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Guild Wars 2 Launches announces the official launch of Guild Wars 2, following a few days of early access to ArenaNet's MMORPG sequel. For those getting underway, this post has links to the game's Online Manual and a tutorial video to help you out. Word is:

Enter the ever-changing fantasy world of Tyria, where you control the story and your actions shape the world around you! With action-oriented combat, deep personal storylines, epic dynamic events, world-class PvP, and no subscription fees, Guild Wars 2 defines the future of online roleplaying games.

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64. Re: Guild Wars 2 Launches Aug 28, 2012, 15:51 eunichron
Darks wrote on Aug 28, 2012, 13:14:
Ozmodan wrote on Aug 28, 2012, 12:54:
Someone maxed a crafter already. Give me a break, this is just another copy cat MMO with very little substance behind it. No challenge, strictly fun.

I will have to disagree with that, I have been trying to get my weapon smiting up and Iím finding it a bit tedious. Itís been tough getting the materials needed to get your leveling up. So I canít agree that itís a cookie cutter in anyway. I found WOWs crafting much better and simpler to level versus GW 2 system. Their system is requiring a lot more materials to make items. And some of the materials required are a bit hard to find. Vilas of Blood being one of them.

So, if someone maxed their crafting out already, then I have no idea how they did it so quickly. itís not been something I found very easily done so far.

Saw your other posts Darks and not sure if you knew this, but you can salvage items and get crafting mats from them. I don't sell anything I pick up, I salvage it all. Doing that in addition to gathering everything I find in the world I've had no trouble having enough mats for crafting.

Also keep in mind that because of the level scaling you still get full xp if you go to a lower level area. It might behoove you to go to another race's starting area just for material collection, and just do the events along the way for xp.

Lastly, secondary mats like Vials of Blood come from specific monsters... the Bloods usually come from beasts, Dusts from elementals, etc.

This comment was edited on Aug 28, 2012, 15:57.
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