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  • The thing to keep in mind, though, is that Guild Wars is very definitely not for everyone that likes to play a good MMO
  • Fortunately, the strange pricing scheme (where you just buy the games with no need to pay a monthly fee) gives an early warning that the experience is quite different
  • With Guild Wars 2 seemingly right around the corner, though, this is an expected tactic, so for anyone that still thinks they want to try it, I'd recommend picking up the Complete Collection soon for a cheap price

    • by Dizqard
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      Even now that the game has been out for quite a while and the much hyped Guild Wars 2 is getting closer and closer to release, Guild Wars has stood the test of time that all MMO’s go through. Its age is showing in terms of graphics and overall use friendliness, but in later gameplay and PvP, the areas where Guild Wars aimed to shine in the first place? It is still doing pretty well.

      Guild Wars, while still an MMO, is quite a bit different from most MMO’s and the way they do things. Unlike the ‘traditional’ path of an MMO, where you start off pitiful


      and slowly work your way towards higher levels, Guild Wars starts you off with the ability to kill things in just a few hits, with gameplay more based on waves of more active combat instead of singular epic foes. Another thing that takes some getting used to for any players of ‘traditional’ MMO’s is the level curve: Once you hit the level cap, the game has just started to pick up, in a move that is the total opposite of most MMO games.

      The low, easy to reach level cap just further drives the point home that Guild Wars takes its ‘Action Online Gameplay’ seriously. The normally dreaded ...


      • level cap becomes more of a barrier between two parts of Guild Wars: The first part, while still leveling, where everything is simple and easy, and then the second part, where the gameplay really picks up, and you develop through carefully trained skills and equipment instead of levels.

        The thing to keep in mind, though, is that Guild Wars is very definitely not for everyone that likes to play a good MMO. The game feels more like a dramatic console action game than an MMO after a certain point, so it is a bit misleading for most people. Fortunately, the strange pricing scheme (where you just buy the

        games with no need to pay a monthly fee) gives an early warning that the experience is quite different.

        Guild Wars, released back in the distant feeling 2005, is still putting up a fight in the MMO market. Their prices have dropped, and even a free trial is now available. With Guild Wars 2 seemingly right around the corner, though, this is an expected tactic, so for anyone that still thinks they want to try it, I’d recommend picking up the Complete Collection soon for a cheap price. You may not get too much time out of it, but at that price for that much content, it’s hard to complain.




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