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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 8:13PM Protoavis said

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@drunkingamebar

I dunno, TOR fans seem overly pleased with cutscenes but otherwise very dated gameplay.
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 10:06PM drunkingamebar said

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@Protoavis New fans are easy to please, I was leaning towards existing fans.
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 9:57AM smartstep said

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Ok fine fine ,now write how do I can have a chance to get a key to beta?

Have enough of just texts , screens and infos about GW2

Posted: Feb 20th 2012 10:17AM Ocho said

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The sooner you can get a release date, the sooner I'll be able to tell my job when to expect me to not be coming in for a few days.

Posted: Feb 20th 2012 10:24AM Balraw said

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@Ocho Only days? I have already pre warned everyone that I will be disappearing from the face of the earth for a few month's but then again I have this whole addiction thing going and its not a pretty sight ;)
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 10:18AM Mister Eee said

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I wonder if Arenanet will allow guilds to form and pre-register as they did with SWTOR. Otherwise, I think it will be hard for guild members to get on the same server when the game launches, as servers will quickly fill to capacity.

Posted: Feb 20th 2012 10:36AM Dumac said

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@Mister Eee
I believe they said players will freely be able to switch servers. It was a while ago, don't know if they still plan on handling it like that.
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 11:38AM Ocho said

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@Dumac My guess is probably not. In one of the PvP articles, they mentioned about one server having dominance, that the other two can beat up on it, and that the winners will be put against each other the next round in a leaderboard style of WvW competition, so my guess is no, that you won't be able to just switch servers easily... knowing the model, they'll probably charge a fee for the server transfer, but knowing its not a life or death decision, they'll most likely keep the fee nominal.
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 11:55AM Snowblind said

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@Ocho
Don't mistake GW2 for a F2P game. You're free to switch between any server you want, the only penalty being not benefiting from the WvW rewards (which stops people from hopping over to winning sides).
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 10:20AM Bourius said

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Hmm, I'm skeptical. This is a review by the media. I will reserve judgement until I get to play. If they were negative reviews i'd be concerned but also a negative review of a AAA game would forever tarnish joystiq, and joystiq would never be able to get a first run review again. I will wait for a player review, not a media review.

Posted: Feb 20th 2012 10:39AM Lenn said

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@Bourius Copy/paste: it's not a review.

Seriously, how could you miss the word "impressions" in the title? Massively doesn't do reviews anyway.
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 10:45AM Snowblind said

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@Bourius
That's some real tinfoil hat wearing paranoia right there.

This is a preview, nothing more. But are player reviews any better? Especially when it comes to beta's? You're typically going to get the opinion of fanboys, who love every little aspect of the game and will do nothing but praise it.. or the trolls, who've hated the game since day one or possibly never even really played it and just want to go against the popular opinion.

If you really must, there are previews like this from random fans who've played the demo build at conventions. Most of which have been equally as positive.
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 10:47AM Bourius said

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@Lenn Oh it's a review/preview/impression/insertanothersynonymhere. It's a "media day" review. I don't trust it. It's like reading an american car magazine review on an american car. ALWAYS glowing ALWAYS gushing. I will reserve judgment untill I play it, and that's after BETA.
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 10:56AM Bourius said

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@Snowblind It's nice to get interesting tidbits of information from testers, features and gameplay, but when it comes to opinions, I look the other way. I'll form my own opinions. For example Elisabeth writes about the healing system, I understand from her writing the way it works but I will have to try it out before I reserve judgement on weather or not it's a good system, just an example.
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 10:59AM Lenn said

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@Bourius Then why the hell did you read it in the first place?
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 11:02AM Bourius said

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@Lenn I like reading reviews.
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 11:21AM Lenn said

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@Bourius I see what you did there.
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 11:46AM Ocho said

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@Bourius Well, your own impressions will always trump anothers. After all, they're not forcing you to play or pay any $ for it, so the only person whose opinions matter is your own. But the real question is: if you really don't trust reviews, or impressions, or whatever... then why are you here reading them?
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Posted: Feb 20th 2012 10:23AM Lenn said

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@(Unverified) First: it's not a review. Second: I just read that piece you've linked to three times (trying to get page views, are you?) and I fail to see the difference between yours and the two above. All three are gushingly positive.

Posted: Feb 20th 2012 11:04AM Alex Oglitchkin said

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@Lenn In a small way an impression is a review. If someone impresses you then you checked them over.

Anyways the impressions do a nice job of detailing the areas they listed. Playing the game is the true review for a gamer. I think majority of people need that hands-on game play to see if the game is their cup of tea.

Overall solid impressions and you guys should be used for more MMO impressions.
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