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czymann
02-15-2012, 06:06 PM
Arenanet Blog - Guild Wars 2 Limited Beta Test Begins Today! - February 17th, 2012: http://www.arena.net/blog/guild-wars-2-limited-beta-test-begins-today

Yep like the title says. This past weekend Feb 17-19 was the first Press Beta Event. Expect bunch of articles and videos starting Today! Monday, Feburary 20, 2012

GuildWars2Guru - GW2G: Press Closed Beta Test!!: http://www.guildwars2guru.com/forum/gw2g-press-closed-beta-test-t27964.html

Arenanet Blog - Beta Development Update - February 21st, 2012: http://www.arena.net/blog/beta-development-update#more-7193

czymann
02-18-2012, 12:36 AM
Monday is gonna be a huge day for GW2 fans.

ShadowbaneX
02-18-2012, 09:11 AM
Awesome. After the disappointment with Origin & ME3, I've been looking for some good gaming news.

czymann
02-20-2012, 08:21 AM
Oh wow tons of info here boys and girls. Makes me happy. :)

GuildWars2Guru - GW2G: Press Closed Beta Test!!: http://www.guildwars2guru.com/forum/gw2g-press-closed-beta-test-t27964.html

ShadowbaneX
02-20-2012, 09:59 AM
Oooh. Lots of fun stuff in there.

Sarevok
02-20-2012, 01:43 PM
can't... wait... :(

czymann
02-21-2012, 09:50 AM
Arenanet Blog - Beta Development Update - February 21st, 2012: http://www.arena.net/blog/beta-development-update#more-7193

Light Ranger
02-21-2012, 05:44 PM
http://www.jeuxonline.info/video/4967/beta-test-press-exploration-cote-humain

best video imho, excellent player at dodging and using all his/her skills to full potential. :)

ShadowbaneX
02-21-2012, 06:10 PM
very nice vid there LR

Sarevok
02-22-2012, 02:14 PM
I just watched this vid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjDJXZIwU5k). It's the 9th from the top in the GW2 Guru thread. I just felt I had to point it out, because apart from being really informative on the Guardian, the commentator is HILARIOUS! :D

He does also make a good point though: particle effects are often too large and tend to cover half the screen now and then...

ShadowbaneX
02-22-2012, 02:24 PM
yeah, Total Biscuit is pretty funny. I'd love it if Husky or Day9 would cast some GW2.

For anyone interested in ME3 you should go take a look at Total Biscuit's channel and look at his video about what they're doing for the ME3 Launch Day DLC. Just a warning, there are spoilers in there, but it's a pretty big deal spoilers.

ShadowbaneX
02-22-2012, 04:05 PM
Going through more of the vids, I really like this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oYfi4cVbYM&feature=youtu.be&a). I think SW:tOR did something similar, only that they hid holocrons all over the place and you had to do a bunch of jumping problems to get to them. Same thing here, only you get skill points instead. Rather awesome! GW2 is gonna be so much fun to explore.

A question though: has anyone seen anything specific as to what the different racial abilities give?

Sarevok
02-23-2012, 04:16 AM
A question though: has anyone seen anything specific as to what the different racial abilities give?

http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Racial_skill

ShadowbaneX
02-23-2012, 07:47 AM
I was hoping for more, especially since they said that secondary classes weren't necessary because the racial abilities gave sufficient flexibility in the classes.

If it's just a handful of elites that are the difference, I'm slightly disappointed.

czymann
02-23-2012, 05:00 PM
I was hoping for more, especially since they said that secondary classes weren't necessary because the racial abilities gave sufficient flexibility in the classes.

If it's just a handful of elites that are the difference, I'm slightly disappointed.

That is an incomplete list of racial skills. Those are just the ones we have either seen in the demos from the conventions and/or the ones that Anet has told us about.

Sarevok
02-24-2012, 04:41 PM
Great... now I'm all psyched for GW2 and I have to wait for (probably) a few more months till I actually get to play! :(

czymann
02-24-2012, 07:05 PM
Great... now I'm all psyched for GW2 and I have to wait for (probably) a few more months till I actually get to play! :(

Yea. I may not even able to run the game very well. My PC is a bit older and so far from what I have watched and read, the game is really too much for my PC to handle. I may have to do what I did with GW1. Play at crappy settings with bad graphic lag till I get a newer computer.

Sarevok
02-26-2012, 06:52 AM
Oh wow tons of info here boys and girls. Makes me happy. :)

GuildWars2Guru - GW2G: Press Closed Beta Test!!: http://www.guildwars2guru.com/forum/gw2g-press-closed-beta-test-t27964.html

The post on GW2G has been edited yesterday. There's now twice as much videos on there! :D

czymann
02-28-2012, 02:34 AM
oooo this is nifty.

Just wanted to pop in and clarify a little bit:

There are:

Renown Hearts (by Anthony Ordon on KillTenRats)
http://www.killtenrats.com/2012/01/20/gw2-just-play/

Meta-Events: (See halfway down by Devon Carver)
http://www.arena.net/blog/beta-development-update

Dynamic Events, Personal Story, Dungeons, etc.
You know that stuff!

In the beta weekend, there were generally 2 or more large meta dynamic event chains in each of the maps available. These meta event chains are made up of usually in the ballpark of 5-20+ events chaining and branching in various different directions. They stand out because even if no events are currently running, you'll see unique UI for them that tells you the state of the world as a result of the events that occurred in the area.

Meta events generally have the largest amount of world impact of any event chains, making large sweeping changes to huge chunks of a map in the world. Dynamic events have varying impact from small (new merchant who sells stuff) to massive (explosions!!) depending on the scope and important of the event.

You'll find the early part of the game tends to be a bit easier to help guide people into the game and not overwhelm them at first. There are optional much harder areas available in those maps for folks looking for larger challenges, and group events even in the starter maps as well designed to be a larger challenge. As you progress through the game, you'll encounter more and more meta events, group events, and the difficulty ramps up. Along the way, you'll encounter more events that have larger branches along their failure chains as well.

Also a bonus tip, after any dynamic event (or event chain) it's always a good idea to follow the key NPC's or investigate the area after the event has been completed. If you don't run off, you'll often times find they build new buildings, setup stores, build defenses, kick off new events (after some dialogue), repair broken things, build siege weapons, change the weather, have new spawns appear/change, and more as a result of dynamic events concluding.

The range of affect on each events varies on a case by case basis, if you get the rabbits out of the melon field the farmers daughter opens a store and sells watermelon and lucky rabbits feet. If you participate in the meta event chain to drive into centaur lands near Beetletun, you open up merchants who find centaur weapons and sell them, conquer centaur lands causing centaurs to stop spawning in the area, open up safe paths for caravans to travel to Beetletun and more!

It's always good to look around after an event and see what happened, there is often more than on first glance you'd think.

Hope that helps a bit,
Colin

Sarevok
02-29-2012, 04:51 PM
The post on GW2G has been edited yesterday. There's now twice as much videos on there! :D

More vids added to the thread on 27-2 and 29-2. :D

Including a short one on transmutation stones and a ranger and engineer vids. :)

Sarevok
03-06-2012, 04:05 AM
Even more vids on 1-3 and 4-3 (3-1 and 3-4 to Americans).

I recommend the Yogscast videos. :)

czymann
03-06-2012, 10:08 PM
I really like the Yogscast videos. I know they are not everyones cup of tea, but if I can handle listening to my friends I can easily handle listening to these guys.

czymann
03-09-2012, 05:09 PM
Brand New Video of a mini dungeon that is underwater. This video of this mini dungeon is exclusive and you will not see it any where else.

Totalbiscut YouTube - Friday March 9, 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtohZlY8CbA&feature=g-u-u&context=G21a36a5FUAAAAAAACAA

WinespringBrother
03-12-2012, 12:16 PM
Just got this email from NCSoft:

In just over 48 hours, 1 million players signed up for a chance to participate in upcoming Guild Wars 2 beta events. Although we wish we could invite everyone who signed up to playtest the beta, we do have a limited number of slots available for each event and not everyone will be able to play. We know you're very eager for us to send out beta invitations, and we will be sending these confirmations out shortly.
In the meantime, we've prepared a little thank you for all those who applied - a brand new video that features never-before-seen in-game footage.

Just head over to the Guild Wars 2 Facebook page and "Like" us to watch the video! Thanks for your support, and we'll see you in game!

czymann
03-12-2012, 05:29 PM
Yea. I think we should know something within 2 weeks.

czymann
03-17-2012, 09:15 AM
Guild Wars 2
Yes, beta invitations have begun going out. They'll be sent out over the next few days. Please remember that discussing the beta in any way, shape, or form -- including your status in it -- is a breach of NDA. Don't risk your beta access! ~RB2