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Old 04-29-2012, 11:23 PM   #41
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So final thoughts on the weekend guys?

WvW was definitely fun, but there were some problems. I think sieges (getting walls / doors down) was probably too short and there was definitely a problem with people not loading properly and bad lag.

A lot of the times a group could roll up on you and they wouldn't know it until they were right on top of you, or some wouldn't even load in correctly until they were a corpse. Enemies and Allies.

That needs to be fixed.

But overall, a lot of fun and if they fix some of the loading issues and lag, it would be great.

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Old 04-30-2012, 12:43 AM   #42
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It was definitely a little rough for the first half of the weekend, but things got way smoother for the last half. I mostly stuck to PvE and thought it was great for this stage of development. As a long time player of more traditional MMO's, I felt lost and confused for the first 6 - 8 levels, but quickly realized that walking around doing "heart quests" and jumping into events is way more fun than sitting around for 20 minutes LFG.

I also loved the fact that you don't have to rely on the holy trinity to make a group. I just walked around and sort of teamed up with other players. I was really worried that not requiring tanks or healers would end up in everyone playing the same sort of vanilla dps class, but I didn't actually find that to be true at all.

I am really impressed with how this game is taking shape and can't wait to play the final product. People in game were talking a June release date. Is that just rumor?
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:55 AM   #43
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I had fun during the beta weekend. Considering I'm playing from Australia with a crappy laptop, everything but massive pvp and dynamic events stuff was playable with decent frame rates and little lag. Tried out all the professions both pve and pvp with the result being that I never got past level 6 on any one character, but I think I know which ones I enjoy more than others now. Only sad thing was I don't know anyone else who was playing on the beta so it felt lonely at times haha.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:18 AM   #44
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Just a reminder, next BWE is this weekend!
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:50 AM   #45
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Wish I was at home so I could take part in these beta events. I'll have to wait until the game is actually released, unfortunately.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:02 AM   #46
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Release date finally announced! August 28 for the launch, they also announced a last beta weekend for July 20-22. Very happy with this news after playing the first two beta weekends having a blast with the game.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:04 PM   #47
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Release date finally announced! August 28 for the launch, they also announced a last beta weekend for July 20-22. Very happy with this news after playing the first two beta weekends having a blast with the game.
Taking the entire week off? I'm debating it right now.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:40 PM   #48
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Haven't seen a lot of talk about this game, had to dig the thread up from page 4.

I'm actually pretty excited to try it out. I haven't played any of the BWEs yet, but I did play some Guild Wars 1 (even though 2 is quite different I hear) and had a lot of fun with it.

I found a great write-up or FAQ type post earlier that talks about what to expect in the game.

http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...iated.-READ-ME
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:51 PM   #49
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Isn't Conquest the same name RIFT used for their large scale PvP?

That read is incredible, and answered so many questions. This definitely seems like a game I could check out. I was planning on re opening my RIFT account this weekend, but maybe I will just wait a month for GW2.

Do they have any ties to UO? With the trait tier system, the weapon skill, the personality.. I see some similarities here. The whole system where if you don't do something about an invading horde of Centaurs dates back to a system UO tested but never implemented. Not killing enough deer in an area would bring in predators which would lead to a dragon or possibly an army of Lizard Men setting up shop and invading Trinsic. It was something we never got to see but I always thought would be really cool, and now is brought to life in GW2.

Also the dye system.. so simple but always left out. There is something to be said about rolling around in Guild Colors messing people up.

That buy order system gave me a stirring in my pants as well.. so many simple things that MMO developers have over looked or done wrong that GW2 seems to be doing right.

I am sold.
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:10 PM   #50
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Found a great review of the game up on MMORPG.com..

http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/g...d-Preview.html

Love this quote:

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Veteran MMO players who loved Player Killing in Ultima Online or RvR in Dark Age of Camelot cannot get their hands on this game fast enough. Guild Wars 2 blends these old styles with the new approach to an explorable game world and brings some amazing upgrades to the genre while paying homage to the classic hardcore style of the early games. It seems like World of Warcraft derailed the true focus of PvP from MMOs.
Amen.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:13 AM   #51
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So I pre ordered it, and just wanted everyone to know there is a stress test today starting at Noon pac I believe.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:49 AM   #52
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Is there a specific server you guys were planning to play on? The official server list went up today:

https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/i...-guild-wars-2/

From my understanding they're all hosted in Houston, TX, so it shouldn't really matter which server is selected latency wise.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:00 AM   #53
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Looking forward to it.

Still don't know which profession I'm going to play. I wanted to play a Thief, but they severely disappointed me in beta.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:06 AM   #54
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I think I'll be making a Necro first. Probably Charr or Asura.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:05 PM   #55
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The key is to pick the server with the dumbest name, people flock to servers named SkullCrusher etc.

From that list I like
Ehmry Bay or
Yak’s Bend

I would stay away from Gate of Madness, lol.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:06 PM   #56
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I'm most likely going to go with an Elementalist Charr to start.

Should be interesting as i'm going into this game pretty blind. Gonna be a lot of "what the f*** is going on" to start lol.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:39 PM   #57
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I'm most likely going to go with an Elementalist Charr to start.

Should be interesting as i'm going into this game pretty blind. Gonna be a lot of "what the f*** is going on" to start lol.
I think that's part of the fun of new MMOs. You get that noobish innocence for the first while.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:44 PM   #58
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Someone should volunteer to lead a CPuck guild
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:54 PM   #59
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I was thinking a Guardian Asura. Either way, definitely an Asura. Their animations are just too good.

Everyone should post their preferred server so we can all get on the same one.
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:26 PM   #60
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I have no server preference besides one that isn't crap packed and I have to wait in line for.
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