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Guild Wars 2 Bans; Sales Success

The Guild Wars 2 Facebook Page announces ArenaNet is temporarily curtailing their own sales of Guild Wars 2 to prevent the success of their MMORPG sequel from overwhelming the system (thanks nin), though the game is still being sold by everyone else. Word is: "Effective immediately we have disabled sales via buy.guildwars2.com. To be clear, box and digital sales are still available via our retail partners. We are tracking our concurrency closely while expanding our infrastructure. We’ll re-enable first-party digital sales as soon as we feel that we can do so safely." Also, Guildwars2 reddit has word on an exploit in the game (thanks Eurogamer), saying this has resulted in permanent bans, though they are offering amnesty for those who request it:

We also believe and respect that people make mistakes. This is in fact the first example of a widespread exploit in the game. With this in mind, we are offering the members of our community who exploited the game a second chance to repair the damage that has been done.

Thus, just this once, we will offer to convert permanent bans to 72-hour suspensions. Should those involved want to accept this offer of reinstatement, contact us on our support website--support.guildwars2.com—and submit a ticket through the "Ask a Question" tab. Please use the subject heading of "Karma Weapons Exploit Appeal", then confirm in the body of your ticket that you will delete any items/currency that you gained from the exploit. You should submit only one ticket. Once you have done so, we will lower your ban to 72 hours, and following your re-activation we will check your account to make sure that you have honored your commitment. If that commitment is not honored, we will re-terminate the account.

This is a first and final warning. Moving forward, please make sure you that when you see an exploitable part of the game, you report it and do not attempt to benefit from it.

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12. Re: Guild Wars 2 Bans; Sales Success Aug 31, 2012, 10:53 Creston
 
Okay, I played to level 4 last night, and I am rather overwhelmed. The tutorial was, to be honest, an absolute joke. I rolled a Charr, so I had to go into a dungeon and kill some dude. By the time I made it down into the dungeon where this dude was, a group of about 10 other Charr had already ganked the dude down to a sliver of health, and he died before I actually even got to see him. I never got XP or anything (since I didn't do anything, didn't have time to), but the quest still counted as complete.

Then the game was like "Well, you made it through the tutorial! Have fun in the real world!"

Aaannnnddd.... err... that's it? You're not going to tell me how I can gain skills? How I need to assign said skills once gained? Why I only had 3 weapon skills to begin with, until I picked up and equipped a buckler, then all of a sudden, I had the ability for 5?

What I do when I go down? What those five new skills I get when I go down mean and do? I mean, yeah, they're pretty red icons, but fuck me if I know what they mean or do? I just spam them like fucking mad and one time I got up, and another time I didn't. Then it gave me an option to "return somewhere", only 3 seconds later my character stood back up, apparently none the worse for wear?

Why sometimes I'm reviving someone and I get XP (happened once), and other times I revive someone and nothing really seems to happen? Or they actually do get up, but I get no xp?

Okay then. Not EVERYONE played in the Beta and already knows all this shit, Arena net....

I rummaged around the starter area for awhile. Did some events, I guess, in that I got xp from them, even though I had no real clue what I was doing in most of them. In one I cleaned a lake, and it showed a progress bar, only the quest vanished before the bar was full, and suddenly morphed into another quest, which was "Slay a trillion elementals".

Then I tried to complete a "help some dude clean up the smeltery" or something, and before I was able to complete that one, another event kinda ran into the room and suddenly there were 900 Charr there laying waste to Flame legion enemies, and we had to protect some guy's loot from the Flame legion. I never saw said loot, but apparently we did really well, because the "loot stolen" counter stayed at 0/6.

Got xp for that one. Then joined some Marinius dude on his patrol, and after awhile he told us we needed to get him some "junk." Everyone started running back and forth to him, and the bar kept going up, but bugger me if I ever saw anything called junk anywhere. I asked in global chat a few times, but nobody responded. So I just kinda stood there, which the game apparently thought was fine, because after we ganked some Ghosts, I got XP and everything.

Btw, is it just me, or do those quests repeat at an insane rate? The events I did replayed over and over and over and over and over again in the few hours that I ambled around...

After awhile, I leveled up to level 3 and had a skill point! The only thing I could invest it in, or so it seemed, was a healing skill that allowed me to remove conditions. Okay, cool. So I "bought" that, and now it sits in my skill screen, but I have no clue how to assign it to my 6 key? I tried dragging and dropping, I tried highlighting and hitting 6, nothing seems to work?

And what the hell are Trophies and what does "soulbound" mean? I have a shit ton of those, and they seem to have no purpose whatsoever? Is it just vendor trash?

My first weapon skill seems to have three effects assigned to it. Does that mean it randomly picks those effects, or do I have to mash the button so it cycles through the effects? (I'm guessing the latter.)

I also, from time to time, seem to do a combo. The game just says "Yeah dawg! You did a combo! Word up! You can also do finishers!" and never bothers explaining what exactly it was that I did that was a combo, what a finisher is, or how you do one.

All in all, it was a confusing few hours. Guild Wars 1 did a far, FAR better job of explaining itself in the starting area. I had fun playing it, and it's very pretty, and it's quite amusing to see a hundred players gank a single enemy that dares spawn (does it stay that way everywhere? Or is that just in the beginner areas?) and waste it before I can even hit a skill. But it'd be nice if I at least somewhat understood the mechanics of it... I guess I'm really getting old, and I just don't get all these fancy games for young people anymore!

Creston
 
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