The PCR Guild Wars 2 Thread

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    muckshifter Captain Crunchie, Retired Moderator

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    hot off the press ...

    March 12, 2012 1:46 PM

    Starting April 10, players can secure their Guild Wars 2 Limited Collector's Edition, Digital Edition, or Digital Deluxe copy by pre-purchasing the entire game at buy.guildwars2.com or at select retailers.

    Players who pre-purchase any edition will have guaranteed entry into all beta weekend events, three-day headstart access to the final game, and Hero's Band in-game item.

    Learn more about our pre-purchase program and our incredible Collector's Edition right here!

    :)
     
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    Taffycat Crunchie Cat VIP Member

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    Great! :dance: Which edition will you be going for Mucks?
     
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    muckshifter Captain Crunchie, Retired Moderator

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    DIGITAL DELUXE for me. :)
     
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    Try as I might, couldn't find a price mentioned anywhere - any idea?
     
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    muckshifter Captain Crunchie, Retired Moderator

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    no, they ain't actually got any "prices", however, this is what I've found ...

    :)
     
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    Thank you Mr Mucks :)

    Bit pricey innit? Especially the collectors edition but I do like the game figurines though I only have one, the Fallout 3 character.

    We are seeing a shift in Game marketing and over the past six months or so I have noticed a general raising of prices for all game platforms. But the odd thing is, relatively speaking, they are still actually a little cheaper than they were 15 years ago.

    It's becoming increasingly clear games in disk form are gradually being phased out and digital downloads will be the only way to purchase.

    As for Guild wars, fifty quid for a huge game with no monthly fees is probably quite fair but I never really took a shine to Guild Wars 1 so wonder if GW2 is for me. We shall see and I will read the reviews avidly.
     
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    muckshifter Captain Crunchie, Retired Moderator

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    TC & me will be recreating our Guild on GW 2, tho they be only the two of us, we enjoy the game, looking forward to this incarnation. :)


    :cool:
     
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    Yowzer! :D Some good fun and battles to be had in GW.

    Whilst entirely respecting your view, I wonder if you gave each of the campaigns a go...? It's not necessary to begin with the first one ("Prophesies"... or just plain Guild Wars.)

    Assuming you began with that one, maybe you would have enjoyed either Factions or Nightfall (in particular) as a starting point..? Only a thought, but they are each quite different in their way.

    My own favourite happens to be Factions... but hark..! Yup, I can hear Mucks' howl of anguish from here!! :lol:
     
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    muckshifter Captain Crunchie, Retired Moderator

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    aye, I hate factions, not the fights, the annoying 3D environment, got lost ALL the time ... however, I have finished the champaign three time on different Chars'. :)

    GW is not a real MMO in that the Missions & Quests are all instances, you meet and get your gang together, then set out into the instance.

    GW Nightfall is the easiest of the the 5 GWs campaingns, as you get your very own Heros to help, If the bug gets you, like it has with TC & me, then you'll want the other campaigns added eventually. oh, and once you have these "heros" you can use them in the other GW series.

    There were originally three "stand-alone" titles, Guild Wars, GW Factions & GW Nightfall ... GW:EN (guild wars eye of the north) was an expansion added later, subsequent free upgrades, leading up to GW2 time line, is Guild Was Beyond, have been added as recently as 2012.

    The difference between GW & GW2 couldn't be more different, been waiting a long time. :)

    http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Main_Page
     
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    muckshifter Captain Crunchie, Retired Moderator

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    Available from here
     
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    muckshifter Captain Crunchie, Retired Moderator

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    Guild Wars 2 Beta event weekend April 27-29

    I'll be there, will you? :)

    For anyone that may be interested, I intend to join the "Jade Sea" world. I hope anyone here at PCReview will join me there. :thumb:

    It is my understanding that those Worlds listed are actual servers.

    Fortunately, no one will be tied to the one world, however, transfers to another world will "cost" you 1,800 gems and a seven days per account wait in between hopping around. We will be getting a free 2,000 gems for this weekend tho.

    More info on World changes ... Here

    You will need to pre-order the game to be eligible for these Beta weekends.

    I'm going to sticky this thread, anyone interested in GW2, please post your comments, questions and observations here.
     
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    Hopefully so Mucks - 35% downloaded even as we speak!! :thumb:

    I see that Kaineng is on the US server... hmm... would have been interesting to see how they'd transformed it from the original game.

    Currently trying to decide on which Race and Profession to go for... atm I'm leaning toward Norn Mesmer... however, that might be subject to a change of mind (...I'm a woman, it's what we do!!) The Sylvari sound interesting.

    For anyone who might be curious about the kind of Professions on offer, they are:

    The playable Races are:

    Though I believe I'm correct in thinking that a couple, (Asura and Sylvari(?)) are not completely ready just yet.

    Be great if a few more from PCR should decide to give it a go:cheers:
     
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    muckshifter Captain Crunchie, Retired Moderator

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    Me, I'll be playing as an Asura Necromancer, altho I like the look of an Asurian Ele, well, once we can play Asurains. So, in the meantime I'll try out as a Charr Necro, or maybe a Human necro ... heck, I'll probably try the bleeding lot. :lol:

    you are correct, they not ready, yet. :(



    is it Friday yet? :)
     
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    Done! My download has just completed and all is looking good.... music's nice too :)
    Yes Mucks, I really want to try everything too lol... oh dear, kids in a toyshop or what!! :lol:
     
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    Whats the specs for playing this guys!
     
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    http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/game-faq/
     
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    This thread is dedicated to GW2 (so Mr Mucks, please don't shoot me for wandering ever-so-slightly off-topic...:D)

    I was just going to suggest that the original GW games are now available for under a tenner each. So not a bad way to get a feel for the game first, even though GW2 is going to be even more huge and impressive.
    :thumb:
     
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    Gotta start somewhere..:D

    Cheers guys for the info
     
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    You're very welcome CL - oh and don't forget, that GW2 is just having some Beta Weekends at the moment. It won't officially launch for a while yet... which means that any new players (of the original GW game) should still find in-game help available from other players. The "old" game hasn't been abandoned.... even at the moment, there's a festival going on, so quite a few extra goodies are being dropped and fun stuff to take part in. :thumb:

    Meanwhile.... and back on topic, it's here! The first Beta Weekend begins today.... yay!!! :dance:
     
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    muckshifter Captain Crunchie, Retired Moderator

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    Indeed TC, the "old game" is very much alive and active with the recent release of Winds of Change.

    The Winds of Change is a Guild Wars Beyond storyline telling the events in Cantha seven years after the end of the Factions storyline. Winds of Change takes place in three phases: the first phase was released on July 7, 2011; the second on September 29, 2011; the final phase was released on February 9, 2012. oh, and its free. :)


    [spoiler alert: http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Winds_of_Change]
     
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