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IIRC it's all just trial and error on your part to learn different combos to use and whatnot
Nobody is 100% sure if that's a result of low GPU usage from lack of optimization eg utilizing everything the gpu has to offer or if it's simply that well designed.

Go to task manager, GW2 runs at low priority by default
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IIRC it's all just trial and error on your part to learn different combos to use and whatnot
Nobody is 100% sure if that's a result of low GPU usage from lack of optimization eg utilizing everything the gpu has to offer or if it's simply that well designed.

Well the usage is at 70% with 489MB ram used, with the settings maxed out at 1920x1080.
I dont know, but I do like that. Maybe they can squeeze more out of the engine being used.
    
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Go to task manager, GW2 runs at low priority by default

Running as a low priority process is no indication of optimization on the part of the developer but I guess it would confuse some in the fact that it doesn't seem natural for the game to do so. Either way the game runs perfectly fine on my computer even with an overclock so I have absolutely no complaints and continue being aware that this is indeed a beta.
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Here are my toons so far. Ranger and Engineer will keep me busy for a long while.

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Any thief's find a combo for Leaping Death blossom?
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Why do the graphics in all the screenshots look so bland? You'd think a game this new would look better.
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Any thief's find a combo for Leaping Death blossom?

http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Whirl_Finisher That might help explain the combo (hint when you hover over the move it says Combo finisher: Whirl) for Leaping Death Blossom pretty much if you are playing with someone else they can use a certain move like Napalm from an engineer and then la thief would use leaping death blossom which would create a special combo move. Unless you mean combo of weapons you need for leaping which is dual daggers.
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Why do the graphics in all the screenshots look so bland? You'd think a game this new would look better.

Well i'm on medium with low terrain and reflections as well as no high res textures. Personally it looks great to me, and IIRC the final product is to be dx11 and more touched up. There is also to take into consideration they want this game to be available to people with low end systems as well. So there reason for not going all BF3 on everyone is that and the engine capability. More people able to play = more money. For an MMO though it's impressive IMO.
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Copy/pasting my other post. I absolutely love the game now, despite very very bad first impressions.

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I’m only playing PVE this beta weekend, so wipe PVP feedback from your mind.

I rolled a Charr Warrior and put all my focus on him this weekend. The first 2 hours I found incredibly boring and fustrating, and I knew what to expect with GW2, so I was surprised I wasn’t enjoying it. I quit the game for a break because I just wasn’t having fun. My second time playing I had a little more fun but something still wasn’t quite right, I ended up quitting after another few hours due to boredom.

Now on my 3rd attempt to enjoy the game, something amazing happened. I started to have lots of fun, the combat was flowing naturally for me now. I was able to finally take out 2-3 mobs of equal level in melee combat when it use to destroy me. I went from absolutely hating the game, to absolutely loving it. I feel it’s the case with many of the people on here giving bad feedback. Just play more, let the game grow on you, and starting thinking outside of the box. Spamming 2-4 skills DOES NOT mean more damage output in this game, sooner more people realize that, the more fun they will start having. 1 is your main damage output, 2-4 is conditional skills used in certain situations. If a weapon doesn’t have the conditional skills you need right then, you switch to a weapon that does.

I’ve played around 30 hours this weekend, and ended up at level 22. 3 zones at 100% completion. I’m calling it quits here because I don’t want to do much more with a wipe so close. The game is amazing, and I hope it succeeds. However, I find most MMO gamers want a casual experience and GW2’s combat will be to challenging for them to grasp. I believe that is the main threat to this game’s success, not enough people that take the time to understand the combat. I knew what to expect, watched many videos, and still it took me 6 hours of boredom to finally figure the groove out.

Looking forward to the next BWE.
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Why do the graphics in all the screenshots look so bland? You'd think a game this new would look better.

My game looks about 20x better than those shots. I assume he didn't use the high quality screenshot option (by default it's low quality), and his settings probably aren't maxed. The game is very CPU limited right now.. so it takes a very good processor to max it.

For a game that constantly has over 100 players and 100 monsters on screen at once, the graphics are really good.
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