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Hey guys, does anyone know what time the beta starts today? I heard 12pm PST, is this true?
Also, this will be my first MMO i'm really getting into. Playing on my first PC build too. biggrin.gif Does anyone have a recommendation for a class to start with to learn mechanics and stuff with? I'm not looking for the easiest class to play with by all means, i'm kinda looking for something in between.
I don't have one of those Razer naga's everyone seems to be talking about, I have a Logitech G700 mouse. Is this going to cripple me in any way in PVP and such?
I played in the latest stress test they had, and tried the elementalist and it was a bit difficult trying to maneuver with WASD and switching to numbers for skills, and F1-4 to switch elements and stuff.

12PM (noon) PST.
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By the way, I'm happy to see that they took the communities' dye issues very seriously and finally made them tradeable. It was a major issue in the last BWE and hopefully will no longer be one.
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Your mouse won't cripple you. Try Ranger for a bit, it's a bit easier, that or warrior.

yep i think warrior would be a good start, or necromancer is pretty straightforward too
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Hey guys, does anyone know what time the beta starts today? I heard 12pm PST, is this true?
Also, this will be my first MMO i'm really getting into. Playing on my first PC build too. biggrin.gif Does anyone have a recommendation for a class to start with to learn mechanics and stuff with? I'm not looking for the easiest class to play with by all means, i'm kinda looking for something in between.
I don't have one of those Razer naga's everyone seems to be talking about, I have a Logitech G700 mouse. Is this going to cripple me in any way in PVP and such?
I played in the latest stress test they had, and tried the elementalist and it was a bit difficult trying to maneuver with WASD and switching to numbers for skills, and F1-4 to switch elements and stuff.

You can only ever have 10 skills hot-keyed, so you absolutely don't need a mouse with many buttons. As for what class to choose, id say anything but Elementalist. Mesmer and Engineer might be a bit tricky for a newcomer, but I honestly don't think there's that much of a difference in difficulty between classes. And, if you're completely green, it will take you some time to get to know everything in a new game AND genre, no matter what. MMORPG's can be hard to get into, but once you do, you can get just so many hours of fun out of them.

Im sure this thread will be buzzing once the beta starts, so if you ask questions here, we can help you out. The official GW2 Wiki ( http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Main_Page ) has a lot of info as well.

Good Luck thumb.gif
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http://www.guildwarsinsider.com/interview-gw2-game-designer-jon-peters/

there's hope for camera issues yet.
Edited by FLCLimax - 7/20/12 at 9:25am
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I would have to say the elementalist is by far the most challenging class to truly master. No other class even comes close. So if you want an easier time with the game, avoid the elementalist, at least until you become more acquainted with the game mechanics. The engineer is also a lot more challenging than the rest of the classes, though it pales in comparison to the elementalist.

The easiest class by far is the greatsword warrior.
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  • We added a new option that allows players to offset their camera over their shoulder when zooming in.
  • We added a new option that make the left-click free camera lock after using so that you can face behind you and not have the camera reset as soon as you let go of the button. Right-clicking will reset it in this mode. This was a highly requested on our beta forums, and it’s a nice way to easily look behind you while running.
  • We did a lot of research on performance, art, and design and decided to increase the maximum camera zoom distance. A lot of work went into the initial camera distance, but we recognized that some people were having trouble with disorientation with the old number so we bumped it up as much as we felt we could given some of the goals of the game.

WOOO biggrin.gif
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I never understood what was so wrong with the old camera system.
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I never understood what was so wrong with the old camera system.

Glad I'm not the only one.
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I would name my asura warrior "Apple iWarrior Mini" if the character limit allows.thumb.gif
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