Guild Wars 2
I purchased this the other day and already have downloaded the client software, all 15 or so gigabytes of it <img src=' http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_e_smile.gi f' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> I have been waiting for this game for some time now and I have watched a few videos and did some reading but I wanted to go into the game fresh so I didn't play in any beta events. So I will be looking forward to Aug. 25 (when the early access starts) to play a little. Just wanted to know if anyone on SSC is going to be playing and if you might have chosen a race and class you might play?
I am thinking about playing a Sylvari Thief. So if anyone is playing we could hook up in-game and have a blast.
So what are your thoughts on GW2 so far?
I pre-purchased before the first beta weekend but lost interest after. I like it better than TERA, SWTOR, Rift, or WoW but didn't get into it. The only MMORPG I played for more than 2-3 week maximum has been Eve Online.
RPG wise I currently play Last Story on the WII but would certainly join you in GW2.
What is really great about GW2 is that there are no subscription fees and quality wise I don't think that the other I stated above are better. Quests were definitely less boring in GW2 but still worse than those of the average non-MMORPG. It is difficult to give the player the impression that there is a story and that he is the main actor if there are thousands of players.
I have no problem paying monthly fee for a game as long as it is well done, its when you pay $60 for the game and then find out you don't want to play it after your 30days. What is hurting the new MMO's is the flood of F2P MMO's, not counting the flooding of the market in MMO's itself. Back when I first started playing MMO's in 2000 there were not many at all and the games had to be good for you to stay and play and they were all monthly fee games. Today there is hundreds of MMO's to pick from and 80% have no fees and use micro-transactions. Only bad thing is that most games have no content/story to speak of and I think that is what caused me to stop playing in about 2005 and I haven't really played a MMO since, well I played GW1 briefly for a few months.
SWTOR does have some good story, but from friends that play the game you go through the content to quickly, that is why their subscriptions have been dropping like a stone. I think GW2 dynamic questing system and group mechanics will impress a lot of people, game is tailored to different player types as well, since you can actually level to 80 without killing a single mob, you can only PvP or you can do a mixture of PvP, PvE, WvW and others to get you to 80. One thing that is drawing me to GW2 personally is that the game will be based on your skill and your character design to be well rounded, no longer will it be a gear fest.
I hope I like the game and a huge plus is that it is F2P after you pay for the game which is great because if you get bored you can always come back a few months later and jump back in. Yeah there will be expansions but if ArenaNet uses the same model they will be about $20 each, so not that bad.
hey darkone me and some of my mates will be playing on the EU server, on the 25 as well and like you we are not playing in the beta.
going to be good in a team all speaking on the mic, also playing DayZ right now but the bugs and hackers are getting to me.
O/ been awile. What server might ssc be playing on?
I don't know the name of any of the servers yet, but I will have to see what is available at launch, are they separating it by continent?
The weekend I played I was in "Samael". EU and US server (multiple instances each) were separated. I remember chosing that server because it wasn't already full. Waiting time was acceptable and certainly not representative for the game after launch since for all prepurchase owners it was more or less the first time to get into the game.
Well it is at least good to know as of right now they don't restrict you, oh btw I believe they are having a beta event today at 3-7pm edt, gonna try to get in and make a character.
not long left now <img src="' http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_e_smile.gi f"' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> did you get into the beta ?
I didn't play in the beta on purpose, but I did play for a few minutes the other day for that stress test. Was actually surprised how well it went, knowing there was a lot of people trying to login and play.