http://gamingtrend.com
November 23, 2014, 05:59:14 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: 1 ... 9 10 [11] 12 13 ... 23   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Guild Wars 2 (official review on pp 21)  (Read 45432 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
PR_GMR
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3430



View Profile
« Reply #400 on: April 24, 2012, 04:25:36 PM »

Quote from: Blackjack 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
Quote from: Guild Wars 2 blog
This is a public event, which means that you’re not bound by a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). So go ahead, feel free to take screenshots, shoot video, blog, tweet, write, or compose a rock opera to share your Guild Wars 2 experience with the world.
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

Oh, you bet I'm gonna be yapping about it!  nod
Logged
jersoc
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 4812


View Profile
« Reply #401 on: April 24, 2012, 07:30:33 PM »

if you want the client, find a torrent and it'll auto update itself.

or i saw this on gaf: http://cloudfront.guildwars2.com/pVRS48PNCNhr0nlwfSIGf2jVkt4AhkjAVCp0IUp3ptvHlENECYbMWlJ49hwCn1J/Gw2.zip

it's the client and it'll also patch itself. getting anywhere between 800kb and 1.7meg on it. so it's fast as hell.
Logged
PR_GMR
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3430



View Profile
« Reply #402 on: April 24, 2012, 11:36:15 PM »

Woot! Just got the beta client download email. Check your email, folks!
Logged
Lockdown
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 5593


LD


View Profile
« Reply #403 on: April 25, 2012, 12:19:40 AM »

Figures!  The most anticipated game for me in years, and I'm out of town all weekend.   disgust

I plan on checking this thread A LOT while I'm away though, so post your asses off, please!
Logged

LD

"Let your enemies fear, for a harlequin of the Laughing God dances at your side."
Asharak
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 493

Elitist Ash-hole


View Profile
« Reply #404 on: April 25, 2012, 12:51:30 AM »

Quote from: Lockdown on April 25, 2012, 12:19:40 AM

I plan on checking this thread A LOT while I'm away though, so post your asses off, please!

Unlikely, but I promise lengthy impressions (what, me, ramble? Never!) on Monday. Posting on the weekend will likely only occur if the beta is a Diablo 3-level of unstable / inaccessible.

- Ash
Logged
Asharak
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 493

Elitist Ash-hole


View Profile
« Reply #405 on: April 25, 2012, 10:11:39 AM »

The beta hasn't even started yet and I'm already impressed by three things:

1) The log-in screen is very pretty (OK, that's not really a thing).

2) They actually have an intelligent, informative error message if you try to log in right now ("Your account is all prepared but there is no beta event running right now"), unlike some games' *coughdiablothreecough* plethora of indecipherable error codes.

3) In a feature I had never seen before but that needs to become a global standard, and not just for games, the log in screen displays a "chroma hash" of your password: a set of three colours right next to the password box that will always be the same, assuming you've entered your password correctly, so you don't have to wonder if one of those asterisks was actually a typo.

Is it 3PM EDT on Friday yet?

- Ash
Logged
Elmo
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 446


View Profile
« Reply #406 on: April 25, 2012, 10:22:33 AM »

Info on choosing your world for beta:  http://www.arena.net/blog/choosing-and-transferring-worlds-in-guild-wars-2
Logged

We don't stop playing games because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing games - Anon.
Asharak
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 493

Elitist Ash-hole


View Profile
« Reply #407 on: April 25, 2012, 12:11:57 PM »

Quote from: Elmo on April 25, 2012, 10:22:33 AM


So if we're playing GW2 with the Wanderers, have they picked a world yet? Who's our contact with those ne'er-do-wells again? smile

- Ash
Logged
Covenant
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 542


View Profile
« Reply #408 on: April 25, 2012, 12:50:21 PM »

When you preorder and register your serial number, is Guild Wars 2 supposed to show up in your game list under the NCSoft account management page? I got an error halfway through the registration process and want to verify I am good to go for this weekend.
Logged
Elmo
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 446


View Profile
« Reply #409 on: April 25, 2012, 12:52:18 PM »

Looks like The Wanderers will be playing on the Sorrow's Furnace server.
Logged

We don't stop playing games because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing games - Anon.
Asharak
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 493

Elitist Ash-hole


View Profile
« Reply #410 on: April 25, 2012, 01:11:46 PM »

Quote from: Elmo on April 25, 2012, 12:52:18 PM

Looks like The Wanderers will be playing on the Sorrow's Furnace server.

Danke. I shall attempt to remember that come Friday. smile

- Ash
Logged
PR_GMR
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3430



View Profile
« Reply #411 on: April 25, 2012, 02:24:15 PM »

(grumbles)

Be aware that there currently problems with resetting your GW2 password. Got frustrated this morning. I'm hesitant to download the client from anywhere else as there's a rumor that other downloads may have keyloggers on them.
Logged
Elmo
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 446


View Profile
« Reply #412 on: April 25, 2012, 02:29:34 PM »

Quote from: Covenant on April 25, 2012, 12:50:21 PM

When you preorder and register your serial number, is Guild Wars 2 supposed to show up in your game list under the NCSoft account management page? I got an error halfway through the registration process and want to verify I am good to go for this weekend.

I have the client installed and ready to go for beta weekend.  Don't see it on my NCSoft accounts page.
Logged

We don't stop playing games because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing games - Anon.
Knightshade Dragon
Administrator
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 21081



View Profile WWW
« Reply #413 on: April 25, 2012, 03:41:02 PM »

I'm finishing my writeup today, but we'll have ooooh.....around 300GB of video to share with you guys over the next few days before the beta opens, plus my writeup, and over 100 minutes of interviews.  Yea...we're doing it up like that.
Logged

Ron Burke
EiC, Director of Gaming Trend
Gamertag:
Gaming Trend
PS3 Tag: GamingTrend
PR_GMR
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3430



View Profile
« Reply #414 on: April 25, 2012, 05:45:13 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on April 25, 2012, 03:41:02 PM

I'm finishing my writeup today, but we'll have ooooh.....around 300GB of video to share with you guys over the next few days before the beta opens, plus my writeup, and over 100 minutes of interviews.  Yea...we're doing it up like that.

 thumbsup  nod
Logged
Blackadar
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3458



View Profile
« Reply #415 on: April 25, 2012, 05:57:47 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on April 25, 2012, 03:41:02 PM

I'm finishing my writeup today, but we'll have ooooh.....around 300GB of video to share with you guys over the next few days before the beta opens, plus my writeup, and over 100 minutes of interviews.  Yea...we're doing it up like that.

Don't keep us in suspense.  Thumbs up or down?  Those of us on the preorder fence need a push one way or another!
Logged

Raise the bridge! I have an erection!
Booner
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1193


View Profile
« Reply #416 on: April 25, 2012, 06:26:34 PM »

Quote from: Blackadar on April 25, 2012, 05:57:47 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on April 25, 2012, 03:41:02 PM

I'm finishing my writeup today, but we'll have ooooh.....around 300GB of video to share with you guys over the next few days before the beta opens, plus my writeup, and over 100 minutes of interviews.  Yea...we're doing it up like that.

Don't keep us in suspense.  Thumbs up or down?  Those of us on the preorder fence need a push one way or another!

I've already pre-purchased, but I want to know the answer too. I'm having a bit of buyers remorse because of the lack of release date....so I just want some outside validation.  paranoid
Logged
skystride
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2217



View Profile
« Reply #417 on: April 25, 2012, 08:20:40 PM »

Quote from: Lockdown on April 25, 2012, 12:19:40 AM

Figures!  The most anticipated game for me in years, and I'm out of town all weekend.   disgust

I plan on checking this thread A LOT while I'm away though, so post your asses off, please!

Yeah I'll be out of town too.  Not only am I missing this, I'm also missing Tera headstart and Guild Wars 7th anniversary (good time to get some of those Hall of Monuments stuff unlocked for GW2).
Logged
tcweidner
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 316



View Profile WWW
« Reply #418 on: April 26, 2012, 12:03:01 AM »

with prepurchases happening, with the NDA lifted, I'm gonna guess a june 1st release.
Logged

Project Reindeer Games- Exclusive Family Friendly PC Games to Give, Play, and Share for Free.
jersoc
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 4812


View Profile
« Reply #419 on: April 26, 2012, 08:58:08 AM »

Quote from: tcweidner on April 26, 2012, 12:03:01 AM

with prepurchases happening, with the NDA lifted, I'm gonna guess a june 1st release.

my guess would be no later than august. I'd go july 17
Logged
Lockdown
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 5593


LD


View Profile
« Reply #420 on: April 26, 2012, 06:09:32 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on April 25, 2012, 03:41:02 PM

I'm finishing my writeup today, but we'll have ooooh.....around 300GB of video to share with you guys over the next few days before the beta opens, plus my writeup, and over 100 minutes of interviews.  Yea...we're doing it up like that.
   

That is awesome Ron.
Logged

LD

"Let your enemies fear, for a harlequin of the Laughing God dances at your side."
Grimwar
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 95



View Profile
« Reply #421 on: April 26, 2012, 09:53:20 PM »

So I am curious, I have the client downloaded and even though I preordered the first day it was available, I have yet to get an e-mail about the beta weekend.  My retail key is registered, so would I still be able to play this weekend or am I boned?  I did some searching for an answer, but I didn't come up with much other than people complaining about not being able to download the client.
Logged

Playing: Nothing really.  Bring on Diablo 3 and Guild Wars 2.
Booner
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1193


View Profile
« Reply #422 on: April 26, 2012, 10:04:29 PM »

Quote from: Grimwar on April 26, 2012, 09:53:20 PM

So I am curious, I have the client downloaded and even though I preordered the first day it was available, I have yet to get an e-mail about the beta weekend.  My retail key is registered, so would I still be able to play this weekend or am I boned?  I did some searching for an answer, but I didn't come up with much other than people complaining about not being able to download the client.

From what I've gathered.... one way is to check is by starting the client and providing your log in info, if you get an error roughly stating that "Your account is all prepared, but there are no events running at this time", then all is good.
Logged
PR_GMR
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3430



View Profile
« Reply #423 on: April 26, 2012, 10:35:36 PM »



I...am.. ready.  nod
Logged
greeneggsnham
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 420


View Profile
« Reply #424 on: April 27, 2012, 12:08:13 AM »

As Petty would say, the waiting is the hardest part.
Logged
ericb
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1654



View Profile
« Reply #425 on: April 27, 2012, 12:54:40 AM »

I got excited earlier because I clicked login and it went to a connecting screen for about 20 secs...then went back to the "hey stupid, beta starts tomorrow" message smile
Logged
Grimwar
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 95



View Profile
« Reply #426 on: April 27, 2012, 02:01:32 AM »

Quote from: Booner on April 26, 2012, 10:04:29 PM

Quote from: Grimwar on April 26, 2012, 09:53:20 PM

So I am curious, I have the client downloaded and even though I preordered the first day it was available, I have yet to get an e-mail about the beta weekend.  My retail key is registered, so would I still be able to play this weekend or am I boned?  I did some searching for an answer, but I didn't come up with much other than people complaining about not being able to download the client.

From what I've gathered.... one way is to check is by starting the client and providing your log in info, if you get an error roughly stating that "Your account is all prepared, but there are no events running at this time", then all is good.

I tried that and it looks like I am good to go.  Thanks!
Logged

Playing: Nothing really.  Bring on Diablo 3 and Guild Wars 2.
PR_GMR
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3430



View Profile
« Reply #427 on: April 27, 2012, 03:07:09 AM »

I tell you. I've got it bad for this game. I'm sitting here with the login screen up... just listening to Jeremy Soule's amazing soundtrack.
Logged
Knightshade Dragon
Administrator
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 21081



View Profile WWW
« Reply #428 on: April 27, 2012, 04:35:42 AM »

Thumbs up is hardly covering it.  The first portions of my videos are up:

Hands on preview with 1 video, 102 screenshots: http://gamingtrend.com/2012/04/26/guild-wars-2-hands-on-preview-1/

Hands on PvP / WvW with 4 videos: http://gamingtrend.com/2012/04/26/guild-wars-2-hands-on-pvp/

Being honest, I played World vs. World before I really knew what i was doing, so it was a lot of flailing.  The PVP came out better.   Tomorrow I'll post the 5 man level 30 dungeon in its entirety - something NO OTHER website has done.   That's a great set of video.   After that I have 100+ minutes of interview with 5 developers to answer every question I could come up with and then some.   Coverage?  Yea....I got that.

Oh, and yes...it was fun killing the professionals at these various outlets.  Bunch of plushies...
Logged

Ron Burke
EiC, Director of Gaming Trend
Gamertag:
Gaming Trend
PS3 Tag: GamingTrend
Knightshade Dragon
Administrator
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 21081



View Profile WWW
« Reply #429 on: April 27, 2012, 04:36:34 AM »

Quote from: tcweidner on April 26, 2012, 12:03:01 AM

with prepurchases happening, with the NDA lifted, I'm gonna guess a june 1st release.

The number I heard is that they were 90% complete.  That points to October for me, but it's still a guess.
Logged

Ron Burke
EiC, Director of Gaming Trend
Gamertag:
Gaming Trend
PS3 Tag: GamingTrend
Soulchilde
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 5288


You and I have unfinished business


View Profile
« Reply #430 on: April 27, 2012, 11:09:37 AM »

LD has nudged me into this.  I skipped GW1, so I'll be getting into this one fresh.Thanks for the video, Ron
Logged

Quote from: Devil on January 12, 2007, 01:14:38 AM

NiM$
Elmo
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 446


View Profile
« Reply #431 on: April 27, 2012, 01:00:35 PM »

Great writeup Knightshade.  Thanks.
Logged

We don't stop playing games because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing games - Anon.
Elmo
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 446


View Profile
« Reply #432 on: April 27, 2012, 02:51:45 PM »

Login message now says that I can't connect, try again in a few minutes.   icon_cool
Logged

We don't stop playing games because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing games - Anon.
PR_GMR
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3430



View Profile
« Reply #433 on: April 27, 2012, 02:53:50 PM »

Quote from: Elmo on April 27, 2012, 02:51:45 PM

Login message now says that I can't connect, try again in a few minutes.   icon_cool

You took the day off to play it did you?  icon_razz

I'm gonna suffer at work until 5:55pm.  nod
Logged
Elmo
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 446


View Profile
« Reply #434 on: April 27, 2012, 03:18:18 PM »

Me, no.  I'm retired!  Only advantage I know to being old.   icon_wink

And the login message is back to saying there is no beta event right now.
Logged

We don't stop playing games because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing games - Anon.
Pharaoh
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 600



View Profile
« Reply #435 on: April 27, 2012, 03:49:12 PM »

Last meeting over. Comps out the door!

Come to me GW2! Its time for glorious PvP! Screw PvE content, I want DAOC back!

Logged
USMC Kato
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2810


I have a bad feeling about this....


View Profile
« Reply #436 on: April 27, 2012, 04:05:06 PM »

My launcher patched up again just now.......
Logged

Semper Fidelis

Gamertag: USMC Kato
PSN ID: USMC_Kato
Gamecenter ID: USMC Kato
Wii U Nintendo ID: USMC_Kato
Arkon
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 6073


View Profile
« Reply #437 on: April 27, 2012, 05:42:38 PM »

Just logged in and creating a character!

Logged
Asharak
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 493

Elitist Ash-hole


View Profile
« Reply #438 on: April 27, 2012, 05:53:08 PM »

Quote from: Arkon on April 27, 2012, 05:42:38 PM

Just logged in and creating a character!

I hate you with every fibre of my being. Um, I mean, have fun!

- Ash
Logged
USMC Kato
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 2810


I have a bad feeling about this....


View Profile
« Reply #439 on: April 27, 2012, 05:58:19 PM »

I'm logged in! Kato has been created
Logged

Semper Fidelis

Gamertag: USMC Kato
PSN ID: USMC_Kato
Gamecenter ID: USMC Kato
Wii U Nintendo ID: USMC_Kato
Pages: 1 ... 9 10 [11] 12 13 ... 23   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.194 seconds with 103 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.057s, 2q)