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So i have played the original guild wars for years and loved it, and have been following GW2 closely and each BWE, but from reading and watching videos, you can only get so much out of it. Watching is nothing like actually playing the game but i am always weary and a bit cautious when buying and let alone pre-ordering MMORPGs. But how much i truly enjoyed GW and how GW2 seems to be turning out compared to past MMO launches, i am thinking about preordering this title though i have been burned in the past. Just curious about your thoughts on the last BWE and if you think it is worth pre-ordering without seeing how GW2 will turn out when it is released. Thanks.
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So i have played the original guild wars for years and loved it, and have been following GW2 closely and each BWE, but from reading and watching videos, you can only get so much out of it. Watching is nothing like actually playing the game but i am always weary and a bit cautious when buying and let alone pre-ordering MMORPGs. But how much i truly enjoyed GW and how GW2 seems to be turning out compared to past MMO launches, i am thinking about preordering this title though i have been burned in the past. Just curious about your thoughts on the last BWE and if you think it is worth pre-ordering without seeing how GW2 will turn out when it is released. Thanks.

 

Don't ask, just buy it. Been zerging MMOs for 7 years.

 
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So i have played the original guild wars for years and loved it, and have been following GW2 closely and each BWE, but from reading and watching videos, you can only get so much out of it. Watching is nothing like actually playing the game but i am always weary and a bit cautious when buying and let alone pre-ordering MMORPGs. But how much i truly enjoyed GW and how GW2 seems to be turning out compared to past MMO launches, i am thinking about preordering this title though i have been burned in the past. Just curious about your thoughts on the last BWE and if you think it is worth pre-ordering without seeing how GW2 will turn out when it is released. Thanks.

I haven't played an MMO in about 4 years and I really enjoyed it during beta and am really excited for it.
Also, the fact that there is no monthly subscription takes a bit of pain away from pre-ordering. I won't feel pressured into playing so I can go at my own pace.

Not sure if that helps at all.
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So i have played the original guild wars for years and loved it, and have been following GW2 closely and each BWE, but from reading and watching videos, you can only get so much out of it. Watching is nothing like actually playing the game but i am always weary and a bit cautious when buying and let alone pre-ordering MMORPGs. But how much i truly enjoyed GW and how GW2 seems to be turning out compared to past MMO launches, i am thinking about preordering this title though i have been burned in the past. Just curious about your thoughts on the last BWE and if you think it is worth pre-ordering without seeing how GW2 will turn out when it is released. Thanks.

idk, too late to try so i would say ask someone you trust. the general rule is wait a month but the thing people will have to realize with this title is that nothing is going to happen after 30 days. no sub the re up, MoP won't empty it out so not much i can say right now. "wait for reviews" is a joke as they're all going to be glowing independent of how anyone feels about it so on principal they're just not trustworthy, especially since no reviewer will have gotten a legendary weapon or so much as a full set of exotics nor see any pvp meta game.

honestly if you like what you see now i would buy it, one way it's different from [games i won't name] is that it actually got better the higher you leveled.
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So i have played the original guild wars for years and loved it, and have been following GW2 closely and each BWE, but from reading and watching videos, you can only get so much out of it. Watching is nothing like actually playing the game but i am always weary and a bit cautious when buying and let alone pre-ordering MMORPGs. But how much i truly enjoyed GW and how GW2 seems to be turning out compared to past MMO launches, i am thinking about preordering this title though i have been burned in the past. Just curious about your thoughts on the last BWE and if you think it is worth pre-ordering without seeing how GW2 will turn out when it is released. Thanks.

I haven't pre-ordered a game in 10+ years except for GW2, and didn't even really like GW1 all that much, so its not like I did it out of blind fandom. Take that as you will. I liked what I saw in this game, I really think its doing a lot of good things for the genre and I wanted to put my money where my mouth was.

I think this game has a much better worst-case-scenario than all other MMO's. If you bought TOR and hated it, you don't resub, then you have almost nothing to show for your money because you still can't play the game without the sub(until it went F2P anyway). If you wanted to pick it up again later you would be way behind on the gear treadmill and would have tons of catch up to do. If an expansion comes out, you won't even be able to play without buying it.

GW2 is more like a regular game since it has no subs and there isn't an ever increasing gear treadmill. So worst case scenario is you buy the game and don't like it, but you can still pick it up whenever without hesitation for whatever reason. If you only like the PvP, you don't have to pay $15/month and spend all your time just to PvP and keep your gear up to date. If you only like the story lines, play through them and then put the game back on the shelf until new stories come out.

For me, the lack of sub and gear treadmill really takes away the risk of sinking tons of time on a dead game that comes with most MMO's. I've played probably 60 hours across all three betas with two good friends of mine and had the most fun I have had in video games in many years. I've already got my moneys worth and I've never got a character past level 15ish and the game hasn't even launched yet.
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Don't ask, just buy it. Been zerging MMOs for 7 years.

I can't say I recommend this (the not asking part). You would be out like $500 + sub fees and have a stack of dead, identical games if you never asked. Yuck. But hey, if thats your thing, go on ahead. There are plenty of worse hobbies.
    
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I've played a lot of GW2 (about 150h across all BWEs & stress tests) and I can say that even though I've pretty much already figured out how I'm going to level up my asura thief at release (I mean when you end up outleveling everybody on your server by 8 levels at the end of a BWE you know you're on a good pace), but there's still so much I have to discover from the game. And there's also a point I realized recently about GW2 and the fact you can get nice legacy items from your HoM in GW, is that so many people have started playing GW all over again just to be able to reach that 30pts mark in their HoM so they have access to all the legacy items and can use them with the transmogrification stones, some are even going crazy in my guild trying to find a few more hardcore pvpers just to get the 3pts that come with a PvP title... rolleyes.gif

No, the thing that must be said about GW2 is that it is not only visually appealing, it also manages to suck your time without you ever realizing it. How? By always giving players incentive enough for them to group up and overcome challenges together. Hell, during the last BWE i've seen about 50 people running naked back to a world event boss because they had to do suicide runs to kill him, and one of them shouted in map chat "come on guys, just another 12 runs and we have him!". I was like "***? who spends over an hour doing suicide runs for a boss that is bugged anyway?" (at the time, the chest every world event boss leaves behind him after he is defeated happened to be bugged for this one, being completely invisible, so you had to run around spamming the loot key to try and find it).
That's some dedication if you ask me.
I know some of us have been waiting for this game for years and just can't freakin wait now that it is just around the corner (less than 18 days til early access!), to all the others I'll say this:
*** are you waiting for to pre-order?

On a side note: For those of you who still haven't decided which server they will be playing on, there is a nice website listing most guilds and the servers they've chosen: GW2Guilds.org
I'm sure it can help some people decide since you can browse by server to see approximately how many guilds and thus how many people will be playing there.
Personaly I'll be with my guild, [ESP], on Henge of Denravi and everybody's welcome to join us over there thumb.gif
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anyone using razer nostromo?

is it useful for GW2?

there so much key need to be use
especially the button number 1-0
    
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Tbh I'm using a Razer Naga and I've mapped my utility & healing skills to the extra buttons, everything else can stay in the wasd area without any problem. So yeah I don't see a Nostromo being *that* useful, though it might be helpful to some people I reckon.
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Tbh I'm using a Razer Naga and I've mapped my utility & healing skills to the extra buttons, everything else can stay in the wasd area without any problem. So yeah I don't see a Nostromo being *that* useful, though it might be helpful to some people I reckon.

Is that the 2012 edition?
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I just got the G600 ..so far so good. Some minor issues, but nothing too serious...I can't wait to use it for GW2. Seems like the best MMO mouse right now. That said:

It's significantly shorter and wider than my G400 - took a little while to get used to...but it's fine. On the G600 my top fingers almost get to the end of the mouse, which ends like a cliff. The G400 has a much longer/extended/smoother shape that curves all the way down - so my top fingers get no where near the end on that mouse. The height of both mice is actually about the same...not hugely different. G600 might be ever so slightly taller (height-wise)...but not much at all. I bought the G600 for my main elem toon in GW2...I needed more buttons...sooo many buttons, so easy to click!! biggrin.gif

G400 = 2 fingers on top of mouse, 1 on left side & 2 on right side (leaner grip, more tower-like) . : : . <-- longer mouse, thinner grip
G600 = 3 fingers on top, 1 on left side & 1 on right side (wider grip) . : : : . <-- shorter mouse, wider grip

^ that was a little awkward at first...but it's actually still pretty comfortable. G400 is still better for normal/FPS use...easier to maneuver.

With the G600, I have to use my pinky finger on the right side of the mouse (instead of 2 fingers with G400) - which doesn't provide as much stability and accurate reactions...but this is for MMOs...so I see no issues.

Also the G400 has more of a rubberized feel..the G600 is much more like high quality plastic (there is a little rubberized feel near the right side, pinky area). G600 texture is not as sleek/smooth as the G400...but that's probably because of all the buttons...
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