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Is Guild Wars 2 Better than Diablo 3?

So I'm curious, who exactly are YOU? I know it sounds cliche, but this is a brand new blog and I really have no idea who you are. So step into the lime light for a moment and leave a comment with who you are and what you expect from Guild Wars 2. Bonus question! If you played Diablo 3 or World of Warcraft, what do you think will make Guild Wars 2 better than those two games?

I'll go first...

I expect the game to entertain me for at least three months. I HOPE that the game will entertain me for years to come, much like WoW did previously. Just like with WoW, I intend to dissect this game like a surgeon. I'll look for loop holes and every advantage I can find with regards to the Trading Post and making gold in the game. If I find the PvP entertaining enough, then I will take it rather seriously and play more than just the Trading Post.

You probably know me already, but I have an insatiable craving for figuring out economies in games. I've already taken a swing at World of Warcraft and Diablo 3, and now I'm looking forward to a change of pace with Guild Wars 2. Will it fizzle and die like SWOTR? Hopefully not! I like the art direction and game play of Guild Wars 2, which will probably be entertaining enough to get everyone past the inevitable wave of patches and bug fixes new games have these days.

I am most excited by the lack of monetary transactions between players. I thought that it would be a great thing for Diablo 3, but in reality it did nothing but hurt the "fun" of the game. Having a measuring stick like the dollar bill next to every item you find really takes away from the joy of gaming. If you don't find enough dollars each time you play then you really feel like you wasted your time. Guild Wars 2 won't ever feel like that, mostly because Gems can only be purchases for dollars and sold for gold. Sure, you can basically buy gold with this system, but money is only going from players to the game, not players to players or the game to players.

At its core, I believe that Guild Wars 2 will be more entertaining for me than both WoW and Diablo 3.

Are you excited about Guild Wars 2 and its economy, as well as hoping that it will be more enjoyable than the recent games from Blizzard entertainment?


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