Given Star Wars’ lackluster performance so far, and the coming of Guild Wars 2 and all it’s features, I am predicting that in or around August, we will see something MASSIVE from Bioware. It may be implemented or announced, but I have a feeling that it’s something big. They really need something big to happen, too. There’s been a drumbeat of bad news for the game, which is really sad. It’s an amazing game. My only complaint is that PvP is such a huge grindfest. With Guild Wars 2’s skill system, it’s going to be hard for Bioware to explain why someone should continue to grind tiers of gear for $15/month, when they can just have plain ole good fun for free.
I’m also predicting that i’m going to be rolling up a Warrior in Guild Wars 2. I searched for PvP gameplay footage of Rangers, Guardians, and then Warriors. Rangers looked a little silly. Starting with the Legolas-esque movement. For an Elf, maybe. The whole machine-gun-but-really-a-bow effect wasn’t really appealing either. Next I saw a video of a Warrior getting kited for 7 minutes. That looked fun. Guardians looked plenty powerful, but a little slow paced for my style. Then I learned warriors could equip ranged weapons. So I searched for some ranged PvP footage and I saw this video. Sold. It reminds me of exactly why I love my Gunslinger.
Now I have to decide between Human and Charr.