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Guild Wars 2 Underwater Combat Details

The ArenaNet Blog features a discussion of underwater combat in Guild Wars 2 from game designer Jonathan 'Chaplan' Sharp, offering screenshots showing off underwater environments and weapons, as well as a full outline of how this will work. There are also new impressions of the game floating around, as ArenaNet recently demonstrated the upcoming MMORPG sequel to a bunch of sites, who got to experience this aquatic aspect of the game firsthand. There are previews on G4tv.com, Massively, MMORPG.com (where they also have an ArenaNet Studio Tour), and PC Gamer. There's also an underwater combat video on GameSpot, and Guild Wars 2 Slovenija has clips with a pair of dungeons from the game.

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15. Re: Guild Wars 2 Underwater Combat Details Jun 25, 2011, 13:32 Fion
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 25, 2011, 02:00:
Honestly I can't get excited over it. Originally they showed these epic abilities from a range of classes, but in the video you linked the vast majority of the time they just stand there and either whack on a creature or fire spells at it.
I will say the necromancer? black FX looked quite nice, as did some of the underwater effects, but I'm just not seeing anything to sell me on Guild Wars 2.

Well as usual in these videos there was a reason everyone was just standing around and only using three skills (though the dungeon may be low level, there is no indication what level it is), this video is showing a bunch of press people playing the game (mostly for the first time and certainly the first time in a group). They didn't know the mechanics clearly and they didn't know that positioning is key in GW2 and that you can avoid melee/ranged attacks and spells by dodging or just being outside the attack radius.

In fact one of my favorite GW2 news blogs participated in one of these dungeon attacks and talks directly about how nobody really knew what they were doing until they had played through the dungeon a time or two. They just didn't realize that in GW2 if you just stand there and trade blows, you will suck.

http://guildcast.wordpress.com/2011/06/24/guild-wars-2-the-catacombs/
 
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