Guild Wars 2 Hype Thread - GS score 9.0 (Hype met)

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#1 Posted by Maroxad (8525 posts) -

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Questions and Answers

Guild What 2?!? Can you at least give us some basic information?

A.
Developer: Arenanet
Publisher: NCsoft
Genre: Themepark MMORPG
Payment Model: Buy to Play with in game cash shop, no monthly fees
Cost: 60 dollars for standard edition, 80 dollars for digital deluxe, 150 for collector's edition Pre-purchase here
Release date: 28th august (3 day early access for prepurchasers)

Q. Wait... Guild Wars 2?!? I am sick of all these rehashes!

A. Guild Wars 2 plays very differently from its prequel. Differences include a different genre (GW1 was a Cooperative Online RPG), a new ruleset determining both how skills and character building works, expanded customization for appearance.
Q. So instead of a rehash, it is a banal mmo.
A. Not really, Guild wars 2 does a lot of things to differentiate itself from other mmos: Combat, progression, customization, questing, and structured PvP all differentiate themselves from the norm in one way or another.

Q. So how does combat work?

A.
Developer Video link

  • What skills you have depend on your weapon and class: Swords give access to different skills than a dagger, short bows have different skills from longbows. Two classes do not use the weapon in the same way, a warrior with an axe will use it as a melee weapon, a ranger will use it as a thrown weapon.
  • Skill Limits: Each class has 10 base skills, for most classes 1-3 is based on your main hand weapon (for thieves 1-2 are based on your main hand weapon, and 3 on your main hand and offhand weapon), 4-5 are based on your offhand item, if you have a 2 handed weapon 1-5 is determined by your 2h weapon. 6 is a healing skill, 7-9 are utility skills and 0 is your elite skill.
  • Real Time Weapon/Element Change: Most classes can equip 2 weapon sets at once, players who swap weapons can adapt to new situations or synergize weapons better, but beware, swapping weapons (or elemental attunements for elementalists) has a cooldown.
  • Downed State: Having your HP hit 0 doesn't mean death, instead your character will fall on the floor severely weakened, and can try to fight for his survival or try to get fill up your bar using the 4th skill and rally , each time you get knocked down it gets harder to get back up, and eventually you will die instantly.
  • Skill Combo System: Some skills synergize well with others. Some skills have a certain field effect available (such as dark, smoke, fire) or a finisher effect, Finishers come in multiple forms: Leap, Projectile, Blast and Whirl. Using a finisher on a field allows for combos to be done which can provide with various effects such as AoE invisibility.
  • AI mechanics:Unlike mmos such as WoW, enemies in Guild Wars 2 are not necessarily gonna attack the heavily armored dude with a shield, the AI will instead go for who it decides is the best target, this will depend on a variety of factors such as who is dealing damage, and their distance. But beware, not all enemies follow the same AI pattern.
  • Lack of a Dedicated Healer: Healing in GW2 is nowhere near as powerful as it is in other games. You cannot depend on others to keep you alive for all too long. Anyone can revive other players and everyone can heal themselves, a healer wont be necessary.
  • Lack of the (un)holy trinity:Combat is a lot more chaotic and unpredictable than other mmorpgs and as a result, battles are less stale and require more adabtability. People shouldnt worry though, the dungeons are not a mindless zerg. If anything, the lack of dedicated roles may very much mean players will have to rely more on how well they coordinate as opposed to how good their tanks and healers are at doing their job.
  • Environmental Weapons: There are plenty of weapons lying around in the world, some to be picked up others to be created by allies. Mortars, Cannons, Boulders, bottles? You can pick them up and fight enemies with them.

Q. How does progression work?

A. As with almost any other RPG you do level up, there is a level cap of 80, however, unlike other RPGs the levelling curve is flat. At the endgame, your gear quality will plateau rather quickly, instead you will find items with more specialized bonuses, but not necessarily more powerful.

Q. When I play in a virtual world with thousands of other players I wanna look unique, does Guild Wars 2 allow me to do that?

Absolutely, customization is one of Guild Wars 2's greatest strengths. in addition to a well made character creator for each race, you have tons of armors to pick from and dyes to colour them with, and if you like the look of a low level an armor there are transmutation stones to allow you to keep the look of the low level first armor and the stats of the high level second armor. Same applies to weapons, except you can't dye weapons (at least from my awareness).

Anyhow, here is my character in the beta using the dyes in different ways, enjoy :D

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Q. How does customization work outside of appearance?

A. Well, each class will benefit from most if not all attributes in one way or another, as opposed to just needing strength and vitality or whatever. Furthermore, the way the trait system works is not done through 3 different talent trees with one being dedicated for one role each. How it does work is that you are given 70 trait points and these can be spent into 5 separate trait lines that improve two specific attributes, with a cap of 30 points spent on each. This means you can max 2 trait lines and spend 10 in another. Furthermore, for each 5 trait points spent you get one passive bonus, the passive bonuses at 5, 15 and 25 are predetermined, but you get choose between 12 traits on 10, 20 and 30. To prevent players from getting the best traits in each line, traits have tiers: six major traits are available on the first tier slot, four more on the second, and two more on the third. On any given tier you can pick any major trait from that tree up to that tier, but never above.

Passive bonuses aside, you also have to choose between what skills to use. You can only equip 1 healing skill at a time. Same goes for elite skills, and you are restricted to 3 utility skills, so can't pick all of them. Then of course there are the weapons as well, you can only pick 2 weapon sets (1 if you are engineer or elementalist).

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Set 250 years after Guild Wars 1, Guild Wars 2 once again plunges players into the world (and continent) of Tyria. Tyria faces a new threat from the elder dragons, who have arisen from their slumber. The region of Orr has risen from the sea, and the tidal waves that the rising caused were so cataclysmic, that The Battle Isles, Sanctum Cay, D'Allessio's Seaboard and even Lion's Arch fell beneath the ocean. As for Ascalon, the region has recovered well from the searing and is no longer the wasteland it once was. Ascalon now belongs to the charr and any surviving humans were driven out. At the shiverpeaks, the Norn were driven out by the Frost Elder Dragon Jormag. The Asura were forced out of their homes by the destroyers (the enemy of the Eye of the North GW1 campaign), creatures created by the Elder Dragon Primordus, and in Maguuma Jungle, new plant-like creatures known as the sylvari have been born. All these pushed to claim land in tyria and humans lost the dominance they once had. After being driven near extinction, a ceasefire was formed between the humans and the charr, but their peace is uneasy.

The famous adventuring guild known as destiny's edge got disbanded after a tragedy. Destiny's Edge was a multiracial guild who fought to rid Tyria of the dragons and the members are Logan Thackeray (decendant of Gwen and Keiran Thackeray), Caithe, Rytlock Brimstone, Zojja, Eir and her pet wolf Garm.

Neither Elona or Cantha will be available at launch. But for as grim things are in Tyria, things are more grim in both of those nations.

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Official Races trailer

  • The Humans

Official Video
Once the dominant species of tyria, after a series of cataclysmic events, and warring efforts from the Charr the humans have been brought to their knees. They worship a pantheon of 6 gods, though these gods have long since been silent. Other races see humans as conservative and many doubt humans will last much longer.

  • The Charr

Official Video
The bad guys of Guild Wars 1 prophecies returns. Following the events of Guild Wars EotN, the Charr worship no gods and instead focused on technology as opposed to religion. As a result, the charr are by far the most industrious of the races and have hit their industrial revolution. They are currently at peace with humans and have respect for the Norn.

  • The Norn

Official Video
The Norn are a proud bunch of shape shifting hunters. The norn were driven from their former homes at the far shiverpeaks and travelled south to new hunting grounds. They respect the Charr for their prowess in battle. The norn believe in strength and honor and while they do not fear death, they do fear being forgotten. There is nothing more important to a norn than their legend. The norn worship the spirits which includes but is not limited to: the bear, the wolf, the raven and the snow leopard.

  • The Sylvari

Official Video
Inquistive and curious, these beings of plantlike creatures took on the form of humans. Born from the pale tree they follow Ventari's teachings. That said, there are rumors of there being more than tree that results in Sylvari offspring, furthermore even among the sylvari born from this pale tree there has been discontent among ventaris teachings, Caderyn, the first of the secondborn lost faith in the teachings after seeing the evils of the world and formed the nightmare court, an attempt to liberate the sylvari from the teachings. During their first journeys about 25 years ao, the sylvari encountered the Asura, who also reside in the tarnished coast, their experiences with the Asura were less than pleasant (the asura experimented on them).

  • The Asura

Official Video
Small, brilliant and completely full of themselves. The Asura are a lizard like species that came from the underground and built the asura gates. They were forced out from their homes underground by the destroyers, and now reside in the tarnished coast, performing experiments. Although they are incredibly smart, they are not content with that alone, they also want you to know they are smarter than you. The asura believe in the eternal alchemy where everything including the human gods, are a piece of a greater machine.

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Note: the Skills Videos use modified values for cooldowns and damage, for the sake of visualisation. do not expect your elementalist to summon two meteor showers one after the other, or your guardian to down drakes in a single hit.

  • Warrior

Armor Class: Heavy
Skills Video

The Warrior wears the heavy armor in combat and can use nearly every weapon in the game. Despite her heavy armor she is not necessarily slow, and has exceptional mobility, particulary with a greatsword. As a combatant the warrior can choose between multiple stances and physical skills to hinder or control her foes and support oriented warriors can opt to use shouts and banners to strengthen her allies. She also has access to powerful burst skills which costs adrenaline. Adrenaline is built when the warrior hits her foes.

  • Guardian

Armor Class: Heavy
Skills Video

The guardian can cast both spells and fight in the frontlines. While her arsenal is not quite as diverse as the warriors, she can still possess strong firepower if built right. Her virtues serve a lot as the signets, and allow for passive bonuses if the skill is not on cooldown, but can be used for instant and powerful effects applied to both her and her allies. Her wards prevents foes from passing through and can be used both offensively and defensively. Her consecrations and symbols can both be applied on the ground to strengthen allies and weaken foes, allowing you to combine both offense and defense in one skill.

  • Engineer

Armor Class: Medium
Skills Video

The engineer doesnt like those primitive knives and bows everyone else is using and sticks to firearms. She can only equip one weapon but several of her utility skills allow her to pick up additional weapons such as flamethrowers (awesome), bombs (awesome) and elixir guns. If flamethrowers arent cool enough, maybe turrets are. The engineer has plenty of turrets such as ones that heal allies, and others that blasts the enemy away with rockets. If that wasnt enough the engineer also has mortars and mines (which knocks back foes and removes boons). The engineer's heal and utility skills also determine what her F1-F4 skills are, so an engineer with elixirs gain not only the ability to drink them themselves, but also throw them to allies.

  • Thief

Armor Class: Medium
Skills Video

The thief can steal in combat, gaining an environmental weapon. One of the thief's most interesting aspects is that none of their weapon skills have cooldowns. Instead thieves use initiative, with more powerful skills costing more initiative. The thief can be very good at dishing out damage, but that doesn't mean they have no support, thieves can support allies with stealth and venoms (which, with a certain trait, any venom a thief applies goes to allies as well).

  • Ranger

Armor Class: Medium
Skills Video

The ranger is back, and she has gained a lot more diversity than her previous offering. The ranger in Guild Wars 2 is no longer limited to just ranged, but can now be a powerful melee combatant as well. Her pet system has been changed as well, so now the Pokémon trainer can swap out between two pets in the middle of combat, and swapping is a useful tactic indeed, seeing as pets can die quite fast and each pet has a special skill for you to use against your foes. Rangers provide support through spirits and puts foes in place with traps.

  • Elementalist

Armor Class: Light
Skills Video

The elementalist is a versatile profession indeed, while she can only equip one weapon, she can swap between any of the 4 elemental attunements whenever she wishes (with cooldowns of course). Her water magic allows her to heal allies to some extent and her earth magic allows her to take hits like a boss. Her glyphs will different effects depending on her current attunement and her conjured weapons can be used by her or her allies.

  • Necromancer

Armor Class: Light
Skills Video

The necromancer specializes in magic relating to death (duh) and corruption. She can summon up her undead minions at a whim, and as the demise of friends and foes alike fill up her life force in addition to the life force she gains through skills. When she has enough, she can enter death shroud, which gives her access to multiple powerful abilities. The necromancer can also create wells to support her allies.

  • Mesmer

Armor Class: Light
Skills Video

Mesmer in name only, the mesmer is back in Guild Wars 2. This time serving as an illusionist as opposed to the manipulator she was in Guild Wars 1, the mesmer has access to a large variety of illusions, phantasms, clones and debuffs to weaken and confuse the enemy, as well as increase the effectiveness of allies. Mesmers can summon illusions and shatter them at will adding further debuffs and damage to the foe.

#2 Posted by Maroxad (8525 posts) -

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Developer Video link

  • Structured PvP

There are 3 types of SPvP: Hot joinable, player hosted and tournaments, all players are on equal ground with all skills unlocked and all the best gear (statwise) available to everyone. That is right, team composition and skill will determine victory, not hours played.

Hot joinable has you able to select any of the servers available or join a game based on your total rank points.
Player Hosted servers allow players can rent their own servers and set up a few rules (such as no auto balancing). Unfortunately, renting a server costs gems.

Tournaments have pick up, monthly, annual and player run tourneys. To join monthly tournaments you have to have enough qualifier points, and the annual tournaments pits only the best of the best players against each other to see who is the best PvPer of the year.

  • World vs World

World vs World pits you against other players who chose other servers as their home server. They are organized in 3 servers so that there are 3 servers fighting over control over 4 maps while trying to claim camps, towers, forts and even Stonemist castle at the center of the main WvW map. Guilds can capture areas and claim them as their own, guilds can then proceed to upgrade the areas they captured, although this costs supply. Supply is a valuable resource that is spent on either upgrades, reparations or siege weaponry.

Servers that do well in WvW are rewarded for it, and may receive bonuses in hp, crafting, gathering among other things.Match-ups change after two weeks, although near launch they will last 24 hours to feed the server's database with info in order to create better, more balanced match-ups.

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Each player has a home server which is their server to call home, players will only receive the WvW bonuses that their home server has. If players want to, they can guest to other servers and play with their friends there. So players are not segregated just because they picked different servers anymore. In fact, Americans can play on EU servers and vice versa. Anyhow, when it comes to WvW, you are stuck with your server, both when it comes to bonuses and who you fight for. This means that chances are, I will never fight together with one of you guys in WvW.

Players can change home server as well, the pricing depends on how populated the server is. Heavily populated servers costs more to transfer to than under populated servers.

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Developer Video Link
Questing in Guild Wars 2 offers a mix of both the new and the old. Heart events, personal story and skill challanges replace traditional questing. Clearing heart events unlock new karma vendors and clearing skill challenges gives you valuable skill points. There are also vistas that give an exp bonus in addition to showcasing the area, and jumping puzzle challenges for those looking for some platforming action. Heart events are usually located so that they are usually near dynamic events. The most intriguing thing however are the dynamic events, which changes the world you are in.

Dynamic events are events that trigger every now and then. Players will be rewarded based on their contribution level, although it is designed so that most players can obtain the gold medal provided they try to contribute. The events can branch off into multiple lines and failure of an event can lead to different events than succeeding it. Likewise, failing an event, can result in outposts becoming unusable and at Orr, events will need to be cleared if players are to visit the final instance. Therefore players will need to work together to be able to visit the holy city of Arah. For those who played in the beta, the dynamic events will supposedly be a lot more uncommon once the game releases, the reason the events occurred so often was to let everyone try them during the 3 short days we had.

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Developer Video Link
For even more questing goodness, there is the personal story where you are the hero. These personal story quests puts you in instanced areas (though you can bring along friends). During the storyline you will make choices that have consequences and may change the way your character is perceived by NPCs and alter the course of the story. In fact, the first choices you make are during character creation, where you write your own biography: Is your charr a member of the iron legion or the ash legion? Was your human of noble birth or did he live on the streets? Those choices take you through different story arcs, but the choices you make during those stories may differ from player to player.

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Dungeons are as vital to Guild Wars 2 as any other part. They have two versions: a story mode, which follows the story of Destiny's Edge and your attempt at regrouping them to fight the elder dragons, and explorable version, which is much tougher, and balanced for a full party of 5 players.

Explorable mode also differs from story mode in that there are 3 paths per dungeon, so each dungeon actually counts for 3. Within dungeons you can explore plenty of platforming, traps, puzzles and tough enemies that will require coordination from the party to succeed.

Upon completing dungeons, you'll be awarded (alongside standard rewards) a special kind of currency that can be used to buy weapons and armor tied to that dungeon. While not necessarily better or worse than standard armor, dungeon armor sets look much more interesting than the standard ones.

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Link to Reward Calculator
Players of Guild Wars 1 will have their efforts rewarded in Guild Wars 2. This comes in the form of hall of monuments, which rewards players with unique weapon and armor skins based on how many HoM points they got. In Guild Wars 1 you could gain a total of 50 HoM points, although only 30 would be needed to unlock every item, special titles were available at more HoM points however.

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How many HoM points does your fellow gamespotters have?

djsifer01: 35
illmatic87: 30
Maroxad (Abrielg Avellion): 30
Silversix_: 26
BrunoBRS (Zihark Darshell): 22

Feel free to add your Guild Wars 1 name and how many HoM points you have.

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Guild Wars 2 will not be pay to win, but the store does sell conveniences and things that may give a slight advantage initially (in the form of XP boosts). Each dollar and euro is worth 80 gems. Whereas each pound is worth 94 gems. Players can trade their in game currency for gems and can trade gems for ingame currency. The gem/ingame currency exchange rate will dephend on supply and demand.

Players can buy dye packs, bag slots (character bound), bank slots (account bound), town clothing, keys to unlock chests, consumables and more.

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  • Books

Ghosts of Ascalon: A group led by a human rogue goes on a quest torecover the Claw of Khan-Ur, in order to estabilish a truce between Charr and Humans.
Edge of Destiny: The rise and fall of the multiracial guild Destiny's Edge.

  • Useful links

Official Guild Wars 2 website
Official Guild Wars 2 Wiki
Build Calculator
WoodenPotatoes channel. contains plenty of footage and information, including a lore series that lets you into the GW1 lore.
Mass info for the uninitiated
Twitch TV (good PvP vids here)

  • System Requirements

Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or better
Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, Core i3, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or better
2 GB RAM
NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800, ATI Radeon X1800, Intel HD 3000 or better (256MB of video RAM and shader model 3.0 or better)
25 GB available HDD space
Broadband Internet connection

  • Screenshots

BrunoBRS, Vaasman,Kholdstare14

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Thanks to BrunoBRS for the images and editing out my countless grammar mistakes in addition to writing the dungeon section.

  • Reviews

Gamespot 9/10
PC Gamer 9.4/10
IGN 9/10
Gametrailers 9/10
Gamespy 9/10
Tenton Hammer 9.4/10

#3 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38218 posts) -

And so it begins!

#4 Posted by FPSfan1985 (2008 posts) -
Another generic theme park MMO, advertised as the next big thing. Not even released yet and I'm over the game.
#5 Posted by Blake135 (3994 posts) -

Another generic theme park MMO, advertised as the next big thing. Not even released yet and I'm over the game.FPSfan1985

Cool Story Bro.

#6 Posted by Badosh (12741 posts) -
GOTY
#7 Posted by HaloPimp978 (7315 posts) -

Hyped for it. It will be the first MMO I played in a long time.

#8 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (25991 posts) -

You did really well on this thread guys!

Why isn't there any Gameplay Pictures though?

#9 Posted by timmy00 (15360 posts) -

Nice hype thread Maroxad.

The little bit of beta that I played was fun. I'll probably get the game down the line. :D

#10 Posted by Will47 (6826 posts) -
Awesome job putting that together, now I can just link people when they say "Whats GW2 all about" lot of work off me :P. I only got 10 HoM points, I'd like 5 more but the effort just seems like to much for a Black Moa following me around. Although I would like the undead chicken following my necro Asura around :P.
#11 Posted by Maroxad (8525 posts) -

You did really well on this thread guys!

Why isn't there any Gameplay Pictures though?

LegatoSkyheart

Thanks.

As for the screenies, they are coming.

#12 Posted by Arach666 (23042 posts) -
Great job Marox(and Bruno),really interested to get into it.
#13 Posted by GreenGoblin2099 (16988 posts) -

GOTYBadosh

Haha! Flop incoming!!

Anyway, where's the poll TC???

#14 Posted by BrunoBRS (73263 posts) -

You did really well on this thread guys!

Why isn't there any Gameplay Pictures though?

LegatoSkyheart
figured that with the amount of videos, the pics could wait. as for the poll, it was glitching or something.
#15 Posted by Maroxad (8525 posts) -

[QUOTE="LegatoSkyheart"]

You did really well on this thread guys!

Why isn't there any Gameplay Pictures though?

BrunoBRS

figured that with the amount of videos, the pics could wait. as for the poll, it was glitching or something.

It is the one poll per day rule, I will add the poll tommorow :)

#16 Posted by dragonball3900 (8511 posts) -
I really want to like it, but from the beta I just can't get into it. Played over 1000 hours in Guild Wars, but I can't see this getting anywhere near the same play time.
#17 Posted by princeofshapeir (14657 posts) -
I really want to like it, but from the beta I just can't get into it. Played over 1000 hours in Guild Wars, but I can't see this getting anywhere near the same play time.dragonball3900
I played the original Guild Wars extensively and my time in the GW2 beta made me forget all about it. GW2 makes GW1 look like trash.
#18 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

Nice job! Cannot wait to get my digital deluxe copy unlocked :). In the meantime, back to GW1.

#19 Posted by Maroxad (8525 posts) -

Thanks for the compliments guys. Me and Bruno worked hard on this :) Who knows, I may create more hype threads in the future.

I really want to like it, but from the beta I just can't get into it. Played over 1000 hours in Guild Wars, but I can't see this getting anywhere near the same play time.dragonball3900

Guild Wars 1 and 2 are very different. I can expect some fans of GW1 to not be satisfied with Guild Wars 2.

The best thing to do is to base it on its own merits, not on how it compares to guild wars 1.

#20 Posted by Whiteblade999 (5541 posts) -

My game of the year. Going with AA since Gamespot will find something minor to whine about and drop the score by a lot.

Edit: My character name from Guild Wars was Dean of Death with 13/50. The rewards past the tabby cat didn't look that good so I never got around to getting 30/50.

#21 Posted by Vaasman (11685 posts) -

You did really well on this thread guys!

Why isn't there any Gameplay Pictures though?

LegatoSkyheart

I accidentally a bunch of screenshots.

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And in case you were wondering yes I lived through the final beta event you jelly?

#22 Posted by BrunoBRS (73263 posts) -

My game of the year. Going with AA since Gamespot will find something minor to whine about and drop the score by a lot.

Whiteblade999
my personal score would likely be a 10/10, but i know gamespot wouldn't do it. i'm guessing AAA.

[QUOTE="dragonball3900"]I really want to like it, but from the beta I just can't get into it. Played over 1000 hours in Guild Wars, but I can't see this getting anywhere near the same play time.Maroxad

Guild Wars 1 and 2 are very different. I can expect some fans of GW1 to not be satisfied with Guild Wars 2.

The best thing to do is to base it on its own merits, not on how it compares to guild wars 1.

this, so many times this. the games are so apart from each other you'd be doing either game a disservice for comparing them.
#23 Posted by Maroxad (8525 posts) -

*snip*

Vaasman

Very nice :)

I regret not taking any screenshots during the beta weekends :( Some places are breathtaking.

#24 Posted by BrunoBRS (73263 posts) -

[QUOTE="LegatoSkyheart"]

You did really well on this thread guys!

Why isn't there any Gameplay Pictures though?

Vaasman

I accidentally a bunch of screenshots.

And in case you were wondering yes I lived through the final beta event you jelly?

awesome pics, mind if we put some in the OP?

anyway, here are some of my own, from an older beta (you can notice by the different endurance UI and map).

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#25 Posted by Whiteblade999 (5541 posts) -

[QUOTE="Vaasman"]

*snip*

Maroxad

Very nice :)

I regret not taking any screenshots during the beta weekends :( Some places are breathtaking.

Indeed, I almost crapped myself the first time I went into Rata Sum.

#26 Posted by Heil68 (46144 posts) -
I'm guess 8.5. Deciding on whether to get this or not.
#27 Posted by Vaasman (11685 posts) -

[QUOTE="Vaasman"]

[QUOTE="LegatoSkyheart"]

You did really well on this thread guys!

Why isn't there any Gameplay Pictures though?

BrunoBRS

I accidentally a bunch of screenshots.

And in case you were wondering yes I lived through the final beta event you jelly?

awesome pics, mind if we put some in the OP?

anyway, here are some of my own, from an older beta (you can notice by the different endurance UI and map).

You can shamelessly steal as many pics as you like :P I may post more later, made sure to spam the prt scr button this last beta. I'm completely in love with the new vista feature.

#28 Posted by lawlessx (46949 posts) -

[QUOTE="Vaasman"]

[QUOTE="LegatoSkyheart"]

You did really well on this thread guys!

Why isn't there any Gameplay Pictures though?

BrunoBRS

I accidentally a bunch of screenshots.

And in case you were wondering yes I lived through the final beta event you jelly?

awesome pics, mind if we put some in the OP?

anyway, here are some of my own, from an older beta (you can notice by the different endurance UI and map).

http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/6601/gw22012051421462167.png

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/5769/gw22012051421453067.png

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/6655/gw22012042816181015.png

really nice shots
#29 Posted by Maroxad (8525 posts) -

[QUOTE="BrunoBRS"]

[QUOTE="Vaasman"]I accidentally a bunch of screenshots.

And in case you were wondering yes I lived through the final beta event you jelly?

Vaasman

awesome pics, mind if we put some in the OP?

anyway, here are some of my own, from an older beta (you can notice by the different endurance UI and map).

You can shamelessly steal as many pics as you like :P I may post more later, made sure to spam the prt scr button this last beta. I'm completely in love with the new vista feature.

I will do just that then :)

And I will give you credit for them.

#30 Posted by GreenGoblin2099 (16988 posts) -

Looking at the screens... is female the only option to pick?? :roll:

#31 Posted by lawlessx (46949 posts) -

Looking at the screens... is female the only option to pick?? :roll:

GreenGoblin2099
you used to troll better then that.
#32 Posted by waltefmoney (18030 posts) -

Looking at the screens... is female the only option to pick?? :roll:

GreenGoblin2099

Her-mits.

#33 Posted by Vaasman (11685 posts) -

Looking at the screens... is female the only option to pick?? :roll:

GreenGoblin2099

If you have a problem with the glorious salad-waifu we can take it outside.

[spoiler] actually I was playing female mostly because I never do in MMOs, and these characters only last for the beta. Plan to go all male asura all the time once the game launches. [/spoiler]

#34 Posted by illmatic87 (15371 posts) -
LOL, gonna fail and wont kill WoW. Games looks garbage. (I felt like trolling today)
#35 Posted by D4W1L4H (1826 posts) -

pre-purchased/10

#36 Posted by BrunoBRS (73263 posts) -

[QUOTE="GreenGoblin2099"]

Looking at the screens... is female the only option to pick?? :roll:

waltefmoney

Her-mits.

gotta admit i chuckled. but no it isn't, and worry not, i'll be playing as a dude, SexuallyInsecure2099.
#37 Posted by BrunoBRS (73263 posts) -
[QUOTE="illmatic87"]LOL, gonna fail and wont kill WoW. Games looks garbage. (I felt like trolling today)

-Unreal- hacked illmatic confirmed.
#38 Posted by Miroku32 (8666 posts) -
Can't wait for this. Although I expect GS to review this with a 8 or 8.5
#39 Posted by illmatic87 (15371 posts) -

[QUOTE="illmatic87"]LOL, gonna fail and wont kill WoW. Games looks garbage. (I felt like trolling today)BrunoBRS
-Unreal- hacked illmatic confirmed.

It's "-Unreal- hacked illmatic's account, confirmed" you twit. Learn puctuation and grammar before posting.

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#40 Posted by GreenGoblin2099 (16988 posts) -

[QUOTE="GreenGoblin2099"]

Looking at the screens... is female the only option to pick?? :roll:

lawlessx

you used to troll better then that.

Not even trolling man!!!

#41 Posted by waltefmoney (18030 posts) -

[QUOTE="waltefmoney"]

[QUOTE="GreenGoblin2099"]

Looking at the screens... is female the only option to pick?? :roll:

BrunoBRS

Her-mits.

gotta admit i chuckled. but no it isn't, and worry not, i'll be playing as a dude, SexuallyInsecure2099.

Picturing you chuckling makes my skin crawl.

#42 Posted by BrunoBRS (73263 posts) -

[QUOTE="BrunoBRS"][QUOTE="waltefmoney"]

Her-mits.

waltefmoney

gotta admit i chuckled. but no it isn't, and worry not, i'll be playing as a dude, SexuallyInsecure2099.

Picturing you chuckling makes my skin crawl.

with excitement, of course.
#43 Posted by Wanderer5 (25726 posts) -

So excited for this. Started reading the Ghosts of Ascalon which is pretty interesting.

#44 Posted by Chicken453 (2038 posts) -

I DEDICATE THIS POST TO MY WARBAND!

FOR FIREBRAND

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#45 Posted by BrunoBRS (73263 posts) -

So excited for this. Started reading the Ghosts of Ascalon which is pretty interesting.

Wanderer5
i don't know why so many people say otherwise, but as much as i liked ghosts of ascalon, i've enjoyed edge of destiny more (after the somewhat slow start). it's much more focused on the characters and their stories, and less on giving lore exposition. plus, edge of destiny doesn't make it sound like all norn are dumb, loud, overconfident manchildren.
#46 Posted by JohnF111 (14105 posts) -
I'll guess 7.5/10. It's still not perfect (judging from the last BWE) but I'm looking forward to it and think I'll be playing a Mesmer or Guardian as my main character. Also anyone notice when playing the Sylvari that males look like young boys? Seems a bit JRPG to me but meh.. A minor dislike and I can live with it. Wish I took some images as well I had some nice views at times especially the Sylvari starting area, so green and lush.
#47 Posted by Wanderer5 (25726 posts) -

[QUOTE="Wanderer5"]

So excited for this. Started reading the Ghosts of Ascalon which is pretty interesting.

BrunoBRS

i don't know why so many people say otherwise, but as much as i liked ghosts of ascalon, i've enjoyed edge of destiny more (after the somewhat slow start). it's much more focused on the characters and their stories, and less on giving lore exposition. plus, edge of destiny doesn't make it sound like all norn are dumb, loud, overconfident manchildren.

Lol yeah Gullik does act pretty stupid. I excited to start reading Edge of Destiny as I very interested in that guild.

#48 Posted by dragonball3900 (8511 posts) -

Thanks for the compliments guys. Me and Bruno worked hard on this :) Who knows, I may create more hype threads in the future.

[QUOTE="dragonball3900"]I really want to like it, but from the beta I just can't get into it. Played over 1000 hours in Guild Wars, but I can't see this getting anywhere near the same play time.Maroxad

Guild Wars 1 and 2 are very different. I can expect some fans of GW1 to not be satisfied with Guild Wars 2.

The best thing to do is to base it on its own merits, not on how it compares to guild wars 1.

It's clearly different, and that's why I really don't care for the game. I was just comparing the amount of time I put into Guild Wars to the time I will likely put into Guild Wars 2, which will be vastly different. The games are obviously very different. It's a beautiful game, and I love it on paper, but I just cannot enjoy it in it's current form.
#49 Posted by BrunoBRS (73263 posts) -

[QUOTE="BrunoBRS"][QUOTE="Wanderer5"]

So excited for this. Started reading the Ghosts of Ascalon which is pretty interesting.

Wanderer5

i don't know why so many people say otherwise, but as much as i liked ghosts of ascalon, i've enjoyed edge of destiny more (after the somewhat slow start). it's much more focused on the characters and their stories, and less on giving lore exposition. plus, edge of destiny doesn't make it sound like all norn are dumb, loud, overconfident manchildren.

Lol yeah Gullik does act pretty stupid. I excited to start reading Edge of Destiny as I very interested in that guild.

ghosts of ascalon has one trumph though: Klanxx is the most quotable asura ever. seconded by Snaff (from edge of destiny). "might work? of course it will work, it's foolproof! has to be, when you're working with fools".
#50 Posted by princeofshapeir (14657 posts) -

I'll guess 7.5/10.JohnF111

Lower than SWTOR?

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I'm going with 9.0 at least.