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I'm so looking forward to playing necromancer in GW2. I'm at 32/50 at HoM right now, so I'm basically ready for GW2. biggrin.gif
Edited by Karlz3r - 1/31/12 at 1:35pm
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I'm so looking forward to playing necromancer in GW2. I'm at 32/50 at HoM right now, so I'm basically ready for GW2. biggrin.gif

DITTO

Although, the new Mesmer looks like a lot of fun too!
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I picked up GW1 to work on my HOM a long time ago but never got around to it. I finally started playing and now I'm working my way through Prophecies. It took me way too long (after running around in the world a lot) to realize I needed to go into cities and click the start mission button. Shield means missions, shield+sword means completed mission. I've got a longgggg way to go.
    
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Extra swords = you completed the bonus objectives, do that on all the missions to earn an achievement for the HoM.
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so i have a question for those of you that are regulars of this thread....

what is going to make GW2 the most amazing MMORPG to ever be released ?

this is an honest question coming from someone who has only played a very tiny amount of GW...not trying to start a war or troll...i honestly would like to know...i know nothing about GW2...i tend to go into a lot of mmo's blind as to not get over hyped or to be overly disappointed when they come out and i play them

so can someone give me a run down of whats changing or why GW2 is going to be such a great game compared to the other 2 dozen mmo's out there...i dont want links i want honest answers from real people in this thread as to what GW2 is doing so different from other mmo's that most people seem to think that GW2 is the second coming of the mmo god's

thanks
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Originally Posted by Karlz3r View Post

I'm so looking forward to playing necromancer in GW2. I'm at 32/50 at HoM right now, so I'm basically ready for GW2. biggrin.gif

only 32? Weak... gotta go for 50/50 and GWAM.
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Well, you already get everything once you have 30/50. I don't see any reason to work on the other 20 points. biggrin.gif
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what is going to make GW2 the most amazing MMORPG to ever be released ?
this is an honest question coming from someone who has only played a very tiny amount of GW...not trying to start a war or troll...i honestly would like to know...i know nothing about GW2...i tend to go into a lot of mmo's blind as to not get over hyped or to be overly disappointed when they come out and i play them

I could probably write an essay about all the little things I think GW2 is going to do right, but I'll narrow it down to one big thing for you. It is going to be different. Almost every mmo I have played (of course there are a few exceptions) has followed exactly the same formula. You talk to all the quest givers with "!", you open your map and run to highlighted areas, kill everything, click the shiny objects, then return to the quest givers. You do this for 100+ hours to get to max level and then you start grinding for gear. You group a tank, a healer, and three DPS. You do 5 mans until you get enough gear to get into raids, then you repeat the whole experience on a larger scale, but only once a week so you keep paying your sub fee longer. You can't play pvp with this gear though, because the game is completed balanced for PVE. Now you need to play pvp over and over to unlock resilience gear, a pvp only stat. Throughout this whole process, the gameplay consists of standing still and pressing tab123tab123. If an expansion comes out, everything you have is useless and all old content is immediately irrelevant. You have to start over. If you want to play with a friend, he better be the same level as you, or its just not fun for either party.

WoW, SWTOR, Rift, Warhammer, LOTRO, etc, ALL copy this same experience and add their spin on it. Tacking on cutscenes, PQ's, or rifts are not enough to make the games feel different. Even the skills are copy and pasted from game to game because all the mechanics (threat, tank/dps/healer) are too:
http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/attachment.php?attachmentid=366244&d=1327039995

Now, all of that stuff I just said? None of it at all applies to GW2. Who said mmo's have to follow that formula? GW2 has no tanks, no healers, no raids, no gear grind, no traditional quests, no forgetting to talk to the flight path guy, no forced grouping, no kill stealing, no stationary combat, no massive hot bars with 60 useless skills, no obsoleting old content, no getting ganked while leveling, and more!

Will GW2 have it's own set of problems? Of course it will. It might not be the savoir of MMO's, but at least it will finally be something NEW. I will actually have to learn to play an MMO again, instead of just blowing through all the "content" in a couple days because nothing has changed from any other mmos. There will be public beta weekends (have to apply and get invited, but we can't apply just yet) running in March and April if you are interested in seeing if you like this game.
    
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Well, you already get everything once you have 30/50. I don't see any reason to work on the other 20 points. biggrin.gif

You dont get all the titles though!
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Only problem is, to get enough material to get all 50 points requires several million platinum. frown.gif
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