World of Warcraft has been losing my interest the last few months, I was having a lot of fun but it just got very boring. After Diablo 3 came out my guild mostly stopped raiding, which wasn't necessarily a bad thing for me. I was getting tired of doing the same raid every week, only to get the last couple items of my armor set, that I didn't even really feel like I needed. There were daily quests and alts to level, but when I took a break for a week to play Diablo 3 I just couldn't find the motivation to go back. I should say that I do not think WoW is a bad game at all, but in many ways it has become stale for me. That's why when Guild Wars 2 came out, I was skeptical.
I played the first Guild Wars, not super extensively but I did play it to max level (20) at least once. Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 are both free to play MMOs, meaning you only have to pay for it when you buy the actual copy of the game. There is no monthly fee, so you don't feel obligated to play any particular amount to get your money's worth. I was very fortunate to be gifted a copy of GW2, and I have to say that after playing it I am fairly certain I'm not going to buy Mists of Pandaria, the new World of Warcraft expansion, when it comes out later this month. It's the breath of fresh air I've been needing with the genre.
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