I still haven't purchased factions. Dunno if I will bother. Doubt I will go for this one. There is only one thing that will keep me with GW, and that is if they improve the PvP. Now, I know that that's what factions is for, and what everyone is saying this new one is for, but they aren't improving it how I want, as near as I can tell.
I have no problem with the micro game--with the individual battles or anything like that. It just seems so empty, so void of any long-term progression. Perhaps the best thing to compare it to is Warcraft III. Now, that game has an amazing ladder system, and it has more than just one ladder. It has a ladder for the random team, for 2v2, 3v3, and 4v4--in each region. So, I could compete in my chosen gametype--3v3--and track my team's progress up the USWest ladder. I loved telling people I was in the top 200 in the USWest.
Also, I can go to the Battle.net web site and look at my personal stats. What hero did I use the most? Which race did I do best with? And TONS of other data that I loved to see.
With guild wars, I play a game (and have to find a 4th person because it's limited to 4v4), and then move on to the next. I suppose there's a little progression with titles and faction points, or whatever, but it simply isn't enough. Also, I don't play enough to compete for that lame ladder they have, with what, 1000 clans WORLDWIDE? How the hell am I supposed to get ranked on that? I guess I can join a clan that's ranked, but then that's my clan, not even my team.
Maybe Warcraft III just spoiled me. That ladder system--and don't even bring up the match-making system--was the best. Guild Wars PvP meta game just seems hollow next to it.
This comment was edited on Jul 19, 20:06.