Quick thought on this post from Werit about a GW2 siege video, and the comment from Snafzg that sieging in DAOC, WAR, and (potentially) GW2) suck: sieges in Darkfall don’t suck. They don’t display the same “bang a door” pattern, and they are indeed the highlight or pinnacle of PvP encounters between two rival forces.
The key difference is the combat system. Darkfall is not a hotbar spam-fest, and relies more on player-skill than character-abilities. GW2 (from my brief time with it at PAX) is very much a hotbar spam-fest, and so it’s not a surprise that sieges are what they are.
Does this mean the game as a whole won’t be fun? No. Hopefully it will be (although the more things roll in EVE, the less I’m beginning to care about GW2, especially after watching a bunch of these recent beta videos), but it would be silly to expect anything beyond what we have seen in DAOC/WAR in terms of a keep siege.
Oh another impact on my fading interest in GW2; DF2 might actually happen before I turn 100. I keep meaning to post about the recent Darkfall updated, but honestly at this point Aventurine needs to start the DF2 beta or show something very legit (like a long movie) to make me really believe. I feel better about it now than I did 6 months ago, but not good-enough to jump back on the hype train. But with that said, zero point zero chance GW2 PvP holds a candle to DF2, and nothing about GW2 PvE has me excited beyond a meh.
50/50 on pre-ordering right now, with the 50% for being mainly that INQ is going to play.