Originally Posted by Murlocke
I stated earlier, I don't see this game launching until July at the earliest. I'm saying September now.
I played for about 2 hours now, I got in slightly early. I have to say it's not as great as when I played it with a earlier build. They upped the difficulty WAY to much. Melee is just getting one shot constantly. I see no animations that stick out to avoid their one shots, maybe i'm blind. The game runs at 5-30FPS on my sig rig regardless of settings. Yes, the beta is not unoptimized but this is unplayable on some of the best hardware out. There is a difference. The older builds ran better than this.
Sad to say, i'm not having fun and am going to wait a few hours and see if it's better. Between the low FPS, thousands of players zerging everything, and overall way to high of difficulty, I took a break. I don't see melee being viable in this game. Very bad second impression for me.
In all the press beta's I have not heard that there were any PVE difficulties. I hope this is just related to server issues and that maybe the mobs are registering hits that you are not seeing do to the obvious server meltdown atm.
Hope the experience gets better. Really want to give ArenaNet my money.