Every couple of months, we’ll mention Classic Guild Wars in an article, and we’ll get deluged by fans of the 2005 MMO. There appears to be a strong sentiment out there, at least in our commenters, that the original Guild Wars was a great game, maybe even superior in many ways to Guild Wars 2.
Now, I don’t know whether it’s a mass of players big enough to justify doing anything with it, but I was a huge fan of Classic Guild Wars myself, so I get it. Not enough to make me wish Guild Wars 2 had never been born, of course; I love it also. But there are things about the classic game that I miss, like heroes, skill capping, and yes, even farming. There was something about the original game that hit the perfect balance of egalitarianism and optional extreme solo challenge in play, which I don’t really see in GW2. I’d love to see GW1 and its best ideas given an injection of life again.
Would you play a modern remake of Guild Wars 1? If not that, then what would you like to see ArenaNet do with the game?