Guild Wars 2 @ GamesCom 2011

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#1 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

So - in a few hours GamesCom 2011 will open and let the peasant gaming crowds have extensive hands-on with the glorious Guild Wars 2 demo. Let's all work together and scavenge the internets in the weeks to come for all the Guild Wars 2 goodness to come out of GamesCom.
 
HD Direct Feed Footage preferably. Got get!
 

Finds (I'll try and update the OP):

  
  

NCSoft has a stream (thx @ TheHT)
IGN: Boss Fight Against Giant Statue(thx @ Dark_Lord_Spam)
IGN: Guy Stands Around Looking Stupid Instead of Using That Floating Energy Cannon(thx @ Dark_Lord_Spam)
IGN: Charr Tutorial(thx @ Dark_Lord_Spam)
Game Informer Asura Article here(thx @ selfconfessedcynic)
http://tv.esl.eu/de/(thx @ selfconfessedcynic - sceduled to stream PvP on Thursday, details below)
PvP Details 1 (PvP Overview)
PvP Details 2 (The Battle of Khylo - matched PvP instance)
Charr character creation and starter quest without sound. (RECOMMENDED)  GW2-OST Playlist For Flavoring Soundless Videos! (here)
Sylvari character creation and mid-level gameplay without sound. (RECOMMENDED)  GW2-OST Playlist For Flavoring Soundless Videos! (here)
Asura character creation without sound. (RECOMMENDED)GW2-OST Playlist For Flavoring Soundless Videos! (here)
Dev-Walkthrough for Charr character creation (GERMAN)
Dev-Walkthrough for  Human character creation (GERMAN)
Charr character creation (shaky cam)
Norn character creation (shaky cam)
Sylvari character creation (shaky cam)
Norn Necromancer character creation (GERMAN)
Dev-Walkthrough Asura character creation Direct Feed HD (RECOMMENDED)
Asura Thief PvP Gameplay (Silent - though RECOMMENDED)GW2-OST Playlist For Flavoring Soundless Videos! (here)
Developer-Walkthrough Direct Feed HD Sylvari Character Creation and Charr Opening Cinematic (RECOMMENDED)
Developer Walkthrough - Zombie Dragon Boss Encounter from the GamesCom Trailer (Shaky Cam - RECOMMENDED) 
Sylvari Warrior Gameplay (Shaky Cam - GERMAN)
Comprehensive Developer Walkthrough HD High Quality Steady Cam (RECOMMENDED)
PvP Match from the ESL Livestream from Thursday (RECOMMENDED)
Some Human engineer PvP gameplay  with Dev-Commentary Part 1 (RECOMMENDED) 
Some Human engineer PvP gameplay  with Dev-Commentary Part 2 (RECOMMENDED) 
PvP Gameplay High Quality Steady Cam Part 1 (RECOMMENDED)
PvP Gameplay High Quality Steady Cam Part 2 (RECOMMENDED)
Asura Guardian and Pirate Ship Dynamic Event (RECOMMENDED) 
WTF is Guild Wars 2? Part 1 (RECOMMENDED)
WTF is Guild Wars 2? Part 2 (RECOMMENDED)
All the Guild Wars 2 PvP Stuff from the ESL Show Matches in DIRECT FEED HD (RECOMMENDED) 
YouTube (NerdyBookahs): Human Thief PvP Part 1 (No Sound -RECOMMENDED)GW2-OST Playlist For Flavoring Soundless Videos! (here)
YouTube (NerdyBookahs): Human Thief PvP Part 2 (No Sound -RECOMMENDED)GW2-OST Playlist For Flavoring Soundless Videos! (here)
Direct Feed HD of the second ESL show tourney (RECOMMENDED) 
YouTube (TotalBiscuit): WTF is Guild Wars 2 PvP? (RECOMMENDED)
YouTube (Wartower): Epic Bossfight Against Tequatl the Sunless Direct Feed (RECOMMENDED)
YouTube (Wartower): Extensive Character Customization Overview Direct Feed (RECOMMENDED)
YouTube (Wartower): Asura Guardian - Hidden Miniboss and Nightmare Court Direct Feed (RECOMMENDED)
YouTube (TalysAlankil): Charr Ash Legion Intro
YouTube (GWcom): Crafting Test
Nice Sylvari Ranger PvP Steady Cam footage with Direct Feed Sound including a sexy combat rezz by his pet (RECOMMENDED)
Female Sylvari Guardian PvP Gameplay Part 1 (No Sound - RECOMMENDED)  GW2-OST Playlist For Flavoring Soundless Videos! (here)
Female Sylvari Guardian PvP Gameplay Part 2 (No Sound - RECOMMENDED)  GW2-OST Playlist For Flavoring Soundless Videos! (here)
YouTube (Talk Tyria): Norn Engineer Part 1 (RECOMMENDED)

YouTube (Talk Tyria): Norn Engineer Part 2 (RECOMMENDED)
YouTube (Talk Tyria): Norn Engineer Part 3 (RECOMMENDED)
YouTube (Talk Tyria): Norn Engineer Part 4 (RECOMMENDED)
YouTube (Talk Tyria): Norn Engineer Part 5 (RECOMMENDED)
YouTube (Talk Tyria): Norn Engineer Part 6 (RECOMMENDED)
YouTube (Talk Tyria): Norn Engineer Part 7 (RECOMMENDED)
YouTube (Talk Tyria): Norn Engineer Part 8 (RECOMMENDED)
YouTube (GuildMag): PvP Interview with Jon Peters 
YouTube (NCSoft): Eric Flannum and Colin Johanson on Game Design
YouTube (NCSoft): Jon Peters, Isaiah Cartwright, and Jonathan Sharp on PvP
YouTube (ingame): Colin Johanson on Farming, Armor Sets, and Dancing in Underwear
1 vs 1 Guardian vs Ranger PvP including Dev-Walkthrough on Playstyles Direct Feed (RECOMMENDED)
YouTube (MaebbieGW): Sylvari Necromancer in Sparkfly Fen Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
YouTube (TheBradelz): GamesCom 2011 GW2 Lore Q&A Part 1
YouTube (TheBradelz): GamesCom 2011 GW2 Lore Q&A Part 2
Some Sylvari Necromancer Gameplay with Dev Commentary Direct Feed (RECOMMENDED) 
Exploring Divinity's Reach HQ Shaky Cam No Sound Part 1 (RECOMMENDED) GW2-OST Playlist For Flavoring Soundless Videos! (here)  
Exploring Divinity's Reach HQ Shaky Cam No Sound Part 2 (RECOMMENDED) GW2-OST Playlist For Flavoring Soundless Videos! (here)
YouTube (GuildWars2Live): A Glance at Hoelbrak (RECOMMENDED)
YouTube (TomLuijten1): Gamescom 2011 Charr Ranger Part 1 Shaky Cam
Norn Warrior PvP Gameplay Steady Cam No Sound (RECOMMENDED) GW2-OST Playlist For Flavoring Soundless Videos! (here)
Charr Guardian Lowlevel Introduction and Personal Questline Direct Feed (RECOMMENDED) 
Asura Guradian Gameplay Part 1 Steady Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Asura Guradian Gameplay Part 2 Steady Cam (RECOMMENDED) 
Asura Guradian Gameplay Part 3 Steady Cam (RECOMMENDED) 
Charr Ranger PvP Steady Cam Direct Feed Sound (RECOMMENDED) 
Sylvari Necromancer Gameplay Steady Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Human Guardian PvP Gameplay Steady Cam Direct Feed Sound (RECOMMENDED) 
Sylvari Warrior PvP Gameplay Steady Cam Direct Feed Sound (RECOMMENDED) 
Sylvari Thief PvP Gameplay Steady Cam Direct Feed Sound (RECOMMENDED)
Charr Elementalist PvP Gameplay Steady Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Wartower LA Noire Spoof Interview with Martin Kerstein (Release Date, Open Beta, Mesmer CONFIRMED)
Charr Warrior PvP Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Norn Guardian PvP Part 1 Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Norn Warrior PvP Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Charr Elementalist PvP Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Asura Thief PvP Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Asura Necromancer PvP Shaky Cam Part 1 (RECOMMENDED)
Norn Guardian PvP Part 2 Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Asura Necromancer PvP Shaky Cam Part 2 (RECOMMENDED)
Sylvari Thief PvP Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Charr Necromancer PvP Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Charr Thief PvE Steady Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Human Necromancer PvE Steady Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Charr Engineer PvP Steady Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Asura Engineer PvE Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Asura Engineer PvE Undead Pirate Ship Event Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Asura Engineer PvE Leveling Sparkfly Fenn Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Asura Engineer PvE Tequatl Fight Part 1 Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Asura Engineer PvE Tequatl Fight Part 2 Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Sylvari Ranger PvE Sparkfly Fenn Part 1 Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Sylvari Ranger PvE Sparkfly Fenn Part 2 Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Sylvari Ranger PvE Sparkfly Fenn Part 3 Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Sylvari Ranger PvE Sparkfly Fenn Part 4 Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Human Guardian PvE Divinity's Reach Personal Homeinstance Gameplay Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Sylvari Necromancer PvE Sparkfly Fenn Part 1 Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Sylvari Necromancer PvE Sparkfly Fenn Part 2 & Asura Guardian PvE Part 1 Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Asura Guardian PvE Sparkfly Fenn Part 2 Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Asura Guardian PvE Sparkfly Fenn Part 3 Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Charr Thief PvE Lowlevel Part 1 Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Charr Thief PvE Lowlevel Part 2 Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Charr Ranger PvE Lowlevel Part 1 Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Charr Ranger PvE Lowlevel Part 2 Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Charr Ranger PvE Lowlevel Part 3 Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Charr Ranger PvE Lowlevel Part 4 Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
Sylvari Elementalist PvE Sparkfly Fen Shaky Cam (RECOMMENDED)
PlayMassiveTV Comprehensive Demo Walkthrough Part 1 Steady Cam (RECOMMENDED) 
PlayMassiveTV Comprehensive Demo Walkthrough Part 2 Steady Cam (RECOMMENDED)
EnchatedEcho's Interview with Eric Flannum at GamesCom
A most awesome 30min video featuring an Asura Elementalist exploring Sparkfly Fen - Stead Cam Direct Feed Sound (RECOMMENDED)
A second 'most awesome Asura Elementalist' video just popped up. Again proper HD steady cam with direct feed sound. Enjoy! (RECOMMENDED)
#2 Posted by RobbieMac (534 posts) -

Forgot it was in Germany.  I will keep an eye out tonight when I am browsing good sir.

#3 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5254 posts) -

Can't wait to see more of it. It looks so good.

#4 Posted by TheHT (11155 posts) -

Hmm, I think I'm most excited to see Asura and Sylvari in action... and PvP... and character customization.

#5 Posted by DonPixel (2585 posts) -

@Seppli said:

So - in a few hours GamesCom 2011 will open and let the peasant gaming crowds have extensive hands-on with the glorious Guild Wars 2 demo. Let's all work together and scavenge the internets in the weeks to come for all the Guild Wars 2 goodness to come out of GamesCom. HD Direct Feed Footage preferably. Got get!

Is there a stream for that?

#6 Posted by TheHT (11155 posts) -
@DonPixel said:

@Seppli said:

So - in a few hours GamesCom 2011 will open and let the peasant gaming crowds have extensive hands-on with the glorious Guild Wars 2 demo. Let's all work together and scavenge the internets in the weeks to come for all the Guild Wars 2 goodness to come out of GamesCom. HD Direct Feed Footage preferably. Got get!

Is there a stream for that?

NCSoft has a stream but it's scheduled to start on the 18th.
#7 Posted by Aronman789 (2676 posts) -

Show me more tree-people and magic golems.

Online
#8 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2530 posts) -

@Seppli: As myself and others have posted elsewhere, the ESL are having two live streams of showmatches of Guildwars 2 PvP. Should prob be included here.

http://tv.esl.eu/de/ (Streams are on Stage 1 - ie, default)

(streams at CEST - ie GMT +2 - Thursday 12:40pm, Friday 2:15pm)

For the Lazy -

Sydney, Australia: Thursday 8:40pm and Friday 10:15pm

Los Angeles, USA: Thursday 3:40am and Friday 5:15am

New York, USA: Thursday 6:40am and Friday 8:15am

Note: I will prob. be on the Guild Wars 2 Guru mumble server during the streams, in case anyone else wants to hop on - or we do our own alternative (perhaps skype? Doubt there'd be more than 5ish of us)

#9 Posted by Declarius (180 posts) -

About to start in two minutes.

#10 Edited by Dark_Lord_Spam (3255 posts) -
#11 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2530 posts) -

A surprisingly informative and relatively in depth article by Game Informer here. Covers feelings on the combat system, the new skill acquisition system (which doesn't sound too bad at all) and a lot on some new dynamic events. Oh and he calls the Asura Asara the whole time, but hey, who can blame em.

#12 Posted by Declarius (180 posts) -
#13 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7615 posts) -

The new trailer on the official website is insanely impressive.

Anyone who isn't stunned by this game, is dead inside.

#14 Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam (3255 posts) -
@WinterSnowblind: There should be a prescription-gate for that video. I'm not entirely sure it's safe for repeated consumption and I want a second opinion before my eyes bleed out.
#15 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -
@WinterSnowblind said:

The new trailer on the official website is insanely impressive.

Anyone who isn't stunned by this game, is dead inside.

The new trailer is stupid beautiful. They really deliver that 'painterly' look they're after. 100% success.
#16 Posted by TerraMantis (283 posts) -
@WinterSnowblind said

Anyone who isn't stunned by this game, is dead inside.

Agreed.
 
And what the hooker?! Does anyone know when they're announcing the final profession?
#17 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2530 posts) -

Live!

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ncsoft-gamescom

(character customization in "15 mins")

Starting now - but he plans to do it in german... Still, may as well watch (on screen text is in eng)

UPDATE: Tis over, was pretty short, but they showed different body types for humans and some charr opening stuff.

#18 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7615 posts) -

@TerraMantis: They've said before the end of the year. But hey, it's the mesmer. Spoilers. :P

#19 Edited by Dark_Lord_Spam (3255 posts) -
@WinterSnowblind: SSSHHHHHH! It could be an entirely new profession named the mesmer... o?
 
@selfconfessedcynic: The player charr's horns were what impressed me the most.
#20 Posted by coakroach (2490 posts) -

So much love for what these guys are trying to create, makes me want to get a decent PC.

#21 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2530 posts) -

@Dark_Lord_Spam: Agreed - I just wish the starter armor didn't look so damn gimped : (

It makes sense, but still. Come on guys!

#22 Posted by Thor_Molecules (732 posts) -

Holy shit, that has got the be one of the finest MMO trailers I have ever seen.

Watching all this delicious footage makes the wait so much harder.

#23 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -
#24 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

A brandnew dev walkthrough for the Charr character creation. It's 1080p, but German sadly.
 
  

And the same treatment for Humans (GERMAN)...
  
#25 Posted by Fattony12000 (7323 posts) -

FUCK MY BALLS HAVE EXPLODING.

#26 Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam (3255 posts) -
@Seppli: Not gonna lie, I'm pretty pumped about asuran afros.
#27 Posted by Thor_Molecules (732 posts) -

Good thing I speak a little german, with being dutch and all.

#28 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -
@Fattony12000: @Dark_Lord_Spam
 
Just so. I'm pumped like I got 2 fluffers working my junk.
 
Hopefully we'll get another 45min HD Direct Feed Walkthrough of this demo out of this year's GDC - just like last year. PlayMassive got it at GDC 2010 I believe. Gotta check their site, maybe they'll be able to do such a thing again.
#29 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

Norn Necromancer character creation and some starter zone gameplay. Necro's got some serious emo Zombie make-up (GERMAN)...
  

Dev-Walkthrough Asura character creation Direct Feed HD (English - RECOMMENDED)
Asura Thief PvP Gameplay (Silent - though RECOMMENDED) - GW2-OST Playlist For Flavoring Soundless Videos! (here)
Developer-Walkthrough Direct Feed HD Sylvari Character Creation and Charr Opening Cinematic (RECOMMENDED)
Developer Walkthrough - Zombie Dragon Boss Encounter from the GamesCom Trailer (Shaky Cam - RECOMMENDED)
Sylvari Warrior Gameplay (Shaky Cam - GERMAN)
#30 Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam (3255 posts) -
@Seppli: Nice content-hawking. Oh man, that is a preposterous amount of basic colors for character creation. Destructible PvP environments look sick. And dat dragon. DAT DRAGON.
#31 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -
@Dark_Lord_Spam said:
@Seppli: Nice content-hawking. Oh man, that is a preposterous amount of basic colors for character creation. Destructible PvP environments look sick. And dat dragon. DAT DRAGON.
I'm blown-away by the PvP battleground with their destructible environments. That's gonna be dope. I didn't expect that level of quality. It's like everything's gonna be interactive.
 
Almost like all the modern Frostbite Engine Battlefield games. Cover's gonna get blown up so one can't break line-of-sight forever. Together with the limited active dodge ability with some invulnerable frames - this is going to be outstanding.
 
And it's all Conquest mode like Battlefield too. Arathi Basin always was my favorite WoW Battleground. So much good news out of GamesCom. I'm over the moon.
#32 Posted by TheHT (11155 posts) -

Man. I just want this game to come out.

#33 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2530 posts) -

@Seppli said:

@Dark_Lord_Spam said:
@Seppli: Nice content-hawking. Oh man, that is a preposterous amount of basic colors for character creation. Destructible PvP environments look sick. And dat dragon. DAT DRAGON.
I'm blown-away by the PvP battleground with their destructible environments. That's gonna be dope. I didn't expect that level of quality. It's like everything's gonna be interactive. Almost like all the modern Frostbite Engine Battlefield games. Cover's gonna get blown up so one can't break line-of-sight forever. Together with the limited active dodge ability with some invulnerable frames - this is going to be outstanding. And it's all Conquest mode like Battlefield too. Arathi Basin always was my favorite WoW Battleground. So much good news out of GamesCom. I'm over the moon.

+1.

Great content finds btw.

UPDATE: Oh fuck - after watching those videos and seeing how the Asura move (and they are so adorable!) I think all my plans just went out the window. Asura Guardian first character! Maybe!

#34 Posted by SamFo (1528 posts) -

when is this coming out :O

#35 Posted by TheHT (11155 posts) -

Looks like this site has footage streaming while everyone waits for Day 2, though most of you all have probably already seen them.

#36 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2530 posts) -

@TheHT: nice! the stuff right now seems new - down to the guardian's fleshed out traits, skill list etc. Too bad greatsword traits arent ready yet.

#37 Edited by Dark_Lord_Spam (3255 posts) -

Here's something for people who loved the piano introduction in the trailer as much as I did:
    

#40 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

40 Minute HD High Quality Steady Cam Developer Walkthrough (RECOMMENDED)

And here's the ESL Livestream Match (RECOMMENDED)
Some Human engineer PvP gameplay  with Dev-Commentary Part 1 (RECOMMENDED)
    
 Some Human engineer PvP gameplay  with Dev-Commentary Part 2 (RECOMMENDED) 
  
#41 Posted by TheHT (11155 posts) -

Fuck, I slept through the second english demo and designer Q&A.

#42 Posted by RobbieMac (534 posts) -

Just got back from work, watching PvP video now.  Looks sweet!

#43 Posted by Huecomundo21 (47 posts) -

All this gameplay is amazing. Only gripe I have is that they haven't released the pc requirements, hopefully I can run it smoothly when it comes out.

#44 Posted by SirPsychoSexy (1329 posts) -

This game looks phenomenal

#45 Edited by Dark_Lord_Spam (3255 posts) -
@Huecomundo21 said:

All this gameplay is amazing. Only gripe I have is that they haven't released the pc requirements, hopefully I can run it smoothly when it comes out.

I'm too lazy to look for the quote, but I believe they've said that any PC able to run GW1 on high settings should run GW2 smoothly with medium settings. And I run GW1 maxed out on a 6-year-old PC that can barely do Modern Warfare in 800x600.
#46 Edited by TheHT (11155 posts) -
@Huecomundo21 said:

All this gameplay is amazing. Only gripe I have is that they haven't released the pc requirements, hopefully I can run it smoothly when it comes out.

I saw an interview where Colin Johansen said when it comes to graphics cards you won't need a beast.
 
Here it is (10:20). The video cards they're running the game on they have to buy from eBay because stores don't sell them anymore. Sounds promising!
#47 Posted by Subjugation (4720 posts) -

Yeah, this is going to be my MMO. I'm calling it.

#48 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2530 posts) -

Heya - for those PvP lovers like myself, here's a full stream of the live stream from yesterday and a shakeycam of a demo PvP Set (all in HD).

#49 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -
@selfconfessedcynic
 
I just love GW2's 'no-dedicated-healer' core concept. It's perfect for PvP.
 
You'll never have to out-DPS a dedicated healer, that opens up the field immensely. The high TTK. The viability of every playstyle. Everything roots from that one decision. PvP and PvE will become so much more entertaining because of that one little but immensely significant change to the MMORPG formula.
 
I never thought I might consider getting back in the PvP portion of a MMORPG, but damn GW2 looks just way too much fun to ignore it. I will do A LOT of PvP for sure.
#50 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2530 posts) -

@Seppli said:

@selfconfessedcynic: I just love GW2's 'no-dedicated-healer' core concept. It's perfect for PvP. You'll never have to out-DPS a dedicated healer, that opens up the field immensely. The high TTK. The viability of every playstyle. Everything roots from that one decision. PvP and PvE will become so much more entertaining because of that one little but immensely significant change to the MMORPG formula. I never thought I might consider getting back in the PvP portion of a MMORPG, but damn GW2 looks just way too much fun to ignore it. I will do A LOT of PvP for sure.

I pretty much agree. (aside from the fact that I'm a PvP guy)

I've said elsewhere that if anything, the PvP footage proves to me that the new "holy trinity" works. No more DPS Heal Tank for me ever again.

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