Originally posted by Vesavius
Originally posted by Aerowyn
so if a have a BLAST for six months then stop playing it wasn't worth it? i really don't understand this attitude.. i don't need to live in a game for years for it to be great.
Originally posted by Tardcore
And that's great, glad you (all of you GW2 players) are having a blast. Thing is though this is still very much the honeymoon period. Let's have this same chat in six months and see how it goes then.
What if I have fun for two months? A month? What if I 'only' get 40 hours out of it? Was it badly sent leisure time, a lesser experience, or a waste of money?
I don't think so.
I have NEVER (despite some folk's continued attempts to lump all GW2 players into one hive mind because it makes their heavy handed generalisations easier) claimed this game will last me 10 years or whatever. I am simply enjoying it for the sublime entertaining fun experience it is right now, for as long as that lasts. When that finishes I can easily see me leaving it installed and going back regularly whenever new content is dropped in. I have already got far more out of this title then comparable (price wise) games like ME or whatever.
As of now though I have a L40 and a L50, both on around 30% world completion, and I really want to see how they grow and how their personal stories develop. I am still engaged and having fun, and I don't see that changing in the near future. That is not to say that in 6 months time I may be playing another game as my main. I am actually very interested in trying out FFXIV at it's relaunch even. That dosen't diminish GW2 in any way whatsoever.
This is what I've been trying to say. GW2 isn't replacing other games for many of us, GW2 is giving us an option to play another game.
This isn't a case where you have to make a choice to play GW2 or WoW, you can play GW2 and WoW Or what ever your other game of choice is.
In the cases with player overlap, there is no GW2 beats WoW or what have you.
For those of us who will play GW2 in conjunction with other games (Rift for me) there is no "vs" anything. It's today I play this, tomorrow I play that. It's called Win Win.