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Anyone going to try Guild Wars 2?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Willard, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Willard

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    Just curious if anyone was going to give Guild Wars 2 a try?
     
  2. Pawain

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    No, but Diablo III will be out soon!!!
     
  3. Ludes

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    Wasn't that impressed with Nightfall, I probably won't..

    However I do plan on giving D3 a shake..
     
  4. Vlaude

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    In case you folks weren't aware, Diablo 3 Open Beta is available this weekend!

    Details
     
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  5. Woodsman

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    I will be doing D3 this weekend. I've already had a chance to play GW2, and will pick up a copy when it releases, since it doesn't require a subscription fee. I may not do much more than wander around the cities/landscape looking at everything.
     
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    I was not aware. Thanks!
     
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    Yep. Soon as I finish this semester, I'm all over GW2. It will be the first MMORPG to draw me back to the genre since UO.
     
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    I bought the Collectors Edition. :)
     
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    If it can run on Linux and I have a spare body to play games with then I will hehehe.

    Seriously though, I'd love to try it if I get time. Currently working my way through a stack of Humblebundle games though, so what gaming time I have is going there right now. I'm falling behind on them badly as it is lol.

    Wenchy
     
  11. Willard

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    Well, looks like a few people from UO will try Guild Wars 2. I have per-ordered and am looking forward to playing. This will be my first serious attempt to play another MMORPG other than UO. I guess time will tell if it can hold my attention for 13 years like UO has.
     
  12. Arrgh

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    If GW2 is going to be ran like Aion has been, there is no way I'll try it. D3 sounds like fun though =)
     
  13. Sevin0oo0

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    I just went to their site, I remembered watching the trailer, It was still pretty awesome to watch again, even for the second time. I can't run EC correctly, so I doubt that would be any better. A problem I have is 'advertising' and 'concept' art being different from the actual in-game experience. (EA does it too, is why I'm leery).
    There seems to be a lot of differences in game mechanics, some very interesting. Tab/Space bar for enemy selection is one, guessing they don't have 25-30 fire ants in a small area all frame skipping? I don't PVP, but I might be very tempted if I played as they seem to have some nice optionsthere as well.
     
  14. Woodsman

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    Divinity's Reach is just about every bit as beautiful as some of the art/screenshots indicate.

    The first screenshots I saw of Divinity's Reach from GW2, I thought that if you could upgrade UO to that, you'd have a million+ people playing the game, easily, if not more.
     
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    Guild Wars 2 will be a no for me... Diablo 3 will be a yes though.
     
  16. Haddy G

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    Diablo 3 looks good, but what I find really interesting is the real currency auction house Blizzard has setup. I wonder how long before other companies follow.
     
  17. Sevin0oo0

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    watched some of the You Tube city tours and a walk-through, user made stuff, quite stunning and mesmerizing
     
  18. Heartseeker

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    GW2 is a maybe...D3 is a for sure....
     
  19. Willard

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    I tried the D3 Beta weekend, and was only able to get in a few times and than the lag was so bad I could hardly move--and I have a pretty good computer. GW2 has its open Beta this Friday, so it will be interesting to see how that goes.
     
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    I was excited for d3 until I tried the beta. Not so excited now. It seems fun still, but it seems to lack a lot of customization, which was one of my favorite parts of d2. I'll probably pick it up, but only once it goes on sale on steam or something.
     
  21. Woodsman

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    Customization was deliberately restricted on D3 this weekend.

    I had a lot of fun with it. I didn't get a chance to get out of the darker areas though, there are some parts of the map that I really want to see.
     
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    How has this thread not been moved to Off-Topic yet?
     
  23. Bella

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    Both my hubby and I will be playing the upcoming weekend beta event & beyond. I, like Syrus, haven't been this excited about an MMO since UO & being a part of GW2 on the day it launches is icing on the cake for me - making it all the sweeter.

    Bella
     
  24. Willard

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    Bella, don't forget preorders get a 3 day head start:). I just updated my video card so I hope I do not have the same problem with GW2 as I did with D3 this past weekend--felt like my char was playing in Jellow...lol.

    Yes, thanks everyone for not going Off-Topis:banana:!

    Once GW2 gets going--if anyone wants to party or start a UO Guild within GW2--hit me up on ICQ (98110980) or here with a PM. Most likely I will try and have a character name of Willard or some version of that.
     
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  25. Bella

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    OH, trust me, I am looking forward to the 3 day head start. I'm even planning on taking some vacation days to enjoy it fully! ;)

    From what I understand, Guild Wars 2 was built on lower-end machines and is suppose to be very graphics friendly while still providing the player with wonderful visual effects. Here is what ArenaNet has to say about system requirements:

    What are the minimum system requirements for Guild Wars 2?

    Our goal with Guild Wars 2 is to have it run on a wide range of Windows gaming PCs.

    Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or better • Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, Core i3, AMD Athlon 64 X2, or better • 2 GB RAM • NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800, ATI X1800, Intel HD 3000, or better (256MB of video RAM and shader model 3.0 or better) • 25 GB available HDD space • Broadband Internet connection • Keyboard and mouse

    And of course you can fiddle with the graphic settings to achieve the best performance for you machine.

    That is a really great idea! I've been looking at different guild sites and what they have to offer but have yet to find one that "fits". Being a part of a UO guild within GW2 would really be fantastic! So, if anyone does do this, PM me too please!

    Bella
     
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  26. Willard

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    They posted the servers/worlds for GW2. I wonder if they are regional--east coast, west coast...and so on? These are the US servers:
    • Anvil Rock[​IMG]
    • Borlis Pass
    • Yak’s Bend
    • Henge of Denravi
    • Maguuma
    • Sorrow’s Furnace
    • Kaineng
    • Jade Quarry
    • Fort Aspenwood
    • Ehmry Bay
    • Ferguson’s Crossing
    • Darkhaven
    • Vasburg
    • Eredon Terrace
    • Crystal Desert
    • Tarnished Coast
    • Steamspur Mountains
    • Blazeridge Mountains
    • Isle of Janthir
    • Sea of Sorrows
    • Deldrimor
    • Scavenger’s Causeway
    • Moladune
    • Eternal Grove
     
  27. Willard

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    Wow, so far the Beta is pretty Awesome. Can't wait for the release of the full game!
     
  28. Woodsman

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    Check Divinity's Reach out if you get a chance.

    I would have loved for an 3D Ultima X to look like that.
     
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    I've been playing it off and on today and yesterday. Not near as much as I would have liked, as yesterday I had some stuff to do with friends and today I've been unable to log in for a while now and I'm going out again tonight.

    But from what I have played, it's really quite fun. Looks absolutely beautiful, and I'm a bit disappointed I haven't been able to wander around any of my favorite areas from GW1 yet. I had just taken a gate to Lion's Arch when I got logged out and haven't been able to get back on since.
     
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    Am in the guildwars2 beta.. but at first glance it doesn't seem to bring much noticeable innovative to the genre, in my eyes it just another WoW clone with a twist :(
     
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