Guild Wars 2 – GDP Assignment 1

Guild Wars 2Ai??is a MMORPG PC game developed by ArenaNet and published by NC Soft. Set in a fictional world of Tyria and following the previous title Guild Wars story, the player must gather friends and unite different races to prevent Zhaitan, the undead Elder Dragon from destroying Tyria.

Guild Wars 2 has 5 races and 8 classes to choose:

5 races:

  • Human.
  • Charr.
  • Sylvari.
  • Asura.
  • Norn.

Left-Right: Charr, Human, Norn, Asura, Sylvari

8 classes:

  • Warrior.
  • Guardian.
  • Thief.
  • Mesmer.
  • Ranger.
  • Engineer.
  • Elementalist.
  • Necromancer.

(For more information about each races and classes, please visitAi??wiki.guildwars2.com).

Gameplay

Character

Moving on with the gameplay now. Guild Wars 2 seemingly has an unique gameplay compared to other MMORPG. During character creation, other than choosing what race and classes you want to play, you also choose your character’s story background, and your choice will affect the quest later on.

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Character’s background story summary chosen by the player

Guild Wars 2, like other MMORPGs, has character Attribute and Level. Character Attribute includes: Health Point(HP) , Attack, Defense, Strength (Power), Vitality, Precision (Accuracy), Condition damage, etc. Character also has equip slots to provide additional attributes by equiping good equips. Character level can be gained by gaining Experience. Experience can be gained by hunting monsters, doing quests, and events. Each time level up, character attribute increase automatically, so player doesn’t need to be afraid of having bad attribute build. Guild Wars 2 current level cap is 80.

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Character Attribute Window

Guild Wars 2 has another new system which differentiate with other MMORPGs. This new system is Level Scaling. In above picture, the character attribute filled with green numbers, and stated “Effective level: 30”. When player move into a new map, the system will scale character’s level and attributes to match the monsters overall level (not too underleveled). This scaling system give players more challenge and keeping overall difficulties.

Other than levels and attributes, character also hasAi??SkillsAi??and Crafting skills. Skills can be divided into 4 section based on hotkeys

hotkeys

  • Hotkeys 1-5: Weapon skills, each weapon skill is different between classes.
  • Hotkeys 6: Healing skills, also different between classes and races.
  • Hotkeys 7-9: Utility skills.
  • Hotkeys 10: Elite skills.
  • Hotkeys F1 – F3: Class mechanic skills, unique skills and buff for each class.

Weapon skills and Class mechanic skills can be unlocked through leveling and frequent weapon use. But Healing, Utility, and Elite skills unlocked usingAi??Skill Points. Skill point used to learn skill is varying, ranging from 1 – 30 (Elite skills). Skill Points gained by leveling the character, everytime character level up, it gains 1 skill point. Even when character’s level already capped at 80, player can skill gained skill point by filling the experience bar.

Crafting skills is character ability to create various items, from equips to food. Crafting skills is divided into item category:

  • Armorsmith (Heavy armor).
  • Weaponsmith (Melee weapon and shield).
  • Artificer (Magic weapon).
  • Huntsman (Range weapon).
  • Jeweler (Amulet, Ring, etc).
  • Leatherworker (Medium armor).
  • Tailor (Light armor).
  • Chef (Food).

Each crafting skills has levels. Crafting skills level affect on how good items the player can make. Player can increase crafting skill level by making items. The downside is, player can only learn 2 crafting skills at a time. But player can change crafting skills anytime by talking to the corresponding NPC.

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Character Skills

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Crafting

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Achievement

Other than that, Guild Wars 2 also feature Achievement. There are numerous list what player can achieve in this game, for examples: Slaying 100 spesific monsters, finishing a dungeon, participating in events, etc. This achievement also gives reward, ranging from in-game currency, rare equips, to experiences.

Quests and Events

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Storyline quests system in Guild Wars 2 is claimed to be unique among its genre by giving players ability to choose their actions, and those actions can affect the storyline in some way. This feature occasionally seen in single-player RPGs but rarely seen in MMORPGs.

Guild Wars 2 also has new system,Ai??Dynamic Events buy lebitra forum. Ai??which replace traditional side quests. Dynamic events occur frequently in open field maps, players don’t need to have some specific “quest items” to join the events. Every player can join the events right away when they see the indicator. Dynamic events also affect the environment, for examples: There is an event to protect a market from enemy attack. If the groups can push away the enemy, players can buy and sells item at the market, but if the groups failed, the enemy take over the market and players have to take the market back to be able to use the service.

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When the player takes part in the dynamic events, player will get a reward no matter its succeded or failed. Usually the reward is experience, and in-game currency.

reward

Guild Wars 2 also offerAi??Dungeons. Every dungeons has a different story quests that player must finish in order to complete the dungeon. Player can form a group consist of maximum 5 people to complete the dungeon, or player can do the dungeon with NPCs. Each dungeons give a dungeon-specific reward and can be traded for dungen-specific items and equips.

Genre

Guild Wars 2 genre is : MMORPG. Because of:

  • Class systems
  • Character Development
  • Dynamic Events
  • and Epic Storyline.

Guild Wars 2 official site:Ai??https://www.guildwars2.com/

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