Despite the recent spate of Vanguard posts, I am still excited about Guild Wars 2, which is now available for pre-ord… er, pre-purchase, something I plan to get done this week. This has motivated me to try playing Guild Wars 1 for what might be the last time. Unfortunately, the first Guild Wars has never really clicked for me.
I recognize that it’s a good game, otherwise I would not have bought all three games plus an expansion which I have never seen a bit of, because I’ve never gotten higher than level 14 in the game. In every campaign I have gotten stuck somewhere along the line and have lost interest.
This time around I am again starting over, with an Elementalist (both a class I should like and the one I plan to be playing in Guild Wars 2,) in the Nightfall campaign, generally regarded as the best of the three. So far everything is going pretty smoothly, but then it always has until I hit the block. Guild Wars is a game that bends the MMO genre, not always in ways that I like. But its fundamental gameplay is quite strong and I have some faith that GW2 will be similar in that regard, while breaking MMO conventions in more ways that I approve of and fewer that I don’t.
So here’s hoping GW sticks this time… it’d be awfully nice to see Eye of the North, on which the story of GW2 appears to be hung, before the follow-up launches.