View Full Version : Guild Wars Anyone?

29-06-2005, 15:07
Three simple questions;

Is anybody playing it?

Is it any good?

How does it rate(game wise)against World of Warcraft?


29-06-2005, 19:43
I bought it when my WoW account kept crashing my machine. I've played a few evenings with it and its had great reviews but to be honest its not a patch on WoW. Nowhere near as slick. The movement is more cumbersome and restrictive, the interface is nowhere near as nice. I just found myself missing WoW everytime I played it. The towns are a mess of communication with apparantly peoles chat coming thick and fast with no real clues as to whos talking as it seems that the chat log picks up chat from a long way off. As soon as you leave town you are either with your group or on your own, there is no out-of-town encounters with other people. I was immediately hooked on WoW but I've been left pretty uninspired by Guild Wars.

No subscription though...

01-07-2005, 02:39
Just one person playing the game ... not very popular.

01-07-2005, 06:24
Hrm, what Nautilus said pretty much sums up my experience with it as well. Interacting with, and moving within, the environment is a bit cumbersome. Cities are quite the mess of communication, with there being no real distinguished chanel for anything except trading. I'd have to agree, the game left me uninspired.

01-07-2005, 19:59
There have been 2 threads about Guild Wars before. But none of them got very far – seems that people are just not very interested in that game…
A shame really, since, IMHO, this game is much better than WoW. But that’s just my personal opinion…

02-07-2005, 13:22
Why do you like its better?

02-07-2005, 18:19
Hard to say. It’s just the ”feel” of the game that I like. I never really liked the “feel” of WoW.

The greatest difference is probably that you’re playing in your own little world. WoW felt very crowded in some places – with your own little world GW never feels crowded in the same way. You have a big world to explore, and you can do it in your own time without interference from other players. I like being able to walk around without being jumped by a PK’er.

I also like the world of GW better than WoW. The first time I got from pre- to post-searing I went: “Holy *bib*! What happened here?”. I never had that kind of experience with WoW.

But as I said – all of this is just my personal opinion…

On a technical side, I never managed to get WoW to run smoothly. That’s, IMO, is a constant problem with Bnet – lag, lag, lag… GW has, so far, not lacked at all. I’ve encountered a few synchronization problems – but those are few and far between. And nothing like the skip-lacking I encountered in WoW…

03-07-2005, 07:16
Cheers f2k