The last and final beta weekend for GuildWars 2 has finally concluded and with that, our conclusions of what the future holds for ArenaNets next installment.
There are some things that Guild Wars does right. In the 10 years of playing MMORPG’s since I was 11, this is the first MMO, aside from World of Warcraft, that has me actually itching for more. In this article, we’re going to explain why Guild Wars 2(set to release on August 28th) is worth paying for.
They have strayed away from the traditional questing and instead, have went to a dynamic design. This allows others to work on the same quest without the hassle of competing for spawn points, which in some games, can be quite aggrivating.
Professions, or classes, aren’t tied to one style of gameplay. With each different weapon you can equip, you receive a new set of skills which you must level. This always gives players something diffrent to enjoy but really allows those who like to min/max, really use each weapon and set of skills tied to that weapon
They designed this engine for those with outdated rigs. This was something I touched in the earlier article and I have to say, is a stroke of genius that majority of company’s, wont risk to do.
Player housing is something I wish Blizzard would of implemented as it would allow players to really enjoy a different aspect of the game, but it appears this is something they are afraid of doing. Sony Online Entertainment’s Everquest II has some of the best player housing when it comes to what you can do with customization but also incorporating it with already incorporated tradeskills.
Guild Wars 2 takes it to a whole new level, giving players their own neighborhood with NPC’s effected by what story line decisions you make, but also what you zones you complete. I can’t confirm if they will allow any customization such as furniture or such but it would amazing if they did!
Player-vs-Player has been nothing short of amazing. WvwvW(World-vs-World-vs-World) lasts for a week and gives buff covering each aspect of the game, encouraging players to really take part into the pvp.
Overall, this game only requires an initial fee spanning from 60 USD to 90 USD. With this many great features and no monthly fee, this game has bright future regardless if you want to play it for a few hours or eight. It cares to all.
We have not decided if we are going to cover Guild Wars 2 but there is a 95% chance we will as we like to cover games we play.
We give this game a: 8.5 out of 10 stars
The only issue we have with it is beta performance but that’s to be expected considering it isn’t out yet.
We hope you enjoyed reading this article and would like to hear your thoughts on this upcoming MMO!