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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 2:02PM Lenn said

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The link's not working, neither here, nor in the e-mail they sent.

Posted: Mar 12th 2012 2:07PM Lenn said

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@Lenn Never mind. Working now. Guess it got glitched.

ArenaNet, I appreciate your appreciation of my signing up for the beta, but it'll be a cold day in hell when I sign up for a Facebook account. Any chance of putting that video on your own website, where it really belongs? Pretty please?
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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 2:09PM Everfaust said

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@Lenn ~

You're not missing much.. the "special thanks vid" is a bout 1:26 long and only 30-40 of that is actual game footage.

They show a fire + arrow = fire arrow, Mesmer's can buff through their mist and zoom outs of WvW ~ catapults hitting castle walls and what not.

Overall, it was a nice gesture.. but it's hardly nothing we haven't seen before.
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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 2:53PM aurickle said

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@Lenn
I won't watch it, even though I do have a little-used Facebook account. According to the email, you have to "Like" their page.

As much as I'm looking forward to the game I found it kind of cheeky on ArenaNet's part to "thank" me for signing up for beta by requiring me to effectively spam my friends about it.
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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 3:47PM Mikx said

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@Lenn I hate facebook/twitter etc as much as the next guy, but I still have an account with zero friends that I use to enter contests and such.

There is a really awesome asura elementalist (one of the nicest looking asura we've seen, imo) but otherwise there isn't much really to the video that others haven't commented on.
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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 3:52PM DancingCow said

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@Lenn

Agreed.
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Posted: Mar 13th 2012 8:27AM nhat said

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@Mikx Yeah people just do this. Just make a fake account for anything like this. You can ignore or fight facebook but it's only going to hurt you in the long run since it's not hurting you by creating a fake account.

I guess what I'm saying that its cool to hate popular things.
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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 2:05PM Regault said

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A thank you in the email and a thank you in the video.

Thinking this is mostly to soften the blow when they say "Sorry, we can't let most of you in the beta."

Posted: Mar 12th 2012 2:08PM Plastic said

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Don't get me wrong, I'll drink any of the kool-aid ArenaNet wants to dish out at this point, but that "exclusive" video was pretty weak.

Posted: Mar 12th 2012 2:10PM bobfish said

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Why is it Like gated, that is such a cheap marketing tactic.

Posted: Mar 12th 2012 2:12PM Balraw said

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Its on youtube for people like me who loathe everything to do with facebook. I won't post a link here but it shouldn't be too taxing to find it :)

Posted: Mar 12th 2012 3:36PM Saker said

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@Balraw I agree, I will have nothing to do with that facebook crap now or ever.
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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 2:15PM Shadanwolf said

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Same here..... I won't make Facebook account to watch video

Posted: Mar 12th 2012 4:30PM DarkWalker said

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@Shadanwolf

Another one here. Not going to use facebook - and if any game publisher pushes too hard, with too many cool things only available for users of Facebook, I'm more likely to abandon the game than to make an account.
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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 2:26PM Hikoro said

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What is so wrong with liking and facebook? Just some clicks, no need to move boulders or defeating 300 snails. :)

Posted: Mar 12th 2012 5:11PM Irem said

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@Hikoro
Facebook is a business, not a fact of life. For some people, it's a business they don't want to support or be involved with, for various reasons.
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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 2:32PM Tom in VA said

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Whatever it is, it is definitely not worth making a Facebook account for, imo.

Posted: Mar 12th 2012 2:33PM dasfunboy said

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There is a video up on YouTube . Wouldn't touch Facebook myself.

Lol, now send another email to tell me I got in. Sooner is better. ;)

Posted: Mar 12th 2012 2:41PM edgecrusherO0 said

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OMG FACEBOOK VIDEO?! I CAN'T WATCH IT NOW!

It's the internet, if a video that doesn't involve porn or gore isn't on YouTube within the first 10 minutes of release, then everyone is dead or the internet stopped working.

Posted: Mar 12th 2012 2:41PM Jokkl said

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dont care about some facebookcrap.

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