This page here is a page dedicated to helping New Players get started in the game, hence the name "Getting Started"! Now here is a bit of basic information about the game from my Guild Wars 2 Index Page.
Guild Wars 2 is created by ArenaNet and is the sequel to the first game, Guild Wars. While it shares the same name these two games are completely different. Almost nothing is the same besides names of towns and places throughout the world. While this game is online only and has a large community playing with you at the same time (Massive Multiplayer Online); and also has some unique RPG (Role Playing Game) elements this game is not an MMORPG. With that in mind if you're looking for an MMORPG fix or a new MMORPG to play this is not the game for you.
GW2 is more of an Action RPG more closely resembling Kingdoms of Amalur moreso than any MMORPG on the market. It offers a new and innovative gameplay system where you're more in control of your character's attacks and targeting moreso than other MMOs out there. Everything else with the game, however, has been seen dozens of times before in many games before it. Don't take that as a bad thing, however. Guild Wars 2 is an awesome game and I strongly recommend it to anyone looking for a one of a kind experience.
As you probably have heard Guild Wars 2 is a more difficult game than most. It requires a lot of movement and thinking on the fly as well as team work and agility even in PvE. Don't expect me to teach you how to be the best with these guides but expect to learn about the basics of the game, enough to help you get started and enjoy the game as much as I did while playing it through!