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Went to Divinity's Reach for the first time

TheScavengerTheScavenger Matrix, NYPosts: 911Member Uncommon

And even if I only spent one minute in the game and going to Divinity's Reach was the first thing I did...that city alone would have made the 60 dollar purchase worthwhile.

 

Most amazing city I've ever been in, in any game. Not only is the city huge, but SO much atmosphere...NPCs chatting...moving around...they aren't cardboard cutouts like in a certain newer MMO. Dogs bark in the background and there are bird sounds, children playing (and roleplaying) in the streets...laughter...soooo amazing. In fact, I wish I lived in a city like Divinity's Reach in real life.

 

Went to Asura city next, that was pretty cool. I liked the 3 dimensional kind of feel to it. Not my favorite city though, not really my style. But I can see a lot of work must have gone into it.

 

Next on the list is Charr, since that city looks awesome (judging by screenshots). Then Norn (love the Nordic theme)...probably go to the Sylvari city as the last racial city.

 

And best for last...Lion's Arch...since that city looks AMAZING. I love the theme of it.

 

But yeah...Divinity's Reach is worth the 60 dollars alone.

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  • k-damagek-damage ParisPosts: 738Member

    I just discovered it 30 minutes ago too (Norn here), and yeah ... Even the view from the outside gates feels massive ... So many details, it's unbelievable. State of the Art.

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  • keithiankeithian Los Angeles, CAPosts: 3,042Member Uncommon
    Totally agree. Was the best city I ever saw.

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  • DrachasorDrachasor Columbus, OHPosts: 2,678Member

    I think a big part of what Anet did right was all the little conversations everywhere.  A lot of developers really skimp on this or skip it entirely and in doing that their games feel dead.

    I agree though, all the main cities are huge in fact.  Makes them feel more like cities rather than little towns.

  • FinitFinit Smithsburg, MDPosts: 145Member

    I love the Grove.  I recently bought my first gaming computer, and let's just say the difference in graphics from my laptop (under minimum specs) to this which easily goes to max settings is jaw dropping.  

    The Grove, Lion's Arch, and Divinity's Reach are gorgeous.  No matter how many people dislike certain aspects of the game, no one can argue that ArenaNet hasn't built the best MMO cities to date.

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  • solarinesolarine IstanbulPosts: 1,203Member

    Divinity's Reach is probably the best looking city in the game. Just amazing. I think it's the place where GW2's art style works best (maybe along with Black Citadel, the Charr capital).

    I'm usually a sucker for forest-cities, but the Grove is not doing it for me. Still, it's better than most cities in other MMOs. 

    Suffice to say, GW2 just has the most beautiful cities. And good variety among them, too.

  • thunderCthunderC miami flPosts: 472Member Uncommon

    I think one of the coolest things in divintys reach has to be the big giant drum/horn/ music playing thing. Its so cool as you get closer to it the music it plays gets louder and louder. Its kind of a creepy tune playing, I always have to stop look and just listen whenever i pass it in Divintys reach.

     

     

     

  • RokurgeptaRokurgepta wallington, NJPosts: 2,136Member
    The best thing I heard in Divinitys reach was " Who builds a target range next to a tavern?" The NPC he is talking to says " Well we only had one fatality so far".
  • NomadMorlockNomadMorlock N/A, VAPosts: 593Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Rokurgepta
    The best thing I heard in Divinitys reach was " Who builds a target range next to a tavern?" The NPC he is talking to says " Well we only had one fatality so far".

    Lol. I will have to check that place out. My friend commented that he followed a group of NPC's on a pub crawl to all the taverns in Lions Arch the other day. I haven't had the time yet to find these guys. 

  • RokurgeptaRokurgepta wallington, NJPosts: 2,136Member
    Originally posted by NomadMorlock
    Originally posted by Rokurgepta
    The best thing I heard in Divinitys reach was " Who builds a target range next to a tavern?" The NPC he is talking to says " Well we only had one fatality so far".

    Lol. I will have to check that place out. My friend commented that he followed a group of NPC's on a pub crawl to all the taverns in Lions Arch the other day. I haven't had the time yet to find these guys. 

     This tavern is on the first floor near the crafting stations IIRC. You will see a target range and the tavern is to the left if you are facing the range. NPC are a male and female.

  • ShimpoGenmuShimpoGenmu brusselsPosts: 66Member
    Originally posted by Rokurgepta
    The best thing I heard in Divinitys reach was " Who builds a target range next to a tavern?" The NPC he is talking to says " Well we only had one fatality so far".

    dont forget the magic "trick" the magician doing to you lol that was hilarious 

  • RokurgeptaRokurgepta wallington, NJPosts: 2,136Member
    Originally posted by ShimpoGenmu
    Originally posted by Rokurgepta
    The best thing I heard in Divinitys reach was " Who builds a target range next to a tavern?" The NPC he is talking to says " Well we only had one fatality so far".

    dont forget the magic "trick" the magician doing to you lol that was hilarious 

     I have not seen that. Where is he?

  • itgrowlsitgrowls newport news, VAPosts: 2,951Member
    Love their floating astrological markers in DR it's awesome site to behold.
  • AlucardlbAlucardlb Yankton, SDPosts: 83Member
    Yea the first beta test they did i ended up spending 3 hours just walking around the city enjoying the sights.
  • ZikariZikari SingaporePosts: 78Member
    Agree, DR is the most beautiful city I have seen in any MMO so far. Only problem for me was, it was the first one I explored, because I started with an human. Going to the other cities after that was a bit of a letdown, especially Lions Arch is not nearly as impressive and well designed like DR.
  • ElikalElikal ValhallaPosts: 7,906Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by TheScavenger

    And even if I only spent one minute in the game and going to Divinity's Reach was the first thing I did...that city alone would have made the 60 dollar purchase worthwhile.

     

    Most amazing city I've ever been in, in any game. Not only is the city huge, but SO much atmosphere...NPCs chatting...moving around...they aren't cardboard cutouts like in a certain newer MMO. Dogs bark in the background and there are bird sounds, children playing (and roleplaying) in the streets...laughter...soooo amazing. In fact, I wish I lived in a city like Divinity's Reach in real life.

     

    Went to Asura city next, that was pretty cool. I liked the 3 dimensional kind of feel to it. Not my favorite city though, not really my style. But I can see a lot of work must have gone into it.

     

    Next on the list is Charr, since that city looks awesome (judging by screenshots). Then Norn (love the Nordic theme)...probably go to the Sylvari city as the last racial city.

     

    And best for last...Lion's Arch...since that city looks AMAZING. I love the theme of it.

     

    But yeah...Divinity's Reach is worth the 60 dollars alone.

    I agree! Divinity's Reach is clearly like a city should be. Large, diverse, beautiful, with things to see and things to examine, and NPCs chatting. :)

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  • AzureProwerAzurePrower AustraliaPosts: 1,508Member Uncommon

    Just don't stand any where for too long.

    I saw a hunter who had a doggie. It was bigger than me and it said WOOF!

    3 minutes later.

    I saw a hunter who had a doggie. It was bigger than me and it said WOOF!

    3 minutes later.

    I saw a hunter who had a doggie. It was bigger than me and it said WOOF!

    3 minutes later.

    I saw a hunter who had a doggie. It was bigger than me and it said WOOF!

  • Loke666Loke666 MalmöPosts: 18,030Member Uncommon
    DR is great. Rata sum on the other hand is a place I rather stay away from, my thief just cant stand those small asuras and stealing stuff from there just seems risky, you never know when it blows up in your face.
  • MagnetiaMagnetia SydneyPosts: 1,029Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by AzurePrower

    Just don't stand any where for too long.

     

    I saw a hunter who had a doggie. It was bigger than me and it said WOOF!

     

    3 minutes later.

     

    I saw a hunter who had a doggie. It was bigger than me and it said WOOF!

     

    3 minutes later.

     

    I saw a hunter who had a doggie. It was bigger than me and it said WOOF!

     

    3 minutes later.

     

    I saw a hunter who had a doggie. It was bigger than me and it said WOOF!

    Standing outside a dungeon.

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  • ThoemseThoemse DornbirnPosts: 452Member Uncommon

    I do agree that it is brilliantly designed but the best things i discovered were in Lion's. The jumping puzzle is so damn well done and funny and the cliff diver turret where you can jump down with swimming goggles just for a laugh! There is so much detail in GW2.

    I was so sick of the quest hub to questhun MMOs and this one actually rewards exploration wich is something i have not seen in years.

     

    Personally i was not hyped by GW2 at all. Even considered skipping it. I bought it since a RL friend plays and without a monthly sub not much money is wasted. I am positively surprised.

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