GW2 Withdrawal - what are you playing to fill the hole?

  • 72 results
  • 1
  • 2
#1 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -

After having so much fun this weekend (somehow even more than last time), I'm suffering from some serious GW2 withdrawal. I'll bet that others are having the same problem.

To fill the hole, I think I'll be playing "get off your ass and find a new job" along with a smattering of iPad/DS games and Assassins Creed 2-3 in prep for 3 later this year.

What will you be doing between now and the next beta?

#2 Posted by Shirogane (3563 posts) -

Assassins Creed 2-3? You mean Revelations?

I kinda burned out during the beta, but i now have nothing to do now that it's over. Been trying to get Dragon's Dogma, went to a store to buy it, they didn't have stock. FIgured i'd just order it online, but the online store, which had it in stock this morning, was out of stock too by the time i got home. Someone is screwing with me!

#3 Posted by Grome (16 posts) -

I dont know what i will be playing. Anybody still play guildwars 1? I think i might try more of the hall of monuments stuff. I havent played in years haha!

#4 Edited by bunnymud (717 posts) -

Diablo 3 and Lollipop Chainsaw when it comes out

Edit: Actually, taking the 30/30 lessons from Dubspot

#5 Posted by Maystack (902 posts) -

I played a lot of the original GW after the last BWE, but now all I need is one more minipet to get to 30 HoM points. There's no way I'm going to be able to get to 50.

As for games I'm playing, I think I'm gonna do a lot of Skyrim and complete Skyward Sword & Binary Domain. By the time that's done, the steam summer sale will hopefully have started, so I can snatch up some cheap games that I've missed over the past year.

#6 Posted by S0ndor (2715 posts) -

I really liked it, though the game becomes significantly less fun after you finish your personal story. After that I was just fucking around, completed the entire starting area for the Norn with my Charr Guardian. The last thing I did was kind of awesome, though, we cleared the underwater Flame Legion temple with a bunch of randoms. It definitely made me look forward to other dungeons. I don't how interested I'll be if they wipe characters for the next BWE.

I'll be playing absolutely nothing for the foreseeable future.

#7 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

I was on the second to last mission of the Dawn of War Winter Assault Chaos campaign when the second GW2 BWE started. I had a hard time turning away from Warhammer 40k, and go play GW2. Luckily - I fell in love with it all over again and all was good. I am extremely giddy to get back to Dawn of War though. I still got Dark Crusade, Soulstorm, DoW2 & Addons waiting for me. Looking forward to 40 000 years of war so much!

Also - I'll be playing ACII Brotherhood & Revelations to break things up between DoW games. Not as in love with the ACII games, but they're great games nonetheless.

#8 Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam (3157 posts) -

I'm going to try to muster the will to beat Brütal Legend. That game really starts to drag in the middle, but damn it I'm a completionist. After that, Dirt 3 and... ugh... I just picked up Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. Maybe I can play that game with my eyes and ears taped shut.

#9 Posted by Bollard (5267 posts) -

@selfconfessedcynic: I HAVE NOTHING. HELP ME.

Heck I shouldn't have even been playing GW2 because of exams. But revision can fill the void, right? Right!? BUT I WANT GUILD WARS

#10 Posted by UssjTrunks (534 posts) -

Nothing really interests me right now. Waiting for CS GO, but that's still another 2.5 months away.

#11 Posted by Maystack (902 posts) -

Playing Skyrim has only made me crave GW2 more. I've been messing up all the controls, because I played so much of it this weekend.

#12 Posted by Subjugation (4718 posts) -

Might go back to D3 because I hate myself and want to break my mouse/monitor. More than likely just some BF3. The only thing I really want to play is just more GW2 though.

#13 Posted by Akrid (1356 posts) -

The BF3 DLC tomorrow should keep me satisfied for a bit. Other then that, Arma?

#14 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -

Earlier today I kicked some Necron ass in the final Winter Assault mission. Like a Boss! Blood for the Blood God!

On that note. I just installed AC2 Brotherhood. More Blood for the Blood God!

@Akrid said:

The BF3 DLC tomorrow should keep me satisfied for a bit. Other then that, Arma?

Looking forward to getting my Battlefield Premium Code-in-a-Box. I always feel like I should give BF3 another serious go, but since I stopped playing it for the release of SW:TOR, I've a hard time getting back into it. Everytime I go back in, there's just too much I dislike about the nitty gritty of BF3. Hoping one of the content upgrades is gonna change that.

Maybe I should just risk and install the FX-injector, to somewhat change that horrid overblown lighting and get some color back in the world.

#15 Posted by RobbieMac (534 posts) -

BF3 and as always Gears of War 3.

@Subjugation: BF3 party?

#16 Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam (3157 posts) -

I just realized I could have made a "fill the hole" joke. Shit.

#17 Posted by Redsox44 (481 posts) -

So the game's not actually coming out on the 26th of this month like Gamestop says right? If so I'll pre-order it but otherwise I'd rather just wait till final release than play the beta and I'll buy Premium for BF3.

#18 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -

@Chavtheworld: Hahaha - well, I didn't see you on much during the weekend, so I assume you got SOMETHING done. GL with the exams duder.

@Subjugation: No! Don't do eeeet!

Man, I forgot about D3 after that weekend. I'm so happy I uninstallled it, because an echo of the urge came back for a moment there. Anyway - after playing the two games back to back, I can safely say that GW2 reaffirmed my newly developed distaste for a lot of the mechanics in D3 (especially the play-with-friends friendly down scaling of high level characters compared to the power fantasy of D3).

@Dark_Lord_Spam: shhhhhhh

@Redsox44: My best guess remains November - especially since they haven't even let us play two of the races yet or any dungeons but the one.

#19 Posted by Maystack (902 posts) -

@Redsox44: It's starting to look less and less likely. I'm still holding out hope though!

#20 Posted by No0b0rAmA (1490 posts) -

Operation Arrowhead, what else?

#21 Posted by insane_shadowblade85 (1393 posts) -

I'll probably play some DayZ and get further in Assassin's Creed Revelations. I've been thinking about buying the Guild Wars Trilogy Pack on Steam, but I might have to hold off on that since I have to pay a couple hundred dollars to get my drivers license reinstated. Maybe I'll play some Champions Online too.

#22 Posted by RekIvan (18 posts) -

Deus ex : Human Revolution. Its a complete breath of the same air that is Deus ex.

#23 Posted by Elitespy (48 posts) -

By Saturday afternoon I felt burnt out a little. Then I went into WvW and never left. I had so much fun in WvW that I can't wait till this game comes out. Lot's of cool stories you can tell from just playing WvW.

#24 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -
#25 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

Been trying to fill it with another mmo but dont know what one.

#26 Posted by Subjugation (4718 posts) -

@Elitespy said:

By Saturday afternoon I felt burnt out a little. Then I went into WvW and never left. I had so much fun in WvW that I can't wait till this game comes out. Lot's of cool stories you can tell from just playing WvW.

Isn't that the truth. Just from the first two days alone, Lincoln Force has some pretty epic WvW tales to share. We were pretty much:

#27 Edited by DillonWerner (1526 posts) -

So ready for Gods and Kings

#28 Edited by UssjTrunks (534 posts) -

@selfconfessedcynic said:

My best guess remains November - especially since they haven't even let us play two of the races yet or any dungeons but the one.

I hope not. If they're releasing it around that time, might as well wait for the holiday season. More sales, and I won't have exams then.

#29 Posted by Bollard (5267 posts) -

@selfconfessedcynic: Thanks! Got one today :O

#30 Posted by Grome (16 posts) -

I have been playing bioshock.

#31 Posted by Maystack (902 posts) -

@Chavtheworld: Good luck duder. The answer to the fourth question is Winston Churchill.

#32 Posted by aquamarin (555 posts) -

Man this game sounds fun, I knew I shoulda preordered. I'd rather have loved and lost the beta then never loved at all.

#33 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -

@braveortega: Hah - I have to say, the pre-purchase has already paid off. I think I'm at about 70 hours total played, and the game isn't even out yet.

Still, being a sceptic when it comes to release dates, I recommend taking the jump now rather than missing the next 4 betas (assuming you don't have to lose and arm and a leg to do so).

#34 Edited by UssjTrunks (534 posts) -

@braveortega said:

Man this game sounds fun, I knew I shoulda preordered. I'd rather have loved and lost the beta then never loved at all.

If you pre-order, make sure it's from Amazon or Gamestop/EB Games. They are the only retailers that are authorized to give out beta access with pre-orders. If you're going to pre-purchase, then it doesn't matter from where you get it (just make sure it's an authorized retailer), they all give you beta access.

There is going to be at least one more beta, so you don't have anything to lose.

#35 Posted by Bollard (5267 posts) -

@Maystack: Ah was it? Damn, I put 10000000 01111 :P

#36 Posted by Giefcookie (584 posts) -

This is getting serious, I never played the original but now I'm eyeing the Trilogy pack on steam, the summer sale is just around the corner.. This could end poorly.

#37 Posted by Funkydupe (3312 posts) -

There's a Secret World Beta weekend coming up this weekend so I'll be there :)

#38 Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam (3157 posts) -

@Giefcookie: If you get the three campaigns, be sure to get the Eye of the North expansion with it so you can get some cool skins in GW2.

#39 Posted by Nintendude (283 posts) -

@Dark_Lord_Spam: I never bought Factions but I have the other 3. I'm good since I have EotN, right?

#40 Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam (3157 posts) -

@Nintendude: As long as you reach the Hall of Monuments, any accomplishments you display there will count towards your GW2 rewards. Factions does have some of the easiest titles to max, though, so you may or may not want to get it depending on how invested you are in skins and trinkets.

Plugging a character name in here is an easy way to tell if your HoM points are being counted yet.

#41 Posted by insane_shadowblade85 (1393 posts) -

I'm playing Champions Online a bit. Guys, my character is doing the Running Man IN THE SKY!

#42 Posted by GiantBomber (350 posts) -

Re-entered the world of Aion Ascension, that was a mistake.

#43 Posted by Kreindis (8 posts) -

@selfconfessedcynic said:

After having so much fun this weekend (somehow even more than last time), I'm suffering from some serious GW2 withdrawal. I'll bet that others are having the same problem.

To fill the hole, I think I'll be playing "get off your ass and find a new job" along with a smattering of iPad/DS games and Assassins Creed 2-3 in prep for 3 later this year.

What will you be doing between now and the next beta?

I'm playing the new job game too, after getting rejected out of the army due to having eczema, I decided I wanted to try and see if video game streaming can be a job which I just started working on a week ago, and now since I've decided to take it more seriously I'm trying to advertise somehow.

#44 Posted by announakis (114 posts) -

I just finished Borderlands with the siren and the hunter...had a lot of fun but I am already over the game without reaching over level 36...Considering that I cannot expose myself to the risk of redevelopping an addiction to dark souls before the new DLC (damm! it comes out at the same time as GW2! this looks like a conspiracy to me !), I decided to get it easy and play the new Skyrim DLC....but as I am totally masochist, I started a new character....but I am having fun so far....although the loading screens man...the freaking loading screens on Xbox...arggggg......

#45 Posted by TheHT (10904 posts) -

Phantasy Star Online 2, Skyrim, Playstation Plus games, and frankly whatever else I can play to keep myself entertained and not thinking about GW2.

#46 Posted by Maystack (902 posts) -

At the moment it's a mix of la noire, spider man and tf2. Theatrythm is on it's way too.

#47 Posted by Benny (1947 posts) -

Playing a fast paced modern game called Final Fantasy Tactics. I never played it originally and just got the PSP version for next to nothing. The game still holds up extremely well considering it came out in 1997, there's a ton of depth, lots of loot, IMO it's quite difficult too so a good game to sink your teeth into. I'm also working on putting together a list of some GW2 pvp guides and videos people might find helpful. Expect to see that soon!

#48 Posted by Adaurin (186 posts) -

Finally playing through Assassin's Creed 2, Brotherhood, and Revelations thanks to a nice Steam Bundle Sale. Damn Assassin's Creed 1 for being bad enough to turn me off of the series for so long, the later games are so much better.

#49 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

Firefall.

Making music.

#50 Posted by DoomInnaBox (6 posts) -

Playing some Secret World to fill in until then. Was skeptical until I got my hands on it during the open beta weekend and is definitely entertaining enough, but looks like it's going to lack some longevity.

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.