Guild Wars vs. World of Warcraft- What to get?

By Molson316 ยท 100 replies
Jun 9, 2005
  1. I've been researching 2 games, Guild Wars, and World of Warcraft. Which one should I get? Anyone that plays any of the 2 games tell me what you think and why should I get it.
  2. kol_indian

    kol_indian TS Rookie Posts: 316

    I have been hearing a lot a good things revies about guild wars and moreover from what i saw they just charge one time for the game and no recuring monthly charges so i think u can go for that.

    If u like First person - RPG then this is the one for u. :grinthumb

    damn they dont have a server in india if they had i will go for that. :dead:
  3. Molson316

    Molson316 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    Yeah thats a good thing about Guild Wars, no monthly charges like WOW. But WOW offers new levels and stuff every month or so, which would make it more playable overtime, but then again the 15 dollar a month fee.

    Do Guild Wars come out with new levels and stuff from time to time?
  4. kol_indian

    kol_indian TS Rookie Posts: 316

  5. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    I've been playing Lineage2 for a while and it's great fun. I consider Guild Wars a bit more cartoon looking. But Guild Wars you may be able to get more action quicker they say. Unlike Lineage2 where it takes a bloody long time to level up. The game hardly gets fun until you're over level 30. Well, not really :)

    BUT, Lineage2 is a pay-for server as well, unless you go with the free server-software at Free game, free servers, though the servers crash a lot. But hey, you don't even have to pay for the game! And this is not illegal either. Hundreds of thousands of people are on the free servers. So this game may give you a taste for a Guildwars-like atmosphere.
  6. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    I have guild wars, and both of the KOTORs. I do not see any simalairties other then they are both good games, and feature a simialar attacking engine. I am not a Warcraft guy, so the choice was easy for me between them. I like the freeness and the fable-style plot.

  7. kol_indian

    kol_indian TS Rookie Posts: 316

    The thing is i am india as it says in the top right corner and i really want to play this game and the problem is there is no local server so was just wondering if it work for me i have a 256 Kbps connection.

    I am a big fan of the entire KOTOR series so if it is even close to those two i was hoping i can buy those.
  8. WitchyOne

    WitchyOne TS Rookie

    Yeah they do, but it's always (so far) been server side patches, so you often times don't realize it unless you check out their website.

    I play/have played both WoW and GW and I do enjoy them both. Two of the things and main differences I realized were time and money. If you want a game that's good for the money you pay and eats up nearly all of your free time, go for WoW. If you want a game that you don't have to feel like your losing money if you don't play it for a day, and won't eat up all of your time, go for GW. Guild Wars is a lot easier to get into the thick of things faster, and is IMO, more suitable for a casual gamer. WoW, especially if you're one that likes to compete, will eat up a good deal of your $$ as well as your time, therefore, IMO again, better suited for a power gamer type.

    I bought WoW first, right when it came out and played it until the beginning of May. I cancelled my account for a month, and just recently reactivated it. I played GW almost straight for that entire month off from WoW, and it was defintely a different gaming experience altogether. Fun in it's own right for sure, but completely different.

    My suggestion, if you can afford it. Try both. See what you like better.
  9. momalyd

    momalyd TS Rookie Posts: 24

    its simple, if you can afford it play warcraft. if you cant or get board of world of warcraft then get guild wars. both are excelent games
  10. Molson316

    Molson316 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    I made my choice and I purchased World of Warcraft. Thanks ppl for your posts.
  11. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    I've played WoW, among other MMO's. It is full of aholes. I quit playing for that reason alone. One day I just suddenly got sick of it and didn't feel like playing anymore.
  12. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Acid - I think you're gonna find that on any online gaming community. I already told you from the day you started playing that you should join my guild - it's 430+ people of 25-60 year olds (so it's not a bunch of kids) with mature (take that with a grain of salt) attitudes and conversation.
  13. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    I hear you

    I totally agree with you acid. There is nothing more agrivating then shelling out 45-50 dollars just to deal with a bunch immautre people. I am really getting tired of it as well. I must say, guild wars, by far is one of the best MMO communites i have played with. Not perfect, not by far, but much better the WoW.

  14. Kojiro

    Kojiro TS Rookie

    I say that World of Warcraft is the better game. It has fun exploring, the world itself is so big you don't realize it until you see screenshots of all this like lvl 60 elite places. Guild Wars is a more serious game (just like Linage&2,Everquest.) It goes really into depth with designing your character which is always nice because you don't want 30 people running looking alike. It's harder to level up on Guild Wars than World of Warcraft. The cool thing is you can have two classes. Other than the free online playing its not that great. World of warcraft is really a better game. And now there is a Honor System where if you a certain number or horde members a week you get a rank and each rank gets a rare item.
  15. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    I notice you left out the work kill Kojiro :) That's cause you Alliance scum can't kill us Horde!

  16. Kojiro

    Kojiro TS Rookie

    That is why you guys have a huge sewer tunnel that leads to the Undeads place. Lol yeah i forgot to add kill, you spelled word wrong, because you Horde use cheap materials to learn and fight with. Good times
  17. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    For da Horde! Ya, me learn slow sumtimes.

    Really does suck that I made that typo though :)
  18. BeAsT009

    BeAsT009 TS Rookie

    I dont have either game at the moment, but on friday i will be buying WoW, and i seriously dont know how you can judge a gaming community as big as WoWs i recently read that after the release in China they have over 2 million subscribers, how can you possibly say that out of 2 million every one is an *******?
  19. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    Its only that one or two percent of the gamers that are the @%*$@# that screw things up for everyone else.

  20. momalyd

    momalyd TS Rookie Posts: 24

    the problem probably is kids and the immature who screw the the experience for all. the solution too this problem is to create an environment of mature incorruptible maturity where childishness is unwelcome. we should all join in the online community's of the following games, "World of pottery", "polo wars" and "gardening n knitting socialites online". all these game will instill proper values into you and your friends and teach you too be polite and pick up after yourselves, with the exception of polo wars, that one gives you porn pop ups.
  21. nocashwow

    nocashwow TS Rookie

    Free servers / Public servers

    Dont sweat the $15 a month, buy WoW its truly an awsome game, then head over to and get onto a free server. Youll find it just as rewarding, without having to pay every month. They are a little buggy but getting better all the time.
  22. Tyrael

    Tyrael TS Rookie

    I've put scores of hours into both games and have come to think that Guild Wars is a superior game. The two are fairily different though, so there is a lot of area for subjectivity. Try both if you can.

    Although Guild Wars is a beautiful game with a good amount of content, World of Warcraft is, IMO, a better game visually (I'd go so far as to say the best ever)--and, for better and worse, has a lot more content (e.g. you wont find trade professions in Guild Wars.)

    That aside, I believe Guild Wars truly beats the socks off any other MMO simply because of the gameplay speed is much, much faster. Indeed, it's essentially an action-RPG except that in towns and guild halls many people can associate with one another. When you want to go to another town there's no screwing around, just open the map and click on a town and there you are. When you are trying to complete a mission there's very little screwing around, just follow the star on your map and the path before you (the game ultimately leads you in certain directions via mountains, gates, deep water, etc.. although you have a good amount of room to move laterally.) When you want to create a party of random people there is much, much less time wasted (that's what most people, in GWs, are in the towns for... and probably most people in your town are looking to complete the same quests.) There is no such thing as food, drink, and sitting for regeneration, you start regenerating fairily quickly if you've been out of combat for a few seconds. In only about 100 hours you can fully level your character; less with experience, help, and dedication. My point is this: the game is much, much faster than any other MMO I've played. This can't be understated. IMO, a game is fun--whether pong or a sports title or an MMO--primary because you're constantly having to make challenging decisions.

    On top of that, the game is practically bugless (I haven't come across a bug yet, and the game is only a few months old!,) there is no monthly fee, and the PvP system is tactical, extremely well organized (from arenas to siege on other guild halls from your guild hall,) well balanced, and rewarding.
  23. Midgetmax

    Midgetmax TS Rookie Posts: 49

    Well i have a friend that plays WoW and i have seen that there is multiple servers....But in guild was there is only 1 and sofar i have had no lag (and yes i own the game GW) I also liked how they have the 2 dif. styles of play, not sure if WoW has those and personally, i think its this simple, if you have the $15 a month buy WoW but if you are like me and are on a budget go for guild was, i like it, much fun for many hours!
  24. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    I think guild wars really offers two games in one. When your tired of missons and paryting with random people, you head right over to your guild hall party up with some friends and beat down an opposing guild. Also, the people ( i think) are much more mature in GW. Yea there are exceptions but i think they are drasticly better.

  25. momalyd

    momalyd TS Rookie Posts: 24

    in WoW what is the life regen method? i have GW and the instant regen is sweet. i didnt realy like the sitting in crowd for 20 mins style of regeneration like in Camalot and ragnarok online. I am thinking of getting WoW because GW is trying my patiants. 1)i have almost got too the end of the game. 2) im in my 4th guild, after the prier ones ether dried up or had too many religous overtones. 3) the anyoing elitism of trying too get a group too do the staues mission that cost 1k gold a go. does anyone play on the european servers of WoW? and do they divide the servers into diffrent language regions? the abillity too switch between euro and usa versions of GW was realy nice.
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