Guild Wars 2 is an excellent MMO where the base game is free to play and only requires you purchase the expansions. The base game is very fun and even though I haven't quite completed all of it I can imagine the expansions are just as good and it looks to get even better with Path of Fire.

"Balthazar threatens the Crystal Desert and adjoining kingdom of Elona with his Forged legions. Explore vast new maps filled with magic-drenched desert plains, ancient temples and ruins, and beautiful oases. Uncover the secrets of Tyria's history, and discover the fate of the Elonian people after years of silence."

Path of Fire is getting a revamp to the mount system, elite specializations as well as more rewards, bounties and guild options and all new zones. I imagine this expansion will send a flood of old players back to the game so if you have yet to check it out and are interested now seems like a good time.

https://www.guildwars2.com/en/path-of-fire/

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74c46166202d8f4ef1a74e511e278b05.png?d=https%3a%2f%2fcheerfulghost.com%2fassets%2favatars%2fheadphone cheerful ghost Travis wrote on 09/20/2017 at 01:29pm
I haven't played all of the first expansion, but I completed the story of the main game and have done some endgame content. GW2 is the most satisfying MMO I've ever played, and my wife and I still dive back into it occasionally.

I love that they make their server upkeep money with cosmetic microtransactions, so there's no monthly subscription. I feel like I can enjoy it the way I want. With a subscription I feel like I have to play it a certain amount every month to get my money's worth. It's the free-to-play model but you have to buy the game first (their actual free-to-play version is limited) and there aren't any pay-to-win items. A few convenience items, nothing at all gamebreaking. It's the perfect MMO model I think.

But this expansion totally missed my radar, I had no idea it was coming! A rogue god? Mounts!? I'm stoked!
D954c245b9b17eb70ef2a7f547d392a9d148df97 full jdodson wrote on 09/22/2017 at 10:59pm
> GW2 is the most satisfying MMO I've ever played, and my wife and I still dive back into it occasionally.

It's one of the best i've played too. I had an incredible amount of fun with Lord of the Rings Online when some friends and I played that a couple years back. GW2 is up there, hard to say which I liked more. One thing that keeps me thinking it might be LoTRO is that you could kill bears get the pelts and make armor. Something about that crafting system and the trees in that game really made me happy. Not my wife though, whenever I killed a bear she got pretty upset even though I told her I used the pelts to make armor! No digital eWaste.

> I love that they make their server upkeep money with cosmetic microtransactions, so there's no monthly subscription. I feel like I can enjoy it the way I want.

Me too. I don't mind paying for games but I do mind a monthly sub because it sort of feels like an obligation and if I don't play it "enough" I am really wasting money.

> But this expansion totally missed my radar, I had no idea it was coming! A rogue god? Mounts!? I'm stoked!

I know you've been all over the Diablo III Necro content but do you think you might get this expansion? There is a cart bundle where you can this expansion AND the other one together. That seems like a lot of GW2 to play.
74c46166202d8f4ef1a74e511e278b05.png?d=https%3a%2f%2fcheerfulghost.com%2fassets%2favatars%2fheadphone cheerful ghost Travis wrote on 09/23/2017 at 02:53am
Yeah Katie and I got it. Don't know when we will get back into it but we will. It's a game that we seem to play for about two months a year and that's great. When it gets old we put it away for a while.
D954c245b9b17eb70ef2a7f547d392a9d148df97 full jdodson wrote on 09/24/2017 at 04:53pm
That's a good cycle with games. I do the same and the games stay fresh when I come back later to play it.
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