Too Little Time

gw018A lot has been going on and keeping me busy, so of course something had to give. In my case it was gaming and updating this site. I’m hoping things are under control now, but we’ll just have to see.

With the announcement of a Guild Wars 2 expansion on the horizon excitement started to flutter past my typical means of social media. A few friends were  playing here and there, and I decided to get in on the excitement. I’ve always enjoyed playing GW2 but my problems with the game are two fold. First of all, I have no idea what you’re supposed to do at level 80. I can understand the leveling process and earning gear and crafting, but once I hit 80 I couldn’t figure out how to keep myself interested. On that same note, I have no idea what has changed and what the story is and what I have missed in the history of the game. For example, Lion’s Arch is a huge disaster. There are NPC scattered all over in small groups crying. The place is in ruins. I have no idea why or what happened. I wish games better handled those who are returning.

I did pick up a second account when they had the $10 weekend sale, because that was just too good to pass up. It gives me some room to make new characters when the expansion comes out along with giving me some extra bank space. I love buy to play games where you get to play the entire game for the simple cost of the box. Of course GW2 also has a shop, but I haven’t really felt pressured to use it.

I deleted two of my older characters off of my main account (they were low level and characters I had never played before) and re-created them on my 2nd account. I have more potions (especially experience ones) than I know what to do with, and I figure these will come in handy down the road.

Have you recently returned to GW2? How are you finding it? How do you find motivation to continue playing once you reach level 80? Let me know in comments!

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3 Comments

  1. stargrace

    @Jeromal – I’m not much of a social gamer at all :) I play with a few RL friends in various games (WoW, Minecraft, etc) but for the most part prefer to do my own thing – especially since I play off hours from everyone else (I play EU hours because of work, but I’m always on NA servers).

  2. Perhaps what you need is one of this!

    http://www.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/comments/2u9fig/so_youre_level_80_in_guild_wars_2_a_communityled/

    The amount of possibilities at level 80 can be more than a little overwhelming, and the guide above tries to break it down into smaller pieces to pick and choose from, depending on your preferences.

    I’d say, if you know you like socializing with people in other games, ‘get a guild’ or two or three is a very good starting point. The right guild will have players that can teach and offer guidance and suggestions on your other level 80 goals.

  3. Unfortunately as much as I like GW2 I have uninstalled it since their verification email simply doesn’t get through yahoo any more. Also, when I last asked I got the “it’s not our problem vibe” so as far as I’m concerned, their game is not my problem either.

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