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Guild Wars ! ?
« on: March 22, 2005, 06:33:59 pm »
Hmm.. I wonder if anyone knows what "Guild Wars" is...



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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2005, 07:07:53 pm »
Hmm.. I wonder if anyone knows what "Guild Wars" is...

Sure ... of course. Why do you ask? :)
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2005, 08:08:03 pm »
Cliff's Notes version is it seems to be trying to find appeal as a slimmed-down MMO -- i.e. the differences between lower levels and higher levels are less pronounced, they streamline some of the travel aspects (i.e. teleporting right to quests), character development doesn't seem quite as complex, etc. The other big thing they're marketing on is the idea of no monthly fee... which is a great idea for now, buty will they be able to be able to pay the bills down the road if people don't buy expansions?


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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2005, 08:32:26 pm »
I played the demo of it. Kinda like a crappy Diablo, I didn't bother to omuch with it.
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2005, 10:40:55 pm »
Yeah, I played the demo as well, and it was pretty horrible. It looks amazing, but it was boring as hell. I also know the guys who are making it and ... well, err, let's just wait and see shall we?
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2005, 08:52:00 am »
Ultimately I just wanted to see if anyone here knew about it. It was instantly, about #3 or #4 on Xfire last weekend.

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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2005, 09:56:52 am »
I don't like games with a locked camera. When I was watching the credits for Snake Eater, I kept yelling out "...and now The Guys Who Made You Not Able To Look South!!!"
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2005, 12:09:47 pm »
Ultimately I just wanted to see if anyone here knew about it. It was instantly, about #3 or #4 on Xfire last weekend.

They are giving away a fair amount of "play for free" test accounts right now. So it's getting a bit of buzz. I will wait for final judgement but the live demos I've played have been very "unfun". It looks amazing, and it sounds like fun, but it just isn't. But download one of those free trials and give it a try.
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2005, 12:34:04 pm »
I've been asking around a bit about it, and they've closed up until release unless you've preordered the game. Then you get to play on certain weekends and stuff before the game comes out.

I know some people who think it's pretty cool, so I'll have to wait until the reviews are out.

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« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2005, 12:34:44 pm »
I really didnt enjoy it at all when i tried a demo
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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2005, 07:21:01 am »
Yeah, I played the demo as well, and it was pretty horrible. It looks amazing, but it was boring as hell.
That's pretty much what I was going to say.
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« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2005, 11:16:29 am »
I actually liked the way Guild Wars played. To me it felt similar to diablo, but I could meet up with tons of players in towns and other social areas. I liked the way abilities were done too. One WoW beta later, and I didn't know how i felt about it anymore, as WoW's just a better designed game (in Guild Wars all the zones actually felt like I was on rails; way too restrictive.) and now I don't really want to buy it. It seems to have WAY less depth, probably because of the way abilities are handled :-\. I don't intend on buying it, but somehow I'm still somewhat curious. :-[
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