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    Quote Originally Posted by Milanor View Post
    If I recall, the delays have been because the last profession is incredibly hard to balance in keeping it in line with the strengths of the other professions given its unique mechanics that we know nothing about.

    We've heard that it's still on track to be revealed before the year ends though, I think.
    Delays?

    The game can't have delays. They don't promise us dates, so you can't really use delays as a reason.

    Things come when they're ready with GW2. The profession hasn't taken ages to come out, they've also added and reworked so much more during the time frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Does anyone have the source for the part that I bolded? That sounds really neat.
    http://www.arena.net/blog/james-boer...2-audio-design

    Quote Originally Posted by James Boer
    Finally, no matter how fantastic a game’s music is, when you hear the same music for the thousandth time, you start wanting to change things up a bit. Many players will simply turn the game music off and play their own collections. The problem is that an external music player has no context as to what’s going on in-game. Guild Wars 2 will offer a solution for this as well. We’re giving players the option of choosing external music playlists that the game’s audio engine will use as a replacement for the default in-game music. Players can choose different playlists for background ambience and battle music, for instance. Additionally, when appropriate, such as during cinematics, the game can revert back to in-game music temporarily to give the best possible cinematic experience, then resume the custom playlist when it’s done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyre Fierceshot View Post
    Delays?

    The game can't have delays. They don't promise us dates, so you can't really use delays as a reason.

    Things come when they're ready with GW2. The profession hasn't taken ages to come out, they've also added and reworked so much more during the time frame.
    "Delays" relative to the post I was responding to. Shoulda clarified.

    But yeah. Everything is on Arenanet time, which runs much slower than realtime but has the benefit that everything comes out all shiny and polished and amazing at the end.

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    I'm gonna have to make some playlists before it comes out
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    Quote Originally Posted by jvbastel View Post
    I'm gonna have to make some playlists before it comes out
    Already on it. I'm very thankful ANet is doing this for us (the players). I'm glad that it's a in-game feature, rather than something I'll have to DL from Curse. Which is why I never bothered with addons like that for WoW, usually they're very confusing and just end up lagging the game out. In WoW I was better off just running my WMP in the background.

    Finally! I'll be able to hear "War is the Answer" from Five Finger Death Punch every time I enter a boss battle!

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    gotta start collecting every lufia 2 soundtrack there is



    must kill zhaitan with this track on
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    Why would people want to use their own soundtrack for a game with such an amazing musical score?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebum06 View Post
    Why would people want to use their own soundtrack for a game with such an amazing musical score?
    This. I think it is very disappointing and insulting to the composers and orchestras (if applicable) that A-net is including a custom player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkenaw View Post
    This. I think it is very disappointing and insulting to the composers and orchestras (if applicable) that A-net is including a custom player.
    While I will be listening to every musical piece that they supply in GW2, from time to time the music can get a little repetitive. After entering combat for the 6,000th time (especially when combat is only lasting 20-30 seconds) that one little clip starts to wear me down. There's only so many times before the clip reaches a saturation point in your brain where you're not going to find anything new within the piece. And, though it makes little difference, I am a composer by profession. I would not be offended by this.

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    This is kind of off-topic, but what happened to all the threads? There are only 2 pages but there should be 245 threads

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkenaw View Post
    This is kind of off-topic, but what happened to all the threads? There are only 2 pages but there should be 245 threads
    Bottom of page: Thread Display Options > Show threads from the... > Beginning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mif View Post
    Bottom of page: Thread Display Options > Show threads from the... > Beginning
    Thanks, didn't even know about that feature.

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    After you've been in the game for a while, the musical score will/might get old and stale. I know for a fact I haven't had music on for 90% of the time I've played WoW, or 95% of the time I played Ragnarok Online, I just pulled my own stuff behind it.

    As for a playlist. Not doing anything like that now, I want to know what songs will fit where before I do anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muzjhath View Post
    After you've been in the game for a while, the musical score will/might get old and stale.
    you might take a look at this, it shows gameplay with ingame sound, listen to the background noises. It's very immersing and you really got the feeling to be in this environment. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKnfzL9PUN0#t=3m00s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkenaw View Post
    This. I think it is very disappointing and insulting to the composers and orchestras (if applicable) that A-net is including a custom player.
    While I agree with you, I think ANet is being very smart including an in-game custom player. Gives the player the freedom to choose whether or not they want to listen to their own music or in-game. I think most players will not use the feature for some time because of how good the music is.

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    i love the built-in music player.

    eventually you'll be tired of hearing the same music even if it's good (it damn well will be)

  18. #11038
    Will we soon see a beta? ffs this game has been in production for a long time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schalde View Post
    Will we soon see a beta? ffs this game has been in production for a long time
    one of the most asked questions ^^ they start CLOSED beta in this month (+ release last profession). After that they decide when to start the open beta based on the experience in the closed beta.

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    It's been in production for about as much time as most mmos. They just announced the game way early so it seems like it has been forever in production.

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