I’ve been pretty adamant about GuildWars2 as I wasn’t a huge fan of its predecessor, GuildWars. I can recall the PVP being extremely popular at the time at my local LAN center and realizing, people aren’t playing GuildWars for the dungeon gameplay, they are playing for the PVP.
Realizing that, and looking at what ArenaNet is offering with its next blockbuster title, you cant be nothing short of intrigued at the sheer genious of it all.
With other MMO’s such as World of Warcraft, PVP is becoming increasingly dull and is only going to get worse(sadly) when hitpoint value increases, so should the damage/healing of classes follow. I’ve logged a fair amount of hours testing out Mists of Pandaria BG’s and duels and the sheer amount of damage some classes are capable of doing is absurd.
Now first logging into GuildWars 2, I wanted to check out the newly available race for testing, Asura. I choose the “Engineering” profession and began customizing my character.
Once you finish the cosmetic stuff, you begin creating your back-story(which ultimately effects everything you do once chosen). Some of the questions asked for the Asura race were hilarious and quite enjoyable to read.
After watching my personal cinematic, I started to explore the starting area(which was amazingly beautiful on my outdated computer).
If you weren’t aware, the development team made it clear they wanted to allow anyone to play GW2 by designing and testing it with 10 yr.old hardware. I was skeptical of this and figured it was just something to boost media coverage but man did they deliver!
Now this is something I’ve been wanting in a MMO since Everquest 2. Tons of voice-acting!
This has been bugging me since Warcraft’s inception, is that it lacks immersion. While majority of the players know most of the common lore, there is zero voice acting outside of the main story characters.
This is something I’ve rather enjoyed so far in GuildWars 2 is the simple fact that I can walk around in a building and each NPC greets me differently with a different person doing the voice acting. Basic but effective way of keeping players immersed in their game.
Hope you enjoyed our day one impressions of GuildWars 2. We plan on doing at least 2 additional parts to this series(one of each day allowed for testing) so check back for more GuildWars 2 coverage here at End Game Tactics!