View Poll Results: Which version is your favourite?

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  • Demo 1

    1 4.35%
  • Demo 2

    0 0%
  • Demo 3

    0 0%
  • Demo 4

    0 0%
  • Demo 5

    0 0%
  • Closed Beta

    2 8.70%
  • Beta Weekend

    1 4.35%
  • Launch

    9 39.13%
  • First half of Living Story 1

    1 4.35%
  • Second half of Living Story 1

    2 8.70%
  • Living Story 2

    2 8.70%
  • Heart of Thorns

    5 21.74%
  1. #1

    Which version is your favourite?

    It's been 9 years since GW2 has been announced and nearly 4 since it launched. The game has changed and is still changing since the announcement to present day. Which version did you like the most?

    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Demo

    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Beta#Pre-release

    I'm not counting pre-demo (alpha?) because I doubt there is anybody that has played it here.

    EDIT: I don't want to make another thread for the "which is your least favourite" so please post a comment if you have the time!
    Last edited by Roudene; 2016-07-29 at 08:56 AM.

  2. #2
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    Bought it before it was launched never played it, my excuse was I was in hospital a lot during that time.

  3. #3
    I thought the launch of the game as a pretty fun despite the usual bugs and oddities of an MMO launch.

  4. #4
    This is a bit of a difficult question. I like the game as it is right now with the new stuff that was added (gliding, etc) but I prefer launch from the point of view that there was a lot more content at launch compared to what they are releasing at the moment. For someone starting now they would have the best of both worlds.

  5. #5
    Launch. Launch was amazing. So many players, the smell of a new game. Everything was great.

  6. #6
    Yogscast coverage of the closed beta was when I was most excited about the game.

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    I guess for mechanics and stuff I'd say Heart of Thorns, although it has lost the vibrant feel it had at launch, its a bit limp/flat right now when I log in.

    But I really couldn't vote for launch given how crippled certain specs were. Despite some flaws they have worked to make the game better, address imbalance and flesh out classes - albeit at a questionable rate.

  8. #8
    I suppose I had the most fun some time during living world season 1, my guild was the most alive back then with lots of groups for wvw, dungeons etc.

    However, the game as such is much better now. Lots of QoL improvements, more choice on how you want to play and all classes being viable in every game mode (which they most definitely were not back in the day). Sure it was fun stacking elementalists with FGS and rolling through any dungeon, but it was broken as hell. Rewards are also much better now than they were at launch, where the whole concept of a few blues and greens for an hour's work was a real thing.

    If my guild was as active now as it was a few years ago AND we could get back the WvW population from those days I don't doubt that I'd enjoy GW2 in its current state the most.

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    I liked the beta quite a lot despite the interface looking... egh, i must admit there have been tons of QoL that have made the game way better.
    Cod has a new campaign, new weapons, new multiplayer levels every year. Zelda has been recycling the same weapons, villains, and dungeons since the 80's. Zelda recycles enough to make cod blush. The same weapons, villains, dungeons, and princess in every single Zelda for the most part. It's almost as cheesy as bowser vs Mario round 35

  10. #10
    Kinda difficult to answer, really. I suppose "pre-HoT" would be my kneejerk answer.

    I was in closed beta, and that experience alone was enough to convince a group of my old wow friends (which included a few RL friends) to give the game a go. Took a while because the last time any of us convinced the group to try another MMO, it was SWTOR...

    Have to say I liked the game when exotics were the BiS gear; this made the gearing process super fast and simple. Quit the game for a good 6 months after ascended gear was introduced...I was so pissed off about that.

    Later I would log back in and over time I crafted entire set of ascended gear for my elementalist. Took several months, and I suppose that's what they were going for originally with exotics. /shrug

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