GW2 at release was one of the most promising MMOs I’d played. Usually I find MMOs are so rough at first, but kind of find their stride an expansion or two in. I was really excited to see where GW2 was going to go, after getting of to such a great start.
Unfortunately, for someone who found the GW2 storyline to be something I had to suffer through, their focus on story updates has left me little to get excited about since release. I did pick up the Heart of Thorns expansion and played with the new class and some of the specializations, but I got bored pretty quick. I find their PVP to be very messy/sloppy and while I appreciate the horizontal progression, it has left the PVE without any sort of hook or carrot to keep me engaged.
These games are like little projects to me where I love acquiring new toys (a new ability, new ways of customizing my character, maybe a set of items that allows me to play a different style). The allure of the build kind of falls flat for me, though, when I can’t find much appealing to do with it. I could go play around with the new specializations to… complete story content? No thanks.
Sorry for the whine, this game just got so tantalizingly close for me it makes it frustrating! If I just disliked the game it’d be easy to ignore, but it’s right there and I keep hoping they put in something that can finally hook me, because I really enjoy the different classes and the gameplay is pretty good too.