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another interview

http://www.guildwars2journal.com/pag...n-kerstein-r29
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Would you rather they just rush it out unfinished, ridden with bugs and problems, or less content like most MMOs?

I for one don't mind waiting because I know they're working hard to make this the best game possible. It's not like they are making the same ol' same ol' MMO that has been released and reskinned, and re-released. It's unlike anything that has ever existed before.

They've even said how they are into the hundreds of iterations of some game elements. They even said the UI has gone through over 700 iterations.

Rather have that then just copy/pasta from WoW.
No I would rather them get a development team that doesn't take 4 years to develop a game...Yea I get the they need to work out bugs thing...but come on...After so long people just start to lose interest...
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how long do you think guild wars and WoW were in development? 5 years. you can't even make a non biased and objective argument that any other MMO is even good, so i'd rather have that 5 year dev cycle and so would most normal people. as far as interest goes, the genre is literally a pile of ****. all it'll take is a good review to spread through the MMO community eager to end the torture of whatever ****box they're currently engaged in.

the vast majority of mmo's release in a shape that wouldn't be acceptable to any other genre. they can take all the time they need.
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from part 2 of the interview with Martin Kerstein


- underwater combat will be different from land-based, different weapons, different weapon-slots, different skills, different pets, different experience all in all

- right now, he does not think that there are specific tools to assist the community in building machinima videos or similar stuff

- collector's edition will be done, no further info about content

- mob AI is not final, mobs will certainly not just stand around or use one skill every few seconds, he has seen mobs break off combat and go for reinforcements etc.

- players won't be able to duel each other

- players will be expected to move around quite a bit in combat, bosses will have different tactics (in response to a question about classic tank&spank combat)

- 'heart'-NPCs are not the only way to find events, you can walk around the map and stumble on events that are not indicating by those NPCs, meaning explorers actually have stuff to find

- day-night-cycle will not be realtime, they are playing around with the best time ratio, there are nighttime only events (one of which is right at the beginning in the human starter area (I think he said starter, but quite early in the human progression anyway))

- they are investigating the option to save builds, i.e. whole configurations of weapons, traits, skills...

- there might be DEs happening in WvWvW, but not in 5v5 PvP
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- there might be des happening in wvwvw, but not in 5v5 pvp
de?
 
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de?
Dynamic Events, their replacement for the questing system.

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Gamestop shows an on-counter binder release date of 11/02/11 now...
Remember, gamestop makes up release dates all the time. They do this just to serve as a placeholder when they don't know the actually release date and it lets them talk people into preordering so they get your money sooner.
    
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Dynamic Events, their replacement for the questing system.
Yeah I know what dynamic events are, just didn't know that DE stood for that
 
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- they are investigating the option to save builds, i.e. whole configurations of weapons, traits, skills...
I hope so, but geeze, my GW1 Template Folder is freakin' huge.
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The City of Lion's Arch

http://www.arena.net/blog/video-city-of-lions-arch



Edited by FLCLimax - 5/11/11 at 9:44am
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I am beyond excited for this game. It looks to be the real DAOC 2 and I loved DAOC more than anything.
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