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Guild Wars 2: Open Beta In the Planning Stage

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  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member

    Originally posted by MrBoots

    I'm losing interest in this one fast. I remember when they promised minimal instancing and awesome pvp. Now all I hear about is instanced pvp and once a week faction wars.

    I forget what was promised initially

    but instanced pvp and "once a week" faction wars has been in the FAQ for at least 3 years -- no surprises there

     

    anyhow, this is the only new game im looking forward to :)

  • PilnkplonkPilnkplonk zagrebPosts: 1,532Member

    Originally posted by MrBoots

    I'm losing interest in this one fast. I remember when they promised minimal instancing and awesome pvp. Now all I hear about is instanced pvp and once a week faction wars.


     

    "once a week faction wars"

    whatya on about, bro?

  • KakkzookaKakkzooka Waterbury, CTPosts: 591Member

    WvWvW or "faction wars" (they are really "server" wars) will occur every two weeks. 

    PvP is, however, instanced. It's difficult to have a DE system with open, world PvP.  Maybe the next iteration by Arenanet (or some other game) can figure out the intricacies of having both systems in an open world.

     

     

     

    Re: SWTOR

    "Remember, remember - Kakk says 'December.'"

  • QSatuQSatu WarsawPosts: 1,733Member Uncommon

    NOT EVERY 2 weeks. They will LAST 2 weeks and then start new round.

  • KakkzookaKakkzooka Waterbury, CTPosts: 591Member
    "Every two weeks, three worlds are matched together for a battle.[2] The match-up favors matching worlds of similar strength or ranking. A world's rank increases as it wins more often.[3] During combat there is no direct way for these worlds to communicate with each other.[4]"

    Source: http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Resources

    Re: SWTOR

    "Remember, remember - Kakk says 'December.'"

  • ComfyChairComfyChair BirminghamPosts: 758Member

    Originally posted by Kakkzooka

    "Every two weeks, three worlds are matched together for a battle.[2] The match-up favors matching worlds of similar strength or ranking. A world's rank increases as it wins more often.[3] During combat there is no direct way for these worlds to communicate with each other.[4]"



    Source: http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Resources

    Then that article needs clarification to prevent such misconceptions. The battles last 2 weeks and then the servers are rematched. They are not short battles. The WvWvW is essentially open world PvP with it's own dynamic events ect. and will be available at ALL times for all players (once they reach Lion's arch, which can be straight after the tutorial).

  • tom_goretom_gore TamperePosts: 1,795Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by TwilightEdge

    NOT EVERY 2 weeks. They will LAST 2 weeks and then start new round.

    This.

     

    Kakkzooka, you can rest in peace. GW2 will have awesome PvP action both instanced and non-instanced.

     

    The difference to your run-of-the-mill "PvP" MMO is that you will be facing normalized enemies, whose gear and level are equal to your own. No ganking lowbies. Only your skills as a player and your team's ability to play together as a team will determine the winner.

     

  • rdashrdash fdfPosts: 121Member

    Originally posted by Kakkzooka

    "Every two weeks, three worlds are matched together for a battle.[2] The match-up favors matching worlds of similar strength or ranking. A world's rank increases as it wins more often.[3] During combat there is no direct way for these worlds to communicate with each other.[4]"



    Source: http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Resources

    "At the end of the two weeks, the match concludes, the rank of the world is updated, and a new match begins."

    http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/World_versus_World

  • ComfyChairComfyChair BirminghamPosts: 758Member

    Originally posted by MrBoots

    I'm losing interest in this one fast. I remember when they promised minimal instancing and awesome pvp. Now all I hear about is instanced pvp and once a week faction wars.

    Sorry to hear your version of 'awesome pvp' is stabbing some guys in the back while they try and play the game. It must be if your complaint is that PvP is 'limited' to WvWvW (NOT once a week, the servers are rematched fortnightly, they're permenantly ongoing) and competetive PvP for heavily team based action.

     

    I won't miss anyone who thinks ganking PvE'rs to exercise some superiority complex (as it is always picking on weaker players) if 'awesome' :p

     

    Note to everyone: If you're losing interest in the game, it's likely due to 2 reasons:

    a) you've misunderstood something, like this guy.

    b) you're overhyping the game so much you're getting burned out. Go play ToR or something and come back for open beta.

  • tom_goretom_gore TamperePosts: 1,795Member Uncommon

    [mod edit - please do not quote scammer links!]

  • KakkzookaKakkzooka Waterbury, CTPosts: 591Member
    Mea Culpa. That sounds much more intense.

    Re: SWTOR

    "Remember, remember - Kakk says 'December.'"

  • DragviperDragviper CaracasPosts: 100Member Common

    16/50 Here, my goal was the awesoness of  Orrian Baby. I don't play much GW don't even have friends to play GW to join me, I did all my stuff by my own but now, I think I will keep playing and keep forward for the other rewards like the aquatic pet or the white raven!  This at least, will keep me busy until GW2 open beta!!!

  • LeodiousLeodious Abingdon, VAPosts: 773Member


    Originally posted by Kakkzooka
    Mea Culpa. That sounds much more intense.

    Also, there *will* be dynamic events in the area where you fight WvWvW. Also, it is not instanced in the normal sense of the word. I think anyone who enjoys pvp will like it.

    "There are two great powers, and they've been fighting since time began. Every advance in human life, every scrap of knowledge and wisdom and decency we have has been torn by one side from the teeth of the other. Every little increase in human freedom has been fought over ferociously between those who want us to know more and be wiser and stronger, and those who want us to obey and be humble and submit."

    — John Parry, to his son Will; "The Subtle Knife," by Phillip Pullman

  • MephsterMephster Tyria, NJPosts: 1,188Member

    Charrrrrrrge! Come on ArenaNet don't milk it just fix it and release it! Getting close :)

    Grim Dawn, the next great action rpg!

    http://www.grimdawn.com/

  • jinxxed0jinxxed0 columbia, SCPosts: 838Member

    I just hope this game wont suffer from lack of content like most mmos suffer from. And unfinished content like AoC. But GW1 had a lot of content so I would assume GW2 would be no different.

  • sdsbatessdsbates ChelmsfordPosts: 17Member

    Ruddy marvelous news if you ask me! :)

  • El_LionEl_Lion BrusselsPosts: 154Member

    There will not be an 'open beta' as you suggest

    This was taken from the GW2 facebook group:


    Guild Wars 2 Hi, everyone. I want to clarify a few points that have been mentioned by commenters here. :-)



    We purposely didn’t use the term “Open Beta”, we mentioned Beta Events. To some people Open Beta means unlimited access to the game and everybody on the interwebs can play it. This is not what we will do.



    We will do Beta Weekend Events. Those of you who played Guild Wars might already be familiar with the concept. It means that many of you (like the blog post says) will get a chance to participate in specific Events, but access won’t be unlimited – there will be some kind of selection criteria and the beta period will usually start on a Friday and end on the following Sunday.



    Hope that helps. :-) ~RB





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    Eaglix

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