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  Indrome

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This is like trying to drive straight through Schroedinger's minefield!

9/17/12 9:40:33 AM#41
Funny enough I've thought exactly that many times I've gone through my screenshot folder. The feeling of being in a large scale epic land turmoiled by evil around every corner, offering something exciting to see at every turn ... felt very much like Skyrim to me... even visually.

  Vidir

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9/17/12 9:40:53 AM#42
Originally posted by casshyr
Also, do you need to be part of a guild to enjoy dungeons? If I'm more of a game-loner type where I don't really want to be part of any guild, but just want to explore, can I still do those dungeons?
 

 GW2 does not get their toes where Skyrim has it heels.

  Betaguy

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9/17/12 9:42:40 AM#43
Originally posted by Naqaj
Originally posted by Darth-Batman
No, but ESO will be just like GW2.

They are trying, certainly.

More ridiculas posts, Elder Scrolls Online is nothing like GW2.

  TobiasGrey

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9/17/12 9:44:04 AM#44
Originally posted by Vidir
Originally posted by casshyr
Also, do you need to be part of a guild to enjoy dungeons? If I'm more of a game-loner type where I don't really want to be part of any guild, but just want to explore, can I still do those dungeons?
 

 GW2 does not get their toes where Skyrim has it heels.

And Skyrim doesn't have its toes where Vanguard has its thighs.

  L0C0Man

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9/17/12 10:00:35 AM#45

Might not be for some people... but at least for me, though I'm not that advanced into the game (one level 30, one level 10 so far) I'm getting the same vibe from GW2 than I did with Skyrim.

Let me explain. I do agree that there are lots of things skyrim do very well that aren't in GW2 (the open ended skills system, for example) and things that GW2 does that skyrim don't (WvW, for example), mainly because they're in different genres... however, the one thing that kept me playing in skyrim wasn't the skills system, or the storyline.. it was the exploration. Just wandering around in the world, seeing what that icon on the compass was, finding a new cave and going in to see what was inside, checking what was behind that mountain or even if I could reach it, and so on.

That's what I'm loving the most of GW2, the exploration. Granted, lots of things are marked in the map (hearts, points of interests, skill challenges, vistas) but there are also lots of other things big and small you can find just wandering around the map that aren't marked anywhere on it. Just yesterday I found a cave that wasn't marked as anything special on the map, and inside there's this big jumping puzzle, lots of platforms with crows that if you stepped on them it would make you slip and fall on an area full with enemies below (you had to wait until the crows took flight to pass them) and several norn that you had to fight (shapeshifted into the different animal spirits) for them to let you pass ahead. No real idea what's at the end, of even if there's anything at the end (had to go to sleep, but it's on my list of things to do) but that's just one of lots of things I've found that aren't marked on the maps, and I bet there are lots I'm still yet to find.

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  gbooster

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9/17/12 10:14:23 AM#46

Not that it is alot like Skyrim, but my playstyle is alot like how I played Skyrim. Which is to just wander around with no idea where I am going, doing my best to get into some wild stuff. I usually pick one of the starting cities and just head out the front door, following events as they occur. When I find portal to a higher level area I will go there until the area becomes too tough.

 

It's a fun way to play instead of trying to turn the game into a WoW like power gaming grind.

  kertin

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9/17/12 10:19:54 AM#47
Originally posted by Lord.Bachus
No, its much more then skyrim and wow packed together.

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  TalulaRose

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9/17/12 10:21:45 AM#48
Skyrim has better character developement than GW2.
  xpiher

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9/17/12 10:48:39 AM#49


Originally posted by asmkm22 Guild Wars 2 is nothing close to an "Online Skyrim," for better or for worse.  It's not open world, for one, and it's not first person.  There isn't a whole lot of exploration either, although quite a few fanbois here will probably pop in and try and convince you otherwise.  There are certainly places to run around to, but the maps just aren't that big.
 

There are things to explore. There are hiddn puzzles, hindden chest, hidden bosses, hidden cool looking structures etc. Its not about being fanboyish, its about most people who say "there isn't any reason to explore" simply haven't found most of the stuff.

AT OP: No, its not like skyrim: its an action orrintated themepark game with person story choices similar to say KOTOR, but with less impact on the actual game world since its an MMORPG and not a single player game. 


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  WhiteLantern

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9/17/12 10:50:40 AM#50

If by "like Skyrim" you mean an open-world, non-linear, non-directed themepark, then no.

 

Otherwise: no.

I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  Tardcore

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9/17/12 10:55:48 AM#51
Originally posted by WhiteLantern

If by "like Skyrim" you mean an open-world, non-linear, non-directed themepark, then no.

 

Otherwise: no.

Maybe you're playing it wrong.

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  WhiteLantern

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9/17/12 10:58:12 AM#52
Originally posted by Tardcore
Originally posted by WhiteLantern

If by "like Skyrim" you mean an open-world, non-linear, non-directed themepark, then no.

 

Otherwise: no.

Maybe you're playing it wrong.

Of that, I have no doubt. (that fact is pointed out to me rather frequently, as of late)

I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  coretex666

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9/17/12 11:02:24 AM#53
Originally posted by Lord.Bachus
No, its much more then skyrim and wow packed together.

You cant be serious.

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  DAS1337

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9/17/12 11:03:47 AM#54
Originally posted by Loke666
Originally posted by Denambren

Guild Wars 2 is nothing like Skyrim whatsoever. Skyrim is an awesome open world sandbox RPG, and Guild Wars 2 is a themepark MMO with a lot of pvp and a lot of world events that you zerg for XP and items. GW2 is basically Rift and Warhammer Online combined together with much better graphics and a much more polished game engine.

Exactly how is Skyrim so much of a sanbox?

I mean Minecraft is a real sandbox where you build everything yourself and people have always said the same thing of the elder scrolls game but there is not really much player created content in the game.

Sure, you can ignore the story and just explore and do anything the game allows you instead but you can frankly do most of that in GW2 as well.

No, the word "Sandbox" have been used far too much, Skyrin is if anything a hybrid. True sandboxes let you create your own content.

Edit: I am not saying the games are alike though, they arent.

You are aware that Skyrim mods are huge on PC right?  You know, the ability for people to create their own content within Skyrim?  Oh... you only play on console?  Shame..

 

So, Skyrim, by your definition is a true sandbox.  At least on PC.

 

Way to insert foot into mouth there bud.

  DAS1337

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9/17/12 11:05:04 AM#55
Originally posted by Indrome
Funny enough I've thought exactly that many times I've gone through my screenshot folder. The feeling of being in a large scale epic land turmoiled by evil around every corner, offering something exciting to see at every turn ... felt very much like Skyrim to me... even visually.

Until you stop looking at screenshots and actually play the game.  Then you realize that they are nothing alike.

 

Anything can be taken out of context.

  DAS1337

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9/17/12 11:05:51 AM#56
Originally posted by TobiasGrey
Originally posted by Vidir
Originally posted by casshyr
Also, do you need to be part of a guild to enjoy dungeons? If I'm more of a game-loner type where I don't really want to be part of any guild, but just want to explore, can I still do those dungeons?
 

 GW2 does not get their toes where Skyrim has it heels.

And Skyrim doesn't have its toes where Vanguard has its thighs.

And none of these have anything where UO has it's...

 

You get the point.

  xpiher

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9/17/12 11:07:46 AM#57
Originally posted by DAS1337
Originally posted by Loke666
Originally posted by Denambren

Guild Wars 2 is nothing like Skyrim whatsoever. Skyrim is an awesome open world sandbox RPG, and Guild Wars 2 is a themepark MMO with a lot of pvp and a lot of world events that you zerg for XP and items. GW2 is basically Rift and Warhammer Online combined together with much better graphics and a much more polished game engine.

Exactly how is Skyrim so much of a sanbox?

I mean Minecraft is a real sandbox where you build everything yourself and people have always said the same thing of the elder scrolls game but there is not really much player created content in the game.

Sure, you can ignore the story and just explore and do anything the game allows you instead but you can frankly do most of that in GW2 as well.

No, the word "Sandbox" have been used far too much, Skyrin is if anything a hybrid. True sandboxes let you create your own content.

Edit: I am not saying the games are alike though, they arent.

You are aware that Skyrim mods are huge on PC right?  You know, the ability for people to create their own content within Skyrim?  Oh... you only play on console?  Shame..

 

So, Skyrim, by your definition is a true sandbox.  At least on PC.

 

Way to insert foot into mouth there bud.

LOL. But, if we want to get techinical, Daggerfall was the most sandbox elderscrolls game out. There was a story line, but your actions affected the ending. I can see where the person you quoted is coming from. 


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  ShakyMo

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9/17/12 11:09:05 AM#58
Actually TESO does sound a lot like gw2
Weapon swapping
Daocesque pvp system
Exploration
Meaningful crafting
No tanks / agro mechanics
They started
  BattleFelon

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9/17/12 8:53:57 PM#59

I can see two similarities that GW 2 has with Skyrim.

1. Both games have a beautiful worldspace that encourages you to explore all the nooks and crannies.

2. Thanks to branching personal storylines and random events, both games offer each player a somewhat different play experience. What do I mean by that? When I talk with my friends about RPGs like Dragon Age or Mass Effect, we all experience basically the same main content. However, when we talk about Skyrim, they sometimes find some weird quest in the middle of nowhere that I didn't experience. Likewise, my experience as a shapeshifting warrior is very different from my buddy's experience as a stealthy assassin working for the brotherhood.

I feel GW 2 is the same way. My experiences playing a human necromancer are almost 180 to my experiences playing a Charr guardian. There are also a lot of world events that you may not see on the first playthrough. I compare this wih say WOW where after the starting area almost everyone has about the same experiences, or say SWTOR where everyone playing the same class have the same choices.

  klash2def

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9/17/12 8:58:36 PM#60
Originally posted by Lord.Bachus
No, its much more then skyrim and wow packed together.

ROTFLMFAO ( /o_o )/  

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