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What is there left to announce?

DookzDookz ManilaMember Posts: 554 Uncommon

From now until launch what sort of news can we expect from ArenaNet to announce in their blog now that the launch date  and the final BWE have been revealed? Is there any unfinished business left to talk about?

Playing now: Cities: Skyline / Ori and the Blind Forest / Banished

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  • ChrisboxChrisbox Member Posts: 1,729 Uncommon

    No big announcements one would assume, probably just little things or feature spotlights.  8/28/12, counting down the days. 

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  • DookzDookz ManilaMember Posts: 554 Uncommon

    Here's hoping for the official forum announcement, GW2 website makeover, and possibly more servers added to the list.

     

    Also what is the status on the small team working on the mobile app? I'm presuming that will not launch on the same day as the game itself.

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  • ChrisboxChrisbox Member Posts: 1,729 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Dookz
    Here's hoping for the official forum announcement and GW2 website makeover.  Also what is the status on the small team working on the mobile app? I'm presuming that will not launch on the same day as the game itself.

    Would love to see a website makeover in the near future.  Its also probably safe to say if they haven't said anything about the app it wont come launch day. 

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  • ButregenyoButregenyo IstanbulMember Posts: 483 Uncommon

    all there is left is polish and balance, they maybe announce that they have improved pet AI also; changes to trait system, overall class balancing, melee vs range status etc, but not a new feature till launch.

  • KyelthisKyelthis Phoenix, AZMember Posts: 285 Uncommon

    Yeah, the addition of more traits per line is still needed to officially be shown, probably in a blog entry. Can't wait until they allow classes to have more than 3 viable specs.

  • Lord.BachusLord.Bachus Den HelderMember Posts: 9,355 Rare

    Lets see..

     

    - Assura and Silvari, races and hoemtowns and areas

    - Mini games

    - Extra structured PvP areas

    - Mobile device and programs that will allow access to chat and characters (no gameplay)

     

    Thats still 4 things to announce/show

     

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  • avalon1000avalon1000 HawaiiMember Posts: 775 Uncommon

    The ability to play this on Android in the future.

  • seridanseridan ThessalonikiMember Posts: 1,202 Uncommon

    The following is my list of what I'm waiting to see in their blog:

    How the Hall of Momuments will be tied in the game lore. Players shouldn't just get some items out of nowhere, there should be a lore explanation, also the Eye of the North should be accesible as an area

    Can't wait to see Ebonhawke, I believe it's going to be the next big city after LA, I don't know if it will be ready for launch but I really want a tour of that place

    A few more pics of Zhaitan the Elder Dragon we will fight first, arguably there are pics of him on the release date video but I'm not sure if that's Zhaitan or not

    Airships, we've seen them in vids, they've said there will be airships in the game, so more info is needed

    A tour of Orr, what kind of graphics/foes we are to expect while exploring the recently re-surfaced Orr, it's safe to assume that the final part of the storyline will take place around Orr

    There had been some talk about the players choosing and befriending a different race during their story, Charr can choose Grawl, Ogres or Harpies for example, that will make changes to the story someone is experiencing. Some more information on that would be awesome

    Of course Asura/Sylvari main towns and starting zones

    The new sPVP maps in action

    The other 7 dungeons, we only know one of them, also the different armor sets available from all of them

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  • FredomSekerZFredomSekerZ Long Beach, CAMember Posts: 1,156

    Guild Wars 3.

  • illyanaillyana quezon cityMember Posts: 614 Uncommon

    they did promise info on guilds as soon as they got the features nailed down
    also they might be working on things on their "nice-to-have" lists and we might see them on launch

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  • ChrisboxChrisbox Member Posts: 1,729 Uncommon
    Originally posted by seridan
    The following is my list of what I'm waiting to see in their blog: How the Hall of Momuments will be tied in the game lore. Players shouldn't just get some items out of nowhere, there should be a lore explanation, also the Eye of the North should be accesible as an area Can't wait to see Ebonhawke, I believe it's going to be the next big city after LA, I don't know if it will be ready for launch but I really want a tour of that place A few more pics of Zhaitan the Elder Dragon we will fight first, arguably there are pics of him on the release date video but I'm not sure if that's Zhaitan or not Airships, we've seen them in vids, they've said there will be airships in the game, so more info is needed A tour of Orr, what kind of graphics/foes we are to expect while exploring the recently re-surfaced Orr, it's safe to assume that the final part of the storyline will take place around Orr There had been some talk about the players choosing and befriending a different race during their story, Charr can choose Grawl, Ogres or Harpies for example, that will make changes to the story someone is experiencing. Some more information on that would be awesome Of course Asura/Sylvari main towns and starting zones The new sPVP maps in action The other 7 dungeons, we only know one of them, also the different armor sets available from all of them

    ^ just blew my mind.

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  • BladestromBladestrom edinburghMember Posts: 5,001 Uncommon

    We know the game is good and stable, so for me they need to announce nothing more - leave the rest to be discovered in game.

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  • friednietzfriednietz The Study, NYMember Posts: 118

    More stress tests between now and the next BWE#4 and between BWE#4 and release? Yes please?

  • vmopedvmoped Athens, GAMember Posts: 1,708

    On top of what has been mentioned, I would like to see the following:

    1) Some early character creator so we can have our toons looking the way we want prior to launch.

    2) A name claim would be nice, but would be at the bottom of my list.

    3) Any new additions, changes, and costs for the in game rmt store.

    4) What time will the headstart begin.  Not something I am terribly concerned about, but have seen quite a few posts on other community sites about this one.

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  • bleyzwunbleyzwun West Orange, NJMember Posts: 1,087 Uncommon

    At this point I'd like them to release info on tiny things that make the game better.  Specifically zooming out for the camera.  I feel any big announcement s will have to wait till an update.

  • Emotes - especially some funny ones to replace sit jumping and sleep jumping.

     

    Guild size limits - will there still be limits and how do you expand them if there are limits.

     

     

  • IntrinsicIntrinsic HorshamMember Posts: 60 Uncommon
    Originally posted by vmoped
    On top of what has been mentioned, I would like to see the following: 1) Some early character creator so we can have our toons looking the way we want prior to launch. 2) A name claim would be nice, but would be at the bottom of my list. 3) Any new additions, changes, and costs for the in game rmt store. 4) What time will the headstart begin.  Not something I am terribly concerned about, but have seen quite a few posts on other community sites about this one. Cheers!

    1 i'd like too, definately. Considering how vast the options are for customisation i wanna get it just right if i'm gonna spend the rest of my days playing that toon.

    2 Is already in place, just log into your GW account toons and all their names will be reserved.

     

    4) I NEED to know what time the headstart is, i have a wedding that day and need to plan accordingly(ie will i be "sick" so unable to attend)

  • stragen001stragen001 ReadingMember Posts: 1,720 Uncommon

    As well as everything already mentioned, they still have to annouce the cut off date for GW1 --> GW2 name reservation

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  • fiontarfiontar Dana, MAMember Posts: 3,681 Uncommon

    I'm sure there will be big reveals on the Asura and the Sylvari. Eric Flannum said recently there is a distinct possibility one or both will be in a BWE before launch, just not guaranteed. BWE or not, I expect there will be blog posts on the starting experience for those two races, some previwews of the areas and discussion of anything unique to the races.

    We'll probably see something about the two remaining sPvP battlegrounds.

    More info on Guilds.

    I wouldn't rule out the mobile apps for launch, even if we just get security token apps for launch and a teaser of the Trading Post, chat and interactive map apps over the following months.

    They could and probably should give us a teaser for each of the Dungeons.

    Some teasers for areas we haven't seen yet would be nice as well, not enough to spoil anything, but to give us a peak at what some of the cool things in the world we haven't seen yet might be like.

    There is an entire level 80 zone, which they have said in the past would be very challenging and require a lot of cooperation, something about that would be nice.

    I'm still hoping for something akin to an Open Beta between BWE3 and launch. They've said there will never be an Open Beta where everyone with a computer and an internet connection will be able to just log in, but that there will likely be an event that greatly expands the access to those with out pre-purchases. That event could be BWE3, in which case they will want to build hype for it and give out tons of keys, but it's also possible there could be an event specifically for marketing, close to launch.

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  • rankor2rankor2 adelaideMember Posts: 114
    They have stated that guilds can be larger than the 100 limit but to expand your guild you must earn/achieve it. I'd like to know how this is going to work.

    Hope they announce dedicated Oceania servers before release so I can choose one before day 1 with friends.
  • lilHealalilHeala ZwolleMember Posts: 520 Uncommon


    Originally posted by Dookz Also what is the status on the small team working on the mobile app? I'm presuming that will not launch on the same day as the game itself.
     
    I'm also curious about the mobile apps. We might still get it at launch because it's a feature they announced long time ago.
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