On-topic: It's hard to maintain an extremely high level of enthusiasm for such a long time, regardless of what it's for. We need a Mesmer or WvWvW announcement to get us back in the mood of course.
I think a lot of it depends on where Guild Wars 2 fits in your gaming life.
For example, I am an extremely jaded gamer, and therefore have very few new games that I like (so far only games I like this year are Portal 2 and Terraria). As such, I also watch very few games closely since most of them get a "meh" or "bleh" reaction from me, and often those that would likely interest me due to history fall short due to something I dislike (Heroes 6, for example, despite my love for 2 and 3). Because I watch very few games, this makes getting games on my watchlist extremely hard, yet makes competition ON that watchlist surprisingly light.
With that in mind, Guild Wars 2 managed to grab top spot on my watchlist, and KEEP that spot, despite all of my annoyances with much of the popular competition in the genre. Also, because I haven't bought any (major) games since Portal 2, I currently have PLENTY of room for a game to play!
There's a lot of factors as to why a person does or doesn't get tired of waiting for a game, but I feel the biggest factor is competition. If there are a lot of games that a person already is playing, already plans to play, or is watching, any of these things can crowd out any single game that the person is watching. For example, in addition to GW2, I'm waiting for Skyward Sword and Last Guardian. Skyward Sword will likely grab my attention near the end of the year, but information gathering has essentially hit a peak. Last Guardian, on the other hand, has its information come in waves, and therefore lots of lulls in information. Thus, hunting for information for this one doesn't amount to much. In the end, it's extremely easy for me to focus all my attention on Guild Wars 2, since I have few games I'm playing, one game that I've hit saturation with, and another game that has bursts of information with long downtimes.
Plus, Guild Wars 2 is unique in that it is trying to redefine its genre in some big ways, so it's held my attention easily.
I am already tired of waiting after being excited about it for 3 days when i found out that it wouldn't be released before Q2 2012 xD Just waiting for it, not really keeping uptodate (only through forums)
I'm still excited about the game but in past experience I now know not to put all your eggs in one basket and just be so excited about one game. I have so many games right now that will tithe me over until it comes out so there's no need to get tired of the wait.
I have forced myself to zimmer down about it. I'd hate to login my very first time and find myself going.."Hey..this is NOT as good as I had expected it to be...*sadface of 2012*".
I am currently preparing my computer though, I'm NOT going to be behind in setup. Too bad you never know what works best with it until it's out though, but I'm saving money so that should there be problems with graphics or processor requirements, I can just find out what I need for it to run perfectly and go for it.
I sure hope it will be better production quality than Rift...even on the best possible comps, Rift will have issues it seems. I tried Rift and from one time to another it could work in different ways. Kinda like The Sims 3.
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And btw..is it just me, or have the news kinda stopped coming?....
Yes, things have certainly gotten quiet but as Blznmri has pointed out the big gaming shows are done and it means things will slow to a trickle but on a more positive note it also means they can now concentrate on getting things finished! No I don't wear rose colored glasses, they're blood red!
Why people want Classic back; In Classic, you'd be considered a winner and a "hardcore" simply by reaching max level, having a few pieces epic gear and being able to stand the horrible logistics demands.
Today, you need actual gameplay skills to get somewhere worth mentioning. So much class theorycrafting, awareness of both your class mechanics as well as those of other players/hardest tuned bosses aimed at only 1% downing them whilst they're current.
still waiting, since the day i heard of it =)
The hype has definatley gone down a bit lately due to lack of new info, but to be honest I find that a good thing. I don't want to know everything about the game before my initial playtrough, I've done that with other games and it's a really big contrast to the experience of exploring the unknown. Besides, it's less than 2 weeks until Skyrim releases, pretty sure that will ease my waiting anxiety for some time.