It's outdated, yes. But really the game works after all these years and that's what counts. If you're interested in earning GW2 rewards via the Hall of Monuments or just for the lore behind it all, I'd definitely say go spend the $40 and go pick it up and have some fun.
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You don't even enjoy the casual pvp in GW like JQ and FA, Fencers?
I'm not a big GW pvp fan but I enjoyed those two arenas, especially on bonus weekend.
I didn't like GW1 when it came out, but waiting on GW2.
This is from my experience, which is before any expansions, so maybe very outdated:
1 - no 'world'. Everything is instanced, and small. Loading screen between everything, nothing like looking out of stormwind to what's going on outside, there's a door, and when you take it, you get a loading screen.
2 - terrible movement. you click on something, you character starts running around in the most awkward way to get there
3 - can't jump on anything. see that rock over there? there's no 'jump', so you can run all around it, but you'll never get on top of it.
I got GW1 before WoW, and gave up on it. I wanted to get EQ2, but my pc wouldn't run it, so I ended up buying wow.
Again I can't stress enough how wrong the "No jumping? SHIT GAME" argument is... All you ever see people doing in WoW is running around you in pvp jumping and annoying the piss out of you or jumping around a main city. Adds literally nothing to gameplay having it or not.
Another note, You ever play a game called Metal Gear Solid? How about The Legend of Zelda? Gears of War, maybe? None of them had a "click space to jump" either. Were they garbage?
I listed things I don't like.
I haven't played the games you listed, but i played ultima online, which seemed better in terms of being able to naturally walk around [granted that was eons ago, maybe I'm not remembering it right], instead of having a small rock be a road-block. The click-to-jump is absolutely not a required feature in my opinion. But being able to climb on any rock makes the game movement fluid.
I don't think you addressed the 'world' aspect, and last I heard, it had load screens on a lot of things as well. Granted wow is full of load-screens if all you do is lfg/lfr/pvp, but skinning/herbing/archeology let you experience the open world of wow.
Anyway, I wouldn't recommend G1 for those 3 reasons listed in my prior post.
And I hope not to get attacked for listing the things I don't like about the game.
Maybe I should have listed what I liked about game?
1 - it looked nice
2 - hedge men - you can hire them to go with you for a small quest, instead of having to find people to group with
3 - i think it lets you customize armor more than wow, though I have never spent any money on customization, but i know there were inks for dying armor different colors (this is probably still better than wow's trans-morph feature)
As far as the other issues with your GW1 experiences I simply earlier stated why I feel that the game is definitely worth a buy. My own opinion. I play it with several friends and really the load screens don't take anything away from it. All it means that the world is instanced is just that we don't have to see every John Dick and Harry out in the world.
But yes, GW1 is still instanced - GW2 will not be.
Last edited by Mkalafut; 2012-01-18 at 12:53 AM.
Kill me now if GW2 has mandatory PVP rep...
By PvP, does that mean "Player vs. NPCs" or actual PvP? 'cause I haven't tried proper PvP in Guild Wars and I'm positive I'd get my arse kicked.
Edit: Also, 50/50 on 3 characters, whoa! Nice! I'm still unsure if I can get above the usual 30 myself. I've barely started on the HoM, trying to get my Ranger to 20 first.
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Heroes Ascent, kinda a mix of PVP and PVE scenarios until the last match at the end
Jade Quarry is whoever has the most necro bombers or RoJ monks wins,
Fort Aspenwood is just... yeah, hellish. lol
Also if you ever need help or wanna grind out some vanquishes or elite capping let me know. I'm 9 points shy of my 50/50 and a few titles away from GWAMM and I'd be glad to help out and play with new people. Just send me a PM on here if you want my in game name =]
Last edited by Mkalafut; 2012-01-18 at 01:28 AM.
I still play it from time to time. Had to remember the freaking name of my toon to log in and it was quite painfull as when i made my toon is was 7 years younger.
While they havn't made it easy to explore, compared to Rift or WoW, they have some really high quality point of views in the game that makes you look at your screen saying : ''Holy cow this is very nicelooking, and i don't have to reach that point at all, just standing there is awesome''.
^ There you go.
I had to restart twice on my own and then I did it for my sister who quit the game years ago but wanted the HOM for GW2.
Edit: And yes, I did recover the original accounts so I basically have 3 1/2 GW accounts. The games are like $20 now. So yea.
I accept the usual payment of peanut butter cookies with the fudge stripes. Send me a PM, Mif. We can work out a deal.