@Solcor: Not that I don't believe you, but where/what is the source/quote/article/other?
Longbow was good actually, very balanced in damage too, also i found out that you could just swap pet in combat and it would ress the 2nd pet you had.
And also, after i got a Boar, it got a lot better than when i had the tiger, but the pet AI was really bad at times, and other times it was perfect.
Speaking for myself, i did not notice my pets damage because it just kept dying the moment it went anywhere near an enemy.
I think the one advantage GW2 has over other MMO's will be that it's neither free to play nor sub based. This is a smart solution to keeping idiot F2P players out, as well as keeping it cheap enough that people don't feel like they're wasting money every month.
Awesome thread, thanks for posting it!
Some of the complaints that I've read are puzzling to me. I've read on several sites that they think the difficulty is too high. And I also have seen complaints about the combat. People just need to adjust to the game mechanics.
About combat, lag makes a huge difference. When it was laggy the combat was frustrating. But with no lag I found it a lot of fun.
I'm surprised MMO champ didn't even mention Guild Wars 2 on their homepage. You'd think the BWE would be at least foot note worthy.
Guess only WoW matters.
The most powerful skill in the game is walking in a circle. It utterly devastates mobs. There was an elite centaur event in Kessex where the town was being attacked or some other. Duo'd it with my sister [level 9] @ level 15. The event was a group quest and mobs were in the 20. In the same zone, in the lake was a group DE for the blood queen mob- just circle strafe.
Personal story was also a breeze. I found the balance to be just right for the most part and always quite obvious how you are suppose to handle the area. Such as the bandit lieutenant DE chain or the centaur raid @ the garrison in Snowden.
I would say the nature of combat probably accounted for a lot of these "too hard" complaints I seen pop up. Lag too, of course. Although the game ran beautifully for me without technical issue.
Too hard? Come on now. This ain't Battletoads. -_-
I died a lot of times. But I can accept it was because of the lag I had. Can't really tell, would need to be able to play without lag to see if it's that or my need to get better.
I hope you haven't forgotten my role in this little story. I'm the leading man. You know what they say about the leading man? He never dies.
If you give in to your impulses in this world, the price is that it changes your personality in the real world. The player and character are one and the same.