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Guild Wars 2 Forum » General Discussion » It's a Beautiful World

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  Draemos

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9/28/12 8:57:56 PM#121
Originally posted by Aerowyn
Originally posted by Cital
Tera's world is the prettiest I've came across so far :o

graphics and aesthetics are very differn't and obviously very subjective.. TERA has the higher polygon count and is very good looking but imho GW2 has a MUCH better put together world. I actually want to explore the world of Tyria and is actually one of my favorite things in the game

There are a few particular areas in Tera that just blow away anything in GW2 in my opinion, but I would agree that overall the total world design of GW2 is much better.

  Aerowyn

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OP  9/29/12 1:17:18 PM#122

I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  Meriik

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9/29/12 2:24:01 PM#123

Awesome nightmare armor with great lighting :).

  User Deleted
9/29/12 2:32:10 PM#124

GW2 is a stunning looking game, no doubt about that.

But I'm spoiled in that respect, all I see is low poly counts and heavy shader use - end result looks awesome in places, but isn't consistently so.

A given scene in WoW can have a higher poly count that GW2 - granted, WoW won't look as impressive, but I like more "busy" looking scenes.

Still, props to Arenanet for making a relatively hardware demanding game in a genre dominated by the lowest common denominator design philosophy. MMOs need a true breaktrough to single player level of gfx quality, badly.

  solarine

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9/29/12 2:50:30 PM#125
Originally posted by TheIronLegion

 

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Edit: by your logic this picture should have the best graphics ever:

The active effects are ScreenSpaceAmbientOcclusion(SSAO), Global Illumination, Subsurface Scattering, Realtime reflections, per pixel surface lighting, tesselation(though its not very visible), high cache texture filtering, crepuscular rays[god rays](though not visible either), and depth of field. I rendered this in CInema 4D and made it in like 5 minutes. These should be the best looking cubes ever, well by your logic anyhow.

 

That's a beautiful picture! :P

Joke aside, I think some people just mean "graphically most advanced" when they say "best looking". That'd make sense, then, as GW2 is probably not the most graphically advanced MMO out there (though I still think it does more in this regard than people give it credit for).

As for "beauty", well, that one is surely not only about high resolution, more detail or realism. Or else we'd have to call many classic paintings "ugly".

To me, yeah GW2 is a beautiful game, but not the one with "best graphics".

 

  User Deleted
9/29/12 2:58:55 PM#126
It truly is a beautiful game. now if only i had the experience to actually get my images to post here. odd.....
  User Deleted
9/29/12 3:12:08 PM#127
Originally posted by TheIronLegion

 

....

Edit: by your logic this picture should have the best graphics ever:

The active effects are ScreenSpaceAmbientOcclusion(SSAO), Global Illumination, Subsurface Scattering, Realtime reflections, per pixel surface lighting, tesselation(though its not very visible), high cache texture filtering, crepuscular rays[god rays](though not visible either), and depth of field. I rendered this in CInema 4D and made it in like 5 minutes. These should be the best looking cubes ever, well by your logic anyhow.

 

How did you make this screenshot of Asura's hometown with all the shaders turned off????

  coffeyhouse

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Save the cheerleader...
Save the world!

9/29/12 3:31:01 PM#128

I love taking screenshots while I'm out in the world :)

  Aerowyn

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OP  9/29/12 3:34:39 PM#129
Originally posted by coffeyhouse

I love taking screenshots while I'm out in the world :)

awsome love it:)

I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  betatry

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9/29/12 5:39:19 PM#130
  QSatu

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9/30/12 1:33:59 PM#131

moar =p

yea I gave up and turned on bloom for charr lands..

  Aerowyn

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OP  10/08/12 1:46:05 PM#132

I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  Speedhaak

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'At the end of time the ultimate computation will simulate the Universe and resurrect the dead!'

10/08/12 2:06:34 PM#133
It's nice when you have people to play with alright :(
  Aerowyn

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OP  10/08/12 2:13:54 PM#134
Originally posted by Speedhaak
It's nice when you have people to play with alright :(

huh?

I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  AmbrosiaAmor

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10/08/12 2:19:22 PM#135
Originally posted by escarreta

 

JUST THROW THE DAMN RING! DON'T DANCE AROUND IT. IT ISN'T CHEESECAKE OR PIE OR A DOUGNUT! IT IS AN EVIL EBIL RING. THINK OF THE POTENTIAL MILLIONS THAT MAY DIE IN THE LAND OF TYRIA.

 

Oh what’s that? Some deity named "Peter Jackson" is going to make a trilogy? Oh well in that case carry on.

  EvolvedMonky

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10/08/12 4:05:26 PM#136
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  Ubel12

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10/08/12 4:24:38 PM#137

 

Here are some I took that I really like. Hope you all enjoy =)

sgtdoom12 Xfire Miniprofile
  Aerowyn

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OP  10/08/12 4:25:59 PM#138
Originally posted by Ubel12

 

Here are some I took that I really like. Hope you all enjoy =)

nice:)

I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  Ubel12

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10/08/12 4:36:51 PM#139
How you I post screens to have them be the original size?
sgtdoom12 Xfire Miniprofile
  QSatu

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10/09/12 8:41:25 AM#140
New zone, new screenshots =]
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