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Posted: Sep 4th 2010 7:08PM (Unverified) said

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Rubi, the name of the lord of Beetletun is Caudecus, and his mansion is actually one of the in-game dungeons. Basically, he throws a wild party and something goes wrong.

We discovered this at GamesCom :D

Posted: Sep 4th 2010 7:33PM kjhasdfjkhk said

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I'm jealous but I can wait. This will be a beast of an MMO. I think it'll be bigger than people expect, possibly bigger than The Old Republic. TOR is far too much of a typical MMO, everyone already knows what to expect. It'll have huge numbers at first but I doubt it'll last, people will get bored of it fast, after the story is done which should only take people a couple months to play through.

I think word of mouth will do Guild Wars 2 a world of good, it already is. It has the potential to be one of the best MMOs of all time. I'm not one to usually hype a game that I haven't played and is still a year or so away, but damn everything I've heard and seen seems amazing. I'm glad they are taking a lot of chances making something unique and refreshing instead of following the same 15 year old formula like TOR.

Posted: Sep 4th 2010 9:32PM (Unverified) said

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Couple of things here, You don't have to trash one game to express your excitement for another. Your passive aggressive jabs at SWTOR wont make this game any better (this game should be good, i'm just saying)

Also saying things like "It has the potential to be wone of the best MMOs of all time" might be a red flag that you need to put your expectations in a time out. You sound like a fanboy ***
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Posted: Sep 4th 2010 11:04PM Its Utakata stupid said

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Though I would agree with your first part Iceballs...yum, I wouldn't go that far with the last bit. It's more over-giddy'ness from someone is picking up good vibes about the GW2. I'm not sure there is anything too wrong about that...other than the usual reminding of waiting till the game is released before drawing any conclusions about it. Besides, kjhasdfjkhk...hasn't said anything irritating to set my "uh-oh, fanboi alert" radar off yet. :)
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Posted: Sep 5th 2010 12:45AM (Unverified) said

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Iceballs, chill out. He's entitled to his opinion, slamming it is pointless and will only end up in a pointless argument.

With that said, I'm happy with this article. It really feels as though GW2 as pulling out the "old" stops and finally stepping up to the plate to say "We're doing this our way, and it'll be done when it's ready."

Music to my ears, the pain of the wait will be over before we all know it!
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Posted: Sep 4th 2010 7:26PM Minofan said

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Ooh; thanks, Rubi!

With all this account-widenessness, and the achievements associated withmastering all weapons, I'm beginning to think I should be dreaming up a little team of adventurers rather than a single main character...

Posted: Sep 5th 2010 3:12AM (Unverified) said

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Stroke of genius!
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Posted: Sep 4th 2010 7:34PM Rika said

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Looks awesome. I'm really excited about the character creation, I hope you really can see and feel the decisions made at the beginning impact your game, as they say you will. Wish I would have gone to PAX!

Posted: Sep 4th 2010 8:25PM DevilSei said

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God-dang it Massively...!
Just announce when pre-orders for the CE edition start already...!!!

Account-wide pretty-much-everything makes me happy in ways WoW or any other MMO never could...

Posted: Sep 4th 2010 8:40PM alinos said

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i assume that account wide titles will be that some title types wont exsist any more

mostly the cartographer
and id guess mission completion titles

the map from the videos ive seen seems to be one of the rather bland heres an outline of a world and your here as opposed to the awesome way GW handled things

i like being able to look at the map and know that pathways are here and there(you know things a map should involve)

instead of others which are just like here some forest heres some more forest heres a lake more forest next zone

Posted: Sep 4th 2010 9:31PM Branded Alive said

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The map will most likely change before launch. The programming/stylizing/polishing of the map is probably one of the least troublesome and last things that they will implement right near the end of production.

I wouldn't worry too much about it.
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Posted: Sep 4th 2010 9:55PM Randomessa said

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Since it will be impossible in GW2 to complete all personal storyline missions on one character (since making some choices necessarily excludes others), making such a title extinct (or account-wide) only makes sense.

Perhaps cartographer can still exist in some form, after all, if you've travelled the whole world across all characters, why not get a title for it? It's a little meta, but so is pretty much anything that can be handled account-wide (killing 1,000,000 centaurs account-wide is meta, too*)


*I have no idea if there will be an achievement like this.
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Posted: Sep 5th 2010 12:05AM alinos said

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haha yeah fair enough

but what branded has said kinda makes sense

i doubt thier will be a cartography title anyway

but i care more about the map style we have now as opposed to the one they had(which you couldn't really apply a cartography title to anyway)
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Posted: Sep 4th 2010 10:20PM (Unverified) said

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All I'd like to know is if it has the stupid hero system and the horrid instancing of the old GW. What an awful game that was.

Posted: Sep 4th 2010 10:46PM Cirocco said

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This will be fun, just like the original. I'm not looking for the holy grail of online bliss, just fun. This and many other upcoming titles seem to fit that bill, like Rift, the Old Republic, Vindictus, Dragon's Nest, Tera, and even Final Fantasy XIV (yeah, despite its flaws, I can adjust to its design, much like the past Final Fantasy titles.) Yes, I may dive back into WoW with Cataclysm, and even Diablo III when it finally comes out of the dungeon. Good times.

Posted: Sep 4th 2010 10:57PM krisbo9000 said

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/agree.

Waiting for all those good times however = not a good time.

The present = particularly arid time for MMOs.
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Posted: Sep 5th 2010 3:15AM (Unverified) said

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Totally agree. We've been a bit lost the last year for good MMO's.

Hopefully the end of '00 will bring us some long-lost entertainment
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Posted: Sep 4th 2010 10:52PM Its Utakata stupid said

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Sometimes what isn't been said is as important as what is being said. So I presume the lack of critque was because the writer completely lost herself in the game. Thus, this is likely a positive sign that this game could be good.

Posted: Sep 4th 2010 11:24PM SwobyJ said

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This, along with all the big new MMOs (except FF XIV, ugh) looks great - they all look great.

I just know there is only ONE game I will buy right away. That is Rift. Mhmm :)

-TOR I will look into after launch
-GW2 I will look into if I have the time/money/hardware

Posted: Sep 5th 2010 12:27AM ZenJitsu said

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I was at PAX and saw all those games. GW2 definitely shows the most promise.

For me, GW2 is a must, TOR is get (low expectations on innovation, though), TERA is a maybe, and Rift is a no. Rift used to be higher on my list, but after seeing it...well, DDO and LotRO are free. :)
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