Gamasutra - While the MMO genre has been set in its post-World of Warcraft ways since Blizzard released its market-leading online game 2004, ArenaNet is trying to go its own way with Guild Wars 2.
Arena Net is putting a lot of effort into this mmo.
True. If nothing else is to be said of Guild Wars 2, the one thing people can't deny is that ArenaNet tried their hearts out with this game. It's been six years, and I'm still excited.
YES! Guild Wars 2 is the answer to a lot of questions MMO related or not! GW2 also has shown to cure cancer in lab mice!
With the amount of hype this is getting, Arena Net are going to be kicking themselves for going with the f2p formula. No game has came even remotely close to generating as much hype for this game since WoW's release and honestly, the hype reminds me of what WoW was like leading up to it's release.
Half the hype was precisely because of it's B2p (not f2p) nature, the rest being their sheer genius .
Not only has it generated the hype, but it has delivered FAR above it IN ITS BETA FORM! But to answer your question, you bet your f***ing ass it is.
Im not sold on it yet. Nothing new here.
Unless you can point out to any mmo with dynamic questing and actual lasting effect on it's world , not just the empty priomises of those , yes there is something new here .
Did you PLAY the beta? Seriously, EVERYTHING is new. Comparing this to WOW is like day and night, both visually and as far as gameplay goes.
looks awesome, I just hope they dont compare it to wow so much. You dont have to be as good as wow to be a good mmo.
Honestly? Most of us think it's waaaay better than WOW ever was. The lack of "kill 10 rats"-type quests Ad Nauseum is a great change on it's own, add the gorgeous world and awesome combat and it makes even BC WOW look like a relic of several gens past.
well i havent played it yet sadly, but if its that much better than wow ill be hooked for years.
It's crazy that I'm hyped for an MMO, considering I despise playing most of them. But it seems ArenaNet got it right with this one.
I've made up my mind. Even if there isn't any Australian local servers I'll still be getting this game.
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