First off, I just want to say hello and that I'm glad to be here and that I'm a completely new GW2 player (got the game today and haven't installed it yet) and I've been a WoW player for almost 5 years. I'm still keeping my WoW account open for the time being because I do really enjoy raiding (especially classic content) and I do enjoy doing dungeons but little things about WoW have really gotten to me over the past year or so. Things such as elitists, dungeons deserters, rep grinding, complainers, and the fact that it's been kind of the same ol' same ol' for quite a while, I love WoW but I think it's time to try something new and exciting.
I've watched videos of GW2 like crazy over the past couple of weeks and I've really kind of fallen in love with the idea of massive world bosses who spawn that require groups of players to down, I'm also really excited about exploring a new world and being a part of something since basically the beginning. It seems like GW2 is going to cement itself as THE #1 MMO alternative to WoW and I think it's great that already it has 2 million+ players, but I have a question or two about GW2....
What should I expect? When I ask this I want to know what will be different about this game over WoW when I hit the level cap and since no raids or heroics are available at the cap I'm scared that I may become bored with it and I don't want that to happen. Can someone give me some insight as to what I should expect when I nail the cap? Also, I'm NOT a PVP guy, I've never liked it and I prefer PVE with big boss encounters, so PVPing at the cap just simple isn't going to happen for me. I like to explore, farm gold, down big monsters, work on getting gear, and doing stuff such as that and I'm hoping there is opportunity to do all of this once the cap is met.
Also, which server should I choose to play on (United States, east coast)? I would like a very populated server with tons of players so I can find some good people to connect with and down bosses with.
Thanks everyone, hope to see you out there!