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Well I have been following this game for a while now and its looking to be a sweet game. Guild wars isnt coming out untill later this year like 4th quarter or something but they are having a free trial May 12-14 during E3. When i first heard this i almost pissed my pants :blink:, so id check it out its looking to be a different kind of MMORPG that wont get boring after a month of doing nothing but trying to lvl up :PMore info on the game and the trial

 

PS: I just found out that Clay Meow is into this game also, i saw him when i was skimming one of the games forums

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heehee. YUP!

 

I'm a member of http://guildwars.rpgstars.com and www.theguildwars.net. Over the last few weeks I've actually been more active at those two forums than here. heh.

 

I'm absolutely obsessed with the game, and I've never gotten obsessed with any game before. It's just really awesome, so you guys should definitely check it out if you're into rps, mmo's, or have ever been on the fence about buying/playing one.

 

The 3 main advantages of the game:

1) no monthly fee!!!!!!!!

2) one and only one server (no shards)

3) streaming technology = no patches...constantly updated, meaning you don't have to wait months for a patch, and also if any hacking/cheating occurs, it'll be fixed immediately. Also, the tech allows them to change things on the fly, like what they did this past April Fool's, filling the towns with millions of garden gnomes :)

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Only one server? Is it going to have linked processors? I see no way a server without that could handle the hundreds of thousands of people playing. This game does look insanely awesome, the only video I have seen is the very first one (don't think there are anymore) and they had a few things to fix. They looked really retarted when they ran, but thats probably fixed now. Can't wait to try it out for those three days though.

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yeah, that old video was from E3 last year. Pre-alpha. The graphics have changed immensely. In fact, on the GW boards, some people were saying ArenaNet should remove the video so people wouldn't get the wrong impression.

 

If you want to see how great the graphics look, check out the screenshot they released last night:

 

http://www.guildwars.com/gallery/gwscreenshots/gw036.html

Yes that's actually an ingame screenshot (taken with the consoles and such turned off).

 

Anyways, it's almost certain they'll release a new video at this year's E3. Because of the demo though, we'll be able to get a firsthand look either way.

 

oh, and ghost, one server doesn't mean one computer...it can be hundreds of computers. And just FYI, they have some pretty sweet technology being able to stream info at a fraction of normal bandwidth use, and also they developed better compression, which is why the game can be played on dialup with little to no lag. (Being as i'm currently on dialup, i've talked to some alpha testers firsthand about such things).

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I've seen the new screen shot and yes it looks sweet! Before they did the graphics overhaul, I thought the game was gay. I hated how they ran, looked, fought. I hated everything about the game. After they update, it is SOOOO much better. I have no doubts that it may get game of the year.

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I think Im in love with guild wars. :blink:

you're not alone :)

 

If the "E3 For Everyone" (the 3-day demo) goes off without a hitch, i think many people will fall in love with the game. Even if you're not an mmorpg fan, definitely try out the demo anyways. (And btw, it's not even really an mmorpg in the traditional sense. I like to think of it as a mix between DII and DAOC...i use daoc, because it's the mmorpg i'm most familiar with).

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:huh: About that 3 day E3 trial. well.. im worried that the servers are going to be over crowded. do you have any idea how they are gonna prevent that? they could do limited keys but that wouldn't be cool.. (Curse you WOW Curse you!!~) Edited by D4rkn3ss_X

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umm... you said they filled the servers with gnomes for april fools.. but the game isnt out yet? if its beta or something its it open beta? because it looks like a game id be intrested in

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The server has been up and running the game with players for two years now with a total down time of less than an hour. Only people at Arena. Net and a few hundred lucky outsiders are playing. Yes last april fools they had garden gnomes in the towns and for Halloween you could be jackolantern masks in the stores. It is currently in alpha testing, what we will get isn't exactly beta. We get a 3 day alpha preview. Closed Beta will be more towards summer.

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