You level down, you can't level up outside of WvW and sPVP.
You can't go there and have it auto-level you up to 30?
You level down, you can't level up outside of WvW and sPVP.
This is the tough part for me...to play the beta or not. I want the game to give me a sense of awe and excitement when I first load it up, but that said, I am chomping at the bit to at least take a look an give a couple of builds a try.
Way back in the day, it was supposed to.
Here are some tidbits:
Are we going to see any increase in FPS this weekend? In other words, did you work on optimization after BWE1 and Stress test?
P4. This warrior has what appears to be a 2-handed axe. Are there any intentions on implementing 2 handed axes in the game, or will there be greatsword skins that are designed to look like axes?Our engine and content programming teams made a number of improvements since the last weekend. Ideally you should see at least some increase in performance, but we're not even close to done yet so don't be too discouraged if you're still having performance issues. Please be sure to leave feedback on our forums over the weekend and let us know how it feels!
Two handed axes are awesome. No reason to skin, lets save some cool stuff for expansions :)
GP2a. (followup to last question) Does the team consider big changes to the base game possible following launch?
GP10. What is the status on fixing Pet AI?Yes, we intend to listen to the community and figure out what changes will help improve the game for players, as well as which are technically feasible. There will be a lot of effort going into Guild Wars 2 support after ship.
Also if you take a look at the change list from BWE to BWE2, that is literally stuff we have done in the last few weeks. We have a great process here for making changes which helps us make good on our philosophy of iteration. This is the kind of progress we want to keep making on the game as we keep moving forward.
GP3. Sense of moving is a great idea, what about a sense of being connected to the ground with walking/animations? Players also experience a 'sliding' effect when walking.We have fixed a large number of bugs with pet AI, but there are still some lingering ones. Anyone that finds a good case for reproducing them, please don't hesitate to post about it in our beta forums or somewhere on the internet and hopefully it finds its way to us.
Is there a possibility that we could then see some "I just started moving" speed ramp-up times then? Maybe the character doesn't start at full stride, but quickly works into it?We have worked hard on this issue. Just like any game there are cases where you can make it look crazy, but we feel like those are mostly edge cases at this point. We still have some things in mind that we want to do here, but what you see now is close to what you will get.
I will explain a bit how it works.
Visually we have transition animations that help blend between different states, but for those worried about responsiveness those transitions are purely visual so as soon as you press strafe left you are moving at full speed to the left. This disconnect is what sometimes causes the floaty feeling.
Strait from one of our animators: "we DID have a ramp up speed early in development and removed it because it (surprise) made movement feel sluggish and pissed people off"
I give up. I have to see it. I do like the idea of not trying all the builds and saving some for the actual release.
But I think you'll love it once you play it. :)
Am I the only one without beta access to this?!!
...and Anet just answered the whole drama going on with Amazon:
And of course some people are still throwing a hissy fit and threatening to get refunds.We're still working with Amazon to figure out what they'll be able to do, so I don't have a final answer for you.
But the basics are this. We have limited server space, so while we guarantee beta access for people who have committed to purchasing the game, we don't guarantee it for everyone who just walks into a store and says, "yeah, reserve me a copy".
Some online stores, not just Amazon, are not able to actually bill the credit card until shipment. But the customer has still made his intent to purchase very clear. It's more like purchasing but being able to get a refund later, which we're fine with, than it is like just adding a name to a reservation list and then having to come back and purchase later.
Because we know Amazon is important to a lot of customers, we want to find a way for Amazon to be part of the prepurchase program. It would be unfair to exclude them for being up-front about a policy that's actually already being used behind-the-scenes elsewhere.
Sorry, just had to post this as I got quite a laugh from it:
I won't be putting a dime in their cash shop. I'll be waiting on any expansions too. No pre-purchasing for me. Not after being screwed like this.
I'm also going to tell every single person I know that is remotely interested about how much they f***** me.
I haver the original guild wars and don't care about the the beta, but I do want to make sure I get the items in my Hall of Fame or whatever it was called (statues etc). What version can I pre-order to make sure I get that?
So again, they are mad because a few extra people got in to the beta so they are NOT buying the game because of this? That doesn't even make sense for the internet.
Boy, that guy sure was screwed. He paid $60 for a game and some pre-release events, he gets the game and some pre-release events. God, how could they.
Here's another classic:
The Amazon boycott is underway! :DIn other words money talks. Amazon gets exclusive benefits because they're so big.
There's no real sense behind it other than that. Oh well. I will be sure to boycott Amazon from now on because that's complete bullcrap.
Yep, exclusive benefits that...everyone else gets?
Also, as far as I can tell there's only a couple places you can get the Deluxe Edition content (Amazon not among them), but that doesn't piss them off?
They don't like the fact that they had to pay upfront to get those "exclusive benefits" whereas pre-orders now do not. That's about the gist of it.
Sorry if I'm being dense, but am I understanding correctly that if I pre-order GW2 from Amazon today, I get all the benefits (BWE access, 3 day headstart, hero band) as someone who pre-purchases through ArenaNet?
My body is all ready for the BWE today! :D
My plan is to level up strictly by doing WvW with either a Ranger or Necromancer. Going to try and roll with the Gamebreaker crew on Darkhaven.
Can't wait to see what this new PVP dungeon is all about. :D