GZ's Mike Splechta writes, "From my initial time with the GW2 beta this weekend, I could give you a list of things that this MMO does right. I could talk about the extensive skill system which is tied to the weapon you're currently wielding. I could tell you about the branching storylines that you yourself get to decide on when creating a character. I could also tell you about the public events which take the place of quests in GW2 and encourage players to help each other out, more so than in any other MMO to date. I could talk about all of that, but for now, I'm going to talk about my personal addiction in Guild Wars 2 — map exploration."