Originally Posted by Valiant
See I like hard grinds..
It makes players learn their character.. It is a whole game by itself..
Then the other game is endgame at max level..
Of course if I remember correctly, you could start at lvl 20 for the original..
I played it for a few months, but none of my friends joined, all stayed with wow.. I think it will be different now.. So many people want to play a fun game that is not wow.. Problem is, none of the past games have been polished enough to keep them..
I don't mind a grind, so long as it's kept reasonably fun. World of Warcraft, despite how stale it's become as a whole, has a pretty good leveling experience, especially since the newest expansion. Even the endgame content is pretty good, given what its competitors are doing, but a game can only be played for so long before even the new parts seem old.
Perhaps it's because I arrived very late to the party, but leveling in Guild Wars just felt empty and tedious. I do like what I've seen from GW2 so far, though, so I'm definitely keeping my eye on it. Is there any way to play in the beta without having pre-purchased the game? It might be a good opportunity to get a feel for the game.