goin down in a hail of gunfire
5th June 2005
How good is Guild Wars. I know that it's supported by Battle Net, making it free, but on a scale of one to ten, how good is it?
I see why people like it (Trying to be open minded here)
But I hated it I find it repetative and it is so scripted I find. Its an mmorpg and you cant really do much.
Agreed being a free game it is not suppose to be like any other mmropg and they did a great job on the graphics and sounds but you cannot customize your character, and you can only choose from 5 classes (I believe correct me if I am wrong of course) As in other games (That you do not have to pay for Example: Never Winter Nights which had a very large online community I believe. You could choose from several classes many more then this Guild wars. And looking on the other side of things Everquest and games like those also offer serveral classes and lots of customization of your charater (I have played and own all the Never Winter Nights games but never played Everquest only StarWars:Empire Divided)
As for this district thing That annoys the hell out of me. That takes away any freedom that any game should have. When you leave a city,camp or outpost you are placed in a district alone so it becomes a single player game. No contact with the outer world and you can only take a max of like 8 people I believe (Correct me if I am wrong)
Level 20 is max level It is not hard to get that level (from all the xp they throw around) you max out within the first maybe month of playing (after about a week I had reached lvl 10) It kind of cuts you short of any fun you can get out of it.
Not going to be all negative now things I do think they did well are the Guild Wars themselves (Clan VS Clan) That seemed really fun. It was complex (to a certain degree) and for a rpg it required a hell of a lot more teamwork then any other rpg I have ever played.
And second its free.. How can you go wrong really. Buy it, dont like it? Sell it. If you dont live on a rock (Sadly I do and I am having problems selling mine) from all the popularity its getting you should have no problem selling it along with a lvl 20 character.
One more thing you can mix up skills which I did not care for anyway but it does add more complexity.
Good game, but I hated it (My opionion only not trying to flame)
There are 6 indivdual professions, and each character can choose two (primary and secondary), combine that with over 150 skills for each profession... the playing capabilities are endless :)
This game rewards tactics, not time played, like other MMORPGs. Gwtitng to level 20 isn't that hard, (about 30 hours), but all this dictates is where your health reaches maximum. You still grow, level attributes, and get better at dealing damage.
All in all, I think it's an awesome game, and well worth trying.
8/10, it's a good game, but not great.
10/10, its not an MMORPG, they need a new category like, Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game Without Needless Grind/General "The More Time You Can PLay The Better You Are".
Its a casual game designed so you dont have to play all day everyday to be good, its about skill selection and team tactics rather than grind grind grind, oooo lets wait here for several hours chopping wood to raise my wood chopping skill, grind, grind, grind, oo lets camp out here and wait for this boss to spawn, and in the mean time, i can raise my wood chopping skill by clicking a million times on this peice of wood, grind, grind, grind, etc.
17th June 2002
8/10. Not bad, but not perfect.
jesus tapdancing christHow good is Guild Wars. I know that it's supported by Battle Net, making it free, but on a scale of one to ten, how good is it?
Its not supported or affiliated with Blizzard or BattleNet in any way. ArenaNet were the developers of Guild Wars. ArenaNet has constant upgrades nearly everyday, and they do not take a month to fix exposed glitches. Their support is fantastic for a cost of nothing a month. The fact that they put a lvl cap on Guild Wars was so that there was less discrimination against lower lvls and more people could play together. So in a way, that works. The game has two different types of play, PvP and PvE, so you can either have your character battling it out in arena's all the time, or you can make a character and play through the storyline, lvl up that character and explore the world. You can also use that character to fight in arena's aswell. Anyone who says the game is repeative clearly hasn't done all the quests, explored all the land, gotten all the elite skills, and hasn't played through the game as other characters to try and create a better build. By the time anyone does that, there will be an expansion back. People should be warned that this game pits more skill against traditional adventuring, creating a new and unique type of experiance, and a fun one too.