This past weekend was the MMORPG.com’s second such event with the Guild Wars 2 beta, and as such we felt it necessary to dive into the more minute aspects of the game. Perhaps things some folks wouldn’t really talk about at sites that aren’t so acutely focused on the genre as we are. To that end, in the video preview below, you’ll see just about everything when it comes to the User Interface of GW2. The only things we couldn’t show just yet are the Commerce menu (item shop) and the Trading Post (the auction house). Those bits and pieces are still under NDA as they’re far from final. Still, if you want to get an up close look at the map system, the Hero Journal (your personal character’s repository) and the achievements, this is the video for you.
David North has you covered when it comes to traits, so I’ll stay focused on the basic functionality of the system. As I write this, I’m trying to think up some likes and dislikes, but to be perfectly honest… I think the former might just outweigh the latter – as is the case with ArenaNet’s game in general. Be sure to watch the video below, but for those who are at work, here’s some fancy bullet points to cover the pluses and minuses of Guild Wars 2’s User Interface.