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User Info: Haseo_213

Haseo_213
1 year ago#1
I am coming from WoW, ESO, and FFXIV and have been playing GW2 for about 2 months now. I honestly do not see how this game is not as popular as the big 3 MMO's. It pretty much has all the content they have, the themes are cool, servers are stable, not to mention there is no sub fee so that is a huge plus. The outfits and armor is amazing. The game makes you feel like it isn't just a cash grab. Everything you spend for in the shop is optional and voluntary.

The only thing i dislike is the grind to get cool things like flying, legendary's . I mean every MMO has that but in GW2 it takes EXTREMELY long. Other than that, I am enjoying my stay in Tyria so far :) Don't plan on going back to the other 3
(edited 1 year ago)

User Info: ellis123

ellis123
1 year ago#2
As of the most current numbers I can find it is currently the #3 most played MMO (behind WoW and FFXIV), so it already kind of has what you're wishing for unless things have dramatically shifted in the last 3-4 months.

It really just is this board that is super dead more than the game itself isn't popular. It was sort of like this for the original as well, but this time around the board just never had any long term people chatting about the game. Really if you want to talk about the game with a lot of people you'll have to, unfortunately, look elsewhere but if you're just playing the game going to any of the more popular zones will pretty much swamp you with players.
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User Info: kriswolfe

kriswolfe
1 year ago#3
for actual talking about this game, go to reddit. As for why it's not more popular among people who play MMOs... I think super-competitive people don't like that in PVE it's not rewarding at all to be competitive, and in PVP, there's a point (which isn't super hard to hit) where your equipment can't get much better and you just have to improve your skills. You can't just grind the gear treadmill to be superior, and they live for comparing themselves to other players in terms of stats or rankings. There are a lot of people with this type of personality and so I imagine they find it unfulfilling. Which is fine, many other games exist for them. I feel like this game has a more laid-back player base and I think it's just designed to fill an MMO niche that the other games don't. They don't have the money to compete directly with WoW or FF14 and what's the point? those already exist and if constant vertical grind is what you want you can already get that.
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User Info: Fony

Fony
1 year ago#4
....it is more popular than those games though. You measure popularity of a MMO by its population. Maybe FF14 has more due to being big out east? IT was #2 behind WoW and at worst is #3 now.
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User Info: KTG2

KTG2
1 year ago#5
I've always though GW2 suffered from being a good MMO released right as the MMO craze started dying down after a deluge of crap trying to cash in on WoW.

It's always been a great game, just doesn't get quite the attention it should
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User Info: Bamboozle

Bamboozle
1 year ago#6
There’s no dungeon match maker/duty finder.
New Final Fantasy Tactics game please.

User Info: anubisbahamut

anubisbahamut
7 months ago#7
kriswolfe posted...
for actual talking about this game, go to reddit. As for why it's not more popular among people who play MMOs... I think super-competitive people don't like that in PVE it's not rewarding at all to be competitive, and in PVP, there's a point (which isn't super hard to hit) where your equipment can't get much better and you just have to improve your skills. You can't just grind the gear treadmill to be superior, and they live for comparing themselves to other players in terms of stats or rankings. There are a lot of people with this type of personality and so I imagine they find it unfulfilling. Which is fine, many other games exist for them. I feel like this game has a more laid-back player base and I think it's just designed to fill an MMO niche that the other games don't. They don't have the money to compete directly with WoW or FF14 and what's the point? those already exist and if constant vertical grind is what you want you can already get that.

wow you’ve never played pvp or have only tried wvw you don’t know what you’re talking about.

as for why pvp is dying it’s because it gets ignored by the devs too much 1decent patch every 6months isn’t good if there are existing issues still or broken builds among other things.

Also can’t compare or tell someone to go from a ftp game to a subbed one way bigger ask.

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User Info: wombat013

wombat013
6 months ago#8
Im not a trained monkey so i dont enjoy spamming the same lame 5 skills over and over? These dumbed down MMOs like ESO, NW, GW2, the dead Wildstar etc, are so bad and boring.
Not to mention the absolute dog s*** voice acting of most of the playable races that cant even be muted without muting all dialogue.
Such a bad game
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User Info: uutrexx

uutrexx
5 months ago#9
It's a solo game with sparse group events
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User Info: anubisbahamut

anubisbahamut
5 months ago#10
wombat013 posted...
Im not a trained monkey so i dont enjoy spamming the same lame 5 skills over and over? These dumbed down MMOs like ESO, NW, GW2, the dead Wildstar etc, are so bad and boring.
Not to mention the absolute dog s*** voice acting of most of the playable races that cant even be muted without muting all dialogue.
Such a bad game

I know you’re trolling but you want to pvp me with your spam and win with your brain dead approach? I know the answer is no in some form.

spoilers it wouldn’t work anyway the combat system is great and requires some tactics when fighting people.
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