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Dealspwn Playthrough | Guild Wars 2 - Carl & Jon Vs The Shatterer

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Dealspwn Playthrough | Guild Wars 2 - Carl & Jon Vs The Shatterer

We're back with Dealspwn Playthrough after a lengthy hiatus, and to kick things off we're revisiting ArenaNet's MMORPG Guild Wars 2.

In today's episode, Carl guides Jon, who has only just recently started playing, through his first experience with one of the world encounters - a massive dragon called The Shatterer. We also talk about our current impressions of the game, and touch upon the upcoming March update for the Flame & Frost living story. See it for yourself after the jump.

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Shadowmancer88  Mar. 11, 2013 at 09:19

This just convinced me to buy the game, like Jon I'm not a big fan of MMO's given them a try in the past but never really stuck with me.

JonLester  Mar. 11, 2013 at 10:45

@Shadowmancer88: GW2 is the best of both worlds, really. You'll get a huge amount of content (including separate personal storylines for each race, plus branching narratives depending on what factions you join), all of which can be enjoyed solo but with dynamic co-op that just kinda happens. There's nothing quite like bumbling along on your lonesome on the trail of your personal story questline, only to discover an entire army of players trying to take down an undead behemoth the size of an office block in the middle of a swamp, or a small party in need of a little assistance with a random event. Just last night, I bumped into a couple of people doing a group event and then spent hours questing as a party before going our separate ways.

Since there's dynamic level adjustments, everyone gets to contribute, and loot and experience are instanced for each player so everyone gets a fair cut. I've actually found myself missing the other players in singleplayer RPGs - it's nice to have the option.

I've rarely seen an MMO that offers so much choice in how you want to play it, and that's not even scratching the surface of the Guilds, dungeons, fractals and World vs World - that sees entire servers go to war against each other.

To be honest, I'd suggest that it might be worth waiting for a deal - I picked it up for £19.99 a while back. Probably the best twenty quid I've spent in ages.

EDIT: For any current or prospective GW2 players: let us know if there's anything you'd like us to do, or come join us on Desolation (primary char: Byskk).

Last edited by JonLester, Mar. 11, 2013 at 11:16

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