WoW only has 10 million subscribers it must be dying! WoW sucks!
I'm sorry no, clearly you didn't see Chuck Norris allowed 10 million to survive his Purge.
The reason i can't be exited for GW2? the fact that we were shown a couple of things from the game, then we're left waiting for years, still with no date for a release. As far as there's no announcement regarding that, its still a prject, not a game.
When things get sorted and the game gets released, then yeah, it'll rekindle the enthusiasm for it. until then, "absent from sight, absent from mind."
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I asked a wow & swtor playing friend of mine today if he'll be playing GW2. He said "No, I wasn't really impressed with GW1, so I'm going to pass."
Seems uninformed people are comparing GW2 to GW1, hence the lack of optimism... so wrong. I can't wait for GW2!
I hate it when people make the correlation that GW2 will be exactly like GW1, without ever looking up what will be in it. I admit, the first time I heard about GW2 i first thought it would be like GW1, but even I wasn't callous enough to say it will be EXACTLY verbatim GW1 style with no improvement.
Comparing GW1 to GW2 is like comparing WCII to WCIII, they are completely different games in play value and style, if you cannot understand the difference between an old generation game and a modern generation one, don't comment or complain at all.
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The trinity system isn't any worse or "better" than other systems for class design. There have been plenty of MMOs without a trinity system. Some players enjoy it, some don't. Not too hard to grasp really.
"Better" is a loaded term. There isn't anything feature-wise in GW2 which is better than Warcraft... and the reverse is true as well. There are features which are different between the two games.
That's the thing. We don't have to position Guild Wars in opposition to other games. GW2 is valid enough of a design concept to stand on it's own. And most likely will stand on it's own strengths as a well made game come release.
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In my eyes it's combination of Diablo 2, WoW and some of LoL. Therefore it's not easy to judge the game just from seeing it's play. However I can say that graphics and game world in general is not poor, but it's quite unappealing.
At the moment the game simply lacks potential to make you say "this is it" and get on board.
Yeah, they should have went with another name imho. The assumption that GW2 will be like GW1 is understandable, but yet very wrong. And the game has nothing do to with the guild wars neither. But changing a brand name is always a risky choice I guess.
MMORPGs aren't really mutually exclusive, any more than beds are. You can get two, but one of them is going to end up superfluous.
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I understand your excitement! To people who don't understand how the game will work without the holy trinity, have you ever read a fantasy book about a group of adventurers? It will work like that... there is no tank in a "real" fight, there might be someone a bit more stoic who does his best to keep enemies off his weaker allies, but you can't just expect the dragon to ignore the weaker allies tossing lightning bolts at it and you can't just expect to stand their taking hits from a dragon no matter how much endurance you have. The combat of GW2 will be of strategy. No one will be expected to or be able to just stand there and take all the hits. You will have to control the mobs and dodge their attacks. I'm looking forward to this more than you could know.
Your opinion =/= fact mistress. That is where your ignorance lies.There is no ignorance here lady, and it doesn't matter where this was posted, all games get dull and boring after XXXX time it's fact.
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There's too much WoW hate in the WoW Forum and the GW2 Sub-Forum.
I don't get it. If someone likes it, who cares? Not your problem to begin with. I like both WoW and GW2 (in theory right now since it's not out yet) and people tend to go "omg one of those people" on here.
Cut the crap, and enjoy life. Stop bringing others down with your prejudice assumptions.
MMORPG players are the only video game players that I'm aware of that actively play a game they hate playing.
I *really* like the 'pay once' model of Guildwars & Diablo... but I didn't end up liking Guild Wars 1, and I don't expect the game to be fundamentally changed to suddenly make me love Guild Wars 2.
I'm not gonna bash GW2 though, I hope its a huge success and adds some innovation and competition in this fairly stagnant MMO market. I also hope that the GW1 fans find some great fun in GW2, but personally I have no plans on ever playing GW2 (unless provided the opportunity to check it out for free).
Some people like the traditional aspects of games like WoW and SWTOR. There's really nothing wrong with that either. If you really look at GW2 then you'd see that almost every feature in it is taken from traditional RPGs. However, the approach is different, and this is what makes GW2 "unique" in its' own right. So really, you're playing a traditional RPG, that's taking tradition and giving it a HUGE makeover. There are some cool features in GW2 that're completely innovative though, but are few and far between.
See, the trick is to take multiple RPG features, and change them into something so improved, so polished, and so synergetic that you can't tell they've already been used in other games. ANet does a VERY good job at this.
The ignorance, willful at that, in this thread is pretty nauseating tbqh. I can understand looking into something first to find out details and THEN saying you aren't interested, but from some of these posts you can tell some of them haven't even seen a screenshot and are turning it down. It's craziness!