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Old 14-03-2012, 08:19 PM
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anyone else interested in this? I've been following it for a few years now and it's probably the only mmo(I know some say it may not be but whatever) I've genuinely been interested in actually just almost blind pre-ordering. anyway they just announced that pre-orders will go live on april 10th (probably the 1tth for us in nz) which will give you access to all the beta weekend events. https://buy.guildwars2.com/
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:57 PM
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pre-orders have gone live https://buy.guildwars2.com/

saw a listing on eb games site for the ce for $278
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Old 26-04-2012, 10:50 PM
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first beta weekend for those that pre-purchased or were lucky enough to be randomly selected starts saturday morning nz time.
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Old 26-04-2012, 11:06 PM
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Cool. Would be great to hear your first imPressiOns
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well it's quite unoptimized graphically with almost everyone getting really low fps across a range of different computers that should be able to handle the game easily. In the bigger more populated areas my fps on fraps was dropping into the teens and sometimes lower. it's a lot more playable in other areas with less people and they released a small patch was has boosted performance a bit and reduced some of the lag.

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Old 30-04-2012, 10:20 PM
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first beta weekend event is over. I did not try out pvp will probably give that a go next beta event.

melee characters seemed a lot harder to play as you would have to dodge and evade like crazy to avoid dieing over and over again. it was ok starting out as melee but then reaching about level 6 or 7 the boss fights just became almost impossible to wi

ranged though is much more enjoyable being to keep distance and circle strafe tougher opposition to kill them. I think having a weapon of some kind that you don't have to go right up close to use definitely helps.

end of beta event was pretty crazy. started out hunting some some animals and then some massive eagles as a boss followed by a level 80 white bunny and finally giant moas. missed the killing of the white bunny because of the lag I could hear the game sound and music but I was frozen unable to move. After I unfroze the white bunny was dead and we started off to hunt down the moas. I took some screenshots.

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Old 29-06-2012, 02:21 PM
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launch date announced for august 28th. they also announced there will be one more beta weekend event from july 20-22. I missed the last beta weekend event but I will still be on holiday from uni so will definitely be playing in the final one and then comes release!

http://www.arena.net/blog/announcing...-2-launch-date
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I used to be addict on the first one. My mates still are but it has since lost my appeal. Now I'm playing Realm of the Mad God, the mmo of Legends of Yore. Don't see that holding my attention though.

If anything I can say the team behind Guildwars know there stuff and balance their games well, and the slot attack system makes for different play with each build which I found nice.
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Day off work today...going to go grab this from Ji Bi or somewhere this morning.

Not really bought into the hype on this one, so will be taking it slowly.

Will roll on Sea of Sorrows server if there's still room from these early birds.

No Subs is a big bonus for me for these MMO's
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Haha you caved then. Thought you said you didnt have time etc
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I don't really sock, but it's a title that's been on my radar for awhile.

Will be slowing playing through it, in no rush to level or anything, pretty much will be my only go to MMO, never tried the betas so have no clue what to expect which is cool.

Just finished downloading the patch and already got an error...go figure /sigh

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fair enough.

Might be keen to give it a go. Like the no subs etc
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Ok I got it. Let's guild some wars. I honestly have no freakin idea what it is pictures look pretty...
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ok so far this game is very cool. Very much enjoying it so far
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GW2 totally has its hooks in me. Very cool game. Art design is very good. Not very high res.... it is an mmo, but very nice looking game all the same.

Just exploring is very satisfying. I am constantly stumbling into things to do in cool new locations. Their events system is really fun as well. Basically they happen fairly often. So you run along and get a notification that an event is happening near by. You go there and do whatever needs doing. The server we are on is very busy, so at the moment these events always brings a decent sized group of people out of the woodwork to come and help.

The story stuff so far is pretty decent. Most of the voice acting is pretty good too.

Havent done any of the world v world stuff, which is a large scale pvp/pve map. From what i;ve heard it sounds good too.

I dont do pure pvp.... not my thing.

Anyhoo, really enjoying it. Didnt really know anything about the game when i jumped in, but it has certainly surprised me.
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