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Old 10-10-06, 04:57 PM   #635
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Default Re: *** Official Guild Wars Thread ***

Originally Posted by superklye
If the game wasn't about leveling, then every character would start at level 20 and that would be it. The game isn't JUST about PvP. There's a story aspect as well, and part of the story is growing as a character (shown by gaining levels) and taking on larger and larger monsters to finally vanquish the ultimate foe and save the world.

Again, if levels weren't important, every character should just start at the highest and be done with it. Or, even better, not have levels at all.

Gaining levels is a way of rewarding players for time spent playing. It gives a sense of accomplishment, and once you reach the highest level, that sense of accomplishment is HIGHLY diminished since all the XP you continue to receive is only giving you more skill points, and after you’ve got 200 skills to choose from, again: the sense of accomplishment is gone. Yippee, I get to buy another skill I’ll probably never use.

Plus, levels beyond 20 would give additional stat points which would further make characters stronger. The addition of higher levels would mean harder enemies, better weapons/armor, etc…I don’t expect them to just up the levels and leave everything else the same.

It’d be nice if the “Diablo’d” the game up a little more…higher level cap (and make the levels past 20 “epic” levels like DnD or something, so you have a “prestige” class or some such thing), add unique weapons (and just all-around better drops on boss characters) and item sets that have additional bonuses the more pieces you have. None of those things would detract from the game. It’d make it a hell of a lot more fun, I think, since there are more things to strive for and try to attain.

Meh, whatever. It’s still a fun game, but I feel it has all this potential and just ignores it.

i totally agree

after reaching level 20, the game was dead for me
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