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Why I hate Guild Wars 2...

Do not get me wrong...I love the game! Guild Wars 2 is in my opinion one of the best massive multiplayer online games nowadays, if not THE BEST. On the other hand, many years ago - a better version of Guild Wars appeared... and that was "Guild Wars 1: Prophecies".

(Original cover for "Guild Wars"
- Later called "GW 1 - Prophecies")
 That was exactly in April 25, 2005 when the first release of Guild Wars appeared in the world of gamers, and most of us was in shock. The game was amazing. The graphics, sounds, the music , animation, the lands to explore, the mobs to kill, the plot and the fighting system - it was all extraordinary. I spent so many hours, so many sleepless nights playing it!

Basically, the game had a "soul" - that special "something" that was almost forcing You to play.
... and those who have played it  - loved it!

Those old days, the graphics and animations in the game seemed to be fantastic. Virtual world that Arena Net created for us - huge, interesting and worth to explore.

There were also two things that made GW1 different from other MMOs on the market - fighting and rewarding system. These two systems combined made the game unforgettable. At least for me. The set of skills that You chose to have on Your skillbar, possibility to mix two different professions and the way, in which skills were used against Your foes, made each fight interesting and clever. Especially with other players.
The game nicely rewarded You for Your efforts, for example by unlocking a skill for finishing a quest. In later version of the GW this possibility was removed.

The player felt the need for finishing a quest, because he/she new from the beginning what he/she gets for finishing it.

(Screenshot from Guild Wars 1)
It is a shame that developers of Guild Wars 2 abandoned those ideas. The game could be even more amazing if they implemented at least some small part of fighting and rewarding system from GW 1 to GW 2.

In Guild Wars 2 it is gone. Now we have fast, action orientated fights and battles where it is not so important what kind of skills You choose to have on Your skillbar. Just deal the damage, just heal Yourself from time to time and evade attacks. I cannot feel any usefully "connections" between my skills , like it was in GW1.  

That is why I hate Guild Wars 2. Arena Net gave us an amazing game, but they took from it many important ideas that made Guild Wars 1 so good. I hate Guild Wars 2 , because it is not what it should be, and could be. It is going too much into World of Warcraft direction and that - in my opinion - is a bad thing.

This post first appeared on Guild Wars 2 Adventure -blog, please read the originial post: here

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Why I hate Guild Wars 2...


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