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Is GW2 the cool thing that you tell everyone about, or are they better off not knowing about your pink bunny-eared toon?

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  • PyrateSilly.4710PyrateSilly.4710 Member ✭✭✭

    I am not afraid of telling anyone anything that I do whether it is games, travel, or concerts. If someone does not like what I play, where I go, or what I listen to is their problem and not mine. I have fun and that is all that matters.

  • Chips.7968Chips.7968 Member ✭✭

    No. Then again, no desire to talk to anyone about GW2 - why would I?
    However, on the 3 or 4 times i have mentioned it to people who play games over the years (based on the "what games do you play?" question) they've either never heard of it or laugh.

  • GEGEZZ.7563GEGEZZ.7563 Member
    edited May 23, 2020

    A game can be cool if that's what you are looking for and what you need at the present. Maybe years later your tastes and expectations will evolve, maybe you'll get bored of it. People are all in a different mindset because their life has been different than yours from your respective births on to today. So a game is not just "cool" or "uncool", it's about a unique human being meeting a piece of evolving art and software. Everyone reacts differently, and every day is different for each person. You just can't generalize or make assumptions if you really want to be accurate enough about it.

    If you explain the game to someone else, you will explain it with your own mindset, where other people have different expectations and will make assumptions from every word you say which may be untrue. So the wise gamer says "i like it, maybe you should try it" and the wise listener says "maybe you're right, i'll look into it." Adding more can be a source of misunderstanding. Just let people see by themselves, don't overtalk it.

  • Ameepa.6793Ameepa.6793 Member ✭✭✭

    I don't know any gamers so no. If I did, I would.

  • maddoctor.2738maddoctor.2738 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I used to talk a lot about the game with the last of my rl friends that was still playing, but a few months ago he stopped playing too. It's sad because I convinced a lot of people to try the game, but none stuck with it in the end. Most stopped with the core game, as season 1 required too much attention (play the content or miss it forever).

  • Gundahar.2765Gundahar.2765 Member ✭✭

    To be on point with OP, GW2 is not that "cool" game, like CoD, fortnite, pubg, rdr2, etc. MMO's in general are not viewed as cool even by alot of so-called gamers because it takes passion and its time consuming. People prefer alot of action, alot of meme content and funny encounters, or just a dose of fun right now without involvement of progression. Now, GW2 can offer all this, but not to the same degree and expectation as popular content.
    Influencers have alot to do with this, your friends, popular opinions... this is what most of the time determines a player's choice. "Follow the majority" is a human ideal since forever.
    At the end of the day, GW2 and MMO's in general is a gaming nieche that, even if its wide spread, its still nieche you know.
    So, GW2 is cool for the amateurs of the genre, edgy cool or just nerdy for the others. Its subjective, and this is the overall take on it.

  • HnRkLnXqZ.1870HnRkLnXqZ.1870 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Most of the time I rather keep the profile low. When colleagues or friends ask what I do in my freetime, it is gaming. If they ask further, MMORPG. Many people still only know the term RPG, in terms of D&D pen and paper RPG. Or people ask "is it something like Final Fantasy, I played that as a kid?" Some eventually know WoW from the last time media discussed the dangers of shooters, but that is it. Discussion is usually over at that point. Sometimes at family-gatherings, people ask "what you play at the moment?" and if I respond "still GW2" they just respond with aha, sign the addicted checkbox in their head and the discussion is over as well. I am not mad at them, they just do not know how an MMORPG works. Most of them played games with duration between 1-70h maximum. At work ... worse. We do have a lot of gym-enthusiasts though and people who want to lose weight - sort of normal for people 30+? I do not have anyone I could tell about this game, my other contacts have 0 interest in computers except for messaging. Some already get a heart-attack when they see a rar-file.

    Even if I want to, there is no one I can attract to GW2 at all. It is a cool game for sure, fits a great spot for people with weird time-schedules, no pressure due to the lack of real treadmill mechanics and quite an engaging story, while not demanding too many computer-resources. No monthly subscription fees, cheap game-purchase, almost useless gemstore (visuals & convenience only), no story-locking ... etc. In my opinion the pegi12 is miss-leading. I have not seen a teenager in this game in years.

    In addition, credo quod ArcDPS interdictum debere.
  • Naxos.2503Naxos.2503 Member ✭✭✭

    If anything it's ...

    @Dawdler.8521 said:
    No it's pretty HoT.

    Awww. Darn, better luck next time

  • Bish.8627Bish.8627 Member ✭✭✭

    I find more and more people ask what I do in the game now, as it's older and a lot of people gave it a go and left. People seem to keen to give it a second go if you tell them the stuff you do daily.

  • trixantea.1230trixantea.1230 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 23, 2020

    When I talk with gamers about MMORPGs, GW2 usually becomes part of the discussion as a "worth playing" MMORPG.
    When I am with normal people, I rarely talk about video games even less about waifu simulators for no-lifers.

  • SAROMON.9158SAROMON.9158 Member ✭✭

    Many times I am saying the story about how I met one of my best friends, thankfully to GW2.

  • I would, but I don't talk to people IRL. I just stay at home to play GW2.

    "Self awareness is knowing when you're sitting at the throne of ignorance." --Leo G.

  • Mutisija.5017Mutisija.5017 Member ✭✭

    i can and will talk about gw2 for five hours straight to anyone who doesnt immediately try to strangle me for it, regardless if is cool or not.

  • Burnfall.9573Burnfall.9573 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 24, 2020

    @Mortifera.6138 said:
    Is GW2 the cool thing that you tell everyone about, or are they better off not knowing about your pink bunny-eared toon?

    until players experiences matters, there is absolutely nothing to talk about

    'Situations that are present are there because you allow and tolerate them to continue'

  • Westenev.5289Westenev.5289 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I once read something in a (rather ecchi) manga that really resonated with me.

    "I can't talk to other people about games, because no matter how I explain, they just don't get it. Their eyes get all misty and they'll get "bored face". And even if they play games, they'll play a different game. If, by some miracle, they play the same game, they'll be at an entirely different stage and I just can't relate."

    I'm paraphrasing a bit here, but that's how I feel about gaming (and hobbies in general).

  • HAsAsIN.6724HAsAsIN.6724 Member ✭✭

    yes, it's still cool and i play it while i'm practicing my diss rapping at the same time.

  • GummyBearSummoner.7941GummyBearSummoner.7941 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 24, 2020

    I normally don’t tell people I play pc games because I don’t look like the average pc player. But when I do they get surprised since I look nothing like other pc gamers I’ve seen on guild wars 2 lol

  • Linken.6345Linken.6345 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @GummyBearSummoner.7941 said:
    I normally don’t tell people I play pc games because I don’t look like the average pc player. But when I do they get surprised since I look nothing like other pc gamers I’ve seen on guild wars 2 lol

    What do a average pc gamer look like?

  • jinxykat.6519jinxykat.6519 Member ✭✭✭

    @Linken.6345 said:

    @GummyBearSummoner.7941 said:
    I normally don’t tell people I play pc games because I don’t look like the average pc player. But when I do they get surprised since I look nothing like other pc gamers I’ve seen on guild wars 2 lol

    What do a average pc gamer look like?

    Was going to ask the same thing..

    The beatings will continue until moral improves!!

  • Excursion.9752Excursion.9752 Member ✭✭✭

    The first rule of Guild Wars 2 is you don't talk about Guild Wars 2.

    It's only cool to people that know about it. If they don't know about it they generally don't want to know about it.

                                                              There is a 50% chance you will not agree with me and a 50% chance I will not agree with you
    
  • Tsakhi.8124Tsakhi.8124 Member ✭✭✭

    @jinxykat.6519 said:

    @Linken.6345 said:

    @GummyBearSummoner.7941 said:
    I normally don’t tell people I play pc games because I don’t look like the average pc player. But when I do they get surprised since I look nothing like other pc gamers I’ve seen on guild wars 2 lol

    What do a average pc gamer look like?

    Was going to ask the same thing..

    They look sexy! <3 As for being cool or not, I stopped caring about "appearances"(i.e.: whether things were cool or trendy.) half-way through middle school because I was too lazy to care.

    -kisses fingertips- When the Savage Sauce is so delicious.

  • Zok.4956Zok.4956 Member ✭✭✭

    @Mortifera.6138 said:
    Is GW2 the cool thing that you tell everyone about, or are they better off not knowing about your pink bunny-eared toon?

    I don't tell everyone about GW2 for the same reasons that I don't tell everyone about the delicious things I ate for breakfast. ;)

    If there is a conversation about computer games, sure, I tell that I play GW2. I still have (more often than not) fun playing the game.

    https://www.gw2gh.com/ - A GW2-Guild-Hall.
    Register and check your guild leaderboard to see who is the best in your guild and who finished achievements first.

  • coso.9173coso.9173 Member ✭✭✭✭

    this is the weirdest topic I've read lately. I don't think GW2 or any MMO is considered cool by any standards. but why care about that?

  • Zok.4956Zok.4956 Member ✭✭✭

    @Linken.6345 said:

    @GummyBearSummoner.7941 said:
    I normally don’t tell people I play pc games because I don’t look like the average pc player. But when I do they get surprised since I look nothing like other pc gamers I’ve seen on guild wars 2 lol

    What do a average pc gamer look like?

    https://www.google.com/search?q=average+pc+gamer&tbm=isch

    https://www.gw2gh.com/ - A GW2-Guild-Hall.
    Register and check your guild leaderboard to see who is the best in your guild and who finished achievements first.

  • Virdo.1540Virdo.1540 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 27, 2020

    Gw2 has its heights and depths. But i highly doubt there is an mmorpg that could compete with gw2..... besides wow classic ofc

    Im not like "Hey im playing gw2 ,u should try it out too". I want silence and peace. If people are looking for such kind of games, or wanna do smth with me/us, i would maybe mention it parenthetically.