Warhammer Online makes me want to play more Guild Wars. It’s a very weird feeling. I have a brand new, shiny, nice MMO that I really enjoy playing, and I keep thinking about Guild Wars PvP and the PvE content I have yet to play.
Warhammer Online reminded me a lot about Guild Wars when I started playing. The feel of the skills, combat and PvP (especially with body blocking, at which I feel I am quite skilled at using) really hit home. Prior to Warhammer Online’s Open Beta, I had been playing Lord of the Rings Online and Team Fortress 2 pretty evenly. Guild Wars really had not been touched, except for the occasional 20 minutes of Alliance Battles and the festival events. I had honestly moved on from primarily playing Guild Wars until such a time when ArenaNet will announce exactly how the Hall of Monuments will give rewards in Guild Wars 2.
But, thank Mythic for bringing me back to the light. The Open RvR is far too different than anything in Guild Wars, so I think it was largely due to the scenarios in Warhammer Online that made me pine for the quick, spiky action of Guild Wars PvP. I am probably going to take week-long sabbatical from Warhammer when Guild Wars Costume Brawl gets re-released for Halloween. I really didn’t think Warhammer Online would have any competition for my time until 2009, and it’s a weird feeling when you are so wrong. Feels like blowing the dust out of Nintendo cartridges.