Been playing Guild Wars 2 recently, starting a couple of days ago on a free account and reached level 17 on my warrior. It’s very enjoyable so far, especially since I’m playing with one of my friends. Even while playing on low settings due to it running on my laptop, the game is stunning and the music is wonderful.
Since my friend bought the base game several years ago, he has a core account so there are less restrictions in place for him. Gets access to all chats, no level restrictions for areas, daily login rewards, guild bank/enhancements access and more bag/character slots. His main is a level 67 ranger, though he hasn’t played the game in years. He jumped back into it because of me.
It’s pretty tempting to get both the Heart of Thorns and Path of Fire expansions now (ArenaNet has a bundle with both expansions for £42.99), so I can get rid of these restrictions and hopefully level my character faster. Though reading on forums, it would be best if I wait until I reach level 80 on my character since the max level is required to access the expansions’ content (e.g. unlock gliders, mounts).
It may take a while to get to level 80. Heck, my friend with the core account started a new character yesterday and he’s already surpassed me in levels; I started mine’s a couple of days ago, technically getting a headstart. One of the daily rewards he received increased his character’s level by 2 - that’s why I’m starting to looking at the expansions now as it seems to quicken levelling.
All in all, it’s going great so far. I am finding it significantly more fun than the starter edition for WoW. Despite that game running better on my laptop, levelling is a complete slog.