Guild Wars 2 finally launched officially today. As a pre-purchase participant, I got to play 3 days earlier already. Right now I'm at a Lan party with my guild celebrating release, living off caffeine and not sleeping for 4 days straight. Hell yeah!
The game itself is more than I ever hoped for. It is literally the MMORPG. A lot of MMORPGs in the past few years turned out to be more or less of a disappointment, from Aion to Rift to SW:ToR. Finally, there is a new player in the MMO neighborhood again who does things right, who does things they way they're supposed to be done. This game takes pretty much everything that's great about other MMOs (from great, involving PvE to personalized storylines, to tournament-style, completely skill-based arena PvP, to gigantic server-vs-server PvP warzones) while mercilessly eradicating everything that sucks about other MMOs (including but not limited to killstealing, ninjalooting, griefing, ganking, grinding, gear treadmill and the "holy trinity"). Words seriously can't describe how awesome this game is.
There is at least one MMO developer on the market that still holds to everything they promise, and that developer is ArenaNet.
The time of Blizzard is over, I think. They failed hard with Diablo 3, they will fail hard with MoP and I think no matter how much Titan is going to be hyped, it will fail as well.
Anyway, should any of you be interested in hitting me up ingame, I can currently be found on Kodash[DE], by the Account name Shyanmar.5936 or the character names Varnakh Bloodfur (Charr/Warrior), Shyanna De Askarth (Human/Elementalist) and Snorri Gûthredsson (Norn/Guardian), among others.