I been playing MMO's for 15 years. The Realm being my first, Everquest my 2nd and so fourth.
GW2 is pretty bad. It's like they had a vision (respectable) and completely missed. Am I saying Diablo 3 is the golden game? No... I'm just mentioning this because GW2 just launched.
This is a big deal for certain folk. The gaming industry has been flopping one after the other consistently. What is going on?
I'm going to be completely honest. WoW: MoP will dominate GW2... Am I a WoW fanboy? No... I used to be a WoW player. But if Guild Wars 2 and Secret World, possibly Tera are WoW's competitors and they were legitimate attempts at being cool new MMO's, then this gaming industry is going downhill.
The only people who will understand what I'm talking about are old-school gamers. Players who played through EQ, DAoC, Shadowbane, UO... Whatever... We have all this new technology and it seems to be diminishing gameplay and only enhancing graphics.
I'm literally logged into GW2 playing "WvW".... I'm starring at a Keep door being attackrd by the enemy, I have no ****ing clue what's going on. I'm shooting spells through a wall, while they attack me and I run back and heal. Like... What is this? And all of a sudden I'm level 80... I was level 4, but now I'm level 80... This might be worse than Secret World. Not gonna lie.... Secret World had THE WORST item system in an MMO EVER! But then I played GW2... WHOOPS... GW2 takes that trophy now. They literally hand mold every character the same and no one see's it. It's so easy to see the design. Find dagger X, same stats... Find Staff X, same stats... Do I disassemble it to craft? OR do I vendor for money? I don't care which choice because crafting is a joke and there is nothing to buy with money, derpaderp ring rong BINGOOOOOO.
I think I'll stick to Diablo 3. Play it hardcore mode, then when MoP comes out, play both D3 and WoW. Seems Blizzard has the only clue how to make a game. And NO, D3 isn't perfect, obviously a new team made it, I'm praising Blizzard as a whole. I have faith they will eventually make D3 the ultimate action RPG. 1.04 is already insanely fun.