Best MMORPG in gaming at the moment, better then WoW in every way, I'm only level 32 so far but i'm having a ton of fun. It's the first MMO that doesn't feel like a chore to me, i hope the halloween event quests won't require having a high level character would really suck to miss out on the new quests.
First major content update for free-to-play MMORPG rolling out today; adds four-chapter story detailing the Mad King, Halloween activities, new items.
The first major content update for Guild Wars 2 is rolling out today, publisher NCSoft has announced. The free Shadow of the Mad King adds a new four-act story, Halloween-themed activities, and nearly 80 new pieces of content in total.
The four-chapter story begins today and runs through October 31. It details the legend of the Mad King, with players able to explore the "strange energies rising under the autumn moon." Act 2 begins October 23, Act 3 launches October 28, and the final act takes place on Halloween itself October 31.
The Shadow of the Mad King also brings new Halloween-based activities including trick or treating, and new crafting recipes. Additionally, the game world of Tyria will be decorated in line with Halloween.
Lastly, the Shadow of the Mad King adds new items to the Black Lion Trading Company, including costumes that allow players to perform "spooky spells" and tonics that morph players into ghouls and ghosts. In total, NCSoft said there will be 80 new pieces of content available in the Shadow of the Mad King update.
Free to play? That's funny, I don't remember getting this game for free. But thanks Eddie, another Gamespot article with top notch attention to detail (note the sarcasm).
On a positive note, this game is a ton of fun. I'm enjoying every minute of it!
God, even GS screwing up calling this F2P? Idiots! It's subscription-free, not free to play, people! If this were "F2P," then basically every single other game of all time besides WoW would be F2P, from Mario Brothers to Madden. Get your freaking definitions straight. It's $60. That you pay once. To play. Not complicated. My goodness 60 days post-launch and people are still calling it f2p
love the themed update idea.. more games should release themes based on seasons and occasions more often!
LvL 64 and having a blast. This is the most fun i've had since EQ, and the best part? No monthly fee. Suck it WoW.
I was about to comment on how I've seen that exact same moon in someone else's art before and that they better have permission to use it. Then I remembered it was from Guild Wars 1.... xD
Yes, the game is very boring. Generic world along with generic MMORPG gameplay defines this overrated game.
@Curzad Me too, I'm low 30's and wish I had more time to play! Every time I log in I have a blast though.
For years we were fed the BS about subscription being required for a AAA MMO.
They lied, GW2 thrived.
Any idea is majority of this halloween stuff only for 80lvl characters, like the acts, or can everyone do them no matter the lvl?
I used to think subscription fees were required to keep high quality MMO's online and and updated with new content.
Arenanet keeps proving me wrong.
@AlmaDanny What? Yes it is.
@steter1985 Maybe an hour or two combined trying different classes, hoping something would be interesting.
@pinching_perry @enartloc @jinzo9988 @carolino @steter1985 Likely the smartest post I've seen on here when comparison of WoW and GW2 comes up. Not sure how others can't deduce this themselves, but.... you're absolutely right. The similarities end at the most basic of levels.
Of course there's always the sensitive WoW players that are compelled to spam "this game sucks" or "this game is so boring" in ever article related to GW2. It's rather easy to deflect these days. :)
@enartloc @jinzo9988 @carolino @steter1985 It's always interesting to see people draw comparisons to WoW and GW2, because ArenaNet made no claims that they were similar, and they aren't, except that they are in the same genre. It is like saying Halo and Call of Duty are similar. Why? Because they both have guns?
They are similar only on the most basic level, such as they both have classes, they both have crafting you kill things. But you do all of these things in Diablo too, so there's really not a direct line of comparison between WoW and GW2 as the gameplay is so much different than that of WoW. You are entitled to your opinion, however :)
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