarVutar BaghdadPosts: 773Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Amjoco
    Originally posted by Vutar
    Originally posted by Siphaed

     


    Originally posted by ASVP Thanks guys but one more question   At the end, would be playing PvP with your level 80 is something fun or just to pass time because there isn't really anything to do 
    Yes, the game is a whole lot of fun, plus some.

     

     

    PvP is dependent on WHAT KIND OF PvP you enjoy. 

    There's the ranked/unranked sPvP, which is not level-based, but skill-based.   There it's instanced maps with team scores based on point capture (although they are currently working on Team Deathmatch, King of the Hill, and a few other modes).

     

    World vs. World vs. World is where true PvP is at.   Right now there's the 3 identical Borderland maps, the Jumping Puzzle map, and the Eternal Battlegrounds map; however they're currently guild testing the Mists map to add an additional location for that.  Besides being able to level 1-80 there, you'll also be gaining WvW Ranks too.  Those you can use to increase your siege weapon capabilities, supply usage, defenses/attacks against NPC guards, and so much more.  With the WvW Ranks, it's consistent progression because nobody has made it to the ultra high levels of ....I think it goes up to 2,000,...but I could be wrong.

     

    Also, you can search around and try to find it cheaper than $50.  Best Buy has it for $40 and that took 10sec to Google.   Even check your local software stores that might have the box for cheap if possible.     However, it's still well worth the $50 full price if you pay that much.

     

     


     



    This guy forgot to add..."for a month" after his claim that it is the best game out there. Soon as you hit max level on a character you will quickly discover why everyone left this game in droves.

     

    Any evidence to back up your clearly biased, yet false claims? Because the last word of the developers is that the game was growing, not losing customer "in droves". Not once has the game, in it's 1.5 year run, has it had to merger servers; completely unlike nearly every other MMORPG that has launched in the past 4+years that all have had to merger away servers.
     

     

    Evidence? You mean more evidence is needed then logging in to see empty zone upon empty zone?  Oh right, I forgot you are one of those people who take Anet at their word when they put "heavy" by the server name. Carry on then. I don't want to be the one to tell you there is no Santa Claus.

    You are being somewhat hypocritical here. You are chiding him for his evidence comment and yet you have none yourself. His is basically an opinion and so is yours. However, he does have a good point that there hasn't been a single server shut down and that is very unheard of with other newly released AAA games in the past. 

    I just played a few hours today and found more than enough people having fun. I'm not sure what the "heavy" comment means, I never even see it because I login to play and not to worry about who isn't.

     

    You didn't actually ready the posts did you? He was the one demanding evidence not me. So if anyone was being hypocritical it was him. Of course, since he is a GW2 fan, I won't expect you to chastise him for it. Carry on with your agenda.

  • PanzerbasePanzerbase Chicago, ILPosts: 423Member
    Your first statement doesn't even make sense, you "feel" like Rift is the best game for you but you give only until level 20? Which BTW is very little time in game, I guess some people are impossible to please. 
  • MahavishnuMahavishnu BerlinPosts: 336Member

    Yes.

    Best MMO currently on the market, if you can live without endgame-raiding.

    If you like PvP, then this game should be your first choice anyway. WvWvW is the best PvP experience you could have in any MMO out there. Some players just do that for hours every day and nothing else. There are BGs, too (and they are good).

     

    PS: How could you ask here? These are the offical "flame GW2 as the second coming of Satan"-forums. Some guys flame this game here every day, like other people have breakfast or walk out their dogs.

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  • AmjocoAmjoco Layton, UTPosts: 4,777Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Vutar
    Originally posted by Amjoco
    Originally posted by Vutar
    Originally posted by Siphaed

     


    Originally posted by ASVP Thanks guys but one more question   At the end, would be playing PvP with your level 80 is something fun or just to pass time because there isn't really anything to do 
    Yes, the game is a whole lot of fun, plus some.

     

     

    PvP is dependent on WHAT KIND OF PvP you enjoy. 

    There's the ranked/unranked sPvP, which is not level-based, but skill-based.   There it's instanced maps with team scores based on point capture (although they are currently working on Team Deathmatch, King of the Hill, and a few other modes).

     

    World vs. World vs. World is where true PvP is at.   Right now there's the 3 identical Borderland maps, the Jumping Puzzle map, and the Eternal Battlegrounds map; however they're currently guild testing the Mists map to add an additional location for that.  Besides being able to level 1-80 there, you'll also be gaining WvW Ranks too.  Those you can use to increase your siege weapon capabilities, supply usage, defenses/attacks against NPC guards, and so much more.  With the WvW Ranks, it's consistent progression because nobody has made it to the ultra high levels of ....I think it goes up to 2,000,...but I could be wrong.

     

    Also, you can search around and try to find it cheaper than $50.  Best Buy has it for $40 and that took 10sec to Google.   Even check your local software stores that might have the box for cheap if possible.     However, it's still well worth the $50 full price if you pay that much.

     

     


     



    This guy forgot to add..."for a month" after his claim that it is the best game out there. Soon as you hit max level on a character you will quickly discover why everyone left this game in droves.

     

    Any evidence to back up your clearly biased, yet false claims? Because the last word of the developers is that the game was growing, not losing customer "in droves". Not once has the game, in it's 1.5 year run, has it had to merger servers; completely unlike nearly every other MMORPG that has launched in the past 4+years that all have had to merger away servers.
     

     

    Evidence? You mean more evidence is needed then logging in to see empty zone upon empty zone?  Oh right, I forgot you are one of those people who take Anet at their word when they put "heavy" by the server name. Carry on then. I don't want to be the one to tell you there is no Santa Claus.

    You are being somewhat hypocritical here. You are chiding him for his evidence comment and yet you have none yourself. His is basically an opinion and so is yours. However, he does have a good point that there hasn't been a single server shut down and that is very unheard of with other newly released AAA games in the past. 

    I just played a few hours today and found more than enough people having fun. I'm not sure what the "heavy" comment means, I never even see it because I login to play and not to worry about who isn't.

     

    You didn't actually ready the posts did you? He was the one demanding evidence not me. So if anyone was being hypocritical it was him. Of course, since he is a GW2 fan, I won't expect you to chastise him for it. Carry on with your agenda.

    Of course I read your comment, otherwise I would not have been able to post a comment. Did you read what I stated? Of course you did. I didn't say you were demanding evidence, I said you had none yourself.

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  • ThorkuneThorkune Eastern, KYPosts: 1,828Member Uncommon
    I seldom play it due to the fact that it just can't keep my attention for some unknown reason. But, It was well worth the purchase price since I can jump in game anytime I feel like it. 
  • VutarVutar BaghdadPosts: 773Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Amjoco
    Originally posted by Vutar
    Originally posted by Amjoco
    Originally posted by Vutar
    Originally posted by Siphaed

     


    Originally posted by ASVP Thanks guys but one more question   At the end, would be playing PvP with your level 80 is something fun or just to pass time because there isn't really anything to do 
    Yes, the game is a whole lot of fun, plus some.

     

     

    PvP is dependent on WHAT KIND OF PvP you enjoy. 

    There's the ranked/unranked sPvP, which is not level-based, but skill-based.   There it's instanced maps with team scores based on point capture (although they are currently working on Team Deathmatch, King of the Hill, and a few other modes).

     

    World vs. World vs. World is where true PvP is at.   Right now there's the 3 identical Borderland maps, the Jumping Puzzle map, and the Eternal Battlegrounds map; however they're currently guild testing the Mists map to add an additional location for that.  Besides being able to level 1-80 there, you'll also be gaining WvW Ranks too.  Those you can use to increase your siege weapon capabilities, supply usage, defenses/attacks against NPC guards, and so much more.  With the WvW Ranks, it's consistent progression because nobody has made it to the ultra high levels of ....I think it goes up to 2,000,...but I could be wrong.

     

    Also, you can search around and try to find it cheaper than $50.  Best Buy has it for $40 and that took 10sec to Google.   Even check your local software stores that might have the box for cheap if possible.     However, it's still well worth the $50 full price if you pay that much.

     

     


     



    This guy forgot to add..."for a month" after his claim that it is the best game out there. Soon as you hit max level on a character you will quickly discover why everyone left this game in droves.

     

    Any evidence to back up your clearly biased, yet false claims? Because the last word of the developers is that the game was growing, not losing customer "in droves". Not once has the game, in it's 1.5 year run, has it had to merger servers; completely unlike nearly every other MMORPG that has launched in the past 4+years that all have had to merger away servers.
     

     

    Evidence? You mean more evidence is needed then logging in to see empty zone upon empty zone?  Oh right, I forgot you are one of those people who take Anet at their word when they put "heavy" by the server name. Carry on then. I don't want to be the one to tell you there is no Santa Claus.

    You are being somewhat hypocritical here. You are chiding him for his evidence comment and yet you have none yourself. His is basically an opinion and so is yours. However, he does have a good point that there hasn't been a single server shut down and that is very unheard of with other newly released AAA games in the past. 

    I just played a few hours today and found more than enough people having fun. I'm not sure what the "heavy" comment means, I never even see it because I login to play and not to worry about who isn't.

     

    You didn't actually ready the posts did you? He was the one demanding evidence not me. So if anyone was being hypocritical it was him. Of course, since he is a GW2 fan, I won't expect you to chastise him for it. Carry on with your agenda.

    Of course I read your comment, other wise I would not have been able to post a comment. Did you read what I stated? Of course you did. I didn't say you were demanding evidence, I said you had none yourself.


    You called me a hypocrite which makes zero sense. If anyone was a hypocrite it was the guy with zero evidence demanding that I provide evidence. (Which I did provide btw, simply log in to GW2 and see the empty servers, all the evidence anyone needs) Unfortunately, in your haste to bash someone that does not hold your religious devotion to GW2, you completely missed the context of my post and went off on a tangent about hypocrites. It's okay, don't dig the hole further, you were wrong and we can all move on from it.

     

  • AmjocoAmjoco Layton, UTPosts: 4,777Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Vutar

     

     

     

    You didn't actually ready the posts did you? He was the one demanding evidence not me. So if anyone was being hypocritical it was him. Of course, since he is a GW2 fan, I won't expect you to chastise him for it. Carry on with your agenda.

    Of course I read your comment, other wise I would not have been able to post a comment. Did you read what I stated? Of course you did. I didn't say you were demanding evidence, I said you had none yourself.


    You called me a hypocrite which makes zero sense. If anyone was a hypocrite it was the guy with zero evidence demanding that I provide evidence. (Which I did provide btw, simply log in to GW2 and see the empty servers, all the evidence anyone needs) Unfortunately, in your haste to bash someone that does not hold your religious devotion to GW2, you completely missed the context of my post and went off on a tangent about hypocrites. It's okay, don't dig the hole further, you were wrong and we can all move on from it.

     

    I played a couple hours again today, there are many people playing. Your "evidence" is based on your opinion. To me there are many people playing, to you there aren't. You calling him out is hypocritical because neither of you have evidence, you have opinions.

    Next, in what way was I bashing you?  This is a forum and it is part of a forum to discuss our views. If there was bashing it was you and your taunting statement to the other member about Santa Clause.

    edit: In a nutshell this discussion is about whether Guild Wars 2 is worth it. The majority of the people here have said it is. And I agree that it is worth it! /shrug

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  • ShadanwolfShadanwolf Posts: 2,114Member Uncommon
    I stopped playing  5 months after excitedly buying and following the game. If you are looking for only pve...a bad crafting system and an even worst World vs World feature....and a virtually silent player base....this is the game for you.
  • stevebombsquadstevebombsquad Orlando, FLPosts: 842Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Gaia_Hunter
    Originally posted by stevebombsquad
    Originally posted by Siphaed

     


    Originally posted by ASVP Thanks guys but one more question   At the end, would be playing PvP with your level 80 is something fun or just to pass time because there isn't really anything to do 
    Yes, the game is a whole lot of fun, plus some.

     

     

    PvP is dependent on WHAT KIND OF PvP you enjoy. 

    There's the ranked/unranked sPvP, which is not level-based, but skill-based.   There it's instanced maps with team scores based on point capture (although they are currently working on Team Deathmatch, King of the Hill, and a few other modes).

     

    World vs. World vs. World is where true PvP is at.   Right now there's the 3 identical Borderland maps, the Jumping Puzzle map, and the Eternal Battlegrounds map; however they're currently guild testing the Mists map to add an additional location for that.  Besides being able to level 1-80 there, you'll also be gaining WvW Ranks too.  Those you can use to increase your siege weapon capabilities, supply usage, defenses/attacks against NPC guards, and so much more.  With the WvW Ranks, it's consistent progression because nobody has made it to the ultra high levels of ....I think it goes up to 2,000,...but I could be wrong.

     

    Also, you can search around and try to find it cheaper than $50.  Best Buy has it for $40 and that took 10sec to Google.   Even check your local software stores that might have the box for cheap if possible.     However, it's still well worth the $50 full price if you pay that much.

     

     


     



    This guy forgot to add..."for a month" after his claim that it is the best game out there. Soon as you hit max level on a character you will quickly discover why everyone left this game in droves.

     

    Any evidence to back up your clearly biased, yet false claims? Because the last word of the developers is that the game was growing, not losing customer "in droves". Not once has the game, in it's 1.5 year run, has it had to merger servers; completely unlike nearly every other MMORPG that has launched in the past 4+years that all have had to merger away servers.
     

    The game did lose a lot of players after launch. That is the reason they went to the two week release schedule for the Living Story. They had evidence that it was bringing some people back. They then stated that the game was growing "slowly but steadily." 

    Actually, Living Story was announced in October 2012.

    The growth of players they talked about was around January 2013.

    The 2 week Living Story release was around April 2013 or something like that, after the players complaining 1 month was too long to wait tof the new Living Story. Then they complained 2 weeks was too fast.

    Actually....No. 

    The two week release schedule was an attempt to maintain current players and most likely to bring players back. Here is a link: http://guildwars.incgamers.com/blog/comments/guild-wars-2-player-base-continues-to-increase

    I actually commend ArenaNet for doing it. They realized they had an issue and tried to fix it. They are trying to give players something. It may not have turned out quite like they expected, but at least they did something. Lots of other companies just let their games move on to life support. 

    James T. Kirk: All she's got isn't good enough! What else ya got?

  • djazzydjazzy louisville, COPosts: 3,578Member
    Definitely worth it. I have a bit over 2,000 hours played with only paying $60. Has to be the best gaming investment I've ever done.
  • discord235discord235 Woodland, CAPosts: 143Member Uncommon

    The short answer (since I'm sure there are plenty of explanations posted) is YES.

    This is the best MMO out right now.

    It is far from perfect, but it is my favorite, due in large part to the free 2-week content updates.

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  • evilastroevilastro EdinburghPosts: 4,270Member

    If you treat it like a single player game yeah, but it gets boring real fast after a month or two. The living story approach they are taking is crap.

    Wish it was even 1/10th of the game Guild Wars 1 was, that game kept me entertained for years.

  • DestaiDestai Detroit, MIPosts: 574Member
    Originally posted by ASVP

    Games like Rift are games that I feel like I'll have so much fun with but I end up getting bored by level 20. But for Guild Wars, it's more of a playstyle that I feel like I'll enjoy because it seems really fun, but on the other hand I hear lots of people don't like it overall and it's way too easy. 

     

    Anyone who owns this game can tell me is it honestly worth the $50 and is it actually fun? 

    Thanks

    I'm recently returned to the game and it's still fun after 500+ hours. The key to it is finding a good group and experiencing its content. It's also a lot better than Rift, in my opinion. 

  • jdizzle2k13jdizzle2k13 Exmore, VAPosts: 251Member Uncommon

    The game is certainly worth the $60 I originally paid to get it.

    I love the action combat.  I was so used in WoW to just standing around and smacking things because it was the most efficient way to fight, or standing around and tossing heals.  In Guild Wars 2, positioning is more important, and you can dodge and get out of the way of an attack.  There are no direct heals, except for your self heals, but you can spec most professions to provide aoe healing to your allies.

    And since there is no subscription, you can put it down and pick it up anytime you feel like it.

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  • Gaia_HunterGaia_Hunter BristolPosts: 2,801Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by stevebombsquad
    Originally posted by Gaia_Hunter
    Originally posted by stevebombsquad

    The game did lose a lot of players after launch. That is the reason they went to the two week release schedule for the Living Story. They had evidence that it was bringing some people back. They then stated that the game was growing "slowly but steadily." 

    Actually, Living Story was announced in October 2012.

    The growth of players they talked about was around January 2013.

    The 2 week Living Story release was around April 2013 or something like that, after the players complaining 1 month was too long to wait tof the new Living Story. Then they complained 2 weeks was too fast.

    Actually....No. 

    The two week release schedule was an attempt to maintain current players and most likely to bring players back. Here is a link: http://guildwars.incgamers.com/blog/comments/guild-wars-2-player-base-continues-to-increase

    I actually commend ArenaNet for doing it. They realized they had an issue and tried to fix it. They are trying to give players something. It may not have turned out quite like they expected, but at least they did something. Lots of other companies just let their games move on to life support. 

    Actually... Yes.

    http://www.twitch.tv/mmorpgcom/b/358339359

    Transcript from dulfy.net from the MMORPG,com MMOFTW 18 January 2013.

    http://dulfy.net/2013/01/19/gw2-colin-johanson-mmorpg-livestream-transcript-jan-18/

    "How are things going in GW2?

    • Interesting life cycle in a MMO – once a MMO comes out, you immediately become a MMO service provider. Once a MMO launches, you have that peak concurrency right off the bat, then population drops down and it settles into the core player base, then that core population slowly decline every month after that.
    • If you look at EVE, WoW, those are great examples of games that settled into their base population after launch and then every month start to grow a bit. All the other games that weren’t as successful hit their base point and started to drop off a bit.
    • We actually hit our base point with GW2 where for a month we saw the same login numbers and every week for the last 5 weeks it has being slowly going up and that is really exciting for us.
    • We are the fastest selling MMO ever made – to get to 3 million copies (maybe not including China). The game is doing better than we ever imagined it could

    Where did you guys think you would be after launch at this point?

    • We definitely didn’t expect to have this many sales, this many concurrent users, this many logins. Our goal is to hit our base user and then build on that every month and have it go up. We definitely seen that.
    • The actual sales and actual numbers are much higher – a big chunk higher than where we thought we would be right now. Can’t say the details.

    How is the Black Lion Trading Company working out?

    • In GW1 we had a really small live team because the game wasn’t big enough to generate a consistent revenue. The gems/micro-transaction based model allow us to have a much larger live team in GW2, allowing players to see much more content on a monthly basis.
    • Our live team in GW2 is 15-20 times larger than the live team in GW1."
     
    It is good to know it was still increasing by August 2013 and it matches my in game perception even though there has been several complains about "the game direction".

    Currently playing: GW2
    Going cardboard starter kit: Ticket to ride, Pandemic, Carcassonne, Dominion, 7 Wonders

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