i played wow, is there any comparison?
Yes, there's a pretty big comparison, actually.
WoW is an endless grindfest with no real objectives, Guild Wars is based much less on level and more on your own abilities.
WoW doesn't require any form of teamwork, provided you can get your stats high enough. Guild Wars doesn't allow you to be uber, so teaming up with other players is a must.
Because of the above, while a lot of players do still act like idiots, they tend not to act like complete morons and get mature/serious when necessary. Sadly, you still get the people who are mentally incapable of handling MMOs.
Unlike WoW, Guild Wars is instanced. This means that the only place you can meet players who aren't in your team are towns and outposts. A lot of people have criticised this system, but it has a lot more positives than drawbacks once you get used to it.
Also, GW doesn't require you to play a least five hours a day just to get anywhere near the level where you can compete, and you don't need to farm endlessly to get awesome equipment since that equipment will only give you a marginal advantage anyway.
Overall, it's far more balanced than WoW, and it's definitely the better option for casual gamers like myself (I recently had a one-year hiatus, then picked it back up again and carried on as usual without being totally "phased out").
If you're still not that sure, though, you may want to wait until another free trial period comes around.
I don't know how, and I don't know why, but this is totally Sheep's fault.
I wouldn't get it if you dislike repetativeness because that's exactly what Guild Wars is like. I must say at the moment the New Year advent on GWs is quite fun.
Hmm, I wouldn't say it was that repetitive. Yeah it can get like that, but it does vary because of all the special events and also if you have heard, that new design a weapon campaign thing. SO it isn't that repetitive and is constantly changing.
The game isn't repetitive, not at all .... As stated before, the game is constantly changing. Not just the events that they do, but with the constant change of PVP.
Yes that's right, instead of just PvEing, you should try Pvping instead. Trust me , all the action you need.
I only have the original Guild Wars so I can only speak from that. What I like the most about GW is the graphics. They are a million times better-looking than what you find in WoW, and for that alone it's worth the money. I also like the story in the game itself. It's a really nice adventure story/universe with some nice features. Another thing that speaks in favour of the game is the fact that there's no monthly subscription. If you buy it and get tired of it for awhile, there's no money involved, you can just shelve it like any other game.
Personally, I stopped playing the game on a regular basis a little over a year ago when I began playing WoW myself (yes, I'm an addict now). However, I like to go back every now and again just to marvel at the quality of the graphics and the overall mood (especially in the pre-searing part of the game). In the light of hinsight, I think it will take some time for a WoW player to get used to the gameplay of GW because it is so different from WoW. You'll often find yourself thinking "hey, why can't I do that??". That's just a phase you'll have to get through. The GW world and its contents are not as large as they are in WoW either, so you may get bored fairly quickly if you expect it to be too much like WoW.
About the expansions. I didn't buy those because they began a completely new story and I didn't want that. They have completely new settings, and I really like the old settings/story too much to want those changes in the same game.
My recomendation is that you should get at least the original GW so you can experience the graphics. To date it's the most visually pleasing game I've ever played.
Dread, you don't have to purchase the expansions to get to the other lands. There is alot of running involved if you want to do it. But you can do it.
What the other versions do give you is more spots and bonus weapons and other toons to use.....
Factions added two spots, where as Nightfall allows you to use the new Dervish toon, and the new Paragon toon.
Well the best feature of guild wars I like is that it isn't overwhelmingly competitive, I mean WOW requires you to get to the upmost level to become uber and pretty invincible. Whereas guild wars, even at level 20, you are not uber or indestructable, and the game focuses on the skills of the player, rather than the sheer strength of the character.
I didn't make it!
Guild Wars doesn't take constant grinding, so it's mroe e=appealing to people who have other things to do or aren't that into games. You can also be ath te max level and still be weak in certain areas, so yuo must rely on your own skill to get by, not your "uuber leetness" etc.. It has a great story, great graphics, it's NOT repetitive like Wow (I played a 14 day trial, it was : kill 8 of these, kill 6 of those, now go here nad kill 4 of these and 7 of those things), cuz the missions and quests are changing along with the story. It's an awesome game, and I believe all online game players should check it out. Expecially since it's free...