I'll elaborate on a couple of things.
Guild Wars 2 crafting usually doesn't involve buying or finding recipes (although there is still some of that); it involves you making/finding 4 ingredients and then discovering the combinations yourself. For example, if you're a Weaponsmith and you want to make a sword, then maybe three of the ingredients will be a grip, a hilt, a blade, and a magical item to give the stats for the weapon.
There are eight crafting professions, and you can actually use them all. You can only have two active at a time, but you can switch between them and not lose crafting level.
Through crafting, you can actually gain experience and level quite well.
There are no gathering professions, instead every player can gather any resource (it's fine though, since each node such as a tree to cut down, an herb to gather, or a rock to mine is instanced, meaning any number of players can gather from it without affecting each other)
-------------------Some things to collect:
-Armor sets from dungeons. When you go through a dungeon, there are of course the random drops for some bits of gear. However, if you want the amazing-looking gear then you'll want to run the Explorable Mode Dungeons and get tokens to cash in for parts of the gear sets. There are 8 sets, so that will keep you busy for quite a while.
-PvP Armor Sets.
As your rank up and gain glory, you have access to amazing looking sPvP gear sets (they are the same stat wise as the rest of the gear, but look amazing). There are a number of gear sets to collect.
Legendary Weapons are weapons that are more than just nice looking, they potentially cause exotic animations when they swing or just by having them equipped. They are gained via the Mystic Forge, a thing where you put in up to 4 items and the magical Djiin inside gives you an item that is about a combination of the 4. To get Legendary Weapons, you need to get the 4 components from throughout the game and combine them in the Mystic Forge. These items can't be traded, and you don't get them from things like raids, so it can be earned mostly on your own (however, this will take some effort).
Some examples we've heard of:
1.) A Unicorn Shortbow that shoots rainbows.
2.) A hammer with a ball of metal in it that coats the player in what looks to be metal when swung, that leaves a metalic residue in your footsteps.
3.) A Greatsword that looks like a slice of the daytime sky. Imagine looking into the sky, cutting out a jagged piece of metal from it, and making that into a Greatsword. Obviously looks amazing in the nighttime,
4.) A Greatsword that looks like a slice of the nighttime sky. Obviously looks amazing in the daytime.
5/) A Blade that is a slice of the nighttime sky in the daytime, and a slice of the daytime sky in the nighttime. To get this blade, you have to get the two previous Legendary greatswords and combine them in the Mystic forge.
-There are mini-pets (companions) to collect
-There are 400 dyes to collect
-There is 100% Map completion you could try for
-A large number of Achievements to go forTell me what you think.
Edited by Alaroxr, 15 July 2012 - 08:59 PM.