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Guild Wars 2 Stress Test Today

The Guild Wars 2 Facebook Page announces plans for a four-hour stress test today for Guild Wars 2, though this may not be a smooth experience due to how they are doing this (thanks VG247). Here's word:

We will be conducting a stress test on Thursday, August 2 from 12:00 Noon PACIFIC Time to 4:00 PM PACIFIC Time.

Unlike previous stress tests, we will be actively working on the game during the event, so you might experience connectivity problems or discover features that are not working as designed. Any issues you experience are a result of the rigorous conditions of the stress test, and are in no way representative of the state of the game at launch. By participating in this stress test, you’re helping us make Guild Wars 2 a better game. Thanks for your cooperation—we’ll see you in-game! ~RB2

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68. Re: Guild Wars 2 Stress Test Today Aug 3, 2012, 15:07 OpticNerve
 
Axis wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 12:19:
Stuff.
So basically you want them to completely redo Guild Wars 1.

The thing is, I know that a chunk of Blue's News people have actively played Guild Wars 1 from old posts, including having a guild set up for it and enjoying the game. I personally have beaten every single GW1 campaign and currently have 36 Hall of Monuments points saved up so I have played GW1 extensively before.

And you know what? I love the distinct changes from Guild Wars 1 that Guild Wars 2 has. This time, Arenanet wanted to make an MMO, not a heavily-instanced party RPG with hubs that GW1 was.

Anyway to get to your points:

1st: Arenanet's forums have not been plastered consistantly with negative posts. I don't know where the hell you're getting that from but the majority of the negative posts that I've seen have been about specific balance issues with classes or QoL features that they want to be in the game. Arenanet opens up and closes the forums because they only want direct feedback from people who HAVE JUST PLAYED the betas. If they left the forums open 24/7, it'd be bogged down with needless posts that don't pertain to any issues that affect the current state of the betas. It's not hard to understand why they did this nor is it some dark conspiracy that Arenanet has to "hide the truth" over gamers.

2nd: I've played the prequel, fully completed it and am glad for the changes that GW2 has. It's hardly dumbed down. From the action-based fast-paced combat system, the co-op friendly PvE that never holds your hand like you're some little child, the MOBA-like addictiveness of sPvP to the massive and epic scale of World vs World vs World, they're all features that I and my friends really enjoyed during the BWEs.

3rd: And this is different from Guild Wars 1... how?

4th: And this is different from Guild Wars 1... how?

5th: Huh, I could have sworn that there was an extensive traits and utility skill system in GW2 for player customization... in comparison to GW1's sole skilldeck system?

They couldn't have effectively brought in the same skill system (which I think is your biggest beef with GW2) that GW1 had. As many numerous skills that it offered, only a small select builds were ever viable in the game and of any use. In GW2, I've seen every single weapon for every class being used in one way or another in PvE, sPvP and WvWvW. Based on the Warrior class alone, I've seen bleed-traited 1H Sword Warriors, stun-heavy 2H Hammer Warriors, single-target kiting Rifle Warriors, AOE Longbow Warriors, etc. And that's just for the different weapon sets. Add in utility skills and you get more variations added in such as Banner Warriors, Shout-based Warriors, Sigil-precision/crit Warriors, Bola/Bullsrush/Stomp Warriors, etc. etc. THEN add in weapon swap/Engineer Kits/Elementalist Attunements and that just opens wide the various weapon combinations and setups that you can have going at any single time. It's hardly dumbed down and there's so many variations and nuances mixed in that most people don't see until they've played a while and unlocked all the skill slots and taken a good look at all the traits.

TL:DR: It all boils down to the fact that you wanted Arenanet to exactly remake Guild Wars 1 but with purdier graphics. It's understandable if you wanted only that, but at least for me and my circle of friends, we're VERY glad that Arenanet changed the game formula and tried something different. I DO have issues with the game and there are certain features that I miss from Guild Wars 1 (the heroes system in particular), but overall, compared to most other MMOs, I'm very happy with the current state of GW2.

You know, if you only wanted to play Guild Wars 1, you could always, you know, play Guild Wars 1 and stop trying to put words into people's mouths. PLEASE stop acting like you're speaking for anyone except yourself. You constantly act like you're some gaming prophet that's come to uncover the blindfolds from the peons and unwashed gaming masses. But in reality, you're just one guy who wanted a company to remake the exact same game that you used to love. You speak for YOURSELF and no one else.

This comment was edited on Aug 3, 2012, 16:55.
 
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