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Guild Wars Forum » Lion's Arch (General) » Look here for GW free trial link! Sticky Please!

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  Zeus.CM

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2/17/11 4:48:22 AM#21
Originally posted by zastroph

Any one who is considering trying this, don't bother, it only gives 10 hours of game play, and once you log out, it is almost impossible to log back in. (it has some lame protection where you have to type in not just your account name (which is generated by them at the time of account creation appending a @ncsoft to the end of your input account name), and your password, but also the name of the character that you have made after logging in the first time (so make a note of it). Also, after downloading the game, and then logging in, it then does a game client update. Would it not be better to update before logging in, like most other games...

clinet does the main update before even running the game. Gw has unique background update system, separate updates for every area. ANd yea gw is not like the most other games =)

  zastroph

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2/17/11 5:49:14 AM#22

yeah, very strange, i only got to play for 15 minutes (had to do some real world stuff), and was going to try again, but have now given up on the idea because of the lame log in system...also only 10 hours of gameplay is not worth the almost 1gb download.

  Lydon

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2/17/11 6:00:36 AM#23
Originally posted by zastroph

Any one who is considering trying this, don't bother, it only gives 10 hours of game play, and once you log out, it is almost impossible to log back in. (it has some lame protection where you have to type in not just your account name (which is generated by them at the time of account creation appending a @ncsoft to the end of your input account name), and your password, but also the name of the character that you have made after logging in the first time (so make a note of it). Also, after downloading the game, and then logging in, it then does a game client update. Would it not be better to update before logging in, like most other games...

I find it highly amusing that remembering your character's name is supposedly so hard it makes it "almost impossible" to log back in.

  fivoroth

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2/17/11 6:08:12 AM#24
Originally posted by zastroph

yeah, very strange, i only got to play for 15 minutes (had to do some real world stuff), and was going to try again, but have now given up on the idea because of the lame log in system...also only 10 hours of gameplay is not worth the almost 1gb download.

Lame login system? Yes, it's definitely impossible to remember the name of your character. 

Well, if 1gb seems like a lot to you, I say stick to minesweeper. If you want all the files downloaded to your computer before you boot the game, this is possible. But you will have the entire game 5-6GB!!!!! 5 gigabytes for 10 hours!

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  zastroph

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2/17/11 7:10:21 AM#25

What I am saying is that a 10 hour game, is a waste of time.

I have no problem with downloading large files, but there should be a reasonable benifit for doing it, for example 10 days would be better, or even 1 month!

  fivoroth

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2/17/11 7:14:08 AM#26
Originally posted by zastroph

What I am saying is that a 10 hour game, is a waste of time.

I have no problem with downloading large files, but there should be a reasonable benifit for doing it, for example 10 days would be better, or even 1 month!

For 10 days you can go through the entire Prophecies campaign. This is not an MMO in the sense that you can grow old by the time you go through all the levels.

This is why it's only 10 hours. It's supposed to give you a feel for the game and not the game itself. Btw, not sure if you know that but this is ingame time. You can play the game for 10 hours ingame time or 14 days real time which ever comes first.

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  zastroph

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2/17/11 7:34:34 AM#27

The message box that said I had 10 hours of game time, said I had used 15 minutes, after I had used 15 minutes, so, to me, this means that game time is real time, and I could use all of this up in one day.

  drbaltazar

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2/17/11 7:38:50 AM#28
Originally posted by Lydon
Originally posted by zastroph

Any one who is considering trying this, don't bother, it only gives 10 hours of game play, and once you log out, it is almost impossible to log back in. (it has some lame protection where you have to type in not just your account name (which is generated by them at the time of account creation appending a @ncsoft to the end of your input account name), and your password, but also the name of the character that you have made after logging in the first time (so make a note of it). Also, after downloading the game, and then logging in, it then does a game client update. Would it not be better to update before logging in, like most other games...

I find it highly amusing that remembering your character's name is supposedly so hard it makes it "almost impossible" to log back in.

i have everything from guildwars and havent played in a while so if i need to log in today ?i would be in problem because i dont rember my toon name!

  zipzap

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2/17/11 7:44:33 AM#29
Originally posted by drbaltazar
Originally posted by Lydon
Originally posted by zastroph

Any one who is considering trying this, don't bother, it only gives 10 hours of game play, and once you log out, it is almost impossible to log back in. (it has some lame protection where you have to type in not just your account name (which is generated by them at the time of account creation appending a @ncsoft to the end of your input account name), and your password, but also the name of the character that you have made after logging in the first time (so make a note of it). Also, after downloading the game, and then logging in, it then does a game client update. Would it not be better to update before logging in, like most other games...

I find it highly amusing that remembering your character's name is supposedly so hard it makes it "almost impossible" to log back in.

i have everything from guildwars and havent played in a while so if i need to log in today ?i would be in problem because i dont rember my toon name!

lame? and here i thought i was to prevent account hacks.

beside even more games are using this system  then GW.  EVEs account management for instance

  zastroph

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2/17/11 8:03:58 AM#30

at 50yo i'm getting a bit on the lazy side, so having to type in more than just a password, is a turn off for me, but hey, if that's what you would rather be doing, instead of playing, go for it.

  fivoroth

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2/17/11 11:14:05 AM#31
Originally posted by zastroph

at 50yo i'm getting a bit on the lazy side, so having to type in more than just a password, is a turn off for me, but hey, if that's what you would rather be doing, instead of playing, go for it.

 You seem to be coming up with stupid excuses to complain about the game. There is a button which you can click and it will remember both your username and character name so all you have to do is type in your password.

Originally posted by drbaltazar
Originally posted by Lydon
Originally posted by zastroph

Any one who is considering trying this, don't bother, it only gives 10 hours of game play, and once you log out, it is almost impossible to log back in. (it has some lame protection where you have to type in not just your account name (which is generated by them at the time of account creation appending a @ncsoft to the end of your input account name), and your password, but also the name of the character that you have made after logging in the first time (so make a note of it). Also, after downloading the game, and then logging in, it then does a game client update. Would it not be better to update before logging in, like most other games...

I find it highly amusing that remembering your character's name is supposedly so hard it makes it "almost impossible" to log back in.

i have everything from guildwars and havent played in a while so if i need to log in today ?i would be in problem because i dont rember my toon name!

You can email ArenaNet about it. It took them 2 hours for them to come back! Soooo, no ,you are not in trouble as long as you try to apply some common sense.

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  zastroph

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2/17/11 5:11:43 PM#32

I saw that it has that feature, but to be able to use it, you need to enter the correct details first, I have tried several combinations of what should be the right details, and all I get is an error message.

  ograf

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3/01/11 1:46:21 AM#33

this freeplay is not worth the time.

 

you would think with them coming out with a new game they want people to try the whole old game tio zsee if they might be interested in buying the new one

  eyelolled

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3/01/11 2:20:49 AM#34

just an FYI for the readers. 

 

This trial is no good for old people that cannot remember what they name characters, or find it difficult to type an additional word. 

 

This trial of GW is also not a beta for GW2, so playing it does not represent GW2 as such.

 

Thanks to the OP for posting this, not only so that people can try out GW first before buying, but other people can also come to terms with their own inabilities.

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  zastroph

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3/01/11 5:05:58 AM#35

looks like you have a disability as well, you self centered fool!

  Loke666

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3/01/11 5:13:07 AM#36
Originally posted by zastroph

at 50yo i'm getting a bit on the lazy side, so having to type in more than just a password, is a turn off for me, but hey, if that's what you would rather be doing, instead of playing, go for it.

Yeah, typing in the character name once is a bother, I understand if you are to old for that.

this stuff makes things a lot harder for hackers, if you can't bother to write in a name a single time (yes, it saves it as long as you use the same computer and no one else play) MMOs are probably not the right games to play anyways.

  Loke666

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3/01/11 5:16:38 AM#37
Originally posted by ograf

this freeplay is not worth the time.

you would think with them coming out with a new game they want people to try the whole old game tio zsee if they might be interested in buying the new one

Gw1 is still packed with people. Giving away the old game for free when they plan to launch a new within a year sounds like bad business to me.

But maybe you think that Blizzard will make Wow free a year before Titan releases as well? I surely didn't get Diablo or Baldurs gate a year befor ethe sequels relesed.

A free trial of GW1 is a free trial of that game. If you want a free triaql of GW2 you will have to wait until the open beta, playing GW1 wont help you decide if you want to play GW2 anyways.

  ograf

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3/01/11 2:52:49 PM#38

I didnt say free forever, a 15 to 30 day free play time limit and all problems solved

  zastroph

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3/01/11 3:11:06 PM#39

that would be a better time period, rather than just 10 hours.

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