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I have not played Guild Wars and haven't seen any videos of GW2 (my internet is really bad so it would take ages). Could anyone let me know if this game is PvP or PvE oriented? Is it a grindfest?
Basically, I liked WoW TBC (minus the faction reputation farming) and WotLK where there was challenge in PvE and PvP.
Do you need to PvE to have success in PvP? Are there Arena-like tournaments?
After 2 weeks of Cata, WoW is dead for me and if this is a viable alternative, I am willing to give it a shot.

You don't even need to do a single second of PvE to compete at the highest level of PVP the game offers. PvP scales everyone to max level and standardizes the gear. You still have loads of gear options (balancing crit, health, damage, etc) but you never have to farm for any of it. It's all provided.

There are tournaments, but they aren't like WoW arena. I think the game and its tournaments are balanced around 5v5 point control style matches, but non-tournament games can have as many people as you want.

The PvE is not based on wow style raids, so if you want raids you are out of luck. PvE is based on world events (non instanced) with lots of players and 5 man dungeons built to be very difficult.

This game has really tried to get rid of tons of traditional MMO elements. So if you are looking for a wow replacement this might not be the game, but if you are looking for something that fixes what a lot of us consider problems with wow, its VERY worth your time to look into this game further.
    
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I actually don't like PvE. I only did it to get best gear for PvP. All what you've said sounds very good, except the part of tournament. You say there is only 5v5 (which is the only bracket I didnt play) and that you are given all the PvP gear? Like, there is nothing to gain from playing 3v3 (if there is even 3v3) or 2v2?
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I actually don't like PvE. I only did it to get best gear for PvP. All what you've said sounds very good, except the part of tournament. You say there is only 5v5 (which is the only bracket I didnt play) and that you are given all the PvP gear? Like, there is nothing to gain from playing 3v3 (if there is even 3v3) or 2v2?
By given the PvP gear, what I think he means is that as a level 1 character, when you enter PvP and are sidebumped to level 80, you are given level 80 gear for the duration of the PvP. The gear goes away when you enter PvE. It isn't permanently added to your character. These aren't WoW style Arena Point bought pieces.
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It's got to do with SLI, I had that too and somebody else before in this thread about 2 standard pages back had it as well with 670 SLI. I usually know when bug like this are SLI issues, it's almost always the same annoying flickering glitch on either objects or the entire screen. It's also a good test for drivers since if I launch BF: BC2 and it flickers in SLI then the drivers are crap tongue.gif
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Three of the four classes I have are online.
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I actually don't like PvE. I only did it to get best gear for PvP. All what you've said sounds very good, except the part of tournament. You say there is only 5v5 (which is the only bracket I didnt play) and that you are given all the PvP gear? Like, there is nothing to gain from playing 3v3 (if there is even 3v3) or 2v2?

You get the same rewards from 3v3, 5v5, etc, but it's all cosmetic and doesn't change your stats at all. There might be special gear rewards for winners of any official tournements though, but I don't know for sure. Anyone can host public games (like a server browser) and set up whatever rules they want for how many players and what map. I'm pretty sure the official touraments are all 5v5 though.

Don't worry, you will have A LOT more things to get used to than how many players are on your team. The rules and combat style are completey different too. Wait until you find out there are no tanks or healers anymore!
    
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while it's true there aren't tanks in the sense of being able to taunt and insta grab agro, there does seem to be some use of class/weapon set that allows one to go head to head.

I.E. I was playing a guardian with a mace/focus, friend was playing an ele with a dagger/dagger highly offensive build. He could not take many hits, I could take a lot of hits. In a sense I was tanking in that I just had to maintain my presence between him and the mob.
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while it's true there aren't tanks in the sense of being able to taunt and insta grab agro, there does seem to be some use of class/weapon set that allows one to go head to head.
I.E. I was playing a guardian with a mace/focus, friend was playing an ele with a dagger/dagger highly offensive build. He could not take many hits, I could take a lot of hits. In a sense I was tanking in that I just had to maintain my presence between him and the mob.
Guardians do come across as more tanky, due to their increased self healing potential (they have PBAoE heals). As the game progresses, it discourages just standing in one place, which begins to mitigate that a little.
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just clicking on launcher to see if theres update, and i get this :

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