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Guild Wars 2 The anti-MMO

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  1. Blue Heeler

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    GUILD WARS 2

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    THIS MMO WILL BE FREE TO PLAY, just buy the game, no monthly fee.

    http://www.guildwars2.com/en/

    GW2 Manifesto video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35BPhT-KI1E

    GW2 Gamescom 2011 Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXlzIRYA4NE

    Races: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXlzIRYA4NE&feature=relmfu

    Gameplay videos are all over youtube, I highly recommend checking out TubeElephants uploads, he probably has the most non-Arenanet GW2 experience than anyone: http://www.youtube.com/user/TubeElephant#p/u
     
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    I'll try it. Anything to wash away the bad-outweighing-the-good taste that WoW left.
     
  3. DR. Jimcy M.E.

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    i liked part one of the series but not sure I want to invest a ton of time in another mmo
     
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    TOR will keep me busy but I admire Guild Wars a lot, even if I don't understand their storyline at all.
     
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    Guild Wars 1 was ok, but it wasn't a real MMO, more of just an instanced online RPG. Guild Wars 2 will be a persistent world and full MMO. The storyline is a bit cumbersome, but really, I don't play MMO's for the story.
     
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    Never read a single quest story in any MMO I've ever played.
     
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    ShooterMcGavin Go back to your shanties.

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    I need to know the story so I know my place within the world. Star Wars Galaxies and TOR are great because I have some sense of the universe. Guild Wars: Where The Fuck Am I?
     
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    MMOs don't act like RPGs in the sense that they pull you into a universe. They pull you into a grind and a system, witcher/mass effect makes you feel "oh I'm this guy and this is my place" but MMOs always feel disconnected to me.

    The story just doesn't matter to me, I care about LVL 22 HAS MORTAL STRIKE FUCKER! KILL MORE GORILLAS!
     
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    Well you're in luck because Guild Wars 2 gives the player their own personal story and background decisions. In fact it's being compared side-by-side with TOR a lot. The problem I found beta testing TOR though is that once you hit like level 10, they pretty much drop your story and you see that your minion is following around 1000 other people as well...kind of a bummer.

    http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/personal-stories/personal-story-overview/
     
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    Class Skills

    Necromancer
    Doom, Bone Minions+Putrid Explosion, Grasping Dead, Locust Swarm, Life Siphon.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/arenanetofficial#p/u/20/GH7k-6ZdQWA

    Guardian
    Shield of Absorption, Faithful Strike, Zealot's Defense, Wall of Deflection, Hammer of Wisdom.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/arenanetofficial#p/u/19/Vb8a2nqrzMc

    Engineer
    Jump Shot, Glue Shot, Absorb, Rifle Turret, Grenade Satchel.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/arenanetofficial#p/u/17/yP-bMPn8pto

    Thief
    Scorpion Wire, Cluster Shot, Leaping Death Blossom, Shadow Shot, Steal.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/arenanetofficial#p/u/18/ezK-WzoNSrc

    Warrior
    Sever Artery+Gash+Final Thrust, Arcing Shot, Shield Stance, Stomp, Eviscerate.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/arenanetofficial#p/u/22/5t12znpCJbY

    Ranger
    Barrage, Hunter's Call, Spread Shot, Serpent Strike, Whirling Defense.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/arenanetofficial#p/u/21/k-vkG4ySIAI

    Elementalist
    Meteor Shower, Phoenix, Static Field, Water Trident, Churning Earth.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/arenanetofficial#p/u/23/1C96PenzhCE

    Mesmer is rumored to be the final class, but no info yet.
     
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    I think I'll play one of those gizmo gnome things and just give handjobs with my mech glove. Is that an option, IS IT?!?
     
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    Really want to like this. Not sure if it's happening though. Sure do wish it all the best.
     
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    Is there any kind of release date? The website doesn't say much other then "when its ready"
     
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    Like Blizzard, Arenanet won't release it until it's polished and awesome. It's still in alpha, but plays and has more features than any beta I've seen to date. The release is rumored to be Q1 2012, but no official word.
     
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    Can anyone get into beta?
     
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    No idea...but they need to hurry their collective asses.
     
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    Hey hey, look what news broke today:

    http://n4g.com/news/905772/guild-wars-2-closed-beta-finally-announced

     
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    ok, time to show some beta footage:

     

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