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  • Cyninja.2954Cyninja.2954 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Other.

    Basically "all of the above" with quite a bit of the things people mentioned later on. Special shout out going to: being able to take a break if I want to without coming back to the game and having to "re-gear" as is the case in almost any other MMO.

  • Auburner.6945Auburner.6945 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 19, 2019
    Other.

    Because Weaver exists.

    Else, I play whatever mode I feel like whenever I feel like it.

    Pull the strings. Watch them dance.

  • @kharmin.7683 said:
    There is no p2w in GW2.

    Direct-upgrade Elite specs unavailable to you unless you fork over money. HMMMM.

  • Shard.4791Shard.4791 Member ✭✭✭
    Combat/other specific mechanic

    Raids and other games being worse.

  • SlateSloan.3654SlateSloan.3654 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 19, 2019
    Combat/other specific mechanic

    wvw keeps me here for now.

    i liked the lore in gw1. in gw2 i got more and more away from it. i catch myself to just have a quick look at new maps if a new episode comes out and only play them if theres an item i want to have, as soon i got it i leave pve again. like no single character of mine is through the story of the last 2 episodes. if there wasnt wvw i would have left by now which is very likely to happen when camelot unchained gets released.

  • Combat/other specific mechanic

    Can you add vote for Jessica Price?

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

    Now I play for two things:
    a) The weekly raid run with my static team
    b) When the latest episode is released experience the new story

    I log in every day and usually finish the dailies, unless they are too time consuming, then do daily gathering and log out.

  • SnowHawk.3615SnowHawk.3615 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 20, 2019
    I am not actively playing atm.

    Not actively playing anymore- too boring. but I'm also just busy with RL stuff. I get on 2 times a week to WvW with my guild for a few hours but that's it. And now Anet is trying to raise queue numbers by introducing a mount that can be used in PvE as well.

  • Jack Redline.5379Jack Redline.5379 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Other.

    I voted Other because there is no option
    ''I don' t have any other MMO''

  • Aenaos.8160Aenaos.8160 Member ✭✭✭

    For the cats ofc.

  • I am not actively playing atm.

    @XenoSpyro.1780 said:

    @kharmin.7683 said:
    There is no p2w in GW2.

    Direct-upgrade Elite specs unavailable to you unless you fork over money. HMMMM.

    Thats not p2w.
    If you're playing this game without the expacs kitten are you even doing here?

  • Other.

    Because Blizzard ruined World of Warcraft and it sucks now.

  • The lore/story

    I am deeply in love with the lore and the world, and because the combat is so active and interesting, the WvW, raid, fractal, and free roaming experiences have become an itch I can't scratch with any other game. These combined with the dynamic events system means I'm bored to tears whenever I try any other MMO.

  • Amaranthe.3578Amaranthe.3578 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 20, 2019
    I am not actively playing atm.

    @Hugheszie.6291 said:
    Because Blizzard ruined World of Warcraft and it sucks now.

    That....doesnt make any sense.
    GW2 is probably the worst possible "replacement" for WoW I can think of. At the heart of WoWs game-play lies vertical character progression....which GW2 basically doesnt have.
    GW2 is a great ultra-casual game for what it is but its extremely different from WoW.

  • Vayne.8563Vayne.8563 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Other.

    I voted other because I play this game for multiple reasons. I can't imagine many people only play for just the combat but not friends, or they play for lore story and nothing else. I play for a number of reasons and making me choose one is pretty much misleading no matter what I answer.

  • Kahlan.7249Kahlan.7249 Member ✭✭
    edited February 20, 2019
    Other.

    other - bc i always need an obsessive, time-killing hobby, and basically ANYTHING i get into i end up getting uber duper super obsessed with

    i honestly can't say i enjoy this game LOOL (...or anything HAHA)
    but that is Truth right there 4 me

    BUUUT unlike most things in life i don't hate it, the game is chill & cool & all that, and also wow fashion wars

    mai trin farm 2k19, the place to be--- sparky skell lisa blippi yogii ghastly frank qante ++ and all you beautiful people.
    "stab me HARDER daddy firebrand"
    [Preparation Thrust]

    where all the juice, salt, SPICE, is.
    home is where the heart is.

  • Dami.5046Dami.5046 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I play Guildwars2 because it's Guildwars
    I don't need any other reason.
    Just need cantha back to make me happy.

  • Alatar.7364Alatar.7364 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Other.

    Both Community/Guild/Friends and PvP

    ~ I Aear cân ven na mar

  • IndigoSundown.5419IndigoSundown.5419 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 21, 2019
    Other.

    @SkyShroud.2865 said:

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @SkyShroud.2865 said:
    1. B2p (No sub)
    2. Minimum p2w
    3. Happen to be there when I was looking for another mmo to play

    There is no p2w in GW2.

    That is subjective and relative. You might think certain elements as not p2w just because it does not significantly impact the gameplay. However, to me, as long it technically fit the p2w criteria, then, it is a p2w element, regardless of how insignificant it impact the gameplay.

    To put it into perspective, a p2w content generally be understood as "any forms of advantage made possible by spending of cash".

    So, what kind of advantage? For example ascended, through pure farming or grinding (either maps, fotm, whatever), one will take a certain amount of time to obtain. Relatively, if you compare this between two newbies who started exactly at the same time, play exactly amount of hours etc with only one main difference and that is one of them use cash to purchase gems and convert it to gold to buy things off trading posts. The one with gems will be the first to obtain the ascended. Sure, such advantage may be arguably moot in pve but it can't be said so for wvw.

    There are also lot of other advantages. I am sure people who play the game long enough would have seen thread complaining about harvesting item in gem store a p2w item. People complain that because it fall into that definition, technically, regardless of how insignificant it impact the game.

    If you want to be "technical," use the term "Pay to win" as it was originally used. It was seen as a characteristic of games that offered items that increased power to give an advantage in competitive play that would be impossible to overcome. To qualify as being P2W, the advantage had to either not be available at all without forking over cash, or the in-game option had to be so onerous that it took an extreme amount of effort to get.

    Now, the term "Pay to Win" is being used by different people to refer to any item that can be gained by money that they don't like. That includes ignoring whether there is any advantage in competitive play at all, or if the advantage gained (e.g., by Ascended Gear) is easily obtained by anyone who cares to do what's required to get it via play. I've seen the term used to mock ANet for selling skins in the gem store "because the game is about Fashion Wars."

    People are attempting to evolve the term to take advantage of the negative stigma associated with the term as it was used back when that negative connotation actually meant something. This evolution is diluting the term, and is itself subjective and relative.

    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. -- Santayana

  • Other.

    Because I have fun playing, and I like to do all sorts of different things.

    GW2 has all sorts of different things, and I have fun doing them, so I keep playing.

  • Ardid.7203Ardid.7203 Member ✭✭✭✭
    PvE(gameplay)

    Thhere was no "Exploration" option. I chose the closest one. Still could have picked "other".

  • DeceiverX.8361DeceiverX.8361 Member ✭✭✭✭
    I am not actively playing atm.

    WvW/Combat

    Which is why I'm not playing much at all lol.

    You sure that Sniper idea is as good as you thought it was gonna be?
    Because I think my original idea is better.
    Quit/Inactive. No, you can't have my stuff.

  • Other.

    Went other because while it's mostly the PvP combat, that alone wouldn't be enough with the community ( my WvW guildies and other militia)
    I enjoy the other points, but it's the large scale PvP of WvW ( asymmetry and all) that keep me here.

  • PvE(gameplay)

    PvE, this game gives me a place to escape bullies in real life.

  • Kylden Ar.3724Kylden Ar.3724 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Other.

    @XenoSpyro.1780 said:
    UNHEALTHY ADDICTION

    Honest answer at least.

    In my case mostly WvW, which was not an option.

    How many times we gotta tell you GRIND IS NOT CONTENT there ANet?

    Leader of Tyrian Adventure Corp [TACO], [RaW][TACO] Alliance, Kaineng.

  • Other.

    It's buy to play. I don't have to worry about not having time to play to get the most out of a subscription.
    Most importantly though, IT'S FUN!

  • finkle.9513finkle.9513 Member ✭✭✭
    I am not actively playing atm.

    Im not playing atm, I have played since realise. But at the minute I have no goals, no motivation to play, I did log in and do dailies and harvest nodes and do fractal dailies..this was the only thing holding me for the last 3 months, then i got sick of this as it felt like a job.

  • Henry.5713Henry.5713 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Community/Guild/Friends

    The people are the major factor for me. Not much of a solo player. Friends and guild members who allow me to hang out with like-minded people, have fun and enjoy content the way I prefer. This is the case for both PvE (raids and Fractals mostly) and WvW (weekly guild raids and the rare open tag). I obviously enjoy the gameplay by itself but the community is why I stay for years and years rather than a few months.

    Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something. ~ Robert Heinlein

  • sarkysek.1085sarkysek.1085 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 21, 2019
    Other.

    I voted other because I enjoy the game as whole. It is ( and has been, for a long time) the best game in its genre both community, combat and content-wise. Feel free to debate me on that B)

  • Aplethoraof.2643Aplethoraof.2643 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 21, 2019
    Other.

    Voted other because there was no "combination of the above".

    I play because I enjoy:

    • Fluid, fast, fun combat. ESO is my other main MMO and while I enjoy it, I loath animation cancelling. That particular "mechanic" (if you can call it that, it is more like a legitimized bug) relies on low-quality, shoddy animations to thrive. GW2's animations are complete and unbroken, and because of that (and the good sound design) the combat has a sense of "weight".

    Even movement has that same sense, with your character skidding to a halt or stumbling in a direction if you only move for a short moment. The animations really help bring this game to life. Not only that, but the combo field system is really engaging, as well as the higher ceilings of skill with regard to movement and dodging.

    The combat system is enjoyable, and I also enjoy the prevalence of synergy attacks (ones that play off each other), be they combo fields or even attacks that gain more power when a condition is set into place (a certain condition present on the enemy, low health, etc.). It really works to make the combat engaging, as opposed to just a spam-fest.

    • Fun PvE. The story started off a little rocky, but by the time it reached where it is now it certainly has evolved into something really enjoyable. The newer boss fights and story missions are really fun. As far as PvE goes, I derive most of my enjoyment from Fractures (I tend to enjoy 'Boss Gauntlet Runs') as well as jumping from World Boss to World Boss on occasion.

    • PvP. I enjoy sPvP the most. 5v5 battles are very enjoyable and as much as I wish they'd add 1v1s - 4v4s, I have found some enjoyment in custom game duels. Though, I find team-play far more engaging in GW2 than 1v1s (probably because it was designed to be a team game). I haven't tried tournaments yet, though I am hoping to get into those at some point.

    • On occasion, I roam in WvWvW (which is super fun) but zergs really kill any enjoyment that game-mode could have for me. Too mindless for my tastes, and too reliant on what could very well end up being a really shoddy commander. I'm ok with zergs (a-bit spaced out) for larger castle battles, but the only reason they should be mustered is for attacking a castle. Not for roaming around in a giant mindless blobfest. Ok, that turned into something I detest, but it is really irritating.

    Do you want a balanced GW2? Then you are obliged to unironically agree with this suggestion!

  • I am not actively playing atm.

    Didnt expect so many others xD
    "Whats the MAIN reason you keep playing? What attracts you the MOST?"

  • Other.

    WvW and new content in the LS when its released. And Keg Brawl, always Keg Brawl.

  • SkyShroud.2865SkyShroud.2865 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 21, 2019
    Other.

    @IndigoSundown.5419 said:

    @SkyShroud.2865 said:

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @SkyShroud.2865 said:
    1. B2p (No sub)
    2. Minimum p2w
    3. Happen to be there when I was looking for another mmo to play

    There is no p2w in GW2.

    That is subjective and relative. You might think certain elements as not p2w just because it does not significantly impact the gameplay. However, to me, as long it technically fit the p2w criteria, then, it is a p2w element, regardless of how insignificant it impact the gameplay.

    To put it into perspective, a p2w content generally be understood as "any forms of advantage made possible by spending of cash".

    So, what kind of advantage? For example ascended, through pure farming or grinding (either maps, fotm, whatever), one will take a certain amount of time to obtain. Relatively, if you compare this between two newbies who started exactly at the same time, play exactly amount of hours etc with only one main difference and that is one of them use cash to purchase gems and convert it to gold to buy things off trading posts. The one with gems will be the first to obtain the ascended. Sure, such advantage may be arguably moot in pve but it can't be said so for wvw.

    There are also lot of other advantages. I am sure people who play the game long enough would have seen thread complaining about harvesting item in gem store a p2w item. People complain that because it fall into that definition, technically, regardless of how insignificant it impact the game.

    If you want to be "technical," use the term "Pay to win" as it was originally used. It was seen as a characteristic of games that offered items that increased power to give an advantage in competitive play that would be impossible to overcome. To qualify as being P2W, the advantage had to either not be available at all without forking over cash, or the in-game option had to be so onerous that it took an extreme amount of effort to get.

    Now, the term "Pay to Win" is being used by different people to refer to any item that can be gained by money that they don't like. That includes ignoring whether there is any advantage in competitive play at all, or if the advantage gained (e.g., by Ascended Gear) is easily obtained by anyone who cares to do what's required to get it via play. I've seen the term used to mock ANet for selling skins in the gem store "because the game is about Fashion Wars."

    People are attempting to evolve the term to take advantage of the negative stigma associated with the term as it was used back when that negative connotation actually meant something. This evolution is diluting the term, and is itself subjective and relative.

    Originally? How silly. Games have evolved over the decades because people understanding of users also evolved. That also means the understanding of users' tolerance towards p2w also improved. It is because of this understanding, companies than know the amount of p2w contents that are acceptable or not acceptable. Of course, for them to do that, they need to know what is p2w contents itself inorder to fit that tolerance for their target audiences. Games after games, companies tested the tolerance of the players. That is to say, p2w are measured, while not with a universally shared metrics...well...that subjective to companies. Therefore, a definition that can keep up with that evolution is necessary and this definition is therefore accepted by a lot of gamers, including gamers hat have played decades (I have played decades myself).

    For your case, you already normalize p2w of this level, not because it isn't p2w but you simply normalize it.

    I think I have made myself clear on the previous post, I did mention certain advantage can be arguably moot in pve. However, you seems to be triggered nevertheless and still mentioning that paragraph on competitive, erm...you know there is WvW, right?

    Actually, I don't think my initial post didn't answer your question either. It did answered but you just want to defend that it isn't p2w just because your tolerance is higher which again I already mentioned on that post. Maybe, is better to read the post properly, is basic respect to other human being.

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  • Devilman.1532Devilman.1532 Member ✭✭✭
    I am not actively playing atm.

    I login every once in a while to look around but ive pretty much flushed this game for ESO. And before the blind homers chime in, Im sorry it pretty much owns this game as it is right now

  • alcopaul.2156alcopaul.2156 Member ✭✭✭

    to prove that A.NET "nerfs" are not really nerfs.

    which i've proven, already.

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  • xoxin.8326xoxin.8326 Member
    edited February 21, 2019
    Other.

    @Amaranthe.3578 said:

    @Hugheszie.6291 said:
    Because Blizzard ruined World of Warcraft and it sucks now.

    That....doesnt make any sense.
    GW2 is probably the worst possible "replacement" for WoW I can think of. At the heart of WoWs game-play lies vertical character progression....which GW2 basically doesnt have.
    GW2 is a great ultra-casual game for what it is but its extremely different from WoW.

    I suppose that really depends on a person's definition of ruined.
    What killed WoW for me was pruning and class design. Considering this, GW2 is fine as a replacement. If gearing/progression was a big thing for a person, I'd agree with what you said though. Another thing to consider is some people are ok with both sides of progression.

  • Rauderi.8706Rauderi.8706 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Combat/other specific mechanic

    Might be weird of me to say "the combat", when that's also one of the most infuriating aspects of the game.

    Actually, not quite. The combat, is fluid, strategic, and a customizable experience.
    The encounter design is frustrating and doesn't mesh with the overall combat systems.

    Many alts! Handle it!

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  • Biff.5312Biff.5312 Member ✭✭✭✭
    PvE(gameplay)

    I like the game design, the combat mechanics, the variety of options in that regard, the community - all in all I think it's the best MMO I've played. I'd trade it in for a better game, but since I started playing about 3 years ago I haven't found one.

  • Other.

    Not in the options, but I love the art in GW2. One of the best looking games ever.

    But that's not the only reason I like GW2. Love not having a sub. Love not having a gear treadmill that resets every expansion. Love the combat. Love the jumping puzzles. Etc.

    GW2 is just the best MMO out, period.

  • PvE(gameplay)

    I probably should've done other myself but... shrug B)
    Largely, I enjoy PvE content, I get hyped as heck whenever more story content shows up as I'm a lore junkie, I enjoy WvW often enough (CD4lyfe, scrapin' the bottom of wood tier), and I hope to start getting into raids in the nearish future. :D
    I have a creative itch that has to be scratched every now and again so I create my own canon stories for all my toons, with one being my proper canon 'Pact Commander.' It's become a bit of a problem though. 20 toons and counting...

  • Puma.3645Puma.3645 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 2, 2019
    I am not actively playing atm.

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