after coming out of archage and into Guild wars the first thought I have is GW2 has soo much more personality. The game wants you to play it points you to places that aren’t 2 feet away and it on the first 30 minutes got me into group play at my level. Fantastic first day experience. I twitched and all thru my first 3 hours people were logging in to see what it was like to be on your first day. The watchers were helpful explaining where to get things and such, very enjoyable. Even ‘ol Eyecontact came out of the woodwork to help me out an watch.
Biggest gotcha so far is the feeling of movement in battle. I just don’t got my hand on where to look and such. But my battle tactics from the 80s still workin this game and I was able to survive a lot. died maybe 6 times with little cost so I felt fine risking myself out there. So this game could be a keeper, the exact opposite feeling I had after my first day in Archage. Sure its still a theme park but well this summarizes why I feel good about it.
There is a mall called something, its full of npcs walking around and just like a real mall you have no choice but to hear them talk about their lifes, their cheating husband and such. I walked into a bar and a bar fight broke out which I was engaged to stop. That is it right there. Little quests inside bigger quests, and the feeling of somewhat real life. I love that in a game and haven’t felt it in years.
Ill be back in the morning 🙂
First 2 hours – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNh4K0eOCgk
Next hour – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z42_iFWRDNU