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« Reply #520 on: May 10, 2012, 03:17:32 PM »

Quote from: Booner on May 10, 2012, 02:45:42 AM

Stress Test on Monday the 14th

"We値l be conducting a stress test on Monday May 14 from 11 AM to 6:00 PM PDT (-7 GMT).

This special test event is open only to Pre-Purchase customers who have registered their accounts......"


Full quote can be seen on the beta forum.

Lovely. When the vast majority of us hard-working adult gamers will be at work.
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« Reply #521 on: May 10, 2012, 03:19:35 PM »

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Quote from: Booner on May 10, 2012, 02:45:42 AM

Stress Test on Monday the 14th

"We値l be conducting a stress test on Monday May 14 from 11 AM to 6:00 PM PDT (-7 GMT).

This special test event is open only to Pre-Purchase customers who have registered their accounts......"


Full quote can be seen on the beta forum.

Lovely. When the vast majority of us hard-working adult gamers will be at work.

suck it employed people! slywink
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« Reply #522 on: May 10, 2012, 03:23:07 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on May 10, 2012, 03:19:35 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on May 10, 2012, 03:17:32 PM

Quote from: Booner on May 10, 2012, 02:45:42 AM

Stress Test on Monday the 14th

"We値l be conducting a stress test on Monday May 14 from 11 AM to 6:00 PM PDT (-7 GMT).

This special test event is open only to Pre-Purchase customers who have registered their accounts......"


Full quote can be seen on the beta forum.

Lovely. When the vast majority of us hard-working adult gamers will be at work.

suck it employed people! slywink

I hope the servers go up in flames the minute you decide to log in Hark!

 ninja icon_lol
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« Reply #523 on: May 10, 2012, 05:50:23 PM »

Quote from: PR_GMR on May 10, 2012, 03:17:32 PM


Lovely. When the vast majority of us hard-working adult gamers will be at work.

Retirement FTW!  Only advantage I know to being old.
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« Reply #524 on: May 10, 2012, 08:11:58 PM »

Quote from: PR_GMR on May 10, 2012, 03:17:32 PM

Quote from: Booner on May 10, 2012, 02:45:42 AM

Stress Test on Monday the 14th

"We値l be conducting a stress test on Monday May 14 from 11 AM to 6:00 PM PDT (-7 GMT).

This special test event is open only to Pre-Purchase customers who have registered their accounts......"


Full quote can be seen on the beta forum.

Lovely. When the vast majority of us hard-working adult gamers will be at work.

i took vacation for d3. so this was most excellent news to me!
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« Reply #525 on: May 11, 2012, 01:18:33 AM »

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Quote from: PR_GMR on May 10, 2012, 03:17:32 PM


Lovely. When the vast majority of us hard-working adult gamers will be at work.

Retirement FTW!  Only advantage I know to being old.

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« Reply #526 on: May 11, 2012, 01:14:41 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on May 10, 2012, 03:19:35 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on May 10, 2012, 03:17:32 PM

Quote from: Booner on May 10, 2012, 02:45:42 AM

Stress Test on Monday the 14th

"We値l be conducting a stress test on Monday May 14 from 11 AM to 6:00 PM PDT (-7 GMT).

This special test event is open only to Pre-Purchase customers who have registered their accounts......"


Full quote can be seen on the beta forum.

Lovely. When the vast majority of us hard-working adult gamers will be at work.

suck it employed people! slywink

I'll just play from work from my laptop tethered to my iphone and routed through my monitor via KVM switch. Completely off the grid and an emergency button away to a generic spreadsheet.  ninja
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« Reply #527 on: May 14, 2012, 04:33:41 PM »

Reminder: beta event starts in 1.5 hours and runs into the evening.
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« Reply #528 on: May 14, 2012, 06:03:43 PM »

Beta event is now online
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« Reply #529 on: May 15, 2012, 01:47:54 AM »

Played it for the first time!

Loved it.  Totally loved it.  Especially as a Ranger, Guardian, and Engineer.  Funniest thing is, as a Thief (normally my class of choice in MMO's and RPG's) - I didn't like it as much.  But then, trying four professions in 6 hours isn't what I would call the most exhausting test in the world.   icon_neutral

(was pretty cool how the second I logged in for the first time, there was a Wanderers invite waiting for me too.  Wasn't expecting such a smooth guild interface).

  
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« Reply #530 on: May 15, 2012, 02:06:07 PM »

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Played it for the first time!

Loved it.  Totally loved it.  Especially as a Ranger, Guardian, and Engineer.  Funniest thing is, as a Thief (normally my class of choice in MMO's and RPG's) - I didn't like it as much.  But then, trying four professions in 6 hours isn't what I would call the most exhausting test in the world.   icon_neutral

(was pretty cool how the second I logged in for the first time, there was a Wanderers invite waiting for me too.  Wasn't expecting such a smooth guild interface).

  

Veddy cool!  thumbsup Glad you got to try it. I logged in for a little bit last night. I messed around in WvW PvP before the server went down. I look forward to the next proper Beta weekend. I want to keep working on my Guardian and try a new toon.
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« Reply #531 on: May 29, 2012, 01:34:08 PM »

The next Beta Weekend will be June 8th through the 10th.

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« Reply #532 on: May 31, 2012, 12:38:32 PM »

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The next Beta Weekend will be June 8th through the 10th.

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« Reply #533 on: June 01, 2012, 05:01:28 PM »

If anyone is looking to get a key for this upcoming beta weekend, this link is keeping an ongoing list of the various sites that are giving them away.


 
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« Reply #534 on: June 07, 2012, 11:17:13 PM »

Just pre-ordered the standard digital copy. Nice timing too, I'll get to play in the test for the next 3 days.
Started my download about 3 hours ago, I'm at 60%. Not too bad for a 15gig download.
See ya on the flip side.
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« Reply #535 on: June 08, 2012, 04:01:28 PM »

3hrs. Till beta-weekend start. This is my first foray into GW-2. Any advice from previous players on how to best use my 3 days?
Are those telly-tubbies worth giving a try, they seem like they might be there for the girls and boys of a lesser age..
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« Reply #536 on: June 08, 2012, 04:09:37 PM »

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3hrs. Till beta-weekend start. This is my first foray into GW-2. Any advice from previous players on how to best use my 3 days?
Are those telly-tubbies worth giving a try, they seem like they might be there for the girls and boys of a lesser age..

You're calling the Asura Telly-Tubbies? How dare you, sir?! How dare you? They can create Golems that can total your ass!
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« Reply #537 on: June 08, 2012, 04:11:55 PM »

no asura this bwe
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« Reply #538 on: June 08, 2012, 04:19:23 PM »

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no asura this bwe

Noooooooo! (/Darth Vader)

When are they going to finally let us try them? Ugh.
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« Reply #539 on: June 08, 2012, 04:24:57 PM »

probably release.  I think them and the elves are being internally tested and held back as a surprise for release
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« Reply #540 on: June 08, 2012, 04:26:42 PM »

Also of note is that last BWE started almost a full 3 hours early than the time listed.  (in other words it started about now  ninja )
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« Reply #541 on: June 08, 2012, 04:53:33 PM »

Tips and Tricks for GW2.
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« Reply #542 on: June 08, 2012, 05:46:45 PM »

I'm in
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« Reply #543 on: June 08, 2012, 06:02:36 PM »

Hah - GW2 is trolling me.

They sent me an email asking if I wanted to get into the beta - They know this, because I signed up for it.

All I had to do, was pre-purchase the game...
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« Reply #544 on: June 08, 2012, 07:31:35 PM »

Transferred to Bloodstone Fen for lower pop and to play with Soul
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« Reply #545 on: June 08, 2012, 11:03:57 PM »

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« Reply #546 on: June 09, 2012, 12:38:29 AM »

I only got to log on for a few minutes, but they've really upped the tutorials.

Lag seemed really bad.
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« Reply #547 on: June 09, 2012, 01:18:12 AM »

no lag here, played with Soul for several hours.  Turned into a Jackalope currently
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« Reply #548 on: June 09, 2012, 06:29:57 PM »

I'm having trouble getting back into this.  After trying out Tera and currently methadone-addicted to D3, I'm finding the combat and movement slow and awkward.  Guess I'll try a bit of pvp to see if that gets me in the mood.
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« Reply #549 on: June 09, 2012, 07:51:50 PM »

The pve is definitely a bit yawn inducing after Tera.  Thakfully the pvp holds up for me
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« Reply #550 on: June 10, 2012, 01:29:42 AM »

Tera definitely seems like direct competition to GW2's gameplay, but I still find myself really liking their combat setup. If nothing else it comes across as having a lot of depth, and the PVP (first time I dived into it) was fantastic. Exactly what I missed from the old days, complete with huge standoffs at choke points, trying to get enemies to charge when they really shouldn't.

My favorite moment there thus far was when the two sides were facing off at a choke point. The side I was on was massed up on a cliff, with the enemy down below behind a building. They'd run out taking potshots, etc. I decided to jump down and act as bait. It worked perfectly - suddenly a handful of enemies decided to try and gank me, seeming to forget they'd have to do so with a small army of hungry ranged sitting on the cliff. I think they went through 6 guys trying to take me out.

It was a blast.
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« Reply #551 on: June 10, 2012, 02:24:42 PM »

Even though this game makes joining a team no work at all, its still a wham, bam, thank you ma'am type of affair. No one talks, everyone just runs around doing the task, then bugger off to the next empty heart on the map, to do the same thing again. Hopefully it gets social, and thoughtful the higher you get.

Character animations leave a lot to be desired. The graphics, full on, are very passable but nothing "wowzie wow wow" about them.
I've pre-ordered the game and I will give it a fair shake when it goes live, but I don't think this is going to be a 2 or 3 year relationship, like it use to be in the old days of MMORPG's.
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« Reply #552 on: June 10, 2012, 02:25:52 PM »

did you turn on the better animations?  ninja
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« Reply #553 on: June 10, 2012, 03:14:01 PM »

So do you have to re-download the entire game to play this weekend? I left the game installed after last month's beta... but I clicked on my install and it looks like the whole thing is redownloading itself. Ugh. I just wanted to patch it and jump in and play.

edited to add: No reinstall but apparently tt has to download 5gb of new content. Ugh.
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« Reply #554 on: June 10, 2012, 03:58:11 PM »

Quote from: PR_GMR on June 10, 2012, 03:14:01 PM

So do you have to re-download the entire game to play this weekend? I left the game installed after last month's beta... but I clicked on my install and it looks like the whole thing is redownloading itself. Ugh. I just wanted to patch it and jump in and play.

edited to add: No reinstall but apparently tt has to download 5gb of new content. Ugh.

People have been urging other people to run the patch for 2 weeks now to get this stuff  ninja
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« Reply #555 on: June 11, 2012, 04:17:33 AM »

Ya, I really wished amazon did the preorder=weekend beta much sooner than they did, because I went all prepurchased directly from the developers/publisher, and I think I would have waited after playing the last two beta events. 
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« Reply #556 on: June 11, 2012, 02:36:10 PM »

Man, I put in a ton of time this weekend.  Got to try all the classes. Such a fun game.
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« Reply #557 on: June 11, 2012, 02:39:57 PM »

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Man, I put in a ton of time this weekend.  Got to try all the classes. Such a fun game.

+1, though I only tried one class (Ranger) I have no intentions of playing at release.
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« Reply #558 on: June 11, 2012, 02:52:14 PM »

I really should have played classes I won't play at release, the problem was I really didn't like playing them, so I went back to my 2 starting classes, Guardian and Elem.
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« Reply #559 on: June 11, 2012, 03:53:29 PM »

Quote from: Jag on June 11, 2012, 02:52:14 PM

I really should have played classes I won't play at release, the problem was I really didn't like playing them, so I went back to my 2 starting classes, Guardian and Elem.

It surprised the hell out of me that I enjoyed the Ranger as much as I did.  I've never been able to play a bow/pet class - I've always found them boring as hell.  In fact, the level 18 GW2 character is the highest I've ever managed to level one of those.

Guardian is going to be my first class on launch - a melee/bubble class sounds right up my alley.
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