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Jon Peters on the Gamescom Demo

Posted by Suzie Ford on Aug 16, 2011  | Comments

Jon Peters on the Gamescom Demo -

In a new blog post on the Guild Wars 2 site, ArenaNet's Jon Peters talks about the new Gamescom demo and what players may find while trying it out. Specifically, Peters outlines changes made to several systems in the game since the last demo. Skills no longer cost energy. Skills are used to help players 'learn the game'. All races are now playable. Customization has undergone a change and much much more.

The acquisition of skills is changing. Why? Because it wasn’t helping teach people the game, it didn’t fit with how skills actually worked, and it didn’t carry over the fun collection element that made the original Guild Wars unique.

A weapon’s skills are now learned by fighting with that weapon. Because weapon skills are tied to weapon use, there is no reason to visit a trainer and make choices about which ones to unlock. Instead, it makes more sense to learn how to use the weapon by, you know, actually using it.

Read more on the Guild Wars 2 blog.

Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom
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