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leng jai
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(10-23-2015, 05:08 AM)
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My hype for the Halloween is off the charts after Anet's stellar effort with it last year.
Hedge
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(10-23-2015, 05:11 AM)
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I only managed to sleep 5 hours due to hype. Still no patch notes. D:
GodzillatheGreat
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(10-23-2015, 05:12 AM)
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So... I will be trying this out. Well Guild Wars 2. I loved the first. I don't have the money for the expansion but is it really limited? The f2p part of it. What I guess I'm asking is should I even bother our just wait till I get some cash to purchase whatever I need to get the full experience? Thanks for the help.
Blackpanther25
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(10-23-2015, 05:14 AM)
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I really loved GW2 and WvW when it first came out but overtime WvW got messy and certain classes got left behind (like the guardians).

Question for everyone playing the game now: How is HoT? Fixes everything that didn't make GW2 perfect or am I just wishfully thinking?
StaffyManasse
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(10-23-2015, 05:15 AM)
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I haven't played GW2 for a long time, but I have to say that is one awesome OT.
Jira
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(10-23-2015, 05:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Blackpanther25

I really loved GW2 and WvW when it first came out but overtime WvW got messy and certain classes got left behind (like the guardians).

Question for everyone playing the game now: How is HoT? Fixes everything that didn't make GW2 perfect or am I just wishfully thinking?

HoT isn't out yet. Less than 3 hours to go. Besides, no one would be able to answer that question even the day of.
Vigilant Walrus
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(10-23-2015, 05:20 AM)
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Great job on the OT retro!

Originally Posted by Fishious

While I'm expecting pretty much all the Halloween stuff to be recycled from previous years I'm really hoping Mad King Thorn has some timely HoT jokes.

THEY ROAST THE UNBORN? - Mad King Thorn discovering players pumpkin recipes in Elona.
Stiler
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(10-23-2015, 05:49 AM)
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So, I played Guild Wars 2 after release for a couple months before I eventually got bored of it.

Is there a discount or anything for the expansion for people that bought the base game?
Soulflarz
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(10-23-2015, 05:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Stiler

So, I played Guild Wars 2 after release for a couple months before I eventually got bored of it.

Is there a discount or anything for the expansion for people that bought the base game?

No.
Retro
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(10-23-2015, 05:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by Fishious

While I'm expecting pretty much all the Halloween stuff to be recycled from previous years I'm really hoping Mad King Thorn has some timely HoT jokes.

Lots of new skins and the Mad King's realm dungeon is back for the first time since the first year. Not to mention LA's completely different so we don't know what they're gonna sneak in there.

Would love some new Mad King jokes, though.

Originally Posted by GodzillatheGreat

So... I will be trying this out. Well Guild Wars 2. I loved the first. I don't have the money for the expansion but is it really limited? The f2p part of it. What I guess I'm asking is should I even bother our just wait till I get some cash to purchase whatever I need to get the full experience? Thanks for the help.

Here's the list of what's restricted for free players, but the short version is; fewer character / bag slots and restrictions on chat (mostly to keep spammers in check). A few game modes are also level-gated because free characters could cause havoc (for example, draining supply or manipulating siege in WvW by having an alt account to play for a different server).

There's no reason you can't start now as a free player and upgrade later, since you'd have access to the full game (excluding expansion content, of course). You'd be able to get up to 80 and gear out your characters, and since there's no level cap increase / new gear tier, you won't have to worry that you've fallen behind everyone else.

Originally Posted by Stiler

So, I played Guild Wars 2 after release for a couple months before I eventually got bored of it.

Is there a discount or anything for the expansion for people that bought the base game?

If you owned the game before January of this year, they throw you a free character slot, but no, there's no discount. I can't recall any MMO expansion ever being discounted for existing players.
Last edited by Retro; 10-23-2015 at 06:02 AM.
Mxrz
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(10-23-2015, 06:01 AM)
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Two hours left. I really want that autoloot mastery.
Vyrance
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(10-23-2015, 06:05 AM)
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Great job on the OT Retro! Looking forward to the expansion ;)
Sajjaja
(10-23-2015, 06:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by animlboogy

It's tempting to get back to this just to play with the GAF guild again.

Hey if you hop in, lemme know!
Wallach
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(10-23-2015, 06:11 AM)
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Quaggan plush was an insta-order.

I'd get one of the profession t-shirts but there doesn't seem to be a size selector on the page for them...
Retro
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(10-23-2015, 06:13 AM)
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http://store.iam8bit.com/collections.../quaggan-plush

They'll basically print money with those, people have been begging for those since before launch.
spiritfox
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(10-23-2015, 06:17 AM)
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Gimme a skritt plush.
docbon
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(10-23-2015, 06:20 AM)
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there's gonna be a preload

right?

right??
Jira
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(10-23-2015, 06:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by docbon

there's gonna be a preload

right?

right??

I hope so, ANet's server tech is the best in the industry but maaaaaaaaan I'm worried.
spiritfox
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(10-23-2015, 06:22 AM)
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Don't think they're gonna push out a preload for 2 hours.
Kalentan
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(10-23-2015, 06:23 AM)
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Wait... I thought the patch I downloaded today added it... Shiiiiit. I'm scared now.
Soulflarz
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(10-23-2015, 06:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Retro

http://store.iam8bit.com/collections.../quaggan-plush

They'll basically print money with those, people have been begging for those since before launch.

Gah
someone buy me this
Hedge
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(10-23-2015, 06:28 AM)
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That Quaggan looks a bit.. deflated. I'd rather want a Kodan! :P
Emitan
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(10-23-2015, 06:31 AM)
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Gimme centaur plushies
Vigilant Walrus
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(10-23-2015, 06:32 AM)
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Looking at some of my favorite GW2 videos while we wait. Have not seen this for 3 years!


Christopher Walken GW2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9PLCqe9Tbo


Still makes me laugh. But man the game is different now. When you compare the game now to 3 years ago, the launched game seems so barebones:P
spiritfox
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(10-23-2015, 06:40 AM)
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I wouldn't want to wear that in an airport...
Emitan
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(10-23-2015, 06:40 AM)
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me for the past 3 years: wow guild wars 2 is great, its one of my favorite games ever!
me tonight: oh my god this game sucks its awful; please give me heart of thorns
Wanderer5
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(10-23-2015, 06:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Retro

http://store.iam8bit.com/collections.../quaggan-plush

They'll basically print money with those, people have been begging for those since before launch.

Lol cute, but think I good with Charrlie the plush.:P

Are those shirts new too?
manfestival
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(10-23-2015, 06:54 AM)
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ah so this is where people go to die
SourBear
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(10-23-2015, 07:00 AM)
There doesn't appear to be a way of purchasing a different size shirt...
Jira
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(10-23-2015, 07:01 AM)
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New launcher is HoT.
Ashodin
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(10-23-2015, 07:01 AM)
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ITS PATCHING
spiritfox
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(10-23-2015, 07:01 AM)
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AHHHHH

50KB RIP
Last edited by spiritfox; 10-23-2015 at 07:04 AM.
01DragonFly
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(10-23-2015, 07:04 AM)
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The color of the launcher is nice ! *.*
KC Denton
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(10-23-2015, 07:04 AM)
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It's been a while and I'm setting up a Steam controller for this game. Guess I'll check out a Revenant first.
TheSaddestSort
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(10-23-2015, 07:04 AM)
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Let's do this!

Edit: Connection errors, they must be getting slammed lol.
Hawkian
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(10-23-2015, 07:05 AM)
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Wellllll I'm up *___* What awaits in the Jungle?!

Great job on the OT, Retro.

Please note: to all on the notion of controller support, I will be completely revamping the solution over this weekend based on the new built-in combat action camera support coming with HoT. Please pardon our dust while everything gets realigned- promise it'll be even better than ever by the time it's relaunched.
Jobias
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(10-23-2015, 07:06 AM)
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We got a shoutout on stream! :D
spiritfox
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(10-23-2015, 07:06 AM)
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https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/foru...ctober-23-2015

Patch notes. Not putting them here cause THERE'S A LOT.
nataku
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(10-23-2015, 07:07 AM)
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Connection errors on the patch, lol.

I might not even bother and just try some time tomorrow.

EDIT: Seems to have started up. Hope it keeps going. Also, Sylvari got replaced by Rytlock on the launcher.

11,000+ files, jumping between 2KB/s and 1MB/s . I start downloading now if you're home.
Last edited by nataku; 10-23-2015 at 07:10 AM.
Burgerface
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(10-23-2015, 07:07 AM)
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lol turns out GAF guild is the unofficial arena net guild, mad shout outs on the stream
Shadowplay1979
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(10-23-2015, 07:09 AM)
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Shadowplayx

do i need to be on the same server to be invited? also you can be in more then one guild right? I have my own guild which is only me and i have that for fun, but if its possible i would liek an invite.
Mxrz
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(10-23-2015, 07:09 AM)
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Can't patch and stream at the same time it seems.

So many changes. Sympathies to those that opened 400,000 tot bags last year.
spiritfox
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(10-23-2015, 07:09 AM)
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Evon Gnashblade has commissioned new jump pads in Lion’s Arch to make the travel time between the bank/Mystic Forge and the trading post shorter.

GOAT

An entire stack of luck can now be consumed buy right-clicking the stack and selecting Consume All.

Now do it for all consumables.

To sync armor crafting with weapon crafting, and to help maintain the value of leather, masterwork, rare, and exotic inscriptions will now be crafted with patches made from leather and cloth.
To account for the added leather cost, the amount of cloth required to make an insignia is reduced.

OMG
docbon
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(10-23-2015, 07:09 AM)
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And people say gaf guilds are a failure

I mean they usually are, but...

edit: This double digit download speed though. Jesus.
Hawkian
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(10-23-2015, 07:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jobias

We got a shoutout on stream! :D

I'm not watching, whaddid they say?

Originally Posted by Burgerface

lol turns out GAF guild is the unofficial arena net guild, mad shout outs on the stream

"turns out" haha
nataku
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(10-23-2015, 07:13 AM)
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Black Feather Wings Backpack and White Feather Wings Backpack owners can receive a free matching glider by equipping the backpack and talking to any map scout in Verdant Brink.

lol
Hawkian
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(10-23-2015, 07:15 AM)
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Map Bonus Rewards
A new reward system has been added to most maps, which will award various crafting materials as a bonus for playing in that map. These bonuses are given for participating in events and other content such as open-world minidungeons or jumping puzzles.
When you earn a map bonus reward, it will be delivered directly to your inventory upon event completion.
The map-specific rewards in Dry Top and the Silverwastes that were awarded after completing events have been updated to use the new map bonus reward system. You will no longer receive a reward chest that must be clicked to open for completing events in this map; the rewards will be delivered directly to your inventory upon event completion.
The rewards available each week for a map are displayed in the mapís tooltip on the world map, and the current bonus items you can receive are displayed on the world map screen along with the map completion.

Ahhh that's damn cool.
Wanderer5
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(10-23-2015, 07:16 AM)
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Ha ha move aside Caithe, Rytlock is taking charge of the launcher.:P
Hawkian
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(10-23-2015, 07:17 AM)
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A new ground-targeting option, Snap Ground Target to Current Target, has been added under the Combat/Movement category. This will place the ground target marker at your current targetís position.

it's really realllllll
Hedge
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(10-23-2015, 07:18 AM)
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I now regret not buying those ugly wings. I want them as a glider. :c

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