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Guild Wars 2: First Beta Weekend: April 27-29

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  • MagnetiaMagnetia SydneyPosts: 1,029Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Nanfoodle

    This will be the first real test to this games salt. General public are the hardest critics and tend to find the flaws in game play and mechanics very fast. I am looking foward to seeing what the masses say.  I took the gamble and my wife and I will be playing and I know I wont be pulling any punches. The GW fanboys will love or hate me come April 30th.

    The surprising thing is Anet wants us to criticise their game so that they can make it even better than what they imagined. There are some things that just cannot be tested until it goes live (this beta test may as well be a live day1 test for public)

    I have seen so many people post ignorant comments and can't wait to counter-argue with solid information instead of hearsay, logic  and youtube videos XD.

    Perhaps we should compile a list of things we should check out during the weekend?

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  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Posts: 5,463Member Uncommon







    Originally posted by Magnetia












    Originally posted by Nanfoodle









    This will be the first real test to this games salt. General public are the hardest critics and tend to find the flaws in game play and mechanics very fast. I am looking foward to seeing what the masses say.  I took the gamble and my wife and I will be playing and I know I wont be pulling any punches. The GW fanboys will love or hate me come April 30th.





    The surprising thing is Anet wants us to criticise their game so that they can make it even better than what they imagined. There are some things that just cannot be tested until it goes live (this beta test may as well be a live day1 test for public)





    I have seen so many people post ignorant comments and can't wait to counter-argue with solid information instead of hearsay, logic  and youtube videos XD.





    Perhaps we should compile a list of things we should check out during the weekend?














     




    For me its dynamic events and WvW. Dynamic events need to be just that, dynamic and fun. WvW better bring me to the days of DAoC and then push that to the next level. If thats all GW2 has then I will be sold. For my wife its the purdy things. She is a woman and does not want a class designed by boys. Her char needs to be about more then just the boobs. Player housing will be a big thing when this comes in to play.




    There is no list of must go see to make a judgment. Each player has their reasons to play an MMO and I am sure they will flock to the thing they love. ANet better have their ducks in a row on this one =-) I think my needs will be covered with WvW. From what I have seen of crafting I am glad that wont be a huge selling point as thats one area I think ANet may have dropped the ball.









     




     


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  • heartlessheartless Brooklyn, NYPosts: 4,993Member

    Originally posted by Nanfoodle

    This will be the first real test to this games salt. General public are the hardest critics and tend to find the flaws in game play and mechanics very fast. I am looking foward to seeing what the masses say.  I took the gamble and my wife and I will be playing and I know I wont be pulling any punches. The GW fanboys will love or hate me come April 30th.

    We're not suppose to pull punches. It's a beta test and they obviously want our feedback. Personally, I plan to put a thief class through as many different PvE and PvP situations as possible just to see how it performs.

    One thing I have to say though is that it's obvious that ANet is pretty confident of their product and letting the masses play it. I mean they are dropping the NDA months before the game launches. That has to be a good sign.

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  • AmazingAveryAmazingAvery Age of Conan Advocate UK to CanadaPosts: 6,999Member Uncommon

    I was at work when the annoucement came out on twitter and one of my team guys comes and tells me all excited.

    Turns out 



    1. They were on social media when supposed to be working


    2. Planning sick days over that weekend (overheard)


    I ended up giving them the weekend off (as well as adjusting my own schedule image )

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  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member

    Originally posted by AmazingAvery

    I was at work when the annoucement came out on twitter and one of my team guys comes and tells me all excited.

    Turns out 



    1. They were on social media when supposed to be working


    2. Planning sick days over that weekend (overheard)


    I ended up giving them the weekend off (as well as adjusting my own schedule image )

    You're the coolest boss ever lol

  • OpapanaxOpapanax Rochester, NYPosts: 973Member

    Originally posted by Eir_S

    Originally posted by AmazingAvery

    I was at work when the annoucement came out on twitter and one of my team guys comes and tells me all excited.

    Turns out 



    1. They were on social media when supposed to be working


    2. Planning sick days over that weekend (overheard)


    I ended up giving them the weekend off (as well as adjusting my own schedule image )

    You're the coolest boss ever lol

    A happy worker is a busy worker..

    PM before you report at least or you could just block.

  • CastranCastran Moorpark, CAPosts: 7Member

    BTW mmorpg.com its the fourth beta weekend, not the first.

     

    Way to get your facts straight.

  • carebear77carebear77 tswhanePosts: 86Member

    Got my pre-purchse and the universe is waiting :)

  • IceAgeIceAge SomeWhere In ..Posts: 1,013Member Common

    No! Not THAT weekend!!! I...can't ..I just....can't . I need to be at a .. "baptism" if that's the word :)

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  • VamperoVampero Chicopee, MAPosts: 38Member

    I just can wait to get my ass in game and do WvW at lvl 1...lol

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  • k-damagek-damage ParisPosts: 738Member

    Originally posted by BadSpock

    These forums are going to be VERY interesting on the 30th of April...

    Haha yeah :p

    My AntiTroll Claymore is ready.

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  • MangaMaidenMangaMaiden BirminghamPosts: 180Member

    Luckily I work early hours so I get the rest of the day for Guild Wars :D

    And judging by the picture of the Sylvari and the Asura... do you think they will be availble that weekend?

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  • Chrome1980Chrome1980 LondonPosts: 511Member

    Very excited. Can not wait. I finally broke down and pre ordered the game.

  • dreldrel san francisco, CAPosts: 918Member

    And the NDA is lifted so we can all comment about what happened to us ingame over the weekend!

  • FaelanFaelan CopenhagenPosts: 826Member Uncommon

    The moment of truth is almost here. I'm not expecting the second coming of Christ. Far from it. But I do hope the game manages to be different enough to feel somewhat fresh and not like yet-another-wow-clone with a pointless gimmick or two attached. From what I've gathered by watching countless beta videos, it seems that there's enough for me to like it, but it's not the same as being in direct control of your character. So, crossing my fingers for this one.

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  • hdweihdwei AUSPosts: 32Member

    GW2 here I come!!! image

  • SparkaSparka London, ONPosts: 27Member

    Hope they let the old CBT testers in for the weekend too!

  • dreldrel san francisco, CAPosts: 918Member

    Wonder when the blog will update with the download info for the beta weekend event?

    Tweets said yesterday it was suppose to be updated yesterday or possibly today.

  • AldersAlders Jack Burton'sPosts: 1,857Member Uncommon

    I hope Anet figures out a way to control the population and spread it out so everything doesn't just turn into a huge zergfest.  I'm sure there's going to be a ridiculous amount of people participating.

  • dreldrel san francisco, CAPosts: 918Member

    Originally posted by Alders

    I hope Anet figures out a way to control the population and spread it out so everything doesn't just turn into a huge zergfest.  I'm sure there's going to be a ridiculous amount of people participating.

    Good way to make sure everything is up and running for retail release

  • UtukuMoonUtukuMoon ParisPosts: 1,066Member

    Originally posted by Sparka

    Hope they let the old CBT testers in for the weekend too!

    It will be available to all CBT as well.

  • KuinnKuinn MestaPosts: 2,093Member

    I think I'm going to just skip the beta weekends, betting a lot on GW2 and I want it fresh :P Other thing is, I often play "the other faction" in mmorpg betas and since there's no factions it's easier to just skip it :) Though betas often give a good indication of which class is most fun for me, but lets just say they are all fun except the necromancer with its ugly ass spell effects and "pets" worth of a facepalm ;)

  • KrayfishKrayfish londonPosts: 147Member

    I had a chance at testing previously  (not even sure if i can say that without getting slapped), and I'm glad I did because I was not a follower of the game at all until I tested. I now can't stop thinking about playing. My expectations in the long term are realistic however and I will not get overly hyped. just because it's not worth getting too worked up.

    I am excited though anyway, and I actually find part of that is the whole fact I will never have to put money into the game if I don't deem it neccesary, not being tied to a sub for once is a relief.

    But anywaaay, BREENG EEEET AWNN BEEEBEEEE!

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  • FistyMayhemFistyMayhem Rochester, NYPosts: 61Member Uncommon

    I'm not sure whay people feel they need to hope people don't enjoy a game, and  be overly vocal and annoying about it..  really.  I'm not interested in Star Wars, it's too much like WoW for me and I'm totally bored with Wow.  However our roomate LOVEs it, he plays it 8-14 hours a day.  Do I bitch at him and tell him he shouldn't like it 'cause it's WoW with light sabers?  Hell no, I bought him a monitor so he didn't have to play on his old crappy LCD TV with an insanely low resolution.  I listen and smile as he goes on and on about this or that in game, I have no interest in it myself but I am happy that he is happy.  Now, granted, he is our roomate and I call him friend.. but it really doesn't matter if he is a friend or not.  Not wishing someone to be uphappy is called being a decent human being, there are a lot of people who frequent this site that should try it out sometime.  >.<

    All that being said, I never played GW1, I have little in the way of specific expectations.  There are many ways to make me happy with an MMO and plenty of ways to make me unhappy with it.  Being that there is no monthly fee even if I only play it for a month before getting bored I'll still feel like I got my money's worth out of it considering the game play time and price of most single player games.  I do hope that it grabs me like EQ1 did, I have no idea if it will but I will see.  I have played many other MMOs since I retired my 7 year old dwarf rogue, none even came close to that evercrack type of draw.  I honestly doubt GW2 will, I'm just a realist, but I do expect to find it at least mostly enjoyable.

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