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#1 Cephalik

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 10:27 PM

http://www.1up.com/d...cId=3181022&p=1

Here's a small preview by 1UP I don't think anyone's posted yet. Enjoy!

#2 dakka dakka

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 10:38 PM

Thanks for pointing out that article *goes to read and devour*

#3 Tall

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 10:47 PM

Most of the complaints in the comments section are hilarious since all the things they want are already in the game.

Damn 1UP comment posting isn't working. :P

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 10:58 PM

Something that's been itching at me since these gamescom videos...:

Has ANYONE noticed thakerys abilities? They are very blue looking and almost look like spells. I'm just having a very hard time believing that thackery and those two NPCs with him are warriors. Am I the only one that feels this way?

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 10:59 PM

Slash Beast said:

Something that's been itching at me since these gamescom videos...:

Has ANYONE noticed thakerys abilities? They are very blue looking and almost look like spells. I'm just having a very hard time believing that thackery and those two NPCs with him are warriors. Am I the only one that feels this way?

Oh, there are a bunch of people that already speculated that he's in fact a BlueMaceLady (Yes, I really just did that!).

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 11:01 PM

Naoroji said:

Oh, there are a bunch of people that already speculated that he's in fact a BlueMaceLady (Yes, I really just did that!).

Good that puts my mind to ease then. :o

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 11:03 PM

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Oh, there are a bunch of people that already speculated that he's in fact a BlueMaceLady (Yes, I really just did that!).

I know what you meant by this but it doesnt change the fact that it's still hilarious.

#8 Matthew Browne

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 11:04 PM

Slash Beast said:

Something that's been itching at me since these gamescom videos...:

Has ANYONE noticed thakerys abilities? They are very blue looking and almost look like spells. I'm just having a very hard time believing that thackery and those two NPCs with him are warriors. Am I the only one that feels this way?

Plus, he has some kind of staff on his back in some gamescom video that I can't remember. He screams BML (Blue Mace Man?) to me.

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 11:12 PM

*sigh*

So many uninformed comments on that page.

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 11:25 PM

Kahnei said:

*sigh*

So many uninformed comments on that page.

I ended up making an account just to comment. :P Yeah, it was annoying me too.

#11 Mr. Mango

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 11:30 PM

Heh heh heh BlueMaceLady :3

#12 Craywulf

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 11:36 PM

Tall said:

I ended up making an account just to comment. :P Yeah, it was annoying me too.
Thank you for doing that.

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 11:58 PM

I have a feeling that the BlueMaceLady profession is going to replace protection Monks. That, but with some Paragon abilities thrown in as well. Templar or Vanguard I think the name will be. :)

The protection Monks were iconic to GW as the main support but not healing. So I think that will be the case.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 12:12 AM

I noticed that as well, in one of the videos you can make a distinct Blue and White Shield with what looks like a cross or something and they go running in and makes a unique blue sphere around them.

Its looking pretty cool in that regard, perhaps they are indeed practitioners of the art of BlueMaceLady!

If this ends up being the next protection build, using spell like abilities to do similar effects that a any/shield warrior could do. And with how they are making all buffs into boons, I'm curious to see how they accomplish this!

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 12:33 AM

Don't be discouraged by uninformed commments.  It means that non-GW1 people are being introduced to something new.

Thanks for that link to another now excited media source.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 12:58 AM

I call dibs on Cleric class for BML!

Nice article though. Wasnt anything new but its still good to hear how people who experianced the demo liked or dislliked it.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 02:11 AM

Reading through the comments on that site, it has occurred to me just how attached some people have become to the MMO mechanics that Blizzard has dispersed far and wide.  I mean, it's almost comical how defensive some people get when they perceive a threat the world order they're accustomed to.  I expect it's similar to the reaction a heroin addict might have, were you to separate them from their fix

It's funny, but also a little sad.  And actually, a tad disturbing.

#18 Ramei Arashi

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 02:47 AM

After joining I had to go to main page and click on previews to reload the article before it would let me reply to comment.

Edited by Ramei Arashi, 29 August 2010 - 02:51 AM.


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Posted 29 August 2010 - 03:04 AM

Unlight said:

Reading through the comments on that site, it has occurred to me just how attached some people have become to the MMO mechanics that Blizzard has dispersed far and wide.  I mean, it's almost comical how defensive some people get when they perceive a threat the world order they're accustomed to.  I expect it's similar to the reaction a heroin addict might have, were you to separate them from their fix

It's funny, but also a little sad.  And actually, a tad disturbing.

Very true. That's pretty much how people feel when you threaten any part of their routine or "safe zone".

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 03:06 AM

Yeah, I had to laugh when one guy is like, "What you mean I don't need to spam LFG anymore? This is an MMO, it's supposed to be social!"

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 04:01 AM

Thanks for the link, I liked that they pointed out the difference between WAR's Public Quests and GW2's Dynamic Events.

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This could sound somewhat like the Public Quests that were a major feature of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, but while WAR featured a few of those scattered around the region, the main calling of Guild Wars 2 is that most of the game follows this structure.
This comparison is something we're going to be facing all the way to the game's release.  The quote sums it up nicely though it leaves out how success and failure leads to additional, different events, still the more info that's put out there the less explaining we'll have to do here.

Tall said:

I ended up making an account just to comment. :P Yeah, it was annoying me too.
Thank you Tall.  Some of those comments were posted by true ignoramuses.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 09:40 AM

WtF, that very first comment was full of so much falsehood, its like he hates the fact that GW2 might be good.. wow... I didn't know people could be THAT bad... jeezus... for A GAME?? WTF??  I can't believe it....

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 09:55 AM

Dirame said:

WtF, that very first comment was full of so much falsehood, its like he hates the fact that GW2 might be good.. wow... I didn't know people could be THAT bad... jeezus... for A GAME?? WTF??  I can't believe it....

We also have people in this forum that would hate WoW till the end of days, and I don't see these kind of posts.


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Yeah, I had to laugh when one guy is like, "What you mean I don't need to spam LFG anymore? This is an MMO, it's supposed to be social!"

Misinformed people is one of the main threats to a game like GW2, unfortunately.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 10:33 AM

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These Dynamic Q**** (the formal Guild Wars 2 term)
Oh dear, he said the Q-word!

The politically correct term, sir, is Dynamic Event. I expect your resignation before the end of the day.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 10:34 AM

Slash Beast said:

Something that's been itching at me since these gamescom videos...:

Has ANYONE noticed thakerys abilities? They are very blue looking and almost look like spells. I'm just having a very hard time believing that thackery and those two NPCs with him are warriors. Am I the only one that feels this way?

I haven't noticed his abilities, unfortunately, but I know that he wears a staff(!) on his back. He battled an oakheart with a sword (Races trailer), and now he has a staff.

I'll eat my hat if he's not a member of the second soldier class.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 02:17 PM

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Oh dear, he said the Q-word!

The politically correct term, sir, is Dynamic Event. I expect your resignation before the end of the day.

Very nice!  :D

Anyhow, with GW2 still without even a release date, I wouldn't worry too much about misinformed folks.  There's plenty of time to set the record straight.  It was nice to see people politely correcting the many, many incorrect assumptions awash in those comments.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 08:41 PM

Thalador Doomspeaker said:

I haven't noticed his abilities, unfortunately, but I know that he wears a staff(!) on his back. He battled an oakheart with a sword (Races trailer), and now he has a staff.

I'll eat my hat if he's not a member of the second soldier class.

i'd say that's a reasonable deduction...now for the name of said class...lol

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 10:35 PM

Matthew Browne said:

Plus, he has some kind of staff on his back in some gamescom video that I can't remember. He screams BML (Blue Mace Man?) to me.

Nope Thackerey Is still a Blue Mace LADY :D

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 10:38 PM

Sard said:

i'd say that's a reasonable deduction...now for the name of said class...lol

"Knight" shows up a lot in Kekai's concept art.

Just sayin.

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 12:06 AM

It'll probably be either Knight or Guardian, which is a nice counterpoint to the offensive Warrior.