Out of nowhere, there were a bunch of posts on /r/guildwars2 about how ArenaNet “dodge a bullet” with Diablo 3 Open Beta weekend happening this weekend and not the next one (when there will be the first Beta Weekend for Guild Wars 2 pre-purchases).
At first, I thought those people are demented, as there is absolutely no relation between Guild Wars 2 and Diablo 3. Just when I started to think where those two relate, I really got who Blizzard is afraid of: Guild Wars 1.
|Guild Wars 1||Diablo 3|
|Gamplay||Instantiated, story driven||Instantiated, story driven|
|Skills||Several skills available, but only some available during combat||Several skills available, but only some available during combat|
|Visuals||Gothic, ancient/Third person||Gothic, ancient/Third person|
|Cash Shop||Yes, controlled by the company||Yes, controlled by players|