I used to play a lot of GW1 back in the day and made the move over to 2 in 2014 I think? I love guild wars 2, about as much as I can love any MMO though. What I mean by that is that MMORPGs all fall victim to min maxing and “the right way to play” which makes playing with randos hard for me, I have meet a few really great people through GW2 but more so I meet people that are mad that I’m not playing my class correctly, or that I didn’t have the meta game armor at the time. You know, the kind of stuff that is unavoidable with any of these games. I hate optimization in games and MMORPGs feel like the ultimate platform for that mentality to thrive.
Although after playing lots of GW2 I can’t go back to any other MMO just because the movement and moment to moment feel so good in guild wars 2. There was a bunch of leaked stuff for the next expansion that came out this morning, very very exciting stuff.
I liked HoT a lot though. There were some really fun map events to do, cool story beats, and the new class specs were really interesting. The living story that followed HoT was the best that the story has been in a while, and set up some really cool stuff for the future.
I super enjoy the combat and the world of Guild Wars just because it has been a part of my life since I was like 14. I want to play it more often than I currently do (about once a week) but find myself not being too inspired to launch it. Once the new expansion drops I’ll be there day and date filling out those maps.
Also the Mesmer is like the coolest character design for any RPG ever and I wish more games would just straight lift that shit and drop it into every RPG.