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Posted: Aug 21st 2011 8:33PM Bramen said

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"Blizzard quashes speculation about a potential World of StarCraft"-I thought they did that along time ago.

Posted: Aug 21st 2011 8:43PM (Unverified) said

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@Bramen They've done it 3 times now that i can remember.
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Posted: Aug 21st 2011 8:45PM (Unverified) said

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After everything i've see in the past few days, i'm frothing to get my hands on Guild Wars 2. I never cared for GW back when i played it in 06, but i'm trying to find the complete collection so i can work on titles and items for GW2. I'm super stoked.

Posted: Aug 21st 2011 8:58PM Eamil said

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I'm not sure they make the complete collection anymore. IMO best way to go is pick up the Trilogy ($30 on Steam or most other places, cheaper on Steam if there's a sale) and then grab Eye of the North off Newegg ($6 on Newegg plus free shipping).
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Posted: Aug 21st 2011 10:53PM (Unverified) said

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@Eamil

You are absolutely right. The CC is out of production and is often only found at the off walmart. Trilogy + EotN is my only option it seems, but EotN is out of stock on newegg, so i'm forced to wait and see, lol.
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Posted: Aug 21st 2011 9:46PM Valentina said

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It's Gamescon*, right?

Posted: Aug 21st 2011 9:52PM Eamil said

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@Valentina

No, it's Gamescom.
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Posted: Aug 21st 2011 9:56PM werewood said

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As one of the sane (totally subjective though) players - who did not buy SWTOR - for the price, lack of any game mechanics innovation and boring combat - Guild Wars 2 just makes me nuts.
I literally begged for a beta subscription offering the company any kind of $ they want. Naturally I was denied.
If this game ain't going to be the "big thing" I am waiting for since forever, then the MMO fantasy is over.

Posted: Aug 21st 2011 11:58PM agitatedandroid said

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You know, what boggles me is that it seems every year we have news of some new property that's going to blow our minds. It may not actually blow our minds. It may only blow back our hair. It may blow our minds but only for a little while.

Even though, there's always some game that's going to consume our collective attention. Once GW2, SW:TOR, and Secret World are out what's next?

Those three games, I think, have some of the most interesting mechanics, setting, story, IP we've seen in a while. Anyone that comes after them offering anything less than dynamic content, deep story, deep character customization, super immersive setting, innovative mechanics will just be laughed at. Predictions for "how long till F2P" will be immediate.

The next contender will have to step up with nothing short of amazing.

And, yes, I think I can make that claim based on just what we've seen out of Gamescom and what we'll see from PAX.

Posted: Aug 22nd 2011 9:00AM BigAndShiny said

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I think the real thing most companies are doing is seeing how it all plays out between TSW, SWTOR and GW2. Which one of the 'wins' (if any) will really impact future MMOs.
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Posted: Aug 22nd 2011 1:24PM Seldra said

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@BigAndShiny I think the days of one mmo dominating the landscape is coming to an end. And if you ask me, it's probably for the best. Why should there only be one mmo to rule them all? I would rather have 3, 4, hell even 5 different top brand mmos out there competing and offering the playerbase options.

It is my sincerest hope that we never see another wow...ever...no mmo should be that dominating.
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Posted: Aug 22nd 2011 1:20AM Faction 3 said

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So after almost 7 years, WoW finally gets a Appearance ability...

Even though I still have my entire Felheart set in my Bank on my Warlock...that STILL dont do enough to bring me back.

I wonder how they're gonna go about the availablity of the sets that people missed out on. Like the "Punisher" set for Rogues, etc. I highly doubt most of those are available anymore, unless Molten Core is still raidable...which given Blizzards track record, MC will be coming back as a level 85 Raid in the next few months...

Posted: Aug 22nd 2011 3:57AM Bolongo said

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@Faction 3

I quit WoW for the last time (promise!) this Spring. At the time, all old raids were still in the game... well, except for the old versions of ZG, ZA and Naxx. So you can still get the old looks.

And IIRC I have complete Nemesis and all the visible parts of Felheart in my bank, but meh... If I was still playing I would be really excited about this, but it's not enough to make me come back.
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Posted: Aug 22nd 2011 4:19AM Faction 3 said

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@Bolongo

"If I was still playing I would be really excited about this, but it's not enough to make me come back."

My thoughts exactly, I quit playing in July of 2009, and never looked back. Even the expansion didnt excite me.
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Posted: Aug 22nd 2011 1:27PM Seldra said

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@Faction 3 I decided to check out what the guys over at Bliz are doing with wow this weekend, and I gotta say a lot of it is very interesting. Good for them that they are no longer being complacent and are actually implementing stuff that players been asking for and things that have worked for other mmos but they were very hesitant for fear of alienating their hardcore base.
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Posted: Aug 22nd 2011 2:20AM GenericPerson said

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Next year I'm stealing a Massively Press Pass before I go. That place was so packed it wasn't even worth going. However, I did have a nice time wandering the streets of Cologne.

Posted: Aug 22nd 2011 5:23AM (Unverified) said

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@GenericPerson

True, the wait is longer for big games than for a water ride in a theme park in the middle of summer :P
To be honest, E3 isn't all that impossible to get tickets for if you're a dedicated gamer, and even though queues can still be a couple of hours- it's certainly bearable.
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Posted: Aug 22nd 2011 5:24AM (Unverified) said

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@GenericPerson

True, the wait is longer for big games than for a water ride in a theme park in the middle of summer :P
To be honest, E3 isn't all that impossible to get tickets for if you're a dedicated gamer, and even though queues can still be a couple of hours- it's certainly bearable.

Posted: Aug 22nd 2011 9:32AM Deadalon said

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Totally agree that Gamescom 2011 was fantastic.

Many of my favorite Youtubers were there doing great job - showed great content of both SWTOR and GW2. BLizzard sucked big time (nothing but good) with their presentations. Including some childish rememarks - trying to justify real money AH in Diablo 3.

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