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Guild Wars 2 - 27/4/2012 9:44:26 AM   
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First beta weekend starts tonight. Did anyone else pre-purchase?

Got a busy weekend so will only get limited amount of time but I've got high hopes.

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RE: Guild Wars 2 - 27/4/2012 7:46:33 PM   
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I'll be in, just as soon as I've finished me tea!

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RE: Guild Wars 2 - 3/5/2012 9:02:22 AM   
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As someone who devoted a pretty high percentage of his time to the PvE campaigns in the original Guild Wars and its associated spin-offs, I'm kinda wishing I still had a gaming PC that could handle this.  It's been such a long time coming that to be honest I'd assumed it had been shelved.  Used to have a couple of totally bad-ass characters maxed out on the old game that could solo farm to their hearts content, particularly the dervish who was practically unstoppable when played with the right skill-set.

So, to anyone who has ventured into GW2, has the 5 years in development been kind or cruel?

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RE: Guild Wars 2 - 3/5/2012 9:52:34 AM   
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quote:

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As someone who devoted a pretty high percentage of his time to the PvE campaigns in the original Guild Wars and its associated spin-offs, I'm kinda wishing I still had a gaming PC that could handle this.  It's been such a long time coming that to be honest I'd assumed it had been shelved.  Used to have a couple of totally bad-ass characters maxed out on the old game that could solo farm to their hearts content, particularly the dervish who was practically unstoppable when played with the right skill-set.

So, to anyone who has ventured into GW2, has the 5 years in development been kind or cruel?


I really liked it. I'm mainly into PVP and it's got me covered nicely. PVE seemed good, there's not really any quests other than your main class quest, everything else is handled with events you come across in the world. They are fairly frequent though.

It's not like other mmos where you can just sit and spam, you have to be constantly moving and dodging. If you're someone like my GF who uses arrow keys instead of wasd then it'll probably take some getting used to.

In all other areas it's pretty much as expected. An extra level of thought and polish seems to have gone into each facet though. There was no NDA on that beta so there'll be videos and articles all over by now.

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RE: Guild Wars 2 - 3/5/2012 8:42:12 PM   
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I loved it, but then I've been following the development of this thing for years!
There were a few bugs, some performance issues (especially in a big World v World fight), but it was a beta and it's not optimised yet.
Here's a link to my screenshot album:
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I'm jonesing for the next beta weekend already.

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RE: Guild Wars 2 - 28/6/2012 8:01:36 PM   
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For those who are interested and don't already know, there is now a release date!
28th of August!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-CB0hheQRg&feature=g-u-u

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RE: Guild Wars 2 - 22/8/2012 2:08:23 PM   
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pre-purchased mine, will be playin on friday, unfortunately i'm workin over the weekend and not so unfortunately am in in devon all next week so gonna be hittin it hard over the weekend!

just gotta decide Theif, Ranger or Engineer

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RE: Guild Wars 2 - 22/8/2012 3:59:10 PM   
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I went through a period recently of trying to get into MMOs. Tried SWTOR, WOW, Rift and a crapload of F2P ones....and nothing.

This however could be the one I wanted. Seems to balance everything....

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RE: Guild Wars 2 - 22/8/2012 5:35:17 PM   
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We already have 1 copy (my girlfriend's) in for the early access, don't think I'll be paying another 50 quid for another copy with the 3 days early access. I'm just gonna get the second copy for the regular price and join in on Tuesday. Going to be taking it casual anyway so no rush.

Going to be making a Thief, probably Sylvari.

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RE: Guild Wars 2 - 22/8/2012 6:20:20 PM   
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thinkin human thief, sylvari ranger or charr engineer

with other mmo's if i still paid the sub i'd be on WoW all the time, SWTOR got boring as soon as i level capped my bounty hunter, makin other toons was just tedious and in all honesty alot of it was due to my guild who had already run the ops a few times before i was able too, still fun tho so imma stay in the free to play mode

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RE: Guild Wars 2 - 22/8/2012 9:23:35 PM   
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I'm just going to leave this here...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcrsgm4T7Wk


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RE: Guild Wars 2 - 29/8/2012 12:49:44 PM   
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Picked this up today, went for a Sylvari Thief.





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RE: Guild Wars 2 - 29/8/2012 8:30:12 PM   
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Nice!
I have a norn thief - love the dual pistols, especially the Unload skill

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RE: Guild Wars 2 - 30/8/2012 9:53:06 AM   
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Set this up on the second PC last night. It's pretty modest, Q6600, 4GB RAM and a Radeon 3870. Ran pretty well on Medium/Little bit of High and AA at 1360x768, must be processor heavy.

Haven't got a second desk anymore so connected it to the tele and set it up to work with a pad. Worked really really well, put the mouse and keyboard on a little table for when I needed them.

Was using this.
http://pinnaclegameprofiler.com/forum/showthread.php?25192-Guild-Wars-2&p=66670#post66670

But I think I'm gonna try this one tonight.
http://gamingmusings.blogspot.com.es/2012/07/how-to-play-guild-wars-2-with-controller.html

And unload is awesome in PVP. Watching the damage stack up to big numbers.



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RE: Guild Wars 2 - 30/8/2012 8:59:29 PM   
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I mainly just like Unload cos it makes me feel like I'm in a John Woo film - all I need are some doves!

The only time I ever experience any slowdown is in the Charr capital and start area. Something about that zone seems to do horrible things to my PC, but not all the time...

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RE: Guild Wars 2 - 31/8/2012 8:24:59 PM   
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Server I'm on is taking a bit of a battering from the other 2 in WvWvW. Been reading that people are leaving servers to join the better pvp servers, will make no difference when the rankings change soon.



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RE: Guild Wars 2 - 2/9/2012 1:50:22 PM   
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still tryin to find the best toon to go with my play style, my charr necromancer armed with a staff seems pretty good for soloing

names Fherrak for all those on the Ruins of Surnia

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RE: Guild Wars 2 - 2/9/2012 2:12:27 PM   
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ORIGINAL: steflon

still tryin to find the best toon to go with my play style, my charr necromancer armed with a staff seems pretty good for soloing


I'm on Ruins of Surmia. Rafale, added you.

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RE: Guild Wars 2 - 2/9/2012 10:46:42 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: kata

quote:

ORIGINAL: steflon

still tryin to find the best toon to go with my play style, my charr necromancer armed with a staff seems pretty good for soloing


I'm on Ruins of Surmia. Rafale, added you.


been on it all day, didnt even notice...i'll make sure to add you up 2moro

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RE: Guild Wars 2 - 6/9/2012 7:57:21 PM   
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Game is just utterly fantastic. Wish I had more time for it.

New armour


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RE: Guild Wars 2 - 6/9/2012 8:51:54 PM   
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You're advancing far faster than I am - couldn't decide what to roll so I've now got 6 (and will doubtless roll the remaining 2 at some point).
Highest I've got is 13 I think!

I'm on the Underworld server, just in case we should ever be matched up in the Eternal Battlegrounds.

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RE: Guild Wars 2 - 7/9/2012 1:22:22 PM   
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Been talking to a work colleague about this, this morning and am now intrigued.  Might have a dip in to this at the weekend.  I was worried it was all WoW and I would be harassed by knobs who were far better than me (present company excluded of course...).

Been checking out the website and am interested in the professions.  Elementalist or Necromancer has caught my eye

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RE: Guild Wars 2 - 7/9/2012 4:52:38 PM   
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Been talking to a work colleague about this, this morning and am now intrigued.  Might have a dip in to this at the weekend.  I was worried it was all WoW and I would be harassed by knobs who were far better than me (present company excluded of course...).

Been checking out the website and am interested in the professions.  Elementalist or Necromancer has caught my eye


Played Elementalist in the beta, takes a bit of getting used to but when you do get used to it it's really rewarding.

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RE: Guild Wars 2 - 14/10/2012 11:26:04 PM   
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still cant get over how pretty this game looks, spent the day exploring with tsome friends, doin the hidden jump puzzles an stuff, everywhere i go just looks amazing (even with the massive amount of buildings made of boats, think the lead designer had a thing for nauticalia)

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