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it's not, due to some new policies Valve has put in place. apparently alot of upcoming MMO's won't be on steam due to it which is sad.
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eh i think only solution is reformatting.. dmz no worky
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I prefer not to be under Steam or Origin and you can also have it manually added to Steam if you want Steam chat remain accessible in-game.
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I honestly find both steam and origin a disgrace for games. I'm not saying I could make a really great all-in-game-app on my own, but they could've made steam/origin LOTS better. They lack simplicity and performance (it should just be a lightweight 'shell' giving you the ability to play those games). Maybe I'm just unlucky to have bad experiences with them, but my steam/origin surely isn't as fast/stable as it should be ;o.

I would hate to see GW2 on one of them biggrin.gif
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I'm not sure what problems you've had recently with Steam but at this point, it's a pretty good platform. Having a central repository is nice and automatic updating is even nicer. I'm not exactly sure what you mean by Steam not being simple and bloated... because it is simple and does exactly what it's supposed to do.

But I just bought GW2 so I'm ready!
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i would rather buy it from STEAM.
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I've actually had in-game steam crashes on a clean system. Automatic updating is totally not what I want, why would I want to keep my games constantly up-to-date when I normally play just one of them at a time? I'll update when I'm about to play my game tongue.gif A bug that I remember really well: when I started a game before even starting steam, steam would first go to the store page which resulted in the game sale advert to pop up and suddenly ruining/delaying the startup of the game intensively creating mayhem all over the place mostly ending in me just killing the steam process. Seriously, I don't need those sale pop-ups ><. One more thing would be the interface, which is probably fine if you're very used to it, but I don't like it myself. It's probably just opinions mostly x) I also get constant pop-ups showing my game keys etcetc, which might come in handy when i need it, butnot when I'm just starting a game ;o. All I'm saying is: they could do better

A good example of what I do like: I recently bought Diablo III and I must say that I prefer systems like battle.net, which are extremely user friendly and smooth. You're dependant on nothing else but your own game client, just like gw1 had. You actually have support/forums/game achievements right around the corner. Maybe it's just me, but I certainly don't like the current game managers on the market headscratch.gif

btw, the next beta weekend starts friday 20th right?
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I prefer not to be under Steam or Origin and you can also have it manually added to Steam if you want Steam chat remain accessible in-game.

yea you can add it. I've been doing that for every beta test so far.
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i rather it NOT be on steam....why start-up steam when you don't need to? I rather keep those resources free. but that's just me....i like direct access not third party.
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