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Just a few thoughts after a few hours in-game:
I like the art style but even on maximum the graphics aren't as detailed and don't "pop" like I thought they would. They are decent but nothing great.
5 GHz 3960X and 4 GTX 680's nearly idling while playing the game (with very low FPS) = ya ok. Low GW2.exe priority keeps killing my USB DAC sound and Logitech G-13.
Are all the maps and cities going to be linked in retail? Makes the game feel small when you can just fast travel everywhere and exploration is basically nill. I miss the old days of having to travel and explore things.
PvP feels very "arcade-ish". Seems like whoever spams their abilities the quickest in a key-smash fest wins. Seems like very little strategy to anything.
Particle effects are way over done and we need a way to turn them down. Fight with more than a few people turns into a particle effect demonstration and it's hard to tell what is going on.
This is all I see on my screen when PvPing:
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IIRC the game is to feature DX11, which the beta says in the graphical setting that it's dx9. Was also under the assumption that they aren't done polishing everything either?

I agree on the firework reference. You can always walk those distances if you don't want to fast travel i guess.
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Only thing I am upset about was I couldn't get onto Sorrow's Furnace was because I took too long designing my character tongue.gif

Anyways, what seems to be the strongest race right now? I've heard Mesmer and Ranger. When the servers come back up I want to try another race, Elementalist is a blast, but I don't only wanna play that, just in case I like something else.
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Cant connect aswell frown.gif
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Servers are down for maintenance. Should be back up in 20ish minutes.
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Only thing I am upset about was I couldn't get onto Sorrow's Furnace was because I took too long designing my character tongue.gif
Anyways, what seems to be the strongest race right now? I've heard Mesmer and Ranger. When the servers come back up I want to try another race, Elementalist is a blast, but I don't only wanna play that, just in case I like something else.

I was thinking the same but there will come more beta events, though i seriously love the guardian so it might be hard deviating from it. I think Ranger is overpowered for sure. I haven't seen that many mesmers.

Of the cities i thought divinities reach and Lions arch were incredible. Black Citadel was good too. The Norn main city feels like a big hunting camp not that i have anything against it. I want to see the asura.
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Only thing I am upset about was I couldn't get onto Sorrow's Furnace was because I took too long designing my character tongue.gif

Anyways, what seems to be the strongest race right now? I've heard Mesmer and Ranger. When the servers come back up I want to try another race, Elementalist is a blast, but I don't only wanna play that, just in case I like something else.

for pure damge, ranger. mesmer, ele and warrior are great too. thief is better than i thought, but i ended up going back to warrior. i miss obliterate though...anet claims it was overpowered frown.gif
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who's havin a blast, i know i am biggrin.gif was... tongue.gif will... when servers are up again biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
 
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Just a few thoughts after a few hours in-game:

I like the art style but even on maximum the graphics aren't as detailed and don't "pop" like I thought they would. They are decent but nothing great.

5 GHz 3960X and 4 GTX 680's nearly idling while playing the game (with very low FPS) = ya ok. Low GW2.exe priority keeps killing my USB DAC sound and Logitech G-13.

Are all the maps and cities going to be linked in retail? Makes the game feel small when you can just fast travel everywhere and exploration is basically nill. I miss the old days of having to travel and explore things.

PvP feels very "arcade-ish". Seems like whoever spams their abilities the quickest in a key-smash fest wins. Seems like very little strategy to anything.

Particle effects are way over done and we need a way to turn them down. Fight with more than a few people turns into a particle effect demonstration and it's hard to tell what is going on.

This is all I see on my screen when PvPing:



/snip

I would expect the graphic level to be higher after Beta period and optimization, same with the problem of priority. I personally didn't notice any priority issues myself and will look at usage later tonight.

5 GHz 3960X and 4 GTX 680's I would expect that level of hardware to idle under any circumstance geeze.

In GW1 you could map travel from any city to any other city provided you had been to them at least once. If you wanted to explore, you did so.

I haven't tried the PvP yet. GW1 PvP was definitely based on Team Strategy, but once you had your Strat, it was chain time in game.
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for pure damge, ranger. mesmer, ele and warrior are great too. thief is better than i thought, but i ended up going back to warrior. i miss obliterate though...anet claims it was overpowered frown.gif

Thanks, I'll try Ranger and Mesmer. I'll try Mesmer first as I hate having to deal with pets, and Mesmer looks really cool. Kinda strange that Mesmer is pure damage, I thought it was all support.
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Particle effects are way over done and we need a way to turn them down. Fight with more than a few people turns into a particle effect demonstration and it's hard to tell what is going on.
This is all I see on my screen when PvPing: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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And here I thought it was just me. It's not even that combat effects themselves are overdone. To some extent, the attacks aren't even that visual. There's just an over abundance of flashes and firework-style blood splatter that's basically generic attached to all non-magic attacks.
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They're back up.. or i'm at character log in screen now smile.gif
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