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Old March 2, 2011, 12:04 PM
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What is so good about guild wars 2? I didnt like gw1, found it boring
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Old March 2, 2011, 12:24 PM
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UO is pretty fun for awhile with a group of friends. Sure the graphics aren't great, but there's something nostalgic/addictive about it. From personal experience, most MMO's (and games in general) lose their appeal after 1-2 months. It boils down to who you're playing with.

Anyways for my list of recommendations: F2P LOTRO.
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Old March 2, 2011, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Eldonko View Post
What is so good about guild wars 2? I didnt like gw1, found it boring
Graphics are one. The level of detail, texture, colour and uniquness within the game always keeps it interesting. It's much like WoW in that sense, where you have a lot of unique "lands" of the game, different climates, etc. I've found in my trials of other MMO's that things tend to be a little bland and repetitive or that the location's don't always suit the story.

On the topic of story, if you are a person who likes the role playing/lore aspect of a game, GW2 that can really bring you in to the "story" that you are playing. The best way to describe it, is a "make your own adventure" type of novel. Part of this will be the random world events as well as unique decisions you have to make in your own personal "quest" that affect where you go, who you fight and who your allegiances are with.

One of the big attractions is that GW2 wants to get away from the traditional "grind" system, jury is still out on how that will be accomplished though. Part of it is the ability to partner with fellow players of any level, so you can play with an equally skilled character of you lower or higher ability friends.

They are doing away with the "trinity" system of common MMO's, where you have, Tank, Healer and DPS. This for me is a big one, because no longer are you relying on ONE key person to have fun. You and friends can roll what ever you want, and most party compilations will be able to make it through the game. Also, within a single class you have multiple uses that you can tailor your character to depending on the situation and opponent. Whether by what your spell/ability focus is, or by weapon/armor changes.

It also focuses on skill of playing your character, rather than "He who has the most powerful weapons and skill ups wins". There is no defined spell/action rotation for each character, you need to play in response to how the opponent plays. Part of that deals with mobility. You can physically dodge attacks, move away from arrows, take cover behind objects etc. It's not a simple math equation like most MMO's.

That's pretty much all I can recall off the top of my head. Lots more information around though
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Old March 2, 2011, 12:40 PM
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I just purchased Rift, its pretty good, reminds me of WoW alot, its looks great and plays well.
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Old March 2, 2011, 12:44 PM
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Hello Kitty Online - Hello Kitty Online is another good one!
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Old March 2, 2011, 12:55 PM
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lol hello kitty online?

I'll second LOTRO, at least you can check it out before you commit. I played pretty hard when it first went F2P, and to fuel my addiction I subbed for a good 2 months and stopped.

I may go back at some point in the future, but who knows.
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Old March 2, 2011, 01:01 PM
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I had no intention of playing RIFT, and tried out Beta 7 just for something to do - I had very low expectations assuming it was going to be another WAR or AION.

I had no idea how off I was - I have had more fun playing RIFT than any other MMO I've played in the past few years, launch has been exceptionally smooth and there's a great deal of things to keep you busy and happy in-game. I pre-ordered the digital CE and subscribed for 6 months before the open beta was over. I've been playing since headstart (Feb. 24) and continue to have a blast - just my 2 cents!

I've been a real Guild Wars 2 fanatic over the past long while, but I'm having so much fun with RIFT that I'm beginning to hope GW2 does get delayed until early 2012 (sorry guys!).

I'll mention that I'm on the Belmont server incase anyone reading is there themselves
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