Help me redirect my WOW addiction to something useful. Like Guild Wars.
January 9, 2013 10:25 AM Subscribe
I'm a recovering WOW addict. I'm bored with WOW, but I also miss it. Could Guild Wars 2 be my next big addiction?
posted by kythuen to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Once upon a time I was into heavy endgame raiding with a hunter and a druid, but to be honest, I wasn't very good at it. I enjoyed everything about it except how much I sucked. At the other end of the game, one of the joys of my life was running new, different class/race/gender characters up from level 1-20ish. I liked the sort of mindlessness of it, combined with the quick rewards of leveling up at those early stages - new gear, new toys, new spells, new skills, new mounts, etc.
But the levels between 20 and 85 were soul-killing. At first it was grinding through quest content, then just grinding through the low-level dungeons and raids with the random group finders. Everything in the game feels familiar and boring now - not through any fault of the game, really; it's just overexposure. At this point, not even Panda monks can win me back no matter how freaking adorable they are.
I've heard Guild Wars 2 is really good, and different from WOW in a lot of ways. Has anybody played both extensively? How would you compare the two in terms of interest-grabbing and pretty graphics? Would it be worth it to try GW2 out, or would I just be stuck grinding again with different scenery? How dizzy-fying would you say the GW2 interface is? I do fine with WOW and Rift, but games like Mass Effect 3, Skyrim and Dragon Age made me unpleasantly motion sick.
Bonus: What other MMOs have you played and really enjoyed? I like playing with others around me, without necessarily needing to interact with them for everything.