Help spread this fucking masterpiece of a thread far and wide.
Great post OP, appreciate it very much as this is exactly what I was looking for. I am entirely new to the guild wars series, and I'll admit I had my doubts about the game when I was briefly introduced to it a few years ago. The fact that I still played wow played a part in that I'm sure.
After doing some research today I am very impressed with what the developers are trying to do with this game. They certainly are trying to break the traditional MMO mold with this one. I would almost describe it as an MMO-ARPG. The 'A' is for action . If they can pull it all off along with no monthly subscription A LOT of companies will have to re-think their business models.
Before I need to ask all you knowledgeable GW2 fans a question: How do factions work? Are there any? Or are all races fighting towards the same goal? I haven't found this info anywhere in my travels today. Thanks!
From a design point of view, ArenaNet has said that you should never be unhappy to see another player, in fact when another player comes along things should be more fun. So having someone from the other faction trying to gank you doesn't really work with that design goal.
Im pretty sure all races are fighting towards the same goal, destroying the Elder Dragons! Arenanet really want people to play together, and not worry about splitting the population into two or more factions. Races don't matter in PvP either. There is WvWvW though, which is a battle of 3 worlds. But I believe you can change world/realm free and at any time.
There's no factions to split the playerbase, there's factions within the races for story/lore purposes though. ANet's entire design goal is to make you want to play with others, to never want you to dread seeing another player. The entire game is built with those things in mind, nothing is built so you're working against the people around you (PvP aside). The game is built around community, co-operation, grouping, and exploration.
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nice information guide. it answered almost all my questions and those i didnt think off yet
I bet it was some workt to geather and make things up.. so thank you.
I was afraid there wouldnt be so much to do and it gets boring fast but from what i red here it stays interesting for a while.
It's a very comprehensive guide and it got the attention of my friend who didn't want to be the game, but this guide brought him around.
The only theory I came up with is that the OP is friends with god. (Check Jon Lajoie )
Very, very, very nice thread, we love you.
Well, honestly until I saw this thread I had convinced myself I would not purchase another MMO game. I may stand corrected. If the game is half as interesting as what you've posted here I may indeed have to purchase it. There are a ridiculous number of features in this game that make me giggle like a child again. For one thing, the WvWvW PvP system sounds an awful lot like DAoC, which was imho the best PvP in the history of the MMO genre. Dying clothes to get that specialized look is awesome. Combining skills with other players to make more powerful skills looks pretty sweet. Even the crafting sounds like it will be interesting and not as much of a grind as other games. After reading through this post I don't think I've been this excited about a game in a looooooong time.
Great post OP really nice collection of info in that.
It will certainly draw the gaze of those intrigued folks who have questions Nice job.
Hope the trolls read it first too Shame you can't put it in super bold red lettering or something and add some epic stats That would bring em in like bees>honey.
I'm going to cry like a little baby when Logan and Rytlock reconcile and have a glorious man-hug
wow that was A LOT of info. Great job!
will be redirecting everyone who has questions to this great thread.
Wow... just wow. Simply the best summary I have ever seen on this site. Close to launch they should link this on the front page.
This might be the most informative GW2 post i have ever seen, and that is quite a feat nice work.
Hey guys! I don't think I've seen a link to this guys page yet but he's made about a dozen informational videos all based around Guild Wars 2. They Are very well done/made with a little bit of humor sprinkled in for fun. He posts a new vid every wednesday so I recommend subscribing, enjoy!
I also have a couple questions for those in the know. It doesn't seem like there would be a need for them to me but will there be mods and/or key binds available in gw2? What about a lfd/lfr type tool? I'm not saying I want these (I don't) I'm just curious. Thanks!
Edit: sorry for the bad link I hope this one works. It's only a link to one of his videos, just enter his YouTube page, it's all there.
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