Anyone playing the beta? I have the money for it, but I'm not sure I want to spend $60 on a game I really haven't heard many reviews about. I'm pretty sure it's good, but I just wanted to hear some opinions first after the event. I'm sure they'll be popping all over the place after this weekend.
My main concern with the game was if PvP was based around gear or not. One thing that annoys me about WoW PvP is that I have good reaction time, prediction skills etc. but it makes no difference because some level 20 Twink with who knows how much damage can come through and kill me in two hits. And vice versa - after I got my character to near twink status, I was basically sawing through everything and it wasn't satisfying. It was too easy and when something is too easy the fun is taken out of it. The only time you can have a decent fight is if the person you're fighting has gear comparable to your own otherwise the fight is an automatic cake walk. However, quite a few people have told me this is not the case with GW2 so I'm happy about that.
I'll read the reviews over the weekend ( and hopefully someone here plays it too so I can hear their opinion as well ) and make a decision on whether or not to purchase it after that.