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#1729639 Australian EB Games Pre Order/Purchase Help!

Posted by Kasern on 14 August 2012 - 06:45 AM

If you have a pre-purchase code, then the game is going to assume you have already paid the full amount and that's your real code. At least, that's how it works for digital purchasers.

The pre-order only gives you 1 early day or something and doesn't count as a full game code - you need the one from the box.

So unless the retail pre-purchase codes are setup to require your retail box code as well, you may have just bought GW2 for $10 :)
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#1694328 Preparing for the Midnight Release

Posted by Kasern on 08 August 2012 - 07:15 AM

A carton of Bundy Rum and Cola (24 cans).
1kg of red licorice (80 pieces!)
No Doze tablets
1 week off TAFE.

Starts at 5pm here so I'll be getting plastered and stuffing my face with pizza.
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#1625913 Post your character? [Image Heavy]

Posted by Kasern on 24 July 2012 - 03:44 AM

My sexy Sylvari Elementalist in her sexy Seraph-Issued armour set (iron and apricot) with the Avenger Staff -
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Showing off my highlights (they glow on and off when it's dark) -
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#1581509 Effect of magic.

Posted by Kasern on 08 July 2012 - 05:23 AM

Watch this -

The elementalist's effects are very pretty in combat.
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#1573400 What inspires your elementalist?

Posted by Kasern on 05 July 2012 - 02:23 AM

I inspire myself ;)

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#1524720 Speculative Release Date Thread: The Ninth Part

Posted by Kasern on 16 June 2012 - 01:00 PM

Look, I've got no problem with paying for a game 6, 12 or even 24 months in advance. I really don't. But I do tend to expect something more concrete than an entire year of possibility.

Hell, there were plenty of games announced at E3 for next year that have more specific dates. The Elderscrolls MMO I believe is slated for April 2013. And take Halo 4, while a single-player console game, it has a massive multiplayer component and the weekly episodic missions sound like a crap ton of work, yet we've had the November date since last month. It's not unreasonable to expect a date at this point. It really isn't.
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#1524683 Speculative Release Date Thread: The Ninth Part

Posted by Kasern on 16 June 2012 - 12:40 PM

Am I the only one that is getting a little concerned that we're now past the half-way point of the year, pre-purchase was two months ago and while we've seen plenty of very quality content we still don't have a release date? I mean, they said we will have a minimum of 1 month between their annoucing the date and the game launching, so even if they were to come out tomorrow and give us a date, there's only really about 5 months left to release it into (assuming they want to launch a couple of weeks before Christmas).

Is there really even any reason to continue keeping the date a secret at this point?
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#1443992 Anet Please Get Xbox 360 Controller support for PC!

Posted by Kasern on 15 May 2012 - 01:59 AM

I used to use a 360 controller for DDO. Was a lot of fun. It might just be me but I find the faster games more enjoyable with a controller.
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#1418090 I don't know much about lore, but why isn't the setting dare I say li...

Posted by Kasern on 06 May 2012 - 10:37 PM

Zhaitan is, however, called the strongest in the Movement of the World - but I personally disagree, and claim it'll be the Deep Sea Dragon who's the strongest (if speculation is correct, then he's the one who caused the krait to flee north, the krait are put on par to the charr, and the krait even fought through Zhaitan's armada to get into the Sea of Sorrows).

Yeah, anything that can make the krait flee scares the crap out of me. Those dudes are fanatical.
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#1416350 Healer Archetypes

Posted by Kasern on 06 May 2012 - 12:22 PM

I'm not sure what ANet thought healer players enjoyed when playing a healer. I know when I played a healer (which I usually do) it's the sense of feeling needed, that I'm the guy taking care of my team, keeping them alive, buffing them and protecting them so they can focus on their own jobs.

I didn't ever feel like I was really needed during the BWE. In SWTOR I played a sorc. People would always stick with me, protect me in PVP and I would make sure they were always kept topped up and bubbled. It's a symbiotic thing.

There's nothing like that in GW2 that I've found. Everyone is self-reliant and no role is ever really needed. There are probably optimal team compositions and the like but with everything so flexiable I doubt anyone but the most hardcore will bother with them.
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#1415129 Where's My Support Role?

Posted by Kasern on 06 May 2012 - 01:27 AM

So ANet said that instead of the trinity, we'd have classes that could fit three different roles on the fly, those roles being damage, control and support.

That sounds great, but I never once really felt like I was filling anything other than a damage with side effects roles.

During the BWE I played the Mesmer, Elementalist, Guardian and Ranger, so forgive me if I missed it somewhere but I was led to believe these would be the most "supportive" classes.

I had a lot of fun playing the Mesmer, but I never once felt like I was supporting my team mates or shutting down my enemy, instead I was dealing damage, desperately trying to stack confusion and spamming illusions. Even with the staff the boons and conditions are pretty hit and miss.

Guardian was a little more supportive, but only when I was directly dealing damage and that's more the side effect thing again. Shields and bubbles and stuff are cool but with everyone always moving and dodging and kitting there were pretty meh in a group.

Elementalist struck me as much more self-interested. The water heals and cleanses are handy but unnessecary. Every class already has a better heal, cleanse and ohsnap skill. Throwing down combos was nice but required a lot more coordination than I would expect from a support role.

Ranger worked well with snares and blinds, controlling battles well and some of the pet mechanics like having them res people were cool but I never found any party wide boons with them.

What I'm saying is, where is my party-wide prot buff? Where is my single-target bubble? Okay, so we're all more self-reliant in this game, that's cool. But then why say we can play supportive if you can't actually build a support? You don't even get credit for support.

I know it was only a tiny sliver of the game that we saw, and I'd be very interested to see how these roles play out in dungeons but I think sPvP showed us a lot of what we wanted to know and that's that DPS is the only way to go.
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#1407921 Anyone getting Post-BWE Depression?

Posted by Kasern on 04 May 2012 - 05:59 AM

I know exactly how you feel. I can't go back to SWTOR or Minecraft. I need more GW2! I can't even bring myself to watch GW2 videos anymore, I've seen it all, I need new content! I need to experience it! Plus I can't stand how most of them play the game, lol
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#1402680 Speculative Release Date: Part Eight

Posted by Kasern on 03 May 2012 - 12:22 AM

i know a lot of people want this game to take its sweet time coming out, but it just won't. you don't ask someone to buy an apple and then when they buy it, give it to them 6 months later. you just don't. and i know: we all knew there was no release date announced when we bought the game. i know. stop already. - but anet knows, just like all of you folks who can't wait to wait longer know, that when we all saw "now available for prepurchase" on the website.. we all thought one thing. every single one us. thought one thing. "here it comes."

anet either is planning to release it waaaaay sooner than they want us to think, (early summer) or they backed themselves into a corner allowing us to prepurchase, and now they'll have to ship an unfinished product mighty soon. early summer.

i don't know which i want. i definitely loved the bwe, but can't argue what a little more polish could do. i survived to love vanguard upon it's release, so i guess i can handle an unfinished product. but damn. the people up on their tall, patient horses are going to kick.



I think you're probably right. As soon as they asked people for money they had to have an internal deadline. It just doesn't make sense otherwise. I think early (US) summer makes sense.

I don't really see how they can keep up this beta event thing for very long. It seems to me that people are going to get very frustrated after having to continually re-roll every BWE. They could do something like the press beta and give people a level boost, but I feel like Anet want to keep a lot of the game secret for release, and that would only placate people for so long. I can really only see them keeping this up for 3 to four beta events (counting the april one), which would put it in line for a june/july maybe early september release.

Yeah, I might roll a new race in the next beta or spend more time pvping instead of on pve content, but after you've had 2 or 3 BWE everyone has had a chance to try the game, to spread the hype around, etc. A single BWE would mean people would miss out, due to work or just being busy or what have you. Two BWEs means those that missed out, or those they waited to see some more videos to pre-purchase can still get their chance and a third BWE is just covering all the bases.

I don't see them having more than 3 BWEs total, with release being no more than 1 month after the last BWE.
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#1396053 Armor/Weapon Models

Posted by Kasern on 01 May 2012 - 09:13 AM

I loved that great sword. Was so sad when I out leveled it. Then I remembered the transmutation stones!
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#1367012 World Choice (Guilds and Communities)

Posted by Kasern on 25 April 2012 - 03:43 AM

Sea of Sorrows is currently leading Oceanic home-server survey.
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