its a good filler. As in, if it were not free I certainly would not pay for it. I treat it like LOTRO. When I get bored with better games I will come play this now instead of LOTRO. It certainly is pretty but so were many Korean MMOs I have been through. The difference is that I don't have to pay a monthly fee.
I don't think its going to be some mystical meeting place in cyberspace. Come back in six months and lets see how well the game holds up post Christmas holiday season. People were talking just like you were about SWTOR and look where it went, which many as well predicted. Don't get me wrong, this game is good, but its not a great one.
2012-03-05 : The day SWTOR jumped the shark
Mages are basically "warlocks for girls" - Kerrath
I've seen the following thing said quite a bit on these fora:
"I'll play GW2 on the sides, when I'm not raiding"
I guess you'll be spending way more time in GW2 then, making wow your 'side-game' and practically making GW2 your main mmo.
GW2 is in the cathegory ... I have spare time, let's play something. Same as LoL or Dota2 for that matter. WoW is in the category I have to sacrifice 2-3 nights a week to play this game. It's good to have options.
What's the worst that can happen to you ...
It kinda is my tie-over/in between stuff mmo and I don't regret it. Right now it ties me over up until MoP and it will become more of a side thing (or less, depending on MoP's entertainment value of course)
I don't mind, I'm glad it's a game I enjoy playing so much right now.
Taranee - lvl 90 Blood Elf Warlock - EU Dragonblight
I think it's got that EXACT feel.
No Sub-Fee, so much to do ... For me it's just the MMO I have been looking for as a "Downtime" MMO. When I'm feeling burnt out from WoW, and I want a change of pace, I could easily see myself playing GW2 over the weekend instead of WoW and just chilling out, running a few dungeons, getting into a bunch of Dynamic events ETC.
It's quite a brilliantly done Casual game. You can just walk around aimlessly and have fun, it feels like that's what they were going for with GW2 and for me it has succeeded at that!
There are 10 kinds of people. Those who understand binary and those who dont.
If what you say proves to be true for most players, the outcome might be very interesting, considering that wow's casual community consists of more than 90% of its player-base. Final Fantasy XI comes to mind, which had a minuscule player-base, due to the fact that it had an (almost) non-existent 'casual' one. I wonder...
I'm talking to my gaming real life friends more everyday now, I'm hoping to meet more...
Nah, GW2 = Rift without the endgame. Bored after 5 days. Will i log in to look at the pwetty sights.... Nah.
I think the appeal of this game will drop MASSIVELY when the population of low-level zones subsides a bit and people will stop being able to finish half of the DEs due to lack of players. Until then, yes, the game's pretty good.
The night is dark and full of terrors...
So, as the OP asks - "do you think it will be the hangout game?" and yes, I think it will be. You don't pay a monthly sub, so why on earth would it not be?
I've also have been subbed to Rift since launch and I will be buying Storm Legion soon as well. I don't think people who tried Rift v1.0 realize just how far, and how much content has been added in 1.5 years to the game. Definately the only mmo worth subbing to at the moment - imho.
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i plan on buying it around febuary if it sounds like anyone is still playing. Hoping it will be an mmo with good graphics that i can just dick around in while running my auctions on wow. Cant imagine il be chatting much in it though, only one of my friends has bought it so far.
it`s a good game.
WoW offers competitive pve and pvp content at much higher quality and quantity