Guild Wars 2 - Official Hype Thread

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by exangel, Dec 6, 2011.

?

Are you thinking of getting Guild Wars 2?

  1. Yes!

    58.3%
  2. Maybe!

    33.3%
  3. No, not interested.

    8.3%
  1. exangel
    OP

    exangel executioner angel

    Member
    1,574
    267
    Apr 20, 2010
    United States
    Tucson, AZ
    Guild Wars 2

    So, anyone besides me pretty pumped for this upcoming release?
    Guild Wars 2 is now available for pre-order on the official site (https://buy.guildwars2.com/) for US$59.99 Standard Edition or US$79.99 Digital Deluxe. The boxed Collector's Edition set is now priced at US$149.99. Pre-purchase customers are given total access to current beta events as well as three-day headstart of access to the service.

    And for those too lazy to check the FAQ, just as there was no subscription fees with Guild Wars, there's no subscription fee for Guild Wars 2.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXJTzms3MF0

    Edited to reflect current information.
     


  2. Sterling

    Sterling GBAtemp's Silver Hero

    Member
    4,023
    645
    Jan 22, 2009
    United States
    Texas
    I'm pumped. I've been pumped since I did a lot in GW 1.
     
  3. exangel
    OP

    exangel executioner angel

    Member
    1,574
    267
    Apr 20, 2010
    United States
    Tucson, AZ
    I think people would be more pumped if they made it clear whether or not there's adjustable breast size like in Aion.
     
  4. BowlOfSpiders

    BowlOfSpiders hi

    Member
    649
    36
    Feb 10, 2009
    United States
    United States
    Never heard of the Guild Wars series. I just might have to take a look into it.
     
  5. exangel
    OP

    exangel executioner angel

    Member
    1,574
    267
    Apr 20, 2010
    United States
    Tucson, AZ
    If you can get the Guild Wars Trilogy at a major discount from Steam or NCsoft, it's worth getting. It's just really hard to get involved in the multiplayer/PVP aspects as a new player because the first Guild Wars has pretty much run its' course. That is, compared to other games, some of which are free right now.
     
  6. BowlOfSpiders

    BowlOfSpiders hi

    Member
    649
    36
    Feb 10, 2009
    United States
    United States
    Does Steam regularly have a sale on the franchise? I've never actually seen it in any of the sales; then again, I don't spend countless hours looking at the Steam client.
     
  7. exangel
    OP

    exangel executioner angel

    Member
    1,574
    267
    Apr 20, 2010
    United States
    Tucson, AZ
    I have definitely seen GW Trilogy for less than $15 on Steam, but I don't know how regularly they promote it.
    My laptop froze in the middle of the response I was preparing for you, and that was:

    If you can score Trilogy for less than $20, or GW Trilogy & Eye of the North for less than $30, those are decent prices. The current retail ($29.99 for GW Trilogy and another $19.99 for Eye of the North) is just too much for a game that's run its' course.
     
  8. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Member
    5,341
    780
    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    I liked GW1. Don't know if I'll jump into 2. It's taken too long to come out.
     
  9. Cilph

    Cilph Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    50
    0
    Nov 17, 2011
    Netherlands
    Taken too long? They haven't delayed release and the current development time is within normal levels. Expected release is April/May 2012.
     
  10. exangel
    OP

    exangel executioner angel

    Member
    1,574
    267
    Apr 20, 2010
    United States
    Tucson, AZ
    I tend to agree. They shouldn't have announced the development so long before even a tentative estimation of a release date.
    Most *major distribution* MMO's / Expansions only start the Official hype machine (website promotion, etc) one year before launch.
    I remember looking at their official website in the summer of 2010. It looked a lot like it does now, except fewer classes and race/world information was described there.
    Obviously there's a lot more content now as there's a beta on the horizon, but they've been dangling the carrot a bit too long in the scheme of the genre.

    edit: more sense needed to be made.
     
  11. prowler

    prowler Sony

    Member
    9,473
    2,816
    Jul 14, 2009
    Ragol
    I remember that they advertised Guild Wars 2 on the EotN box and you get some bonuses for GW2 when you play it. They still keeping that promise? lol.
     
  12. exangel
    OP

    exangel executioner angel

    Member
    1,574
    267
    Apr 20, 2010
    United States
    Tucson, AZ
    Yeah, your character names can be reserved & your GW1 trophies/achievements can be imported into GW2 with the "Hall of Monuments" which translates into getting some mostly cosmetic rewards in the sequel.

    http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Hall_of_Monuments

    The final profession of Guild Wars 2 was announced:
    http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/professions/mesmer/

    Let's hope that means a real release schedule is next to come! ^_^

    Guild Wars 2 BETA is now permitting signups!
    http://newsletters.n...2-02-22/na.html

    edit:
    This Closed-Beta signup window is only open for 48 hours! I will be trying to get in of course!
    This is the Non-Disclosure Agreement phase so there won't be "discussing in-game play" >_
     
  13. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Member
    5,341
    780
    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    Seems I can't sign up. Sucks.
     
  14. exangel
    OP

    exangel executioner angel

    Member
    1,574
    267
    Apr 20, 2010
    United States
    Tucson, AZ
    It's probably regional IP blocking =(
    You got that problem in the system checking tool, right?

    I didn't have an issue. :/
     
  15. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Member
    5,341
    780
    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    They'd block the UK from the beta? When the UK make for better players than the US? What crazy talk is this?
     
    1 person likes this.
  16. exangel
    OP

    exangel executioner angel

    Member
    1,574
    267
    Apr 20, 2010
    United States
    Tucson, AZ
    Copyright/legal controls most likely -.-
     
  17. Zeroneo

    Zeroneo GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    400
    20
    Jun 6, 2009
    It's not region lock, the game is pretty popular, it's just the servers. Try again.
     
  18. Jamstruth

    Jamstruth Secondary Feline Anthropomorph

    Member
    3,456
    185
    Apr 23, 2009
    North East Scotland
    Signed up for the Closed Beta. Hopefully will get in, my computer has rather weird specs they might want to test on (high spec laptop)

    Game looks damned awesome, kinda sucks there isn't a more human-like beast race. I like customisation in my character and there aren't as many when dealing with a Charr (none very noticeable anyway) and I find just general Human "Races" quite boring.
     
  19. Astral_

    Astral_ GBAtemp elder

    Member
    423
    32
    Oct 24, 2002
    France
    France
    This. I got bumped 3 times and got through on the fourth.
     
  20. I2aven's_Sag

    I2aven's_Sag GBATemp Otaku

    Member
    726
    6
    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    Northern Virginia
    That site hates Firefox ~_~. Worked in Chrome.