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GW2....love it. Wish I never took a break from the game.
Graphics are always down to personal taste, but GW2 looks better than any other MMO i've ever played. The art and environment just click with me.
How GW2 has developed over the past yr? As a returning player, the story arc with new content and events coming in every few weeks has been outstanding.
I don't know how, but I enjoy the PvE in this more than MMO's focusing more on PvE. You just have 1 quest line to follow, sick of having 30 quests listed on the right side of my UI.
The races give you multiple starting zones and if you don't like one, you can just jump into a different one because they are lvl 1-15.
I enjoy trying to complete zones (POI, Vistas, Heart Quests (varying things to do, not just kill 10 of this etc), Jumping Puzzles) and then you have those dynamic events that pop up and everyone works together to complete them. Dailies are cool and I like how they change up the requirements daily.
Haven't been back to PvP since the beginning, but once I settle with my new guild I plan on partaking in it again.
Why write this? I don't know, figured I'd give props to the game. ESO, Wildstar, SWTOR and a slew of other MMO's have been so disappointing, that I really didn't realize how great GW2 was till I returned to it.
But there is one main reason this game has probably appealed to me, ease of play. I'm an older gamer, family etc and my job requires a lot of my time. GW2 is great for my casual play. I just log in , do a daily, LFG a dungeon, do some champs, work on map completion or try and complete the living world events.
The combat is...how can I put it...easy but complex ? There aren't 30 skills to worry about but the weapon swamping, trait setup , utility skills and combos really give you enough tactical variations to make it interesting. Plus, the combat is very fast moving, I love rushing into battle , hack and slash, and then dodging to safety. It really flows nicely.
Kind of funny, I returned after a yr and didn't even have to worry about upgrading my gear. I could just get back to playing and doing content. Now some love the gear grind thing, but I don't have time for that anymore.
GW2 is the perfect MMO for casual gamers. Hardcore 20 man raid dungeons, maybe not, but for me, its a perfect balance.