And now? Now we have TL2 on the horizon, a game thats supposed to be at least more comparable to D3. Now I wont say anything about TL2 since I only played a demo of the first on 360. I will say, if they stuck with the cheesy graphics, horrible loot system, and carbon-copy D2 skill system, I wouldnt want to play some Diablo clone. I'd rather play Diablo. BTW...what I mean by horrible loot system, in TL, by half way through the game, I had my endgame gear, and I was invincible. I dont like being invincible. Its not fun to just run around and kill things mindlessly. If thats why you wanna play TL2, then by all means, go back to your GTA style killing, I'll stick with my UberTrist style challenges.
On top of all this? for some reason, you come back to the D3 forums...I gotta wonder why?
Ok, first off, I dont have a lvl 80 GW2 char, never have, prolly never will. The game feeds off of a HUGE need for a community, and if there isnt enough people playing, or nearby, or in the map, group events become the same kind of brick wall that a bad combo elite is in D3. Ever tried doing the Fire Elemental in the Asura starting area with 5 people? Yeah, not possible. My best char is a lvl 37 guardian, and next to him is a 34 ranger. Dont get me wrong, the game is fun, but its way to dependent on the community, and once the game has died off, as it has now, there arent enough people online to do anything fun.
On another note, I may not have a lvl 80 char in two days, but I know many who had a lvl 80 char within the first week, multiple for that matter. Its called crafting, and it lvls you faster than anything else ingame. I have in my guild 6 lvl 80s each with like 200+ craftng in 4-5 craft skills. Real money played a HUGE part in their lvling, since you can buy gems, use gems for currency trade, then buy all the matts you need to craft till lvl 80. Its just as bad, if not WORSE than D3 RMAH.
Those same people complained to no end in guild chat that there wasnt anyone doing any endgame dungeons, that they felt like the game was a wasteland after lvl 30, and it wasnt fun anymore. They were complaining like that from day 1 till day yesterday, when I logged on to spend some influence to expand the guild stash...that cave thingy. They were begging me to take some mats out of the guild stash, and power lvl to do some end game dungeons with them.