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Posted: Feb 21st 2012 8:04AM Galvayra said

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Oh yes, i have deemed this game worthy enough to finally replace my 10 year old PC with something better .

Posted: Feb 21st 2012 10:13AM yeppers said

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@Galvayra

LOL... my computer's not that old (only about 7 years) but I'm going to do the same thing.

I also plan to pre-order my FIRST release-day collector's edition if I manage to get one before they sell out.
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Posted: Feb 21st 2012 3:57PM Committed said

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@yeppers Lol I just replaced mine and got it yesterday! I replaced mine to play BF3 but now I can run all these other games to their fullest. Sweet. My previous computer was 7-8 years old lol.
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Posted: Feb 21st 2012 8:04AM Keladry said

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I've been aching for GW2 since its announcement in 2007, so I'm already on the train. But each time something new comes up about it I get that much more excited. I love everything about the world, but the personal story aspect of it is probably my favorite.

Posted: Feb 21st 2012 8:07AM Krude said

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Nope, since i can't get more excited of this. I would donate my left ball for a beta invite.

Posted: Feb 21st 2012 8:07AM MMOaddict said

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They are just reinforcing what I had already known for 2 years now. Best preview of this game I had ever seen was a no commentary 2 hour run, out of Gamescon in Germany that made me feel like I was watching myself play the game. Full game sound and everything. Ever since then I knew this was the game I wanted to play. All of these press impressions are just icing on the cake and make me glad it's not a dream and is going to be in our hands within the next 6 months or so. Woohoo!

I just can't wait to see other game companies get inspired by it in the next few years and we can finally start to see some good MMO gems finally come about.

Posted: Feb 21st 2012 8:08AM Valentina said

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No, not really. It's mostly stuff we've already known for a year or two now. I want to know more about the personal stories and what they mean for your characters, etc.

Posted: Feb 21st 2012 8:09AM DarkWalker said

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No change, really. It's roughly in line with what I expected from all the information we already had.

(No change means I'm most likely pre-ordering the game, BTW :)

Posted: Feb 21st 2012 8:11AM Loopy said

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I find that GW2 hype seems to be working in a very different way than TOR. With TOR, i was extremely excited in the beginning, but it started waning as more updates came through, until i got to the point where i wanted the updates to stop.

With GW2, i started off not caring at all, since i was never a GW fan. But the closer the game is to release, i find myself actually somewhat excited about the game and willing to give it a shot.

Maybe it's just me...

Posted: Feb 21st 2012 8:11AM Jokkl said

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no... cause we all know that you cant give a sh*t what some mediasite says these days. too many sites are payed these days or are afraid they get blacklisted when they write something bad about a game.

Posted: Feb 21st 2012 8:14AM Nenene said

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I really enjoyed the media impressions of the game; I want to explore Divinity's Reach especially. Was more than a little bummed out that my previous choice of hair for my human Guardian has now been relegated to 'Norn hair' but I'll deal with it. Also, Mesmers are awesome. And WvWvW. I can forsee myself doing a lot of PvP.

If ArenaNet could come out with some more details/come clean about the recent changes in cash shop policy I'd be perfectly happy.

Posted: Feb 21st 2012 8:14AM Balraw said

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The media beta coverage has made me jealous more than anything else if anything :p

Posted: Feb 21st 2012 8:15AM oyvjak said

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Definitely. It's making me a bit nervous. Will the game be as good as the hype/impressions suggests? Is it even possible for a game to be that good? I'll find out by purchasing a copy, I guess.

Posted: Feb 21st 2012 8:26AM Traptz said

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@oyvjak

Where are you seeing hype? Just because a blog site posts a GW2 topic every day doesn't mean it's getting hype.

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Posted: Feb 21st 2012 8:17AM DevFish said

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I wasn't that excited when it was announced. After seeing a few videos and reading some impressions, I am super excited.

Posted: Feb 21st 2012 8:21AM Dumac said

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I think I'm pretty damn well informed by now, and unless the media coverage is on the lines of "the blog posts are full of lies", which they apparently aren't, they aren't going to influence me much. The biggest shock was Kotaku saying that the game's performance wasn't great unless on lowest settings, which is pretty much the only new thing i learned so far. Hope they iron it out.

Posted: Feb 21st 2012 8:23AM avaloner said

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Not really I have kept my excitment well in check when it comes to new MMOs. The media has gushed all over the next big MMO down the chute and GW2 seems to be getting alot of this. It would be good to hear a non-GW fan's opinion on the game (I mean massively let Jeff Rearhard into it:P), or did Arena net selectivly choose reporters based on wheather they where GW fans or not to make the press reports positive?

I hope the game is as good as is made out, but most MMOs seem really good at first (unless there really really bad) its not untill you sink your teeth right into them that the problems become apparent. Example, AOC seemed like the best MMO ever to alot of people back when it came out including the press... Till they got out of the starter area and we all know how that went.

I think GW2s biggist problems wont become apparent till after people get a decent play though. PVErs will find all there is to do is repeat dungeons over and over or grind on zone events (like questing this will get boring eventually i'm sure).

In the end its a game, and like all games it will have its pros and cons.

Posted: Feb 21st 2012 8:32AM avaloner said

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@avaloner That was meant to be Massively let Jeff into the SWTOR press beta.
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Posted: Feb 21st 2012 8:24AM Traptz said

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GW2 hype isn't even hype. It's just beta videos, screen shots and dev interviews. That said, I'm extremely excited for the game and have been for years.

Games like TOR that need tv spots, commercials, website adverts and themes for McDonalds or Burger King are the games that are trying to mask mediocrity with their bank roll.

All the information I have found on GW2 I've gone and looked for on my own. None of that info has come from Massively btw, you guys seem to always be late to the party :(.

Anyway EA and Activision have billions of dollars to spend on commercials and other adverts and they can make a sub-par game and still make a killing on day one sales solely because they "hype" the game up.

Companies like ArenaNet/NCsoft don't have that kind of bankroll therefor they actually make a great game and let it speak for itself.

My opinion ofc. Let the down-votes begin.

Posted: Feb 21st 2012 8:38AM avaloner said

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@Traptz Yep all the press releases Arena Net has made about GW2 is not hype but the press releases about SWTOR was hype becuse you don't like it....

The game will likly be advertized closer to its release date. There would be no real point for paying for advertizing now when the games is still months away.
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