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 Post subject: Gaming anticipation...
PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:54 am 
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No idea how many here have played Guild Wars, I've played it a little and it's a generally fun little game. It's obvious attraction from an online game perspective is that it's subscription free.

More information is now coming out re the sequel, Guild Wars 2 and it's looking veeerry interesting.

I would recommend a quick read of this and that

I'd be intrigued to know if there was interest in this from other 'Trepids.

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Intrepids
LOx lvl27 Tanker
Synaptic Pulse lvl25 Defender

Legends
Ebon Hawk (Claws/Regen Scrapper)
Girl Fusion (Empathy/Rad Blast Defender)
Zenobia Blade (Broadsword/Shield/Blaze Scrapper)
Pyrokyne (Fire/Kin/Mu Corruptor)
Blaize of Glory (Fire/Fire/Fire Blaster)
Silver Falcon (Tri-form Peacebringer)
Second Sun (Fire/Rad Controller)

Institution
Bitter Blizzard lvl 50 Corruptor
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 Post subject: Re: Gaming anticipation...
PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:51 pm 
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I played GW1 for a while some years back and I liked it in its simplicity. Sure a lot of things were 'missing' seeing that we have high expectations nowadays but it seems that they have been using GW1 as an efficient way of finding out what players like/disklike and incorporate that into GW2.
GW2 offers a lot of stuff that any kind of player might want but they are not forced to use the options. A big plus for me is the fact that they try to ensure the ANTI-GRIND factor.

It seems that they also kept the system to be able to not having to choose one particular Archtype. From what I can read you can still customize your character for more flexible roles if you want. I just hope that they don't limit your currently slotted powers to 8 (I believe it was 8) slots again. I hated that in GW1. I had dozens of powers available but I could only use 8 of them at one given time.

One of the other aspects that I hated in GW1 was the fact that your character wasn't allowed to move around freely. You couldn't jump up or down a ridge that was barerly 10 inches high. You were forced to follow the main road at all times. I believe that this limitation will be gone in this release.

I have seen several trailers and I must say they made a beautiful world and it seems to become bigger and bigger. I will definitely give the game a try.

I'm not sure if they will be able to make the game subscription free again as with GW1 but they might pull it off if they offer enough micro-transactions that people can spend money on.

AP

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CoH (lvl 50): AnnaPuna (Tanker), Desert Queen (Controller), Harlequin Dancer (Scrapper),
Tempus Fugit (Defender), N-MIB (Peacebringer), Lady Rainbow (Controller), Lead Poisoning (Blaster)

CoV (lvl 50): Mistress of Souls (Mastermind), Mistress of Roses (Dominator), Rising Nova (Corruptor), Annie last Words (Stalker), Sister Silk (Fortunata), Sister Inquisitor (Widow), Metal Mynx (Brute), Static Shutdown (brute)

DC Online:
PvE: Airstrike (level 12 Hero, Tanker), Catastrophe (level 25 Villain, Healer)
PvP: Ghost Games (level 12 Hero, Controller)

CO: AnnaPuna (26), Annihilator (12), , Crimson Shadow (22), Enforcer (13), Law of the Dead (12), Reaper (13), Yeti (14), Slither (12), Penny Playful (14)

Aion: Aiyana (Spiritmaster)/Gorgos, Lilyth (Chanter)/Perento, Lilyth (Chanter)/Telemachus

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming anticipation...
PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:21 pm 
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I'm pretty sure they have out and out confirmed it will be subs free. They are relying on box sales and microtransactions I guess.

The bad news is that the 8 slots style thing is still very much the order of the day, but it's a little more dynamic than that. My understanding is that the slots are more structured, but also have some variability.

IE there is something like 2 right hand slots, and exactly what is in there will be dependent on what weapon you have in your right hand, a sword would give different abilities than an axe or a hammer or a wand. Then there will be abilities that will chain on from a basic attack. It sounds like it's got more interesting options to it than the more static 8 abilities that GW1 had.

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Intrepids
LOx lvl27 Tanker
Synaptic Pulse lvl25 Defender

Legends
Ebon Hawk (Claws/Regen Scrapper)
Girl Fusion (Empathy/Rad Blast Defender)
Zenobia Blade (Broadsword/Shield/Blaze Scrapper)
Pyrokyne (Fire/Kin/Mu Corruptor)
Blaize of Glory (Fire/Fire/Fire Blaster)
Silver Falcon (Tri-form Peacebringer)
Second Sun (Fire/Rad Controller)

Institution
Bitter Blizzard lvl 50 Corruptor
Taze lvl 17 Brute


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming anticipation...
PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:36 pm 
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I haven't played it but i have watched the other half play it. I didn't like the restriction on the movement that AP mentioned and that put me off, but if that is gone and it's free then i might be interested, also...other half might be interested. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming anticipation...
PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:35 am 
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I don't know if the movement restrictions are still there. They apparently have underwater areas, which would suggest they would have introduced vertical movement too, but I guess we won't know for a while.

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Intrepids
LOx lvl27 Tanker
Synaptic Pulse lvl25 Defender

Legends
Ebon Hawk (Claws/Regen Scrapper)
Girl Fusion (Empathy/Rad Blast Defender)
Zenobia Blade (Broadsword/Shield/Blaze Scrapper)
Pyrokyne (Fire/Kin/Mu Corruptor)
Blaize of Glory (Fire/Fire/Fire Blaster)
Silver Falcon (Tri-form Peacebringer)
Second Sun (Fire/Rad Controller)

Institution
Bitter Blizzard lvl 50 Corruptor
Taze lvl 17 Brute


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming anticipation...
PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:12 pm 
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Maybe there will be a trial? 8-[

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming anticipation...
PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:36 pm 
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I dunno.

I don't recall there ever being Guild Wars 1 trials.

My suggestion would be to talk the other half into giving it a go... that could work as a trial for you :wink:

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Intrepids
LOx lvl27 Tanker
Synaptic Pulse lvl25 Defender

Legends
Ebon Hawk (Claws/Regen Scrapper)
Girl Fusion (Empathy/Rad Blast Defender)
Zenobia Blade (Broadsword/Shield/Blaze Scrapper)
Pyrokyne (Fire/Kin/Mu Corruptor)
Blaize of Glory (Fire/Fire/Fire Blaster)
Silver Falcon (Tri-form Peacebringer)
Second Sun (Fire/Rad Controller)

Institution
Bitter Blizzard lvl 50 Corruptor
Taze lvl 17 Brute


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming anticipation...
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:31 am 
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From what i ahve read in a recent special the game looks quite good ,graf and sound top notch etc,on the slots there was some mention that most of the 1500+ abbility's from gw 1 will not make a reapearance and that some slots are reserverd for basic fight things like block etc ,they want to make people jus rolling in to have a decent bar to start with.

i like the non fee thing aswel but i know verry well i whouldent be able to play it decently unless OR turns out bad,i'm a one trick pony when it comes to games i'm afraid.

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 Post subject: Re: Gaming anticipation...
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:31 am 
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*looks at his lifetime subs to Lotro and CO and his recent resub to Aion as well as two subs for CoX*

Yeah, me too on that one trick pony thing :wink:

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Official Chiefette Translator
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Intrepids
LOx lvl27 Tanker
Synaptic Pulse lvl25 Defender

Legends
Ebon Hawk (Claws/Regen Scrapper)
Girl Fusion (Empathy/Rad Blast Defender)
Zenobia Blade (Broadsword/Shield/Blaze Scrapper)
Pyrokyne (Fire/Kin/Mu Corruptor)
Blaize of Glory (Fire/Fire/Fire Blaster)
Silver Falcon (Tri-form Peacebringer)
Second Sun (Fire/Rad Controller)

Institution
Bitter Blizzard lvl 50 Corruptor
Taze lvl 17 Brute


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming anticipation...
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:48 am 
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Ebon Hawk wrote:
his recent resub to Aion


:?: :?: :?: [smilie=bolt.gif]
You lost me there...I can play the grindgame for about 3-4 days and then I need a 3-month break from it again.

AP

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CoH (lvl 50): AnnaPuna (Tanker), Desert Queen (Controller), Harlequin Dancer (Scrapper),
Tempus Fugit (Defender), N-MIB (Peacebringer), Lady Rainbow (Controller), Lead Poisoning (Blaster)

CoV (lvl 50): Mistress of Souls (Mastermind), Mistress of Roses (Dominator), Rising Nova (Corruptor), Annie last Words (Stalker), Sister Silk (Fortunata), Sister Inquisitor (Widow), Metal Mynx (Brute), Static Shutdown (brute)

DC Online:
PvE: Airstrike (level 12 Hero, Tanker), Catastrophe (level 25 Villain, Healer)
PvP: Ghost Games (level 12 Hero, Controller)

CO: AnnaPuna (26), Annihilator (12), , Crimson Shadow (22), Enforcer (13), Law of the Dead (12), Reaper (13), Yeti (14), Slither (12), Penny Playful (14)

Aion: Aiyana (Spiritmaster)/Gorgos, Lilyth (Chanter)/Perento, Lilyth (Chanter)/Telemachus

"May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine."
Frank Sinatra


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming anticipation...
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:45 am 
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Zos talked me into it... and there have been a lot of changes since I last played so I figured I was due another look in.

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Intrepids
LOx lvl27 Tanker
Synaptic Pulse lvl25 Defender

Legends
Ebon Hawk (Claws/Regen Scrapper)
Girl Fusion (Empathy/Rad Blast Defender)
Zenobia Blade (Broadsword/Shield/Blaze Scrapper)
Pyrokyne (Fire/Kin/Mu Corruptor)
Blaize of Glory (Fire/Fire/Fire Blaster)
Silver Falcon (Tri-form Peacebringer)
Second Sun (Fire/Rad Controller)

Institution
Bitter Blizzard lvl 50 Corruptor
Taze lvl 17 Brute


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming anticipation...
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:14 am 
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Ebon Hawk wrote:
Zos talked me into it... and there have been a lot of changes since I last played so I figured I was due another look in.


That just proves I'm always right: I blame Z

AP
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CoH (lvl 50): AnnaPuna (Tanker), Desert Queen (Controller), Harlequin Dancer (Scrapper),
Tempus Fugit (Defender), N-MIB (Peacebringer), Lady Rainbow (Controller), Lead Poisoning (Blaster)

CoV (lvl 50): Mistress of Souls (Mastermind), Mistress of Roses (Dominator), Rising Nova (Corruptor), Annie last Words (Stalker), Sister Silk (Fortunata), Sister Inquisitor (Widow), Metal Mynx (Brute), Static Shutdown (brute)

DC Online:
PvE: Airstrike (level 12 Hero, Tanker), Catastrophe (level 25 Villain, Healer)
PvP: Ghost Games (level 12 Hero, Controller)

CO: AnnaPuna (26), Annihilator (12), , Crimson Shadow (22), Enforcer (13), Law of the Dead (12), Reaper (13), Yeti (14), Slither (12), Penny Playful (14)

Aion: Aiyana (Spiritmaster)/Gorgos, Lilyth (Chanter)/Perento, Lilyth (Chanter)/Telemachus

"May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine."
Frank Sinatra


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming anticipation...
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:13 am 
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I'm actually really enjoying it atm too, although I think a fair chunk of that is down to really enjoying the Chanter and them having improved xp rewards across the board so leveling is faster :)

Back on the original topic, a bit of poking about the Guild Wars 2 FAQ turns up that the movement restrictions are indeed gone, with jumping and swimming (including underwater) in the game. Flight however is not available as a player movement option from what I can gather. But at least no more being stumped by a 3 inch high ridge :wink:

Also it looks like they are introducing a CO-esque active blocking thing...

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Intrepids
LOx lvl27 Tanker
Synaptic Pulse lvl25 Defender

Legends
Ebon Hawk (Claws/Regen Scrapper)
Girl Fusion (Empathy/Rad Blast Defender)
Zenobia Blade (Broadsword/Shield/Blaze Scrapper)
Pyrokyne (Fire/Kin/Mu Corruptor)
Blaize of Glory (Fire/Fire/Fire Blaster)
Silver Falcon (Tri-form Peacebringer)
Second Sun (Fire/Rad Controller)

Institution
Bitter Blizzard lvl 50 Corruptor
Taze lvl 17 Brute


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