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#1 Posted by supamon (1334 posts) -

It has begun! Get your GW on!

#2 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2699 posts) -

IT'S UP

#3 Posted by TheHT (11786 posts) -

EJSUS FUCK HOW WAS MY NAME INSTANTLY TAKEN

#4 Posted by Sticky_Pennies (2019 posts) -

Haha! I got the name "Experience Points" before anyone else on Yak's Bend! Also, "Laser Beams" and "Tee Rex" are mine, mine, mine.

I'm an idiot. :>

#5 Posted by Drakoji (230 posts) -

I can't enter the game, they say I have a problem with my router or something, anyone is getting this?

#6 Edited by TheHT (11786 posts) -

@Drakoji: i'm getting that now. i think word got around that it's up and the servers are getting HAMMERED. HAAAAAMMMMEERRRRED.

edit:nevermind. just keep trying.

#7 Posted by Barrock (3553 posts) -

Should I play this?

#8 Posted by Bestostero (2750 posts) -

I manage to get ONE name that i wanted out of my list of five top names! its a good one too, for those who know me...

I got Johnny Cage! WOOOO :D

I also got Bestostero, but I didn't want to go by my id in the game, oh well, Johnny Cage is good enough I suppose!

#9 Posted by Xtrminatr (263 posts) -

I got the following:

Urdnot Rex (Urdnot Wrex was reserved)

Gary Coleman

Momma Smurf

Liara T Soni

Kanye Power

#10 Posted by bunnymud (716 posts) -

I'm in game...need invite to guild

#11 Posted by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -

@Drakoji said:

I can't enter the game, they say I have a problem with my router or something, anyone is getting this?

Same here.

#12 Posted by Onced (109 posts) -

@Drakoji: Yeah I'm getting it too.

#13 Posted by Bollard (5851 posts) -

@bunnymud said:

I'm in game...need invite to guild

We're working on invites!

Sadly I logged out and can't log back in anymore :(

#14 Posted by Jopiri (5 posts) -

Yay! I'm in as well :D

#15 Posted by jakob187 (21759 posts) -

As expected, I'm stuck on a loading screen to get into Plains of Ashford.

#16 Posted by Benny (1955 posts) -

If you use AVG firewall, disable that as you can't play with it on. Anything else is likely launch day issues

#17 Posted by Jeff (3667 posts) -

I keep getting dropped, but at least I got in quick enough to get a dumb character name.

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#18 Posted by Barrock (3553 posts) -

@Jeff said:

I keep getting dropped, but at least I got in quick enough to get a dumb character name.

Sucking you back in or are you just curious?

#19 Posted by insane_shadowblade85 (1528 posts) -

I'm infiltrating the Human chat section (kind of weird that it's sectioned by character race) and listening to you guys talk about sending invites.

Online
#20 Posted by Jeff (3667 posts) -

@Barrock said:

Sucking you back in or are you just curious?

Yeah, the "server disconnected" message is really sucking me back in. Super-addictive.

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#21 Posted by Tearhead (2214 posts) -

Yea, I keep getting dropped, and I'm lagging badly when i get in

#22 Posted by Barrock (3553 posts) -

@Jeff said:

@Barrock said:

Sucking you back in or are you just curious?

Yeah, the "server disconnected" message is really sucking me back in. Super-addictive.

Err, I meant because you seemed disinterested from the beta. I didn't know if you had played more and found it more to your liking.

#23 Posted by Hilikus (280 posts) -

Hopefully a duder on Yak's got Nolan North.

#24 Posted by Jeff (3667 posts) -

@Barrock said:

Err, I meant because you seemed disinterested from the beta. I didn't know if you had played more and found it more to your liking.

Yeah, I'm not really into games that can only be played on specific days, especially when those days fall on the days when I'm not in the office. Makes covering stuff a little hard. As for the final game, I'm kind of immediately against the way they've turned it into something more like an MMO. Really liked the first game, I think I'd rather see something more like that.

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#25 Posted by Drakoji (230 posts) -

I'm in now, but I can't go outside towns. Keep getting Network Errors. Oh well, launch day MMO ahoy!

#26 Posted by EXTomar (4947 posts) -

Sounds a little rough but I demand screenshots if you can get!

#27 Posted by Barrock (3553 posts) -

@Jeff said:

@Barrock said:

Err, I meant because you seemed disinterested from the beta. I didn't know if you had played more and found it more to your liking.

Yeah, I'm not really into games that can only be played on specific days, especially when those days fall on the days when I'm not in the office. Makes covering stuff a little hard. As for the final game, I'm kind of immediately against the way they've turned it into something more like an MMO. Really liked the first game, I think I'd rather see something more like that.

Not being able to play the game for your job while you're at your job kinda sucks. I got to Guild Wars entirely too late, but I've got that MMO itch where you kinda want to be involved in the early goings. But I know so little about 2. Have you seen anything of Firefall?

#28 Edited by xSeanZx (221 posts) -

The game client is unable to contact the login server at this time.... just ran into my house from work to this... :(

Not just me right? haha

#29 Edited by Seppli (10250 posts) -

@Jeff said:

@Barrock said:

Err, I meant because you seemed disinterested from the beta. I didn't know if you had played more and found it more to your liking.

Yeah, I'm not really into games that can only be played on specific days, especially when those days fall on the days when I'm not in the office. Makes covering stuff a little hard. As for the final game, I'm kind of immediately against the way they've turned it into something more like an MMO. Really liked the first game, I think I'd rather see something more like that.

You can still have most of what was awesome about GW1. sPvP and WvW let you play at max level right out of the gate, in sPvP even with all the traits and skills unlocked.

GW1's PvE was extremely sub-par in comparison to proper MMORPGs, outside of the scripted coop missions - and that's what really changed. That, and there are no NPC-companions, but SW:TOR should have you covered on that front, and nobody seems to give a damn about them.

#30 Posted by Giantstalker (1728 posts) -

Everybody's rolling on Yak's Bend?

#31 Posted by SuperWristBands (2266 posts) -

Managed to get In a make a few characters. Pretty bummed that one of the names I wanted was already taken and another was reserved despite being usable in the beta (didn't know they were doing it like that *shrug*).

I can't do anything else though. Tried to complete the opening quest a few times and I keep getting disconnected.

#32 Posted by Drakoji (230 posts) -

@EXTomar:

My dude getting restless in front of the doomed portal of Network Errors.

#33 Edited by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

I managed to get in when the game first went up, made all my characters and got the names I wanted, so I'm pretty happy. I can get a steady 30-40fps on max settings now too, which is well beyond anything I could get during the beta's.

Gem store is completely borked at the moment though.

#34 Posted by Jeff (3667 posts) -

@Seppli said:

GW1's PvE was extremely sub-par in comparison to proper MMORPGs, outside of the scripted coop missions - and that's what really changed.

You're sort of missing the point. For me the cool thing about GW1 was that it wasn't a proper MMORPG.

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#35 Posted by Xeirus (1371 posts) -

@Jeff said:

@Seppli said:

GW1's PvE was extremely sub-par in comparison to proper MMORPGs, outside of the scripted coop missions - and that's what really changed.

You're sort of missing the point. For me the cool thing about GW1 was that it wasn't a proper MMORPG.

Lets give it a try, try to be upbeat about it Jeff, GW2 loves you, return the love.

Also, you coming to Yaks Bend with us?

#36 Posted by TheHT (11786 posts) -

1/3 for names, but I got my backup for my main's name and made up a better name for my thief.

@Jeff said:

As for the final game, I'm kind of immediately against the way they've turned it into something more like an MMO. Really liked the first game, I think I'd rather see something more like that.

#37 Posted by Barrock (3553 posts) -

@Jeff said:

@Seppli said:

GW1's PvE was extremely sub-par in comparison to proper MMORPGs, outside of the scripted coop missions - and that's what really changed.

You're sort of missing the point. For me the cool thing about GW1 was that it wasn't a proper MMORPG.

Was the appeal of the original that you could treat it like a single player adventure game that just so happened to have online features?

#38 Edited by Itwastuesday (982 posts) -

I pre-purchased Guild Wars 2 from Greenman Gaming assuming I'd be able to access the 3 day head start, because it's listed as available for prepurchase on their list of authorized retailers. It's looking like GMG pre-purchases probably wont be able to access the head start now. It super sucks!

#39 Edited by Seppli (10250 posts) -

@Jeff said:

@Seppli said:

GW1's PvE was extremely sub-par in comparison to proper MMORPGs, outside of the scripted coop missions - and that's what really changed.

You're sort of missing the point. For me the cool thing about GW1 was that it wasn't a proper MMORPG.

Regarding sPvP, GW2 isn't a proper MMORPG either.

As far as I'm concerend, pretty much everything that wasn't like every other MMO in GW 1 has made its way into GW2 - namely the ability to play highlevel sPvP, including tourneys, right out of the gate - as if I bought a competitive online FPS game or MOBA or whatever.

I don't see how the change from individually instanced and only open to friends PvE zones in GW1 to proper MMORPG-style persistent zones in GW2 is anything but an improvement. Other than the idea of it being a proper MMORPG now, and there's people lurking about - if you don't want to change the way you play, you can still go out on your own and play it that way.

It's kinda over my head, what whole 'it wasn't a proper MMORPG and that was kind of a good thing' point of view, especially since so much is completely unlike any other MMORPGs in GW2, probably even more so than in GW1.

#40 Posted by Xeirus (1371 posts) -

@Itwastuesday said:

I pre-purchased Guild Wars 2 from Greenman Gaming assuming I'd be able to access the 3 day head start, because it's listed as available for prepurchase on their list of authorized retailers. It's looking like GMG pre-purchases probably wont be able to access the head start now. It super sucks!

Not true at all, I did the same thing and I just logged in.

#41 Posted by Seppli (10250 posts) -

btw. log-in servers admitting people again?

#42 Posted by Itwastuesday (982 posts) -

@Xeirus said:

@Itwastuesday said:

I pre-purchased Guild Wars 2 from Greenman Gaming assuming I'd be able to access the 3 day head start, because it's listed as available for prepurchase on their list of authorized retailers. It's looking like GMG pre-purchases probably wont be able to access the head start now. It super sucks!

Not true at all, I did the same thing and I just logged in.

WHAAAAAAT WHERES MY KEY URGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

#43 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4812 posts) -

@Itwastuesday said:

@Xeirus said:

@Itwastuesday said:

I pre-purchased Guild Wars 2 from Greenman Gaming assuming I'd be able to access the 3 day head start, because it's listed as available for prepurchase on their list of authorized retailers. It's looking like GMG pre-purchases probably wont be able to access the head start now. It super sucks!

Not true at all, I did the same thing and I just logged in.

WHAAAAAAT WHERES MY KEY URGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

if you purchased the game after the 8th from any 3rd party seller, you don't get into the headstart.

#44 Posted by Hugh_Jazz (368 posts) -

@Jeff: While I'm sad that you're not terribly excited about thing from the start(I am, but I've kinda conditioned myself to be because of my love for the first game), I'm happy that someone else is viewing GW as a game that was better off for blatantly not being an MMO at all. As for GW2, when the first piece of info about a new game is "there's jumping and swimming now, you guys", you know which direction it's going in. As a result, most of my WoW playing friends are now interested in playing this.

Ah well, I guess Arenanet also needs to keep their eyes on some pie charts.

#45 Posted by Fattony12000 (7566 posts) -

Whoop!

#46 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

I loved the original Guild Wars too, but I think they've managed to expand on the gameplay, while staying true to many of the same design philosophies. Yeah, there's a persistent world now, but unlike in other MMO's, other players don't hamper your progress and there's no need to group up with others to complete any of the quests.

You can go around by yourself, just like in the first game, without ever speaking a word to another player.. you'll just see them a bit more often now. At least you don't need to rely on the incredibly poor henchmen. Every class is self-sufficient, allowing you to pretty much play by yourself, even if there's others around completing the same event.

#47 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1857 posts) -

arggghhhh i just bought it and it wont recognize my key

#48 Posted by Jack_Lafayette (3467 posts) -
@Hugh_Jazz: Everything I've seen over the betas - regardless of my love for the original - seems like a quantitative improvement in terms of letting ArenaNet execute the game they've always been making with less barriers to entry, more content, and tighter game-play.
#49 Posted by Cirdain (3153 posts) -

@Jeff said:

I keep getting dropped, but at least I got in quick enough to get a dumb character name.

How dumb?

#50 Posted by Sanity (1950 posts) -

Just woke up... decided to grab a few hours of sleep instead of trying to just all night it. Almost didn't move lol.

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