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The Official Guild Wars 2 thread *** First non-NDA beta is live! Impressions inside

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No biggie, I barely check gaming news myself lately, I've been wayy too busy. I just happened to stumble on it at the right time =)



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I'm gonna try to get some updating done now, but there's a lot of info, so I don't know how far I'll get. If anyone is interested, I can strongly recommend looking at the new info on the ranger, especially the skill videos. Damn...



Mega update finally done...

Everyone should check out the ranger (having a shark as a pet? Awesome!), at least watch the skill videos. As someone who played a ranger in the first game, I'm psyched to try out this one!

There is also some very nice info on deaths and death penalties, and the healing and support roles in the game for those who haven't seen it, go check it out, and see why GW2 doesn't have a dedicated healing class.

I've added some tidbits all around as well, information on some activities to do outside normal combat (bar brawl sounds fun as hell!), achievements, travelling and others.



Have anyone thought about what they might want to play as yet? I know it's still the early days, but I'm really digging the ranger (my main in GW1 was a ranger as well), so I'm thinking maybe a charr ranger.

The elementalist sounds like awesome fun too though, but I don't know what race I'd pick for that.



Any speculation yet as to what kind of rig will be required to run this game at a reasonable graphics setting? As awesome as the game looks I really don't plan on spending insane amounts of cash to play it.



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I'll wait until more info is out on different classes before I make my choice, but man, with each video I watch, I get more and more pumped for this game.

And @Funtime, define "reasonable graphics setting". Most MMOs sacrifice graphics to have higher possible market penetration. GW2 doesn't seem to make the same sacrifice as much. One of the most memorable things about GW1 for me was the AMAZING environments, it just felt so real. No other game has come close to that yet, and I hope they do it again for GW2. If so though, I'd expect a moderately higher than normal hardware requirement compared to most MMOs.



In Guild Wars are you locked into a certain class? or can you change your class anytime?



r505Matt said:

I'll wait until more info is out on different classes before I make my choice, but man, with each video I watch, I get more and more pumped for this game.

And @Funtime, define "reasonable graphics setting". Most MMOs sacrifice graphics to have higher possible market penetration. GW2 doesn't seem to make the same sacrifice as much. One of the most memorable things about GW1 for me was the AMAZING environments, it just felt so real. No other game has come close to that yet, and I hope they do it again for GW2. If so though, I'd expect a moderately higher than normal hardware requirement compared to most MMOs.

Reasonable would be everything on medium without your FPS dropping below 30 at any given time, preferrably staying closer to 60 FPS.

Right now my PC is kinda dated.

AMD 620 quad core    4 GB RAM     Geforce 9800 GT

It handles everything I play now quite fine, but I don't play any real system hogs. Mostly just WoW, HoN, and Red Alert 3.

I could easily upgrade my graphics card to an ATI 5770 or so, but i think getting any card better than that would be pointless due to the bottleneck created by my old processor.





Funtime said:

Any speculation yet as to what kind of rig will be required to run this game at a reasonable graphics setting? As awesome as the game looks I really don't plan on spending insane amounts of cash to play it.

I doubt it's gonna require anything huge to play at reasonable settings, the original didn't, and I think the same will be true here.

I think your current setup should do well enough.

@ Wagram

Yeah, you're technically locked to your class, but all classes are very versatile. If a class can wield a certain weapon, they will be good at using that weapon. So warriors are efficient with bows and rangers are efficient with melee weapons. All classes are built so they can give support to their team too.