"ArenaNet has built one of the most exhaustively detailed and rewarding MMOs in existence, one that never unfairly penalizes and fosters an incredible urge to explore through a generous reward system and achingly pretty environment design." - IGN.com
"A paradise for explorers and thrill-seekers alike, and the best online role-playing game in years." - Gamespot.com
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Summons Mistfire Wolf Elite Skill:
This unique elite skill allows the player to summon a temporary Mistfire Wolf pet for use in combat.
This rare miniature is a perfect replica of Rytlock Brimstone and will accompany your character on all of their adventures throughout Tyria.
Your very own golem banker at your command for 5 days! This mechanical man-servant will grant you access to your account storage from anywhere in the world.
Chalice of Glory:
Earn some extra Rank points with this one-time use chalice. Rank points mark your progression in PvP gameplay.
Tome of Influence:
Give your guild a one-tme boost of influence. Useful for unlocking guild vaults, emblems and other items for your guild.
Explore an ever-changing fantasy world where your actions have a real and persistent effect on your surroundings. Dynamic events respond and change based on how you react to them. Will you defend that village from rampaging centaurs or let it burn? The choice is yours!
Your personal story begins with key decisions you make when creating your character’s biography and then evolves with each fateful choice you make in the game. You decide who lives, who dies and what path you’ll walk in life, and those choices have a lasting effect on both your personal story and your private home instance.
Experience a new kind of high-impact, fast-paced combat. Attack on the move, dodge and roll away from enemy blows, team up with other players for powerful combos, take advantage of handy environmental weapons, and unleash spectacular skills and spells. Guild Wars 2 is putting the fun back into fantasy combat.
Only the most experienced groups of adventurers dare enter the dungeons, huge private adventure areas where the risks are immense but the rewards are great. Dungeons take many forms, but in each you follow a gripping plot in story mode and then branch into the even more challenging free-roaming explorable mode.
Face off against small teams of other players in intense matches where skill and audacity determine the victor. Battle over key objectives on a wide variety of maps loaded with game-changing secondary objectives like cannons and trebuchets. Make a name for your team during the daily, weekly and annual PvP tournaments.
Prepare for battlefield combat on an epic scale! In world vs. world, armies of hundreds of players from competing servers wage war across four sprawling maps, seizing objectives and scoring points for their side. Lay siege to castles, raid enemy supply caravans, build weapons of war and clash with other players in truly massive battles. There’s always something to do on the battlefield and new players can start WvW right away!
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This game is a very good pick in the MMO-genre. I am in love with the universe it self. This game is visually stunning and has amazing music. This universe really feel dynamic and breathing, and ArenaNet really succeeds at creating a unique game with unique mechanics. I always come back to this game, and this game will always have a place in my heart.
Guild Wars 2 had a lot of Hype to live up to. Did it do it? Well... kinda... The surely delivers on what it promised at first: Lack of Trinity (No Tank, DPS and Healer), a more emersive story and a new take on questing. Was it enough to make it the groundbreaking game it was supposed to be? No. The Lack of Trinity that everybody was talking about previous to the game being released, instead of making everybody feel useful, it made everybody feel useless. There is nothing unique about you... everything you do, everybody else does. There is no strategy other then full attack and full damage and rush forward spamming 1. The story is really lackluster and even tho might be fun to play the first time, the other times you have to do for all of your characters just make it boring and repetitive. The crafting system is useless other than gathering EXP and getting Legendaries that serve no purpose. The dungeons have been abandoned, the first ones stayed were pretty fine but other then that... no more dungeons being added any time soon. The game that promised SOO much to get rid of grind, just made a gigantic grind fest of grinding for skins instead of actual progress. There is no late game which is a HUUUUUUUUGE issues since the game just gets you to cap level in about 3 days of playtime. And all the efforts by ANet are being placed on the wrong part of the game. They are 100% focused on making this game E-sports viable while mostly negleting other problems with the game. Is this game worth it? I will say give it a pass, it had it hearth in the right place but overall missed the mark.
I never played GW1 but I jumped into GW2 with high expectations. I didn't really enjoy the game; I found the "heart" quests to be boring, tedious and there wasn't enough of them to move to the next zones - had to find similar level zones in different race areas to get the required levels. I did all the random events etc and still never got enough XP for the zones. It felt unfinished and a drag. I love my MMOs, but I just did not like this one.
Brilliant value for a one time payment. The art and music are just amazing and the world events are really cool if you can find a party of people to take part in them with. If you are looking for an MMO then you have no need to look any further.
Before now, I have never really been a player of MMO games. I usually find them complex, tedious and overwhelming due to their 'In at the deep end' nature. However when playing Guild Wars 2 for the first time, I felt the complete opposite. Unlike usual MMOs where character stats matter more than anything, this game feels more skill based and natural. It was without doubt the best MMO on the market as of right now for casual players due to its easy to grasp nature. Most of the game's features are explained and demoed through instances in the game's main story quest, making them easy for the player to understand. On top of this, the game is built so that anyone can play. Despite being an MMO, it is easy for players to play through the game as though it was a single player RPG, as content is naturally scaled to a higher difficulty depending upon the size of the party which the player is in. Also, content also scales to the level of your character, meaning that missions will not become obsolete and stupidly easy should you find yourself surpassing the recommended level, before completing the content. This means that the game plays out much more like a single player RPG in terms of mechanics, compared to other games of the sort on the market. Also, the game features structured and World Vs World PvP. Structures PvP is great because you always play with people of a similar skill level, which means that you are never pitted against elite players who you will struggle to put up a fight against. Also, in World Vs World PvP, thousands of players compete in a team representing their server to build forts, capture enemy forts and rule the battleground. The gameplay is dynamic and challenging, which makes it great for players of all levels and gives it massive end game playability. Graphically, this game is stunning. The world is vibrant and graphically outstanding it the MMO genre, with only TERA being a worth opponent in terms of aesthetics. My only possible complaint is the server capacities. The areas feel very quiet as of late in all non level 80 areas. For this reason it is sometimes hard to feel like you have a group to play with. However this is easily solved by joining one of the many thousands of guilds in the game. Each of which makes the game a more fun and social experience. The extra content in this edition of the game was not great. i didn't feel like the consumables and the extra skill warranted my extra investment into the game. Therefore I would recommend the standard edition of the game as it offers the best value for money.
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