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Why Guild Wars 2 is going to be my MMO

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  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Dallas Icrontian
    Pre-ordered and looking forward to it
  • NLichtmanNLichtman Spring Valley, CA
    It sounds like they are taking a from the aspects of some of the most popular MMORPG's that are around. I can see some WoW, a dash of Perfect World, and a pinch of Silk Road.
  • I can't wait to play. Have the announced an official release date yet?
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ @TheButterflyman Icrontian
    I'm looking forward to Guild Wars 2, and have been for some time, but I still don't get the idea of 'end game content'. I know it's important to a lot of MMOers, since they like to play the same game for like 30 years or whatever, but I think I will always prefer to play a game, with or without my friends, from start to finish of the story, then watch the credits roll and move on to another game, no matter how good the game is.
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Dallas Icrontian
    I can't wait to play. Have the announced an official release date yet?
    No, but beta access is coming shortly to pre-orders and those lucky enough to get random draw
  • SnarkasmSnarkasm 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands Icrontian
    Beta access already did come to many who signed up and sent in PC specs, too.
  • I played the first Guild Wars and liked it, though by the time I got to it the population was somewhat low. I may give this one a try, it looks like it has most of what I like. On the other hand I'm one of those people that gets way into an MMORPG, then gets bored with it a month or two later... I dunno, I'll see what happens.
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Dallas Icrontian
    Beta access already did come to many who signed up and sent in PC specs, too.
    I was not in this group and was unaware/unable to search from work. Cool beans
  • SpencerForHireSpencerForHire Clawson, MI
    @CB if they follow through anything like the original, the will constantly be bringing you back with more FREE story arcs.
  • IlriyasIlriyas Magician, Sunbro, Grossly Incandescent Toronto, Ontario Icrontian
    I loved Guild Wars it is the only MMO I ever played that constantly held my attention for a year (While many others such as WoW and SWTOR only managed to keep me interested for a month.)

    As I said yesterday my money during the month of June is going to EXPO (Still got to get my fathers permission but he's letting up on his own time) if I have any extra I'm getting this.

    Heading straight for elementalist, Ilriyas the Mage shall rise again.
  • MiracleManSMiracleManS Chambersburg, PA Icrontian
    I'll potentially give this game a try, but I doubt it will be immediate. I tend to like leveling and the initial dungeon grind/raid piece.

    @SpencerForHire With the setup of RvR etc. what's the compulsion to be for having larger guilds that aren't focused on those things and instead like raiding? I've seen some of the influence reward options, but just wanted to ask from someone who's done more research than I have.
  • SpencerForHireSpencerForHire Clawson, MI
    Guild Wars has featured some of the healthiest social communities I have seen in my gaming experiences. In the original, it was likely to have a 100 person guild dedicated to anything from 5 man groups to PvP to being a Jack of all trades guild. There isn't a reason not to have your guild grow and no penalty for it being small.
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    @CB if they follow through anything like the original, the will constantly be bringing you back with more FREE story arcs.
    Factions, Nightfall and Eye of the North were never free :scratch:
  • SpencerForHireSpencerForHire Clawson, MI
    edited Apr 2012
    @fatcat @CB

    We should just disregard Sorrows Furnace, Winds of Change, War in Kryta, and Hearts of the North.

    Those three expansions were all prior to their Free to Play model. Aside form that, all lasting games have expansions, it seems silly to rag on this one for doing it too.
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    heh, I had forgotten those. no rag, you know I love me some GW
  • Great write up Spencer. I also have pre-purchased the game and will be ready for the beta next weekend.
  • timuchantimuchan Fishers, IN Icrontian
    Can't wait for the BWEs :D Hope to see you all in Tyria. ^_^
  • ardichokeardichoke Buttes Master B Lansing, MI Icrontian
    Beta access already did come to many who signed up and sent in PC specs, too.


    I was not in this group and was unaware/unable to search from work. Cool beans
    Probably partly because the NDA prevents participants from even admitting they are participating in the beta.
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Dallas Icrontian
    I see



    ...

    huehuehue
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Dallas Icrontian
    BTW: first public beta event is next weekend (27-29). I'm guessing I won't be doing anything at least friday night through saturday afternoon and again on sunday.
  • Are we going to be playing on the same server or is everyone splitting off to do their own thing?
  • SpencerForHireSpencerForHire Clawson, MI
    I would assume if there were servers we would all make on the same one. As I posted in the other GW2 thread, when the actual game releases I'll announce a server for us to all make our home server.
  • ardichokeardichoke Buttes Master B Lansing, MI Icrontian
    edited Apr 2012
    You'll be able to move freely between servers, which one you create your character on won't matter much. The only thing it will matter for is World vs World (WvW) warfare. At least this is my understanding of things. Unless people are REALLY invested in WvW, you can make whatever server you like your home server and just move to the appropriate server to play with other Icrontians.

    EDIT
    Source: http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Home_server
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut Austin, TX Icrontian
    You're right. You can play on any server, but you can only gain the WvW buffs if your home server wins.
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Dallas Icrontian
    So, it would make sense to all get on one server to WvW for the buff and glory
  • SpencerForHireSpencerForHire Clawson, MI
    Yep, specially cause I plan on doing a lot of PvP.
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Dallas Icrontian
    Just got the email and downloading now. Weeeeeeeeeee
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    edited Apr 2012
    make sure you give us some input on the game.

    I talked to one person who got in on the closed beta and was less then impressed (so far) with the game
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Dallas Icrontian
    Will do. I've never played GW so you'll get a one-game experience. This will also be public beta, so other info will be quite available, presumably with more background/expectations.
  • SpencerForHireSpencerForHire Clawson, MI
    Speaking of; keep an eye on this thread. I will be posting our "official" server within the next day or so. (BWE server).
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ @TheButterflyman Icrontian
    What criteria will you be using to choose this server?
  • SpencerForHireSpencerForHire Clawson, MI
    Networking, and attempting to avoid unsavory communities.
  • ardichokeardichoke Buttes Master B Lansing, MI Icrontian
    edited Apr 2012
    As I've mentioned earlier, people can move between worlds at will. You can't "avoid unsavory communities" just by choosing a specific home server.

    Also, now that the NDA is lifted, DAMNIT I'm pissed that my laptop broke right when I got into the GW2 closed beta. I didn't get any chance to play it. FFFFUUUUUUUUUUU
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut Austin, TX Icrontian
    You can't avoid unsavory communities by choosing a home server, but you can benefit from the strong ones by choosing the home server with a strong GW2 competitive PvP team.
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ @TheButterflyman Icrontian
    As I've mentioned earlier, people can move between worlds at will. You can't "avoid unsavory communities" just by choosing a specific home server.

    Also, now that the NDA is lifted, DAMNIT I'm pissed that my laptop broke right when I got into the GW2 closed beta. I didn't get any chance to play it. FFFFUUUUUUUUUUU
    If people can move between servers, what stops people from all just migrating to whatever server is currently 'winning'?


  • TiberiusLazarusTiberiusLazarus Dewmander Misery Icrontian
    As I've mentioned earlier, people can move between worlds at will. You can't "avoid unsavory communities" just by choosing a specific home server.

    Also, now that the NDA is lifted, DAMNIT I'm pissed that my laptop broke right when I got into the GW2 closed beta. I didn't get any chance to play it. FFFFUUUUUUUUUUU


    If people can move between servers, what stops people from all just migrating to whatever server is currently 'winning'?

    All of the awards for 'winning' are based upon what world is your 'home'. To change home worlds I believe you have to pay for a transfer. And those are probably only allowed every so often.
  • ardichokeardichoke Buttes Master B Lansing, MI Icrontian
    As I've mentioned earlier, people can move between worlds at will. You can't "avoid unsavory communities" just by choosing a specific home server.

    Also, now that the NDA is lifted, DAMNIT I'm pissed that my laptop broke right when I got into the GW2 closed beta. I didn't get any chance to play it. FFFFUUUUUUUUUUU


    If people can move between servers, what stops people from all just migrating to whatever server is currently 'winning'?



    All of the awards for 'winning' are based upon what world is your 'home'. To change home worlds I believe you have to pay for a transfer. And those are probably only allowed every so often.
    This

    You can move between servers at will to play with your friends and whatnot, but your home server is fixed, unless you pay for a transfer, and your bonuses/WvW stats are all tied to that.

  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Dallas Icrontian
    So, in other words ... it is good to all be on the same server to try for rewards ... which is exactly what Spencer said, originally.
  • SpencerForHireSpencerForHire Clawson, MI
    IC Official BWE Server: Blazeridge Mountains
  • TiberiusLazarusTiberiusLazarus Dewmander Misery Icrontian
    Right.

    Reading is hard the first few times.
  • ardichokeardichoke Buttes Master B Lansing, MI Icrontian
    So, in other words ... it is good to all be on the same server to try for rewards ... which is exactly what Spencer said, originally.
    Good? Yes. Necessary to play together? No. I was just making the distinction clear.
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ @TheButterflyman Icrontian
    I knew the reason for all playing on the same server. I get that. I was wondering how the server for us was being chosen. Coolest name? If so: success!
  • SpencerForHireSpencerForHire Clawson, MI
    Sure.... Coolest name... That's it...
  • MAGICMAGIC Furniture City, Michigan Icrontian
    I knew the reason for all playing on the same server. I get that. I was wondering how the server for us was being chosen. Coolest name? If so: success!
    No, they will come up with some sort of meta ranking system based on server location, forcasted population, %douchebag/indiviual*average age+ePeen.... yeah coolest name.
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut Austin, TX Icrontian
    @SpencerForHire:

    Kurt says "Bloodcrush Cudgel."
  • PerdexPerdex Omnipresent
    I gotta say, every single aspect of this game looks incredibly attractive. And it even comes without that foreboding feeling that came in the months approaching TOR.
  • NaimNaim Ann Arbor / Detroit
    http://taugrim.com/2012/05/24/the-business-models-for-mmorpgs-must-evolve/

    This article does a good job of articulating why I'm very excited for GW2, and also why I've never really had MMOs like WoW latch on to my very being.

    I never played the first GW, but I expect I'll play a lot of this one. Looking forward to doing it with the IC crew.
  • primesuspectprimesuspect HumanGarbageDisposal Detroit, MI Icrontian
  • QCHQCH Chicago Area - USA Icrontian
    Spencer was talented and passionate...
    Church4252
  • TeramonaTeramona Baroness von Puttenham In a cute little love nest with Mymidan. Icrontian
    I fucking love this game. I blame/love Spencer for the addiction.
    Thrax
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