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Posted: Mar 11th 2011 9:34AM Cristian Ceo said

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Amazing!

Posted: Mar 11th 2011 10:01AM DemonXaphan said

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Excuse me while i clean up....oh that was so amazing!

Posted: Mar 11th 2011 10:09AM jealouspirate said

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I think I'd like to play an Asuran Thief. The thought of the little guys bouncing and flipping around, flying over monster's heads, and dual-wielding pistols makes me happy.

Posted: Mar 11th 2011 10:14AM Arkanaloth said

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*definitely* making a thief when GW2 comes out...

Posted: Mar 11th 2011 10:16AM Fabius Bile said

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knee-jerk reaction by Arena Net. this gotta be the first screwup I see them make.

stealth assassin classes in MMOs are always a plain nightmare. They are simply overly popular, and will never have the playerbase happy.

stealth in glass cannon classes is inherently overboard. the devs will either make thiefs overpowered and bring a shit storm upon themselves by the rest of the playerbase...
or on the contrary, thiefs end up lacking some punch and /orstealth isnt half as useful as it sounds, then you will have all the cool kids up in arms and crying bloody murder.

lose-lose situation for ANet

as much faith as I have in ANet, im yet to see ANY developer make a fair rounded and balanced assassin-type class in any MMO, past or current.


They should have avoided stealth entirely.

Posted: Mar 11th 2011 10:25AM Dumac said

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The videos are awesome. The asura owns so much i feel bad for the cute little rodents.

Posted: Mar 11th 2011 10:30AM Lenn said

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@Fabius Bile How about not worrying about the precious class balance and just have fun with it?

Posted: Mar 11th 2011 10:40AM jealouspirate said

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@Fabius Bile

I think it's a little too early to say anything will be unbalanced, and I certainly don't think the stealth classes and always "overly popular" in most MMOs.

Arenanet has already mentioned that stealth in GW2 will only last a certain number of seconds, so it's not something you can toggle in and out of forever (ie WoW's Rogue)

Posted: Mar 11th 2011 10:52AM Nautius said

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That looked SICK. Can't wait!

Posted: Mar 11th 2011 10:55AM Aeron said

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lol, those rat creatures are pretty adorable

Posted: Mar 11th 2011 2:19PM cforciea said

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@Aeron
Does that mean I'm not the only one who suddenly wants them to be a playable race?
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Posted: Mar 11th 2011 2:50PM Tanek said

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@Aeron

I want to believe that the AI for some creatures will actually let them size up a situation and decide that the tiny asura is waaay too scary for them like they seemed to do in the video.

Guessing that was just done for effect, though. :)
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Posted: Mar 11th 2011 3:50PM PaterFrog said

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Either it's just an effect done for the skill video, or it might be some intro to an event. I mean, what if they escaped?...
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Posted: Mar 11th 2011 4:28PM pixledriven said

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@cforciea
Oh, not at all. I totally want to play a bottle-toting rat-man now.
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Posted: Mar 11th 2011 11:00AM (Unverified) said

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Looks like they actually managed to make them feel slippery rather than just warriors with daggers

Posted: Mar 11th 2011 11:25AM Valdamar said

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That looked amazing. I didn't think it was possible to be any more excited about GW2, but each one of those videos just cranked my excitement up a notch.

Posted: Mar 11th 2011 11:51AM Spencer Baxley said

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I know I’ll be playing a Guardian as my main, but this is really the first game I’ve seen where EVERY class looks equally as appealing. I’m going to have so many alts - SO MANY ALTS.

Posted: Mar 11th 2011 3:52PM PaterFrog said

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@Spencer Baxley
Welcome in the altoholics' club! :D
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Posted: Mar 11th 2011 4:29PM pixledriven said

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@Spencer Baxley
This is going to be a very very alt-heavy game.
I'm extremely happy that each race has a different stating zone...
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Posted: Mar 11th 2011 11:58AM Fabius Bile said

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@Lenn because its mainly a PvP game, the only way you can have fun in a PvP game with unbalanced classes is when you play one of the unbalanced classes. Excuse me for not wanting that.

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