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Guild Wars 2 Status Report

The Guild Wars 2 Wiki has the latest status on ArenaNet's MMORPG sequel as they work to overcome launch issues. This includes details on tweaks to the game, dealing with capacity issues, and a few important warnings on how to ensure the security of your account. Here's word on plans to open the game's forums: "Our most important priority at the moment is to ensure that the game runs stably and flawlessly. So as to not create additional demand on our infrastructure and on our programming team, we made the decision not to open the forums until the initial mass influx of players has calmed down a bit."

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73. Re: Guild Wars 2 Status Report Sep 4, 2012, 08:36 sauron
 
I broke down and picked up a hard copy yesterday, and am glad I did. I have a heavy MMO background, including 8 years in FFXI with 3 years spent raiding 4 times a week, and a year plus in LOTRO. Even after a couple of hours I can see that GW2 brings a lot of new things to the table and it looks very refreshing.

Examples of what GW2 fixes in new ways:


1. Let's say in other games, you're a DPS sick of shouting for a tank/healer? Can't find that critical support job to take care of adds? No problem, the game looks so flexible that a group of good players can probably succeed with any combination of jobs in most cases.

2. Kill stealing? Gone.

3. Resource stealing? Gone.

4. Inventory bag use for crafting mats vs gear? Gone.

5. Some classes unable to solo and left waiting for an invite for hours to level up? No problem, everyone can solo.

6. Can't get an invite to an event that looks fun? No problem, just join in.

7. One member of a group ganking the loot from the chest on boss kill? Gone - loot auto-distributes.

8. Gather time for a low-medium difficulty event, waiting for Jack Bonehead the healer to get his ass out to Nobrainer Gulch? Gone - everything scales and events happen dynamically.

9. Server full? No problem, here's an overflow server.

10. Only got an hour to play? No problem, just run about doing stuff with strangers then log off - very casual friendly.


I'm sure there are more - still figuring it out.


I think my only remaining questions are over:


1. Job balance in more difficult raids and how the jobs all work together in a well-run raid(but I won't even see those for weeks).

2. Also, how deep is crafting (in FFXI it was too much of a timesink, and in LOTRO not enough)?

3. How does the AH work, and does it work?

4. Finally, community development (FFXI community is nice but low-wattage, LOTRO very helpful and very switched on).


In the meantime it's all good.
 
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