Guild Wars 2 players have a chance to earn and make ascended gear in both weapons and armor varieties. In today's Guild Wars 2 column, we take a look at how fun it is and whether it's worth it in the end. Read on!
Why is a grind an issue? Nearly every MMO in the past has used the grind, and the item treadmill as a form of character progression. It wasn't fun then, and it isn't fun now. Guild Wars was the first online RPG that didn't put you into that type of situation. It focused on player skill, rather then the power of your items. That same design philosophy was promised to be carried over to Guild Wars 2, never forcing players to grind for better items. So far technically they've kept their promise.
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