The headline says it all -- gamers who are actively a part of the action-adventure, MMO, and RPG communities are eagerly awaiting the release of Guild Wars 2, the Viagra of the video game world and NCSoft's answer to the dreaded and constant repetition of whinging whines of "I'm Bored!" constantly emanating from the backseat...
NCsoft being one of the worlds serious publishers and developers of massively multiplayer online games (MMO's) has again hooked up with ArenaNet, the developer of the renowned Guild Wars franchise, to unleash Guild Wars 2
on the millions of eager fans around the world. The experience of desire for new content in the AAA games that make up the royalty within it have been compared to crack addiction in the past -- which is a pretty fair analogy really, if you think about it... Because these games are highly addictive, give pleasure to everyone who plays them, and see their fans committing acts of violence and theft in them as part of the process of getting their fix!
OK that was probably not the best analogy to use, but the level of fun and entertainment that comes along with MMO's like Guild Wars really is the sort of experience in which once you get a little taste, a little is not enough. Which is why the news that August 28th is that special day in which fans who pre-purchased the game can log-in, and hey, there you have it! Addiction managed!
Yeah, it is not really that easy -- because on the 25th of August as part of the Headstart programme, gamers who had the sense to pre-order the game will experience all of its most excellent contents including its groundbreaking dynamic event system, action-oriented combat and meaningful personal story lines -- three-freaking-days-early! Yes, you read that correctly -- three days early!
"Five years ago we set out to develop a game that finally fulfilled the promise of online worlds," said Mike O'Brien, president and co-founder of ArenaNet. "We questioned everything that had previously been taken for granted and we never settled for 'good enough.' Now, we're finally ready to introduce Guild Wars 2 to gamers who are looking for the next evolution in online gaming." Cool that.
Guild Wars 2 Offers Players the following spiffy elements: Dynamic Events:
Guild Wars 2 is a living, breathing world where events occur naturally and in response to players actions. This system fosters cooperation between playerseveryone who participates is rewarded, and players begin to naturally cooperate instead of compete. Personal Stories:
Your deeply customised personal story begins when you first create your character, then twists and turns with each fateful decision you make. Action-Oriented Combat:
Guild Wars 2 is an action game at heart. Survival in combat is based on timing, skill and movement. Well-timed dodges or combo attacks are integral to any battle. Guild Wars 2 rethinks the outdated class restrictions of other games, giving players the tools and skills they need to play with friends regardless of their class. Player vs. Player and World vs. World:
Competitive multiplayer in Guild Wars 2 consists of two exciting modes PvP serves up intense small-unit combat that focuses on skill and strategy, not gear. WvW pits entire servers of players against each other in a two-week-long war on a series of huge maps.
"Guild Wars 2 is launching at a time when players are looking for something different in an MMO: a game that offers them an innovative and unique experience without a monthly subscription," OBrien explains. "Guild Wars 2 is that game, and we believe it will fundamentally change the way people think about online RPGs."
For more information on the game and to purchase Guild Wars 2, load your addiction-enabling audio-video application otherwise known as a web browser and hit www.guildwars2.com
where you will find a fix every now and then.