Trending Games | The Crew | Landmark | Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor | WildStar

  Network:  FPSguru RTSguru
Login:  Password:   Remember?  
Show Quick Gamelist Jump to Random Game
Members:2,850,567 Users Online:0
Games:732  Posts:6,223,876
Recent forum postsRSS
Active threads
Cloud view
List all forums
General Forums
Developers Corner General Discussion
Popular Game Forums
Click a status to find game forum
Game Forums
Click a letter to find game forum
A-C
2029 Online 2112: Revolution 2Moons 4Story 8BitMMO 9 Dragons A Mystical Land A Tale in the Desert III A3 ACE Online ARGO Online Aberoth Absolute Force Online Absolute Terror Achaea Adellion Aerrevan Aetolia, the Midnight Age Age of Armor Age of Conan Age of Empires Online Age of Mourning Age of Wulin Age of Wushu Aida Arenas Aika Aion Albion Online Alganon All Points Bulletin (APB) Allods Online Altis Gates Amazing World Anarchy Online Ancients of Fasaria Andromeda 5 Angels Online Anime Trumps Anmynor Anno Online Applo Arcane Hearts Arcane Legends ArchLord ArcheAge Archeblade Archlord X Asda 2 Asda Story Ashen Empires Asheron's Call Asheron's Call 2 Astera Online Astonia III Astro Empires Astro Lords: Oort CLoud Asura Force Atlantica Online Atriarch Aura Kingdom Aurora Blade Auto Assault Avatar Star Battle Dawn Battle Dawn Galaxies Battle for Graxia Battle of 3 Kingdoms Battle of the Immortals Battlecruiser Online Battlestar Galactica Online Battlestar Reloaded Beyond Protocol Black Aftermath Black Desert Black Gold Black Prophecy Black Prophecy Tactics: Nexus Conflict Blacklight Retribution Blade & Soul Blade Hunter Blade Wars Blazing Throne Bless Blitz 1941 Blood and Jade Bloodlines Champions Bounty Bay Online Brain Storm Brawl Busters. Brick-Force Bright Shadow Bullet Run Business Tycoon Online CTRacer Cabal Online Caesary Call of Camelot Call of Gods Call of Thrones Camelot Unchained Canaan Online Cardmon Hero Cartoon Universe CasinoRPG Castle Empire Castlot Celtic Heroes Champions Online Champions of Regnum Chaos Online Chrono Tales Citadel of Sorcery CitiesXL Citizen Zero City of Decay City of Heroes City of Steam City of Transformers City of Villains Civilization Online Clan Lord Clash of Clans Cloud Nine Club Penguin Colony of War Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances Company of Heroes Online Conquer Online Conquer Online 3 Continent of the Ninth (C9) Core Blaze Core Exiles Corum Online Craft of Gods Crimecraft Crimelife 2 Cronous Crota II Crusaders of Solaris Cultures Online Cyber Monster 2 Céiron Wars
D-F
D&D Online DC Universe DK Online DOTA DOTA 2 DUST 514 DV8: Exile Dalethaan Dance Groove Online Dark Age of Camelot Dark Ages Dark Legends Dark Orbit Dark Relic: Prelude Dark Solstice Dark and Light DarkEden Online DarkSpace Darkblood Online Darkest Dungeon Darkfall Darkfall: Unholy Wars Darkwind: War on Wheels Das Tal Dawn of Fantasy Dawntide DayZ Dead Earth Dead Frontier Deco Online Deepworld Defiance Deicide Online Dekaron Demons at the Horizon Desert Operations Destiny Diablo 3 Diamonin Digimon Battle Dino Storm Disciple Divergence Divina Divine Souls Dofus Dominus Online Dragon Ball Online Dragon Born Online Dragon Crusade Dragon Empires Dragon Eternity Dragon Nest Dragon Oath Dragon Pals Dragon Raja Dragon's Call Dragon's Call II Dragon's Prophet DragonSky DragonSoul Dragona Dragonica Dragons and Titans Dream of Mirror Online Dreamland Online Dreamlords: The Reawakening Drift City Duels Dungeon Blitz Dungeon Fighter Online Dungeon Overlord Dungeon Party Dungeon Rampage Dungeon Runners Dynastica Dynasty Warriors Online Dynasty of the Magi EIN (Epicus Incognitus) EVE Online Earth Eternal Earth and Beyond Earthrise Eclipse War Ecol Tactics Online Eden Eternal Edge of Space Einherjar - The Viking's Blood Elder Scrolls Online Eldevin Elf Online Elite: Dangerous Embers of Caerus Emil Chronicle Online Empire Empire & State Empire Craft Empire Universe 3 EmpireQuest Empires of Galldon End of Nations Endless Ages Endless Blue Moon Online Endless Online Entropia Universe EpicDuel Erebus: Travia Reborn Eredan Eternal Blade Eternal Lands Eternal Saga Ether Fields Ether Saga Online Eudemons Online EuroGangster EverEmber Online EverQuest Next EverQuest Online Adventures Evernight Everquest Everquest II Evony Exarch Exorace F.E.A.R. Online Face of Mankind Fairyland Online Fall of Rome Fallen Earth Fallen Sword Fallout Online Family Guy Online Fantage Fantasy Earth Zero Fantasy Realm Online Fantasy Tales Online Fantasy Worlds: Rhynn Faunasphere Faxion Online Ferentus Ferion Fiesta Online Final Fantasy XI Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Firefall Fists of Fu Florensia Flyff Football Manager Live Football Superstars Force of Arms Forge Forsaken World Fortnite Fortuna Forum for Discussion of Everlight Freaky Creatures Free Realms Freesky Online Freeworld Fung Wan Online Furcadia Fury Fusion Fall
G-L
GalaXseeds Galactic Command Online Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms Gameglobe Gate To Heavens Gates of Andaron Gatheryn Gauntlet Gekkeiju Online Ghost Online Ghost Recon Online Gladiatus Glitch Global Agenda Global Soccer Gloria Victis Glory of Gods GoGoRacer Goal Line Blitz Gods and Heroes GodsWar Online Golemizer Golf Star GoonZu Online Graal Kingdoms Granado Espada Online Grand Chase Grand Fantasia Grepolis Grimlands Guild Wars Guild Wars 2 Guild Wars Factions Guild Wars Nightfall H1Z1 Habbo Hotel Hailan Rising HaloSphere2 Haven & Hearth Hawken Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Helbreath Hellgate Hellgate: London Hello Kitty Online Hero Online Hero Zero Hero's Journey Hero: 108 Online HeroSmash Heroes & Generals Heroes in the Sky Heroes of Bestia Heroes of Gaia Heroes of Might and Magic Online Heroes of Thessalonica Heroes of Three Kingdoms Heroes of the Storm Hex Holic Online Hostile Space Hunter Blade Huxley Illutia Illyriad Immortals USA Imperator Imperian Inferno Legend Infestation: Survivor Stories Infinite Crisis Infinity Infinity Iris Online Iron Grip: Marauders Irth Worlds Island Forge Islands of War Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted Jade Dynasty Jagged Alliance Online Juggernaut Jumpgate Jumpgate Evolution KAL Online Kakele Online Kaos War Karos Online Kartuga Kicks Online King of Kings 3 Kingdom Heroes Kingdom Under Fire II Kingdom of Drakkar Kingory Kings and Legends Kings of the Realm KingsRoad Kitsu Saga Kiwarriors Knight Age Knight Online Knights of Dream City Kothuria Kung Foo! Kunlun Online L.A.W. LEGO Universe La Tale Land of Chaos Online Landmark Lands of Hope: Phoenix Edition LastChaos League of Angels League of Legends - Clash of Fates Legend of Edda: Vengeance Legend of Golden Plume Legend of Katha Legend of Mir 2 Legend of Mir 3 Legendary Champions Lego Minifigures Online Life is Feudal Light of Nova Lime Odyssey Line of Defense Lineage Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance Lineage II Linkrealms Loong Online Lord of the Rings Online Lords Online Lost Saga Lucent Heart Lunia Lusternia: Age of Ascension Luvinia World
M-Q
MU Online Mabinogi Maestia: Rise of Keledus MagiKnights Magic Barrage Magic World Online Manga Fighter MapleStory Martial Heroes Marvel Heroes Marvel Super Hero Squad Online Marvel: Avengers Alliance MechWarrior Online Megaten Meridian 59 : Evolution Merlin MetalMercs Metaplace Metin 2 MicroVolts Midkemia Online Might & Magic Heroes: Kingdoms MilMo Minecraft Mini Fighter Minions of Mirth Ministry of War Monato Esprit Monkey King Online Monkey Quest Monster & Me Monster Madness Online MonsterMMORPG Moonlight Online: Tales of Eternal Blood Mordavia Mortal Online Mourning My Lands Myst Online: URU Live Myth Angels Online Myth War Myth War 2 Mytheon Mythic Saga Mythos N.E.O Online NIDA Online Nadirim Naviage: The Power of Capital Navy Field Need for Speed World Nemexia Neo's Land NeoSteam Neocron Nether Neverwinter Nexus: The Kingdom Of The Winds NinjaTrick NosTale Novus Aeterno Oberin Odin Quest Odyssey RPG Ogre Island Omerta 3 Online Boxing Manager Onverse Order & Chaos Online Order of Magic Original Blood Origins Return Origins of Malu Orion's Belt Otherland Forums OverSoul Overkings Oz Online Oz World Pandora Saga Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Panzar Parabellum Parallel Kingdom Parfait Station Path of Exile Pathfinder Online Perfect World Perpetuum Online Phantasy Star Online 2 Phantasy Star Universe Phoenix Dynasty Online Phylon Pi Story Picaroon Pirate Galaxy Pirate Storm Pirate101 PirateKing Online Pirates of the Burning Sea Pirates of the Caribbean Online Pixie Hollow Planeshift Planet Arkadia Planet Calypso PlanetSide 2 Planetside Planets³ Playboy Manager Pocket Legends Pockie Ninja Pockie Pirates Pockie Saints PoxNora Prime World Prime: Battle for Dominus Priston Tale Priston Tale II Prius Online Project Blackout Project Powder Project Titan Forums Project Wiki Puzzle Pirates Quickhit Football
R-S
R2 Online RAN Online RF Online ROSE Online Rage of 3 Kingdoms Ragnarok Online Ragnarok Online II RaiderZ Rakion Rappelz RappelzSEA Ravenmarch Realm Fighter Realm of the Mad God Realm of the Titans Realms Online Reclamation Red Stone Red War: Edem's Curse Regnum Online Remnant Knights Renaissance Repulse Requiem: Memento Mori Rift RiotZone Rise Rise of Dragonian Era Rise of Empire Rise of the Tycoon Rising of King Risk Your Life Rivality Rockfree Rohan: Blood Feud Role Play Worlds Roll n Rock Roma Victor Romadoria Rosh Online Roto X Rubies of Eventide Ruin Online Rumble Fighter Runes of Magic Runescape Rust Rusty Hearts Ryzom S4 League SAGA SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online SMITE SUN Sagramore Salem SaySayGirls Scarlet Blade Scions of Fate Seal Online: Evolution Second Life Secret of the Solstice Seed Serenia Fantasy Seven Seas Saga Seven Souls Online Sevencore Shadow of Legend Shadowbane Shadowrun Online Shaiya Shards Online Shattered Galaxy Sho Online Shot Online Shroud of the Avatar SideQuest Siege on Stars Sigonyth: Desert Eternity Silkroad Online Skyblade Skyforge SmashMuck Champions Smoo Online Soldier Front Soul Master Soul Order Online Soul of Guardian Space Heroes Universe Sparta: War of Empires Spellcasters Sphere Spiral Knights Spirit Tales Splash Fighters Squad Wars Star Citizen Star Sonata 2 Star Stable Star Supremacy Star Trek Online Star Trek: Infinite Space Star Wars Galaxies Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Star Wars: The Old Republic StarQuest Online Stargate Worlds Starlight Story Starpires State of Decay SteelWar Online Stone Age 2 Stormfall: Age of War Storybricks Stronghold Kingdoms Sudden Attack Supremacy 1914 Supreme Destiny Sword Girls Sword of Destiny: Rise of Aions SwordX Swords of Heavens Swordsman
T-Z
TERA TS Online Tabula Rasa Tactica Online Tales Runner Tales of Fantasy Tales of Pirates Tales of Pirates II Tales of Solaris Talisman Online Tamer Saga Tank Ace Tantra Online Tatsumaki: Land at War Terra Militaris TerraWorld Online Thang Online The 4th Coming The Agency The Aurora World The Black Watchmen The Chronicle The Chronicles of Spellborn The Crew The Division The Hammers End The Legend of Ares The Lost Titans The Matrix Online The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot The Missing Ink The Mummy Online The Myth of Soma The Pride of Taern The Realm Online The Repopulation The Secret World The Sims Online The Strategems The West Theralon There Therian Saga Thrones of Chaos Tibia Tibia Micro Edition Tiger Knight Titan Siege Titans of Time Toontown Online Top Speed Topia Online Torchlight Total Domination Transformers Universe Traveller AR Travia Online Travian Trials of Ascension Tribal Hero Tribal Wars Tribes Universe Trickster Online Trove Troy Online True Fantasy Live Online Turf Battles Twelve Sky Twelve Sky 2 Twilight War Tynon U.B. Funkeys UFO Online URDEAD Online Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Ultima Online Ultima X: Odyssey Ultimate Naruto Ultimate Soccer Boss Uncharted Waters Online Undercover 2: Merc Wars Underlight Unification Wars Universe Online Utopia Valkyrie Sky Vampire Lord Online Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Vanquish Space Vector City Racers Vendetta Online Victory - Age of Racing Vindictus Virtonomics Vis Gladius Visions of Zosimos VoidExpanse Voyage Century Online W.E.L.L. Online WAR (Warhammer Online) WAR2 Glory WYD Global Wakfu War Thunder War of 2012 War of Angels War of Legends War of Mercenaries War of Thrones War of the Immortals WarFlow Waren Story Wargame1942 Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium Online Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes Warkeepers Warrior Epic Wartune WebLords Wild West Online WildStar Wind of Luck WindSlayer 2 Wings of Destiny Wish Wizard101 Wizardry Online Wizards and Champions Wonder King Wonderland Online World Golf Tour World of Battles World of Darkness World of Heroes World of Kung Fu World of Pirates World of Speed World of Tanks World of Tanks Generals World of Warcraft World of Warplanes World of Warships World of the Living Dead WorldAlpha Wurm Online Xenocell Xiah Xsyon Xulu YS Online Yitien ZU Online Zentia Zero Online Zero Online: The Andromeda Crisis Zodiac Online Zombies Ate My Pizza eRepublik

MMORPG.com Discussion Forums

Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 

Beta Weekend Event Reviews & Impressions (Archived)  » First Impression poll

5 Pages « 1 2 3 4 5 » Search
92 posts found
  OldManFunk

Advanced Member

Joined: 4/29/06
Posts: 900

4/27/12 10:28:47 PM#41
Originally posted by colddog04

Pretty good so far. I feel like there are a million different things to do right now and I want to see them all. It leaves me feeling a bit overwhelmed.

 

Lag has been a bit of an issue. Graphics could run smoother on max settings. But these are things everyone should expect on a massive BETA event like this months away from release.

 

The onlyother issue I've had so far is that my brother wants to play more than me. He is rolling around structured PvP as a ranger and is apparently having too much fun to hand the controls back over.


Pretty much the same for me. ^^

 

Lag is bad.. but it's beta and forgivable.. it's entirely playable, but the lag is bad and would not be acceptable for a live game.

 

And same on ppl wanting to play/share... it's MINE! MINE! MINE! MINE! 

 

I chose a class that I will not likely play when it goes live, Engineer... I chose the support abilities, too.. to even further keep it from what I'd like to eventually play. It's a lot of fun .. especially the elixir gun.. but I'm so going to play a caster or melee when it goes live. I'm so not into this quasi support stuff even if it's fun for now.

 

I do not regret purchasing and would do it again.

 

I'll give a much more detailed version after beta ends.. this is just an update since the servers came down to address some problems (overcrowding, lag... my god there are a lot of people on the NA servers).

  CallsignVega

Novice Member

Joined: 11/28/05
Posts: 218

4/27/12 10:29:08 PM#42

Just a few thoughts after a few hours in-game:

 

I like the art style but even on maximum the graphics aren't as detailed and don't "pop" like I thought they would. They are decent but nothing great.

 

5 GHz 3960X and 4 GTX 680's nearly idling while playing the game (with very low FPS) = ya ok. Low GW2.exe priority keeps killing my USB DAC sound and Logitech G-13.

 

Are all the maps and cities going to be linked in retail? Makes the game feel small when you can just fast travel everywhere and exploration is basically nill. I miss the old days of having to travel and explore things.

 

PvP feels very "arcade-ish". Seems like whoever spams their abilities the quickest in a key-smash fest wins. Seems like very little strategy to anything.

 

Particle effects are way over done and we need a way to turn them down. Fight with more than a few people turns into a particle effect demonstration and it's hard to tell what is going on.

 

This is all I see on my screen when PvPing:

 

 

 

  ariboersma

Novice Member

Joined: 9/26/11
Posts: 1817

4/27/12 10:29:39 PM#43
Originally posted by stringboi
Having a ball so far, lag seems to be the only issue...which is to be expected.  Not worried one bit.

same here

  User Deleted
4/27/12 10:29:45 PM#44
Having an awesome time. I love my Charr Engineer!
  Honner

Novice Member

Joined: 2/20/12
Posts: 506

 
OP  4/27/12 10:29:46 PM#45
Originally posted by Rivalen
Originally posted by Fir3line
The server routing is bad, in portugal i got no lag, everyone in uk on my guild does

Same Portugal here.

Zero lag.

Well my server is a quite laggy since it is full.. (Sea of Sorrow)

  gestalt11

Novice Member

Joined: 5/17/06
Posts: 6165

4/27/12 10:31:22 PM#46

So far, other than the real bad lag in human starter area, its been pretty good.  The thing that stuck out at me after playing a necro then a mesmer through the first bit of the starting area is that it doesn't actually really get stale the way other MMOs do you can stay much more in the moment.

 

This is for two reasons:

1) The events are not static.  IN the Quarry I was fighting harpies in one play through and Earth elementals in another

2) you aren't really chasing after quests.  Basically its exploration and "found" activities.

 

Also advancement really isn't that fast.

 

So far game is quite full featured.  Has some very nice visuals.  You can run around a zone for hours and not have to do a load screen, of course the personal quest will run you in and out of instances so doing that you may see many load screens in an hour.

One of the surprises is crafting actually looks like its pretty good.  One great thing is resource nodes are often look just like other terrain features.  you don't find nice little piels of wood, you actually chop down a tree that looks just like the other trees.

 

I wouldn't say there is anything in here that is all that new.  There is very little feature wise where I have not seen something similar in some other game.  But alot of things are slightly evolved and it has almost every feature you could think of. Crafting, sieges, auction house, armor dyes, exploration nooks and crannies.

 

I think the thing that really got me is I was running down a stream to see where it went.  I wound up at a lake and said to myself "Oh nothing big here I guess just run along shore".  Then I was said "Oh Duh this is Guild Wars 2.  The water is a whole area to itself and I need to train my water weapons this not nothing is exactly what I needed."

  Rivalen

Novice Member

Joined: 8/11/10
Posts: 509

4/27/12 10:31:46 PM#47
Originally posted by Honner
Originally posted by Rivalen
Originally posted by Fir3line
The server routing is bad, in portugal i got no lag, everyone in uk on my guild does

Same Portugal here.

Zero lag.

Well my server is a quite laggy since it is full.. (Sea of Sorrow)

Istan was full to.

No lag, but like i said some french i was playing with had but loads of lag.

  Eir_S

Apprentice Member

Joined: 8/07/11
Posts: 4700

GW2 socialist.

4/27/12 10:32:44 PM#48
Originally posted by CallsignVega

PvP feels very "arcade-ish". Seems like whoever spams their abilities the quickest in a key-smash fest wins. Seems like very little strategy to anything.

I didn't feel that way at all.  I've already gotten a few strategies down to deal with certain classes, and rotating abilities and knowing when to run, as well as doing everything in your power to stay alive until help arrives, can mean all the difference.  I actually have avoided a downed state by using my skills wisely and ended up rallying without getting knocked down, then coming back with my "rescuers" to take the other team head-on.  It's thrilling really.

  heartless

Novice Member

Joined: 1/05/04
Posts: 5057

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. -Carl Sagan

4/27/12 10:33:56 PM#49

I enjoyed it a lot. The whole exploration thing really is something else. I literally found myself unable to follow my character's personal story because there is so much stuff going on around me and I would get distracted. Like I would be running towards a mission point and an event would happen. So now I'm doing an event. By the time I'm done with that event, it changed to a different event or another event started... It's pretty nice.

The game does have some issues, I'm not going to lie. It's poorly optimized and there is lag and abysmal FPS. The difference in difficulty between the human 1-15 zone and the charr 1-15 zone is very noticable. In the human zone I never died, in the charr zone I die all the time. It's pretty brutal at times and I like it. I think that the characters are a bit too squishy though. It could be because the events scale and the damage ramps up due to the amount of people but being 1 shotted is not fun.

I've experimented with a few weapon sets on a thief character and a lot can be said about proper skill use. You can't just spam attacks, you actually have to think about what you're doing or you'll die. The thief's F1 "Steal" ability feels gimmicky to me. I've used it a few times in the beginning but eventually stopped and haven't missed it yet. It may be useful at higher levels, I can't say for sure. The warrior does get some pretty nice F1 attacks.

All-in-all, I'm having a blast. There is so much shit going on in the game that this day has literally flew by and I barely noticed.

  Honner

Novice Member

Joined: 2/20/12
Posts: 506

 
OP  4/27/12 10:34:56 PM#50
Originally posted by Rivalen
Originally posted by Honner
Originally posted by Rivalen
Originally posted by Fir3line
The server routing is bad, in portugal i got no lag, everyone in uk on my guild does

Same Portugal here.

Zero lag.

Well my server is a quite laggy since it is full.. (Sea of Sorrow)

Istan was full to.

No lag, but like i said some french i was playing with had but loads of lag.


Well I'm in AUS the server on NA that could be a good reason :)

  gestalt11

Novice Member

Joined: 5/17/06
Posts: 6165

4/27/12 10:36:33 PM#51
Originally posted by CallsignVega

Just a few thoughts after a few hours in-game:

 

I like the art style but even on maximum the graphics aren't as detailed and don't "pop" like I thought they would. They are decent but nothing great.

 

5 GHz 3960X and 4 GTX 680's nearly idling while playing the game (with very low FPS) = ya ok. Low GW2.exe priority keeps killing my USB DAC sound and Logitech G-13.

 

Are all the maps and cities going to be linked in retail? Makes the game feel small when you can just fast travel everywhere and exploration is basically nill. I miss the old days of having to travel and explore things.

 

PvP feels very "arcade-ish". Seems like whoever spams their abilities the quickest in a key-smash fest wins. Seems like very little strategy to anything.

 

Particle effects are way over done and we need a way to turn them down. Fight with more than a few people turns into a particle effect demonstration and it's hard to tell what is going on.

 

This is all I see on my screen when PvPing:

 

 

 


Not sure what you mean about no reason to explore.  You can't fast somewhere you haven't been.  Also Fast Travel isn't free everytime you use it charges you even for a respawn after death.

 

By definition you can't explore somewhere you have already been.  So fast travel does not preclude exploration in anyway.

  Woopin

Apprentice Member

Joined: 3/14/07
Posts: 1029

4/27/12 10:37:23 PM#52
Originally posted by Fir3line
The server routing is bad, in portugal i got no lag, everyone in uk on my guild does

Only getting the odd spike in WvW every half hour or so from UK also.

  kabitoshin

Advanced Member

Joined: 3/16/12
Posts: 698

4/27/12 10:37:24 PM#53
The human starting zone is awesome the first 5 mins just was amazing. I love the combat to this game it keeps me on my toes and doesn't bore me like most MMOs', I have to say the hype for this game is no lie.
  Azureblaze

Apprentice Member

Joined: 9/18/04
Posts: 133

4/27/12 10:38:29 PM#54

Good!

If they get a handle on the lag/overflow and add tweaks for the camera a bit / add more modes (I don't like certain things about the camera in certain situations atm) I'd say GREAT :)

 

 

  evolver1972

Novice Member

Joined: 3/18/11
Posts: 1126

What is "real"? How do you define "real"?

4/27/12 10:39:01 PM#55
So far so good for me.  Although I only got about an hour of play time until they took the servers down.  And I haven't played anywhere there are massive amounts of people yet.  WvWvW next time I log on!

You want me to pay to play a game I already paid for???

Be afraid.....The dragons are HERE!

  aesperus

Elite Member

Joined: 1/04/05
Posts: 4745

4/27/12 10:39:42 PM#56
Originally posted by Eir_S
Originally posted by CallsignVega

PvP feels very "arcade-ish". Seems like whoever spams their abilities the quickest in a key-smash fest wins. Seems like very little strategy to anything.

I didn't feel that way at all.  I've already gotten a few strategies down to deal with certain classes, and rotating abilities and knowing when to run, as well as doing everything in your power to stay alive until help arrives, can mean all the difference.  I actually have avoided a downed state by using my skills wisely and ended up rallying without getting knocked down, then coming back with my "rescuers" to take the other team head-on.  It's thrilling really.

It's because most people are new, and don't know what they are doing. I noticed I was facerolling on my engineer. At first I was like 'goddamn! This class is so OP!' and then I realized most people were just bad. Only good guardians gave me some trouble.

The game is definitely a lot more skill based than most people realize. Not only does good skill useage help in PvE, but you survive soo much longer in PvP. It does feel a bit 'easy' when you are roflstomping skillspammers, though. I guess that's what you get for trying to charge into an army of turrets.

  garretth

Novice Member

Joined: 8/08/03
Posts: 315

4/27/12 10:40:36 PM#57
Originally posted by Mephster
Having an awesome time. I love my Charr Engineer!


*whispers*  I do too!!!!

  Rivalen

Novice Member

Joined: 8/11/10
Posts: 509

4/27/12 10:41:52 PM#58
Originally posted by Rivalen

Negatives:

Took me 1 hour to log in.

Going straight to pvp is quite overwhelming, you do need to pratice.

Zerged events aren't that fun.

WvWvW without proper guilds is just wrong. No strategy = no fun.

Cash shop....mystic keys? Really?

 

Positives:

Literally no lag. (Though some french were complaining about it so it could be dependend to region)

Literally amazing FPS, i tested this game on the weakest pc i have at home (Dual core 2.8, ATI 4870, 2GB Ram), on medium i had no problems at all, i was amazed! But i didn't test the keep door zerg, though i'm certain that will just crash this machine.

I rolled Eng, partied with like 12 people in a matter of 2 hours, did preety much everything from really cool events to discovering combos, to check hidden chests, to just chilling and having fun in the canteen, i expected the community to be bad, honestly, this was by far the best community i've experienced since Lotro.

The world is marvelous, i expected events to repeat, and they do, but i tested a couple to check the enviroment and it doesn't feel repetitive at all, most events have chains or take you to a part of the story, this is best progress i've seen in questing ever, it's just fun.

Zones are HUGE and filled with life, misteries and challenges, i hope they take the time to do this to all zones.

Had alot of really though PVE fights, expected much easier, most events with up to 5 persons are really cool, with more they're too easy.

PvP is thrilling and it makes a world of difference with whom you're playing, i never expected combos to make a big difference  but my eng did some amazing things with an elementalist, it's quite easy to know who's playing well.

WvWvW zone is awesome, had quite a few ambush moments, the maps are HUGE.

I literally only stopped playing because they're doing maintenance, i didn't even notice the time go by.

 

TLDR:

Cash shop got me worried but the game is amazing, surpassed my already high expectations.

Forgot to specify that i was playing on ISTAN-EU, from Portugal.

Somehow alot of the lag issues seem to be depended on your location.

  Velocinox

Hard Core Member

Joined: 3/15/06
Posts: 643

4/27/12 10:42:30 PM#59

Well so far it is interesting. Most of that is because it's just a new MMO to explore. But enough is the game's style and the tweaks on the core WoW/EQ MMO gameplay.

I've levelled a Necro and Ranger to 10 and done the character stories, which are very interesting and almost a must have in today's MMOs. Fortunately the stories do not bore. They are interesting and draw your attention in. Unfortunately, they are also so free form that it is very easy to out level the story missions leaving you to do a fun story with boring combat. But on the next playthrough you will know to do the stories first. So that works out.

Combat is pretty WoW/EQ MMO standard, there are combos that are difficult to chain at low level since things die so quickly, but eventually become much more noticable. However, this comes after enough levels that a pattern of play sets in and its easy to miss the combos for a few levels after you start being able to do them, simply because they are not obvious right from the start.

When someone dies near you you can click on them to rez them. But since it takes time and people only die during the public raids (mostly) then I have noticed most people just ignore the dead, and continue to fight. Why? Well I can only guess its greed. They don't waste time rezzing you so they have a better chance of ranking high, and you are dead so you can't compete with them. This really is an ignorant attitude though, and it is being propogated by old warhammer players, because there is no 'beat everyone else to be #1' aspect to the public quests. Getting the gold result in a public raid is super easy and you can fight for about a third of the total time of the raid and still get gold. This leaves plenty of time to help others and continuing to complete objectives does not raise you to 'super gold' or 'mega platinum' rank. there is only gold and its easy to get. So help the deaders. (and don't be greedy)

Both the Necro and Ranger felt powerful as I played them, but the Necro felt more powerful due to AoE and not needing a nice weapon to lay down the hurt. Of course this also made me die a lot as a necro because I aggroed everything in the public raids. Ranger on the other hand was a bit slower starting off. Once I picked up a 6th level longbow thought, my necro looked like a joke. (I am sure the necro will come back into the spotlight when he gets a nice warhorn)

The crafting is easy and no failures. It's not a deep crafters type system like EQ2 or Vanguard, but it's also not nearly as frustrating as those. It's basicallt WoW crafting but even easier. Important items can be made immediately upon starting your crafting career. So far I have tried leatherworking, cooking, and artificing, and all three are easy to level in, make great items right off the bat, and multi-part builds are doable from things you kill/loot right from level 1. A casual crafters dream.

Cash Shop items are pretty serious at the start. No Pay2Win items but bank slots and bag slots right off the bat. Many things will be needed at the beginning like bank access tokens since there is no bank in the first city (Norn only I did not see the other starting cities.) Banking seems to be a pain in the butt at the beginning for that very reason. (oh and don't click 'deposit to your collectibles in your inventory menu unless you don't want to be able to use those items for a few levels or are willing to spend cash gems to get at them. you have been warned)

More to come after the servers come back up...

 

'Sandbox MMO' is a PTSD trigger word for anyone who has the experience to know that anonymous players invariably use a 'sandbox' in the same manner a housecat does.


No game is more fun than the one you can't play, and no game is more boring than the one you've become familiar with.


How to become a millionaire:
Start with a billion dollars and make an MMO.

  Kost

Newshound

Joined: 1/15/10
Posts: 1978

In omnibus requiem quaesivi, et nusquam inveni nisi in angulo cum libro.

4/27/12 10:45:33 PM#60

As of this morning I hadn't received my key or email yet, went off to work for the day.

Got back home at 2:00 PST, already had the client downloaded just incase my email finally showed up. Check inbox and the email is there! Yes!

I'm pumped, I launch the game and go to login.....

Only to spend the next three and a half hours being spanked by login errors. My rear end is sore and battered by this point, at approximately 5:45 PST I finally manage to login.

I create a character, watch the opening video, and boom! Disconnected back to login.

Spend the next twenty minutes fighting login errors again, manage to log back in and load my character.

Start playing and am having a great time, until half an hour later when out of nowhere a virtual tsunami of mind numbing lag hits that completely destroys playability. Spend the next two hours fighting the lag monster in a near futile effort to accomplish anything. End up getting disconnected, but manage to log back in immediately.

Decide to try and transfer to a lower pop realm in an effort to relieve network congestion.

Transfers are not working for most people though, go figure.

Servers down for 30 so ANet can deploy a new build.

So yeah, it's been something alright, I'm not entirely sure what yet. Until I can get some form of relatively stable testing done I can't really make a sound and fair judgment.

 

5 Pages « 1 2 3 4 5 » Search