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Guild Wars 2 FAQ - Beta Delayed

An Official Guild Wars 2 FAQ is online, offering some inside skinny about what to expect from ArenaNet's upcoming RPG sequel (thanks Guild Wars Slovenija). The FAQ covers a number of topics, and includes word that beta testing will not commence this year, as was originally planned (story).

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21. Re: Call of Duty 7 Jun 29, 2008, 16:45 loomy
 
I dont think there is any lore behind the 8 skills thing. so if you're talking about lore, you're talking about something some retard dreamed up.

 
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20. Re: No subject Jun 29, 2008, 14:35 Slink
 
The heroes are backwards compatible.

Did not know this. Will be taking a trip over to Elona...

Edit: Nevermind. So, in order to get to Elona from Lion's Arch, you have to do this mission and kill 4 gates or something, which for some reason even me being at level 18 is hard as hell to complete, and of course my fucking Henchmen get slaughtered in seconds.


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19. Re: Call of Duty 7 Jun 29, 2008, 13:51 Fuzzmatang
 
Wrong newspost dude.

Re: Skill limiting as "rings." I've heard this before as an explanation justifying 8 skills (guess you don't put rings on thumbs and can't carry your extra rings with you) but it's a pretty weak explanation, nonetheless.

Note: I don't have a problem with being limited with what skills you carry at all...just the "lore" behind it doesn't make sense. I don't think ArenaNet has officially explained the mechanics this way either.

 
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18. Call of Duty 7 Jun 29, 2008, 12:43 Nuclear Watchdog
 
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17. Re: No subject Jun 29, 2008, 12:41 xXBatmanXx
 
Although I like the add of Heroes in Nightfall, they're ONLY in Nightfall. I'm still trying to get through the Prophecies campaign on my level 18 W/Mo and grouping with humans either 1) takes forever or 2) ends in disaster so I'm trying to use Henchmen, which aren't going so well. Saying that you "don't have to group" in this game is pretty much an outright lie.

Ummm, Nightfall costs like 20 bux. The heroes are backwards compatible. Once I found this out when I started (I was late to the GW game) I went and bought Nightfall - did the heroes missions, and brought them over to Prophecies with me.

Like I said. Humans are dumb - NPCs heal wayyyyy better.

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16. Re: No subject Jun 29, 2008, 12:35 Bucky
 
Saying that you "don't have to group" in this game is pretty much an outright lie.

Agreed. Lets see someone get through Thunderhead Keep with only henchies.
 
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15. Re: No subject Jun 29, 2008, 12:08 Slink
 
Thats what Heroes are for....I rarely group with humans, they are stupid.

Although I like the add of Heroes in Nightfall, they're ONLY in Nightfall. I'm still trying to get through the Prophecies campaign on my level 18 W/Mo and grouping with humans either 1) takes forever or 2) ends in disaster so I'm trying to use Henchmen, which aren't going so well. Saying that you "don't have to group" in this game is pretty much an outright lie.

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14. Re: No subject Jun 29, 2008, 11:13 xXBatmanXx
 
. Yeah, you could group with Henchmen, but at points in the game the Henchmen were woefully underpowered and you basically had to group. If you couldn't find a group for one of those zones, you were screwed. Then if you did find a group, most of the time they were full of kiddies who'd intentionally botch the mission if you wouldn't give them one of your drops. Maybe they changed the Henchmen since last time I played.

Thats what Heroes are for....I rarely group with humans, they are stupid.

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13. Diablo 3 Jun 28, 2008, 23:54 DirkDaring
 
pwns you because it is the highest standard of innovation.


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12. Re: No subject Jun 28, 2008, 23:52 dubfanatic
 
1. You didnt have to group
2. Skills were on rings (ie the name signets etc) so 8 was it, and it was in no way limiting.
3. Its sad a game like Diablo which is another grinder buries news from a far more advanced title.

1. Yeah, you could group with Henchmen, but at points in the game the Henchmen were woefully underpowered and you basically had to group. If you couldn't find a group for one of those zones, you were screwed. Then if you did find a group, most of the time they were full of kiddies who'd intentionally botch the mission if you wouldn't give them one of your drops. Maybe they changed the Henchmen since last time I played.

2. Uh... signets were a type of skill you can choose, along with spells, etc. I don't think signets have anything to do with the limitation.

3. That's just like, your opinion, man.

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11. Re: No subject Jun 28, 2008, 21:48 Caveman
 
Lame...

 
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10. Re: No subject Jun 28, 2008, 21:09 loomy
 
the skill limiting thing works because it is fun, and that is all there is to it. this isn't rocket science, they just copied a popular fucking card game.

 
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9. Re: No subject Jun 28, 2008, 20:45 Slink
 
Bullshit.

I have 6 characters who have achieved the Legendary Survivor title. I have carried zero rezzes on them during their usage. That's what monks are for, sparky, learn to use them effectively.

As for Skill Caps, you farm Elite skills. It's not like it isn't obvious where the Hell they are. It's not something you magicially stumble over.

Increase your skill, novitiate.

Wow, someone's a little defensive, aren't we?

You can't expect someone to NOT die in an MMO (even though Guild Wars doesn't totally fit that description). You may be leet enough to live, but most people aren't.

You may like Guild Wars and many people do, but many people find the gameplay mechanics a little too limiting for their tastes - and apparently NCSoft listened, as GW2 is freeing up a lot of what people had issues with.

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8. No subject Jun 28, 2008, 17:02 xXBatmanXx
 
Cool with me - just more time for me to pound through the first 3 + GWEN.

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7. Re: No subject Jun 28, 2008, 16:51 Burrito of Peace
 
You always, always, always had to carry a resurrection skill, whether you used it that mission or not -- just because you might. And you normally have to carry a Signet of Capture

Bullshit.

I have 6 characters who have achieved the Legendary Survivor title. I have carried zero rezzes on them during their usage. That's what monks are for, sparky, learn to use them effectively.

As for Skill Caps, you farm Elite skills. It's not like it isn't obvious where the Hell they are. It's not something you magicially stumble over.

Increase your skill, novitiate.

 
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6. Re: No subject Jun 28, 2008, 16:09 Morgan19
 
2. Skills were on rings (ie the name signets etc) so 8 was it...

...what?

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5. Re: No subject Jun 28, 2008, 15:11 SCG
 
Don't forget you really had 6 skills. You always, always, always had to carry a resurrection skill, whether you used it that mission or not -- just because you might. And you normally have to carry a Signet of Capture to get an Elite Skill (that has to be the dumbest RPG game mechanic ever).

 
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4. No subject Jun 28, 2008, 15:01 TB
 
1. You didnt have to group
2. Skills were on rings (ie the name signets etc) so 8 was it, and it was in no way limiting.
3. Its sad a game like Diablo which is another grinder buries news from a far more advanced title.


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3. Re: No subject Jun 28, 2008, 14:49 Slink
 
I understood why they limited the skill choice and what they were trying to do, but it just didn't make sense. It's like telling a soldier "Ok, well I will teach you this move and this strike and this dodge, but you can only choose one of them when going into battle." If they were going to limit choices, they should have allowed up to 10 skills, not 8. 8 was just a little TOO limiting.


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2. Re: No subject Jun 28, 2008, 14:45 manic half
 
yeah i actually enjoyed guild wars when it first came out too. the story was enjoyable and it just had a fun feel too it.

but i lost touch with it and by the time i wanted to come back there was all these expansions packs i needed to buy and eh!

i didnt mind the fact you only had a few skills on the bar, it made you think ahead and made you choose what skills suited you best. i dunno, a small amount of strategy.

 
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