I posted my opinion about the game on another thread but ill copy/paste it here.
I like both games, and ill tell you the reasons i liked gw2 after trying it.
1- Huge open world, compared to the first one
2- Huge main Cities, basically take Velika and put it 3 times inside the main Human city of Gw2( i explored the Human City, took me 21minutes to fully explore all districts. 12minutes just to walk around it. Each race also has a big city, not only humans.
3- Big raid bosses even at low lvls, the first one i saw was a lvl 15 one, called Shadow Behemoth.
4- Champion bosses, equivalent to Tera's BAMS even at lvl 5, these are for groups, can be soloed if you have the skill.
5- No need for LFG since you can party with whoever you want, no need for healers/tanks, the game doesnt have taunt mechanics, so basicaly every dungeon/fight is about movement, you dont move, you die. Everyone has a healing spell, and every class has support spells.
6- Challenging Dungeons, you are going to die..alot, Traps everywhere, Puzzles.
7- Dungeons have random events happening in them, so runs dont always look the same
8- Dynamic events, altho people claim its the same old questing but different, i say no, its true its similar, but the events give you multiple choices for a given event, 1 event has many different points that will help that event progress, the events also dont wait for you, they trigger themselves, the only "old school" quests are your personal storyline quests, that you need to talk to npc's in order to trigger.
9- Events cross each-other, 1 event can cross with another event in the world, and now you have to deal with multiple situations at the same time.
10- The world feels alive, since you dont need to always be in a group, just by participating with nearby players, you are rewarded and so are they.
11- Scaling content, it is true, Gw2 doesn't have a traditional Endgame, where all you do is log in 3 times a day and grind that raid to get your armor piece, instead, you are scaled to the zones you're in, so if you level too fast, and come back to the lvl 15 zone and the Shadow Behemoth raid boss spawns, he will be challenging for you, since you will be scaled down to the zone level, that means that content is always fun to do, since you never really out-level it, and considering the amount of stuff to do in zones, you will have hours and hours of gameplay.
12- PVP, organized pvp, where skill trully matters and not gear, the pvp zones are HUGE, the zones are probably as big as a whole Tera continent. Filled with Castles and Capture points.
(people can say all they want, i can bet 10$ most pro pvp players in most mmo's would never survive a hall of heroes pvp fight in the first gw, that sick gear isn't going to save you)
13- No monthly fee, i can play when i want, no need to worry about money( same thing with Tera to be honest, people who cant afford 15$ a month are either poor as heck or dont work enough)but anyways, no monthly is nice.
14- Graphics, they look good for an mmo imo, sure Tera has alot of post process blur/bloom and DOF but if it didnt had that it would look the same as Gw2.
15- Gameplay, could careless, sure i love the Tera combat, but i've played mmo's long enough to be fine with tab target, and it doesn't bother me, anways the combat is more similar to age of conan that Rift/WoW. You can cast most of your spells while moving, melee characters dont need to tab target, so make sure you're close to your target, otherwise your hits will hit air, like in Tera. Same thing with casters, although you can cast whenever you want. your spells will most of the time land on your enemy no matter what, unless they're aimed.
16- Leveling pace, one thing that bothered me with Tera so far is that its soo easy to level, i got my sorc to lvl 32 + gold disc @ +6 already,and havent even played a total of 24hours., this makes me afraid that ill just burn through the Tera content too fast, and its not like i even play that much, i only play after work, and haven't even played a total of 24hours.
In Gw2 its waaaay slower, last beta i got to lvl 18 playing for 2days, max lvl of 80.
17- Monster Ai, the Ai is quite good, from what i experienced, mobs dont stand in your aoe's, ranged mobs, kite you, dodge you.
18- Enviromental Weapons,(you can basicaly grab stuff that is in the enviroment, be it wood planks, tree branch, a bucket, a bottle of rum, etc) because grabbing rotten grapes and throwing them at a drake is quite satisfying.
On the other side tho, the game is really in a Beta state, not like our Beta which is a false Beta, considering Tera's been out for well over a year in Korea.
Lots of bugs i found in Gw2 so far, items disappearing, instances problems, Lag, the game doesn't seem to be optimized yet, i have quite a machine and my fps is worse than Tera.
Edit: @ the post above me, that's funny because i also work in 3d, and i actually found their models quite good, if you're a game developer, then you should be able to see through the illusion of the post process volumes Tera uses to hide their flat textures, remove the dept of field, remove the huge blur, remove the intense bloom, and you got yourself a game that looks like Aion. I say this because i work with the Ut3 Engine, and make small games. Plus if you look closely at the UV's of some characters you can see that some of them have quite some problems, when you look at them through the the database files, when you can see the modeling symmetry on the belly of elins, where the UV's from one side dont match the other...not being a fanboy of Gw2, but saying their models sucks..really dude.
Edited by: anbelroj
about 1 year ago