Hello, first let me apologize for my English, it is my not my first language.
Now, with the inclusion of a fast travel system into the game, many people (including myself) have worried about a the world shrinking, or feeling smaller because we can move around rapidly. I played rift this week because of Steam Sale (€10 for game plus month subscription; about 14USD) One thing I really liked about rift was that the game rewarded me for exploring. I could run right past everything, but if I looked around, I would find little bonuses. In one area, I was in at the base of a a narrow mountain, (Similar to one of the hills in Thousand Needle) and there were rocks to jump from one area to the next, like a platforming game. At the top, there was a chest that gave a small experience bonus, some money, and a couple of items. I really liked this and thought it adds a ton of depth to the game, and gave me reason to actually explore. I think this could be done somewhat easily in Guild Wars 2. What do you guys think?