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Good introduction to Guild Wars 2

spades07spades07 YesPosts: 847Member

Buy product, wait 45 minutes to install. And then have to download a 4gb patch.

That's such an awful introduction to a new game. Wait 3 hours till you can play it.

On it's box, "Get the game and play. It's that simple!". Yep you just got to wait 3 hours.

But hey lets hope it's a great game.

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  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    Originally posted by spades07

    Buy product, wait 45 minutes to install. And then have to download a 4gb patch.

    That's such an awful introduction to a new game. Wait 3 hours till you can play it.

    On it's box, "Get the game and play. It's that simple!". Yep you just got to wait 3 hours.

    But hey lets hope it's a great game.

    so pretty much the same with every single MMO out that has been out for a decent amount of time. Lots of patches have happened between when the disc was printed and now. I generally just do the digital download so i end up downloading the entire game for MMOs anyway. Full game is about 16GB anyway so only having to d/l 4gb isn't huge

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  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer ChairPosts: 5,602Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by spades07

    Buy product, wait 45 minutes to install. And then have to download a 4gb patch.

    That's such an awful introduction to a new game. Wait 3 hours till you can play it.

    On it's box, "Get the game and play. It's that simple!". Yep you just got to wait 3 hours.

    But hey lets hope it's a great game.

    Is this your 1st MMO?

  • botrytisbotrytis In Flux, MIPosts: 2,567Member
    Originally posted by spades07

    Buy product, wait 45 minutes to install. And then have to download a 4gb patch.

    That's such an awful introduction to a new game. Wait 3 hours till you can play it.

    On it's box, "Get the game and play. It's that simple!". Yep you just got to wait 3 hours.

    But hey lets hope it's a great game.

    Rift is 27 GB now - try downlaoding that.

     

    At least there are patches - some games never fix anything.....

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  • ESSKAESSKA jacksonvill, FLPosts: 111Member
    They are relentless...
  • observerobserver Houston, TXPosts: 3,013Member Uncommon
    Every game requires an install.  A good introduction to PCs? yes.
  • PurutzilPurutzil East Stroudsburg, PAPosts: 2,927Member Uncommon
    Pretty much named what happens in a good majority of MMos there. With Digital Downloads, its even less expected for a game to really have additiona 'updated' cds released for the game out there on the market no matter what the game is.
  • kanechartkanechart Barrie, ONPosts: 630Member Uncommon
    Guild Wars 2 has updates and added content and new features? WTH I did not pay for this!

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  • CorehavenCorehaven Colorado Springs, COPosts: 1,538Member

    Ah yes.  Welcome to mmorpgs OP.  Hope you enjoy them. 

     

    They can be lots of fun, and don't forget to try to join a guild and make some friends.  MMOs are always better that way. 

     

    Sorry you had to wait for it to install and update.  That's just the way it is with these games most of the time.  Hope you enjoy it though now that it's installed. 

  • RizelStarRizelStar Raleigh, NCPosts: 2,773Member
    Why...

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  • kaiser3282kaiser3282 Phoenix, AZPosts: 2,663Member Uncommon
    For someone who's been around on this site for almost 5 years, I would think you would have installed at least 1 MMO in that time.
  • BlindchanceBlindchance WhywouldyouliketoknowPosts: 1,081Member
    Someone is really eager to play heh. You should be happy that the developers constantly work on the game and add content. It's no different from any other title, even a single player or multiplayer game.
  • NaqajNaqaj Frankfurt am MainPosts: 1,673Member

    If you guys brush your cynicism aside for a moment, you might have remembered things like WoW's installer, that allows people to jump into the game after just a few minutes, while still downloading the rest of the files in the background.

    Or the way GW1 actually streamed map data on demand, which also allowed for very short installation time.

    OPs question perfectly viable.

  • LydonLydon Cape TownPosts: 2,913Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by spades07

    Buy product, wait 45 minutes to install. And then have to download a 4gb patch.

    That's such an awful introduction to a new game. Wait 3 hours till you can play it.

    On it's box, "Get the game and play. It's that simple!". Yep you just got to wait 3 hours.

    But hey lets hope it's a great game.

    Seriously? 810 posts in and that comes as a surprise to you? It's no different to any other MMO. And hey...each of those kilobytes contribute towards a less buggy, more content-filled end-product, which only benefits you at the end of the day. I'd be worried if I installed an MMO and months after release I didn't have to download a patch.

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  • MadDemon64MadDemon64 Maplewood, NJPosts: 1,099Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Naqaj

    If you guys brush your cynicism aside for a moment, you might have remembered things like WoW's installer, that allows people to jump into the game after just a few minutes, while still downloading the rest of the files in the background.

    Or the way GW1 actually streamed map data on demand, which also allowed for very short installation time.

    OPs question perfectly viable.

    I dunno, I think its like asking "Why do I have to build my Gundam model kit to see the completed product?  I want to see it now!"

    Since when is Tuesday a direction?

  • NaqajNaqaj Frankfurt am MainPosts: 1,673Member
    Yeah, that analogy doesn't really work out. Can't play too well with a partially completed gundam model. 
  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Naqaj

    If you guys brush your cynicism aside for a moment, you might have remembered things like WoW's installer, that allows people to jump into the game after just a few minutes, while still downloading the rest of the files in the background.

    Or the way GW1 actually streamed map data on demand, which also allowed for very short installation time.

    OPs question perfectly viable.

    on thing that GW2 (and GW1) do *great* 

    -- there are no long downtimes for new patches or 8 hour maintenance days (like WOW)

  • kpshyaznkpshyazn Palisades Park, NJPosts: 11Member
    Originally posted by Naqaj

    If you guys brush your cynicism aside for a moment, you might have remembered things like WoW's installer, that allows people to jump into the game after just a few minutes, while still downloading the rest of the files in the background.

    Or the way GW1 actually streamed map data on demand, which also allowed for very short installation time.

    OPs question perfectly viable.

    Back when I played WoW - I do not remember this feature.  All I know is most game, I've played, you had to wait for downloads.  Even for recent game like SC2...

    I do remember patch days in WoW where I couldn't play the game for hours.  I also remember those queues where I couldn't enter the game for hours.  Thankfully, GW2 has overflow and insta-patches.

  • SirFubarSirFubar SeoulPosts: 397Member
    Originally posted by Naqaj

    If you guys brush your cynicism aside for a moment, you might have remembered things like WoW's installer, that allows people to jump into the game after just a few minutes, while still downloading the rest of the files in the background.

    Or the way GW1 actually streamed map data on demand, which also allowed for very short installation time.

    OPs question perfectly viable.

    In case you didn't know, it took years for blizzard to release such a tool. And it's probably one of the only MMO's that allows you to play the game without having to complete all the downloads.

    So no the OP question isn't perfectly viable, its just your usual rant on something which was in every single MMO.

  • NaqajNaqaj Frankfurt am MainPosts: 1,673Member
    Originally posted by kpshyazn

    Back when I played WoW - I do not remember this feature.  

    It was introduced either near the end of WOTLK or with the beginning of Cataclysm, don't remember the exact patch.

    It doesn't really matter how many others are or aren't doing it. It's a really neat solution to the problem the OP pointed out, and it's a solution that Arenanet already developed for GW1.

  • Gaia_HunterGaia_Hunter BristolPosts: 2,830Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Naqaj
    Originally posted by kpshyazn

    Back when I played WoW - I do not remember this feature.  

    It was introduced either near the end of WOTLK or with the beginning of Cataclysm, don't remember the exact patch.

    It doesn't really matter how many others are or aren't doing it. It's a really neat solution to the problem the OP pointed out, and it's a solution that Arenanet already developed for GW1.

    From what I remember it will still install a substancial amount of information before it let you play it.

    And patches are fully installed, not streamed if I'm I remember correctly (GW1 surely is, WoW I dunno).

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  • DraftbeerDraftbeer SzarvasPosts: 517Member Uncommon

    Start the install before you go to sleep, problem solved. image

    Jokes aside... get better internet sir so it wont be 3h to

    download a 4 gb patch.

     

    On a side note, I absolutely hated GW1's system where

    I had to wait some extra time on every single loading screen

    @ 1st playthrough.

  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member
    Patience is a virtue, but that goes double for anyone who wants to get into an MMO..
  • ichihaifuichihaifu nullPosts: 259Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Draftbeer

    On a side note, I absolutely hated GW1's system where

    I had to wait some extra time on every single loading screen

    @ 1st playthrough.

    Yeah It was absolytely abysmal given how I wasnt playing tha game at its prime time, instead I installed and played it only about 3 years ago first time. I didnt not enjoy having to wait in between every zone instead of letting the game install completely overnight and being able to play the full experience without any long pauses next day.

     

    Also, WoW didnt launch with such tools either, it took them over 5 years (yes you hear right, 5 years) to come up with and develop the said tool. Now lets wait for 5 years and see what arenanet has in store for GW2. 

  • fivorothfivoroth LondonPosts: 3,667Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SirFubar
    Originally posted by Naqaj

    If you guys brush your cynicism aside for a moment, you might have remembered things like WoW's installer, that allows people to jump into the game after just a few minutes, while still downloading the rest of the files in the background.

    Or the way GW1 actually streamed map data on demand, which also allowed for very short installation time.

    OPs question perfectly viable.

    In case you didn't know, it took years for blizzard to release such a tool. And it's probably one of the only MMO's that allows you to play the game without having to complete all the downloads.

    So no the OP question isn't perfectly viable, its just your usual rant on something which was in every single MMO.

    Actually GW1 was the first very online game I came across which allowed you to play the game without downloading the full game. It was one of their selling points. The client updates on the fly and you don't have to download the entire game before you begin playing. The game would download files as you need them. This is why it is SUPER wierd that GW2 doesn't have this technology. Because GW1 was the first game that came up with it and its sequel doesn't have it. What's even funnier is that most MMOs nowadays allow you to play the game without downloading the full client. ArenaNet have gone from being the pioneer in this area to becoming one of the few who don't have the technology at all! I can't hit play even if there are only 10 files left to be downloaded hehe.

     

    Originally posted by ichihaifu
    Originally posted by Draftbeer

    On a side note, I absolutely hated GW1's system where

    I had to wait some extra time on every single loading screen

    @ 1st playthrough.

    Yeah It was absolytely abysmal given how I wasnt playing tha game at its prime time, instead I installed and played it only about 3 years ago first time. I didnt not enjoy having to wait in between every zone instead of letting the game install completely overnight and being able to play the full experience without any long pauses next day.

     

    Also, WoW didnt launch with such tools either, it took them over 5 years (yes you hear right, 5 years) to come up with and develop the said tool. Now lets wait for 5 years and see what arenanet has in store for GW2. 

    Actually GW1's system was brilliant not abysmal. It gave you the choice. You could either play it right away without having to download the whole game OR you could force the game download the entire client. Draftbeer, no you don't have to wait extra time on the loading screens if you download everything. And yes ichihaifu, you could have let the game install completely overnight and avoided the long loading screens. But I guess you never figured out how to do it :D

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