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I think what I most enjoyed about the game is that I don't NEED to spend hours upon hours each time I play, unlike other MMOs. It really is easy to just come and go as I please, but I do have the to option to play as long as I'd like.
That alone will appeal to many people of varying ages since a lot of us do go to school and also work and there never seems to be enough time for anything. tongue.gif

I agree with you about not needing to spend hours upon hours to just play a game.
The hole reason I got this game too. smile.gif Even if I get stuck doing 12 - 14 hour day work shifts, I can still play a little bit and progress without having to spend a god like hours to just level or to have fun in general. Plus the fact there is no sub for this game is a bonus to me.
     
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Guild Warcraft, clunky controls, awful melee combat management, bland graphics.

Not impressed.
    
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Guild Warcraft, clunky controls, awful melee combat management, bland graphics.
Not impressed.

Why did you bump this thread? I thought the server were up, now to find out that you only bumped it so you can whine?
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Gawd. Typical AMD user; always trying to get your hopes up.
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Why did you bump this thread? I thought the server were up, now to find out that you only bumped it so you can whine?

With the Guild Wars 2 forums being down today i assumed they were rolling out a patch in preparation for the next beta event. So when i saw this bumped, i was like "OH DAYUM SON IT'S THIS WEEKEND"

FUUUUUUUUU madsmiley.png
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This crying necro made me sad
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Gawd. Typical AMD user; always trying to get your hopes up.

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Whens the next beta weekend! I need MOAR!
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If that was polished... They need to start heaping dirt over a few areas of the game to hide the shine. WvW was the only feature the game had that was above average.

Except for structured pvp, crafting, exploration, combat, teamplay, the auction house, and overall difficulty. Really the only below average things were the performance issues and the problems with overflow server groups. Oh and the issues with skill biding modifiers and chat bubbles for the 9 people that RP.

I mean really, have you played SWTOR? I'm assuming you have because of your avatar, you should love this game more than anyone after getting ripped off for that pile of junk (I feel your pain frown.gif). GW2 makes swtor feel like a crappy flash game from 2004 in terms of graphics and features. The servers are deader than dead, and the latest patch deleted everyones matrix cubes. That wasn't even a major patch. The patch before that didn't even add the things it was supposed to (lol just kidding, most of legacy is going to be 1.3 and we didn't REALLY promise rated warzones), and even rolled back the guild banks and half the features from the previous patch. This 6 month old MMO has more bugs than a game with no release date and only adds more with every patch. That sure sounds like POLISH to me.

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Guild Warcraft, clunky controls, awful melee combat management, bland graphics.
Not impressed.

Considering the fact that the biggest impression of the game is how different it is than WoW, how the controls are the opposite of clunky (some complain it is too floaty even... polar opposite), and how again the game is universally praised for its incredibly vibrant and stylistic beauty (admittedly, not technically graphically impressive)... I'm going to go ahead and say this is a troll post.

At least complain about the games ACTUAL faults instead of things that even the haters praise.
    
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Why did you bump this thread? I thought the server were up, now to find out that you only bumped it so you can whine?

1 week bump is necro? wth.gif Relax. Tab's been up in firefox for a while and I just got around to replying.

To be more specific Day, I meant exactly what I said. If you've played WoW, you can draw immediate similarities between terminology and style. It was commented on frequently in-game, and was commented on frequently in their forums and throughout the GW1 alliance I'm in. Controls, especially melee combat, are not intuitive and the problem was exacerbated by the lack of a controls tutorial (it's a beta; that is when you're supposed to test it). Clicking on enemies neither moved you towards them or initiated attacking; only a skill initiated auto-attack, which wastes a valuable tool in a limited skillbar (I have no problems with the skillbar, just that I'm required to burn a skill to initiate melee combat). "Vibrant and stylistic" beauty is clearly in the eyes of the beholder because it doesn't hold a candle to any other major 2011/2012 release visually - water, shading/shadows, reflections, bloom. When I logged into the beta, I was simply not impressed by the core game mechanics and the graphics left a lot to be desired. People IN-GAME were commenting that it did not look like something developed over 5 years.

Dynamic events were cool, but problematic for people nearby but not participating as they scale with the assumption that those others were participating. Given Anet/NCSoft's track record for hacked accounts, the in-game option for purchasing gems is not inspiring. The economy tracker should prove interesting and the ability to transfer item stats from one skin to another will immediately shift the economy from being rarity driven to... something else. Facilitating gold-buying probably won't work in their favor. I almost liked the in-game poling system, except that it needed to happen a lot more often for it to be truly useful. WvW was sorta fun, but given how Anet treated PvP in GW1 post 2006 I'm skeptical about how much it'll be supported in GW2.

OR you can pass the previous post off as trolling because brevity clearly equates to lacking in facts. thumb.gif

But hey, it was the first open beta right? I'll hop in on the next ones to see if any of my gripes change. Much of what I've posted has been repeated ad nauseum on the GW2 forums since the beta launched so we'll see how closely they listen, or don't, to the folks playing the game.
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