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Anet plans about late box deliveries

30 August 2012 - 03:25 PM

I'm still waiting for my CE box and probably will be locked out from the game because I won't be able to redeem my serial code in the first five days.

The deal is, I paid 150 euros many months in advance for the collector's edition and already applied my collector's edition pre-purchase serial code. So it's pretty obvious, from a very simple control, that I own the game and am qualified to play it.

Anyone else with the same problem?
Did you already contact the support? Got an answer from ANet?

I obviously don't know how many people will be locked out from the game for this, but it seems a significant issue.

Slightly concerned about the two weeks battles and some DAoC ramblings

21 August 2012 - 06:11 PM

I'm overall mildly optimistic about WvW in general and its ability to revive, 10 years later, some DAoC feelings.
But I'm not entirely sure about the two-weeks rotation.

To be more specific, I don't like the potential effects this system could have on a server's 'will to fight'.
I mean, if a server is losing by a big margin after 3 days, the masses are likely to give up, thinking 'Who cares? We'll get a better match in 2 weeks'.
The competitive types would probably stick to it anyway, but the casuals usually tend to give up early.

No such thing on DAoC. If you are losing, nobody but yourself will fix the situation. You'll go in the frontier and your enemy is going to own your face with the bonus from your own relics.
It used to get old real fast. A big motivator to stop losing and do something to reverse the situation.
As a heavily outnumbered hibernian (25% hib, 35% mid, 40% alb), my best memories come from those epic comeback moments.

While I think modern communities need some sort of external balancing force, the 'timed' system doesn't really sound right to me.

I suspect it will just lead to entire servers giving up early, waiting for a better match-up.
But in the end, it really depends on the players and the leaders, so I really hope to see some fighting spirit, even when losing by big margins.

Opinions about this build

12 August 2012 - 06:47 PM

I usually buy a new pc every 4/5 years. The plan was to buy a new one the next year and upgrade some essentials now to run GW2, but there really isn't any reason to delay it.

Intel® Core™ i7-3820 (Four Core, 10MB Cache) 3.60GHz

2GB GDDR5 AMD® Radeon™ HD7870

8192MB (4x2GB) 2133MHz DDR3 Quad Channel

1TB SATA 6Gb/s (7200RPM) 32MB Cache

Obviously it will run GW2 with everything maxed.

I know the i7 isn't really necessary for the current games but, as said above, I want my PCs to last for 4-5 years.

The plan about the video card is cross-fireing it when it's cheaper (but I doubt it will be necessary for a while).

Any part you would replace with something in the same price range?

What would you upgrade?

03 August 2012 - 09:59 AM

Premise: I'm completely out of date, regarding hardware components, but I know how to properly mantain my pc.
That's why I've been able to play some major resource hogs like Aion and SWtoR better than some kids with their 'dope rigs' filled with malware and cracked OS.

I plan to buy a new pc next year (a good one, as I always do every 4-5 years), but I'd like to get some cheap upgrades for GW2. Looking to spend around 300 euros tops.

This is the current veteran build:
  • Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
  • 4 Gb DDR2 800 MHz
  • motherboard ASUS P5N-D
  • 2x GeForce GTS 250 512 Mb
  • ST350062 0AS SCSI HD 500 Gb
Hard disk is irrelevant. Can't be arsed to back-up and move everything now, as I'll be doing it next year.

What would you upgrade?

[Answered] -image command

01 August 2012 - 02:04 PM

Is it still there?

For those unfamiliar with GW1, it was an optional command to download everything at once, before launching the game, instead of downloading a little bit at every map change.