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[Editorial] Guild Wars 2: Final Thoughts Before Launch

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  • lotapartylotaparty taxila canttPosts: 514Member
    i will wait for 3 months before jumping on the gw2 wagon .

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  • Grimlock426Grimlock426 Sacramento, CAPosts: 159Member
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Grimlock426
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by odinsrath

    my final thought ....looks like rift

     

    good thing it plays/feels nothing like it:)  although I did liek Rift... games are nothing alike aside from both being fantasy

    I disagree.  Do I think Rift and GW2 are the same?  Heck no!  However, to say they aren't similar at all besides being Fantasy is not correct either.

    Rift events are indeed similar to GW 2 dynamic events, not the same, but similar.

    The graphic stylings are similar in both games, not the same, but similar.

    Some of the classes are similar, again, not the same but similar.

    Both games are themeparks, so again, similar.

    It's not genuine to say they aren't similar at all.

    I played both games very extensivley.. obviously way more so with Rift since I played it for 9 months.. but they play/feel nothing alike OVERALL you can nitpick features here and there and say some are similar but the overall feel of the games is nothing alike imho

    You have now ret-conned your response to indicate that OVERALL they don't feel similar and that's fine.  I was objecting to your broad statement that the games are nothing alike except for being fantasy and that is untrue.  I merely pointed out ways in which the initial poster may have indeed found similarities which are valid. 

     

  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    Originally posted by Grimlock426
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Grimlock426
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by odinsrath

    my final thought ....looks like rift

     

    good thing it plays/feels nothing like it:)  although I did liek Rift... games are nothing alike aside from both being fantasy

    I disagree.  Do I think Rift and GW2 are the same?  Heck no!  However, to say they aren't similar at all besides being Fantasy is not correct either.

    Rift events are indeed similar to GW 2 dynamic events, not the same, but similar.

    The graphic stylings are similar in both games, not the same, but similar.

    Some of the classes are similar, again, not the same but similar.

    Both games are themeparks, so again, similar.

    It's not genuine to say they aren't similar at all.

    I played both games very extensivley.. obviously way more so with Rift since I played it for 9 months.. but they play/feel nothing alike OVERALL you can nitpick features here and there and say some are similar but the overall feel of the games is nothing alike imho

    You have now ret-conned your response to indicate that OVERALL they don't feel similar and that's fine.  I was objecting to your broad statement that the games are nothing alike except for being fantasy and that is untrue.  I merely pointed out ways in which the initial poster may have indeed found similarities which are valid. 

     

    point taken.. was more or less just pointing out  the poster said it looked like Rift but actually playing the game is really nothing like Rift in how it plays:)  imho of course

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  • StrayfeStrayfe Los Angeles, CAPosts: 189Member Uncommon

    "I am the hype and the words;

    blind is my body and WoW is my blood;

    I have created over a thousand threads;

    Unknown to thought;

    Nor known to reason;

    Have withstood logic to create many blogs;

    Yet those hands will never play good games;

    So as I pray... "Unlimited Fanboi Works".

     

    As you can see, what you face are unlimited fanbois, the pinnacle of annoying.  So... what are you waiting for?!

     
  • GrayGhost79GrayGhost79 Webster, MAPosts: 4,813Member

    My Final thoughts... 

     

    It's been a horrid year for MMO's, actually it's been a horrid few years. I feel like I've been playing the same game with different skins for several years now. Very few offering much of any noticable difference, some do offer minor things but all in all at the core most MMO's have just been rehashes with less and less content. 

    With that said though GW2 has changed that for me. No it's not a messiah lol, but it is an MMO that truly offers a different experience at it's core. It's an MMO that has found satisfactory solutions for many of the problems many MMO gamers have had for years. It's an MMO that appeals to several audiences all at once. It's not the messiah of gaming but it truly is the something new many of us have been asking for over the past few years (Being generous here). 

    I've played pretty much every MMO on the market for a few months at least (Most of them for free lol!) with very few exceptions. The only ones to hold me for any length of time were UO and FFXI after that sadly the only other ones were DFO and APB. Many mmo's had features I really like/liked but few had the core elements to keep me. Now we have a new MMO just over the horizon that looks as if it will finally keep me entertained for some length of time... GW2. 

     

    No, it's not perfect. No, it's not the Messiah of gaming. No, it will not cure cancer. I don't even truly consider it revolutionary. GW2  is simply the first truly unique experience we've been given in a rather long while. At it's core it is different from other MMO's. It's core in PvE isn't about competition, its about fun and cooperation while PvP is about Fun and small scale and large scale team work. Class doesn't matters, you can play with the people you like rather than those that simply have the class/job/skill you need. It's a game that rewards you for exploring and gives you structured content for when you want it. 

    It's a new MMO, finally. 

  • MothanosMothanos ArnhemPosts: 1,860Member Uncommon

    I cant take it anymore, its 22:48 and the game launches between 06:00 / 09:00 if iam correct.

    Sleep will bro's and sister's as our wait is over within 10 hours :)

    NN all !!!!

  • AdiarisAdiaris RomePosts: 381Member

    10 hrs to go... maybe 7 if we're lucky ;)

    That said, was a cute article. Not sure I would say it was a "great year for gaming, though" I'm thinking more "a potentially great year that so far hasn't really delivered." But different strokes for different folks and all of that.

  • MyrdynnMyrdynn Beaumont, CAPosts: 1,516Member Uncommon

    what time does it start?

     

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

    what time does it start?

     

    http://gw2status.com/events/5-3-day-headstart

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  • pmilespmiles Federal Way, WAPosts: 383Member
    Originally posted by Hodo

    [mod edit]

    And like when have I ever bought a game based on reviews from a gaming site?  Never.  You apparently are the only one actually listening to them.

  • itgrowlsitgrowls newport news, VAPosts: 2,951Member

    LOL just love all the haters last minute responses. Like i've said before, i hope the mods don't have alot to deal with while the rest of us are enjoying this gem of a game tomorrow! I wouldn't get my hopes up tho, someone's bound to start mass posting nonsense again.

    Thanks for your positive responses about this on this site and good luck to your mods this weekend!

  • AdiarisAdiaris RomePosts: 381Member
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Grimlock426
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by odinsrath

    my final thought ....looks like rift

     

    good thing it plays/feels nothing like it:)  although I did liek Rift... games are nothing alike aside from both being fantasy

    I disagree.  Do I think Rift and GW2 are the same?  Heck no!  However, to say they aren't similar at all besides being Fantasy is not correct either.

    Rift events are indeed similar to GW 2 dynamic events, not the same, but similar.

    The graphic stylings are similar in both games, not the same, but similar.

    Some of the classes are similar, again, not the same but similar.

    Both games are themeparks, so again, similar.

    It's not genuine to say they aren't similar at all.

    I played both games very extensivley.. obviously way more so with Rift since I played it for 9 months.. but they play/feel nothing alike OVERALL you can nitpick features here and there and say some are similar but the overall feel of the games is nothing alike imho

    As is often the case lately I would agree with Aerowyn....

    on a personal note, I hated the way Rift looked and love gw2 so I can't even begin to imagine how they look to similar to you.

  • yangdudeyangdude Gold CoastPosts: 71Member
    I still can't decide on a class and profession :(   WUAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,187Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by jommybgood
    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Originally posted by Nadia

    prepurchases are still possible

    heres the 3 digital sites ANET lists for NA  (my hong kong friend prepurchased yesterday using DLGamer)

    https://buy.guildwars2.com/en/retailers

    Digital GameFly.com
      GreenManGaming.com
      DLGamer.com
     

    Just an FYI...

    GameFly is only selling the collector's edition at the time of this post.

    GreenMan is selling both for $60 and $80.

    DLGaming is selling standard for $56 ($4 off) and the deluxe edition for $75 ($5 off).

    Actually You can enter the code DERHE-RRDER-RINGE at GreenMAn and get the price to 48.00! Dont know if anyone already made a post on this, just sharing to make sure! 

    Nice.  That is a good price!  There is a warning there that keys purchased after August 8th won't include the head start.  I wonder if the other digital purchases are the same.

    edit:  I checked again.  The GameFly and DLGamer sites still include the 3 day head start.

  • ZylaxxZylaxx Erlanger, KYPosts: 2,574Member
    Bill your portion of the article was "Spot the frack ON"  Its what I've been trying to say for 2 years now on this forum so its nice to see one of the writers here agree with pretty much everything I believe to be true.

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  • SandbloxSandblox Brooklyn, NYPosts: 185Member

    Very excited for the headstart! I have been playin MMOs since EQ came out, only EQ and WoW held my attention for multiple years, everything else was lucky to get a few months from me. 

    GW2 does indeed bring back that feeling of excitment and fun. It just feels really good and fresh much like EQ did and WoW for me. 

    As for a great year for gaming eh....that I do not understand.  In the MMO scene aside from GW2 what has there been really? I guess MoP for those still into WoW. 

    Also do not see how someone can compare Rift and GW2 aside from the most basic surface level details. I bought Rift and could not even get through my first month with it because it felt so bland, to me it felt a lot like WoW without any of it's own real style, just far to much whitebread for me :P

    So yea GW2 has a TON of hype but at the same time I get it. TOR also had a lot of hype and I held out on that one until free weekend pass...I lasted a few hours and found the game miserable and cheap feeling. Just an example there...but if after so so many years and so many games GW2 brings back that magical feeling for me and others I think they have something special, something that has been missing from games for a long time. 

  • kp695304kp695304 coquitlam, BCPosts: 23Member Uncommon
    I bet if GW2 really is wildly sucessful(like WoW was) we will see a decade of GW2 clones and incremental innovations. 
  • LarsaLarsa NurembergPosts: 990Member

    Oh dear, with any other game you would have posts from people asking how much the publisher paid for that article.

    Not a single critical remark? Not a single person on the staff that has another opinion? Not a single member of the MMORPG.com staff that likes something else than another themepark? Not a single man or woman here that has a different taste? All assimilated?

    Time to rename the website to GW2fans.com me thinks ...

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  • lotapartylotaparty taxila canttPosts: 514Member
    i hope the game doesnot fail like swtor and do something good for the community :)

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  • GrayGhost79GrayGhost79 Webster, MAPosts: 4,813Member
    Originally posted by Larsa

    Oh dear, with any other game you would have posts from people asking how much the publisher paid for that article.

    Not a single critical remark? Not a single person on the staff that has another opinion? Not a single member of the MMORPG.com staff that likes something else than another themepark? Not a single man or woman here that has a different taste? All assimilated?

    Time to rename the website to GW2fans.com me thinks ...

    Well... even you must admit the list of complaints and negativity surrounding GW2 as a whole is pretty lacking. I mean even you came in and couldn't seem to find more to complain about other than the lack of complaints lol. 

    We can't all be schills, this is just one of those titles thats grabbed most or at least intrigued them enough to see how things go. Game isn't faultless, but there don't seem to be any major glaring deal breaker flaws. 

  • RebelScum99RebelScum99 Mesa, AZPosts: 1,090Member
    Originally posted by Aerowyn

    point taken.. was more or less just pointing out  the poster said it looked like Rift but actually playing the game is really nothing like Rift in how it plays:)  imho of course

    Aside from the fact that you get forced into a group when a Dynamic Event (Rift/Invasion) opens up near you, don't say a single word or interact with anyone in your group/raid, are given a series of stages to complete, and then everyone goes their separate way with no sense of actual community once the DE/Rift is completed.  

    But yeah, other than that....

  • Deto123Deto123 Kelowna, BCPosts: 689Member
    Originally posted by RebelScum99
    Originally posted by Aerowyn

    point taken.. was more or less just pointing out  the poster said it looked like Rift but actually playing the game is really nothing like Rift in how it plays:)  imho of course

    Aside from the fact that you get forced into a group when a Dynamic Event (Rift/Invasion) opens up near you, don't say a single word or interact with anyone in your group/raid, are given a series of stages to complete, and then everyone goes their separate way with no sense of actual community once the DE/Rift is completed.  

    But yeah, other than that....

    Lol, so true. GW2 is a decent game, but this gushy, omg I can t sleep stuffis well a little sad for grown men/women IMO. I ll play it, but it is going to be a very casual experience. Never cared for the pve at all, WvW is good, until PS2 is released, then it will become a coaster for my beer.

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,187Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by RebelScum99
    Originally posted by Aerowyn

    point taken.. was more or less just pointing out  the poster said it looked like Rift but actually playing the game is really nothing like Rift in how it plays:)  imho of course

    Aside from the fact that you get forced into a group when a Dynamic Event (Rift/Invasion) opens up near you, don't say a single word or interact with anyone in your group/raid, are given a series of stages to complete, and then everyone goes their separate way with no sense of actual community once the DE/Rift is completed.  

    But yeah, other than that....

    How does the "other" system create a sense of community?  I've been playing RIFT since launch and have met and chatted with a lot of nice people on my server.  Faeblight has a great community.  Sometimes I don't talk to others during zone and rift events, but that hasn't inhibited our sense of community.  It sounds like a hollow claim you're making unless there is some sort of evidence to back that.

  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    Originally posted by RebelScum99
    Originally posted by Aerowyn

    point taken.. was more or less just pointing out  the poster said it looked like Rift but actually playing the game is really nothing like Rift in how it plays:)  imho of course

    Aside from the fact that you get forced into a group when a Dynamic Event (Rift/Invasion) opens up near you, don't say a single word or interact with anyone in your group/raid, are given a series of stages to complete, and then everyone goes their separate way with no sense of actual community once the DE/Rift is completed.  

    But yeah, other than that....

    how about trying the game before making rash generalizations about it.

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  • FormlessOneFormlessOne SeaTac, WAPosts: 35Member

    I'm actually excited - I pre-ordered, so I'm staying up until midnight just to get in as soon as the head start opens.

    It's been a while since I've been this excited about an MMO. I only hope GW2 lives up to their marketing - a truly dynamic world, with dynamic events, in which I can actively play with folks without having to worry about ninja looting, kill thieves, or the usual PUG shenanigans. If they're even close, they will change the way folks view MMOs - casual players will once again matter!

     

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