Guild Wars 2 – One Week Summary

Last Updated on Sunday, 2 September 2012 05:15 Written by HalonaZAT Sunday, 2 September 2012 12:00

Guild Wars 2 is the long anticpated MMO sequel which is bigger and better than its progenitor in almost every way… and that’s official!

Arenanet's MMO Sequel: Guild Wars 2

Arenanet's MMO Sequel: Guild Wars 2

It’s been released for almost a week now, assuming you had access during the early-access period. Either way, this weekend gave many the chance to try the game out at length and the reactions are exceedingly positive. The game is described by a broad selection of good adjectives – it’s beautiful, inventive, expansive, absorbing and delightful.

The best advice so far seems to be “relax, forget about trying to acheive anything in game and just follow your nose.” Walk up a hill, you will be rewarded. Join in on an ‘event’ that you happen upon, you will be rewarded. Gather some plants you see on the way, you will be rewarded. It seems the game has understood that no matter what you do, being rewarded makes doing it okay. So there’s no need to grind on mobs or compete in an orienteering-styled quest-completion race. Just do anything you feel like doing and let yourself be led by your curiosity.

The game has a lot of hidden pleasures and it’s clearly a game made by a team in love with their work, by people that have spent great care to give every player joy when they embark on an adventure within their world.

For anyone wanting to join us in Guild Wars 2, you’ll find us on the “Gunnar’s Hold” (EU) server and we’ve already got an offical guild ‘chapter’ under the usual “Halona” guild name up and running so simply get in contact with us if you want to say hello. Look for Broliant, Vanhelgan or Miliamir if you need an invite.



2 Comments

  1. maen   |  Thursday, 08 November 2012 at 11:12

    waddafok!?!? you guys playing GW2 as well?
    Damn, if only i knew then i rolled on Gunnar’s Hold earlier on.

    So.. how do you like GW2 so far?

    For me: i’m really enjoying it laidback style. No fuzz with need to do a dungeon (keeping myself away from those for now). Just exploring the world…

    cheers!

  2. HalonaZAT   |  Thursday, 08 November 2012 at 18:30

    Guild Wars 2 is really really nice. The class design is well rounded, the mechanism for levelling is pleasant enough and different enough from WoW et-al to make a nice change and the world is the best designed that I’ve seen in an MMO. It lacks a tiny bit of the crispness of character control that WoW excels at and I’m not sure about the group-content setup (dungeons/raids) but apart from that, it’s got WoW beat otherwise in what it does do.

    Since the release of Pandaria though GW2 has been relatively quiet with just a small handful of us still popping in from time to time. Most of the guildies have chosen to concentrate on doing the daily-quest grind. Depending on where on the graph you start from, you have to do somewhere between 70-88 DQs per-faction to reach revered making the work-load quite high.

    I’m struggling for time myself though, between a bit of WoW raiding and GW2 and the F2P re-release of SWTOR plus spot-games like Borderlands 2, F1 2012, Halo 4, Torchlight II and AC3, I don’t know which way to turn. Plus I still want to try Deus Ex from last year and Dishonored and XCom that came out at the end of last month. I might manage it all by 2014!

    Nice to hear from you again, all the best Maen.

    -B-

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