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GW2 i almost gave up hope on them releasing the second! Faith renewed! HALLEJUAH! :D now all we need is for silicon knights to pull there thumb out and give news on the new Too Human game!

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WOW is a grind game that you have to play a monthly fee for. I tried the free online trial of it and it was in NO way, shape, or form better than GW1. The fact that GW1 and 2 have no monthly fee alone makes them better than any other mmo out there.
Surely you can't argue that GW is better because it's cheaper :p

Having played both games extensively, I truly think WOW is a better game overall. It has brilliant environments, great story, a shed load of content and it caters to a wide range of players. It's very difficult to play casually though if you want to be competitive in anyway. I played a lot less than many others i knew and it easily sucked up too much of my free time. If i was single, no kids and gave up a few more hobbies i'd probably still be playing.

GW on the other hand is great for people like me. No monthly fee, easy to reach the level cap, good skill based pvp and you can take an npc party so you don't necessarily need a guild. After playing WOW though, i found the setting and story very lacking, and without story i found it quite hard to care about my character.

Really looking forward to trying out GW2 as it looks like it will address the majority of my concerns (jump key ticked off). Some people are calling it 'like Dragonage online', and if that was the case i'd be a very happy man.


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Surely you can't argue that GW is better because it's cheaper :p

Having played both games extensively, I truly think WOW is a better game overall. It has brilliant environments, great story, a shed load of content and it caters to a wide range of players. It's very difficult to play casually though if you want to be competitive in anyway. I played a lot less than many others i knew and it easily sucked up too much of my free time. If i was single, no kids and gave up a few more hobbies i'd probably still be playing.

GW on the other hand is great for people like me. No monthly fee, easy to reach the level cap, good skill based pvp and you can take an npc party so you don't necessarily need a guild. After playing WOW though, i found the setting and story very lacking, and without story i found it quite hard to care about my character.

Really looking forward to trying out GW2 as it looks like it will address the majority of my concerns (jump key ticked off). Some people are calling it 'like Dragonage online', and if that was the case i'd be a very happy man.
I wouldn't say they're easily comparable.
Sure, they both get played online. Sure, they're both set in a time with swords n' shit.

Other than that? Completely different games. WoW was made for the all-encompassing fantasy lore that the Warcraft universe already had. GW, meanwhile, was written completely from scratch and even for that, had an amazing backstory.

Gameplay in both is good, but where things really differ to me are the communities. GW's community always seemed much better than WoWs, and in an online game, that's what you really need.

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Gameplay in both is good, but where things really differ to me are the communities. GW's community always seemed much better than WoWs, and in an online game, that's what you really need.
I agree, but that's not the games fault - it's who you know that determines your impressions of the community.

Don't get me wrong, i think GW is a great game, i just think WOW is more finely tuned and has better enviroments. The WOW locations and characters really draw you into the story, wheras other games just didn't grab my attention in that way.

GW managed to every other paid MMO for me, in almost all areas. For no subscription that is a massive accomplishment.


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Don't get me wrong, I can understand why people like WoW, it just wasn't for me. I also have a pathological hatred of monthly fees for a game. To me you should either buy the game and be able to play it or the game should be a free dload or free disc to pick up and then you pay to play it. Even that though wouldn't impress me as you end up paying a fortune to play a game when there are free to play games just as good or close to available out there.

With this vids though Arena.net has shown that they are really stepping up the game in a big way. The massive dragon attack with 60+ players all fighting it together without having to party up beforehand was impressive as hell. The thing that finally made me quit playing GW1 and most other online games was the stupid need to sit there in town and request a party for an hour just so you could get the two healers you needed to even have a chance at beating the mission. And while GW1 had the henchmen npc's they were in no way up to scratch as they would heal you the second you took 1 pt of damage and waste their mana right off the bat. The addition to every race/class of being able to res and heal both others and themselves is freakin HUGE in my mind.

I also like the switch from where the instances are in the game. Going from the gameworld being an instance to making the towns the instances makes certain that there will always be others in the game world with you so that when a new event does occur. Words fail me right now as to how much I am looking forward to this game.

one thing I want is the ability to split my fire everywhere, it makes no sense that a squad of 10 guard or marines or whatever all have to fire at 1 target with everything, is the guy with the lascannon not smart enough to realize maybe he would be better off firing at the massive tank looming overhead instead of the little man no bigger than a squat running at him, or is that far too complex for the 10yr olds?

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i have all of the previous Guild Wars games and have remained relatively positive about everything and yeah, from the looks of it, Guild Wars 2 won't disappoint either
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A new class, the Gaurdian, has been revealed. Info and videos in action are here:

http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-gam...ions/guardian/

one thing I want is the ability to split my fire everywhere, it makes no sense that a squad of 10 guard or marines or whatever all have to fire at 1 target with everything, is the guy with the lascannon not smart enough to realize maybe he would be better off firing at the massive tank looming overhead instead of the little man no bigger than a squat running at him, or is that far too complex for the 10yr olds?

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It's very difficult to play casually though if you want to be competitive in anyway.
This had me LOLing long time.

Played WoW since launch.The ONLY time it was in any way not casual-friendly was in vanilla.

You know,where raids were 40 ppl strong and it took a much, much greater deal of coordination and braincells to do any kind of meaningful endgame content.When PvP was way better than today thanks to the ranking system and the awesomeness that was old school Alterac Valley.Nowadays people do the Wrathgate event or the Battle for Undercity or some flashy quest chain and label it "epic".

No.Epic was what the opening of AQ (the server-wide war effort,the challenging quest lines for the Scepter and the opening event itself).NOTHING since has ever ever come close,or ever will.

Since then,Blizzard has lowered the standard each expansion to cater to casuals (more subs = more money),and they only just recently attempted to raise it back again in Cata,where the learning curve of the new dungeons and raids skyrocketed.Which may put off many of the casuals who zerged their way through weekly ICC farming runs.
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A new class, the Gaurdian, has been revealed. Info and videos in action are here:

http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-gam...ions/guardian/
Could they not have settled with Paladin?

Class info looks nice, stuck between elementalist and ranger for the moment.


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