Guild Wars 2 is now free-to-play! Jason’s been playing the game ever since it launched three years ago, but he created a new account to check out what it felt like to be a noob again. If you haven’t played yet, take a look at some character creation and gameplay to decide if it’s right for you!

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. Jokul on September 10, 2015

    I like to wear women’s clothing and fellate overweight men at truck stops for fun and hot loads in my mouth.

  2. Fallenj on September 6, 2015

    I played when the game first came out. Left for a bit and tried coming back an everything seemed different. Sense the content is timed an when its over its gone. That leaves me to youtubing everything just to catch up. That is the major drawback for myself. If they got a feature for that now I’d check it out. But I’m not holding my breath.

  3. majorrr on September 5, 2015

    I really love the game. I wanted to buy it for so long and now i will be able to get Heart of Thorns. The FP2 model that they done in game is actually very good, don’t judge game by reading comments from lazy people, download game and try for yourself.

    @maycadi Actually I thought of that first, but I think if people keep buying expansions there wont be reason for ruing game with cash shop. Anyway, if you like game why not support devs.

  4. Maycadi on September 5, 2015

    The worst decision this game took. Going F2P. I mean, this game has one of the best quality in the market. F2P will only bring a big Cash Shop and ruin the game; turn it Pay 2 Win. I’ve been playing GW2 for two years now and this is disappointing.

    • Dorado on September 5, 2015

      pay 2 win will never happen. the game stays as it is. and thats a confirmed fact. learn to read game release notes before stating something not true. people should get their own opinion of gw2

    • desertfox on September 7, 2015

      did you even read the article about f2p?
      pretty obvious you’re talking out of your ass right now because the only things that purchasers get are inv/char slots and communication + chat freedom.

  5. Trios on September 5, 2015

    Ok so the gameplay is great all that is needed is the “end game stuff” which will be coming with HoT because the devs realized this. Remember archeage’s simple stuff like farming and building house/ gliding well this is what kinds of things the game needs instead of pvp pvp pvp .

  6. Phr3aky on September 5, 2015

    The fun part is lvl 1-80 as a new player, after that you will see things like …
    1. World vs Word is only zerg vs zerg, who has the bigger numbers wins, end of story.
    2. Running the same dungeons over and over again hoping you get a precursor for a legendary weapon. You won’t see that too soon.
    3. Repetitive AF, useless events that makes you farm same crap over and over again.
    4. META builds for pvp, using something else will get you kicked from the pvp match.
    5. Kids with 5-10 legendary weapons bought from dem interwebs.

    The list is much longer but I hope I said enough, this comes from a player who invested more than 3500 hours in this crap game.

    • Dorado on September 5, 2015

      1. WvW is not zerg vs zerg. maybe join a proper WvW guild? they run 10-25 squad based groups with a lot of fun team fights often even destroying zergs.
      2. same dungeons? have u tried fractals? rofl
      3. no one forces u to run events over and over
      4. meta builds for pvp are just a guide line. i am a top pvp player and i dont run meta builds. i run builds suited to my play style. gg
      5. kids? ignore them? who cares?

      experience the game for yourself guys. its one of the best mmos out there. and i’ve played almost every single one including korean mmos

  7. Malice on September 5, 2015

    If you didn’t play the living world content (not available once it’s over) it has the same content since release 3 years ago…

    • lovathon on September 5, 2015

      doesnt mean its not an amazing game, plus the expansion is coming out soon so there will tonsssss of new content

    • Nidoto on September 5, 2015

      You can buy the living story back.

  8. Bilbo Baggins on September 4, 2015

    Another WoW clone

    • tttttt on September 4, 2015

      ^ another complete retard /spit

    • Dexorf on September 5, 2015

      Aww shit, the game is 3d and has a skillbar, must be a wow clone!
      Because those are pretty much the main similarities those two have.

    • -GG-TheSecondJoker on September 5, 2015

      Another retard hating the game because he can’t run it. The game is good even with f2p restrictions. I’ve so far played 5 hours and it is awesome.