Guild Wars 2 Heroic Edition
ehhhh, its ok
when i got this game, it took me a good 8 hours to install the 25GB it needs to run, when i started it up and played, i was sucked into the great graphics, interactive gameplay and full voice acting but after 3 months of hard work i had maxed out my first character. when i made a new elementalist, i was like woah! this game isn't as much fun as it used to be! it is hard getting used to the old events, old bosses and such but the shatterer ( dragon below) and zhaitan (also below) were fun the shatterer was firing mortars at a screaming dragon that spawn smaller dragons. zhaitan is a huge monster that it made up of many smaller dragons, after many hours of fighting zombies with my friends i finally got to fight the thing, but all you had to do was shoot a fireball launcher at it till it died, it didnt attack you or anything, just watched you kill it very disappointing. guys just wait for ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE, it will be worth it it releases MAY 3RD.
Its a great game!
Its a great game, great grpahics. Iike how there are events going on everywhere. My favorite is the world vs world.
GUILD WARS 2 IS BREATH TAKING-LY AMAZING!!!
I HAVE BEEN PLAYING GUILDWARS EVER SINCE MY 3 DAY ACCESS CODE..AND I HAVE TO SAY FOR ONE..THIS GAME IS AMAZING..FOR TWO THE CLASSES/RACES ARE AWESOME..AND FOR 3 THE LANDSCAPES, TOWNS AND CHARACTER DIALOGUE IS EXTRAORDINARY!! THIS GAME IS FAR BEST BETTER THAN WORLD OF WARCRAFT, MAPLESTORY AND PERFECT WORLD INTERNATIONAL PUT TOGETHER.....WAIT A MINUTE..LET ME CORRECT THAT..BY FAR MOSTTTT THE BESTTT OUT OF ALL MMORPGS!!!....PICTURE HAVING PEOPLE TO BACK YOU UP IN ANY SITUATION AND YOU ARE NEVER ALONE UNLESS YOU CHOOSE TO BE...THE QUESTS KEEP COMING THE EVENTS IS ENTERTAINING AND MOST OF ALL THE ITEMS, MANFACTURING AND WEAPONS IS FAR MOST ONE OF THE BEST THINGS IN THIS GAME. I LOVE THIS GAME!! AND EVEN THOUGH I'M A LVL 12 NORN MESMER...I ONLY FINISHED 1% OF THE GAME LOL...THIS SHOULD TELL EVERYONE THAT NOT ONLY IS GUILD WARS 2 GOOD FOR ALL AUDIENCE..BUT IT IS SURE TO KEEP YOU BUSY AND HOOKED FOR MINUTES..TO HOURS..TO DAYS ..TO WEEKS TO MONTHS....ONLY CON I HAVE ABOUT THIS GAME IS THAT ITS ADDICTING!!!!! BUY THIS GAME NOW!!!!!!!
Unbiased from an MMO addict.
Ok, so gw2...it seems people either love it, or hate it! First a quick glance at what kind of gamer I am. I have played WoW since vanilla. I generally play all the expansion for a month or 2 after launch, and return towards the end to see the story wrap up. I unfortunately dont have time to be a hardcore raider like I would like so this just suits me better. I have also played a handful of other MMOs. (Rift, Lotro,WAR,Swortor,gw1,DnDO, many many others). Now...lets get into GW2. This game is simply amazing on MANY levels. There is so much variety its always easy to find something to do. I personally have owned this game since launch and I have no reached max on my main yet (he is a lvl 50 thief). I have taken my time leveling, as well as the fact that I am an altoholic. One of the greatest features of this game is you can level YOUR way. If you are a lvl 50 human, and want to go back and complete the level 1-15 starter zone for another race...you CAN! You are scaled down so that you get XP for those lower level zones as well. There are also plenty of events in every zone as well...such as world bosses and group events. Of course there are dungeons and they are actually quite hard. You can not go in with a typical MMO mindset and complete these. Arenanet does a great job of listening to the players...even subtle things such as all of your crafting items and now gold are pooled into all of your characters. No need to mail yourself items...just put it in the bank! There is new content every two weeks! Giving end game players something new to do all the time! Now as far as pvp goes I have not played it as much abut I can touch on it. ANY character you make you can do organized pvp with. When you zone in to pvp you character is max level with a full set of pvp gear! There is also the AMAZING World vs World pvp...MASSIVE scale pvp. All in all this is a great MMO. I can quit for a few months and come back without having to worry about a subscription fee. If you are an MMO fan of any kind...maybe you are looking for a new main MMO...or maybe you want another MMO to play casually along with your main MMO...this MMO is for you.
I played Guild Wars 1 for 8 years, and that WAS a fun game, one of the best PC games I ever played in my life, and there are only 2-3 "best PC Games I've ever played".
We who played GW regularly expected GW2 to be basically GW1, with different skills, professions, better graphics, fixed bugs and glitches, the addition of a Z axis (Swimming/Jumping), new items, new storyline, new maps, etc.
Instead, since some of Arenanet was fired from Blizzard (the makers of WoW) they decided to copy WoW pretty much Verbatim in mechanics, storyline, character creation, loot, and everything else.
I built my desktop computer just so it could run GW2, cost me just under $2000 (Like I bought the xbox 360 just to be able to play Halo 3 when it came out), and it was a complete disappointment.
But then again, members of Anet are brain damaged, we know this from some of the patches to Gw1 that helped destroy the player base and the game itself.
Here's to you Izzy.
Will be king of MMORPGs
My experience with closed beta and first weekend beta event. First off GW2 is by far the prettiest game to date. The visuals are worth the price of admission alone. GW2 aims to be different, and it is. It successfully tosses the tank/healer/dps structure away (not saying some classes can do better in certain areas then others). Each class has atleast one sufficent self heal, the ability to dodge attacks, and you can equip many abilities that migitate damge, evade, or crowd control. Your action bars allows for 5 weapon based attacks, 1 self heal, 3 class abilities, 1 hero ability. Weapon abilites are determined by weapon and class, so a Thief wielding a dagger is different then a Ranger with a dagger. You can have 2 active weapon sets to swap. This bring a total of 10 weapon abilities you have access to at once. Each ability is unique, and requires much skill to master. As far as heals and class abilities go you can set your bar up for many different abilities you purchase with skill points. You can create and manage your class any way you like, creating different roles for yourself, or just changing up the playstyle of the class. Each race has a storyline quest, and in every zone you are giving X number of people to help, POI to find, waypoints to unlock, and skill points to gather. Exp points earn scale with your level so just because the zone is level 1-17 doesnt mean if your level 30 you can not benefit for the rewards. Leveling never feels like grinding, quests never feel boring. Cutscene are fully voiced, and interesting. GW2 has a lot of focus on random grouping. If you see a fellow traveler working on the same progess you are, you do not have to invite him/her just simply help kill, and complete. World events happen often, gathering a lot of players around to complete. These can range in difficulty and are normally extremely rewarding. The trade market is amazing. You have a standard AH setup with a few tweaks. Players can place buy orders and other can sell directly to the players for instant rewards, or you can up the price and wait on bids. PvP is unique in that every class in PvP is level 80, you set up your weapons and your skills and go to town in the battlefield. Once you are 80 you can equip and further manage your player. The battlefields are designed very well, and can yield the most satisfying pvp in any mmo. The is also World pvp in which another world (server) will invade. This can occur with 3 worlds all in one battlefield with an insanely large amount of players. My advice to anyone think about this game is to preorder right now. Get the early access and access to the beta weekend events. If you ever played an MMO, or you are a RPG fan you will love this game. I have been in the MMO scene for many many years now. I am 100% this game will dethrone WoW, change the MMO and the RPG genre for many years to come. Guild Wars 2 has set the stardard extremely high, and it will be hard to not find an enjoyable time here.
Definitely THE MMO to have!
I have been a pretty big fan of SWTOR since release date and I will admit that I have enjoyed every minute of the game for the most part. That is until I played the Guild Wars 2 closed beta. I will admit that the first beta weekend had me slightly worried because the game lagged a ton for me even on the lowest settings possible (and I have a pretty high performance computer too). However, I kept in mind this this is only the beta so it has to get better. On Monday, the 14th, I played the Closed Beta Stress test. In terms of lag, it improved a ton! Servers were completely filled and I experienced minimal lag on the highest settings possible! Now onto elements of the game. The world is downright beautiful. I can honestly say that I have NEVER seen a game, let alone an MMO, let alone a FREE TO PLAY MMO, that is so alive and so huge! I spent so much time yesterday just walking around Divinity's Reach simply looking around at the city. It was breath taking to say the least and words can't even describe how amazing it is. You need to see it for yourself. This game is actually a role-players paradise because of all the different places you can visit just in this one city alone! Every section of the city is different. Every tavern within the city is different. Every single house and building is different! This goes for other cities as well. They do not follow the tradition of reusing areas (like in SWTOR). I might have said this but the world is just so ALIVE. NPCs are running everywhere, players are running everywhere, wagons are going by, animals are walking around. The music is perfect. The right music is always playing at the right time and there is never a moment of pure silence (which happens quite often in SWTOR unfortunately). I also found the system for learning abilities was unique and done very good! The first five slots are for abilities the are not only for your class but for your combination of weapons as well! For example, I played as a Thief. I had a dagger in my main hand and a pistol in my off hand (yes, a PISTOL). My first five slots were Thief abilities specifically made for a MH dagger and OH pistol! This is just one of the several combos of weapons you can have! The 6th ability slot is for your healing skill. the 7th, 8th and 9th slot is for your Utility skills (e.g, I had a skill to add poison to my dagger). Finally, the 0 slot at the end is used for Elite skills in which you do not obtain your first skill until level 30. This brings me to my next point. Unlike the lvl20 cap Guild Wars had, Guild Wars 2 has a lvl80 cap! Like I said, I have been a huge fan of SWTOR since it released. But after playing a beta version of Guild Wars 2 for only a few days, it makes me wonder why in the heck am I paying $15 a month for it or any MMO for that matter?? I would easily pay $15 a month for Guild Wars 2 in the state that it is in at this moment. That's how good I think it is. Thankfully, Guild Wars 2 is FREE TO PLAY! If your even remotely interested in this game, I will HIGHLY recommend it to you!
Dont be fooled by the people whining that there is no Triad in this game (aka Tank, Healer, Mage) Any class can fit any role and you mainly can focus on yourself or a group of people. Too many people try to make a class just a healer or just a tank. This game allows you to do whatever you like with that class. If you want a mage that focuses on Critical Damage while being a little tanky, feel free. Or make a warrior a full support instead of being a hard hitting armored brick. So much variability in this game. Id honestly try it! and, NO SUBSCRIPTION FEE!
World Vs World! No Subscription required!
This game is amazing! I will admit that at first glance, I thought "It's probably just hype." I was proven wrong, way wrong. Like most gamers, I've waited for a game that actually helps me forget about my job at the end of a long work day, or even week. My MMO experience is not unique, I've played most of the MMO's that are available. Most were a disappointment, but some had a little bit of what I desire in an MMO (DAOC, WOW, EQ the now older crowd of games). I would say that most MMO gamers have had their experience shaped by one or more games, and long for one thing or the other. The main draw for me was World Vs. World pvp. Dark Age of Camelot, while not my first MMO (EQ) is what I base all my opinions on what an MMO should have. Like many, I spent countless hours level grinding just to get to a level where I could enter Realm vs. Realm combat. Today, the game is dated and populations are not even close to what they were, but back in those days when it was quite popular, it was rockin. Meaningful PVP is back, and way better. Some of the folks that developed Dark Age of Camelot had a hand in GW2 development. Now not to say that running instanced PVP is not meaningful, I play WoW just for PvP (though those days are probably numbered because Gw2 has that too!). There is nothing like working with your entire server to defeat other servers. Siege Combat, open field battles, caravan interception...there are way to many features of W vs W alone and it's only a fraction of this games awesome sauce. Don't let the "Everyone is boosted to lvl 80" feature fool you. It puts you on the same level to participate, but you still have to develop your character, and you can do that in W v. W, as well as PvE. An actual lvl 80 character will have a significant skill advantage and better equipment because of the time they have put in. Regular instanced PvP you will have access to all the gear and skills, though in the testing phase I found that I wanted to learn each weapon skill as I earned it (personal preference). If there is one feature I had a to put a finger on and say, "This is what will set the game apart from the rest," the Targeting System! You can target individuals, or you can just swing/cast your way through hordes of enemies without targeting. The first MMO in my opinion that has made combat and specifically PVP combat fluid. You will be blown away with this game, and scratching your head as to why to pay for a subscription, if you can get a truly high quality game for a one time purchase.
Yes it might be fun for leveling, but when you hit 80. Absolutely nothing to do afterwards. I literally see hundreds of people at the main city just sitting there. If you want an mmo that has beautiful graphics and sound, this one is for you. But I promise that you will not play this after you hit 80.Sure there maybe dungeons to do and pvp to do, but it gets too repetitive. I just don't see how people can do those dungeons everyday/week. PVP...no dueling??? It looks like guild wars 2 messed up on that one. The first thing I wanted to do is duel my friend, but I guess you cant do that!! Also if your a pvp fan and like to pvp with a friend, well guess what the chances that you will be with your friend in a game of PVP are slim. The only good thing about this game is probably WvW. After play WvW for about 2 hours that to gets really tiring. Overall yes the game was good 1-80.