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Title: Guild Wars 2
Post by: JD on 20 Aug 2009, 07:29
Trailor (http://www.guildwars2.com/en/)
Title: Re: Guild Wars 2
Post by: est on 20 Aug 2009, 08:12
I would call that more of a teaser than an actual trailer.

I would also say that I am tentatively excited about GW2.  I hear you can jump now, which has further ramifications than just "you can jump."  To me that signals a move toward a more open landscape, which is something that GW1 seemed to be working toward but never effectively delivered for me.  I always hated the feeling of being on virtual tracks, so the news is a big plus in my reckoning.

What is a bit of a negative is that they've gone the usual "oooooh, gnomish technology!" route.  I really don't understand why it always has to be gnomes that introduce this shit into the world.  Why not just have human (or whoever, really)-created steam-driven devices for the more simple tech like zeppelins, steamboats, steamtrains, steamwagons and the like, or perhaps at a stretch steam-driven turbines to run simple electrical items like lights (etc) and have advances in magical devices for others, perhaps with some crossover between the two?
Title: Re: Guild Wars 2
Post by: TwistedRemedy on 20 Aug 2009, 12:57
YESSsSSs! I'm massively excited for this.
Title: Re: Guild Wars 2
Post by: variable_star on 20 Aug 2009, 14:02
I have "Tome of Rubicon" from GW:EotN as the ringtone on my cell.

So, yeah, I'm looking forward to this.
Title: Re: Guild Wars 2
Post by: JD on 13 Dec 2009, 08:27
New Video (http://www.guildwars2.com/en/)
Title: Re: Guild Wars 2
Post by: pilsner on 13 Dec 2009, 20:55
I really don't understand why it always has to be gnomes that introduce this shit into the world.  

Gnomes and technology is a convention that goes back at least as far as Dragonlance and probably farther.  It's like Yahtzee (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/1096-Dragon-Age-Origins) was saying, why always have elves with pointy ears and trees, dwarves with battle-axes and stones, and humans being gigantic bell ends?

(http://wanderingjew.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/fiddler3.jpg)

TRADITION!

Of course you want to come up with an alternative to the standard Tolkienian/ D&D mythos, I'm all for that.  It's just most of the people that do that end making JRPGs....
Title: Re: Guild Wars 2
Post by: est on 14 Dec 2009, 02:15
Yeah, I guess my point didn't come across very well.  I was asking why they gotta stick with boring old cliches when the GW1 world wasn't so strictly generic.
Title: Re: Guild Wars 2
Post by: McTaggart on 14 Dec 2009, 05:14
I think I'm done with fantasy. There's just nothing to be excited about. Stock fantasy races, stock fantasy script, stock fantasy world, stock fantasy names, stock fantasy soundtrack*, filters on the gruff dude's voice to make him sound gruffer. I like the idea of a Guild Wars 2 but there's just nothing to get me excited about this one.

*still better than Warhammer Online's though.
Title: Re: Guild Wars 2
Post by: clockworkjames on 14 Dec 2009, 07:14
Looks very guild wars-ey I just hope it is less linear.
Title: Re: Guild Wars 2
Post by: Alex C on 16 Dec 2009, 14:08
I fuckin' hate gnomes.
Title: Re: Guild Wars 2
Post by: clockworkjames on 20 Aug 2011, 10:46
Bump for gamescom.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5wBIPF8bGA Stuff
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAh1OHBI4uM Ranger
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUB677OVIus PvP (skip first 4mins 30 secs)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0nCHPl_mEU Little dragon fight

etc.

So excited for this game.
Title: Re: Guild Wars 2
Post by: smack that isaiah on 20 Aug 2011, 11:36
So the yogscast did an interview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r_oAx7zg98) with the creator of this game.  (interview starts around 5:50).  I don't think there's all too much new said in the interview, but I hadn't heard of this game before, and it sounds pretty interesting!
Title: Re: Guild Wars 2
Post by: IrrationalPie on 20 Aug 2011, 15:51
PvP looks extraordinarily fun.

I hope the game hits in 2011.
Title: Re: Guild Wars 2
Post by: clockworkjames on 21 Aug 2011, 09:56
Doubt it, cannot wait though. Hope there is a collectors ed too with lots of shinies and in game treats.
Title: Re: Guild Wars 2
Post by: Aimless on 15 Sep 2012, 13:12
I'm really enjoying this game, been playing a lot with the missus and am checking out dungeons for the first time with some obnoxious jerks (<3) from my home forum, which also seems to have caught the Guild Wars bug. We're on Maguuma, welcome to The Obsidian Order if you're looking for people aka. random internet strangers to play with :) Just opened up a sub-forum for it: http://www.theworldforgotten.com/forumdisplay.php?f=20

cheers!