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Homepage http://www.bluesnews.com
Signed On Aug 20, 2003, 21:03
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Status Report
12. Re: Guild Wars 2 Status Report Sep 2, 2012, 16:01 Bucky
 
El Pit wrote on Sep 2, 2012, 15:25:
Guild Wars 2 Status Report: I'm enjoying it thoroughly. End of status report.

I can hardly even tear myself away from the game. I found a crazy Asuran jumping puzzle last night that is well and truly hidden, I still don't know how I even spotted it. The crazy thing is that this puzzle is elaborate, and I'm certain almost everyone runs right past the entrance without ever knowing it's there. I must have spent almost an hour there, and I was the only person there the entire time. That they'd put in that sort of effort, and then hide it, is just stunning.

After putting way too much time into every profession I finally settled on the Guardian. I had thought I was going to stick with the Warrior, but the Guardian definitely suits my play style more.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Launches
60. Re: Guild Wars 2 Launches Aug 28, 2012, 14:13 Bucky
 
Verno wrote on Aug 28, 2012, 14:05:
Bucky wrote on Aug 28, 2012, 14:02:
Wait, what? Care to elaborate on that? Mostly because I have no idea what you're talking about when you say 'renown vendors'. I think I'm missing something important, now.

The little renown heart NPCs. I had no idea they turned into karma vendors when you finished their stuff. You can buy a lot of crafting stuff, items and etc from them. I have no idea how I went through all of beta and missed that, LOL.

I'd stopped checking merchants because my gear was always better, but the first Heart I check has armor that's all better than what I'm wearing. And it appears they might even have region specific looks to the karma items.

This is almost as bad as me beating Diablo 3 on Normal before realizing that the NPCs had conversation chains.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Launches
58. Re: Guild Wars 2 Launches Aug 28, 2012, 14:02 Bucky
 
Verno wrote on Aug 28, 2012, 13:44:
Just a funny aside but I kept wondering where all of the karma vendors were in beta. No one explained that the renown vendors turn into karma vendors when you've finished their events. I don't know how I missed that, whoops! I have like 2300 karma stockpiled already.

Wait, what? Care to elaborate on that? Mostly because I have no idea what you're talking about when you say 'renown vendors'. I think I'm missing something important, now.

Edit: Renown Haeart Why didn't anyone tell me this sooner?! I'm level 22 and haven't spent any karma!

*logs back in*
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Launches
49. Re: Guild Wars 2 Launches Aug 28, 2012, 12:49 Bucky
 
28 hours played so far, most of it on my Charr Warrior. I feel like I've barely scratched the surface of the game. I haven't touched any of the PvP yet, and crafting has been a nice diversion. Mostly I've been exploring, joining in on events, and jumping off of cliffs.

I'll say it again: dynamic leveling is fantastic. You won't outlevel an area, so you can always go back and play earlier zones while still getting a challenge, and rewards that fit your actual level. I strongly recommend exploring, there are lots of neat areas that you won't see on the map. They'll also put chests or other rewards in these out of the way areas, so it pays off.

My only gripe right now is the same as someone else mentioned: crafting components don't have any storage area, so it only pays to make them when you are going to use them.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Head Start Begins
12. Re: Guild Wars 2 Head Start Begins Aug 25, 2012, 18:27 Bucky
 
Quick thoughts, because I need to go back to playing:

The downleveling system is brilliant. You can run around a level 5 area at level 10, still get a challenge and get loot and XP appropriate for your level.

The artwork, environment, landscape, everything is this game is gorgeous. I've gotten killed more than once just wandering around appreciating the level of detail and polish that went into GW2. It's a work of art in it's own right.

Smoothest online launch I've ever been a part of. The trading is down right now and the servers are a bit laggy, but it's to be expected. It's still perfectly playable for me.

The combat really started to click for me around level 10, when you really have to start watching what your opponents are doing and paying attention to position.

The game is an explorers dream. Lots of hidden areas, vistas, points of interest, etc. I had a complete geek-out moment an hour ago when I was doing an event and suddenly realized that I recognized the landmark from the first game.

The personal story is interesting. I'm enjoying it, and the choices that I get to make. I hadn't expected to care much about the storyline, but now I find myself looking forward to the next part.
 
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PC Gaming > Guild Wars 2 Guild
22. No subject Aug 25, 2012, 03:23 Bucky
 
Server: Sanctum of Rall
Charr Warrior - Trake Einar

Played for 3 hours straight. Need to sleep. Having too much fun to even remember to blink.

I really like the that the Hall of Monuments rewards will just reskin your existing gear instead of replacing it.


I'm going to lose so much time to this game.
 
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PC Gaming > Guild Wars 2 Guild
18. No subject Aug 24, 2012, 23:37 Bucky
 
Acleacius wrote on Aug 24, 2012, 23:03:
Anyone know if there is a good racial match for each the Necro, Elementalist and Mesmer? The wiki site has crashed and the main page isn't showing any details I can find.

Thanks for any tips.

Considering the whole Foefire/Ghosts of Ascalon thing, I personally think Humans are a great fit for the Necromancer. The only other lore I can remember offhand is that the Charr generally distrust magic, except for the Flame Legion, which happens to be fighting the rest of the Charr.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 24, 2012, 13:40 Bucky
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 24, 2012, 13:10:
And boo on Lance Armstrong. Always knew he was cheating.

P.S. Don't forget to update you GW2 clients for tonight, woot!

People always give me funny looks when they find out I'm a cyclist that doesn't watch the Tour de France or follow the sport in any way. Professional cycling makes the NFL and MLB look like saints. It's also incredibly boring to watch.


My GW2 client is up to date. I'm just spending my day staring at the countdown timer, enjoying the fact that it finally says 0 days.
 
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PC Gaming > Guild Wars 2 Guild
13. No subject Aug 24, 2012, 00:48 Bucky
 
Acleacius wrote on Aug 24, 2012, 00:32:
Dades wrote on Aug 18, 2012, 16:05:
With a heavy emphasis on PvP in Guild Wars 2 I don't want to be worrying about stuff like that.
I've been trying to avoid all the media but damn is that right, it's design is heavily pvp? I thought their design was based more on updating Coop play. Sadly, a pvp design would mean a no sale for me and I was really looking forward to checking this out.


I think that's mistaken perception of the game. It has a strong focus on story and PvE as well as PvP and WvW. GW2 is really whatever you want it to be. I personally have little interest in any of the PvP aspects of the game, though I'll probably try them out at some point. I'm getting GW2 for the story, the exploration, and the community PvE that I've never seen in another game.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Launch Schedule and Client Downloads
18. Re: Guild Wars 2 Launch Schedule and Client Downloads Aug 23, 2012, 13:33 Bucky
 
Despoiler wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 13:17:
-The explorer gamer that I used to know has found its way back into MMOs. Anet has packed so much love, polish, and attention to detail into Tyria. The world is gorgeous and unique everywhere. There are so many things that make you go "wow that is cool."

-There is no holy trinity. You don't need a tank, a healer, and a dps. If you want to run a dungeon just group up with anyone and go do it. There is a way to accomplish anything with any class makeup. All classes have a self heal and can rez. Some classes are tankier or have a couple AoE heals, but there is no such thing as a dedicated X. Everyone can change their traits to add survivability, dps, or healing as they see fit, but they will be playing all roles.

These two points are huge for me. During the stress test last night I decided to explore a bit, walked through a waterfall where a 'mini' event spawned and gave me a low level zone boss to tackle. Just as I was starting to lose the fight a few other people joined in, and I welcomed the help. The best part? That area isn't shown on the map, even after I explored it. I'm going to lose a lot of time just exploring.

The death of the trinity is also fantastic. I actually intend to build my Warrior with a focus on banners to help support the group, and I love that I have the ability to focus any class how I want to.
 
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PC Gaming > Guild Wars 2 Guild
9. No subject Aug 23, 2012, 12:26 Bucky
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 10:30:
So then we're all in agreement? Separate servers for everyone!

If I end up purchasing GW2 I'll post my server here. Can guilds span servers or are we SOL if everyone splits apart?



Guilds can span servers. The only limitation is WvW participation.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Launch Schedule and Client Downloads
1. Re: Guild Wars 2 Launch Schedule and Client Downloads Aug 23, 2012, 10:06 Bucky
 
I managed to get into the very short stress test last night, which at least stopped my hands from shaking. I can't wait for this game. There's a good chance that I won't sleep at all until sometime Saturday night.

Also, for anyone interested in a Blue's Guild, here's the thread.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch Rolling Out
32. Re: Diablo III Patch Rolling Out Aug 21, 2012, 13:43 Bucky
 
Tumbler wrote on Aug 21, 2012, 13:03:
There has got to be some awesome stories of people trying to tell the heads of this project...this doesn't work. This whole auction house thing you're shoehorning into this game is breaking everything. This game is 99% loot driven insta rewards, and you just fucked up the rewards. So now they're just killing things to pick up trash.

This is one of the core problems with D3. They did a lot to justify the always-online requirement, only to have most of it blow up in their faces. The AH breaks the loot, their own stats prove that multiplayer is in the minority, and the 8+ hr downtimes just to patch the game are ridiculous.
 
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PC Gaming > Guild Wars 2 Guild
5. No subject Aug 18, 2012, 19:36 Bucky
 
The unofficial Guilds database, this will show what guilds have picked for a server. GW2Guilds. Keep in mind that there's a lot of talk of guilds intentionally selecting a server other than their intended destination in order to keep things under wraps, so take everything with a pile of salt.

I'm personally leaning toward Sanctum of Rall. Server selection of a Blue's Guild won't matter unless we wanted to participate in WvW.

My main is going to be a Charr Warrior. I managed to play all of the classes to about level 10 during the beta weekends, and the Warrior went from the bottom of my list to the top. I also had a lot of fun with the Engineer, so there's still a chance my main could switch.

I have no idea what professions I'll take, I didn't even look at that part of the game, and I've been trying to avoid most media about GW2.
 
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News Comments > Stardock Sues Ex-Employee for $1M
10. Re: Stardock Sues Ex-Employee for $1M Aug 16, 2012, 12:18 Bucky
 
Ashley wrote on Aug 16, 2012, 11:17:
I kept my pre-ordered copy of Elemental and I look at it whenever I get the urge to pre-order a game.
I'm not joking. I really do.

I use my copy of Brink for that. I'll still pre-order, but now it's knowing full well what might happen.
 
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News Comments > TF2 Comic Visits a Gray Area
5. Re: TF2 Comic Visits a Gray Area Aug 12, 2012, 21:34 Bucky
 
This inspired me to go and watch all of the "Meet the..." videos again, and damn, they still make me laugh.

"You call that breaking my spine? You Red team ladies wouldn't know how to.....AUGH! MY SPINE!" -Soldier, Meet the Sandvich
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 6, 2012, 13:44 Bucky
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Aug 6, 2012, 12:44:
http://www.ustream.tv/NASAJPL

There's a NASA Ustream about the rover.

Space probes are pretty cool.

I took an interest in Curiosity when I saw it in the news a few weeks ago and I've been following it ever since. My jaw dropped when I saw the EDL plan, I figured this thing had a high likelihood of adding another crater to Mars. It's a testament to everyone that worked on the project that not only did everything work, it worked to near perfection.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 5, 2012, 16:57 Bucky
 
I got dragged back into Battlefield 3, so I used the code to pick up the premium pack. I do feel a bit dirty, though.


Borderlands 2 will probably be a Winter Sale purchase. With Guild Wars 2 around the corner, and Torchlight 2 hopefully in the next month or two, I'm simply not going to have any excess gaming time.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Stress Test Today
57. Re: Guild Wars 2 Stress Test Today Aug 3, 2012, 01:24 Bucky
 
[snip]

NKD wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 00:43:
It's all pretty subjective in the end, so why go after people who simply state that they like or dislike something?

[/snip]

I think this gets to the heart of the problem here at Blue's. If you disagree with a persons' opinion of a game, post your own opinion, but don't attack the person about it. Better still, don't respond directly, because it's become clear that the discussion loses it's focus on the game and instead becomes one of personal disagreements.

The other problem, to me, is the broad generalizations we're all guilty of making (hey, I've done it several times in this post!). It's not that we can stop making them entirely, as exaggeration and embellishment are a large part of this language, but if we can at least keep them to a minimum we have a better shot at preventing misunderstanding.

Of course, I'm a little drunk right now, so it's entirely possible none of what I've written makes a bit of sense. The most probable outcome is that I'll wake up in the morning, read this, and regret having posted it.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Stress Test Today
16. Re: Guild Wars 2 Stress Test Today Aug 2, 2012, 12:28 Bucky
 
Axis wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 12:11:
Got an argument against what I'm saying, I'm all ears!

I think what it comes down to is that Guild Wars 2 isn't a revolutionary MMO. MMO veterans that have burned out on the formula aren't going to play GW2 and feel as if the genre has suddenly become fresh and interesting again.

GW2 does a lot right for me. I love the art, the ease of cooperative PvE play, and the new skill and combat system. I've also never gotten into MMOs (with the exception of Guild Wars, which doesn't really count) so many of the MMO conventions don't feel stale to me.

It's a matter of expectations, but that's true for any game.
 
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