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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 10:26AM Darkademic said

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@(Unverified) Kotaku says GW2 "could be one of the greatest massively multiplayer online role-playing games the genre's ever seen."
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 10:27AM Ocho said

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@(Unverified) Except it ends up saying pretty much the exact same thing.

"releasing what could be one of the greatest massively multiplayer online role-playing games the genre's ever seen"

Not a bad article from Kotaku, though, and thats saying a lot considering what they normally put out.
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 5:50PM Faction 3 said

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@Utakata

It's to the point that Dunraven is going the path that ol' Puremallace used to take...

Its glaringly obvious that nobdy can be this mis-informed and completely oblivious to their surroundings without actually trying. I mean...to be this moronic, you actually have to TRY not to read, and purposely stay away from any general news related to the topic at hand.

It reminds me of myself during the World Cup, I'll purposely ignore certain people and go out of my way to keep the Radio and TV off until I can get home and watch the reruns of the games.

Which is exactly what Dunraven has to do...he probably ignores every media outlet and completely turns-off his attention to any serious discussion of the topic / game until he can get to the Massively.com boards and drop completely false and empty statements, and linking Youtube Videos that he thinks prove his point...

Bravo Dunraven...because trust me, I know...turning off the outside world is pretty difficult...to do it on a daily basis is extraordinary.
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 9:30AM drunkingamebar said

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The day has finally arrived!

Posted: Feb 20th 2012 10:12AM Ehra said

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Hm... I wonder if the performance issues were a result of the game not being properly optimized yet or if they were intentionally stress testing the servers. Hopefully that gets ironed out.

Either way, looks to be about as fantastic as I was expecting it to be. I'm sure I'll get just as many years, if not more, out of GW2 as i did GW1.
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 10:19AM drunkingamebar said

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@(Unverified) Indeed it is.
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 11:35AM Lt Cobalt said

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@Ehra If they were stress testing the servers, it would be an open beta, you don't invite an exclusive handlful for "stress testing"
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 12:39PM Ehra said

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@Lt Cobalt

Why not? I'd think it's better to do as many tests as you can rather than just run all of your stress testing only at once specific point. Sure the "open" beta (if they even have one) will give them more concrete information on what they'll be facing come release, but doing some stress testing now would help them prepare for that ahead of time.
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 9:48AM Leverne said

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It is so hard to be a hater after reading those "impressions". A sad day in HateVille.

Posted: Feb 20th 2012 9:49AM Clemalum07 said

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@Leverne Im not a hater but two self proclaimed fans of GWs gave a positive review.... its not exactly shocking.
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 9:59AM ArcherAvatar said

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@Leverne
There will still be plenty of doubters and doomsayers... it IS the internet afterall... But it really does look like an awesome game (I love the ArenaNet environmental artitists... simply beautiful settings) and the gameplay is going to be refreshingly cooperative, instead of the co-dependency associated with all of the trinity-based class systems in other MMOGs.
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 10:09AM drunkingamebar said

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@Clemalum07 To be fair, fans are pretty hard to please too.
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 10:21AM Lenn said

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@Clemalum07 It's not a review. (I should just copy/paste this response.)
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 10:48AM Bourius said

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@Lenn Sure is a review.
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 11:07AM Clemalum07 said

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@Lenn "impression" "review" whatever you want to call it the fact that it is positive and coming from self proclaimed GW1 fans isnt exactly shocking.
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 11:26AM Snowblind said

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@Clemalum07
The same argument could be used against pretty much any game. Should we ignore all Mass Effect 3 previews/interviews/reviews from anyone who was a fan of the previous two?

This game is quite a departure from GW1, many hardcore fans of it are refusing to move on, so the fact such big fans of the original are posting impressions like these are a good thing.

If you're arguing against all previews/reviews in general, I don't see why you'd bother reading anything like this to begin with. Everyone is biased if you're going to look at things that way, wait and play it yourself.
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 11:58AM Braiks said

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@Clemalum07 GW1 fans will be the hardest to please, so that is good news.
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 12:43PM Borick said

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@Leverne I'm a great hater, so let me give it a try...

Fixed-target combat system? Really? I'd rather have some of my combos self-root than to have a mindless tab-target mechanic.

I like TERA's shiny candy-like artwork and environments more than I like the stylized beauty of Guild Wars.

Eh. That's all I've got. It looks to be a great game and it will be good for me to have two new games to try side-by-side (TERA and GW2). Only one shall survive.
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 1:27PM Valdur said

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@Clemalum07

Then you should take a look at Mike B BFF report and he is a not a GW2 fanboy and yet he says lots and lots of good things about the game.

http://www.gamebreaker.tv/mmorpg/gets-it-right/
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 1:52PM Traptz said

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@Clemalum07

That's exactly where you're wrong.

Fans of a game are harder to please than newcomers.
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