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Your favorite Guild Wars expansion

What's your top 3 fav expansion from the series (gw1 and gw2).
Mine are
1- Faction
2- Nightfall
3- EotN

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  • Ayumi Spender.1082Ayumi Spender.1082 Member ✭✭✭✭

    1- Core
    2- Path of Fire
    3- Heart of Thorns

    I never played GW1.

  • for me it was mixed but i really do like
    2- Nightfall
    3- EotN

  • Sylent.3165Sylent.3165 Member ✭✭✭

    Nightfall and eotn were good

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    It's been a long time, so I can't really say for sure which GW1 campaign I liked best, to be honest. But I can say that story-wise they all beat any GW2 content.

  • TexZero.7910TexZero.7910 Member ✭✭✭✭

    1 ) EoTN
    5) GW1
    6)Base GW2/LS1
    12) HoT
    13)POF
    14) Nightfall
    15) Factions

    Leaving space for future improvement.

  • Burnfall.9573Burnfall.9573 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 7, 2017
    1. All of Gw1 expansions.

    2. That's All!

  • Not to mention Factions and Nightfall were standalone games, but...

    Factions!

  • Teofa Tsavo.9863Teofa Tsavo.9863 Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 7, 2017

    Nightfall
    EoTN
    Prophecies
    Factions (hated KC)
    The GW2 that was promised
    The GW2 we got
    PoF
    If there was anything else to put over HoT, I would.

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  • Shirlias.8104Shirlias.8104 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Teofa Tsavo.9863 said:
    The GW2 that was promised

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  • notebene.3190notebene.3190 Member ✭✭✭✭

    GW2+Expansions

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  • Embered.5089Embered.5089 Member ✭✭✭

    You guys are making me want to try GW1...

  • It's not an expansion, but Prophesies. And, of course, Guild Wars 2 (Core).

  • Laurie.1698Laurie.1698 Member ✭✭
    edited November 7, 2017

    1- EotN
    2- Nightfall
    3- Factions
    4 - Prophesies (the original)
    5 - GW2 core release
    Not even an honorable mention for HoT...haven't even played or bought PoF so no opinion

  • Dashiva.6149Dashiva.6149 Member ✭✭✭

    Didn't GW1 only have 1 expansion?

    That said, Nightfall was my favourite campaign for story, and Eye of the North was the bee's knees when it came to content.

    GW2 Core offered a unique experience at its release, and Hot and PoF is not far behind.

    1. Gw2 Core
    2. Eye of the North
    3. Nightfall
  • Vayne.8563Vayne.8563 Member ✭✭✭✭
    1. Heart of Thorns
    2. Eye of the North
    3. Factions
    4. Path of Fire

    That's as far as expansions go. I wouldn't want to try to figure out where Prophecies and Guild Wars 2 itself fit into the mix. Path of Fire is in there for the mounts more than anything else.

  • FrizzFreston.5290FrizzFreston.5290 Member ✭✭✭✭
    1. Path of Fire
    2. Heart of Thorns
    3. Eye of the North

    Hard to put in the campaigns as well as the Core gw2 game. Prophecies Factions and Nightfall are all made as stand alone versions.

    I guess if I include everything except LW episodes.

    1. Nightfall
    2. Path of Fire
    3. Heart of Thorns
    4. Core GW2
    5. Factions
    6. Eye of the North
    7. Prophecies

    Nightfall is at the top because of tying the two stories of factions and prophecies together. An entire realm full of madness that reflects the overworld but still feels so different that you dont quite immediately recognize it. As well as introducing Heroes. Something that was so game changing that it is now considered to be a feature that is part of all of GW1.

    Also the reason for PoF being second is the tie back to the mists and previous GW1 content. Also exploration aspects being more extensive and focussed on than in HoT where exploration becomes quite simple once you know the way. Though HoT was still bringing so many systems to the table. thus is third.

    I was never that impressed by EotN. Lots of aspects were reused content and obviously so. The most interesting aspects were the introduction of the other races. But it felt slightly hurried to me.

  • Alga.6498Alga.6498 Member ✭✭✭✭
    1. Prophecies
    2. Factions
    3. Nightfall
    4. Guild Wars 2
    5. Eye of the Storm
    6. Hearts of Thorns
    7. Path of Fire

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  • Lunarlife.5128Lunarlife.5128 Member ✭✭✭
    1. Heart of Thorns
    2. PoF
    3. Core
  • jheryn.8390jheryn.8390 Member ✭✭✭

    In order of all major releases:
    Nightfall
    Factions
    EOTN
    Prophecies
    PoF
    GW2
    HoT

  • TheQuickFox.3826TheQuickFox.3826 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 7, 2017
    1. Prophecies (GW1 vanilla)
    2. Factions
    3. Eye of the North
    4. Nightfall
    5. Path of Fire
    6. Guild Wars 2 vanilla
    7. Heart of Thorns

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  • Dashiva.6149Dashiva.6149 Member ✭✭✭

    I wasn't into Prophecies as a whole, but it certainly had the best prolouge in the series with Pre-Searing Ascalon and then BAM, instant apocalypse!

  • Nightfall
    Factions
    POF
    EOTN
    GW1
    GW2
    HOTS

  • Prophecies - Got me into the Guild Wars franchise over 12 years ago!!!
    GW2 Core - It was interesting even though I missed all my good GW1 necro skills!
    Nightfall - 2nd best campaign they made for GW1
    EotN - Nice way to introduce Norn and Asura
    PoF - Interesting story until the pointless "death" fight with B....especially after the first time....but still more enjoyable than HoT!
    Factions - all though Factions gave the Ritualist....hmmm.....
    HoT - Story was a bit meh! Sylvari impact was low, didn't like the maps, irrelevant masteries (Exalted just for 1 mined ore piece!!!) and no lore for why the elite specialisations were available.

    I'd like to see a BMP for GW2 so that we can see and play the events from the 3 story books. Similar in the way it was done for GW1.

  • Nightfall
    EotN
    Prophecies

    Would have to be my top 3... I enjoy all of the rest too, but GW1 was just so fun and interesting!

  • Redfeather.6401Redfeather.6401 Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 7, 2017

    Nightfall most likely was my fave.

    Abaddon felt like a big bad boss fight.
    Riding Junundu was crazy.
    Realm of Torment was whack. That place was hard.
    Signet of Illusions was tons of fun.

    I liked em all in ways, but Nightfall is the only one that I can say I liked more than the others.

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  • Crinn.7864Crinn.7864 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Heart of Thorns.

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  • NF most fun ever had playing a MMO
    EoTN, loved the dungeons
    HoT: 2 months ago i would have said this was the worst thing Anet aver made, then i played PoF..
    Factions: game was too kitten short also Luxon vs Kurzick kitten brought out the stupidity in gamers.
    PoF: Gave us mounts, but lacks a end game, no new fractals, raids or even a kitten dungeon, i am happy it cost $30.

  • Nuka Cola.8520Nuka Cola.8520 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Nemesis.2019 said:
    NF most fun ever had playing a MMO
    EoTN, loved the dungeons
    HoT: 2 months ago i would have said this was the worst thing Anet aver made, then i played PoF..
    Factions: game was too kitten short also Luxon vs Kurzick kitten brought out the stupidity in gamers.
    PoF: Gave us mounts, but lacks a end game, no new fractals, raids or even a kitten dungeon, i am happy it cost $30.

    lmao and i thought suxons vs kur**** was a great addition, especially if you were into FA/JQ pvp. It was entertaining as hell,,, for years.

  • Narcemus.1348Narcemus.1348 Member ✭✭✭

    I'm weird because I loved the games for their environment more than anything which makes me put...

    1) Factions. My absolute favorite game environment in the GW Universe. The fact that it was so short made me want so much more of it.

    2) Core Prophecies. This mainly wins second for being the first that I ever played. It will always give me nostalgia, especially pre-searing Ascalon.

    3) Eye of the North. It was just awesome to see other races living in this world and not necessarily being enemies, aside from dwarves. It also echoes Prophecies nostalgia to some degree.

    4) Path of Fire. Crystal Desert was my most loved and most hated zone in GW1. I loved the environment, story, and music, and absolutely hated navigating the zones and doing the story missions solo with just henchmen. I hated Elona, but this expansion makes me truly love both zones.

    5) Guild Wars 2 Core. I loved the core game, but after years of playing it, the game is just dull and repetitive. Plus you can only handle seeing all of the nostalgic areas in tyria blown up, sunk, or in ruins so many times before it gets exhausting.

    6) Heart of Thorns. I actually enjoyed this expansion, though I play one of the tankiest professions which makes it easier. The rush of it and especially the military campaign that is Dragon Stand made for some awesome experiences.

    7) Nightfall. I hated Elona. I don't know why. The story was good, heroes were a game changer, Vabbi was beautiful, but the soundtrack and the rest of the environments just didn't do it for me.

  • Shard.4791Shard.4791 Member ✭✭✭
    1. Prophecies
    2. Guild Wars 2 (Core)
    3. Heart of Thorns
    4. Factions/Nightfall
    5. Path of Fire

    Rated on the features and experiences each expansion has given me so far. Current iteration of Path of Fire being on #5 spot doesn't mean it's bad. I have too many good sides to list on each expac. If I had to pick one feature on each top 3 expac that heavily affected my scoring it would go as follows: for prophecies Guild versus Guild battles, for Core GW2 the movement system and Jumping Puzzles and for HoT it was Raiding that changed the game experience heavily.

  • Nuka Cola.8520Nuka Cola.8520 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Narcemus.1348 said:
    I'm weird because I loved the games for their environment more than anything which makes me put...

    1) Factions. My absolute favorite game environment in the GW Universe. The fact that it was so short made me want so much more of it.

    2) Core Prophecies. This mainly wins second for being the first that I ever played. It will always give me nostalgia, especially pre-searing Ascalon.

    3) Eye of the North. It was just awesome to see other races living in this world and not necessarily being enemies, aside from dwarves. It also echoes Prophecies nostalgia to some degree.

    4) Path of Fire. Crystal Desert was my most loved and most hated zone in GW1. I loved the environment, story, and music, and absolutely hated navigating the zones and doing the story missions solo with just henchmen. I hated Elona, but this expansion makes me truly love both zones.

    5) Guild Wars 2 Core. I loved the core game, but after years of playing it, the game is just dull and repetitive. Plus you can only handle seeing all of the nostalgic areas in tyria blown up, sunk, or in ruins so many times before it gets exhausting.

    6) Heart of Thorns. I actually enjoyed this expansion, though I play one of the tankiest professions which makes it easier. The rush of it and especially the military campaign that is Dragon Stand made for some awesome experiences.

    7) Nightfall. I hated Elona. I don't know why. The story was good, heroes were a game changer, Vabbi was beautiful, but the soundtrack and the rest of the environments just didn't do it for me.

    The environment, setting and enemies design was the reason Faction was my fav expansion as well. I'm not even into the Chinese art direction but Faction had something special going into it. Its what's missing in the whole of GW2 for me, nothing feels unique.

  • EoTN, FoW/UW (no its not an expansion, but still my fav enviroments.) NF/DoA.

  • The Guild Wars chapters weren't exactly expansions, but anyway:

    1. Nightfall. The story was the best one we ever got from ArenaNet, dervishes were amazing (paragons were nice), heroes massively changed the game, we got the inscription system, it introduced white dyes (<3), the soundtrack was great, and so on.

    2. Factions and Eye of the North. Factions had a poor story and horrible voice acting, but the ritualist was great (assassins were more or less), the PvPvE modes were fun, and the world looked amazing; the Jade Sea is still one of the most unique settings I have seen. The soundtrack was great, too, and it has the best armor sets in the original Guild Wars. Eye of the North, in other hand, introduced a lot of poor skills and armor choices (many were bland reskins), the story was more or less, and it felt a lot like advertising for GW2, plus it introduced a lot of grind to the game with the alliance points. But, mechanically, it was the best part of the original Guild Wars, when everything had been refined to its best.

    3. The original Guild Wars. Horrible story and somewhat uninspired world design (we got the cold areas, the hot areas, the jungle areas...), but a brilliant skill system with great horizontal progression.

    4. Heart of Thorns and Path of Fire. Having played both more or less at the same time (I only got HoT a few weeks before the release of PoF), I think both expansions have opposite good and bad points, with the only trait common to both being very bad stories. An expansion merging the best aspects of HoT and PoF, with a new team taking care of the game's plot, would be amazing.

    5. The original release of Guild Wars 2. Probably the biggest disappointment in my life.

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  • ProtoGunner.4953ProtoGunner.4953 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I wonder why EotN is so highly rated. The dungeons were really cheap and they re-used assets in several dungeons. Some levels were just copy paste with different enemies. I remember how disappointed I was. Also the campaign was super short as well. Of course music and overall feel was quite good. It wasn't bad, but compared to Nightfall and Factions (I know these were also stand alone games) it felt very short and rushed.

    Anyway here my list:

    • Fations
    • Nightfall
    • Path of Fire
    • Heart of Thorns
    • Eye of the North
  • I loved Factions, that's when I really fell in love with Guild Wars.

  • Goettel.4389Goettel.4389 Member ✭✭✭

    1 HoT, 2 PoF, 3 (nothing, didn't like GW).

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