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#31 dragonphlu

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:47 PM

View PostProtoss, on 27 November 2012 - 08:19 PM, said:

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Yeah, there's absolutely no way that the game can live up to this picture.

IT'S GOLEM-ZILLA!!!!!

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:02 PM

Oh, yay! :D I like how the event is actually pretty long, because my computer couldn't handle GW2 on Halloween. Because Wintersday spans over a longer time, I'll probably find less crowded times to play and enjoy the holiday content. :)

#33 Atticus

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:41 PM

Not to be cynical but I have a very sneaking suspicion this will be another poorly handled debacle like every other event GW2 has had so far =/

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:44 PM

View PostKorlic, on 27 November 2012 - 08:22 PM, said:

WHY does every events major NPC have to be an Asura?

Because Asura are just as ridiculous and out-of-place in a fantasy world as Halloween or Christmas are.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:46 PM

View PostAtticus, on 27 November 2012 - 10:41 PM, said:

Not to be cynical but I have a very sneaking suspicion this will be another poorly handled debacle like every other event GW2 has had so far =/
I am sure that events gets executed continuously better and better by time. Looking forward to this

#36 Atticus

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:51 PM

View Postkaldemeo, on 27 November 2012 - 10:46 PM, said:

I am sure that events gets executed continuously better and better by time. Looking forward to this

I'm certainly hoping so since god knows it'd be nice if ArenaNet could renew my faith in them. =)

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:01 PM

View PostFoxBat, on 27 November 2012 - 10:44 PM, said:

Because Asura are just as ridiculous and out-of-place in a fantasy world as Halloween or Christmas are.

Watch it bookah, if it weren't for our advancements in golem and magic technology, about half of the prettier structures in all of Tyria would look like Charr wreckage "structures". ;)

Edited by Xuphor, 27 November 2012 - 11:01 PM.


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:07 PM

View PostCharrleston, on 27 November 2012 - 09:15 PM, said:

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Now this is interesting... that surely doesn't look like Lion's Arch to me. I wonder...

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:20 PM

I'm actually really impressed.  They have managed to bring fairly massive content updates each month since launch so far, and the one for January is locked (which means another in January).  For all the slack they get, I think Anet deserves credit for the ambitiousness of their updates of this kind, although the execution (smoothness) can be improved a lot.  Wintersday in Guild Wars 1 was my favourite gw holiday, and I hope the gw2 version will be even better.

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View PostCharrleston, on 27 November 2012 - 09:15 PM, said:

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This is far more modern than anything in game at the moment.  Seems so exciting and I'm sure there will be plenty of speculation about this before December.  My own hope is that the airship can fly at the speed-of-whatever and takes parties to an instance of the future that is all nice and stuff, and without enemies...especially Risen...just mini-games galore ahhh :D

Edited by darkk zhaitan, 27 November 2012 - 11:28 PM.


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:33 PM

I keep thinking that giant golem is going to get taken over by the Inquest and become a boss but then I remember the Ancient Karka and decide I'll just be happy with toys.  And holiday outfits.  

View PostAl Shamari, on 27 November 2012 - 11:07 PM, said:

Now this is interesting... that surely doesn't look like Lion's Arch to me. I wonder...
The GW2 website says that Toymaker Tixx will be visiting all of the cities.   That may mean ArenaNet has holiday-specific content/decorations for every city which would be quite cool to see.   I'm particularly interesting in seeing the differences in how the races celebrate Wintersday, how the humans are dealing withe absence of their gods in this holiday, what kind of parties the norn have planned, how the charr have embraced what was once a human holiday.

In particular I'm hoping the sylvari celebrate by going out, chopping a human off at the knees and mounting the corpse in their homes while decorating it with tinsel and a little star on top :o

Edited by Doctor Overlord, 27 November 2012 - 11:34 PM.


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:38 PM

View PostDoctor Overlord, on 27 November 2012 - 11:33 PM, said:

  
The GW2 website says that Toymaker Tixx will be visiting all of the cities.   That may mean ArenaNet has holiday-specific content/decorations for every city which would be quite cool to see.   I'm particularly interesting in seeing the differences in how the races celebrate Wintersday, how the humans are dealing withe absence of their gods in this holiday, what kind of parties the norn have planned, how the charr have embraced what was once a human holiday.

In particular I'm hoping the sylvari celebrate by going out, chopping a human off at the knees and mounting the corpse in their homes while decorating it with tinsel and a little star on top :o
It's just interesting to me, because although I know it's simply "concept art" and I'm just wildly speculating here... it doesn't appear to resemble any of the current cities in the game. It also appears to be ocean side, but I could be wrong. It almost looks as though it could be a colonized Lost Shores.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:52 PM

View PostAl Shamari, on 27 November 2012 - 11:38 PM, said:

It almost looks as though it could be a colonized Lost Shores.

It would make sense lore wise.....
That would be amazing. Maybe they can add the Kraken as the next playable race, and that'll be the starting city :P

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:56 PM

View PostXuphor, on 27 November 2012 - 11:52 PM, said:

It would make sense lore wise.....
That would be amazing. Maybe they can add the Kraken as the next playable race, and that'll be the starting city :P
They did say the island would continue to be expanded upon in the future, but this hefty of an "expansion" would be interesting. Like I said, just wild speculation at this point, but it would indeed be interesting to see.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:12 AM

check out concept 3, that is awesome !!!!

Concept 3 looks awesome.

- The style of it seems bloody amazing!!
- The feel of it (the sea/houses/etc look awesome)
-> The type of feeling and the art gives off that amazing feeling. It just really looks awesome, best ever I have seen in GW2 and all other games.


You see this is truly what is art, the feeling of even looking out into the sea and everything.
Very Well Done, best yet !!

View PostProtoss, on 27 November 2012 - 08:19 PM, said:

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Yeah, there's absolutely no way that the game can live up to this picture.
Yeah well I hope so or some sort of way, the art is amazing. JUST outstanding!!!!
Perfect

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:16 AM

I'm really liking the concept art for Hoelbrak and Lion's Arch.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:21 AM

View PostProtoss, on 27 November 2012 - 08:19 PM, said:

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Yeah, there's absolutely no way that the game can live up to this picture.

I AM IRON GOLEM.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:32 AM

View PostProtoss, on 27 November 2012 - 08:19 PM, said:

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Yeah, there's absolutely no way that the game can live up to this picture.

It's a new Giant Parade Balloon for the Windersday Parade of course. :D
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/excited

Edited by Enchanted Krystal, 28 November 2012 - 01:00 AM.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:41 AM

Welcome back.

Can't wait what this event has in store. Return of Snowball Battles? :D

#49 Helliion

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:48 AM

not really excited after what they did with halloween

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:06 AM

Really really hope they don't do one time events this time around.

Other than that... i dunno. I'll probably get more excited the closer it gets.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:23 AM

Nothing good will come of this event but more frustration and disappointment.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:40 AM

Im calling it now, rng with christmas/wintersday chests in the cash shop.

Edited by Eon Lilu, 28 November 2012 - 01:41 AM.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:49 AM

View PostEon Lilu, on 28 November 2012 - 01:40 AM, said:

Im calling it now, rng with christmas/wintersday chests in the cash shop.
Whoa there! How ever did you come to this conclusion?!

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:11 AM

View PostTenicord, on 28 November 2012 - 01:23 AM, said:

Nothing good will come of this event but more frustration and disappointment.

You reap what you sow........

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:13 AM

View PostAl Shamari, on 28 November 2012 - 01:49 AM, said:

Whoa there! How ever did you come to this conclusion?!

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:39 AM

View Postdarkk zhaitan, on 27 November 2012 - 11:20 PM, said:

This is far more modern than anything in game at the moment.  Seems so exciting and I'm sure there will be plenty of speculation about this before December.  My own hope is that the airship can fly at the speed-of-whatever and takes parties to an instance of the future that is all nice and stuff, and without enemies...especially Risen...just mini-games galore ahhh :D

Just for anyone thinking along these lines... The concept artists use real life photos to produce the concept pictures. when you zoom in you will see details that are not intended to be brought over into the game,

This is evident in many of the dredge (skritt? honestly I cannot remember) pictures. If you zoom in you will see skyscownrs

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:36 AM

View PostKorlic, on 27 November 2012 - 08:22 PM, said:

WHY does every events major NPC have to be an Asura?

I always knew these guys were asuran!
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Wintersday is my absolute favorite in game holiday event and I'm so glad it's making a return to Tyria.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:08 AM

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:13 AM

So why didn't we equip that thing with a bunch of cannons and use it to destroy zhaitan?

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:55 AM

View PostWaar Kijk Je Naar, on 28 November 2012 - 08:13 AM, said:

So why didn't we equip that thing with a bunch of cannons and use it to destroy zhaitan?

The tech didn't exist yet. :lol:





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