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

By Molson316 ยท 100 replies
Jun 9, 2005
  1. deano3041

    deano3041 TS Rookie Posts: 51

    ive bought all 3 guild wars and have been playing for a total of 16 going on 17 months and its the best pc game ive ever played i could literally give u guys a 20 page essay on why its the **** but im tired right now so the essay will have to wait

    the point of this post

    buy GW u wont be disapointed
  2. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    I rest my case.
  3. deano3041

    deano3041 TS Rookie Posts: 51

    guild wars is a fantastic game if u are a competitive person....there is an even playing field so to win in pvp it requires skill and intellect and creativity in how you and your fellow fighters work together.....its awesome
  4. rexmundi

    rexmundi TS Rookie

    PvP in WoW is far more elaborate and intense than the PvP in Guild Wars.

    WoW PvP:
    - On PvP servers you can attack opposing faction members at any time.
    - Battlegrounds allows for 40 vs 40 combat.
    - Unique rewards such as weapons and armor can be purchased using honour points gained in PvP
    - Honour system rewards players for killing other players "honourably"
    - Same character you use everyday can be used in PvP. No need to start a Pvp only character
    - combat is direction based. Some attacks require you to be behind a target. ie Rogue sneaks up behind target
    - Team work is essential. A combination of each class of players makes the best team.

    GW PvP:

    - Have to create a PvP character that starts maxed out at level 20? What's up with that? I worked so hard building up my character and I can't use him in PvP? Who designed this game?
    - Can't attack people outside of PvP instances because everyone is in their own instance! Come on, this game is multiplayer at best. No way is it a MMORPG!

    Once again, if you are looking for the MMORPG experience then WoW is the best MMORPG out there.

    If you are looking for an arcade style Cooperative Online Role-Playing Game (CORPG) then Guild Wars is what you want.

    Don't be fooled. Guild Wars is not a MMORPG. If you approach it as one you will be very dissapointed. 8 players is the most you'll ever play with!
  5. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    What do you mean you can't use your normal char for PvP? What is wrong with you? I don't think you even play GW. You probably just read reviews of it. You don't know anything about it. In WoW, when you go into a battleground, you cant have "a combination of each class." You might, but it would happen at random because you can't make your own PvP team, you just all get randomly thrown into a big arena. GW is the game where you have to build a team and make your classes and skills work together, not WoW.

    Like I said before, try posting other places on TS than just this one thread. Try to make yourself at least somewhat useful.
  6. deano3041

    deano3041 TS Rookie Posts: 51

    you ***** you obviously know nothing about gw so dont post about it and i see you only have six posts and for the sake of those reading your comments please keep it at six because you comment on things you arent educated about
  7. doktaluv

    doktaluv TS Rookie Posts: 32

    Now, now, play nice gurus! I've played both quite a bit (I've got a 60 mage on WoW and a 15/16 Ranger/Monk on Guild Wars) and to be honest, Guild Wars isn't particularly "superior", and neither is WoW. They're both in entirely different worlds.

    World of WarCrack is for hardcore gamers, end of story. You play all day every day and look at the clock and a week has gone by. :D It's a very in-depth, beautiful world and your character "tweaks" can be very time consuming.

    Guild Wars is definitely geared to the casual gamer. The world keeps on spinnin' if you're not on there every day, and you can come back after a week of being busy and know exactly where you stand. "Tweaking" your character isn't a separate profession in reality, which I like a lot! I can custom build my skills at any time based on whatever situation I get into.

    I guess it all depends on the type of gamer you are. If you like to get on every once in a while and hack out some baddies and run some quests, Guild Wars is definitely right for you. If you want an all-encompassing game experience that will take up a large chunk of relaxation time, get WoW. Both are perfectly good at what they do.
  8. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Posts: 373

    WoW Ruins Live's

    WoW is a very addicting hobby that should be ranked up there with coccaine and $2 hookers.

    You know what really sucks, my buddies used to be big FPS guys just like me. And there is nothing I like better than a good FPS game. But anyways they all get hooked on the WoW garbage. So yeah, Over 2 years go by, dorks are still playing WoW.....Wont even try any new games......"Hey guys I just got F.E.A.R its nuts, lets have a LAN this weekend"

    Well we had the LAN and we played F.E.A.R for about 20 minutes before they had to get their fix with 20 HOURS !!! of WoW.

    Now when I go to the LAN its basically a time to get drunk and catch up on some good techspot reads.

    These guys used to care about their computers too, they always tried to keep up with the newest hardware. Newer video card, newer case more RAM ect ect.....Now its like "If it runs WoW its good enough"

    One of my friends sold his 7900GTX that he got for his birthday in July to buy WoW airtime time cause "He just didnt need that kinda power to play WoW" (mainly he needed money to buy WoW time cause he lost his job and is now mooching off his g/f so he can sit on his *** and play wow all day)

    After watching that South Park episode (wich IS PRETTY CLOSE TO THE TRUTH) and seeing what a lot of other have to say I must say I detest WoW and that it ruins relationships and friendships.....

    When I asked a friend to go fishing (wich he had never refused before) and he says "Alright I'll go but I have to be back for an instance by 6" then you know he has a problem.

    (True Story)
  9. doktaluv

    doktaluv TS Rookie Posts: 32

    Ouch, that's pretty sad. That's mostly why I quit WoW. I loved it. I loved it so much I was spending 12 hours a day playing it. Twelve hours a day that could have been spent marketing, doing research, and digital processing for my digital art studio business. My profits went from around $1,000-$1,500 a month to around $200 simply because I was playing WoW constantly.

    Guild Wars is much better for me -- I can work for a week, then take a weekend to crank out some quests.
  10. deano3041

    deano3041 TS Rookie Posts: 51

    good point to sum it up both are great games but get gw if u have a life
  11. travisbalog

    travisbalog TS Rookie

    Alright everyone I own both games. I have been playing both for sometime and BOTH of them are great in there own way.

    I play WoW primarily, because its more time consuming and I like to interact with alot of people where ever I go. Yes WoW consumes your life usually, but not always. When I get sick of WoW or just wanna be by myself I play GW. GW is also a great game. You cannot compare the games because everyone is different and im just tired of the big babies that just play wow or gw and say the other one sucks. Yes GW is a lil superior in certain ways such as 2 pros and can rearrange your char attribute points at anytime. but WoW has it great if you want a long game that never ends with endless fun unlike GW where you can beat the game. WoW has a higher lvl cap which i personally think is great lvl 70 NOW! and Guildwars only lvl 20 but the thing is yes guild wars is more fair because no one is superior to another only lvl 20 thats it your done and its so fast to lvl to that lvl my first char was a ele/mes and i got to 20 in 2 weeks. Wow I have 1 60 warlock and a 46 rogue. and it takes alot of time and after you hit 60 or 70 now the game becomes more social cuz there is so much more to do. Guildwars i have 4 20s. and you can get smart npcs as your buddies to help and if you buy nightfall you get certain heroes that lvl with you and you gear yourself which gives this game a plus. Dont listen to the people that say that one is superior to the other cuz it all depends on you and how you feel about a GIANT COMMUNTIY and seeing people everywhere or if u like to do some solo work like its a offline game.



    O and the farming on GWS is ridiculous a Earth ele/ monk or mes can clear a whole area of things higher lvl then them with out even worrying about dieing and in WoW you cannot take that many things as easy WoW is a lil more realilistic if you think about the grinding process
  12. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Let's see what other bull**** rexmundi has to say :D
  13. RequieM

    RequieM TS Rookie


    LOL...ive read this whole conversation, if you could call it that*coughflamewarcough*...
    this is my first post here and i pretty much made the account for this thread...but i will be more active in future... DONT play guild cant make a point by saying guild wars hasnt got elements which are really ITS MAIN FEATURES....

    1) you DONT need to make a pvp character to play PvP...yes its possible but not compulsary...

    2) the world itself isnt linear...its just like the real world...of course there are paths!!!! can just run through a bunch of close trees or swim across an ocean DUH!!!

    3) travisbalog... you dont play it either!!!...if an ele/mes ran into a bunch of mobs higher lvl than it id get flattened!!!...sure he does high damage but eles are weak as!!!...there are traits to each player!!!

    look...there are no "cons" to guild has restrictions because thats the way it's made...its fun WITH them... its much less time consuming and more down to earth...i cannot speak for WoW but every time a friend of mine gets it i barely ever hear from them...

    requiem: HI!!! how have you been??
    friend:... cant talk....
    requiem: why?....
    requiem: u there?...
    -end of convo-

    his xfire always says he's on WoW...look...from what i know to be true WoW isnt good because of one major flaw...theres too much to do taking too much time...remind you of runescape much?...if you can play WoW and be a light gamer then cutos to you...ill stick to GW thanx and keep my life :)
  14. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Lol, I think he means some sort of really specialized build about the Ele/Mes owning everything. But indeed, this has been a flame war... just please, if you're going to sink to new lows like I have in this thread... at least post in other areas of TS and be useful in other places :D
  15. travisbalog

    travisbalog TS Rookie

    you dont know what your talking about yes i do play the game and to prvoe it to you all look up my char her name is Alicella Hayes and for you wow people look up my char on Thorium Brotherhood my 60 lock and on Shadow Council 46 rogue and my char on GW alicella hayes she is 20 and a ele/mes my first char! so dont say i dont play the game cuz your making ur self seem stupid. and I have a life unlike your friend I have a gf im engaged to her and i go to school and yes i do play on my spare time but getting that good took me awhile. so save it dude u dont know and yes stick to GW cuz you have no life cuz your so stuck on playing one game and get stop!
  16. Tenko

    Tenko TS Rookie Posts: 31

    Well, I have both WoW and Guild Wars. I think WoW is far superior, but has a $15 a month fee. Also, the only new content in Guild Wars is the expansions, which are about $40-50 per. Plus, Guild Wars is pretty much PvP only, PvE is boring and not worth it. WoW has fun PvP and PvE. It's all a matter of personal opinion though.
  17. RequieM

    RequieM TS Rookie


    i dont think you people read the messages other people send...

    just because i said that most of the people whp play wow have no life...doesnt mean there arent exeptions...i never said u had no life... mustnt play guild wars much becuase a solo ele cant do much for long...he'd need battery necro, healer or warrior to take the damage

    THIRDLY...your an *****! whole point was that im a light gamer and guild wars is better because its not time consuming/wasting like WoW... you get quality gameplay from the time you start....

    why would i waste all my time playing guild wars when i could do other things... you just proved that games mean everything to you ...well done...
    "i play in my spare time" yeah ok

    and tenko...pve in guild wars is awesome...have you played prophecies?..

    last of all..yes metalx i will be contributing to other threads (as i stated in my last message)
  18. travisbalog

    travisbalog TS Rookie

    lol dude you dont get it do you. Look what you are saying also, look how in depth you are with explaining that ele thing to me. Obviously you have no life and play guildwars all day, because all day is your spare time because you have no life that means you probably never been on a date and your cousins or your ****ing brother doesnt count, you live with your mom and if its a big IF you do work you spend all your money on like action figures again. Yes i do play the game in my spare time but is being engaged going to school and working seem like no life to you?

    Yeah thats what i thought

    O yeah and another thing Req you need to play other games and open up more possibilites because the pve in guildwars does suck compared to other games.
  19. RequieM

    RequieM TS Rookie


    so..lemme get this straight....

    because my main character's an ele...that means that i have no life?

    just because i know how to play guild wars doesnt mean im an addict...

    and IF you knew how to read you would have seen the part where it says "i am a light gamer" I ONLY PLAY A FEW GAMES, THATS THE POINT!

    if i was a HEAVY play WoW and have no see?

    and im only yes i live with my mom and obviously i dont have a job...i dont know about you but im pretty sure action figures are for balding 40 year olds who play WoW all day and pretend they have girlfreinds...

    you play WoW in ur spare time ok... but how much time do you spend playing wow in that spare time....every waking minute im sure...

    yeah thats what i thought
  20. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Ok guys, I`ve just read every single post in this thread and I have to say, it appears to be deteriorating into a flame war.

    I sincerely hope this won`t continue, but rest assured if it does, I`ll start deleting posts and/or close the thread altogether.

    Regards Howard :)
  21. RequieM

    RequieM TS Rookie


    ok..yeah sorry it turned out to be a flame war lol

    (thats what i was saying lol before i came into it)

    ok..lets just settle this..

    guild wars is for ppl who are light gamers/ low budget...WoW...people with time/money on their hands
  22. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Oh, no. I've really done it now. Sorry howard, I know, I'm an *****. I'll just agree with RequieM's last line there and be done with it.
  23. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Thanks guys, I appreciate you co-operation.

    Regards Howard :)
  24. RequieM

    RequieM TS Rookie


    (is howard big in ts???... like...i realise hes got power but many people know of him?)
  25. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    howard is like the man of TS. Look at how many posts he has. He's the man and he makes sure we stay in line :D We all love howard though :)
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