so seriously, when do you all think this will come out

#1scooderPosted 7/29/2008 12:25:33 AM
cuz im thinkin about getting the deluxe edition of guild wars......i hope i could enjoy it for like, half a year maybe, before the new one comes out

also, do people usually have fantasy sounding names on this game like Varzan or somehting like that, or is it usually generic online names like Mad Killer 7767
#2Phazor58Posted 7/29/2008 5:43:09 AM
You can't use numbers in your name, so they are a bit more unique (though many people do Xx Name Here xX). ANet originally said that late 09-early 2010 would be the release date time, but with all the beta delays it's probably going to be pushed back a bit. So if you were to buy the deluxe edition now, you would easily have a year to play it, and get the other campaigns as well if you liked Prophecies and GW:EN enough.
#3I Like ToastPosted 7/29/2008 8:14:49 AM
They'll release when they realize the pressure to get it out before diablo 3 no matter how good or bad it may be.
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#4darksoulpriestPosted 7/29/2008 9:42:58 AM
And if you run out of things to do, try Aion.

Don't expect GW2 to come out within 6-12 months.


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#5scooder(Topic Creator)Posted 7/30/2008 6:01:52 PM
so, i wouldnt have to worry about looking like some tool if i made my name Rymus or watever
#6darksoulpriestPosted 7/30/2008 6:10:51 PM
no, you wouldn't look like a tool, but many people will assume that you're a nubcake if you do Xx Final Fantasy Name Xx and will choose other people to join with them.

Unless heroes are in this game, then don't expect any pugs anyways.


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#7maoricPosted 7/30/2008 11:47:13 PM
Companions actually look as though they won't kill pugging entirely. You can bring one per party member and they don't take up a slot, but they've said that you will be made more powerful via a buff of some sort if you decide not to use one. They've also said difficulty (and possibly loot) of areas would be tied to how many players enter it.

It remains to be seen how it turns out though, they've also said that most areas are still going to be designed so you can complete them solo if you want to. Depending on how they implement it, it looks like farming would be better in groups, so you may see parties of bots entering areas once farming methods are found. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out.

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#8Phazor58Posted 7/31/2008 6:01:57 AM
The fact that you can solo with much more ease than in GW will probably kill groups. Personally, if I can get through an area all on my own without having to look around for a group, I'd much rather do that. Why depend on other people when I can do things as a buffed solo player? I'm assuming this would be the mindset of many people. Of course, there would be times that I'd want the community aspect...it will be an MMO after all.
#9I Like ToastPosted 7/31/2008 8:19:28 AM
At the very least, it sounds like they want to rip off diablo that much more.

I hope they add some MF armors and weps
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#10darksoulpriestPosted 7/31/2008 8:45:49 AM
I hope you get a really good buff for being companionless, that way, perhaps some people won't was to use them.


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