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#61 Kymeric


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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:04 PM

1. The first time I entered the gardens with the orrery at the top of Divinity's Reach.  So beautiful.

2. The first time I entered the Black Citadel.  I spent a lot of time just staring at the glint of sunlight off the metal walkways.

3. My kids (3 and 6) saying, "Is that a badguy?" every time I passed a Charr player.

4. The first time I entered WvW and ran around the walls of Stonemist raining fire down on the enemy.

5. The first time I was part of a sucessful taking of a keep in WvW.

6. Finding caverns in the basement of the bandit house outside of Divinity's Reach, and feeling a sense of trepidation about entering them.

7. Playing around with the character creator for hours.  The Charr fur patterns.  Sylvari bioluminescence.  Making the perfect Gremlin Asura.

8. Seeing clones of my character pop up everywhere while playing a Mesmer for the first time.

9. Running around WvW alone, feeling very vulnerable, and duking it out with an Engineer on my Elementalist.  1v1, out in the middle of nowhere, and we couldn't seem to kill each other.  Eventually, after a very long battle, he won.

10. Realizing at some point that I had vastly outleveled the area I was in with my Guardian, but that the downleveling kept everything fun so I hadn't noticed.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:07 PM

Going to Kessex Peak and the old TOA with my brother both as rangers, out in the open, just the two of us vs all mobs.. great fun.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:09 PM

when my fsp went up to 30

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:12 PM

Not this.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:15 PM

1. Sylvari......just.........Sylvari

2. Using judge's intervention + Banish from Guardian Hammer for the killing blow on a asuran..........brings a smile to my face every time

3. Character creation on the first day of BWE1.............seriously, that felt amazing

and last but not least, 4. Being DECIMATED by the flame shaman in BWE1, and then reaching that moment of clarity when I realized what exactly it was that was causing this allowing me to act accordingly and survive the entire fight the second time.

Edited by Aizea, 24 August 2012 - 03:18 PM.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:20 PM

View PostTyranno, on 23 August 2012 - 04:05 PM, said:

Bear stampede. Just bear stampede. That DE has me cracking up every time it happens. Though this was during like the first BWE, it was just amazing.

LOL that was so confusing for me. I was playing with my uncle and cousin and i was like hey I am going to go check out those bears over there (we were on vent) So then i see about 10 of them running towards me and the DE text pops up saying "take out the bears." So i turned around, and ran and yelled into vent "HEY YALL WE GOT SOME MAD BEARS COMING OUR WAY GO GO GO GOOOOOOO" cause they had started walking over to where i was. it was hilarious and epic and we ended up winning

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:27 PM

Logging on and realizing the last couple of years of listening to the game design of Guild Wars 2 wasn't just a hallucination.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:40 PM

The gardens in Divinity's Reach, and Old Lion's Arch.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:05 AM

I not playing the betas but have preordered the game so from what I have seen on game play videos --- The best thing I saw on gameplay video was one of those elite tornado skill thingys that emitted a cow.

Edited by ee88x, 25 August 2012 - 12:08 AM.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:07 AM

The first massive zerg i got into on a wvwvw game it was epic

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:10 AM

Walking around Divinity's Reach thinking about how enormous the city was. o.o

Edited by Yoyo hakusho, 25 August 2012 - 12:11 AM.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:13 AM

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:17 AM

My first jumping puzzle in Kessex Hills....Collapsed observatory i think. Being one of the first ones in beta to find one of the jumping puzzles and complete it with a few guild members was a great feeling.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:18 AM

First time I launched the game and the launcher's intro song started and I realised I'm actually gonna be playing the game in a few seconds after years of waiting. Everything that followed since then has been awesome.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:18 AM

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:40 AM

My three best memories were all in the last hours of BWE1.

1. My server (Eternal Grove) defeating the keep lord of/capturing Stonemist and all cheering in chat the exact moment the event ended and server went down.

2. In a sPvP match fighting a thief and guardian 2 v 1 with me as Mesmer. Was hard pressed and skin of teeth whole time with the node being near their respawn, had to kill them 3 times before could get out of there.

3. Finding and climbing Loreclaw Expanse for the first time. Met 4 other people who were doing it also, helped each other up it over the course of roughly 2 hours. Ended with a hard boss fight, not the Shadow Skelk there is another much harder boss who can spawn instead, that we wiped to a few times. Then finding the way to access the real treasure chest the journal hinted at. Also had some portal induced laughs on accident.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:48 AM

Ok, here goes a nice history:

At first beta weekend I was strolling through Queensdale with my ranger, when a wild Champion Cave Troll appeared. I don't remember my level, but I was quite experienced with the game mechanics already. The place was desert, except for another ranger. We, together, engaged the Troll with our longbows, and he was as good as me. We dodged, pushed, summoned spirits and commanded our pets in perfect harmony. I remember a particular moment when he went downed and I pushed the Troll with Point Blank, sent my pet to distract it, summoned a spirit between the Troll and us and rallied him. It was a beautiful, long and rewarding fight.

After all this, with a big smile on my face, I stood still for a moment, thinking "what the hell just happened, that was the most amazing thing I ever done in a game, finally someone did what I was looking for ages".

Unfortunately, we parted ways without a word after the Troll was defeated.

It was on Fort Aspenwood, and if you are reading this, I want to play with you again! :)

#78 apothegm


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Posted 25 August 2012 - 01:39 AM

trying out a norn, went all the way up this mountain with 5 or so other people. went to a ledge and said "let's jump off" without blinking one guy just races to the edge and jumps off. i laughed then jumped too.

trying out a human, that part where you get to the farm with hay stacks and you can pick up water. i saw this guy dancing naked on a hay stack. i joined. we then proceeded to get people to join us. this one guy had a deer costume and said "isn't a party without a deer" and i was like whoa that deer can talk! then another guy came and started pouring water on us and was like "wet tshirt contest!"

but there were no girls. so we started yelling at girls to come over and get naked. this one girl said "i'm not a *rhymes with store*" and we just laughed cause she took it very seriously.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 01:45 AM

I think that seeing people come together from out of nowhere to participate and help out in dynamic events, then actually stay and chat with one another before moving onto another event as a group, is something that's pretty awesome to see.

Then there was the end of the beta events, where almost everyone would hurry to the designated place and just stand there in anticipation while they waited for the event to start. And when they did begin, it was pretty amazing (though laggy) to look at the minimap and see the thousands of dots all surging in one direction. Everyone was really friendly and whenever somebody died, it'd only take a few seconds before someone'd noticed and poof! They were back on their feet. No one was left behind, and when the event was over, all of us remained in the area and despite the fact that for some people it was like 5 am in the morning, everyone refused to log out the game and we all just stood there, spamming chat with nothing in particular.

Basically, I think that being able to just be a part of all the excitement during these beta events was the best memory one could have, and a reward itself. :D

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:02 AM

The first time I went up against the Shadow Behemoth in BWE1.

Truly epic.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:11 AM

FIrst time I soloed a veteran. It was BWE2 and my friend let me use his account some since I had messed up my chances to play at that point. I had crushing latency isssues, but in a moment of clarity I found a vet my level (around 4 I think) and beat it by myself. I've done it a lot more often now, and without needing to exploit the AI (I fell off a small ledge, and it would go all the way around to get to me, at which point I would run back and fall off again) to do it.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:13 AM

Hunger Royale and me using a tonic and then exiting it and not having degen so I could help our team mate by bashing dudes. It was a fun  exploit.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:18 AM

Coming across the achievement jumping puzzle in Lion's Arch during the...2nd?  3rd?  One of the stress tests after BWE3.  I just came across it because I felt like 100%ing the place.  That cemented my belief that GW2 is going to be absolutely awesome.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:22 AM

My best memory from beta was when I first equipped the rifle on my warrior. The epicness was just to much. The whole way the rifle just destroys and that sound, oh god that sound is meaty.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:26 AM

In the very last stress test when I reached level 29 and got like 9/10s of the way to 30 and I was yeah, Ascalonian Catacombs here I come!

The worst was when it ended two seconds later and my character got wiped. :qq:

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:58 PM

Not exactly during stess test but I was in Divinty's Reach today. There was this guard and a vistior npc close to the portal to Queensdale. The Visitor was asking about a tavern.

Guard: If you reached the firing range you walked too far.
Visitor: Huh? You have a firing range next to a tavern???
Guard: There was only one death this week!

I nearly fell off my chair laughing, seeing the visitor visibly recoil after hearing how close a firing rage was to the tavern he looked for! Unfortunately I don't have a screenshot, I was too busy laughing my ass off to press print.

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