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Guild Wars 2 Ad Pokes Fun at Dragonflight

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Here's a really funny one, as a new Guild Wars 2 ad is aimed directly at both the recent Dragonflight ad and the Dragonriding feature that it showcases. As you may be aware, Guild Wars 2 has a very similar flying mount system and has had it for quite a while (with a dragon having first been added in May of 2019), so their tag line of "Why wait to ride a dragon?" is pretty funny.

Dragonflight is indeed 22 days away, so we will have to wait a little until we get to (properly) ride a dragon in WoW.

Thanks to KyrgyzManas for sharing the ad!

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I wonder if whoever made this gw2 ad actually plays the game. The 2 gw2 mounts that wow copied to make dragon riding are the gryphon and the skyscale.

The first one requires a an easy, but costy collection chain and the second one takes days to complete because its time gated. So while not hard its definitely something a new player cannot hope to obtain anytime soon.

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FlamedramonX is right of course. But not only is the skyscale quest and gathering chain time gated, it is also quite massive. Not all players in the game has it. I might be slow but it took me weeks to get it 😁. Well worth the work.

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1 hour ago, FlamedramonX said:

I wonder if whoever made this gw2 ad actually plays the game. The 2 gw2 mounts that wow copied to make dragon riding are the gryphon and the skyscale.

The first one requires a an easy, but costy collection chain and the second one takes days to complete because its time gated. So while not hard its definitely something a new player cannot hope to obtain anytime soon.

But that's FAR less catchy than "Why wait to ride a dragon?" 😄

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It's funny- both of these games are becoming more like each other right now. WoW is "borrowing" the unique mount features from GW2 and GW2 is becoming much more focused on grouping as their main content (odd choice atm since most games are moving to a co-op style over grouping).

This isn't new. WoW's whole M+ system is a copy of the GW2 fractal system.

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3 hours ago, Starym said:

But that's FAR less catchy than "Why wait to ride a dragon?" 😄

It still requires waiting though!

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Wouldn't mind the fun poking ad if the game wasn't dogwater ^^

Only thing guildwars 2 has going for it is, what? 4 mounts it has had for 5-6 years? gotta advertise where you can I guess since the combat and animations are the most lackluster things i've ever seen in an rpg and the solo story is the most fun I had in this MMO. Says a lot.

 

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7 hours ago, Cham79 said:

Wouldn't mind the fun poking ad if the game wasn't dogwater ^^

Only thing guildwars 2 has going for it is, what? 4 mounts it has had for 5-6 years? gotta advertise where you can I guess since the combat and animations are the most lackluster things i've ever seen in an rpg and the solo story is the most fun I had in this MMO. Says a lot.

 

gw2 mounts are different, each one has a general purpose (a raptor for jumping gaps, a hare to jumping vertically, a bettle for fast speed ground movement, a jackal for especial portals, a manta ray for water movement, and the flying mounts wich are the gryphon for fast foward travel and the Skyscale for vertical movement and a pvp mount wich i quite forgot what it did). So there are no need to implement more. What they do had implement, wich you could say its their version of adding more mounts, are different "transmogs" for the main mounts wich can outright turn them into another creature all togueter but keeping the same mechanic so visually they look pretty much like a complete different mount.

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I got the Gryphon mount after completing zone maps during GW2 3rd expansion; it was very tedious due to the amount of gold needed.  The dragon is a bit more challenging and I have yet to fully unlock all achievements required to have full access; think I'm like 3 or 4 off from getting it.  I've mastered the Raptor, the Spring Hare,  Jackal, and Manta Ray but I play GW2 off/on when there is not much for me to do in WoW.  For new players, that wish not to buy items from the cash shop, have a tedious grind on story content before unlocking mounts or even gliding with a Glider.  They will perhaps be drawn on going for products for crafting and aiming for Legendary weapons that host an assortment of visual effects that take a while to grind out.

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