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Finally – Guild Wars 2 News!

Oh, yeah – finally news on Guild Wars 2!!! There’s an official site, and a lovely trailer. I feel as though I’ve been waiting for this forever.

The beginning is based on the concept art, but then it changes to game CGI – and it is as pretty as I would have hoped for. I loved the bit with the suspended ship-city-things, lovely.

The only thing which disappoints a bit is this paragraph from the FAQs:

How is Guild Wars 2 different from other MMOs?
While
Guild Wars 2 adds a persistent-world experience, it retains the unique characteristics of the original game, including strong narrative, extensive instanced gameplay, anti-grind design philosophy, and strong support for competitive play.

“Extensive instanced gameplay.” Hmmn. I did love the original Guild Wars, although I didn’t play as much as I would have if it had been a proper MMO. Everything was instanced, and I never felt as though I shared a world with anyone. I’m hoping they’re talking about instances, and not everything outside the cities being instanced, as in the original game.

Heros?  Awesome – especially for someone like me who almost exclusively solos when not raiding. Instanced areas? Not great. Non-human races? Fuck yeah!

I am like a little fangirl right now, I’m so excited about this.  :D

7 thoughts on “Finally – Guild Wars 2 News!

  1. My favorite part about WoW was instances, because then I didn’t have to deal with any players outside of the group I was with, and that may ultimately be why I am not the target MMO audience.

    I dislike when random asshats can interfere with my enjoyment of my chosen entertainment products.

    I also hate people who talk during movies.

  2. I like instances in the sense of raids and dungeon crawls. I didn’t like everything in GW being an instance. The cities were a shared environment, but as soon as you walked through a gate, you were alone.

    I’m a strange sort in that I like seeing/knowing that other people are there, but I generally prefer not to interact with them, I like to solo. I do want to feel as though I’m soloing in a real, shared world, if that makes sense.

    I would just prefer not to play with the people yelling about how “gay” everyone else is, or people who find it amusing to name a character Mumscurtains (rather nasty name for female anatomy). Asshats, in a word.

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