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    Have a question.

    To get access to Dungeons, players must first encounter them in their Personal Story. This will then unlock access to the dungeon and are found about every 10 levels with additional ones at endgame. Dungeons are option 5-man with a fixed difficulty, this means they do not scale based on the number of players.
    So will GW2 have a LFG of some sort? Don't care if it's cross-server or not, just something. SWTOR doesn't have one, and it just makes finding people a pain. And yea I know there's no holy trinity, but still :S

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    With this chart it says that my 555m will run GW2 on high. I don't care about graphics, I just care about performance, and if I can play on minimal settings without stutter I'm going to love this game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vizzle View Post
    Have a question.
    So will GW2 have a LFG of some sort? Don't care if it's cross-server or not, just something. SWTOR doesn't have one, and it just makes finding people a pain. And yea I know there's no holy trinity, but still :S
    I don't think they said anything about it. But knowing that they want us to make friendships, and not just play with random players all the time I'd say no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vizzle View Post
    Have a question.



    So will GW2 have a LFG of some sort? Don't care if it's cross-server or not, just something. SWTOR doesn't have one, and it just makes finding people a pain. And yea I know there's no holy trinity, but still :S
    I don't think so. Since groups aren't required for any PvE content (No mob tagging and event scaling, all that jazz makes it so that groups aren't needed) except Dungeons. However Dungeons are hardcore content meant to be done with your guild or friends, not random people. They aren't what they are in WoW, which is an introduction to hardcore group content aka raiding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eternal Champion View Post
    I don't think they said anything about it. But knowing that they want us to make friendships, and not just play with random players all the time I'd say no.
    Well that's what battlegrounds will be essentially though, right? Random players.
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    New Nvidia graphics card info for those planning to upgrade for GW2:
    http://lenzfire.com/2012/02/entire-n...se-date-43823/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mif View Post
    New Nvidia graphics card info for those planning to upgrade for GW2:
    http://lenzfire.com/2012/02/entire-n...se-date-43823/
    Been waiting for that cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mif View Post
    New Nvidia graphics card info for those planning to upgrade for GW2:
    http://lenzfire.com/2012/02/entire-n...se-date-43823/
    Take anything you read at this point about Kepler with a grain of salt unless it comes from Nvidia itself....http://www.obr-hardware.com/2012/02/...ong-about.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by vizzle View Post
    Well that's what battlegrounds will be essentially though, right? Random players.
    There are no "battlegrounds."

    There's structured PvP, in which you enter in with a set group.

    There's WVWVW, in which your server is pitted against two other servers in single days (weeks?) long battle that anyone from each server can join in on.

    Depending on the size of the servers, I'm betting that communities will arise and you'll start to recognize names of people you come across numerous times in dynamic events, in city chat, and in WVWVW. They'll start out as strangers, but won't be that way for long.

    That said, I still think an intra-server LFG tool - even one that's just putting your name in a list of people interested in doing a dungeon (a la WoW:TBC) - would be preferable to having to sit in a given city and spam "LFG!" I don't see how spamming chat channels makes the players you get any less random than such a tool would.
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    Actually there will be "hot-joinable" scenarios, aka battlegrounds, aka structured PvP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vizzle View Post
    So will GW2 have a LFG of some sort? Don't care if it's cross-server or not, just something. SWTOR doesn't have one, and it just makes finding people a pain. And yea I know there's no holy trinity, but still :S
    Also remember, GW2 has no factions, so it's not arbitrarily splitting the server in half from the get go.

    I still am hoping for a LFG that is not cross server, but if there isn't one, I think the ability to make a group will still be a lot easier than many MMOs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mif View Post
    New Nvidia graphics card info for those planning to upgrade for GW2:
    http://lenzfire.com/2012/02/entire-n...se-date-43823/
    Not sure if that is to be trusted, there are so many fake new about graphics cards and any new hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primal Zed View Post
    There are no "battlegrounds."

    There's structured PvP, in which you enter in with a set group.

    There's WVWVW, in which your server is pitted against two other servers in single days (weeks?) long battle that anyone from each server can join in on.

    Depending on the size of the servers, I'm betting that communities will arise and you'll start to recognize names of people you come across numerous times in dynamic events, in city chat, and in WVWVW. They'll start out as strangers, but won't be that way for long.

    That said, I still think an intra-server LFG tool - even one that's just putting your name in a list of people interested in doing a dungeon (a la WoW:TBC) - would be preferable to having to sit in a given city and spam "LFG!" I don't see how spamming chat channels makes the players you get any less random than such a tool would.
    What? I'm pretty sure they do have games that you can join whenever you want like battlegrounds/warzones... they have WvWvW, battlegrounds, and 5v5 arena. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Socram View Post
    Actually there will be "hot-joinable" scenarios, aka battlegrounds, aka structured PvP.
    ^-- What this guy said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vizzle View Post
    What? I'm pretty sure they do have games that you can join whenever you want like battlegrounds/warzones... they have WvWvW, battlegrounds, and 5v5 arena. Correct me if I'm wrong.
    yes and no. yes if it is your first time on that particular game's server, no if you are a regular of that game's server. i.e.

    if you always liked the conditions and rule-set (player limit, possible victory conditions, map selection, etc) of the Charr'd Earth game server then you can always play on that server and get to know the people that frequent that game type and thus get to know the other "regulars" of that game server in the process, but you could also opt to just hop around from game type server to game type server, thus randomly bumping into people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maklor View Post
    Not sure if that is to be trusted, there are so many fake new about graphics cards and any new hardware.
    Yeah
    Guess I was just excited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mif View Post
    Yeah
    Guess I was just excited.
    Nvidia claims the cards are twice as fast as last gen, but that could literally mean one card gets 1FPS and the other 2FPS in something. Since it's then technically twice as fast... It happened last time aswell, their marketing team is good at twisting things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyre Fierceshot View Post
    Nvidia claims the cards are twice as fast as last gen, but that could literally mean one card gets 1FPS and the other 2FPS in something. Since it's then technically twice as fast... It happened last time aswell, their marketing team is good at twisting things.
    Indeed. Just think of how many people are holding off on buying the 79xx AMD cards because they keep hearing that "Nvidia cards are going to be faster". Not only that but you have a lot of rumors posted by bloggers who want to generate viewers. Just be patient. It's not outside the realm of possibilities that the new Kepler cards will even perform subpar after all the hype. Just look at what happened to Bulldozer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mif View Post
    Yeah
    Guess I was just excited.
    I just want the dang cards to come out so I can buy a decent 500 series card for less than $250. I don't care what the new cards can do, I just want the current ones to be cheaper since a GTX 560ti should be plenty to play GW2 on at least very high settings if not ultra for most settings.

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    I really don't think you'd need the best of the best card to play GW2.. My GTX 560 should run this perfectly fine.
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    I have a question for GW1 veterans:

    I think I'm doing something wrong, I die too often during normal questing and have no idea to beat a challenge mode (those timed missions) with heroes. (I'm a lone wolf), so probably can help me with a few answers/advice.

    How do you play effectively with heroes?
    1.) is it necessary to open all of my heroes skillbars during a fight and use them?
    2.) is the order of the hero-skills in their bars important (how good is the ai?)
    3.) what should I control during a fight (regarding heroes?)
    4.) how many monks should I take with me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aevitas View Post
    I really don't think you'd need the best of the best card to play GW2.. My GTX 560 should run this perfectly fine.
    Yeah i'm running a GTX 560ti 2Gb's and i expect it to run the game amazingly since we know arenanet is one of the few companies who seem to care a lot about optimization. I get little blips when I play Swtor and it annoys me to no end which is why i've noticed myself not playing it as much and focusing on lol or Dota2 (somehow this noob got into the beta lol).

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