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#1 Yllibas

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:49 PM

From a scale of 1 to 10, how buggy do you think the launch will be tomorrow night?

1 being completely locked out of login like Diablo 3's launch error.
5 being like a typical mmo launch, full of bugs, laggy, occasional disconnects but still able to log in
10 being absolutely flawless.

Edited by Yllibas, 24 August 2012 - 01:48 AM.


#2 Sevens

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:51 PM

it will be a 1......no one should try to log in, I will sacrifice my own time to log in and will let everyone else know when its safe!

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:52 PM

I'd say we are looking at somewhere between 6-8.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:53 PM

Now my vote doesn't mean much, just from what i've seen and thought (haven't had any in-game experience yet trying to hold back til launch) but i would say about a 7.
Can probably expect a small amount of high end uncommon GPUs to not work as well with it
Some lag in WvW is guaranteed though they have done a lot of optimization to make most mid-range comps run it playable in WvW
Balance although probably good when compared to other games will still need a good set of work.

Edited by nf_zeta, 23 August 2012 - 11:55 PM.


#5 Yui San

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:54 PM

What kind of question is that? How could anyone tell? At least I don't have a crystal ball. XD

Even though A-Net has done a great job so far you can hardly ever tell how an actual launch is gonna be. I guess it helps that they have the prepurchase start 3 days earlier, the preoder start 1 day earlier and official release. They also seem to go online at a time when not too many people are around. All of this will probably help a lot.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:57 PM

It's an MMO and a popular release - there's going to be issues.  Some people are going to have a flawless connection experience, some are going to experience issues for days after launch.  None of which takes into account the people who will have issues because their own hardware or firewalls or internet connections, etc. are causing them issues that they're going to blame on ANet.

I think people need to just have patience.  ANet is not a crap company that refuses to care for its customers.  That's just not who they are.  But poop happens, things break, unforeseen space junk falls out of the sky and crashes through server farms... that's life, and this is a popular MMO - Murphy's Law applies tenfold.

#7 Genie

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:59 PM

I consulted my magic 8 ball. It told me "chances are good" that the launch will be ok.

Edited by Genie, 23 August 2012 - 11:59 PM.


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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:00 AM

Weird scale, how come 5 is really bad ? Anyway, like 7 I think, and I hope.

#9 Fiddlestyx

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:01 AM

Expect the worst, hope for the best.

Otherwise you will be severely disappointed. (and will probably flood the forums with unnecessary QQ)

#10 Neato

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:02 AM

You never know...

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#11 Sheamus

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:03 AM

I'd say an 8, I don't expect a ton of errors, they've stress tested quite enough, and should have a reasonable idea of what to expect at headstart.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:04 AM

Saturday will be the longest stress test :eek:. I always consider Headstart as a BWE4 w/ stress included.

#13 Velijan

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:08 AM

As buggy as any other MMO launch, so hugely.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:09 AM

In today's 1 hr test, Spvp wasn't working...so I assume there will be issues like that tomorrow.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:11 AM

I'll say 8-9 since 10 is just impossible because...

View PostTheGizzy, on 23 August 2012 - 11:57 PM, said:

It's an MMO and a popular release - there's going to be issues.  Some people are going to have a flawless connection experience, some are going to experience issues for days after launch.  None of which takes into account the people who will have issues because their own hardware or firewalls or internet connections, etc. are causing them issues that they're going to blame on ANet.

...there is huge variance in types of PCs and how well people take care of them, drivers, and so on.  Some people will have technical issues for sure.  Some will have net issues.  Some will have account issues.

I expect a very solid launch for the majority of people but flawless is pretty much impossible for any game, especially one that's fully online.

View Postfrettr00, on 24 August 2012 - 12:09 AM, said:

In today's 1 hr test, Spvp wasn't working...so I assume there will be issues like that tomorrow.

I wouldn't assume.  It's possible.  Anything is possible.  They keep saying they're actively testing and things may not work during stress the way they'll work in release, and people keep acting like stress IS release.  ANet seems pretty confident and able.  They do have some experience with this.  We shall see.

Edited by Zhahz, 24 August 2012 - 12:12 AM.


#16 Rukioish

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:11 AM

8 or 9. Anet will not make the mistakes Blizzard did.

#17 dd790

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:15 AM

Going to go for about 7 based on sheer weight of traffic and minor bugs HoM not being available for everyone etc problems.

Hopefully nothing gamebreaking but sure the forums will erupt with over reaction if people can't wear their GWAMM from the first second

#18 OdinWalhalla

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:28 AM

You should be looking forward to lag, server-problems and some disconnects here and there just you basic MMORPG launch.

#19 ofekgo

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:46 AM

if it will be 1 i will ask for free 1000 gems

#20 Shasow

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:57 AM

On a scale of 1 to Diablo 3? I'd say 2.

#21 Nephele

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:11 AM

There's no such thing as a flawless MMO launch. It just won't happen. I'll be happy as long as I can reserve names, create my main, and poke my head into WvW. If it's lagging badly, I've got the next few years to make up for a few lost hours on launch day.

#22 John F Kennedy

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:16 AM

On a scale of one to ten? MMO.

#23 jdavet90

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:17 AM

MMOs have actually started getting better with their launches if you ask me, there is hardly ever a launch as bad as Anarchy Online anymore.

#24 Flavvor

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:18 AM

How the FLIP are we suppose to know???

With all the stress test It will go great for me.

#25 Bearschoice

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:20 AM

I came back from the future to tell yall it will be an 11

#26 TheSyde

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:22 AM

About a 4/5. If you expect less than a full blown lag/bug fest by launch, pick the game up in a week or so. It's an mmo, the launch will feel like getting kicked in the testicles by a mule... With lead hooves... On fire... And drenched in acid... With spikes.

It always does, no exception even here.

Edited by TheSyde, 24 August 2012 - 01:24 AM.


#27 jdavet90

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:23 AM

11 means beyond perfect right? So what does that mean? Did Arenanet bring the expansions back from the future and now we have 12 classes and 10 races or something? One can only hope. :cool:

#28 Aggot Roleplayer

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:23 AM

View PostSevens, on 23 August 2012 - 11:51 PM, said:

it will be a 1......no one should try to log in, I will sacrifice my own time to log in and will let everyone else know when its safe!

You sir, are a brave man.

#29 KodakMoment

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:24 AM

It obviously won't be flawless, i'm sure after a few hours they will have most server issues sorted

View PostNeato, on 24 August 2012 - 12:02 AM, said:

You never know...

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Hey, thats my avatar on another forum;/
There will be broken monitors and rage!

Edited by KodakMoment, 24 August 2012 - 01:38 AM.


#30 John F Kennedy

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:27 AM

View PostBearschoice, on 24 August 2012 - 01:20 AM, said:

I came back from the future to tell yall it will be an 11
Did they ever find a way to can ham without the can? Did I win the lottery? Did Justin Bieber ever hit puberty?! I have so many questions!





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