Best post i ever read I was already going to test GW2 but thanks to that post i now cant wait..... damn ^^
Alright I resized some of the images and the scrollbar shouldn't be there for most people if not all.
I just had the biggest discussion with my brother who STILL insists that Guild Wars 2 is gonna fail because it’s a shitty game. His main argument is that it doesn’t have any subscription fee and therefore it can only fail. Also, he QQ*s big time about micro transactions, that you have to pay for extra character slots. Obviously he doesn’t care about the monthly bucks he paid for his WoW account for 4 years.
Please, please any one link me the video about “no sub fee” or something, can’t find it. I want to show it to him.. multiple times..
On-Topic: This thread is brilliant. I just linked it to several friends who also are gonna play Guild Wars 2. This thread can teach a dummy all about the game (note that my idiotic guild wars-hating brother doesn’t bother reading it).
So if you use a Sword and a Shield, the first 3 ones will be sword skills, and the last 2 will be shield skills. If you then change the shield to a torch for example, the 2 skills will be torch skills instead.
Thief is the only class which is different in this, if you have a pistol and a dagger, the first 2 skills will be pistol skills, the 3'rd skill will be a combination of the pistol and the dagger, and the last 2 will be a dagger skill.
Edit: Tell your brother he fails many times if he thinks that 8D
Last edited by Mad hat man; 2012-01-05 at 04:32 PM. Reason: Eorayn's brother is infected with a WoW disease :(
Tell him that Guild Wars 1 is one of the most successful gaming franchises of ALL TIME with 6+ million copies sold, had no sub fee, and it doesn't even have the weight that GW2 already has amongst the gaming community. Ask him if he sees himself even needing the extra 3 slots two months out from launch (assuming we get 5 at launch), if he says no then tell him it's no different than paying $30 for 2 months of any sub MMO, but you get to keep the slots forever and don't have to pay again.
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I can watch it in Zito's post, but not in the quote... Weird. Try the link in the post above Zito's.
WOW. This is a really good thread. It's got all the information somebody who's interested in hearing more about the game needs to know! Really good job. Your efforts paid off. =)
I expanded a bit more in the combat section, talked about how you can use skills at any time without targets, how your weapon swings will actually hit multiple targets based on the arc of the animation, how distance plays a big role in damage done depending on your weapon or skill and how skills aren't so one dimensional and are multi-purpose tools unlike most MMOs that give you a skill that interrupts the target but otherwise you'd never want to use it.
Well, now I have one place to send my friends who keep asking me questions. Thank you for this, so well presented and informative!
You're welcome everyone. I can only hope and dream of getting a beta invite, it'll hurt when some people who don't know anything about the game will get in before the likes of us. I'd give up every game for the next 5 years if it meant getting into the beta and being able to play till launch.
Last edited by Mad hat man; 2012-01-05 at 05:32 PM.
Holy shit, now that's a general info post in need of a sticky.
I award you +10 internetz and two cookies of your choice.