And what a wonderful game it is! (Kind of makes Wow look like a stodgy old dinosaur).
Reading other blogs, I see a few people complaining about the launch, servers full, crashing etc. Come live in Australia! The servers crashed at about 10:30 last night, I waited for a while and then decided bed was the best place. Up nice and early and everything was back running smoothly again.
I’ve been looking forward to GW2 for ages now, like 1/2 the other gamers on the planet. At some stage (being a butterfly and all), it crosses your mind that perhaps it’s just another hyped up game and you’ll start playing and it won’t quite be right, won’t tick all the boxes. So far, GW2 is everything I hoped it would be and more. Well done ArenaNet! Let’s hope other companies follow in your lead in the future and release with a such a polished, well thought out, complete, utterly fun game.
So what’s so great so far?
Gorgeous graphics, everyone can rez everyone, no need for trinity, events!, discovery’s in crafting, big areas to explore, achievements!, Asura, individual crafting nodes, underwater combat (done well), bank available at crafting stations, crafting items have their own massive collectibles section, move your crafting collectibles to their section at any time – anywhere, salvaging, Asura, crafting gets faster the more you do at once, Vistas, daily – weekly – monthly rewards for all kinds of stuff, no subscription!, exploring, Asura, lots of friends playing, guild up and running :), etc etc etc.
Edit: More that came to mind, groups are remembered between sessions and accounts (eg, hubby and I change characters and are still grouped :)), mail is instant send – instant receive – no hunting for a mailbox, share in other people’s story quests, don’t like your starting area (or done it too many times) – go to another one, characters are automatically down leveled when you go to or return to a lower leveled area, bank and crafting items are shared between all your characters – great for those of us that like to be self sufficient in crafting :).
I even tried WvW (I’m not PvP player), and it was fun!
So far I’ve rolled (all Asura) an Engineer, Necromancer and Ranger. Love all 3, hmmm, which one am I going to level first?!
I wish I could take a month off work right about now