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Does anyone find the Black Borders around the edges distracting?

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#61 Ashanor


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Posted 12 August 2012 - 12:05 AM

I actually never noticed it until BWE3. It doesn't really bother me. It did for about 5 minutes when I first discovered it, but I didn't even notice it in either stress test.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 12:08 AM

I think it looks really nice, and since I'm not often focused on the edges of my screen it never really distracted or bothered me.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 12:10 AM

I really like the border. It fits the style Guild Wars 2 is trying to portray perfectly.

This thread makes me laugh a bit. You can tell we are getting really anxious to play with threads like this.

Edited by Naqui, 12 August 2012 - 12:11 AM.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 12:13 AM

No, I love the art style.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 12:35 AM

It makes me feel like I'm playing through an interactive painting; and I like it. :)

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 01:35 AM

Either I have never paid attention to them or noticed or I don't have them. Because I don't remember ever seeing black around my screen. And if they were there, I must of not cared or liked it enough not to really notice it.

I'm pretty sure I never had black around my edges now that I think of it.....

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 01:54 AM

Never really noticed it, so figure that's just a little nit picky.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 01:57 AM

what border?

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:00 AM

I have a bad case of OCD, and yes, it bothered me like crazy during BWE 1, 2, and 3. During the last stress test, however, I didn't find it as bad. I'm guessing I'll get used to it eventually, but I worry about it might cause LCD burn-in if you play GW2 too long in one zone.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:04 AM

Considering I have never noticed it, no, not bothered at all by it.  :ph34r:

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 05:40 AM


ROFL dude are you OCD? just get over it. If something so little bothers you then you have bigger issues then in this game.

Now that I think about it, I think I do have OCD... It never came to my mind, until lately, I have been checking the same thing over and over and over and over... (especially graphics options).

And look, it doesn't really bother me THAT much, I just find it messy and weird.
You can still see it as a painting (whateverrr) even if the black edges weren't there.

Edited by Naut, 12 August 2012 - 11:12 AM.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:39 AM

wait there is a border o.0 interesting

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:41 AM

I've seen it, and I enjoy how it looks.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:42 AM

View PostXuphor, on 12 August 2012 - 02:00 AM, said:

I have a bad case of OCD, and yes, it bothered me like crazy during BWE 1, 2, and 3. During the last stress test, however, I didn't find it as bad. I'm guessing I'll get used to it eventually, but I worry about it might cause LCD burn-in if you play GW2 too long in one zone.

What is this, 1995???????????

LCD burn in, loool, mate unless you leave your screen on for weeks at a time standing still in game you don't need to worry. Even then it's unlikely, I haven't changed my wallpapers for over a year and my screens are on 8-10 hours a day, I also have multiple screens and sometimes one of them will just sit there for a day not really being used. Absolutely no burn in detectable.

Unless you're playing on a plasma TV, it's not ever gonna be an issue. Seems like an extremely irrational concern to me.

Edited by Senatic, 12 August 2012 - 09:44 AM.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:51 AM

I really like the borders

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:55 AM

Tbh, I never noticed these before I read the first post on this thread. I had to check my screenies whether I also had this in my game and, to my suprise, they were there. I guess it's needless to say that they don't bother me as I didn't even notice them before.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:36 AM

Its interesting how you mention that you dont like "borders".

look at your monitor and you will see about an inch of black border around the sides, what guild wars 2 did is made it a bit more artistic. They did it well enough that people didnt even notice it as you can see from the replies.

it actually makes it look better, unless ofcourse you have OCD.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:40 AM

There will be a mod to remove it, don't you worry, even if modding isn't officially supported someone will make a patch or a file replacer or edited game files for it anyway, they always do.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:54 AM

Maybe it's 'cos they're still in beta, so the painters didn't bother putting too much time into painting things that might get scrapped. Maybe when the game is released, they'll get the painters in and put some finishing touches in, and all the windows and edges will be made straight. :P

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:58 AM

Never noticed, but was bothered by it anyway. Now notice, not bothered. Bothered that I didn't notice. Bothered by being bothered.

Oh bother. :P

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 11:22 AM

It adds a very cinematic feel and goes great with the artstyle of the game.

With that said, I wish they add an option for the vignette and the flashing borders when health gets low.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 11:56 AM

I noticed it very early on and considered it to be an aspect of their "painterly feel". I don't mind if it's there or not, but I do like that the border is slightly thicker in the top left corner, as it helps highlight the icons there in areas with more of a white landscape background (Shiverpeaks, for example).

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 12:15 PM

Honestly, I didn't even see any borders untill you pointed them out. So for me personally it's not a big deal at all.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 12:26 PM

Doesn't bother me, and I did notice it before.  I like the artsy look to it.  I suppose it couldn't hurt to make a check box to turn it off along with the bleed warning for those who don't like it.  I wouldn't expect that for launch though.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 12:30 PM

I never noticed. Conceptually I would think it would detract from game immersion

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 12:53 PM

Never noticed them.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:13 PM

I dig it, lends to the watercolor paint-stroke aesthetic.

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