As I type this, Guild Wars 2’s Path of Fire expansion has been out exactly a month. At the time, I remember making fun of the “rushers” who blazed through the whole thing in a couple of days, made their videos, and promptly declared that the game was dead and there was nothing to do. Personally, I’m still happily playing, slowly making my way in my usual duo across the desert, playing as a completionist even though that’s not really what I am. I’m in no rush. Rushing in a game like this one seems like a waste of money to me. I want to savor it (and also play some other stuff along the way).
But hey, if you’ve finished the expansion – all the maps, not just the main storyline – a month in, I’m not sure you’re a rusher. It seems like a legitimate amount of time to take to play an expansion – and it’s probably reflected in a one-month drop-off, too. Maybe ArenaNet isn’t as affected by that drop-off as an old-school sub MMO, since it got your cash already, but I bet it’s detectable.
So let’s take the pulse of our community: If you bought Path of Fire, did you “finish” it, and are you still playing?