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  Master10K

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OP  8/24/12 8:51:08 AM#1

Looks like ArenaNet have made a tutorial video for players that are new to the game.

Watch Here

  Badaboom

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8/24/12 8:56:31 AM#2
Short and to the point. 
  Volkon

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Facts do not require fiction for balance.

8/24/12 8:57:38 AM#3
I got goosebumps watching that. I think, though, that's in part due to the fact that before I sleep again we'll be live.

Oderint, dum metuant.

  ApolyonBS

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8/24/12 9:00:31 AM#4
It is the video on the online manual, here: https://www.guildwars2.com/en/manual/
  Kyus_HoB

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8/24/12 9:01:00 AM#5

I still think the tutorials (in game and this video) that arena net have provided so far aren't quite up to the same level of quality of the rest of the game.

They are perfectly fine for anyone with mmo experience but definately lacking for anyone fresh to the genre.

  Kuppa

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The problem with censorship is ********

8/24/12 9:02:18 AM#6
That is a very nice tutorial. Were did you get that OP!?


  ariboersma

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8/24/12 9:04:16 AM#7

Bob Ross refference at :45 =D Sylvari named Happy Little bush, all in all I think they could have done a better job.. that narrator is eh I dunno what to say... not right.

Not to mention most of the gameplay was done badly >.< they warrior with the hammer.. ugg he was swinging that hammer all over not hitting anything and dodging for no reason.. and half of them needed to heal! Which is an ongoing thing in any GW2 video.. no one heals themselves :(

  Ezhae

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8/24/12 9:05:08 AM#8
My OCD kicks in for such videos. That warrior... 2 unlocked utility slots and no skills picked up! Argh! 
  Wickedjelly

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The Dude abides

8/24/12 9:06:31 AM#9
Originally posted by Kyus_HoB

I still think the tutorials (in game and this video) that arena net have provided so far aren't quite up to the same level of quality of the rest of the game.

They are perfectly fine for anyone with mmo experience but definately lacking for anyone fresh to the genre.

 I have to agree. There are some other sites though that provide some good info for new players. Unortunately it isn't like people new to mmos are going to know about those sites or probably find them easily.

1. For god's sake mmo gamers, enough with the analogies. They're unnecessary and your comparisons are terrible, dissimilar, and illogical.

2. To posters feeling the need to state how f2p really isn't f2p: Players understand the concept. You aren't privy to some secret the rest are missing. You're embarrassing yourself.

3. Yes, Cpt. Obvious, we're not industry experts. Now run along and let the big people use the forums for their purpose.

  User Deleted
8/24/12 9:08:58 AM#10
Wow, this is a surprisingly effective video.  I showed it to my wife and she finally 'got' what this game is about.  I've been telling her about it for months, and she's always been 'meh'.  This vid actually made the game catch her interest.  I'm pretty geeked right now!
  Vannor

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8/24/12 9:09:27 AM#11
I thought that was a terrible tutorial. It was like an overview of a tutorial; the contents, or even a feature list. It explained nothing and was basically an advert.
  Badaboom

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8/24/12 9:13:49 AM#12
Originally posted by Vannor
I thought that was a terrible tutorial. It was like an overview of a tutorial; the contents, or even a feature list. It explained nothing and was basically an advert.

Harsh.  Sounds like the hired the movie trailer guy to do the commentary on this video.

  Vannor

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8/24/12 9:14:51 AM#13
Originally posted by Badaboom
Originally posted by Vannor
I thought that was a terrible tutorial. It was like an overview of a tutorial; the contents, or even a feature list. It explained nothing and was basically an advert.

Harsh.  Sounds like the hired the movie trailer guy to do the commentary on this video.

It's good as an advert.. just don't think it's good as a tutorial. This isn't the help a lot of people need.

  Kyus_HoB

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8/24/12 9:16:47 AM#14
Originally posted by Badaboom
Originally posted by Vannor
I thought that was a terrible tutorial. It was like an overview of a tutorial; the contents, or even a feature list. It explained nothing and was basically an advert.

Harsh.  Sounds like the hired the movie trailer guy to do the commentary on this video.

I agree that its not that great in terms of it being a tutorial its more a showcase of features. 

as for the guys voice, if you have a grandfather or uncle that sounds like this there is an almost 100% certainty that he has a hidden journal with a treasure map and clues noted in it and has lived a hidden past that you'll find out about when you ask him about his tattoo that he always keeps covered.

  ariboersma

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8/24/12 9:16:48 AM#15
Originally posted by Vannor
Originally posted by Badaboom
Originally posted by Vannor
I thought that was a terrible tutorial. It was like an overview of a tutorial; the contents, or even a feature list. It explained nothing and was basically an advert.

Harsh.  Sounds like the hired the movie trailer guy to do the commentary on this video.

It's good as an advert.. just don't think it's good as a tutorial. This isn't the help a lot of people need.

/agreed most of the gameplay is so bad its going to teach people to play badly and the voice is TERRIBLE!

  grimm6th

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8/24/12 9:19:10 AM#16
  1. Very good video.
  2. For some reason, this reminded me of the how to play Magic: The Gathering video that came with the M:TG classic edition starter pack.  Sort of.  I am not really sure why.

I used to TL;DR, but then I took a bullet point to the footnote.

  Volkon

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Facts do not require fiction for balance.

8/24/12 9:21:39 AM#17

They should have had "The Most Interesting Man In The World" narrate it.

 

When he logs in, it's a Dynamic Event.

When he smiles, skritt say "Ohh, Shiny!"

Zhaitan follows him on Twitter.

 

"I don't often play MMOs, but when I do I play Guild Wars 2. Stay dynamic, my friends."

Oderint, dum metuant.

  grimm6th

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8/24/12 9:21:53 AM#18
Originally posted by Vannor
I thought that was a terrible tutorial. It was like an overview of a tutorial; the contents, or even a feature list. It explained nothing and was basically an advert.

Most of the people who I talk to that don't "get" the game would deinetely have been helped by this video.  They are gamers, but they don't see the difference between this and other games.  This would probably help.

 

On second thought, I doubt this video will do anything to stop one of my friends from playing maplestory.

I used to TL;DR, but then I took a bullet point to the footnote.

  grimm6th

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8/24/12 9:22:27 AM#19
Originally posted by Volkon

They should have had "The Most Interesting Man In The World" narrate it.

 

"I don't often play MMOs, but when I do I play Guild Wars 2. Stay dynamic, my friends."

+9000

I used to TL;DR, but then I took a bullet point to the footnote.

  ariboersma

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8/24/12 9:23:23 AM#20
Originally posted by grimm6th
Originally posted by Vannor
I thought that was a terrible tutorial. It was like an overview of a tutorial; the contents, or even a feature list. It explained nothing and was basically an advert.

Most of the people who I talk to that don't "get" the game would deinetely have been helped by this video.  They are gamers, but they don't see the difference between this and other games.  This would probably help.

 

On second thought, I doubt this video will do anything to stop one of my friends from playing maplestory.

ACK! That person needs help! You have failed him my friend!

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