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Re: Guild Wars 2

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:18 am
by bldavis
i think this officially qualifies as a thread necro!
thanx for the update though!!!!

Re: Guild Wars 2

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:29 am
by Eltiana
bldavis wrote:i think this officially qualifies as a thread necro!
thanx for the update though!!!!

Bah, If I created a new thread, you'd bitch that 'there's already a topic on this' :P It was only on the second page, barely a necro anyways.

Re: Guild Wars 2

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:35 am
by bldavis
i wasnt complaining!
one of my guildies and i are really looking forward to GW2!

although the last profession does make me want to rethink rolling a charr engineer.....

Re: Guild Wars 2

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:39 am
by Eltiana
bldavis wrote:i wasnt complaining!
one of my guildies and i are really looking forward to GW2!

although the last profession does make me want to rethink rolling a charr engineer.....
Mesmer does look pretty bad ass, though not my sort of thing. Seems to be a very skill intensive class though. Still sticking to playing a Norn Guardian as my main

Re: Guild Wars 2

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:14 am
by bldavis
im rolling charr engineer and a norn ranger (iirc...its been a little while since i looked at the professions)

Re: Guild Wars 2

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:24 am
by Eltiana
bldavis wrote:im rolling charr engineer and a norn ranger (iirc...its been a little while since i looked at the professions)

Races: http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/races/
Charr
Norn
Human
Asura
Sylvari

Professions(Classes): http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/professions/
Ranger
Warrior
Elementalist
Necromancer
Mesmer
Engineer
Thief
Guardian

Figured I'd be informational. Hopefully with the 8th class revealed, they'll get beta started under way soon. Haven't had a steady MMO...in a long time lol. Just puttering around on WoW with the 7 free days makes me miss having an online world to go to.

Re: Guild Wars 2

PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:17 pm
by Eltiana
http://www.arena.net/blog/mike-ferguson ... d-vs-world

I'm not normally into PVP, but WvW sounds fucking amazing if they manage to pull it off. And yeah I know, necro, GW2's info inflow is very sporadic though which kinda forces this unfortunately.

Re: Guild Wars 2

PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:16 am
by Gracerath
I really am having a hard time waiting for this game.

They have some lofty plans for their WvWvW pvp but mannnn if they pull it off, it will probably be the best pvp experience on the market. I love all the things that discourage giant zerg balls, such as siege equipment and lots of small objectives that are better dealt with in smaller, faster numbers. I also really like the idea of supply. Got a massive turtle in their base that you can't break? Go out and capture supply points instead and slowly starve them out or build siege weapons. I hope having 3 teams instead of 2 will really balance stuff out. After experiencing the disaster of WoW and TOR's faction imbalance and the problems they create, this will be a pretty awesome change. Want to foster a good community? Make the entire damn server work together, not just a single faction within that server.

Re: Guild Wars 2

PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:10 am
by Era
Played GW1 for five years before I went to WoW. Definitely looking forward to GW2! Still can't decide on what profession I want to play, though. Guess I'll have to test it a bit during some beta. Used to play an Elementalist for most of my time in GW1, and man, my friends and I came up with the sickest skill builds. :roll:

Re: Guild Wars 2

PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:39 pm
by Eltiana
Gracerath wrote:I really am having a hard time waiting for this game.

They have some lofty plans for their WvWvW pvp but mannnn if they pull it off, it will probably be the best pvp experience on the market. I love all the things that discourage giant zerg balls, such as siege equipment and lots of small objectives that are better dealt with in smaller, faster numbers. I also really like the idea of supply. Got a massive turtle in their base that you can't break? Go out and capture supply points instead and slowly starve them out or build siege weapons. I hope having 3 teams instead of 2 will really balance stuff out. After experiencing the disaster of WoW and TOR's faction imbalance and the problems they create, this will be a pretty awesome change. Want to foster a good community? Make the entire damn server work together, not just a single faction within that server.
Have to agree, WvW is definitely shaping up to be something amazing. Also really like how they've gotten rid of the faction imbalance issue, both by not having factions and having servers fighting each other, along with ranking the servers, so eventually the servers they'll have fighting each other will be on more equal footing with each other.

Re: Guild Wars 2

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:16 pm
by ryan4nayr
Good mama jamma, there's a TON of press beta coverage out there. http://www.guildwars2journal.com/_/news ... ation-r106

Many of them are quite a bit positive, so maybe ArenaNet would consider an open stress test beta sometime soon. Not really so I can play it, but launch date isn't far after this. If the extras are spiffy, I might even buy the CE (which I have for only 1 game previously).

Really looking forward to this game. My favored classes have always been all-around hybrids, and so glad all GW2 classes are that way. That said, I've always wanted to play a shotgun+scutum wielder... & an Ent. Or close to both. :D

Re: Guild Wars 2

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:10 am
by Shyrtandros
My dad has made it his personal goal to drag me away from my games to play Guild Wars 2 with him and all his friends... if it wasn't for the sheer volume of time & money i've dropped into SWTOR he might have succeeded after hearing about the PvP system.

Re: Guild Wars 2

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:18 pm
by Eltiana
ryan4nayr wrote:Good mama jamma, there's a TON of press beta coverage out there. http://www.guildwars2journal.com/_/news ... ation-r106

Many of them are quite a bit positive, so maybe ArenaNet would consider an open stress test beta sometime soon. Not really so I can play it, but launch date isn't far after this. If the extras are spiffy, I might even buy the CE (which I have for only 1 game previously).

Really looking forward to this game. My favored classes have always been all-around hybrids, and so glad all GW2 classes are that way. That said, I've always wanted to play a shotgun+scutum wielder... & an Ent. Or close to both. :D

Yeah, Press Beta Weekend last weekend and Monday they partially lifted the NDA allowing Press to talk about it. A lot of the videos are kind of meh, as apparently press suck at MMOs though. I'd say Yogscast (if you can stand them) and Mike B's BFF Report were some of the better videos/reviews to come out of the Press barrage.

Yogscast:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-YKm20r ... ature=plcp
BFF Report:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SMYW3tvYeE

Also, Mike B's tours of the cities in GW2 really shows how massive they are:
Divinity's Reach
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjLmknda ... plpp_video
Black Citadel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ll54HWQ ... re=related
Hoelbrak
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4meuCo7 ... plpp_video

Re: Guild Wars 2

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:46 pm
by bldavis
if you are looking for just class overveiw (ie what weapons give what skills) TB's wife Genna did a nice video on mesmers

and i have figured out my toons for GW2...
female norn mesmer and male charr engineer
now to figure out which one ill play first :twisted:

Re: Guild Wars 2

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:57 pm
by Gracerath
Ok. These are just.. well. Words cannot describe.

Character creation for Norn and Humans.

Norn - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVOC6wVp4JI

Human - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMzth2plFho

The females are incredibly attractive (but when aren't they?) Some of the hair styles are pretty damned detailed. I'm impressed. I love the Norn male body that looks like he used to be muscled but age and/or time took place and now he's a bit soft. All the tattoo options are rather impressive too.

Re: Guild Wars 2

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:31 am
by Eltiana
More TB videos for those interested:

UI Overview:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tan2I50P ... plpp_video

Guardian Staff/Hammer Overview:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjDJXZIw ... re=related

Re: Guild Wars 2

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:25 pm
by bldavis
PUBLIC BETA SIGNUPS OPEN FOR 48 hrs!
https://beta.guildwars2.com/

Re: Guild Wars 2

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:53 pm
by Eltiana
bldavis wrote:PUBLIC BETA SIGNUPS OPEN FOR 48 hrs!
https://beta.guildwars2.com/

Already signed up :P. I have horrible luck with these kinds of things though so I am doubting that I'll get in.

Re: Guild Wars 2

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:27 pm
by ryan4nayr
Eltiana wrote:
bldavis wrote:PUBLIC BETA SIGNUPS OPEN FOR 48 hrs!
https://beta.guildwars2.com/

Already signed up :P. I have horrible luck with these kinds of things though so I am doubting that I'll get in.

I just signed up as well. Looks like even the public beta testers will be bound by an NDA just like the press beta testers.

My gaming rig is a Win7 laptop, it's the sort of system that beta testing is supposed to weed out (or cater to!). Funny thing is, I don't even care if I do... I just want to know if my PC can keep up at higher settings. I'm thinking I'll test out a Norn female Guardian named Elisamaza lol.

Re: Guild Wars 2

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:20 pm
by Eltiana
ryan4nayr wrote:
Eltiana wrote:
bldavis wrote:PUBLIC BETA SIGNUPS OPEN FOR 48 hrs!
https://beta.guildwars2.com/

Already signed up :P. I have horrible luck with these kinds of things though so I am doubting that I'll get in.

I just signed up as well. Looks like even the public beta testers will be bound by an NDA just like the press beta testers.

My gaming rig is a Win7 laptop, it's the sort of system that beta testing is supposed to weed out (or cater to!). Funny thing is, I don't even care if I do... I just want to know if my PC can keep up at higher settings. I'm thinking I'll test out a Norn female Guardian named Elisamaza lol.

Going with Norn Guardian as well lol. Also stuck with a Win7 laptop, I'm hoping the poorness of my system will squeeze me into beta in seeing how well my system will perform their game...

And sheesh, there is a clear lack of hype here about this game. Suppose everyone is still having fun with their lightsabers and blasters. To each their own.

Re: Guild Wars 2

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:24 pm
by Aubade
Eltiana wrote:And sheesh, there is a clear lack of hype here about this game. Suppose everyone is still having fun with their lightsabers and blasters. To each their own.


Meh, I just don't care about ANOTHER MMO. I'd rather play a console game =] To each their own though.

Re: Guild Wars 2

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:59 pm
by ryan4nayr
Aubade wrote:I'd rather play a console game =]

Me too, actually. I'd like to play in the comfort of my couch and big LED TV. I would like to just pick up a dual-shock controller with my feet propped up on the ottoman. I suppose I can just do that via bluetooth and my computer's HDMI output, so I'm not too obsessed over buying the console.

NCSoft and ArenaNet are sort of playing this tug-of-war of denying/confirming whether a console port will come. NCsoft would certainly want to expand to that market, but ArenaNet would wait before tackling new projects.

Anyway, it's fun to speculate. I'm glad this thread is still alive.

Re: Guild Wars 2

PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:58 am
by Aubade
ryan4nayr wrote:
Aubade wrote:I'd rather play a console game =]

Me too, actually. I'd like to play in the comfort of my couch and big LED TV. I would like to just pick up a dual-shock controller with my feet propped up on the ottoman. I suppose I can just do that via bluetooth and my computer's HDMI output, so I'm not too obsessed over buying the console.

NCSoft and ArenaNet are sort of playing this tug-of-war of denying/confirming whether a console port will come. NCsoft would certainly want to expand to that market, but ArenaNet would wait before tackling new projects.

Anyway, it's fun to speculate. I'm glad this thread is still alive.


Console port or not, I wouldn't play it.

Don't get me wrong, It looks like an awesome game (As does SW:TOR) but I just refuse to play another MMO. I let myself get very very addicted to WoW, and I know that if I pick up another one I'd go down the same road. (I CAN'T do casual in an MMO, I have to try to be the best.) I'm much happier playing console games, or PC Games that aren't MMO's because I can put them down for a day or two and not think "Oh man, I'm falling behind on farming" or "My guildmates/friends are gonna be pissed I'm not online right now."
I'm also a big fan of stories, so instead of being engrossed in one, I like the different worlds I get to experience with multi-gaming.
The fact that I can pause and run to the store in the middle of a game doesn't hurt either haha.

Anyways, In the interest of not de-railing the thread further, I'll ask to go back to GW2 talk after this post. Feel free to PM or whatnot if you'd like to continue this discussion though.

Re: Guild Wars 2

PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:30 am
by Era
I'm quite looking forward to GW2. I'm a little worried about my time schedule though, what with already being a guild and raid leader for a heroic progression guild in WoW.. And then, somewhat like Aubade, having the urge to always play my best in all games.

I haven't looked so much at the gameplay videos, since I kind of want to experience it in the beta/actual game. I have, however, watched the character customization videos, and damn that looks nice! I'm a huge fan of character customization, and GW2 seems to have exactly enough options (yes, there is such a thing as too much, Oblivion made that clear)!

Biggest question is what profession(class) to play. I played an elementalist for six years in GW1, but I really did enjoy mesmer as well - even though it was kind of shit in PvE for large periods of the game. If that works out better in GW2, I might just roll one as my main instead of ele.

Then again, assuming there'll be birthday gifts for chars like in GW1, I should probably make a character of all professions right off the bat. :D

Re: Guild Wars 2

PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:07 am
by Gracerath
I've got my name in the hat for beta too. Hopefully I get a little luckier this time around. I didn't get to do a TOR beta until the very end. I'm most assuredly playing a Norn Warrior and my first alt will be an elementalist of some undetermined race. I'm really looking forward to the next round of beta events that will have some Asura and Sylvari stuff open.