Guild Wars 2 video talks innovation and design aims: "we just don't want players to grind"
Mar 12, 2012
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The latest Guild Wars 2 trailer is supposed to show off some of the ideas laid out in Arenanet's "
" for Guild Wars 2. "If you hate MMOs, you'll really want to check out Guild Wars 2," they say. The quest system that offers up objectives as you wander the world, encounter creatures, or find other players fending off attackers hopes to remove the grind of picking up objectives from town NPCs. "Our games aren't about preparing to have fun, or about grinding for a future fun reward. Our games are designed to be fun from moment to moment," say ArenaNet in their blog post.
As many have pointed out, this video was first shown a while ago. D'oh! We'll leave it up, though, as it's triggered some interesting discussion. Join the debate in the comments below.
This'll be music to the ears of any player who has bounced off the regimented quest systems and cooldown combat favoured by many MMOs, but it remains to be seen exactly how different Guild Wars 2 will feel from the likes of Rift, TOR and WoW. For me, the best parts of the video are those gorgeous locations. Tyria is a place I can't wait to explore.
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