I have been following this game for a little while, maybe around a year or so? I originally tried to play the first guild wars, and never could get into it. I believe maybe the instanced area's and not an open world is what turned me off, and I was hooked onto WoW for a little while....
I haven't played WoW for sometime now, I got tired of the raid design for that game, I couldn't dedicate the amount of time to get geared to even try to raid, I felt I was a good player but never really got the chance to play because of the requirements of raids and gear.
Now that I have explained that my main point of this thread is should I have high expectations for this game? Everything I have read about the game and the new concepts arenanet is implementing seems very cool.
Honestly I haven't been this excited about a game since Diablo 3 and that ended up being a letdown IMHO. But I also am kind of worried about being let down by guild wars 2. I haven't played any betas just watched a couple of videos here and there, and done some research.
I have pre-purchased the game already but I am kind of wondering if I should not get myself to stoked for this game? Maybe those of you who have played in some of the betas have some good insight on the game, and maybe if you were a bit skeptical about it.
Also, keep in my my MMO experience comes from EQ1 and WoW, so that's all I really know. Thanks for reading my post.