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Guild Wars 2 Forum » General Discussion » Is it worthwhile to play guildwars1?

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  Kaleston

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Joined: 9/08/11
Posts: 176

 
OP  3/18/13 3:30:06 AM#1

Hey guys,

I'm very much into gw2... obviously... I was wondering if playing gw1 would be fun for me.

I'm person that actually cares about lore and stories and I feel I miss a lot because I've never played guild wars 1. I'm thinking if I should pick it up. I don't really plan to play it as MMO, rather as single player experience, to go through the world and story lines. Do you think that is even possible?

Optional way to do something very similar is to find out those stories from some other channel. Are there books or something along those line, that would tell story of guild wars 1 in some nice entertaining way?

  Loke666

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Joined: 10/29/07
Posts: 16473

3/18/13 3:34:00 AM#2

GW1 isnt a MMO but a CORPG. Think about a mix between DDO and Diablo.

It is pretty fun if you play it the right way, but the right way is that you get one or a few friends to get it at the same time and plays with them. Playing with heroes and henchmens is possible but just not as fun.

  Nadia

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Joined: 7/26/03
Posts: 11305

3/18/13 3:34:08 AM#3

i enjoy gw1 but its not for everyone - w heroes you can solo thru all the missions

GW1 is more fun if you cam find a friend to do the missions with

  Bladestrom

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Joined: 4/04/11
Posts: 3131

3/18/13 4:09:50 AM#4
I would definitely recommend gw1, with the 3 expansions it is massive, and the storylines are cheesy but brilliant. The rewards feed directly into rewards in gw2 which makes progress relevant. To get the most out of the game, think of it not as a mmorg but as a classic rpg in balderdash gate style. aim for 6+ heroes once you get to level 20 then explore builds and gear to setup for elite missions etc.

rpg/mmorg history: Dun Darach>Bloodwych>Bards Tale 1-3>Eye of the beholder > Might and Magic 2,3,5 > FFVII> Baldur's Gate 1, 2 > Planescape Torment >Morrowind > WOW (1000 hrs on main mage)> oblivion > LOTR (480 Hunter) > Rift (230 hours mage) > Guild Wars (1900hrs elementalist) Vanguard. > GW2(900 elementalist)

Now playing Wildstar, AOW 3

  Bladestrom

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3/18/13 4:10:24 AM#5
Balder dash?? Baldur gate

rpg/mmorg history: Dun Darach>Bloodwych>Bards Tale 1-3>Eye of the beholder > Might and Magic 2,3,5 > FFVII> Baldur's Gate 1, 2 > Planescape Torment >Morrowind > WOW (1000 hrs on main mage)> oblivion > LOTR (480 Hunter) > Rift (230 hours mage) > Guild Wars (1900hrs elementalist) Vanguard. > GW2(900 elementalist)

Now playing Wildstar, AOW 3

  Bladestrom

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3/18/13 4:11:54 AM#6
Oh google hall of monuments to see the rewards on offer

rpg/mmorg history: Dun Darach>Bloodwych>Bards Tale 1-3>Eye of the beholder > Might and Magic 2,3,5 > FFVII> Baldur's Gate 1, 2 > Planescape Torment >Morrowind > WOW (1000 hrs on main mage)> oblivion > LOTR (480 Hunter) > Rift (230 hours mage) > Guild Wars (1900hrs elementalist) Vanguard. > GW2(900 elementalist)

Now playing Wildstar, AOW 3

  Kaleston

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Joined: 9/08/11
Posts: 176

 
OP  3/18/13 4:57:32 AM#7

Thanks for input guys :)

Any volunteers to start playing gw1 with me? :)

  Jean-Luc_Picard

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Joined: 1/10/13
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There... are... four... lights!

3/18/13 5:04:33 AM#8

- It's not a MMORPG.

- The world is not a world, it's heavily instanced, you will never meet random players outside of the cities/hubs. Think of it like every zone being like a dungeon in other games that only you and your small group can see.

- Graphics are quite a bit dated now. There are limitations like the inability to jump.

If you can deal with that, you may enjoy GW1. But the game has nothing to do with GW2, except the setting and lore of course.

Playing now: Archeage, WoW, Landmark, GW2

Top 3 MMORPGs played: UO, AC1 and WoW

Honorable mentions: AO, LotRO and GW2.

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  Nadia

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3/18/13 7:58:26 AM#9
Originally posted by Kaleston

Thanks for input guys :)

Any volunteers to start playing gw1 with me? :)

may have better chances asking in the GW1 forum

http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/forum/511/Lions-Arch-General.html

 

 

  TwoThreeFour

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3/18/13 8:03:39 AM#10
Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard

- It's not a MMORPG.

- The world is not a world, it's heavily instanced, you will never meet random players outside of the cities/hubs. Think of it like every zone being like a dungeon in other games that only you and your small group can see.

- Graphics are quite a bit dated now. There are limitations like the inability to jump.

If you can deal with that, you may enjoy GW1. But the game has nothing to do with GW2, except the setting and lore of course.

 

"Setting and lore" does not need to be the same just because the game is another part of the same series. So not "of course" at all, just look at Final Fantasy series: compare VI to VIII. 

  rodingo

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3/18/13 8:16:06 AM#11
For the price and experience I think it's worth it.  Since you say you plan on playing it as mostly single player then I reccomend to at least get the Nightfall expansion so you can use Heroes.  Heroes are basically Henchman that you can pretty much customize their armor (though their appearance won't really change) and their skills.  You also control them similar to pets in other games as far as putting them on passive, guard, giving them waypoints, etc.  Just be ready to hit max level 20 about halfway before you even finish a camaign then spend the rest of the campaign fine tuning your character through finding elite skills and some minor loot upgrades.  Oh and their is no jumping in that game.  It might get hard to get used to since most games allow you to jump.  Still a decent game though and I too mostly played it as a singleplayer game.

"If I offended you, you needed it" -Corey Taylor

  drbaltazar

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3/18/13 8:27:19 AM#12
ya gw1 is very inexpensive and ton of content very good buy in my book!
  Nadia

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3/18/13 9:18:57 AM#13
Originally posted by rodingo
Since you say you plan on playing it as mostly single player then I reccomend to at least get the Nightfall expansion so you can use Heroes. 

agree - its good price for the content and you will get heroes

start w Prophecies for the story,  it has the most lore/landscape connections w the world of GW2

 

Guild Wars complete collection is the best deal for 30.00

http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Guild_Wars:_The_Complete_Collection

gives you the trilogy *and* Eye of the North expansion and some other perks

 

your local Gamestop may still carry it -- but it cannot be ordered online

http://www.gamestop.com/pc/games/guild-wars-complete-collection/98664

 

GW trilogy is easy to find but usually Eye of the North is sold seperately

  Gaia_Hunter

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3/18/13 9:23:51 AM#14

GW1 is a good game.

But liking GW1 doesn't mean you will like GW2 and vice-versa, since they are very different games.

If you start GW1, opposed to what other people recommend, I would stay away from heroes - without many skills available and without knowing the game and the builds, it is much better to use the henchmen. Once you unlock a decent number of skills, then heroes are far superior.

Currently playing: GW2
Cooperative (semi cooperative)board games you should check: Pandemic, Sentinels of the Multiverse, Eldritch Horror, Descent 2.0,Level 7 Omega Protocol, Last Night on Earth

  Caabal78

Novice Member

Joined: 2/05/13
Posts: 4

3/18/13 9:28:00 AM#15

I played all the expansion of GW1, killed all the bosses and maxed almost all the titles (not all because I started to play GW2 an I leaved the game).

All I can say is that is very, very funny, but in different ways.

1) If you are only aiming at knowing something about the story and the lore, so play GW1 in all the principal storyline missions and you will have fun. It is possible to do it alone or with henchmen, but it is also very easy to find other players to make a team so you don't really need to solo-play.

2) Then, you can play all the game again from the beginning, but it is a "farm massacre" style of play, and it will take A LOT of time. But...it can be fun too.

My personal suggestion is the first.

 

 

  Lovely_Laly

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Joined: 11/02/10
Posts: 736

game is also real

3/19/13 12:20:09 AM#16

GW1 is love of my live!

well Prophecies I found bit too slow as game playing (personal taste I suppose), but Faction, Nightfall and Eye of the North gave me very much fun PvE as PvP (and I like never pvp in games=D).

only what scares me and prevent me from telling you

"Yes, go it's great!"

it's my impression GW1 is half (if not more) dead. I mean it can't be fun if you never find people to play with and will run all missions with NPC party. Back at time we got great community there and got much to do! Now all seems quite empty compare to how it used to be.

PvP seems to suffer even more (I tried to join some but waiting was way too long).

Last time I got there for Lunar New Year, it was populated but far from what used to be (125 or more world etc).
Look closer before buy game as seems time is almost over there....

I'm very sad to tell this as I still love GW1 for all great fun game gave me, lot of stuff to do there, many degrees of difficulty for players (so even the most advanced found stuff to do) and so on.


try before buy, even if it's a game to avoid bad surprises.
Worst surprises for me: Aion, GW2

  Karelia

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Joined: 1/21/12
Posts: 688

3/19/13 12:30:58 AM#17

i love gw1 and hate gw2...

if you dont mind thats in fact not an mmo but a corpg then play it. it wont let you down :)

  mazut

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Joined: 4/23/08
Posts: 825

3/19/13 5:02:34 AM#18

GW1 is very interesting and well made game. If you are a gamer and not only hopper you wont have any problem playing it, even whit its heavy instancing, lack of jump and invisible walls. The problem is that you will play it solo most of the time. Go American districts. And it will be very hard at the beginning, untill you get more skills and the whole idea of the deck skillbar.

  Leohan

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Joined: 12/17/12
Posts: 11

3/19/13 5:16:16 AM#19
Originally posted by Kaleston

Hey guys,

I'm very much into gw2... obviously... I was wondering if playing gw1 would be fun for me.

I'm person that actually cares about lore and stories and I feel I miss a lot because I've never played guild wars 1. I'm thinking if I should pick it up. I don't really plan to play it as MMO, rather as single player experience, to go through the world and story lines. Do you think that is even possible?

Optional way to do something very similar is to find out those stories from some other channel. Are there books or something along those line, that would tell story of guild wars 1 in some nice entertaining way?

For these very reasons you should pick up the game, you can get it all 3 for 30 dollars in a combo pack and the expasion for 20 dollars.  Playing the Primary quests and doing the Missions will tell you a lot of the lore and let you know of why many things, are the way they are. Even will get excited when you see certain characters in both games, or mentions such as graveyards in GW2, you'll be all , cool it's that guy I met in the town 250 years ago, now he's 6 feet under.

Anet's lore team put alot of work into making things connect, anyone who as not played the orginal Guild Wars is missing out a little.

  Eir_S

Hard Core Member

Joined: 8/07/11
Posts: 4697

GW2 socialist.

3/19/13 5:20:20 AM#20
Originally posted by Manolios

i love gw1 and hate gw2...

I'm the opposite.  GW1 didn't grab me much at all.  It's a well made game, I just didn't find it fun.

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