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Welcome back.

You have 2 choices for newer expansions. 'End Of Dragons' (EoD) or 'Secrets Of The Obscure.' (SOTO)

With EoD, you get a few good new class specialisations and a not so useful Turtle Mount, a tedious story and underpopulated maps.

With SOTO, you get access to the versatile Skyscale mount, weapon specialisation use across all specialisations and  an underwhelming story. Maps are a bit more populated than EoD and smaller.

If it were me returning, I would just go with SOTO for the Skyscale and then maybe consider EoD afterwards. Maybe; if you get bored. YMMV.

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I personally enjoyed the EOD and SOTO  releases. I've been playing and never took a break since beta. The maps are underpopulated at times, but you can always find one when the time is right in EOD. They are challenging maps to complete at times. EOD's story is great. SOTO's is just slow due to the pace at which it is being released. There's a path to your skyscale if you don't have one right after you get through the preliminary part of SOTO. I suggest doing EOD first, since SOTO is kind of a sequel to EOD. But if you want your skyscale you can always do that part first in SOTO. Or do the skyscale old way before doing EOD.

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Depends on what you're looking for in the game so I'll ask a few questions to maybe narrow it down a bit more.

Do you like story aspect of the game? If so would you rather play in order or happy to just go with what's most exciting/interesting?

Do you play pve, pvp or wvw most?

You interest in having best build/gear?

Are mounts important to you? Do you have griffon and/or skyscale?

You enjoy/play endgame content? (Raids, fractals, strikes)

Are you interested in legendary weapons or armour? If so which would you prefer?

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2 hours ago, Dibit.6259 said:

Depends on what you're looking for in the game so I'll ask a few questions to maybe narrow it down a bit more.

Do you like story aspect of the game? If so would you rather play in order or happy to just go with what's most exciting/interesting?

Do you play pve, pvp or wvw most?

You interest in having best build/gear?

Are mounts important to you? Do you have griffon and/or skyscale?

You enjoy/play endgame content? (Raids, fractals, strikes)

Are you interested in legendary weapons or armour? If so which would you prefer?

I have 6 characters all lv80 before I left, enjoy WvW (my old server is dragon brand, it seems not existing anymore) and GvG . 

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13 hours ago, CRrabbit.1284 said:

Left few yrs ago. Already own heart of thorn and path of fire.

Why did you leave? Did you just get bored after a while or were there certain things in game that frustrated you to the point of leaving?

13 hours ago, CRrabbit.1284 said:

what expansion to buy next? 

Normally EoD is next in line which completes the story line of the Dragons. Not sure if you have the Living World / Saga dlc. SoTO is the newest expansion that came out last year.

13 hours ago, CRrabbit.1284 said:

Any major changes since that? worth to return? 

  • First thing that comes to mind is the dailies which is now done through a system called Astral Acclaim. It takes a little getting used to but imo it's an improvement.
  • Then there's the change with runes. They separated the special bonus from runes (when you have 6 pieces of the same rune) and introduced a new gear item called a relic.
  • Oh and they made weapons from elite spec available to all specs of a profession and we're getting new weapon sets soon for each profession. 
  • And they now have smaller expansions but they come out roughly once per year now, so we had SoTO last year and are expecting the next expansion later this year. There is no more living world / saga dlcs coming out and instead we get quarterly updates that expand the current expansion.

So yeah there's been some major changes.

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11 hours ago, CRrabbit.1284 said:

I have 6 characters all lv80 before I left, enjoy WvW (my old server is dragon brand, it seems not existing anymore) and GvG . 

 

6 hours ago, Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:

Dragonbrand definitely still exists.

https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/World#North_America

Yup, Dragonbrand definitely does still exist. We're against them in the current matchup and yesterday, Saturday morning, we had some fierce fights against them and got pounded several times. The folks we fought were good.

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18 hours ago, Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:

Dragonbrand definitely still exists.

https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/World#North_America

 

12 hours ago, Chichimec.9364 said:

 

Yup, Dragonbrand definitely does still exist. We're against them in the current matchup and yesterday, Saturday morning, we had some fierce fights against them and got pounded several times. The folks we fought were good.

I'm going to guess the OP logged in some time during the 3 weeks prior to Feb 2nd, meaning they showed up during the WR beta at which point all the original servers were gone.

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