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both methods can have icons on the desktop.

having it on steam is nice as a central repository..and yeah if you don't need to launch steam to get into the game...that fine to have both methods (as long as it does auto launch steam in the background after clicking direct GW2 icon). But if steam was required...it would be bad..especially with people that don't have a good PC like us...not everyone has a high-end cpu with 8gb ram...a lot of people need all the resources available as they can get...and steam can be a hog sometimes.
Edited by malikq86 - 7/5/12 at 8:23am
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having it on steam is nice as a central repository..and yeah if you don't need to launch steam to get into the game...that fine to have both methods. But if steam was required...it would be bad..especially with people that don't have a good PC like us...not everyone has a high-end cpu with 8gb ram...a lot of people need all the resources available as they can get...and steam can be a hog sometimes.

I agree with everything you said but... your PC is up to date for what I'm concern...
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I agree with everything you said but... your PC is up to date for what I'm concern...

well yes, ofc mine is..so im not worried. biggrin.gif Though, some people would be impacted by Steam with older rigs.
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you guys know that you don't actually NEED steam to launch your steam games right? (at least any that i have tried...bout 40 or dif games)
just go find the .exe


only reason i load up steam is so that i have the overlay in my games
this way, when i see friends come on, i can yell at them to come play

if you're having issues with steam performance, then you most likely need to optimize the install.
put it somewhere on your drive that isn't fragmented and then lock it off so that it doesn't get fragmented (updates and such)

also use steam move to put games in un-fragmented areas...make the paths simple....takes longer if your stuff is spread out.
UNLESS you have an SSD like me, but even then...space on an SSD is obviously more valuable.....so again, use steam move to move games over

third parties are great, but like everything else in life...its got its downfalls
it can be very convenient if maintained (origin sucks though...needs more work before i'll touch it)


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well yes, ofc mine is..so im not worried. biggrin.gif Though, some people would be impacted by Steam with older rigs.

Wait my bad, I didn't read it right, I read it like "not everyone has a good computer, like us" as in you don't have a good computer
lol
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Wait my bad, I didn't read it right, I read it like "not everyone has a good computer, like us" as in you don't have a good computer
lol

O LOL. yeah i see how that could be read differently.
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If GW2 is on Steam only. You do know it will messes up their daily patching and schedule system. It is a lot more delay and hassle to push updates for everyone via Steam server.

Dev Office -> Patch Server Test -> Steam cloud server (Steam Tech analyze/test/approval) -> Users.

They rather host their own patching system server.

Dev Office -> Local Patching server/test -> Users (GW2 Launcher).

This is much quicker to push updates.


Just my 2 cents. Steam would be the same logic like Apple AppStore verification process.
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Does ArenaNet actually have anything to gain if they do go to Steam? The way I see it, Steam helps distribute a product and reach a larger audience but those who would buy GW 2 probably already know about it thanks to the heaptons of media over it. On top of that I was under the impression that it would cost a developer money to put a game on Steam (correct me if I'm wrong there). So all in all I don't really see any gains by going through Steam to distribute the game.

I personally wouldn't have a problem playing GW 2 through Steam if I had to but a lot of the times I think it's just unnecessary.
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If GW2 is on Steam only. You do know it will messes up their daily patching and schedule system. It is a lot more delay and hassle to push updates for everyone via Steam server.
Dev Office -> Patch Server Test -> Steam cloud server (Steam Tech analyze/test/approval) -> Users.
They rather host their own patching system server.
Dev Office -> Local Patching server/test -> Users (GW2 Launcher).
This is much quicker to push updates.
Just my 2 cents. Steam would be the same logic like Apple AppStore verification process.

MMO's on steam still use launchers to patch and do not update in the steam menu.
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The reason Arena Net is not using Steam has been previously stated. The current terms and conditions of use are not acceptable to their business model. Unless that changes in the future, Guild Wars 2 will not be on Steam.

I suggest you all stop talking about it for that fact, and instead focus on something productive.
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