I didn't make it!
i play this game from time to time, but i have to say that world of warcraft is better. except the pay to play thing :(
7th November 2003
Yeah, could be, but WHY is WoW better? Because its bigger? It allows to see other players with you in the game rather then your own party? I like GW because the deal is that you must find people that are as driven as you are in finishing the game (although it get easier now a days). A lethal party of players vs another party of lethal players = big fun.
17th June 2002
Ever since KotOR got me into RPGs in general and GW introduced me to MMORPGs I've been looking into the current market and trying out certain games, and I've found that Guild Wars is the best PvP MMORPG on the market today, even if a vocal minority are campaigning to turn it into CounterStrike Online. And even if the 'RPG' elements of it are often lost on many. World of Warcraft is a good combination of PvP and PvE, though it doesn't appeal much to crafters. It beats Guild Wars on PvE thoroughly, and it can be played solo, which is better for casual PvEers in my opinion. But it isn't the best for PvE content, and GW is better for PvP. WoW is a 'jack of all trades', which is its strength and possibly the reason (along with pervasive marketing) for its success. Plus it has an enormous playerbase, despite how many of them are obnoxious brats. The subject of instancing isn't the be-all and end-all I don't think, as opinions on it are split down the middle. Some people like the instancing of GW, some people say that it ruins the immersion factor (what little immersion factor there is in online games, at least). I personally prefer the approach taken by WoW's 'Roleplay' servers, but I can see the attraction of instancing also -- you can explore without people bothering you, you don't have to wait for respawning bosses to finish quests, you don't have to deal with campers and grinders etc. But one thing is certain -- WoW seems to be the first truly 'socially acceptable' MMO around. If someone goes onto a gaming forum and says they think that SWG or EQ2 are the best, they get picked to pieces and told to play WoW. If somebody goes onto a gaming forum and says they play WoW, they get commended. Whether that's a good thing or not is debatable, but it is new.