A lot of IT positions are with the federal government, and many military members parting from service already possess the security clearances required for those positions. It's often cheaper to train someone that already possess a security clearance to be an IT professional than it is to get an IT professional their security clearance.
That was easy.
They also have a much higher population density / much smaller land area to cover.
That brings the dream of home ownership within the reach of a lot of people who wouldn't have been able to afford it before. We live in exciting times.
Unless said people derived their income from building homes, which a lot of the skilled trades still do.
coping mechanism. When your brain is telling you you're all alone, you do everything you can to feel some sort of human connection.
Character creation is quite awesome, a lot of customization.
Good artstyle and visual effects.
World feels open and alive, zones/areas are huge.
Personalized storylines are interesting. (Played on Ranger and Necromancer)
Dynamic events are not static.
Player vs. Player is fun, takes a little practice before you can start kicking ass.
Some NPCs are voiced.
Graphics/textures are decent, nothing great. (Was running beta on maximum)
Character animations are horrible.
It's very easy to out-level your character's story.
Your choices and actions don't have a real effect on the world around you. (Yes, they lied)
Zerged events aren't that fun.
World vs. World is a mess without proper guild and strategys. (Right now whoever has the most numbers — wins, skill doesn't matter)
Crafting system is very simple, nothing special.
Decent looking UI, could be better.
On a side note, keep in mind that blind fanboys have overhyped GW2 to the point where they made it seem like it was a completly different game... I suggest that everyone should lower their expectations because this game brings nothing new to the MMO genre whatsoever, all systems that are in GW2 were done before in other games; WoW, War, AoC, Rift, etc. This is not just my opinion, it's a pure fact.
I will be buying this game once it comes out, the very first month it's a guaranteed fun, not sure about how it will last in the long run though."
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Regarding your Army analogy, see Eisenhower.
If only I could hear you over all this noise.
There's also no country called "Spain" or "Germany", those are just the names we gave to countries that have rightful names. So it's only fair that they can call us whatever they want in return.
"That is a hard thing though, most people are too afraid." and rightly so, how many would stand in front of an armored column in defiance of totalitarianism. I recall there only being one man in the photos from Tienanmen Square
Tsar Bomba was also detonated at some distance above the earth's surface.
One word: patents.