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World of Warcraft vs. Guild Wars
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WoW have so many caracters and skils, so guild wars is shit!
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Posted 4/24/07

Galbatorix wrote:

WoW have so many caracters and skils, so guild wars is shit!


and yet your location is "Ironforge"....
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I've never played guild wars. I played WoW for like half a year, but I ended up becoming super lazy and just played WoW. So...I quit. I had a lvl 60 paladin, lvl 49 twink rogue (for the 40s bracket), and like a lvl 25 (around there) warrior.
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justwatching86 wrote:

I've never played guild wars. I played WoW for like half a year, but I ended up becoming super lazy and just played WoW. So...I quit. I had a lvl 60 paladin, lvl 49 twink rogue (for the 40s bracket), and like a lvl 25 (around there) warrior.


wow... i think you're the only other person here who's mentioned having a pally as their main. i had 60 raiding pally as my main when i quit.
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Well murdax, if you have not gone out and bought one of the two yet (it is probably getting close to that time though), would you listen to the opinion of a MMORPG player? Personally Guild Wars is the game that got me started a full two years ago. I tired WoW for a couple weeks on a trial and it just did not do it for me...Too kiddie oriented; cartoony with a very immature community for the large part. I then also tried EvE and both Lineage I & II. Now honestly I loved these games, but I found the never ending grind eventually got to me (I played about 2 months in each), and on top of that, you really would have to invest a TON of time to get anywhere in the games.

Now this entire time, I was still playing Guild Wars..I have bought and (for the most part) played all three campaigns through and through (multiple times in some cases). I have found that I absolutely adore Guild Wars. The PvE in the game is not nearly as bad as people might try to get you to believe and the graphics have been the market leading graphics for quite some time (absolute eye candy). That being said, it probably also has one of the best PvP systems out there and a tolerable community. Its free online play aspect is also a nice bonus, even though you have to still buy the expansions (just like any normal game). And there is even things to still look forward to (they are not just ending with three stand along games/expansions)...Eye of the North comes out late this year and is adding 18 new multi-level dungeons and much much more content and Guild Wars 2 comes out some time next year and will wipe away at least one of the major complaints that people have about GW...It will add an open, fully persistent world.

That being said about Guild Wars (past, current, and future), there are also two other games that are out or coming out in the near future that I would recommend. Those games are: Age of Conan, and Lord of the Rings Online. It is pretty simple to see why I would recommend Conan if you were just to read a synopsis about the game...Graphics and gameplay (plus the Conan story rocks). DX10 and the amazing character renderings make the game the eye candy of your dreams and the gameplay is unique and innovative. As for the other game, Lord of the Rings Online: The Shadows of Angmar, it is a game that I have had the privilege of testing since it was in Alpha2, way back in August 2006. I can honestly say that my only issue with the game is its character renderings (a great disappointment to a graphics fan). The game is probably the most unique MMO you will ever play (mainly do to things like Player vs Monster Player - Monster Play - instead of PvP) and the graphics are great (other than character renderings), but the best thing about it is that you actually FEEL like you are in Middle Earth! For any Lord of the Rings fan out there, this game is definitely the one to get...And yes there is one more game that I have failed to mention this far, but it is a game that I would not recommend to most people...That game is Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. Vanguard is a game that I also tested (though only for a short while) and my findings were that the game was no beginner's MMO. It is a game where the difficulty is much higher than other MMO's (probably all current ones out there with EVE being the exception) and it has a grind like you would not believe (if you though Lineage or Everquest was bad, wait until you see this). Also it looks great, but has trouble when running max graphics (or did, they might have fixed that bug). Personally, again my hatred of the constant grind was the turn off for me here, but some might be able to toerate or even enjoy it...

Okay now for my recommendations (to a beginner):

1. Guild Wars: Factions - If you want a nice introduction to the series (and online games in general) I think that the middle game is actually the best one. The graphics are superb, it has a great storyline, offers the best PvP options (kinda RvR as it is two factions fighting each other), and is the shortest of the three (13 missions total; you can beat it inside a week playing 2 hours a day, but it will take you a little longer if you do all of the side quests).

2. Guild Wars: Prophecies - The original Guild Wars; it is a little longer than Factions and the story and graphics not quite as great, but it is the game in the series that offers the full experience of dungeons. Eye of the North will also most likely be an expansion based entirely upon Prophecies, so...

3. Lord of the Rings Online: The Shadows of Angmar - A little less of a beginner's MMO than Guild Wars, but the game is still a great one. Very soloable (just like Guild Wars), great graphics (other than character renderings), best community I have encountered, great gameplay in both PvE and PvMP, and the best story out of any MMO on the market.

4. Guild Wars: Nightfall - The longest of the three Guild Wars games, it did not bring much new to the table IMO, but it did do a good job at all of the core stuff that Prophecies and Factions had laid out already. Personally I like the story behind Factions better, but Nightfall still has a story on par with Prophecies...

5. World of Warcraft - In every sense of the phrase, "Beginner's MMO" WoW embodies it...Other than the graphics and the community bugging me with its 12-year-old orientation, the game is still okay. The gameplay and storyline are still somewhat enjoyable...

6. EvE - AMAZING, one of a kind MMO! NOT A BEGINNER'S GAME by any stretch of the imagination...Grind-tastic ---> Not my thing, unless I have some way of counter-balancing it (in a really great corp so I don't mind the grind so much)...Also kinda lacks a coherent storyline, but then again it is more like an entirely different universe, so...

7. Lineage II - Another great NCSoft game, but not a beginner's game...great graphics, nice gameplay...Grind = Boo!

8. Vanguard: Saga of Heroes - Like EVE this game is not for beginners and like EVE this game is the embodiment of the grind. It could be a fun game for some, especially the old-school hardcore MMO fans (EQ and EQII diehards specifically), but for most it is not a game that I would recommend.

Pretty much there you go...Follow those recommendations and your own personal tastes and you should end up playing one you will enjoy...(If it is GW or LOTRO, see you in game!)
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Posted 4/29/07
WoW have more skills and caracherts
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vashthestampede wrote:

gw=free
wow=not free
gw wins lol


lol very straight foward
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Posted 2/23/08
Guild Wars, no subscriptions, fun game, helpful people, great storylines. 10/10 :)
Beautiful graphics, sounds, music.
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Posted 2/23/08
its obvious guild wars is completely outdated and even over estimated. i think wow is going to be diagnosed with mass player quit syndrome tho. aaahh everquest all over again
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Posted 2/29/08
beter buy lineage II it's a far better game than those and the grafic is great in my opinion
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25 / F / Campo Grande, Brazil
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Posted 2/29/08
I like World of Warcraft more...but I haven't even got a clue what Guild Wars is so I really can't say which one is better.
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Posted 2/29/08
World of Warcraft
Pros:
- More people in the world
- Tons of variety in items so people dont look alike
- More lvl's which means more gameplay
- Lots of interactivity
- Never Ending New Content
- The whole world is open to everyone

Cons:
- $15 monthly fee
- Graphics aren't the best
- Takes alot of time to get to high lvl
- Repetetive

Guild Wars
Pros:
- No subscription fee
- Great Graphics
- Gameplay is based around skill instead of lvl

Cons:
- At highest lvl everyone looks the same
- Rather small world
- When you go out into the "World" the only other "Real" people are the ones in your party, otherwise its just NPCs
- A lot of expansions

Note: There are alot of disputes over the two games because GW is free and WoW has a fee. In one year WoW adds up to $180 and the game+expansion costs $50, So that totals up to $230. Even though GW is free the discs are not, The 4 games including the 3 expansions cost $200 and if you want the good content and upgrades then the expansions are important to get. Also take in to account that GW 2 is coming and it will probably also come out with expansions.

My Recommendation: if you want a game that will last you a while then go with WoW, The game just costs $20 and you dont really need the expansion till lvl 60. Also the $15 fee isn't really that much money.
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Posted 2/29/08
for me....everythin is better in WoW other then the graphics and the lag since when you go and fight you go there alone but it has a bad side too your alone and it sucks without party
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Posted 2/29/08
spells and talents it isnt that much in guild war and classes 2
if you suck at mmorpg better not play guild wars you will quit on the 1st day its really hard but its cool and worth it
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