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#1 ChuyDog08

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:28 PM

Hi, my name is ChuyDog.  I like GW2.  I play the game at least three hours a day and have logged almost 1000 hours.  I still enjoy playing the game every day.  I will not make excuses for my behavior.  I owe no apologies.  I will admit there are times the game can be challenging, but that is part of playing a good game.  Anet may periodically make changes that effect my play style, but I feel that learning to adapt is part of a good game design.

What are things YOU like about the game?

Let me start first.  I like the ability to pick what I want to play, when I want to play it.  If I do not like something about my current in-game situation or feel that it is becoming a grind, I just go do something else.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:33 PM

I like the kinetic energy behind each profession. How combat is very fast paced. How each class has so much diverse option they can pursue. Grouping is becoming more of a non issue than ever before, less class warfare, it's all good :)

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:34 PM

View PostChuyDog08, on 04 March 2013 - 11:28 PM, said:

Hi, my name is ChuyDog.  I like GW2.  I play the game at least three hours a day and have logged almost 1000 hours.  I still enjoy playing the game every day.  I will not make excuses for my behavior.  I owe no apologies.  I will admit there are times the game can be challenging, but that is part of playing a good game.  Anet may periodically make changes that effect my play style, but I feel that learning to adapt is part of a good game design.

What are things YOU like about the game?

Let me start first.  I like the ability to pick what I want to play, when I want to play it.  If I do not like something about my current in-game situation or feel that it is becoming a grind, I just go do something else.
Nice to see a post like this every once in a while; gives me hope for humanity.

I like the combat a lot. I like a lot of things about this game.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:39 PM

View PostChuyDog08, on 04 March 2013 - 11:28 PM, said:


What are things YOU like about the game?


-Graphics & music
-Combat
-Storyline (at some points)
-Potential for grouping and community
-Diverse playstyles amongst various professions with currently 8 professions to explore

#5 Nightblaze1

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:40 PM

I love the game in general. It is my favourite MMO of all time!!! =)

I love the combat, best combat in an MMO I have ever experienced. I tried Tera, and that game doesn't stand a chance with this when it comes to everything, especially combat.

I love dynamic events questing, don't get me started on how much I missed it when I tried Tera for barely even a day lol!

I love the beautiful art style and graphics!

But most of all, I love how casual the game is!!!! =)

#6 Keaghan

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:41 PM

I like the world, I really like how the exploration in this game is vast and breath taking, that's probably the best part for me. There are also some things I wish that they would improve on that most people don't talk about, like the friend system and not being able to categorize friends, and a chat window pop up specifically for chatting with friends [like a AIM box].

I seriously have 0 friends that I talk too and only talk with my guild, who are not even on my friends list. So yeah, wish there would be a better system implementing the 'Y' key.

I also love the classes, and ability to play the class, how I see fit. I'm not reduced to only using 1 weapon which is only just a stat item like most mmos, it actually has a set of different attacks and so forth.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:42 PM

I like the amazing artistry in Tyria. I run edges of maps and climb everything possible or plausible just for a chance to catch one of the artists slightly hidden gems.

#8 Baron von Scrufflebutt

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:46 PM

Being able to chat with my friends as we play the game: sadly, we don't play much together due to the expansive system of vertical progression which leads to everyone just grinding their own game.
Ascalon. So many amazing memories of GW1.
Charr. Norn. Asura. In that order. And only these three races.
Surprisingly, I quite enjoy the lore (I am normally a "follow the green pointer on the compass while killing everything around you mindlessly"-type guy): I am actually more excited about Sea of Sorrows than I am over the potential game expansion. (Just re-read the first two books and although they are really cheesy, they reminded me nicely of why I enjoy the GW series.) I just wish the story would play a bigger role in the game itself.


Basically, the things that were actually carried over from GW1. ^^

#9 Jetjordan

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:54 PM

I like that no one has trolled this thread so far.  Or felt compelled to bring it down with some cynical P.O.V. (then the guy above me got in there >< he wasn't all bad though I guess)

I have to 2nd the remark about the world.  I love taking my time mapping.  I have 100% map completion on 2 toons and I STILL find crap I haven't seen before.  I love the teamwork as well, running dungeons/fractals/or just helping out guildies in this game can be a real thrill.  Even better is the random teamups that happen naturally in the world.  Nothing is better than 3 randoms that take down a group event together.  You wave, say thanks/grats and move along.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:58 PM

I like the graphics, the addition of a crafting system and a trading post. I like the idea behind the events. I like that they added more dungeons. I like the idea of WvW.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:05 AM

i started out as a human guardian which was very stereotypical of GW2 players at the time and i found myself a dime a dozen, so i rerolled as a sylvari ranger and i am blown away by the customization options for sylvari character creation, the sylvari story and the ranger profession.  the synergy between weapon skills is very fluid and technical, i love it!!!

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:13 AM

I like the large and frequent volume of patches/updates we get.
I like not having to pay monthly for access to a game I already bought.
I like the game mechanics and aesthetic of the game, I just plain like GW2 in general :)

#13 lotusindigo

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:17 AM

I love the GW2 graphics. I find myself to be just like my Sylvari at standstill, just looking around and enjoying the ambiance of the game. I enjoy the Sylvari themselves, their aesthetic, their racial personality. I enjoy the content updates, despite what seems like popular opinion of a vocal subset over on the official forums.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:30 AM

There are parts of the game I like and parts I don't.  I played through beta and put in many many hours for the first few months and burned out. I took a couple months off, now I am back but only play a couple hours a night and after a few days I will take a night off.  Keeps me interested and enjoying the aspects of the game that I like.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:22 AM

I absolutely loved what the game was when I logged in on the headstart weekend, my Guild and I were almost hyperventilating when we logged in (outwith the downtime on the extra money paid for headstart lol).  Now, the game feels like Flyff!  Nothing added is anything less than grind.  I could sit here and bullshit you but I think 5 years of GW1 earned me the right to be honest about GW2.

Edited by ExplosivePinata, 05 March 2013 - 03:43 AM.


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:47 AM

Well, I am a fan of this game despite there being a number of things I don't like - but this thread is about the likes so here goes.

- The combat is fast and fun. It lacks in some departments but in general it is pretty satisfying.
- The dynamic event system is a great base to build something greater within the world template.
- The game feels quite relaxing to play and can be enjoyed in small doses - though they tend to be rather unproductive
- The graphics are very good
- The classes are fun and unique (they lack a certain distinctiveness though as I pointed out in one of El Duderino's threads, mostly due to lack of class quests and class specific armor)
- I like the existence of jumping puzzles, and feel that the game encourages wandering very well
- I like the fact that I can play relaxed and solo and still get something as far as rewards are concerned
- I like the "soft grouping" feature for open world play
- I like the lack of a hard trinity

I look to GW2 for entertainment and a way to chill out, so I enjoy it. For more hardcore gaming fixes though, I go elsewhere, and with the exception of the upcoming Star Citizen it's never MMOs :)

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:08 AM

I like to log onto my favorite toon
To set it up right with skill trait and boon
I like to make it amazingly strong
With many a weapon, what could go wrong?

I like to see the world as it is
From great wide open to puzzle and quiz
I like it when I can just lean back in awe
At sceneries only an artist could draw

I like to fight with many a foe
With dodging and jumping and critical blow
I like to see many a player united
To fight off the horrible monsters we've sighted

I like to customize weapon and armor
To figure out if I'm a brawler or charmer
I like how applying each dye is a bliss
Red, blue and green, wait how much is abyss!?

But generally I just like to have fun
This game has intrigued me since I first begun
Though I'm a veteran of this series of lore
I still find myself screaming "I want even more!"

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:22 AM

I love the game, the good and the bad, I enjoy the good now and will wait for the bad to be fixed. To be honest, beside having to spend money and not able to get some stuffs I like without spending any more money, I really don't see anything bad about this game. It is as I have expected it to be.

The benefits of not over-expectating things :P there is no perfection in the world people.

#19 XPhiler

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:34 AM

I love the world with all its artisitic beauty.

The exploring in this game is amazing. its not just the sights but also finding hidden areas, well hidden areas as well as hidden events and lore.

I love the idea of jumping puzzles and how some of them are really breathtaking even in artistic terms

I love the freedom the game allows. I can ignore gear and still be effective anywhere for example that allows me to get distracted by world shinies without any repercussions.

I also love the combat, its situational nature is great. My build can react to nearly any situation so its a matter of visualizing your situation and reacting to it.

I also like how Arenanet keep adding to the game month after month even without a monthly fee. Helps keep the world fresh which is great.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:50 AM

I liked it at the beginning but through the middle, I was very bored. I have no idea why I stuck it out until level 80, but I'm glad I did because I'm having the most fun now. It might be because of dailies and monthlies though. The events are very fun as well. Especially when there're heaps of people.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:53 AM

View PostChuyDog08, on 04 March 2013 - 11:28 PM, said:

What are things YOU like about the game?
  • tPvP
  • WvW
  • Fractals/dungeons
  • Fast paced combat
  • No strict class roles
  • The lore!


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:05 AM

I really like no monthly fee's.

;)

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:11 AM

I love :

The music
The artistry
The combat and how each profession approaches it
The engineer and how they remade the mesmer from GW1 to GW2
Some personal story missions are really fun (looking at you drinking pirates under the table)
The lore
The skill based approach, although a simplified version if GW1, is still there and offers build diversity, most viable, all dependant on various situations.
ASURA :D

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:15 PM

I love the layout of the world and the graphics.  World completion has been alot of fun.  The new professions, crafting, the ability to mix and match armor, transmutation, WvW, finding a great guild, dungeons...

There's more I'm sure, but my coffee hasn't kicked in yet :D

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:35 PM

I have been playing Guild Wars since original beta GW Prophecies. Enjoy most aspects of the game, like to set challenges to myself, delve into all areas, such as PvE, PvP, WvW, crafting, exploring, dungeons, teamplay, soloplay, Group events, community, it's all good. At times it can be frustrating and challenging but that is what Life is like as well :)

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:37 PM

View PostEnchanted Krystal, on 05 March 2013 - 11:05 AM, said:

I really like no monthly fee's.

;)
Oh yeah that's one other thing I like about it. Other games may be the supposed 'GW2 killer', but not if they keep up with payment models. B2P is the best model I think.

#27 Lunacy Polish

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:25 PM

As much as I fuss and whine about certain systems being terrible the game gets a lot right and I keep playing.  I wanted an easy to pick up and play pvp game with some light PvE elements and this is pretty darn close.  The misteps are tolerable.

Their core system is actually very good.  The heart of the game is the use of boon/condition stacks vs. the use of direct damage.  While I grant you this system will never truly be balanced just the idea is quite sound.  Using very simple mechanics to create opportunity costs and countless permutations of the same situation is a clever bit of work.

A lot of little things make it.  The fact players never compete for kills or nodes for example is a small thing but a very smart one.  The fact everyone is a rezzer actually adds a new element of depth to things that people don't think about.  

A lot of things were at least good ideas and add something to the game even if the execution sucks.  The alignment / personality system for example affects nothing but it was a novel attempt.  

The main thing is that even with recent debacles the emphasis is still not on a traditional treadmill style grind.  There really is no point to having 163 gear tiers.  The leveling is reasonable and the game mitigates the consequences of not leveling up in all important contexts at least to a point.

There are other features too but I think they were probably all mentioned already.  Indeed part of why I gripe at this game sometimes is that it is just that tiny push away from true greatness.  I will be honest it is not what I expected nor is it what was promised but it is mostly good anyway.   This is the first game of its type in some years I am satisfied with.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:02 PM

I hate how when I go back to play other MMOs the combat systems feel clunky, the leveling seems restrictive, the crafting seems counter intuitive and/or a waste of time . . . in short, I like how guild wars 2 has advanced the genre is a number of common sense ways.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:15 PM

GW2 is pretty clean and simple. You have more time playing the game itself. I like having high drawing distance with sharp graphics. Definately the strong side of GW2 graphics. Some people might think there is too few skills, but the way how you can combine them together alone or with other players is quite creative and nice.

Easy to play, hard to master.

Because GW2 has so nice places, it is pretty shame there is not larger goals and events for most areas. People really should spend more time in those beautiful scenes. Not just once to get the 100% map. Anet, give us more reasons to travel!

#30 Millimidget

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:04 PM

View PostChuyDog08, on 04 March 2013 - 11:28 PM, said:

Let me start first.  I like the ability to pick what I want to play, when I want to play it.  If I do not like something about my current in-game situation or feel that it is becoming a grind, I just go do something else.
It's like we've never before been able to log into an alt in any other game ever.

I liked the open world, especially in comparison to my last MMO, TOR. Amazingly, even though TOR belly flopped when it came to endgame, by contrast GW2 didn't even climb the diving board.

I also liked the jumping puzzles. I guess that could be considered part of the open world, but by open world I'm largely referring to the atmosphere engendered via the open world (ie every TOR NPC was basically a statue, making its open world feel more like a museum than an actual world). GW2 merely solidifies it, platforming content, as something I would like to see in every MMO.

View PostLunacy Polish, on 05 March 2013 - 01:25 PM, said:

There really is no point to having 163 gear tiers.
I'm surprised they didn't tackle this one, since as you point out they did a good job with universal nodes (universal rez was already done in other games).

Edited by Millimidget, 05 March 2013 - 03:07 PM.





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