Guild Wars was released somewhere around March in 2017. More than a year later, there’s been very little changed with it.
The defense bonus was okay. The ultimate result is that instead of fighting the same 2-3 teams over and over again, we now fight the same 7. Cool. Hooray for variety.
By far the best improvement has been the introduction of Invasions and Raid Bosses simply because they create 2 week breaks away from this mode. The amount of relief I have to play these boring, grind-for-nothing modes really says a lot about just how much I hate Guild Wars.
So what else have we been getting lately? Useless pets. Random exploding skulls (which made the insanity of Guild Wars only worse). It’s become clear that this is going to be one of those games that just keeps shoving new nonsense into it rather than just polishing existing content into something better/meaningful. This week is yet another week of Treasure Hunt for the weekly event. I have like a thousand maps. This mode sucks, has no purpose, and you are pointing me toward it? Speaking of which, weekly Events have not seen any new ideas or advancements. It’s either Treasure or “kill thing in place.” And then there’s Arenas and challenges, which become completely useless once you get a soul farming team and a good guild.
It just sucks because this is probably the first step toward quitting the game as a whole. Which I really don’t want to do! It’s such a fun casual, grindy game on my phone. Perfect for killing time and having something with just enough meat to feel like a real game and not the typical phone game scam. But… ultimately I still need something to grind toward. And the game has always lacked that. Guild Wars was the perfect thing to try to fill that end-game hole. But because it is so unrelentingly stressful and unforgiving, it veers far too hard against the “casual, grindy game on my phone” category. I don’t play this game to get super salty like a competitive fps, man! And the dev’s have proven to be completely unflinching in their resolve to keep this mode as PAINFUL as possible.
So screw it. I’m done with Guild Wars. Sorry if this post is like… 9 months late. I just felt like this is still relevant. Or perhaps more relevant now that this mode seems to be getting the same “forget it exists” treatment that stuff like Arena does.