Alright, so, I finally got around to updating and checking out the lost shore or whatever it's called, update had no problems, but when I try to start the game proper (after hitting the "Play" button on the updater), all I get is a black screen where the title bar for the application window flashes repeatedly, until my screen is just totally black. That's all. No character selection, no music, no anything. In addition, it causes a parsing error in windows (line 903), and anything that relies on my video card drivers in some way either has serious problems or just won't run (e.g. minecraft and photoshop can't even start, I get artifacts in firefox, etc.) until I completely reboot my computer. Rebooting alleviates the video load issues until I try to run GW2 again. Naturally this prompted me to update my Nvidia drivers to the most recent distribution, but that did absolutely nothing to fix the problem. I have to be honest... I've not have a program error this serious in a number of years, and as far as I can tell, nobody else on the net seems to be having this particular issue.
As stated, this has only started happening with the most recent batch of content updates. However, I am running XP SP3, so unless somebody has any suggestions up-front aside from the anticipated "lol oldfag get newer Windows," I guess my first question is whether anyone is running XP with an nvidia card and having similar problems. Any ideas?
Edited by Anarch_Angel, 23 November 2012 - 07:14 AM.