The Guild Wars 2 Screenshot Thread

#51 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -

@BaneFireLord said:

So all the humans still look like supermodels? Great.

In other news, these screenshots are making me very sad. If I didn't know this was Guild Wars 2, I would have assumed it was just another shitty F2P MMO. Sigh.

Supermodels? Yeah - pretty much. The worldbuilding and production quality is insane though. You cannot fathom how fucking good it is. It's positively ALIVE!

#52 Posted by arch4non (443 posts) -
End of beta event, The Great Critter Hunt.
#53 Posted by Subjugation (4725 posts) -
The picture that apparently everyone takes at the Black Citadel.
Blood fiends look nasty.
Yak's Bend controlling nearly 75% of the WvW map.
Beau's dad is a dude, guys, and don't you forget it.
Defending Crossroads before the finale event began when ... suddenly a Champion Bloodthirsty Black Moa appears!
Moa wrecking everyone.
Birds gone crazy.
Combo-ombombombombombo!
...ombombombombombombombombo...
...ombombombombombo
#54 Posted by Subjugation (4725 posts) -

Can't get text in after posting pictures o.O

Anyway, I have to say that even at this early stage, I feel like my pre-purchase of this game is going to be well worth it. One of the most fun filled weekends of gaming I've had in a looooong time.

#55 Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam (3389 posts) -

@Seppli said:

@BaneFireLord said:

So all the humans still look like supermodels? Great.

In other news, these screenshots are making me very sad. If I didn't know this was Guild Wars 2, I would have assumed it was just another shitty F2P MMO. Sigh.

Supermodels? Yeah - pretty much. The worldbuilding and production quality is insane though. You cannot fathom how fucking good it is. It's positively ALIVE!

Some of the NPCs in Divinity's Reach actually made it look like it's very possible to make a droopy-faced old geezer - as long as you're male. I really wish they would add some gnarlier faces for human chicks.

#56 Posted by Subjugation (4725 posts) -

@Dark_Lord_Spam said:

@Seppli said:

@BaneFireLord said:

So all the humans still look like supermodels? Great.

In other news, these screenshots are making me very sad. If I didn't know this was Guild Wars 2, I would have assumed it was just another shitty F2P MMO. Sigh.

Supermodels? Yeah - pretty much. The worldbuilding and production quality is insane though. You cannot fathom how fucking good it is. It's positively ALIVE!

Some of the NPCs in Divinity's Reach actually made it look like it's very possible to make a droopy-faced old geezer - as long as you're male. I really wish they would add some gnarlier faces for human chicks.

Actually, the humans have a personal story quest where you are defending an old woman apothecary and she looks pretty nasty. Ugly people exist, but player models don't generally look very bad.

#57 Edited by gike987 (1758 posts) -

@Subjugation said:

Can't get text in after posting pictures o.O

Anyway, I have to say that even at this early stage, I feel like my pre-purchase of this game is going to be well worth it. One of the most fun filled weekends of gaming I've had in a looooong time.

At this early stage I have already spent over 36 hours with the game. That's already more than I have spent with most games realsed in the last couple of years, it has already been well worth it.

Some screenshots:

#58 Posted by TheHT (11521 posts) -

@fetchfox said:

Looks like Liam Neeson... Named him Henry Ducard (http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0000199/)

holy shit that totally is liam neeson!

#59 Posted by Skykin (12 posts) -

This games graphics are wonderful maxed out. Which luckily I did all weekend!

#60 Posted by Beaudacious (930 posts) -

BWE End Event Short Story:

#61 Posted by Bollard (5663 posts) -

@Subjugation: Haha that Moa is awesome! Would be pretty funny to see everyone wiped by a Moa. I'm annoyed the finale was at such a terrible time for Europeans, I had work the next day so there was no chance I could stay up all night for it... Was it any good?

Also, I totally have video of a Veteran Veteran Ghost Warrior (or something similar). Looking at your Champion Bloodthirsty Moa bird is this evidence of the name combination thing going crazy or is this standard?

#62 Posted by BaneFireLord (2951 posts) -

@Seppli said:

The worldbuilding and production quality is insane though. You cannot fathom how fucking good it is. It's positively ALIVE!

That's really good to hear. Based on the stuff I've seen and heard (granted, I've been generally avoiding coverage), I was fearing the worst.

#63 Posted by Subjugation (4725 posts) -

@Chavtheworld said:

@Subjugation: Haha that Moa is awesome! Would be pretty funny to see everyone wiped by a Moa. I'm annoyed the finale was at such a terrible time for Europeans, I had work the next day so there was no chance I could stay up all night for it... Was it any good?

Also, I totally have video of a Veteran Veteran Ghost Warrior (or something similar). Looking at your Champion Bloodthirsty Moa bird is this evidence of the name combination thing going crazy or is this standard?

The event was alright in my opinion. It was a pretty obvious stress test, having so many people in one location grinding on mobs for an hour. I was expecting something more like the giants they spawned in Divinity's Reach for the press beta. It was kind of funny to see the critters that are normally harmless going around and 1-2 shotting people. Not to mention the Legendary White Bunny (Monty Python anyone?).

As for the naming conventions, I'm not entirely sure if it is reflective of what they are going to do or if it was just silly for the sake of having a silly finale event. I'm leaning toward the latter, but who knows. And it was a Champion Bloodthirsty Black Moa. Get it right, son.

@BaneFireLord said:

@Seppli said:

The worldbuilding and production quality is insane though. You cannot fathom how fucking good it is. It's positively ALIVE!

That's really good to hear. Based on the stuff I've seen and heard (granted, I've been generally avoiding coverage), I was fearing the worst.

I'm one that generally isn't fond of hyperbole, but I can say in this situation that it isn't over exaggerated. The world itself and the art design, I cannot stress enough, really floored me. The game is beautiful, which is not something I ever really expected to say for an MMO. There are also so many awesome little details and surprises sprinkled around. It really is top notch.

#64 Posted by Fattony12000 (7526 posts) -

It's a damn shame that they've taken out the high res screenshot feature :(

#65 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2565 posts) -

So the nurf to Mending on warriors hurts (I'm pretty sure I just can't take on a conditions engineer atm), but my two favourite builds are still pretty good.

#66 Edited by UssjTrunks (534 posts) -

: 18 kills, nice.

As for Mending, they should at least increase the heal. The new healing signet might be better if you have signet mastery, but otherwise I think mending is still the best healing skill we have.

You can add restorative strength to give the skill more meaning, but that requires 10 points in strength.

#67 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2565 posts) -

@UssjTrunks said:

: 18 kills, nice.

As for Mending, they should at least increase the heal. The new healing signet might be better if you have signet mastery, but otherwise I think mending is still the best healing skill we have.

I'm more happy for the 11 kills +8 skirmisher on my rifle build (the first one) - that is made for hit and run, but I racked it up on that round.

Anyway, yeah - I agree to both points on Mending. Bigger heal, or maybe a heal for each condition removed like the Necro one, but 25s recharge only 2 conditions removed and very low healing? It's odd that it's still our best, but I agree that it is.

#68 Edited by TheHT (11521 posts) -
I don't need no goddamn waypoints to get around.
FLY AWAY LITTLE BIRDIE!!
Bear and raven are confused.
Always send off a server shutdown with some DANCIN.
AND ALWAYS DO IT NAKED.
#69 Posted by Maystack (906 posts) -

@TheHT: That is an awesome sword.

#70 Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam (3389 posts) -

@TheHT: Naked dance parties? It's official, people, this game is an MMO.

#71 Edited by Branwulf (411 posts) -
#72 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

The only race that has to fear herbivores..

#73 Posted by project343 (2833 posts) -

I got mores from stress test.

#74 Edited by shinboy630 (1162 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind: Those 2 pictures work wonderfully together. Well done.

Edit, just noticed this now. that is totally Primeval armor.

#75 Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam (3389 posts) -

@shinboy630: It's one of the "re-designed" GW1 armor skins you can buy from the Trading Post. The medium armor is Krytan and the light version is Profane.

#76 Edited by shinboy630 (1162 posts) -

@Dark_Lord_Spam: Yeah I heard about those but never got to see one in-game because I didn't play the recent stress test. I'm kind of happy they chose prim for heavy armor. It was so tacky yet screamed Guild Wars to me.

#77 Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam (3389 posts) -

@shinboy630: True 'nuff. Though I'm a bit upset they didn't go with the Sauron armor.

#78 Posted by spiralsin (156 posts) -
#79 Posted by Tarkhein (71 posts) -

@Dark_Lord_Spam said:

@shinboy630: True 'nuff. Though I'm a bit upset they didn't go with the Sauron armor.

I've had my silver Elite Kurzick. It's time for something new.

#80 Posted by Akuyazi (23 posts) -

Here are some screens from the latest 6hr stress test:

The Greatsword walking animation is awesome. Also notice the mini-rytlock hiding in the grass
Crazy chef guy dancing in the mists
The sky looks nice
The fog effect when you're high up looks pretty neat
#81 Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam (3389 posts) -

Because the two hour-long stress tests have both used the release version of the client, I was able to snap some awesome shots of Ebonhawke. Unfortunately, holding shift seems to have not disable the UI for whatever reason, so they're not really sharing material... Ah, well.

#82 Posted by Xyber (293 posts) -

@Dark_Lord_Spam: Holding shift to disable? I just press ctrl+shift+h when I want to remove the UI.

#83 Posted by Subjugation (4725 posts) -

@Dark_Lord_Spam: Yeah, holding shift hasn't worked since BWE3 if I am remembering correctly. Unfortunately I found out after I had taken dozens of screens. What said has been the go-to for now. I'm hoping they re-implement it soon.

#84 Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam (3389 posts) -

@Subjugation: Oh. Well that's unfortunate. Being able to get a screen of something awesome in GW1 without a ton of set-up was really freeing.

#85 Posted by No0b0rAmA (1490 posts) -
I love my name.
#86 Edited by Fattony12000 (7526 posts) -

That ring looks kinda familiar to me...

#87 Posted by pekarn (86 posts) -
Two asuras sharing a beautiful moment at the beach.
#88 Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam (3389 posts) -
Cynic and I, cruisin' for babes in the Divinity's Reach club scene
 Connoisseur of the fine arts - also eats art
 Sad dog :(
#89 Posted by SuperWristBands (2266 posts) -

I just found this big baddy in the swamps. Part of a world quest or whatever they are called.

It was REALLY big. Also super easy to take down.
#90 Posted by Akrid (1356 posts) -

Anyone get this sort of error, where it's all super flickery and blue n' stuff? My display drivers have been crashing quite a lot while playing as well, especially in certain areas (Gendarran Fields, The Grove, etc.). I'm on ATI, latest drivers.

#91 Posted by MaFoLu (1858 posts) -
Someone REALLY likes bags... 
Onwards to new adventures! 
#92 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -
@Dark_Lord_Spam: Oh god I'm going mad with laughter at that sad dog picture. 
#93 Posted by Ariketh (606 posts) -
My graphics settings for this game normally.
"Best Appearance" option

I've played around with my graphics a bit since then.

#94 Posted by Maystack (906 posts) -
Relaxing at home
Hanging with my bros
SO TINY AND ASURABLE!
The two best races in the game
Got from a vista
#95 Posted by MackGyver (561 posts) -

So is the story prevalant throughout the game, or is it just the usual "this is who you are, this is what's happened, this is what you must do, GO" type of MMO?

#96 Posted by Gantrathor (213 posts) -
#97 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -
 Oddo & The Good Man helping out a Dolyak carry its load - not physically, mentally really. Take it or leave it - Dolly!
#98 Posted by boxoflawls (100 posts) -
How did I get up here?
#99 Posted by RobbieMac (535 posts) -
Forgot to add this image. It was when the guild went to complete a jumping puzzle.
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