I have A Good Feeling about this game.
Of course, the last MMORPG I had A Good Feeling about was Warhammer Online, and you see how that motherfucker turned out. But that's that, and this is this.
I don't think many people would argue that the average MMORPG formula is stale as fuck. Talk to an exclamation point, read some shit, go out a kill a dozen wolves/demons/octopi/whatever, take their colons as proof, turn in, repeat forever. That's why I find it very heartening to see the developers saying things like "Questing? Too old."
God, I hope that ain't just PR speak. The best thing about the aforementioned Warhammer Online was its public quest system, and if ArenaNet can pull off making the ENTIRE PvE game in a similar fashion, then I will never stop playing it. Literally never. I will have that shit with me in the nursing home and they will pry my keyboard out of my dead hands when the time comes.
Of course, even though a whole zone of players running a train on a boss mob will be a lovely spectacle, you can also get a little more personal.
Storytelling straight out of a single-player RPG, with choices that have actual consequence? Sign me the fuck up.
It wouldn't be Guild Wars without PvP, and that certainly doesn't appear to have changed any.
While I'm not too big on PvP myself (and there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of info on it at the moment, anyway), I'm sure there will be plenty of meat for PvPers to chew on.The classes should generally look familiar to you
if you've played the first Guild Wars. They will undoubtedly be a little different from their GW1 counterparts, mainly because the developers have outright said that they don't want anything to do with that "tank/healer/dps" bullshit.
No more channel spam for a healer in order to take care of business? I'll take that.
I could go on and on. I've already spent way too much time typing all this on a work day like today. :P I don't normally get hyped up over shit, but the minds behind Guild Wars 2 are saying exactly the sorts of things I want to hear. I really hope it delivers.