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Old 08-07-2012, 08:22 PM   #1
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Default Guildwars 2

Anyone going to be playing it?

I've played the beta's, looking forward to the headstart.


And, slightly off-topic, you gamers out there; what's your favorite beverage during game play? I usually like a strong dark beer to sip on.

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Old 08-08-2012, 06:48 AM   #2
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Yes, I have played the GW1 and GW2 betas. It looks like it will be very fun.

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Got in on the last beta and then the most recent Stress Test. I'm hoping they have another surprise stress test or two before the "pre" launch. Currently listening to the soundtrack I got from some guy on a streetcorner. I can't tell you his name, but his initials are TPB. I just watched a video of Felicia Day opening her Collectors Edition package (she voiced an Asura in the game and the game makers sent her this as a present). I am seriously thinking about upgrading just to get the figurine! (Yeah, it's useless, but still looks very cool!)

Not sure which server we'll be on, but look for a "Fartknocker". I'm thinking about using my main's WoW name in GW2.

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(she voiced an Asura in the game)
I did not know that. I'll have to keep my ear open.

I'm not sure which server I'll end up on, depends on where all my buddies land.
I'll keep an eye out for ya. I don't think there is cross server /tells, but I could be wrong?
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I'd love if there was another stress test, especially if it was more than 4 hours right in the middle of a work day. *grumble*

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I know what you mean. I got to play for most of the 4 hours and except for the very start it didn't crash or update.

There is a World vs. World PVP style match. I don't know much about it since I (as of yet) are not interested in PVP or Endgame, but it sounds like there would be only 1 name across the whole game, compared to WoW where different servers would allow the same name. We might see each other, depending. The odds would be extremely low unless we did end up on the same server.

I'm liking the game for several reasons:

Levels adjust so I can play with my friends who always seem to spend their after work hours leveling their toons.
Classes are less important to instances, so people are less likely to be blamed for a wipe
Loot is very much the same for all players and everyone gets it, so you avoid the loot ninjas.
Supposedly no grind element at endgame to keep people playing (and paying).
Mostly, no $15 fee each month. You pay if you want extra bag slots, or character slots.

For the price of the game I might buy a second account for my family.

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My wife and I both play, our game time is how we unwind. So for me it's 30 a month, which is really appealing. That's like brewing 2 more times a month!

I like the game play, the world is large, the lore/story lines seems to be pretty good.
I did some pvp and I liked the little bit I tried, although I didn't care for the Hunger Royal that much on the last beta.
The level adjustment for each area is really cool IMO and how they can still get applicable loot to their level even in the low level zones, b/c the risk is still there.
The death mechanic is pretty cool, fighting for your life on the ground.
I haven't tried crafting anything yet.

I also thought the graphics were really good. Oh and the dynamic events similar to Rift are cool. Also I was reading how the outcome has an impact on the surroundings, if you save a village, the villagers will arm themselves and help next round etc. The difficulty also scales dependent on how many people participate, so it will (in theory) always be a challenge.

I do like the voice overs, but how it's only your main quest. SWTOR went over board IMO on the voices and EVERYTHING has a voice/speech.

There is just so much they did right with GW2, so far.

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I've only played GW1 for a few hours a long time ago, but WoW was a much bigger draw for me then. I dropped WoW a year back and am looking forward to GW2, pre-purchased on the weekend actually, wish I had done it sooner so I could have gotten in on some of the Beta

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In a lot of ways it is similar to WoW in that it's an MMO, so naturally there are those similarities.

But there are enough "improvements" in my opinion to make it playable for many months.

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I think you will really like it Psych!

I've played GW1, and thought it was ok... but didn't really like the game play as much as true mmorpg's. GW1 and GW2 are nothing alike. I've played so many games; UO, EQ1, RoM, WoW, Rift, DN, SWTOR, D1, D2, D3, etc etc etc blah blah blah

I think GW2 will likely be a long time favorite. no sub fee's and they are blending a lot of the best attributes from all the major names.

The one down side I've found is the trading system. There is none. You have to mail items to one another. But that's a minor issue to me, you don't even have to find a mailbox anywhere. You can just click the icon on your UI and you can get your mail. Still it's a little weird to not be able to directly trade people. They said this method was chosen to alleviate trade scams,so now you have to COD to trade for gold.

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