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WHAT !? You mean dealing damage and getting dem killz isn't EVERYTHING!? I HATE those guys you can't kill anything and just runs around like a moron, capturing points and not helping out with taking out the enemy players, its SO stupid!

I know, right? I remember in WoW BG's, there would be people running around with some stupid flag in WSG while the smart players were fighting in the middle. Then people have the AUDACITY to tell me to go for the flag?

Ridiculous!


Still have this $25 GC for Newegg, but I can't pre-order GW2 using PayPal on Newegg. Also doesn't come with any pre-order bonuses, apparently, including early access.
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I am interested in pre-purchasing but was wondering what those of you in the beta thought about the World vs. World combat? I am most interested in that aspect of the game. Is it fun? Is it balanced? How does it compare to PvE and PvP(do you expect to play more PvE, structured PvP, or WvW)? I read the last 30 pages of this thread but it is mostly about the stress test, specs, and character choice. Just looking for some ocn opinions on the gameplay.
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I am interested in pre-purchasing but was wondering what those of you in the beta thought about the World vs. World combat? I am most interested in that aspect of the game. Is it fun? Is it balanced? How does it compare to PvE and PvP(do you expect to play more PvE, PvP, or WvW)? I read the last 30 pages of this thread but it is mostly about the stress test, specs, and character choice. Just looking for some ocn opinions on the gameplay.

WvWvW: I think its really fun to be part of such a huge battle. But, the large scale can be both good and bad. If you are in the right places you can get some amazing fights, but if not, you spend a lot of time running around searching for people. The greatest thing about it though, is that you can actually do events in WvWvW to earn tonnes of XP and Karma points, and even enemy players drop loot ( you dont actually loot items when you die, the loot from you is randomly generated ). Its really funny to group up with a lot of people and then storming a stronghold or even defending. Of course it helps if you have some friends to play with so you aren't alone. Im not sure how it compares to sPvP as I havent tried that, but from I read, WvWvW is way more relaxed since its a mix of PvP and PvE. WvWvW is actually kind of like any other area in the game, but without Tasks and with enemy players instead. Its quite unique compared to the other aspects of the game, but also quite fun.

I expect to PvE most, but I have never been that much into PvP'ing. Might do some WvWvW if my world is in the lead and Im getting bored of PvE, but sPvP I probably wont be doing until max level.
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I am interested in pre-purchasing but was wondering what those of you in the beta thought about the World vs. World combat? I am most interested in that aspect of the game. Is it fun? Is it balanced? How does it compare to PvE and PvP(do you expect to play more PvE, structured PvP, or WvW)? I read the last 30 pages of this thread but it is mostly about the stress test, specs, and character choice. Just looking for some ocn opinions on the gameplay.

overall it works well. the god's honest truth is that the only problems with the mode to ever surface were bugs in the matchmaking and player cap systems. both of which were fixed within hours. keep in mind that if you bandwagon on a popular server, you can expect to queue up half the time(if you want to only play WvW this can be annoying). it's very well designed and the balance has been good(like i said, the only things that have thrown it off before were bugs). the only time where matches were not close was during the matchmaking fiasco in BWE 2 and the caps getting borked for a while during BWE 3. they do a good job of having objectives for the weaker players like sentries, supply camps, etc. and due to normalization of base stats(not as balanced as sPvP mind you as there will be gear, level and skill progression disparity) it gives everyone a fighting chance. since it's a large space that's objective based, everyone contributes and there's no individual pressure.
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Anybody get the launcher working on Windows 8?

It launches and downloads updates but nothing appears on the screen. It's just stuck on the taskbar and can't be brought up.
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Thanks for the quick replies. +rep
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i loved wvw, but you got to play with friends/guild, alone it was boring, but you can still play alone and do something. i see it a bit like gvg in gw1. i'll be playing pve mostly and when i get a nice group of friends online we will jump in wvw
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Anybody get the launcher working on Windows 8?
It launches and downloads updates but nothing appears on the screen. It's just stuck on the taskbar and can't be brought up.

I tested it on Win8 during the last stress test and it worked flawlessly. I was getting maybe 80% of the FPS I do in Win7, but since the OS isn't even out yet I highly doubt the drivers are very optimized. May of just been server load impacting it too.

Try disabling SLI maybe?
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I tested it on Win8 during the last stress test and it worked flawlessly. I was getting maybe 80% of the FPS I do in Win7, but since the OS isn't even out yet I highly doubt the drivers are very optimized. May of just been server load impacting it too.
Try disabling SLI maybe?

 

Pretty sure Windows 8 is a stripped down Win7 and add some Metro UI + API DX11.1.

 
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WvW is fantastic. Reminded me of DAoC/WAR (more the former). I've always been a fan of keep battles. Had some great ones with my friends.

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