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  Cheesum

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Joined: 8/19/12
Posts: 5

 
OP  8/19/12 3:23:03 PM#1

Hi there, first time poster, long-time lurker.

 

At first, I wanted to wait a couple of months before buying GW2, see if at least part of the hype was justified, but after playing at a friend's during one of the stress tests, I came across a feature that was such a game-changer that it made me pre-order GW2 without any hesitation. Oddly enough, even after having followed the game for a few months now on several forums, I never saw this feature mentioned even once; maybe it's specific to the EU version?

 

Anyway, I'm talking about the ability to play the game in one language and instantly switch language by pressing a button (default: left-ALT). So for instance, In Guild Wars 2 I can read the quests and follow the conversations in German and re-read the parts I didn't understand but in English, all by pressing a simple toggle.

 

Needless to say this is a tremendous feature for people who wish to learn new languages and one I've been looking for for a long, long time. Several games allow you to change the language of the text but it usually requires restarting the game or worse, reinstalling it. Guild Wars 2 deals with this issue so seamlessly and elegantly, it's almost as if they created the feature specially for multilingual people.

 

Does anyone else think it's as big a deal as I do or am I nerdgasming all by myself? Better yet, does anyone know of another game that sports a similar feature?

  Stx11

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Joined: 11/28/09
Posts: 420

8/19/12 3:24:49 PM#2

That's a very cool feature I was completely unaware of!

Thanks for sharing!

  nolic1

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Joined: 10/01/07
Posts: 673

8/19/12 3:28:51 PM#3
That is a cool feature I my self do not speak a bunch of languages but I do understand Japanese, mixes of Chinese sense they have so many versions of it hard to say what the mean some times some korean and german, Spanish, and portuguse but I only understand when it is spoken I cant read it I am not my daughter who read lorean and japanese. I do think its a great feature for multi lingual people.


To me I enjoy gaming I dont play to be uber I play to have fun. If a game is not fun to me guess what I move on and play something else till I find one that is. When I find that great game and not sure if in my life time there will be one I hope it has everything I want in an mmo.

  DrDwarf

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Joined: 9/05/08
Posts: 502

8/19/12 3:30:21 PM#4
You can wank and parachute at the same time, it doesn't mean you should do !
  BeansnBread

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Joined: 9/19/06
Posts: 5540

8/19/12 3:32:47 PM#5
Originally posted by DrDwarf
You can wank and parachute at the same time, it doesn't mean you should do !

I think it does mean that.

SWTOR is the greatest mmo ever!

  ajayazir

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Joined: 7/21/06
Posts: 108

8/19/12 3:34:54 PM#6

Finally a GW2 post worth reading~! 

  seridan

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Joined: 5/26/12
Posts: 1212

8/19/12 3:37:53 PM#7
I didn't even know such a feature existed.... you learn something everyday!

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  ComfyChair

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Joined: 7/22/10
Posts: 766

8/19/12 3:38:16 PM#8
This is actually a really cool feature i didn't know about either :D
  jadedy

Novice Member

Joined: 5/31/12
Posts: 36

8/19/12 3:40:29 PM#9
Originally posted by Cheesum

Hi there, first time poster, long-time lurker.

 

At first, I wanted to wait a couple of months before buying GW2, see if at least part of the hype was justified, but after playing at a friend's during one of the stress tests, I came across a feature that was such a game-changer that it made me pre-order GW2 without any hesitation. Oddly enough, even after having followed the game for a few months now on several forums, I never saw this feature mentioned even once; maybe it's specific to the EU version?

 

Anyway, I'm talking about the ability to play the game in one language and instantly switch language by pressing a button (default: left-ALT). So for instance, In Guild Wars 2 I can read the quests and follow the conversations in German and re-read the parts I didn't understand but in English, all by pressing a simple toggle.

 

Needless to say this is a tremendous feature for people who wish to learn new languages and one I've been looking for for a long, long time. Several games allow you to change the language of the text but it usually requires restarting the game or worse, reinstalling it. Guild Wars 2 deals with this issue so seamlessly and elegantly, it's almost as if they created the feature specially for multilingual people.

 

Does anyone else think it's as big a deal as I do or am I nerdgasming all by myself? Better yet, does anyone know of another game that sports a similar feature?

I think GW1 already had it. Heard it in one of WoodenPotatoes videos some time back.

  bookworm438

Apprentice Member

Joined: 7/20/10
Posts: 649

8/19/12 3:44:00 PM#10
Wow, I've been following this game for years and I didn't even know about that feature.
  ajayazir

Novice Member

Joined: 7/21/06
Posts: 108

8/19/12 3:44:36 PM#11
Originally posted by jadedy
Originally posted by Cheesum

I think GW1 already had it. Heard it in one of WoodenPotatoes videos some time back.

... seriously! i played it for so long and never knew about this stuff! 

haha... yeah... so true! you learn something everyday... 

  jadedy

Novice Member

Joined: 5/31/12
Posts: 36

8/19/12 3:53:27 PM#12
Originally posted by ajayazir
Originally posted by jadedy
Originally posted by Cheesum

I think GW1 already had it. Heard it in one of WoodenPotatoes videos some time back.

... seriously! i played it for so long and never knew about this stuff! 

haha... yeah... so true! you learn something everyday... 

yeah, i hope we will see more of these awesome, overlooked features in this game.

  Faulkner

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Joined: 9/09/07
Posts: 78

“The wise speak only of what they know.”J.R.R. Tolkien

8/19/12 3:59:14 PM#13

Very Great Find, adn wonderful Feature!

 

Cheers,

 

Faulkner

  TruthXHurts

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Joined: 6/20/10
Posts: 1640

I am here to chew bubblegum and to kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum!

8/19/12 4:04:01 PM#14
Originally posted by colddog04
Originally posted by DrDwarf
You can wank and parachute at the same time, it doesn't mean you should do !

I think it does mean that.

That white stuff falling on your head ain't bird poop.

That is a cool feature, and I think I will actually use it. Anytime I take my character to another races area I will switch the language to one I don't speak, and try to figure out what these damn foreigners are saying ot me.

"I am not in a server with Gankers...THEY ARE IN A SERVER WITH ME!!!"

  jayarte

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Joined: 8/21/09
Posts: 450

8/19/12 4:20:36 PM#15

That's an amazing feature. Well spotted, Cheesum. It's very impressive that even at this late stage, and after 5+yrs (for me) of eager anticipation, I'm still finding new things to be excited about.

  EvilGeek

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Joined: 8/17/08
Posts: 1240

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8/19/12 4:25:22 PM#16

A very nice feature. Was there a Bork! Bork! Bork! option?


  Serin101

Novice Member

Joined: 4/12/12
Posts: 104

8/19/12 5:19:35 PM#17
I plan to use it to help me learn how to read specific languages.  Pretty nifty feature nonetheless.


http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/thread/359874/Aerowyns-Video-Compilation-of-ALL-things-Guild-Wars-2.html

  solarenergy

Novice Member

Joined: 7/31/12
Posts: 2

8/19/12 6:06:33 PM#18

Yeah gw1 had this also. There was also a joke language you could select called Bork! Bork!

http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Bork!_Bork!_Bork!

  gaeanprayer

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Joined: 8/06/08
Posts: 2360

8/19/12 6:10:17 PM#19
Originally posted by colddog04
Originally posted by DrDwarf
You can wank and parachute at the same time, it doesn't mean you should do !

I think it does mean that.

Laughing so hard at the mental image right now.

 

And no, I totally didn't know about this feature. I'm going to have to play with that, some of the voice acting is dreadful.

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  Seinaru

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Joined: 3/27/11
Posts: 109

8/19/12 6:13:58 PM#20
This is a cool feature but I could never get it to work in GW1. I think that the problem is that, at least in GW1, the language toggle hotkey toggles between English and the system language, and I'm unable to change my system language. But hopefully it will be different in GW2. Video games are surprisingly good ways of learning new languages.

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