I've been watching quite some videos on gw2 and all I'm seeing is the person that is actually showing off the demo (someone from the dev team I assume) playing the game, while someone else commentates on what he/she is doing. The person playing then continues to get his ass wooped, hardly dodging anything (famed mechanic?) and when dodging 50% of the time still getting hit, ending up in the downed-state looking to be revived. Does the combat actually work or is it just awkward and annoying (like it would seem to me in the videos).
Another thing I've noticed is that they're saying ''We will now use this ability'' and you don't really see that ability happen or the effects of it. Like the video of the thief shooting through the fire wall, you don't see flaming bullets nor do you see something like +12 damage from fire wall. Is this just because the game isn't done yet or have they not thought things through? Does anyone have a video of for example someone showing off all the abilities on a training dummy or something alike?
My final question concerns Pvp: are there 2 factions that you choose from at the start of the game and will you run into people randomly in questing areas from another faction that you will need to fight if they decide to attack you or is pvp only something you do when you queue up for it?
Thnx in advance!