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#31 Melanie

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 06:57 PM

a lot of LGBT guilds are rolling there; Taint/Rough Trade, TPO, etc

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 06:58 PM

View PostTh_ Magic_Bough, on 15 August 2012 - 05:40 PM, said:

The three big LGBT guilds already established in GW2 -- Stonewall Vanguard, Rough Trade and Gayme 0n -- are all going to Crystal Desert.

Voting hasn't closed at GayGamer, but Crystal Desert is the overwhelming favourite.  So it looks like CD will be the unofficial LGBT server.
Hmm, I did not know this. As a Gaymer myself, it's something to consider. Though I tend to not get along with my own community that well. /Ponder

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:01 PM

So how was Crystal Desert during this stress test?  Was the WvW que long, in addition, to the overflow servers in the PvE zones?

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:08 PM

ive played every single bwe and stress test on crystal desert and ill be playing on it when it comes out, i like the name and thought it was cool so i went with it and im glad cause we destroy in WvW, almost took stonemist for the 2nd time today before the test ended

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:14 PM

Isn't Team Legacy mostly sPvP? Doesn't mean much for community.

I would expect Gate of Madness to be popular for WvW with that Titan Alliance and Reddit's Karma rolling there.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:46 PM

View PostAhiko, on 15 August 2012 - 05:25 PM, said:

Crystal Desert has some awesome lore if you've played GW1. :]

This is it for me.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 12:12 AM

View PostZenh, on 15 August 2012 - 11:14 PM, said:

Isn't Team Legacy mostly sPvP? Doesn't mean much for community.

I would expect Gate of Madness to be popular for WvW with that Titan Alliance and Reddit's Karma rolling there.

Well, I listen to the tales of Tyria podcast and I am pretty sure they have been very active in WvW, and also helping with PUGS and such so it seems like they will do both WvW and Spvp..

I actually picked crystal desert the first time around because I liked the name but realized it was super popular and a couple people I knew couldn't get in..so the next time I chose gates of madness but that one had another big alliance on it (and ended up being packed)  I am going to go with tarnished coast I think for launch because I figure the really pvp competitive players will go elsewhere.

Oh and Reddit just picked Isle of Janthir along with the Gates of madness for their official servers so they will be full also on release.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 12:24 AM

View PostDeyadissa, on 15 August 2012 - 05:51 PM, said:

It's impossible to find a mature community because everyone is immature for the most part.


I quickly discovered this after becoming a manager.

If its anything like Proudmore, it will have an above average IQ. I had my only alt on proudmore, lots of helpful nice people.

Edit: talking about CD

Edited by caveslug, 16 August 2012 - 12:25 AM.


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Posted 16 August 2012 - 12:35 AM

View PostAhiko, on 15 August 2012 - 05:25 PM, said:

Crystal Desert has some awesome lore if you've played GW1. :]
Agree - it was my favorite prophecies region and it had the best music in the entire series imo

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 01:03 AM

View Postcaveslug, on 16 August 2012 - 12:24 AM, said:

If its anything like Proudmore, it will have an above average IQ. I had my only alt on proudmore, lots of helpful nice people.

Edit: talking about CD

Yep, my guild (Wolf Parade) is still on Proudmoore and we love it there (I haven't subbed to wow for nearly a year now, but it WAS great when i played).

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:02 AM

View PostZenh, on 15 August 2012 - 11:14 PM, said:

Isn't Team Legacy mostly sPvP? Doesn't mean much for community.

I would expect Gate of Madness to be popular for WvW with that Titan Alliance and Reddit's Karma rolling there.

Is titan alliance rolling on their for sure?  Or just for beta?

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:05 AM

I chose Crystal Desert because it sounded cool. Turns out, it had an active WvW community. However, that may change for launch. I'm not entirely sure I plan on switching for launch either.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:09 AM

View Postboakan, on 15 August 2012 - 06:58 PM, said:

Hmm, I did not know this. As a Gaymer myself, it's something to consider. Though I tend to not get along with my own community that well. /Ponder
Stonewall Vanguard is a great lgbt+ally guild if you are interested :). stonewallvanguard.com  A lot of great people, no drama.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:09 AM

I chose Crystal Desert because of the Ascension.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:10 AM

View Postrkim86, on 16 August 2012 - 02:09 AM, said:

I chose Crystal Desert because of the Ascension.

I thought they were switching at launch...

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:54 AM

View Postcaveslug, on 16 August 2012 - 12:24 AM, said:

If its anything like Proudmore, it will have an above average IQ. I had my only alt on proudmore, lots of helpful nice people.

Edit: talking about CD
Since Crystal Desert is the "gay" server, it will very much be like Proudmoore. Stonewall and Taint will be the largest guilds on the server. So if you had a good experience with Proudmoore, I'd suggest going to crystal desert.
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:33 PM

View Postsamd227, on 16 August 2012 - 02:09 AM, said:

Stonewall Vanguard is a great lgbt+ally guild if you are interested :). stonewallvanguard.com  A lot of great people, no drama.
Alright, I applied on the website.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:37 PM

View PostMelanie, on 16 August 2012 - 01:03 AM, said:

Yep, my guild (Wolf Parade) is still on Proudmoore and we love it there (I haven't subbed to wow for nearly a year now, but it WAS great when i played).

I loved the community on Proudmoore. I seriously want to have the same experience in GW2. the problem is Crystal Desert is really full looking :(

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:48 PM

View PostFizzypop, on 16 August 2012 - 08:37 PM, said:

I loved the community on Proudmoore. I seriously want to have the same experience in GW2. the problem is Crystal Desert is really full looking :(

this ^

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:50 PM

May I ask a probably stupid question, that I don't know the answer to.

Will we be choosing our world again on launch or are we stuck with what we choose in beta and tests?
I assume it's the former considering the wipe between BWE2 and BWE3.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:52 PM

View Postboakan, on 16 August 2012 - 08:50 PM, said:

May I ask a probably stupid question, that I don't know the answer to.

Will we be choosing our world again on launch or are we stuck with what we choose in beta and tests?
I assume it's the former considering the wipe between BWE2 and BWE3.

choosing again at launch, everything except your gems (purchased) with real money is wiped

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:55 PM

I chose Crystal Desert because the name is awesome :D

Edited by shadow293, 16 August 2012 - 08:55 PM.


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Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:59 PM

http://www.asuralabs.../serverPoll.php

This poll suggests it isn't as full as you say it is.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:05 PM

View PostTen, on 15 August 2012 - 06:40 PM, said:

many future PvPers still seem to not have grasped that WvWvW has a balancing system and therefor hanging out with only the successful PvPers does not create an advantage.

I know the servers get balanced to fight against each other through some sort of ladder system, but wouldn't being on the server with the highest amount of very skilled PvPers be quite the advantage?  I know small group PvP is different from WvW, but I'm sure the coordination and smart tactics can still transfer over. Though I haven't done WvW so maybe I'm missing something obvious.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:11 PM

View PostMightylink, on 15 August 2012 - 05:09 PM, said:

All my friends are forcing me to it so that's why I'm going there, not really happy about it though, as you said its full all the time, I would greatly prefer another server but I got no choice in the matter, its either that or be forever alone v_v
If their priority is playing together they should probably pick another server. A lot of guilds will have to use the free transfer to move elsewhere or lose a lot of members when it reaches full in minutes, before all their dudes are there.

View PostJMaggot, on 16 August 2012 - 09:05 PM, said:

I know the servers get balanced to fight against each other through some sort of ladder system, but wouldn't being on the server with the highest amount of very skilled PvPers be quite the advantage?  I know small group PvP is different from WvW, but I'm sure the coordination and smart tactics can still transfer over. Though I haven't done WvW so maybe I'm missing something obvious.

Someone still has to be the best and win a lot, conversely someone has to lose the most. I'm more worried about not being on the worst server, as long as that's fine I just want to be with my friends but a lot more people have bigger goals, if they can unpack to another server they should either do it now or make a plan in case things don't go as planned on launch.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:15 PM

The Ascension Alliance (500+ players) has moved from Crystal Desert to Northern Shiverpeaks, according to GW2Guilds.

This should open up some space to those who want to join like-minded guilds on Crystal Desert.

Edited by Th_ Magic_Bough, 16 August 2012 - 09:16 PM.


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Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:22 PM

Worst server for WvW is most likely either going to the RP server or the smallest server.  I'm personally going to be on Tarnished Coast as it is the designated RP server, but I'm pretty worried about us always being at the bottom, always losing.  The only reason I'm sticking with it though is that we might do well just for the fact many people playing on the server probably won't know it's the unofficial RP server and will bring good PvP with them. (Not to say all RPers are bad, but if you've ever played on a RP server you know what I mean when it comes to the amount of highly skilled players.)

Edited by JMaggot, 16 August 2012 - 09:23 PM.


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Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:45 PM

View PostJMaggot, on 16 August 2012 - 09:22 PM, said:

Worst server for WvW is most likely either going to the RP server or the smallest server.  I'm personally going to be on Tarnished Coast as it is the designated RP server, but I'm pretty worried about us always being at the bottom, always losing.  The only reason I'm sticking with it though is that we might do well just for the fact many people playing on the server probably won't know it's the unofficial RP server and will bring good PvP with them. (Not to say all RPers are bad, but if you've ever played on a RP server you know what I mean when it comes to the amount of highly skilled players.)
The problem with the RP server is that they can't chat with their enemies. So they can't RP with them. D= That's a huge nerf for them. u_u

I chose it because of the awesome name. ^^ I hope that some of the big communities go to other servers, since this one will be full.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:46 PM

I was wondering if someone could explain the appeal of LBGT guilds in gaming. I understand the potential sensitivity of the topic and absolutely am asking only out of curiosity.

Other than LGBT guilds, I can't think of any other type of gathering focus not directly applying to communication ability (languages spoken), direct play style (pvp, pve, hardcore, raiders, etc) legal considerations (restricting membership of minors) or geographical clustering (combining players of the same timezone).
Personally, I've never considered something like gender identification or sexual orientation when determining my peers for an online game. And honestly, neither topic has ever came up in 10+ years of playing mmos with all sorts of different people from all different walks of life from all over the world. Either people are cool with who you are, or they are probably crappy people.

Is it that these guilds are more respectful to you as a person than guilds who don't identify this way? Or does the topic of orientation or partner preference factor more heavily in to your playstyle or day-to-day play sessions?

As I said before, as someone not in this particular position, I am simply curious and hoping to have a better understanding.

Thanks!

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 10:02 PM

From what I understand, people join guilds like LBGT or all female guilds so that they can be in a community where they don't get discriminated against or have to deal with people saying offensive things in guild chat.  In a LBGT guild you probably won't see people saying "faggot" as an insult, or in a female guild "What are you doing outside of the kitchen?".  This is just my best guess, as I've never been in a "special interests" guild before.





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