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Already got my invite yesterday and about getting bored of the starting areas: just continue the current chars and start either an asuran, either a sylvari char so there will be one left to be yet discovered biggrin.gif
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i dont think im gunna play this one
the release is so close that i wanna wait and make it all that much better thumb.gif

i plan on playing each class thru the starting area so i dont wanna get bored of it because of the beta
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Only reason I'm playing the beta is to see if I like the feel and gameplay of gw2 firsthand before buying tongue.gif
I'm not a big MMORPG player, but I want to start.
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Only reason I'm playing the beta is to see if I like the feel and gameplay of gw2 firsthand before buying tongue.gif
I'm not a big MMORPG player, but I want to start.

Make sure you take some time to PvP. I have a feeling that end game PvE will be fun, but its the PvP that will keep you playing for a long time (until next expansion tongue.gif).
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Ill be getting my first taste of GW2 on the 20th, not sure if I want to play the class I want to main or not. (mesmer)
    
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Make sure you take some time to PvP. I have a feeling that end game PvE will be fun, but its the PvP that will keep you playing for a long time (until next expansion tongue.gif).

Alright thanks for the suggestion!
Also, one question, the armor system. How exactly will it work? Will it be like WoW were you have to raid and get the drop or?
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Alright thanks for the suggestion!
Also, one question, the armor system. How exactly will it work? Will it be like WoW were you have to raid and get the drop or?

Someone correct me if I am wrong, but my understanding is that the end game gear is very equal across the board. The raid gear cosmetically looks a lot better and is a sign that you have beat that raid content.

Extreme example (maybe) is you crafting a lvl 80 item that looks like a burlap sack. The stats should be pretty close to anything you can get from a raid. The reason you may want to do a raid is because your crafted item looks like a burlap sack while the raid item looks like its diamond encrusted with gold overlay. Also, you can wear that fancy raid item as proof you beat the content. Something like that tongue.gif.

With end game gear stats so easy to get, player’s skill levels will shine.
Edited by Myrtl - 7/11/12 at 8:10am
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Alright thanks for the suggestion!
Also, one question, the armor system. How exactly will it work? Will it be like WoW were you have to raid and get the drop or?

Gear in GW2 comes in a lot of different ways. It is important to note right off the bat the gear does not keep improving (like most mmos). Last I heard, the best gear in the game could be obtained shorly after reaching max level. Gear can come from dungeons (5 man only, no raids in GW2) where everyone gets a token at the end to trade for whatever piece of gear you actually want (no random drops). Gear can also come from crafting, world PVE events, and PVP. PVE gets your karma, which is a nontradeable resourced used to buy the gear you want. PVP gets you a different nontradable resource to trade for gear as well. You can pretty much do whatever you want and end up with some of the best gear in the game. The hardest gear to get should theoretically be awesome looking. Variation between gear comes in the form of tradeoffs between stats instead of just ever increasing numbers. You can be competetive with a +10 to all stats helmet, but you might want to really try a crit-based build and swap it out for a +20 to crit.

I haven't dug into dev updates in a couple months, so correct me if they changed some of this.
    
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Alright thanks for the suggestion!
Also, one question, the armor system. How exactly will it work? Will it be like WoW were you have to raid and get the drop or?

Someone correct me if I am wrong, but my understanding is that the end game gear is very equal across the board. The raid gear cosmetically looks a lot better and is a sign that you have beat that raid content.

Extreme example (maybe) is you crafting a lvl 80 item that looks like a burlap sack. The stats should be pretty close to anything you can get from a raid. The reason you may want to do a raid is because your crafted item looks like a burlap sack while the raid item looks like its diamond encrusted with gold overlay. Also, you can wear that fancy raid item as proof you beat the content. Something like that tongue.gif.

With end game gear stats so easy to get, player’s skill levels will shine.

only big differences would be on weapon having bonuses like condition damage/duration, life steal, etc.
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