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  ZeDaBi

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4/27/12 2:49:37 PM#21

Originally posted by Illyssia


Originally posted by Gorwe

I want ANet a VERY successful and positive beta.



I also want YOU the players to have fun and to, hopefully, find what you wanted...



Isha's blessings upon you all on this grand day!

I am suprised Mike doesn't also want/expect  GW2 to bring about world peace and an end to famine.


Seriosly folks, GW2 is an updated GW. When you play the beta bear that one in mind.  Yes, there is a pretty good game there. But replay value isn't that high.  GW has sold about 6.5 million copies since lunch...but are there 6.5 million players logging in every day still. Heck, no. The game isn't really an mmo, as ArenaNet do admit, so I am predicting strong sales at launch, and people going elsewhere after a few months when there is nothing left to do.


 


 



 


You, sir, obviously haven't followed information on this game at all. For one, this is an actual MMO: not like the hubs and instanced areas in the first Guild Wars. Combat and questing is also a lot different, and you can go back to earlier areas without it being too easy for you.


If you're going to make claims like that, at least back it up.


  ShoXK

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4/27/12 3:12:46 PM#22
Originally posted by Sparka

Ahhh Maguuma, that was my cbt home server.  It got steamrolled bad right away, lost every single base.  Then they changed the teams for the stress test, and in just a few hours Maguuma was destroyed by the 2 new servers...   


 


 It must be very underpopulated, plus now you can use gems to swap to a new server.  I'm hoping they make it so if you try to move to a high-pop server, it costs more gems, and less for a low-pop one.  (and yes I know about the 2 week resets)


 


Also I'm not sure if our old characters from cbt are invited to this test without pre-purchasing, or if theres been a character wipe.  Might be some players with lvl 30 gear running around in Wpvp...

I played on Maguuma as well, other servers had more people in WvW. The server did conquer some keeps during the early reset but still got stomped.

 

[quote]
 [i]Originally posted by wrightstuf[/i]
 
 [b]You played in CB, yet you dont know if there was a wipe?[/b]
[/quote]
 
During one of the stress tests periods after the CBT, my characters were still there. Maybe they might still be there for this one, i haven't had the chance to check yet.

  QSatu

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4/27/12 4:37:04 PM#23
Originally posted by NameWasTaken
I like it how AreanaNet is going to steal TERA's lunch, but launching the first beta weekend event, the same time as the TERA head start. Well played, AreanaNet.

Right now it's hard to play gW2. Can't log in, fps and lag issues. Sometimes I had enough lag to die to mobs continuosly. So it's not very enjoyable to the point that I consider buying TERA just to feel a "finished" game =P

  lorenna5

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4/27/12 6:20:01 PM#24

Unless you pre purchase this game, there is no free beta weekend.

I have to say , if they plan on launching this next month, diablo 3 will wipe the floor with it..if they leave it until June / July they are cutting it really close to the mists of pandaria's launch which is expected this summer, as the final annual pass players have been invited and the beta nears its end possibly at the end of June, give it another month and it's likely to be in stores in July.

I genuinely feel sorry for this title, coz it's going to end up owned on both fronts by 2 games i couldn't care less about..

 

And as for free public beta access...which arena net claimed not so long, has now suddenly turned into cough up the doe or no access...funny thing is, they claim if you pre purchase (buy the game at probably a retarded price, best wait for the shop order) you get early beta access lol.

and some in game pet.

I have spent way too much on trying too many mmo's to ever buy another one without trying it out...public beta is there to stress test the servers..and since this is unavailable in the shops in europe and not available online to european players...makes you wonder. if the hype really is worth it.

if tyuor a european, then this american stress test has nothing to do with us in the slightest...because they are not planning on launching the beta in europa...way to go arena..already alienating half the planet I see :p

And no free public beta test either...when they declared that it would be as such a few months back...seems like the honesty went out the window too.

And for replay value, lets hope it is nothing like the original guild wars with stupid instanced zones.

I've read alot recently about GW 2, free or not, if I am going to invest in a game then I better have immersion , something which I never experienced at all in the original GW, including the really bad factions..which in europe was flop, and an even bigger flop was nightfall here...i bought the special editions..more fool me to be honest.

I do wonder about replay value, SWTOR was a complete and utter disaster, and it had a shed load of money thrown at it, with a much better developer in Bioware...and they got it completely wrong...I hope for Arena Net the thing they have not messed up, is end game content or lack of it.

If they would have been honest from the get go and kept it as a public free beta weekend I may hae tried it, then based my decision on whether to buy it or not...I think I am not the only one with MMO fatigue..too much crap out there.

Gpood luck for the beta this weekend..hope arena get it right first time.

  liadz

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4/27/12 6:39:41 PM#25
A pity the game is so CPU-bound right now. My old core 2 duo cries to run the game while my gpu stays relaxing under the sun, drinking beer.

  Zillen

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4/27/12 7:25:48 PM#26

Originally posted by lorenna5

Unless you pre purchase this game, there is no free beta weekend.


I have to say , if they plan on launching this next month, diablo 3 will wipe the floor with it..if they leave it until June / July they are cutting it really close to the mists of pandaria's launch which is expected this summer, as the final annual pass players have been invited and the beta nears its end possibly at the end of June, give it another month and it's likely to be in stores in July.


I genuinely feel sorry for this title, coz it's going to end up owned on both fronts by 2 games i couldn't care less about..


 


And as for free public beta access...which arena net claimed not so long, has now suddenly turned into cough up the doe or no access...funny thing is, they claim if you pre purchase (buy the game at probably a retarded price, best wait for the shop order) you get early beta access lol.


and some in game pet.


I have spent way too much on trying too many mmo's to ever buy another one without trying it out...public beta is there to stress test the servers..and since this is unavailable in the shops in europe and not available online to european players...makes you wonder. if the hype really is worth it.


if tyuor a european, then this american stress test has nothing to do with us in the slightest...because they are not planning on launching the beta in europa...way to go arena..already alienating half the planet I see :p


And no free public beta test either...when they declared that it would be as such a few months back...seems like the honesty went out the window too.


And for replay value, lets hope it is nothing like the original guild wars with stupid instanced zones.


I've read alot recently about GW 2, free or not, if I am going to invest in a game then I better have immersion , something which I never experienced at all in the original GW, including the really bad factions..which in europe was flop, and an even bigger flop was nightfall here...i bought the special editions..more fool me to be honest.


I do wonder about replay value, SWTOR was a complete and utter disaster, and it had a shed load of money thrown at it, with a much better developer in Bioware...and they got it completely wrong...I hope for Arena Net the thing they have not messed up, is end game content or lack of it.


If they would have been honest from the get go and kept it as a public free beta weekend I may hae tried it, then based my decision on whether to buy it or not...I think I am not the only one with MMO fatigue..too much crap out there.


Gpood luck for the beta this weekend..hope arena get it right first time.



 


...I started to fail at taking you seriously when you started going on about the free public beta. Couple that with a claim that the beta wasnt launching in Europe, and you've forced me to write a short reply.


1. Why would you add a comment designed to bait up the whole "instanced zones" argument? There's no much evidence to the contrary it just makes you look uneducated and trollish.


2. Do the words "nothing like GW" ring a bell? Guild Wars 2 is an entirely different game from the original, and your statement is highly illogical. "If something is free, it'd better fit my expectations, or I won't invest in it".


3. I get that you hate GW 1 (and possibly ArenaNet as a whole) but why do you feel the need to call yourself a fool for buying the special editions? Of course you are! Everybody who has ever bought a special edition KNOWS that they aren't getting value for money. The point of them is to pay ridiculous prices for a few neat fan rewards and to basically donate to the company they appreciate. Don't get all worked up over the game because you chose to pay extra and didn't like it.


4. I'm legitimately confused as to what your aim is. Most trolls seek to promote their game of choice while attacking another, but your agenda seems to just be to weep bitter hate tears over every modern game. What is your goal? Why visit a site dedicated to MMOs if you hate them all?


5. Free public beta? They never specifically promised a free public beta in the sense you clearly expected. They said a beta would be available to the public; not that a download would just pop up on the site and everybody could try it out. What they're doing is more than acceptable; if you buy the game, you get the beta as a free addition no matter what package you select, to help fix up and bug test the game you'll be playing. Basically, if you're planning to play the game, you can get into beta. How is that unreasonable?


*shakes head* What exactly are you angry with? I'm not trying to insult you: I'm seriously confused by what your aims are. You're comparing two games from basically different genres and complaining because you don't get to beta test a game you weren't going to play anyway. Please explain.


 



I'm really sick of the whole "There's a massive fanbase for X", or "Y would be a WoW-killer if it just had a chance".

There is no massive conspiracy waiting in the MMO playerbase.

There are no "sleeper-agent fans" waiting to convert once the X or Y is unleashed on the world.

  RebelScum99

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4/27/12 9:30:54 PM#27



Originally posted by NameWasTaken



I like it how AreanaNet is going to steal TERA's lunch, but launching the first beta weekend event, the same time as the TERA head start. Well played, AreanaNet.




 




Based on the feedback so far, ArenaNet has probably just improved TERA's launch sales.  From what I've seen so far, my decision to play TERA over GW2 has been justified.  




Thanks, ArenaNet! 





 

  IceAge

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4/27/12 9:35:57 PM#28
Originally posted by RebelScum99



Originally posted by NameWasTaken



I like it how AreanaNet is going to steal TERA's lunch, but launching the first beta weekend event, the same time as the TERA head start. Well played, AreanaNet.





 



Based on the feedback so far, ArenaNet has probably just improved TERA's launch sales.  From what I've seen so far, my decision to play TERA over GW2 has been justified.  




Thanks, ArenaNet! 





 


You made your choice before this weekend, so stop with this ... "think" you do :)

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  Illyssia

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4/28/12 12:48:12 AM#29

Well...we are at the Beta weekend now.

 

Is GW2 a good game, it isn't bad. But, for me it reminds me of a more instanced Aion in that it has that sort of generic high fantasy fare of a story. The graphics aren't that great either. So to be honest I think the game doesn't quite live up to its hype.

  Betaguy

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4/28/12 1:01:40 AM#30
After playing the last couple hours I can say another flop...

 

  Illyssia

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4/28/12 2:12:39 AM#31
Originally posted by Betaguy
After playing the last couple hours I can say another flop...

 

The thing that gets me is how the artwork has a very "Korean" feel to it. It really did remind me of Aion. 

 

Gamplay is a bit generic. Going into the fields and doing a lot of mundane stuff for people you don't meet but who then mail you a reward when you have grinded enough at the quest hub for long enough.

 

Yes, GW2 does have the feel of grind to it. A real Korean feel to it. Maybe that's why ArenaNet have a launch cash shop, so you can buy stuff to get arround the grind stones you would have to do actually playing the game. The credit card option to win from ArenaNet.

  SuperXero89

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4/28/12 2:20:24 AM#32
Originally posted by Illyssia
Originally posted by Betaguy
After playing the last couple hours I can say another flop...


 

The thing that gets me is how the artwork has a very "Korean" feel to it. It really did remind me of Aion. 

 

Gamplay is a bit generic. Going into the fields and doing a lot of mundane stuff for people you don't meet but who then mail you a reward when you have grinded enough at the quest hub for long enough.

 

Yes, GW2 does have the feel of grind to it. A real Korean feel to it. Maybe that's why ArenaNet have a launch cash shop, so you can buy stuff to get arround the grind stones you would have to do actually playing the game. The credit card option to win from ArenaNet.

That's my problem with it.  Thus far, the game feels very light on the PvE content.  The vast majority of the DE's I've encountered while running around the game world are events I've already ran at least once in only a day's time, and any other bit of content is just running to an outpost and doing some horribly slow kill/collect quest veiled with a progress bar rather than actually telling you how many mobs you must kll or items you must collect.

Personal story quests seem to come along every two levels, so in between tthose, I'm forced to just run around a map I've already explored, praying to run across a DE or grinding mobs or those outpost quests with the heart-shaped icons, whatever they are called.

For awhile there, after SW:TOR disappointed me, I hopped on the GW2 hype train, however, this beta test has shown me that my original fears weren't far off the mark.I had a real feeling PvE progression would feel lite compared to P2P MMORPGs, and thus far, I haven't seen anything to disprove my theory.

  QSatu

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4/28/12 2:59:39 AM#33

Lol at the "Korean" artwork.

I completely disagree with "mundane and grindy pve fee". I had a blast doing pve stuff. i didn't touch personal story or pvp at all. I'm not even sure what lvl I am. I think 8 right now. When it comes to gameplay the game is awesome just a bit confusing. There are moments when i didn't know where to go. the hear quests help but I wish there was slightly more direction.

  stayontarget

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4/28/12 3:06:03 AM#34
Originally posted by NameWasTaken
I like it how AreanaNet is going to steal TERA's lunch, but launching the first beta weekend event, the same time as the TERA head start. Well played, AreanaNet.


Not so well played after all.

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  Illyssia

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4/28/12 3:48:52 AM#35

I think the PvE content does feel a bit lite and generic. I can forgive the "korean" feel to the art, but the story aspect to it is a bit like FF XIV at launch, there's not much to it, and most of what you do is grind at PvE quest hubs. The game is also very instanced and quite linear in parts I found, there isn't an open world game feel. A lot of the PvE story is very linear with no choices, and it's not that enjoyable sort of go kill some mobs then go to kill another few mobs then rescue y from a mini-boss in the PvE instance. It's reminds me of Aion because the game sort of bottlekencks a bit and feel very small world at times.  ArenaNet have tried to give the game a story feel with voice acting, but it is very last decade PS2 JRPG in cut scenes with the characters stuck onto a pretty background screen, and the voice acting is not so good.

 

Cash shop and ArenaNet policy with it say a lot. The game does have grind and you can pay to get the goodies without grinding.

 

Bottom line, I think for PvE game then WoW and SWTOR have the edge. PvP I will detail a bit later when more people get on (still quite early in EU at the moment).

 

  Illyssia

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4/28/12 5:09:35 AM#36

So after playing PvP for an hour or so I think I can see that the PvP mini-games may be where people will find a fun game. Basically you can from the outset (due to stats being boosted)  PvP in the game all day. Mini games are alright, though the character animations and graphics in PvP remind me of being in a Korean arcade or PC Bang, lot's of arcady sounds coming through, and the character animations aren't that fluid.  If that is enough for you then GW2 is the game for you.

 

6.5 out of 10 if you like PvE

7.5 out of 10 if you like to PvP all the time

  QSatu

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4/28/12 6:40:06 AM#37

Why do you keep saying that everything from sounds to characters, art, and animations looks korean. Seriously. it looks nothing like korean mmo. Maybe you should actually try some korean games before you start talking.

GW2 feels more like Warhammer than anything else. (The only excepion is female humans which i can understand. they are very preety and elementalist armours are kind of revealing).

  Illyssia

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4/28/12 6:46:20 AM#38

Sorry. but the art looks nothing like WAR, it does though remind me of Aion. 

 

I have been playing an elementalist and the sage has a very "eastern" look to his gear, it's not Westernized Gandalf or D&D type wizard/magic user.

  QSatu

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4/28/12 6:51:46 AM#39
Then we have agree to disagree. Everyone sees whatever they want to see. Many posts about a lot of games proves that.
  Illyssia

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4/28/12 6:55:44 AM#40
Sure, but  I just think that in the art you can see a lot of the influences of Kekai Kotaki coming through, sort of big swords and wacky armour. It isn't for everyone.
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