I know, WoW5 is a bit of a weird naming convention but roll with me here.
This isn't really a poll thread although one-word answers are fine. It's also not a stupid 'discussion' thread; I'm actually just genuinely not sure which one to try, if either.
I played WoW for a few years after release up to about the end of TBC and loved it to pieces, then quit after I realised I had been bored for about two weeks. I went back twice, once for WOTLK and once for Cataclysm, and although enjoyable and impressively slick I've kind of done all I wanted to do
there (check the weapon). I feel a slight exhaustion when I consider Pandaren, and none of the myriad content videos really quite did it for me - though one of the best titles ever, the game is showing its age in quite a few ways now. I'm a PvE man - PvP just isn't my bag, at least not as WoW currently imagines it (TBC was the height of PvP imho). But I'm too busy these days to raid and I'm a long way from my heyday as the best druid MT on the server. So: is there enough fresh solo and small-group content to keep me occupado
for more than a month or two?
As for GW2, I played the beta for a couple of days and it struck me that it might fall into the same traps as so many other RPGs, especially the ones that befall WAR. Big, open environments can feel real empty real fast. I'm not sold on the single-player story, either. And the sort of uh... collaborative open-world stuff is pretty neat, but feels as though it will inevitably lack variety and depth beyond playing with weapon combinations and so on. And I'm just not that kind of guy, I tend to stick with one optimal loadout that's perfect for me - be it 960 hours in sniper in TF2 or not playing any other class but feral specced druid in WoW. As for the PvP, I know nothing about it whatsoever. So: am I being unkind? Is there more to the single player than my first impressions? Is there a vast world to wander, and would it fast grow stale?