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#1 Cr33d

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:23 AM

Hi guys.

I'm new, I've been waiting to try out Guild Wars 2 for about a year, played gw1 a bit until I got hooked on the whole mmo thing and moved to wow. Anyway...

I have prepurchased the game, and am curently testing around in the wbe, and I had a couple of questions...

1: How does name-collides work? If I get the message that a requested character name is taken, does that mean it is taken on the specific server I am currently on? Or does the name have to be unique to the entire cluster of available servers?

2: I looked around in the keybindings, and couldnt find any shortcut for displaying FPS and latency, is there a way to display these figures?

3:Lastly, when I am in my graphics settings inside the game, it says that it is using renderer directx 9. Is this normal? I have directx 11 installed, and just a minute ago I ran the directx web installer to ensure I have the latest/working version, and there was no problem there.

Thanks for your help!

// Creed

#2 M1k3l

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:29 AM

names are unique - all servers (keep in mind that all names and the server you pick for the bwe will be wiped after this weekend)
DX-11 will be updated at a later date post launch, so yes it's normal.

Not sure about the FPS question

Edited by M1k3l, 28 April 2012 - 07:30 AM.


#3 Arduin

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:32 AM

Hey Cr33d, welcome :)

View PostCr33d, on 28 April 2012 - 07:23 AM, said:

1: How does name-collides work? If I get the message that a requested character name is taken, does that mean it is taken on the specific server I am currently on? Or does the name have to be unique to the entire cluster of available servers?
1) Names are unique for the entire game. There can be online one character named Creed globally.

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2: I looked around in the keybindings, and couldnt find any shortcut for displaying FPS and latency, is there a way to display these figures?
2) Haven't found it myself either

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3:Lastly, when I am in my graphics settings inside the game, it says that it is using renderer directx 9. Is this normal? I have directx 11 installed, and just a minute ago I ran the directx web installer to ensure I have the latest/working version, and there was no problem there.
3) GW2 is using DX9 at the moment, yes.

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#4 Cr33d

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:44 AM

Thanks for the input guys, atleast I know theres nothing wrong with my graphics then :)

I have to say, it's a bit sad that names are globally unique :( Makes it harder to tag the name you want for your character, even if I sortof can understand the coolness of having a completely unique name in the game.

Anyway, time to update my graphics drivers, just to make sure I get the best performance :) (feels like I'll need a new rig once the game comes out)

Thanks!

// Creed

#5 Babylon

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 05:01 PM

This explains why even some of my most obscure names have been taken already Dx

#6 FrogKnight87

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:25 PM

Unique names make it easier considering you can guest any other server you want. If your name is Bob and you guest on a server where there's alreay a Bob, when trying to add Bob to the party, which one would be added ? :PAlso, considering friend list is also global, if you try to pm Bob but there's 48 bobs in the game. Who does it talk to ? :)