A couple of weeks ago I finally crossed the first big threshold on Guild Wars 2, and reached level 80 with my first character, my Charr Ranger. It was nice to finally get there, but… well, am I alone thinking that reaching level cap on this game feels like an non-event, compared to other MMOs? Mrs. K told me the same thing when she got there (before me), and that got me thinking: what makes finally reaching the End Game® on Guild Wars 2 feels so ordinary and banal?
The answer is pretty simple: levels not only don’t matter, but they actually detract from this game. Read more →