This isnt a "will GW2 have endgame?" thread. No this is educating people about how much endgame Guildwars 2 has to offer. Because so often I see people commenting that well Guildwars 2 doesnt have the same amount of endgame as other MMO's particully World of Warcraft. Im here to put this into a more defined perspective.
[Edit] This isnt a WoW vs GW2 thread trust me I played and Loved WoW for 6 yrs. Its just most MMO's are very simular too WoW and WoW is the most reconizable and understandable for the masses.
WoW's Gear Grind vs GW2 Titles & Priestige Items this is a small insignificant portion of my argument but ill briefly touch on the subject, There both fun...There I said my piece on that LoL.
But The real argument isnt about what system offers better rewards its about actual play time. Ill break the 2 games down into how much endgame content your allowed to do.
World of Warcraft Raids:
Number of Raids = Average 1 - 2 (at anyone time most players only run the most current raid tier to obtain more powerful gear)
Number of Difficulties = 3 (Normal / Hardcore/ Looking For Raid)
Number of times a raid can be completed = Once per week (when a raid is completed or a boss dies the raid / boss becomes locked out until the raid resets)
So WoW Players are getting Limited Endgame experience because of raid lockouts / item level gear tread milling.
Guildwars 2 Dungeons:
Number of Dungeons = 8 (3 max level and 5 lower level but none of that matters because the downscale system makes all the dungeons challenging and worthy of your time and skill, not to meantion since theres no gear grind system you run dungeons for cool esthetic skins / priestige / titles, which each dungeons have thier own unique rewards)
Number of Difficulties = 2 Story normal mode / explorable hard mode
Number of times a dungeon can be completed = AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT opps I typed that in caps LoL ( there are no raid lock outs)
So Guildwars 2 Players get 8 dungeons with unlimited playtime.
Conclusion WoW's gear grind / raid lockouts only give the illusion that theres alot to do at endgame. Where as Guildwars 2 none gear grind / no raid lockout system isnt an illusion it actually does provide alot of endless PvE endgame.
Both games are fun but one game truly offers more endgame and thats Guildwars 2....