Should I get back into WoW or start playing GW2?
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Should I get back into WoW or start playing GW2?
Posted by Drewbie on 1/25 at 12:37 am
I'm not very far into WoW. I think I have like a lvl 34 or something. It didn't really impress me so I didn't renew after my first month. However, I'm about to get a badass new gaming comp and I've been thinking about trying out Guild Wars 2. Did I not give WoW a long enough shot or is GW2 worth starting new? I've heard really good things about it so far. It looks great.


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Posted by DumpsterFire on 1/25 at 12:58 am to Drewbie
I wouldn't do WoW. That shite eats up your time, and I feel like you don't get that much pleasure out of playing it. You spend a long time just running around and doing mundane tasks to level up dumb arse skills. I did the free trial and said no thanks. I don't want to feel like I'm at work during any point of a game, and that's how I felt when I was playing WoW.

I've never played GW2, so I can't speak on that.


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Posted by GeauxWarTigers on 1/25 at 1:39 am to Drewbie
I'm probably going to give Tera a shot since it is about to go F2P.


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Posted by Drewbie on 1/25 at 5:52 am to GeauxWarTigers
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I'm probably going to give Tera a shot since it is about to go F2P.

That's on my list, too.



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Posted by FleaMarketBill on 1/25 at 7:29 am to Drewbie
GW2 is the only MMO that I have ever played, but it was a lot of fun. My friends and family play the game regularly, so I always had somebody to run with. The community seems to be a lot more helpful than what I've heard of WoW. Also, no one can steal your loot as it is random for everybody. I really like the game, I have a level 80 engineer and a level 34 warrior. I haven't played it in about 3 weeks though.

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Posted by Tayday on 1/25 at 7:39 am to Drewbie
WoW since the new expansion has gone back to being really time consuming. You have to play a good amount to make any progress end-game.


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Posted by Lucky Tiger13 on 1/25 at 9:53 am to Tayday
WoW is a huge time sink, but I'd be lying if I said the game wasn't fun. I haven't played in almost 14 months, but it was crazy addictive. Great game if you don't have an SO and are trying to save up cash.


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Posted by bubbz on 1/25 at 10:35 am to Lucky Tiger13
I didn't have a life when I was playing WOW full blast. It is way too time consuming. Thankfully I've given it up for some games that are a lot less life consuming.

WOW is a great game though and I had a blast playing it. I'm ready for a new one.



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Posted by geauxtigers87 on 1/25 at 10:45 am to Drewbie
Lots of new content and LFR system make it a whole lot more enjoyable than the abomination cata was.....if you can get over the Kung fu panda deal


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Posted by GeauxWarTigers on 1/25 at 12:17 pm to Lucky Tiger13
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Great game if you don't have an SO and are trying to save up cash.


Unfortunately, WoW manages to make this an endless cycle.

"I don't have a GF or enough money to keep buying $60 console titles, so I'll play WoW."
"I play WoW so I don't have time for a GF or the cash to buy other games."



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Posted by SG_Geaux on 1/25 at 12:45 pm to Lucky Tiger13
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WoW is a huge time sink,


Every video game is nothing more then a time sink.


quote:

"I play WoW so I don't have time for a GF or the cash to buy other games."


It's called self control. If WoW and $15/month keeps you from having a girlfriend or buying other games, then you are doing it wrong and you probably can't afford to be playing anyway.


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Posted by Bravescd14 on 1/25 at 4:22 pm to SG_Geaux
Gw2, no doubt.


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Posted by TigerDik86 on 1/25 at 4:24 pm to Drewbie

Holy crap, I haven't seen Strong bad in forever.



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Posted by RBWilliams8 on 1/25 at 9:46 pm to Drewbie
Obligatory wow pic




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Posted by DoUrden on 1/25 at 9:49 pm to Drewbie
You will get your money's worth out of GW2, I played for 3-4 month before I stopped, much more than any single player game. I haven't touched my 3 WoW accounts in over 2 years, very fun game until you hit the raiding grind.


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Posted by hg on 1/25 at 10:11 pm to RBWilliams8



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Posted by geauxtigers87 on 1/25 at 10:15 pm to RBWilliams8
holy shit, that's insane


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Posted by GeauxWarTigers on 1/25 at 10:22 pm to SG_Geaux
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It's called self control. If WoW and $15/month keeps you from having a girlfriend or buying other games, then you are doing it wrong and you probably can't afford to be playing anyway.


The internet. srs bznz



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Posted by 1fairbank on 1/25 at 10:41 pm to Drewbie
I've played both, so here's my take. I played WoW in the beginning (Vanilla) and I played WoW in the previous patch (CATA). I also played GW2 from when it first started.

If you ever played Warcraft III (1 and 2 are kinda optional, the big story stuff was in 3), WoW has a pretty good lore, and is worth either a single playthrough to the level cap. The biggest problem with WoW is the $15/month fee, and dungeons/raids at the level cap. It makes you feel like you have to be playing it non-stop or you aren't getting your money's worth. Considering how much gear you have to buy with dungeon points, it feels like a huge time waster.

After the initial $60 investment, GW2 is as free as you want it to be. I haven't gotten serious with this game, so I haven't done any of the raid stuff. But knowing that my Charr Guardian can sit there at level 40 or so, FOR FREE, that's pretty awesome. GW2 seems to lack the familiar lore connection WoW has, but I wasn't a hardcore GW1 player, so maybe there is a huge amount and I'm just missing it.

The big similarity between the two that I see is that both games are pretty empty for the early levels. This hurts GW2 more than WoW, since GW2 has some pretty epic world bosses I'd love to fight that are waaay too strong to solo. But GW2 has the added advantage that you are leveled down to fit the zone, so every zone is a challenge, making it worthwhile to backtrack.

My Suggestion: If you played Warcraft 3, play WoW for a little while, there is plenty of nostalgia there. If you haven't played WC3, its a good strategy game and you should give it a go too, but first go get GW2, the game is easily worth the $60 price tag (if it hasn't received a discount yet, maybe you can find it cheaper)



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Posted by Drewbie on 1/28 at 1:02 am to TigerDik86
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