Like most MMO gamers I've been restlessly searching for the next good MMO. Tried RIFT and like it but not enough. Tried SWTOR, which I still play because I want so badly to like it but it's not very compelling and not very MMOish (and omg could the auction house suck any more than it does? no!). So I was reading some reviews and there were kind words about Guild Wars 2. I didn't play the original. I think because it was just PC platform. The GW2 is also just a PC game, but I have a PC now too for SWTOR so .. I thought I'd check it out. I watched a pretty interesting video on game play in the beta. The guy made a very informative video, which in itself is unusual. Here, check it out. I really like the RIFT-like public pickup encounters, which he calls dynamic encounters. I think the regional temporary re-leveling is a cool idea. I like the notion of quests that morph based on the context of current play. It just sounds like a bunch of NEW and INTERESTING game mechanics. OMG, that's what we're all looking for. So I ponied up for the game. Weirdly there is no subscription. You buy the game and play. I assume there will be some DLC that you pay for or some other means of paying for further development and expansion of the game.
Since I hate entries with no images, I leave you with shots of my four Diablo3 toons. Click to enlarge.
|Sylvanas, demon hunter, 46|
|Kahn, barbarian, 45|
|Tomoe, monk, 45|
|Musashi, wizard, 43|