I owe a great deal to Tap-Repeatedly.com. Without the opportunity that their editor and overlord, Steerpike, gave me, I wouldn't have been able to take the steps I have into writing about MMOGs on a permanent basis. It just so happens that my brother, Gregg B, also writes for Tap-Repeatedly.com and both he and Steerpike are complete amateurs when it comes to MMOG's. So much so, the most either have done in the genre is kill a carrion spider in Dark Age of Camelot and spend 8 minutes in Rift. Which I guess makes me my brothers polar opposite, because for the last ten years I've probably played nothing but MMOGs.
With that in mind and the final Beta weekend having arrived, I invited both Steerpike and my brother to join me in Tyria to let them finally play the game I've written about for so long. Gregg's Guild Wars 2 (Noob) Beta Impression is now live over at TAP and it really is a gem of a read.
In many respect I hope ArenaNet pay close attention to it as he raises some valid points many of us have championed for a long time: suitable tutorials for players completely new to the genre. Things those of us take for granted really can be quite overwhelming so head on over and take a read and lend them your comments, it really is well worth it.
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