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« Reply #360 on: April 09, 2012, 12:13:51 PM »

The official blog had a round up of all the media coverage from the closed weekend event:
http://www.arena.net/blog/link-round-up-cbt3-edition

Kotaku's has a lot of their own video (something like the NDA allows video but not screenshots at this point):
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« Reply #361 on: April 10, 2012, 01:48:45 PM »

So they are taking preorders but have not said anything about the launch date or when/how many betas that will get you into if you buy?!  Sounds like selling a pig in a poke to me.  I will preorder at some point but they're going to have cough up some more info first.

So yeah Knighshade we want to know the release date and when/how many beta weekends are coming.
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« Reply #362 on: April 10, 2012, 02:04:05 PM »

Quote from: Elmo on April 10, 2012, 01:48:45 PM

So they are taking preorders but have not said anything about the launch date or when/how many betas that will get you into if you buy?!  Sounds like selling a pig in a poke to me.  I will preorder at some point but they're going to have cough up some more info first.

So yeah Knighshade we want to know the release date and when/how many beta weekends are coming.

But aren't we pretty sure about that Pig at this stage of the game?
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« Reply #363 on: April 10, 2012, 02:19:50 PM »

Quote from: Elmo on April 10, 2012, 01:48:45 PM

So they are taking preorders but have not said anything about the launch date or when/how many betas that will get you into if you buy?!  Sounds like selling a pig in a poke to me.  I will preorder at some point but they're going to have cough up some more info first.

So yeah Knighshade we want to know the release date and when/how many beta weekends are coming.

Yeah, I want those answers before I preorder.  If it's July - August, I'll preorder.  If it's around Christmas, then I'll ask for it on my Christmas list. 
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« Reply #364 on: April 10, 2012, 02:48:02 PM »

Quote from: Elmo on April 10, 2012, 01:48:45 PM

So they are taking preorders but have not said anything about the launch date or when/how many betas that will get you into if you buy?!  Sounds like selling a pig in a poke to me.  I will preorder at some point but they're going to have cough up some more info first.

They've said there will be approximately one beta weekend per month (the first one being April 20th-22nd), although they haven't said for how many more months the beta is going to last. They've also said pre-purchasing will get you three days of early access when the game does go live.

So: your questions remain reasonable (and I would like some more information myself, even though I just finished pre-purchasing) but I just wanted to point out that they have said something about what you're getting.

Personally, since I knew I was going to buy the game to try it out anyway and it makes zero difference to my budget whether I spend the money this month or later, I decided the opportunity to try the game out this month (and thus start talking to my friends about it and start planning whether I'm likely to still be playing SWTOR this summer) was worth putting the money down now.

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« Reply #365 on: April 10, 2012, 02:52:48 PM »

My question is related I guess.  

"You've stated [somewhere] that you are pretty much done with the game.  What is the team working on now exactly?"  And tell them I'll donate a dollar to their favorite charity if they respond without using the word "polishing" in their answer.

And yeah, I pre-purchased.  Of course, I'd pre-purchase shit-on-a-shitstick if it has the name Guild Wars or Homeworld in the title though.   icon_neutral
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« Reply #366 on: April 10, 2012, 02:57:20 PM »

Quote from: Lockdown on April 10, 2012, 02:52:48 PM

"You've stated [somewhere] that you are pretty much done with the game.  What is the team working on now exactly?"  And tell them I'll donate a dollar to their favorite charity if they respond without using the word "polishing" in their answer.

That's easy: optimizing the gloss coefficient.

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« Reply #367 on: April 10, 2012, 02:59:05 PM »

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Personally, since I knew I was going to buy the game to try it out anyway and it makes zero difference to my budget whether I spend the money this month or later, I decided the opportunity to try the game out this month (and thus start taking to my friends about it and start planning whether I'm likely to still be playing SWTOR this summer) was worth putting the money down now.

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+1000!

I think the game will be out before summer's thru. Before Labor Day at the latest. I figure trying the game out on 2-4 weekend events between now and then is definetely worth the pre-purchase.  nod

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« Reply #368 on: April 10, 2012, 03:27:39 PM »

Quote from: Asharak on April 10, 2012, 02:48:02 PM


They've said there will be approximately one beta weekend per month (the first one being April 20th-22nd), although they haven't said for how many more months the beta is going to last. They've also said pre-purchasing will get you three days of early access when the game does go live...


OK I did not know there was one beta already announced, and one a month after that.  Thanks.
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« Reply #369 on: April 10, 2012, 03:56:16 PM »

So, are there still instances like the first one, or is it all open world now?
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« Reply #370 on: April 10, 2012, 04:01:43 PM »

Quote from: Cragmyre on April 10, 2012, 03:56:16 PM

So, are there still instances like the first one, or is it all open world now?

Open world. I believe, like most MMOs, there is still some instanced content -- your personal story stuff and major dungeons, etc. -- but the basic world is a typical MMO open world now, rather than the everyone-gets-their-own-instance-outside-the-social-hubs approach of GW1.

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« Reply #371 on: April 10, 2012, 04:10:02 PM »

Put in my preorder this morning.
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« Reply #372 on: April 10, 2012, 05:35:01 PM »

It has been brought up on OO about a guild between The Wanders, OO and Gaming Trend.  I like to think of it as the Wandering Overlord Trend guild.  I am curious if all of you would be interested in this.  We would be larger which would hopefully make it easier to find a large group to play with and with such a large group we might be able to have a noticeable presence in World vs World.
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« Reply #373 on: April 10, 2012, 05:50:08 PM »

Since there are no differences in servers, I don't see why we can't all be on the same server.  This has been a problem in the past (PvE vs PvP vs ERP).  Also the game allows you to be in multiple guilds (though you can only actively contribute to one guild).
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« Reply #374 on: April 10, 2012, 06:37:37 PM »

You can be in more than one guild but the advantage of one combined guild would be everyone contributing toward that guilds perks.
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« Reply #375 on: April 10, 2012, 06:44:03 PM »

Quote from: Elmo on April 10, 2012, 06:37:37 PM

You can be in more than one guild but the advantage of one combined guild would be everyone contributing toward that guilds perks.

Exactly.
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« Reply #376 on: April 10, 2012, 07:07:52 PM »

Quote from: PR_GMR on April 10, 2012, 02:59:05 PM

I think the game will be out before summer's thru.

wouldn't it be awesome if they did a surprise release on May 15th? icon_twisted

[edit]  ugh, $59.99?  was hoping they weren't going to jump on that new pricepoint bandwagon disgust
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« Reply #377 on: April 10, 2012, 07:16:17 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on April 10, 2012, 07:07:52 PM


[edit]  ugh, $59.99?  was hoping they weren't going to jump on that new pricepoint bandwagon disgust

Cost me more than that to fill up my wife's car the other day.   mad

GW2 @ $60 for all that entertainment value is nothing really.
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« Reply #378 on: April 10, 2012, 07:17:51 PM »

Yeah, but CeeKay is going to have to buy pretty costumes for all his characters so it will cost him a lot more slywink
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« Reply #379 on: April 10, 2012, 07:40:34 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on April 10, 2012, 07:17:51 PM

Yeah, but CeeKay is going to have to buy pretty costumes for all his characters so it will cost him a lot more slywink

yeah,  considering they're doing microtransactions they should have gone with $49.99.  chances are it was going to compete with The Secret World for my MMO time this summer, but considering I'll probably get maybe a months playtime (not barring any free play time) out of them before moving on TSW clinches at $49.99.
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« Reply #380 on: April 10, 2012, 07:58:54 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on April 10, 2012, 07:40:34 PM

yeah,  considering they're doing microtransactions they should have gone with $49.99.

OTOH, considering that there's no subscription fee...

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« Reply #381 on: April 10, 2012, 08:14:40 PM »

Quote from: Asharak on April 10, 2012, 07:58:54 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 10, 2012, 07:40:34 PM

yeah,  considering they're doing microtransactions they should have gone with $49.99.

OTOH, considering that there's no subscription fee...

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there's that I guess, but when I look back on how little I played GW1 I'll be waiting for a price drop and a gaming lull.
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« Reply #382 on: April 10, 2012, 08:32:01 PM »

Pre-Purchase Done!!! Bammm!.. for the Digital Collector's Edition.

Was so tempted to go all out with the Collector's Edition.. but I'm working on being frugal and I know I won't look at that extra stuff more than once. I did almost place the order at Gamestop.com.. and--interesting--they have a release date of 6/26/12.

Mmmmmm.  nod
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« Reply #383 on: April 10, 2012, 08:36:50 PM »

Quote from: Elmo on April 10, 2012, 06:37:37 PM

You can be in more than one guild but the advantage of one combined guild would be everyone contributing toward that guilds perks.

Really? That's awesome, because I'd love to be in my old WoW guild in GW2, but also play with you forum geeks biggrin
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« Reply #384 on: April 11, 2012, 10:18:53 PM »

Quote from: Miltonite on April 10, 2012, 05:35:01 PM

It has been brought up on OO about a guild between The Wanders, OO and Gaming Trend.  I like to think of it as the Wandering Overlord Trend guild.  I am curious if all of you would be interested in this.  We would be larger which would hopefully make it easier to find a large group to play with and with such a large group we might be able to have a noticeable presence in World vs World.

Anyone who visits OO and here knows I'm already all for this, as I am one of the people that brought it up initially.  In thinking about it further though, maybe it would be easiest if everyone here just joined The Wanderers??  I'm not sure how some of the newer GT members who aren't already Wanderers would feel about that though.

In short- I think the idea of us all being together makes a lot of sense.  
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« Reply #385 on: April 12, 2012, 12:39:50 AM »

makes the most sense, We wanderers started from the Gone Gold forums over 11 years ago and are still around today, and GT and OO forum people are always welcome, heck most are already wanderers.  Forums and Voice chat and all the rest are always on and working.
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« Reply #386 on: April 12, 2012, 02:27:16 AM »

I'm curious if trait respecs are still going to be free when the game hits, and can a trait build be saved, ala how skill builds were able to be saved in GW1. Can you save an overall equipment/skill/trait combo to reuse later, or just traits (since the skill/attribute build from GW1 is now largely consolidated with weapon selection)... or if you want to change, do you have to rebuild from scratch each time?
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« Reply #387 on: April 13, 2012, 03:14:37 PM »

I think we should all go Wanderers. Would make everything so easy, and we would have a big pool of people to play alongside with.

I also wish OO and GT would merge already. Seriously. It would make it so much better.  nod
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« Reply #388 on: April 13, 2012, 03:23:41 PM »

Quote from: PR_GMR on April 13, 2012, 03:14:37 PM

I think we should all go Wanderers. Would make everything so easy, and we would have a big pool of people to play alongside with.

I also wish OO and GT would merge already. Seriously. It would make it so much better.  nod

GT folks are always welcome to join us.  If you don't have an account with us, sign up at http://www.the-wanderers-guild.com.  You just need to agree to our code of conduct and also mention that you are from here.  A sponsor is nice to have but not required if we already know who you are from GT.
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« Reply #389 on: April 13, 2012, 03:31:47 PM »

Quote from: Lockdown on April 11, 2012, 10:18:53 PM

In thinking about it further though, maybe it would be easiest if everyone here just joined The Wanderers??  I'm not sure how some of the newer GT members who aren't already Wanderers would feel about that though.  

Meh. I don't really care what we call it or how we structure it. Do the Wanderers have any participation/playstyle/etc. expectations that people should know about? An established guild does have some appeal from the perspective of (presumably) helping to avoid the drop-off in players that happens in new guilds after a game's first month.

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« Reply #390 on: April 13, 2012, 04:45:21 PM »

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Do the Wanderers have any participation/playstyle/etc. expectations that people should know about?

Yes, you're required to engage in erotic roleplay with Rittchard every Thursday.
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« Reply #391 on: April 13, 2012, 04:46:07 PM »

Quote from: skystride on April 13, 2012, 03:23:41 PM

You just need to agree to our code of conduct and also mention that you are from here.

just remember that rittchard is usually a gentle lover.
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« Reply #392 on: April 13, 2012, 05:07:30 PM »

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Quote from: Asharak on April 13, 2012, 03:31:47 PM

Do the Wanderers have any participation/playstyle/etc. expectations that people should know about?

Yes, you're required to engage in erotic roleplay with Rittchard every Thursday.

Ok then, Now that The Wanderers is officially out, when do we start up the new joint guild?   paranoid
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« Reply #393 on: April 13, 2012, 05:09:28 PM »

Quote from: rshetts2 on April 13, 2012, 05:07:30 PM

Quote from: skystride on April 13, 2012, 04:45:21 PM

Quote from: Asharak on April 13, 2012, 03:31:47 PM

Do the Wanderers have any participation/playstyle/etc. expectations that people should know about?

Yes, you're required to engage in erotic roleplay with Rittchard every Thursday.

Ok then, Now that The Wanderers is officially out, when do we start up the new joint guild?   paranoid

Don't worry. Ritt only lasts less than 2 minutes. It'll be over before you know what happened.  icon_razz
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« Reply #394 on: April 19, 2012, 04:32:05 PM »

First BWE will be next weekend

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« Reply #395 on: April 24, 2012, 11:40:36 AM »

Anyone who preordered get any news on the client download yet?  I have not.
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« Reply #396 on: April 24, 2012, 01:26:50 PM »

Quote from: Elmo on April 24, 2012, 11:40:36 AM

Anyone who preordered get any news on the client download yet?  I have not.
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« Reply #397 on: April 24, 2012, 03:05:44 PM »

Nothing yet here either.
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« Reply #398 on: April 24, 2012, 03:15:54 PM »

When it come up, the client should be available at https://account.guildwars2.com/download

Not that I'm keeping an eye on it or anything..... ninja
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« Reply #399 on: April 24, 2012, 04:23:18 PM »

Don't forget this is a public event:
http://www.arena.net/blog/the-beta-weekend-event-is-coming
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This is my b-day weekend and I got a lot going on, so I figure I'll wait and see how ya'll feel about it. Maybe I'll take the plunge for a later weekend when I have more time to burn though all bets are off once Diablo III's out.  icon_smile
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