Don't let false expectations spoil your experience
Guild Wars 2 changes the MMORPG genre so much, a lot of people are just confused about it. Itâ€™s even a big change compared to Guild Wars 1. This guide is written to clarify what Guild Wars 2 is, what it isnâ€™t, and what frame of mind to approach it to get maximum enjoyment. It’s also there to help people not have unrealistic expectations that will spoil what could instead have been a really good experience. I have also taken off my fanboy hat, and really tried to be as objective as possible.
My prediction is that the Guild Wars 2 community will continue to grow over time, as people learn to understand what Guild Wars 2 is about, and learn to appreciate it in all its complexity and simplicity. Guild Wars 2 introduces a lot of new concepts, it changes how we think about MMORPGs. No wonder then that is seems alien to many. Although the game is crafted to ease people in, there’s still a lot of re-learning and adapting to be done. I think a lot of those changes needed to be done for the MMORPG genre to grow out of the stale clonish state it was in. History shows that good changes in isolation is not enough.
I believe that a lot of what initially makes Guild Wars 2 good or bad depends on how open-minded you are to these new concepts. Sure, no game is ever made to please everyone. But Guild Wars 2 has a lot to offer for those who know where to look.
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