• Guild Wars 2 V2: GOTY 2017 or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Arenanet
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[IMG]http://swedishotaku.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/57719_guildwars2-logo-01_normal-e1313015438487.jpg[/IMG] [B]Developer:[/B] Arenanet [B]Genre:[/B] MMORPG [B][highlight]Subscription Fees:[/highlight][/B][highlight] NONE![/highlight] [B]Release Date:[/B] [highlight]August 28, 2012![/highlight] [B]Platform:[/B] PC [B]Rating:[/B] Teen [B]Requirements:[/B] Unknown, but stated to be similar to those of the Original Guild Wars (ask someone who's in the beta) [video=youtube;Em0Sd60iI2w]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em0Sd60iI2w&feature=player_embedded[/video] [B]UPDATE[/B] [quote=Pre-order now for Beta access!] [URL]https://buy.guildwars2.com/[/URL] Learn more about the different editions Or from your local game stores. [URL]http://www.facebook.com/GuildWars2[/URL] [/quote] [quote] [highlight]GO TO THIS LINK TO SIGN UP FOR THE FP GW2 GROUP[/highlight] [URL="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?pli=1&formkey=dFN3OWZMUjlXWFJ6Z1AzdVFVb2JtSmc6MQ#gid=0"]Facepunch GW2 Guild Form[/URL] NA Server: Gates of Madness EU Server: Ring Of Fire Note: Servers subject to change [/quote] Table of Contents: [B]1.[/B] Background [B]2.[/B] Key Features [B]3.[/B] Major Races and Characters [B]4.[/B] Dynamic Events and Dungeons [B]5.[/B] Classes Combat and Professions [B]6.[/B] Other media [IMG]http://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/thumb/6/6d/Tyria_map.jpg/601px-Tyria_map.jpg[/IMG] [B][U]1. - Background:[/U][/B] For generations, war and chaos raged across the land of Tyria. Five great races competed and warred against each other, struggling to tip the balance of power in their favor. Then the dragons woke. The all-powerful beasts stirred from their millennial sleep under earth and sea. With their magical breath the dragons spread destruction and created legions of twisted slaves. A deathless dragon named Zhaitan raised the sunken nation of Orr, triggering earthquakes and tidal waves that destroyed entire cities across the Sea of Sorrows. Zhaitan's undead armies surged from the sea, hungry for the destruction of the five races of Tyria: the charr, a ferocious race of feline warriors; the asura, magical inventors of small size and great intellect; the norn, towering shapeshifters from the frigid northern lands; the sylvari, a mysterious young race of visionary plant folk; and the humans, an embattled but resilient people. Now heroes from the five races must set aside ancient rivalries and stand together against their common enemies. Magic, technology, and cold steel will determine the ultimate fate of the world. Guild Wars 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Guild Wars: Prophecies, and its expansions. Set 250 years after the events of the original games, Guild Wars 2 focuses on the rise of the Elder Dragons, those at this time being Zhaitan, Primordus, Jormag, Kralkatorrik, and the Deep Sea Dragon, and the struggle of the races of Tyria to stop them from destroying the world. No aid can come to the people of Tyria. Cantha is isolated, partly from the Deep Sea Dragon, partly due to their own doing. Elona has been reconquered by Palwa Joko and due to the dragons on the Crystal Desert’s borders, only the Order of Whispers has been able to maintain communication. Destiny's Edge, a group consisting of each member of the five main races of Tyria: The Charr, Sylvari, Norn, Asura, and Humans. This group was able to kill several dragon champions, and almost killed Kralkatorrik, but due to one his loyalty/infatuation with the Queen, Logan, the human group member, left right before the battle, ultimately causing Glint’s and Snaff’s deaths, as well as the escape of Kralkatorrik. This event shattered Destiny’s Edge, and it is you, the player’s goal, to reforge their friendships, and the group itself. [B][U]2. - Key Features:[/U][/B] - Guild Wars 2 is a fully persistent world in which players can adventure through in a group or alone. - Day/Night cycle - Dynamic Events: Arenanet’s challenge to traditional quests, Dynamic events are missions that take place throughout the world and constantly change depending on the player’s action or inaction. More about this later. - Personal story: Like how the original Guild Wars told the story of your character, Guild Wars 2 furthers that by introducing a fully personal story into the game, based partly on choices in character creation, and partly on what you do in the game. In the capital city of your chosen race, there is one personal instanced district for each player. There, characters that you’ve talked to or saved appear. The story is fully branching. - [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TJDTv1aGR4&feature=player_embedded"]More in depth character creation system that includes personality, background, and group membership (ex. Flame or Ash legion, Commoner or Noble, etc.)[/URL] - 60 feature films worth of recorded dialogue and voice acting - Jumping and swimming now included. Over 30% of the explorable area is underwater, including underwater towns and cities - Stylized painterly visuals. - Deep history and background, including language and religion. - An optional cash shop that will never sell items that affect gameplay. Stuff like more character slots, character recustomization will be available. [B][U]3. - Main Characters/Races:[/U][/B] [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/aWdU2.png[/IMG] [B]Clockwise:[/B] [I]Rytlock Brimstone the Charr, Eir Stegalkin the Norn, Zojja the Asura, Logan Thackeray the human, and Caithe the Sylvari.[/I] [IMG]http://www.guildwars2.com/global/includes/images/races-human.jpg[/IMG] [U]Humans:[/U] Humans have not fared well in the centuries after the original Guild Wars. They have continued to lose land by the Dragons, the Charr, or other races. Their cities and villages are in constant conflict with centaurs, bandits, pirates, and others. But even with the future looking grim, many humans still hold out hope. They believe that the six gods, Dwayna, Balthazar, Grenth, Lyssa, Melandru, and Kormir (what the hell Kormir, my character should be the god) will protect them and give them strength to continue forward. The two human strongholds left are Divinity’s Reach, the capital city of the humans, and Ebonhawke, a city on the far eastern reaches of Ascalon. Their cities have aspects of traditional fantasy but with a Renaissance touch. [IMG]http://www.guildwars2.com/global/includes/images/races-charr.jpg[/IMG] [U]Charr:[/U] The charr are the most warlike and industrial race of Tyria. Following the events of Guild Wars, they have retaken most of Ascalon, minus the human stronghold of Ebonhawke. Out of the ruins of the searing and the internal conflicts that led to the almost complete destruction of the Flame Legion and the shaman caste, the Charr have embraced technology over magic. God’s are of no concern to them, after being deceived into believing the destroyers were Gods. Their cities exhibit this through their steampunk design. Under constant threat from kralkatorrik and his crystalline minions, they are constantly engaged in war. Steel, guns, explosives, these are the Gods of the Charr. [IMG]http://www.guildwars2.com/global/includes/images/races-norn.jpg[/IMG] [U]Norn:[/U] This large, human-like race lived up in the Northern Shiverpeaks until Jormag woke, destroying Gunnar’s Hold and forcing the proud Norn retreating southward. The Norn pride themselves in feats of strength against each other and other creatures in the Shiverpeaks. They often fight alone for success and glory, which made it hard to gain them as allies in the battle against the Destroyers in the past, but even alone, they are fierce fighters. They are unique in the ability to shapeshift into four different animals, the raven, the bear, the wolf, and the snow leopard, which the Spirits of the Wild embody as well. They also like drinking mead. [IMG]http://www.guildwars2.com/global/includes/images/races-sylvari.jpg[/IMG] [U]Sylvari:[/U] The Sylvari are the newest race introduced to Tyria. They were born from the Pale Tree, planted and cared for by Ronan, a human, and Ventari, a centaur. They are inquisitive, attempting to understand the world they have been introduced to as well as their origins from the tree and their shared memories in the Dream of Dreams. They believe that the goal of their race is to hunt the Elder Dragons, to lift the shadow from both the dream and Tyria. Unlike other races, most are direct and honest in their dealings with others, even when it leads them to trouble. [IMG]http://www.guildwars2.com/global/includes/images/races-asura.jpg[/IMG] [U]Asura:[/U] The Asura are a highly intelligent race in contrast to their short stature. After being driven up to the surface by the Great Destroyer during the events of Eye of the North, they have established themselves in the jungles of Kryta, with their capital city being Rata Sum. In the past 250 years, they have have been able to expand successfully from their old outposts, creating massive floating structures, portals, and other amazing architectural feats (compensating much?). Unlike the Charr, much of Asuran technological advancement is based on magic, allowing the function of their massive golems and floating cities. The Asurans challenge themselves with intellectual pursuits, albeit oftentimes pursuits with little practical usage and large chance of error. Most hold themselves as the superior race in Tyria, based solely on their intellect. [U]Minor unplayable races[/U] [t]http://www.incgamers.com/images/screenshots/27583orig.jpg[/t][t]http://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/thumb/4/4f/Skritt_scavenger.jpg/534px-Skritt_scavenger.jpg[/t][t]http://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/thumb/2/22/Kodan_render.jpg/300px-Kodan_render.jpg[/t] Quaggans, Skritts, and Kodans, Oh my! [B][U]4 – Dynamic Events and Dungeons[/U][/B] [U]Dynamic Events:[/U] Dynamic events work as follows. Say a group of centaurs is marauding in a village, you could either go defend or just leave them be. If you defend the village and successfully drive the centaurs out, another event occurs in that chain. If you ignore or fail to defend the village, the centaurs take it over, killing useful npcs and making the village uninhabitable. Then you can keep on ignoring it, or attempt to take the village back, and so forth. Arenanet attempted to make events matter in the game, unlike how old mmos used the kill 10 so and so’s that are attacking something, and all the so and sos are in a field waiting to be attacked. You can be alerted to occurring events by either: 1) walking into it, or 2) talking to npcs who tell you about what’s happening. There are over 1600 events as of right now and 180 event chains, with more being added throughout the development process. The rewards for dynamic events are gold, experience, and karma, with numbers awarded based on the medal earned at the end (bronze, silver, gold), which is based on participation in the event. Karma is a new award introduced in GW2 that allows you to buy specific items such as transmutation stones and develop your personality. [URL="http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/dynamic-events/dynamic-events-overview/"]More on Dynamic Events[/URL] [U]Dungeons:[/U] Dungeons are similar to the instance based missions of the original Guild Wars, but have some slight changes. The first dungeon is available at level 30, with seven others opening up throughout the course of your level progress. Each dungeon allows a group of five people to enter. The first time you run a dungeon you play through the story mode, this being part of your personal story and the plot of GW2. In most you help bring Destiny’s Edge back together by helping them complete their goals. After the initial run through your can play through the dungeon again in adventure mode. New choices open up in adventure mode dungeons based on your decisions. Ex. After the Ascalon dungeon new threats emerge in the catacombs, and you choose how you want to fix the problem. Each different choice opens up different paths and different enemies. Note: Adventure mode dungeons are much harder than story mode, but they also have better rewards and there are armor and weapons that are exclusive to each dungeon. [URL="http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/dungeons/into-the-dungeons/"]More on Dungeons[/URL] [URL="http://www.arena.net/blog/william-fairfield-on-designing-the-dungeons"]More on designing the dungeons[/URL] [B][U]5 - Classes and Combat[/U][/B] [U]Combat[/U] [t]http://www.guildwars2.com/global/includes/images/screenshots/traits/gw2-traits-004.jpg[/t][t]http://www.guildwars2.com/global/includes/images/screenshots/personal-stories/gw2-personal-009.jpg[/t][t]http://www.guildwars2.com/global/includes/images/screenshots/combat/gw859.jpg[/t] Combat in Guild Wars 2 is unlike other MMOs, where you sit and cast spells that have activation times. Many of the skills in Guild Wars 2 can be casted while moving, and there is no targeting at all; when you shoot a fireball, people can dodge out of the way, or you could just miss completely. It plays like an action game, and is much more intense. Active combat is an important part of Guild Wars 2. With the inclusion of jumping and swimming, there is now the z axis to take into account in battles. Traps can affect a 3D area so it’s possible to jump over them or get hit by them while in the air. This goes for underwater combat too, but of course, in water. Due to this new style of active combat, rolling and dodging are now much more useful. Combos are an additional way of making combat more interactive. By utilizing environmental or player made effects, you can combine skills to make them more powerful. For example, laying down a fire trap and then firing arrows through it will set the arrow tips on fire. Healing and death have been revamped in GW2. In most MMOs, if you lose all your health, you would die, but in GW2, losing all your health puts you into a downed state. From this state, you are given some skills to attack with. To get out of this state, you either have to kill an enemy, which gives you a second wind, or get helped by another player. The exception is the Necromancer, who has the death shroud ability to fall back on. If you aren’t revived in time, you die, otherwise known as the defeated state. At this point, you can either wait for a revive from another player, or you can respawn at a set waypoint. There are eight classes to choose from split into categories of armor: Soldier (Heavy), Adventurer (Medium), and Scholar (Light). Unlike most MMOs, each class is self sufficient; Arenanet threw out the old tank-dps-heal system so that choosing a class didn’t doom someone to repeat the same role over and over. Each class has a different play style, while still being capable to take any role if needed. The skill bar now has room for ten skills, five of those depend on the currently selected weapon and swap out when you switch your weapon. From newer videos, it seems that new weapon skills are unlocked over time during weapon use. The other five are up to you to choose, but of them, one is an elite skill, one is a healing skill, and the other three can be anything. The elite skills this time around can be game changers and are meant to be ultra powerful, so they have massive cooldowns. Make sure you use them wisely. Energy is used for dodging skills in combat, while skills have cooldown times. There is now also a [URL="http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Trait"]trait system[/URL] in the game. The traits you can choose from and earn are based on class, and give various passive benefits. [U]PvE and PvP:[/U] PvE comes in the form of dynamic events, dungeons, and general exploration through the world of Tyria. PvP on the other hand comes in several flavors, activities, structured, and world. Activities, while not really specified, are most likely like the roller beetle races or snowball tournaments of GW1, except not seasonal. Structured PvP comes in tournament form with pre-made groups, and pick-up play, which works similarly to lobby based shooter, with the ability to jump into a game. Teams in these matches are five players each, and all players are set at even footing, so if a level 1 player fights a level 80 player they’ll have equal health, weapon stats, etc. Tournament play comes in several varieties: 1) Pickup tournaments - win these to get qualifying points. 2) Monthly tournaments - Those with enough qualifying points get to participate in these. 3) Yearly tournaments - Top echelon players from monthly tournaments can participate in these. 4) Player-run tournaments - Customizable options for competition. World PvP are server v. server based games, set in the “mist” between worlds. In this mode, whatever you have in PvE is brought directly into PvP. So in a battle between a level 1 and a level 80, the level 80 will pretty much win automatically. Few details have been revealed, but at this point there has been no mention of player limits in W v. W play. So you could theoretically have hundreds of players fighting throughout the map.In some ways W v. W acts like a massive RTS game without someone pulling the strings. Players capture resource points and strongholds throughout the four areas that make up the map. From the home area, players move out and attempt to capture the neutral areas and then the enemy base. There are npcs in World v. World, but they serve as defense only.It’s possible to level up from 1 – 80 just playing world PvP as you gain both experience and from killing other players.Players are allowed to change worlds, but there’s a delay on being allowed into W v. W after a world switch. [URL="http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/combat/part-one/"]More on combat[/URL], [URL="http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/combat/healing-death/"]More on Healing and Death[/URL], [URL="http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Pvp"]More on PVP[/URL] [U]Professions[/U] Professions are what most MMOs call classes, like Warrior or Ranger. There are 8 professions, and 3 different types of professions; Soldier, Adventurer, and Scholar Soldier professions are the most heavily armored of the professions, being the closest to the tanks of other mmos. They mainly utilize melee weaponry to confront their foes head on, but have either ranged abilities or spells to aid in fighting as well as to make them more versatile. Adventurer professions are more armored than scholars, but less so than soldiers. Two of the classes, Rangers, and Thieves, use movement and quick attacks to great effectiveness in combat while Engineers mainly set up positions to fight in. Most adventurer professions lack spell based skills, but make for it in physical and projectile damage. Scholar professions are the least armored of the three types, and they use a variety of spells in combat. To make up for the lack of armor, the majority of their weaponry is ranged based, including staffs and wands, but still have the ability to wield melee weapons if the fighting gets to close. [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ibznm3_Tagg&feature=player_embedded"][IMG]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25270264/Guild%20Wars/FacepunchMegaThread/Warrior_Header_Thin_48.png[/IMG][/URL] The warrior makes a return from GW1, but now boasting new ranged capabilities with the ability to use rifles and bows. Their selection of weaponry is also the largest of any of the classes, ranging from swords and maces to warhorns and hammers. Warriors can also dual wield weaponry. They still use the adrenaline system for many of their skills many of these reused from the original Guild Wars. Their unique skill sets are stances, chains, banners, shouts, and charge skills, stances, chains, and shouts being from the original game. Banners act as teammate buffs and charge skills can be held down for a more powerful attack. [t]http://www.guildwars2.com/global/includes/images/screenshots/warrior/gw2-warrior-002.jpg[/t] [URL="http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/professions/warrior/"]More on the Warrior[/URL] [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvYxoURQbPI&feature=player_embedded"][IMG]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25270264/Guild%20Wars/FacepunchMegaThread/Guardian_Header_Thin_48.png[/IMG][/URL] Guardians are most comparable to the Paladins of World of Warcraft with their focus on spells and heavy armor. Unique to the Guardian, they have three beneficial passive abilities that can be activated to do damage or help their teammates, these being Justice, Resolve, and Courage. Guardians, like Warriors, mainly use close quarters weaponry such as maces and swords, but can also carry caster weapons to boost their magical abilities. Skill sets for the Guardian include Spirit Weapons, Symbols, Wards, and Aegis. Spirit Weapons attack enemies, symbols damage enemies or aid teammates, wards impair movement, and aegis blocks attacks. [t]http://www.guildwars2.com/global/includes/images/screenshots/guardian/guardian05.jpg[/t] [URL="http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/professions/guardian/"]More on the Guardian[/URL] [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke9LDH7PC98&feature=player_embedded"][IMG]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25270264/Guild%20Wars/FacepunchMegaThread/Ranger_Header_Thin_48.png[/IMG][/URL] While rangers excel in ranged combat, they are also dangerous melee fighters, with the ability to dual wield as well as carry 2-h swords. Rangers are the only class allowed to move while firing shortbows. Returning from the original game, rangers can use traps, spirits and pets. Rangers are allowed to tame wild animals and use them as pets in combat. Unlike the original Guild Wars, pets aren’t useless.The pet system is more fleshed out in GW2. A ranger can have three active pet slots at once with there being 12 types of pets to choose from. Out of these 12, there are sub-categories with different abilities. Ex. A polar bear has an icy roar while a brown bear has a fearsome roar. Pets level up 20 times and can be outfitted with various skills that can be unlocked for them. Like the pet/hero system in GW1, various orders can be given to your pets like attack, defend, etc. [t]http://www.guildwars2.com/global/includes/images/screenshots/ranger/rangersgroup1.jpg[/t] [URL="http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/professions/ranger/"]More on the Ranger[/URL] [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQOFcz7JSts&feature=player_embedded"][IMG]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25270264/Guild%20Wars/FacepunchMegaThread/Theif_Header_Thin_48.png[/IMG][/URL] The Thief, like the assassin from GW1, excels in fast and precise attacks, utilizing speed and surprise to overwhelm a single enemy before fading away to strike when the enemy least suspects it. Thieves, then, are designed for hit and run tactics. To help with this, they have a cloaking skill that allows the user to move about unseen. Their skills have no cool down, but run on 10 initiative points that recharge over time. They are mainly designed for melee combat but can wield pistols as well for some ranged capabilities.Also unique to the thief are the ability to use environmental weapons taken from enemies, and the way dual weaponry is set up. Environmental weapons are things Thieves can take from AI characters to either benefit themselves are attack the enemy, such as taking a root from an oakheart to use as a club. Dual weaponry skills work for Thieves differently than other classes. The main and off hand weapons determine two skills each, while the last weapon skill is determined by both weapons. [t]http://www.guildwars2.com/global/includes/images/screenshots/thief/thief04.jpg[/t] [URL="http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/professions/thief/"]More on the Thief[/URL] [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC8udpVox3I&feature=player_embedded"][IMG]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25270264/Guild%20Wars/FacepunchMegaThread/Engineer_Header_Thin_48.png[/IMG][/URL] The most unique GW2 class, the Engineer specializes in the use of the new technology in Tyria. Their weaponry is based almost completely on firearms so they are more susceptible to melee damage. To help defend themselves, they can place various turrets, such as shooting turrets or healing turrets for area denial or team aid. Turrets, in some ways, are continuation of the spirits of GW1.The Engineer’s special skills come in the form of kits, which transform into various defensive or offensive skills. These kits come in the weapon and backpack variety. Weapon kits include weapons such as flamethrowers, but there are rocket launchers pictured in concept art as well. [t]http://www.guildwars2.com/global/includes/images/screenshots/engineer/engineer06.jpg[/t] [URL="http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/professions/engineer/"]More on the Engineer[/URL] [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_IryFB0Vpo&feature=player_embedded"][IMG]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25270264/Guild%20Wars/FacepunchMegaThread/Elementalist_Header_Thin_48.png[/IMG][/URL] The Elementalist specializes in magical combat, using the elements of fire, earth, wind, and water to heal themselves or attack enemies. These are called elemental attunements. Fire is mainly area of effect, wind is usually for single target fighting, water heals, and earth defends. These attunements, when coupled with their various weapons, are the basis of the first fiveskills in the skill bars. Elementalists have the ability to focus fire on one target or use large area of affect spells as area defense. Glyphs and signets return from the original game, and conjuring is used to create weapons and items. [t]http://www.guildwars2.com/global/includes/images/screenshots/ele/gw866.jpg[/t] [URL="http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/professions/elementalist/"]More on the Elementalist[/URL] [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_IryFB0Vpo&feature=player_embedded"][IMG]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25270264/Guild%20Wars/FacepunchMegaThread/Necromancer_Header_Thin_48.png[/IMG][/URL] The Necromancer is a master of the dark arts, with the ability to use undead minions to aid them in their battles. Besides this, they can use curses, marks, and wells in battle, like those from the original GW. New to the Necromancer are the abilities to use axes in melee combat, and the death shroud ability. The death shroud can be activated at any time and acts as a second health bar, as well as another set of skills. [t]http://www.guildwars2.com/global/includes/images/screenshots/necromancer/necromancer02.jpg[/t] [URL="http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/professions/necromancer/"]More on the Necromancer[/URL] [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ylkt1UV_TU"][IMG]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25270264/Guild%20Wars/FacepunchMegaThread/Mesmer_Header_Thin_48.png[/IMG][/URL] The Mesmer is a master of illusion, using spells such as clones or phantasms to defend against attacks or deal damage. In addition, Mesmers also can inflict confusion, which causes damage to enemies under it whenever they cast a skill. As a scholar class, they wear light armor, but unlike the others, they can wield weapons such as pistols and two-handed swords to great effectiveness. [t]http://www.guildwars2.com/global/includes/images/screenshots/mesmer/Mesmer_02.jpg[/t] [URL="http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/professions/mesmer/"]More on the Mesmer[/URL] [U]Underwater Combat and Gameplay[/U] To swim, all you have to do jump into the water and then move forward. To dive, aim downwards and after a bit you’ll automatically swim down. To avoid the annoyance of breathing, all players are given a breathing device, allowing for unlimited time underwater. The underwater component of GW2 is heavily stressed, as it effectively doubles the size of the game. Treasures, dynamic events, and friends and foes can be found beneath the surface. Underwater combat differs heavily from land combat. In it, a lot more stress is put on the z axis of fighting than on land. Many skills can either float or sink enemies giving you height advantage or breathing room (lololol). Skills and enemies also differ from land combat. When you dive underwater your skill bar and weapon changes. Spears are melee weapons, harpoon guns are ranged, and tridents are caster weapons. Arenanet didn’t want the underwater and land skills to be the same since in some cases it makes little sense (casting fire underwater?). Enemies come in different forms. Some enemies can be found in both water and land environments, but others, like fish, sharks, etc. are only found underwater. [t]http://www.arena.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/underwater_01-600x340.jpg[/t][t]http://www.arena.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/underwater_09-600x340.jpg[/t] [video=youtube;je0mT7AHKqI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je0mT7AHKqI&ob=av3e[/video] [B][U]6. – Videos, Screenshots and More[/U][/B] [U]Useful links for more information:[/U] [URL]http://www.guildwars2guru.com/[/URL] [t]http://www.guildwars2.com/global/includes/images/screenshots/traits/gw2-traits-007.jpg[/t][t]http://www.guildwars2.com/global/includes/images/screenshots/dynamic-events/gw2-dynamic-003.jpg[/t][t]http://www.guildwars2.com/global/includes/images/screenshots/dynamic-events/gw2-dynamic-008.jpg[/t][t]http://www.guildwars2.com/global/includes/images/screenshots/dynamic-events/gw2-dynamic-007.jpg[/t][t]http://www.guildwars2.com/global/includes/images/screenshots/ele/elementalist-meteor-shower.jpg[/t][t]http://www.guildwars2.com/global/includes/images/screenshots/dynamic-events/gw2-dynamic-004.jpg[/t][t]http://www.guildwars2.com/global/includes/images/screenshots/combat/gw002.jpg[/t][t]http://aiiane.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/gw2_races.jpg[/t][t]http://www.guildwars2.com/global/includes/images/screenshots/dynamic-events/gw2-dynamic-002.jpg[/t] [video=youtube;_ipnfzAz8Ak]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ipnfzAz8Ak&feature=player_embedded[/video][video=youtube;FuOUNFsPyiY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuOUNFsPyiY&feature=player_embedded[/video][video=youtube;tRUvqgz53c0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRUvqgz53c0&feature=player_embedded[/video] [video=youtube;35BPhT-KI1E]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35BPhT-KI1E&feature=player_embedded[/video] [B][U]Conclusion:[/U][/B] Shut up and take my money! [URL="http://steamcommunity.com/groups/FPGWII"]FP GW2 Steam Group[/URL] [B]Day 1 Purchasers[/B] [quote] markfu Newbienice99 Miskav Grasp Swanky Alex_DeLarge Secundus Titanium Knigh7 Nick895 Petrussen Chaos Creator Aasokeo Kentz xXParanoidXx x-x090 T1dal Alaskan Wolf Trooper-guy1 CommanderPT Pie108 kirederf7 Antwon Octyl Dude Meister kenji Jimmyshimmy geek_loser SGorilla Psychojake bullet100 leet_name Jessey Onirik UnMute GhostG45 Dokaman ShadowShawn Eternalflamez Cree8ive That Ninja Source Wolfmatyr Swefox* Lizerus Anonymuzz Dominicus Mickers [/quote] [quote=people who actually bought it] Kaukassus Franke_R!? eternalflamez (get on the ball) Jinto Source Pandamox Swefox* Wolfmatyr Lord_Schrotty Vengeful Falcon Marhaus GoldenBullet Capsup xXParanoidXx imadaman UnMute Jeffkeuh Cree8ive's friend from class Cree8ive V12US DeandreT Killeen Newbience99 Winner Techbot(?) Kentz(?) kirederf7 Bloodshed7 thrawn2787 kilerabv Petrussen Bullet100 Jessey jordguitar Untouch Guillebon Titanium knigh7 Tey(?) Jonii Wingedwizard SpartanV2 Lizerus Dahlis87 Nystical Vaught Fkpuz Version 1 (MacLaren) Dispenser Roukan CommanderPT Chris220 Rick258 lintz Psychojake zanfall Within(?) Capsup Skidd That Ninja Xavith Mislum mickers sopie MrGreed Mastahamma Benstokes Anonymuzz MadPro19(?) Xavith backfoggen Debauchery CLungcancer Chaos Creator decyg K3inMitl3id Chris220 Banhfunbags peterson Lyonidis elite3444 AtomiCasd a wet towel (at some point) LordApocca Grasp Rawrbullet darkeddone02 Pie108 Yellowamoeba Jetamo killkill85 Jonii Kayl Meller Yeller Andy101 Buck. Monkeypunch UnMute JimmyShimmy Mombasa Thompsonas bunnyspy1 surfur aznz888 Plattack [/quote] If you're going to buy on release date, post to tell us! First open beta weekend this weekend boi [img_thumb]http://cloudfront.guildwars2.com/QRC/GW2_QRC_NA_Digital.jpg[/img_thumb] Previous threads: [URL="http://www.facepunch.com/threads/798746"]Guild Wars 2 Megathread V.1[/URL] Credits to Newbienice, DuncanFrost and Swanky for helping on this OP. If it was possible to put multiple posters as writers of the OP I would.
Jesus, that is one huge OP.
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This logo doesn't have a watermark. [IMG]http://swedishotaku.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/57719_guildwars2-logo-01_normal-e1313015438487.jpg[/IMG] Also, might I suggest that you add a link to the Guild Wars 2 wiki instead of the Guild Wars 1 wiki in the OP?
[QUOTE=Newbienice99;34020954][t]http://filesmelt.com/dl/titanic_wars_21.png[/t][/QUOTE] oh yeah, just to say this didnt work in the demo (fuckin months back now). i was on my last legs, jumped in the water and an undead thing arrived. When i fought back to the surface (they try and keep you down) it gave me about 1/3rd of my health back. when i resurrected i realised that the skeletal pirate ship decided to pop up RIGHT NEXT TO ME, and was what caused my demise .....oh and the rotten fish it launches rather hurt
I'm gonna be a day-one purchaser, add me. :D
F-F-F-F-First page mothaffffffff- Anyway, I really hope it'll release in the next few months, or at least go in to Open Beta.
[QUOTE=Miskav;34024530]F-F-F-F-First page mothaffffffff- Anyway, I really hope it'll release in the next few months, or at least go in to Open Beta.[/QUOTE] Anet did say that the results from the Closed Beta would decide when the Open Beta/Release would be. Only question is when it will be, yet another TBA.
Just rebought the first one. Can't wait to play this one.
day one buyer here
shit looks good hopefully it won't die out without a monthly fee maybe they will make an item shop or some shit that's what saved TF2.
Great OP markfu! Cannot wait to see some mesmer elites!
I still have a section of my bank account reserved for GW2 collector's edition.
[QUOTE=Sherd Red;34025992]shit looks good hopefully it won't die out without a monthly fee maybe they will make an item shop or some shit that's what saved TF2.[/QUOTE] Arenanet has stated that Guild Wars 2 will have the same style of cash shop as it's predecessor. For those who haven't played the first, or haven't bothered to look in the store, it's mainly cosmetics. Though, the store also contains useful things such as more character slots and storage space. Although, you can easily manage with-out the last two things, so we shouldn't have to listen to people complaining about the game being Pay-To-Play.
[QUOTE=Newbienice99;34026598]I still have a section of my bank account reserved for GW2 collector's edition.[/QUOTE] Same but that portion consists of lavish emerald crows, diamond swords, titanium shields, and a platinum flamethrower, which I may use should GW2 fail to release prior to the end of this year. Else, I will proceed to sell listed items for gratuitous amounts of USD and purchase every physical copy of GW2 Collector's Edition and computers. I will then travel the world beating up everyone who has yet to play the splendor which is GW2 and give them said copies of the game and them computers. Following my amazing advertising strategy, I will them be welcomed to work in their programming division (which I intend to do once I obtain my degree). MUHAHAHAHAHAHA! It was all a dream... :suicide:
Swanky, there is a rumor floating about that you absolutely adore asuran dicks. How do you respond???? SILENCE MEANS IT'S TRUE (P.S. I totally didn't make up this completely unfounded accusation)
[QUOTE=Newbienice99;34026773]Swanky, there is a rumor floating about that you absolutely adore asuran dicks. How do you respond????[/QUOTE]:(
[QUOTE=Titanium Knigh7;34026763]I will them be welcomed to work in their programming division (which I intend to do once I obtain my degree)[/QUOTE] Programming buddies *high five*
[QUOTE=Newbienice99;34027062]Programming buddies *high five*[/QUOTE] Hopeful future programmer ~*hopeful high five*~
Awesome, new thread. Got all of my friends / girlfriend stoked on this, good job me.
When the fuck can I pre-order the CE? Seriously.
I love the fact that Valve and Arenanet are in the same neighbourhood. Bellevue seems like an awesome place for game studios.
Great support from NCSoft, lost my master account name and got it back quickly. Good to have it when GW2 is out. Getting it on day one as well.
Brilliant thread here. I hope they make another blog post or something soon...
Someone on Guild Wars Guru recently said "How many times does this have to win game of the year or best in show before it's released?" Still, I'm excited! Hopefully open beta is only a few months away. [QUOTE=Sherd Red;34025992]shit looks good hopefully it won't die out without a monthly fee maybe they will make an item shop or some shit that's what saved TF2.[/QUOTE] It won't. If the first Guild Wars is any indication, they will make bank on it. Shop will just be cosmetics and useful things that don't affect gameplay like character slots.
Awesome! New thread. :) [editline]3rd January 2012[/editline] You should add the Manifesto Trailer in the OP: [video=youtube;35BPhT-KI1E]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35BPhT-KI1E[/video]
[QUOTE=Bullet100;34031268]You should add the Manifesto Trailer in the OP:[/QUOTE] With your post, now it's on the front page and that's probably enough.
Also think you should talk a little about the Dragons and [URL="http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Elder_Dragon"]Elder Dragons[/URL]: [B][U]Elder Dragons [/U][/B] [U]Primordus:[/U] [t]http://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/6/66/Dragon_01_concept_art_%28Destroyer_Dragon%29.jpg[/t] First of the Elder Dragons to awaken in Tyria. Controls the minions of the Destroyers. [U]Jormag:[/U] [t]http://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/8/80/Jormag_norn_intro_concept_art.jpg[/t] Jormag awoke in the Far Shiverpeaks. [U]Zhaitan:[/U] [t]http://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/thumb/a/a3/Dragon_02_concept_art_%28Zhaitan%29.jpg/800px-Dragon_02_concept_art_%28Zhaitan%29.jpg[/t] Slept under the lands of Orr. This Elder Dragon is the only Dragon that players will be able to encounter in Guild Wars 2 making Zhaitan the main antagonist. [U]Kralkatorrik:[/U] [t]http://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/thumb/f/fe/Kralkatorrik.jpg/800px-Kralkatorrik.jpg[/t] Kralkatorrik can be found sleeping in the original game in Grothmar Wardowns. In Guild Wars 2, Kralkatorrik is the most recent Elder Dragon to wake. [B][U][URL="http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Dragon_champion"]Dragon Generals/Champions[/URL][/U][/B] [U]The Shatterer[/U] A champion of Kralkatorrik that patrols the Dragonbrand. [U]Tequatl the Sunless[/U] A champion of Zhaitan in Sparkfly Fen. [U]Drakkar (fan-given name)[/U] [t]http://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/3/3a/OGW_Drakkar_Lake.jpg[/t] This is the Dragon Champion you can see hidden under the frozen lake bed in Drakkar Lake. He is currently an unnamed Dragon, but is given the name Drakkar by fans. He is the Dragon Champion of Jormag. [B][U]Former Dragon Champions[/U][/B] Spoiler alert: The following text contains spoilers relating to the story of Edge of Destiny. [U]The Great Destroyer[/U] [t]http://wiki.guildwars.com/images/thumb/9/9e/The_Great_Destroyer_concept_art.jpg/800px-The_Great_Destroyer_concept_art.jpg[/t] The last boss you fight in Guild Wars Eye of the North. This Dragon is the champion of Primordus. The Great Destroyer, herald and oldest known champion of Primordus. Slain in 1078 AE after the Transformation of the Dwarves. The Nornbear, a corrupted norn and champion of Jormag. Slain in 1078 AE by Jora. The Dragonspawn, a champion of Jormag that once resided near Hoelbrak. Killed by Destiny's Edge as one of their first feats as a group. Morgus Lethe, a corrupted norn and champion of Zhaitan that resided deep underneath the Sea of Sorrows. Killed by Magnus the Bloody Handed and the Lionguard with the help of Destiny's Edge. The Destroyer of Life, a champion of Primordus that threatened Rata Sum. Also killed by Destiny's Edge. Glint, a former champion of Kralkatorrik. Killed by Kralkatorrik while fighting him during an attempt to help Destiny's Edge. [editline]3rd January 2012[/editline] Of course there is information needed to be added with more pictures and links. I just threw it together rather quickly, but you get the idea.
[QUOTE=UnMute;34030297]Great support from NCSoft, lost my master account name and got it back quickly. Good to have it when GW2 is out. Getting it on day one as well.[/QUOTE] I had the same problem, recovered my account in about 4 hours. Feels good man.
I really hope we get to see things or people (well obviously not humans) from GW1 in this game also yeah I had to deal with ncsoft support too and they're so nice
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