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Guild Wars

RandomEngyRandomEngy Registered User regular
edited July 2008 in Games and Technology
Discuss Guild Wars: the Eye of the North expansion, Guild Wars 2, updates and game ons.

Note that KCHS, the official PA guild, has disbanded due to inactivity.

Interesting new things:

Guild Wars at PAX
Eye of the North Dungeon Trailer
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  • KreutzKreutz Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I was huge into this game until Nightfall. The thing that really turned me off was the extent to which ANet was nerfing popular builds. Back before Factions there was a counter-build for every build, but once they added the new classes they had to start nerfing the dominant builds because the balance was lost. Plus, the whole economy-not-an-economy thing got really tiring. I appreciate the fact that they wanted to avoid a farming-based game but when they're going out of their way to dunk the prices of runes and weapons and thwart farming/trading they fuck over a significant number of the players who paid the same money to farm items as those who paid to fight battles.

  • Pajama_ManPajama_Man Registered User
    edited May 2007
    Just so y'all know, the recent update added a new monk armor to prophocies and also made armors in every chapter inscriptable (no longer limited to Nightfall's and FoW armor).

    Gah this bug is ticking me off...
    http://guildwars.incgamers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=452433 O_o

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  • StealthcStealthc Registered User
    edited May 2007
    So I was wondering, did we get booted from our last alliance because we didn't faction/pve farm like everyone else or did we leave. I hope we left... that alliance was so annoyingly shitty my advanced pvp brain could not take it any longer.

    I got into so many arguments about why shitty skills are shitty, I won't even mention the time I did some Alliance Battles with them.

  • RandomEngyRandomEngy Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I think we got booted. I never found out why. It shouldn't have been because of the faction because I made it clear we were never going to farm it.

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  • ZoolanderZoolander Registered User
    edited May 2007
    The alliance leader wanted to replace KCHS with a more active guild

  • CarnivoreCarnivore Registered User
    edited May 2007
    Its worth noting that the lack of persistent world a la WoW really makes this game feel less complete.

    Im gonna wait for GW2 which hopefully melds the GW gameplay with a huge persistent world.

    Cause GW gameplay is great, though many times it really does feel like a single player game.

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  • RookRook Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I still think you ought to disband KCHS so you can actually join a guild that does things once in a blue moon.

  • StealthcStealthc Registered User
    edited May 2007
    Yeah I'm with Rook. KCHS doesn't really mean anything anymore, I mean the most people we've had on at a single time in the last year would be 3, maybe 4 and it's basically now down to myself, engy and perrsun being the only ones with any pvp experience.

    I just want to GvG again... winning HoH with 4 heroes doesn't really cut it anymore.

    So Rook, what are the chances of getting into a pvp guild in XoO? ;)

  • mrgilmoreanmrgilmorean Registered User
    edited May 2007
    Carnivore wrote: »
    Its worth noting that the lack of persistent world a la WoW really makes this game feel less complete.

    Im gonna wait for GW2 which hopefully melds the GW gameplay with a huge persistent world.

    Cause GW gameplay is great, though many times it really does feel like a single player game.

    The almost completely instanced world and the fact that I can play it like a single-player game if I want to is a large part of why I love the game. I find there are a lot of assholes and if I had to deal with them all the time I would have given up on the game completely. On the flip side, the chances of bumping into someone randomly twice is rather low (in PvE anyway) so I think the mostly annoying player base is a result of the current game structure. That said, I don't know if making a persistent world will make the player base better or just force you to interact with morons all the time.

  • Bendery It Like BeckhamBendery It Like Beckham Hopeless Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I still play...

    Anyone here can friend me under Bendery Lafiel

    I don't do much but RA honestly...

  • StealthcStealthc Registered User
    edited May 2007
    Sadly thats really all I get to do these days too, RA and stomping faces in Hero Battles with my mighty 20-2 record when I can stomach the meta.

  • RookRook Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Stealthc wrote: »
    Yeah I'm with Rook. KCHS doesn't really mean anything anymore, I mean the most people we've had on at a single time in the last year would be 3, maybe 4 and it's basically now down to myself, engy and perrsun being the only ones with any pvp experience.

    I just want to GvG again... winning HoH with 4 heroes doesn't really cut it anymore.

    So Rook, what are the chances of getting into a pvp guild in XoO? ;)

    Heh, well, I'd think about your choices. XoO isn't perfect by a long shot, they have more than their fair share of jackasses and stupid rules.

    That said, I have pvped with them a bunch and once you learn who you like playing with, it's great. Chances of getting in are high, though where you end up is another matter. You should all join AX though as it's strictly cool people only. They've absorbed a couple of guilds recently so if it's just 10 or so people then i'm sure it's possible, or if there's more you could all go to various guilds in XoO. (They've got a couple of PvE divisions, an HoH div, some hybrid ones and some noobie ones). I really haven't played a lot recently so I'm not sure what state they're all in though.

  • StealthcStealthc Registered User
    edited May 2007
    At this point i'm really just looking to GvG anywhere, I think it has been almost exactly 1 year since KCHS has done it.

    Can you give me some contact names or something?

  • RookRook Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Stealthc wrote: »
    At this point i'm really just looking to GvG anywhere, I think it has been almost exactly 1 year since KCHS has done it.

    Can you give me some contact names or something?

    First call should probably be the recruitment forums and just read over the stickies
    http://www.xoohq.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=410

    If you want to talk to someone in game, I can find out but I'm at work at the moment

  • VarelseVarelse Registered User
    edited May 2007
    Stealthc wrote: »
    At this point i'm really just looking to GvG anywhere, I think it has been almost exactly 1 year since KCHS has done it.

    Can you give me some contact names or something?

    That's about how long it's been since I quit >.>

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  • gneGnegneGne Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Ok I've got Nightfall (finally), my acc name is Killah Bee. Currently still in pre...

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  • GeodGeod swim, swim, hungryRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I used to play in the alpha and had a great guild that pve'd and pvp'd regularly. When the game actually released though, some important people in the guild stopped playing and I got burnt out on the game myself. I picked the game up again almost a year after Prophecies released and am now in a different guild, but I really miss my original one. We had a great camaraderie and few jerks. Only upside to my new guild is we have a great alliance.

    Anyways, I don't have Nightfall yet, but if anyone needs a Monk or anything my IGN is "Geod of Exile."

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  • DelzhandDelzhand motivated battle programmerRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Carnivore wrote: »
    Its worth noting that the lack of persistent world a la WoW really makes this game feel less complete.

    I sort of agree, it lacks the social element of WoW, but the trade is a good one - like the quest where you kill the Charr battalion outside of Piken Square, and forever after that they're gone. You never have to worry about them again.

    It sounds like GW2 is going to meld the two types somehow, but my mind can't wrap around that yet, so I'm hungry for more info.
    gneGne wrote: »
    Ok I've got Nightfall (finally), my acc name is Killah Bee. Currently still in pre...

    There is no pre/post Searing in Nightfall.

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  • DarmakDarmak Godking of the Snerkywizards Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Delzhand wrote: »
    Carnivore wrote: »
    Its worth noting that the lack of persistent world a la WoW really makes this game feel less complete.

    I sort of agree, it lacks the social element of WoW, but the trade is a good one - like the quest where you kill the Charr battalion outside of Piken Square, and forever after that they're gone. You never have to worry about them again.

    It sounds like GW2 is going to meld the two types somehow, but my mind can't wrap around that yet, so I'm hungry for more info.
    gneGne wrote: »
    Ok I've got Nightfall (finally), my acc name is Killah Bee. Currently still in pre...

    There is no pre/post Searing in Nightfall.

    Maybe he means the newb isle.

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  • StealthcStealthc Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Delzhand wrote: »
    I sort of agree, it lacks the social element of WoW, but the trade is a good one - like the quest where you kill the Charr battalion outside of Piken Square, and forever after that they're gone. You never have to worry about them again.

    Should point out that if you don't take the quest they'll never be there to begin with :P


    I've just left KCHS, I'm now in Onslaught of Xen for many gvgs. Friend Stealth Crusader for mega fun times.

    Perrsun has joined Reign of Xen.

  • SabanSaban Registered User
    edited June 2007
    i've been playing quite alot lately in the PvE campaigns, got my own guild allied with luxon.

    If any of you heavy pve'rs are bored running around by yourselfs i can toss you an invite. guilds been up for months and im still the only member, but its not like i've ever tried to recruit.

    Saban the Marksman is my ingame name, im usually running around getting frustrated at missions or capping elites.

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  • RookRook Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Hope you have fun in XoO and don't get too pissed off that they're not as cool as KCHS was :)

  • SabanSaban Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Gates of Madness is tough ~_~

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  • KamiKami Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Hhmm.

    Fine. I'll reinstall Guild Wars! Damn yous guys.

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  • PerrsunPerrsun Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Stealthc wrote: »
    Delzhand wrote: »
    I sort of agree, it lacks the social element of WoW, but the trade is a good one - like the quest where you kill the Charr battalion outside of Piken Square, and forever after that they're gone. You never have to worry about them again.

    Should point out that if you don't take the quest they'll never be there to begin with :P


    I've just left KCHS, I'm now in Onslaught of Xen for many gvgs. Friend Stealth Crusader for mega fun times.

    Perrsun has joined Reign of Xen.

    IGN: Multiple Entendre, if anyone gives a poop.

    Also, why am I getting the urge to start a PvE ele? Not just that, why am I thinking of starting in Prophecies?

  • DarmakDarmak Godking of the Snerkywizards Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Perrsun wrote: »
    Stealthc wrote: »
    Delzhand wrote: »
    I sort of agree, it lacks the social element of WoW, but the trade is a good one - like the quest where you kill the Charr battalion outside of Piken Square, and forever after that they're gone. You never have to worry about them again.

    Should point out that if you don't take the quest they'll never be there to begin with :P


    I've just left KCHS, I'm now in Onslaught of Xen for many gvgs. Friend Stealth Crusader for mega fun times.

    Perrsun has joined Reign of Xen.

    IGN: Multiple Entendre, if anyone gives a poop.

    Also, why am I getting the urge to start a PvE ele? Not just that, why am I thinking of starting in Prophecies?

    I don't know about you, but while Nightfall had so much better stuff in it (better pacing, Heros, etc.), I like Prophecies the most. I love the setting and storyline more than Factions and Nightfall. Though I like them too, I'm just saying.

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  • chronoboundgearchronoboundgear Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I liked the story mode, but I haven't played in forever and would have no idea where to go (or even what my name is) which is unfortunate because I'd like to play with some of you here. I have too many other games to play and need to start working out instead though.

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  • gneGnegneGne Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Kami wrote: »
    Hhmm.

    Fine. I'll reinstall Guild Wars! Damn yous guys.

    What is your IGN dude?

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  • HorseshoeHorseshoe Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Darmak wrote: »
    Perrsun wrote: »
    Stealthc wrote: »
    Delzhand wrote: »
    I sort of agree, it lacks the social element of WoW, but the trade is a good one - like the quest where you kill the Charr battalion outside of Piken Square, and forever after that they're gone. You never have to worry about them again.

    Should point out that if you don't take the quest they'll never be there to begin with :P


    I've just left KCHS, I'm now in Onslaught of Xen for many gvgs. Friend Stealth Crusader for mega fun times.

    Perrsun has joined Reign of Xen.

    IGN: Multiple Entendre, if anyone gives a poop.

    Also, why am I getting the urge to start a PvE ele? Not just that, why am I thinking of starting in Prophecies?

    I don't know about you, but while Nightfall had so much better stuff in it (better pacing, Heros, etc.), I like Prophecies the most. I love the setting and storyline more than Factions and Nightfall. Though I like them too, I'm just saying.

    I feel ya on that. The Tyria storyline is great... Factions seemed so pointless and lame that I never even bothered finishing it... the one character I started in Factions that I kept... well, he caught the first boat to Lion's Arch and got himself a "Protector of Tyria" title. Never even bought Nightfall because the classes looked unappealing and Factions was such a disappointing campaign.

    Love GW, but am kinda burned out on it at the moment... I'll definitely be back for Eye of the North, maybe sooner if I start to miss it.

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  • SabanSaban Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Nightfall is awesome, although the classes are kinda meh.

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  • PharezonPharezon Struggle is an illusion. Victory is in the Qun.Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Sooo have they announced any new GuildWars 2 info lately?

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  • DHS OdiumDHS Odium Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I've played this during the open beta weekends, and then maybe half a year ago on someone elses account. Just went through a little bit of Prophecies. Now I'm actually considering just picking up Nightfall from EB for myself, and the FAQ on the website did a good job answering most of my questions.

    However, what classes are available if you ONLY have Nightfall. I know it comes with the Dervish and Paragon, but do you have access to the ones in Prophecies as well - or are those not specific to it?

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  • SabanSaban Registered User
    edited June 2007
    the 6 prophecies classes and most of their skills are considered "Core" classes/skills, available to all campaigns. so nightfall gets you 8 classes, same with factions.

    but if you're going to buy nightfall you'll already have prophecies if you add them to the same account

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  • WallhitterWallhitter Registered User
    edited June 2007
    I sometimes play when bored.

  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Ravenlock wrote: »
    It is worth noting that Guild Wars: Nightfall is a sweet $25 at EB this weekend for their 25-50% off sale. If you have either of the others but not Nightfall (or if somebody is jumping into this thread without owning any of them), at that price Nightfall is definitely a good buy. <img class=" title=":mrgreen:" class="bbcode_smiley" />




    OH GOD! THAT WAS ONLY THIS WEEKEND!?!?!?! I PASSED ON $20 CE FFXII AND $14 new KINGDOM HEARTS 2? (wasn't too interested to pick them up right away)



    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    Oh well, Half Price books its is.

  • StealthcStealthc Registered User
    edited June 2007
    I think I may have to transfer out of OoX, it's ironic that I left KCHS because 80% of the time I was the only one online only to join OoX where I'm the only one online 90% of the time because of the timezone difference.

    They seem to have this roster where they GvG at these times every day which happens to be at about 7:30 in the morning for me...

    To be honest, for the amount of questioning and interviewing they do they're not exactly that highly ranked (1070...) hell i could probably easily get into the core of a GvG team with a rank higher than their top ranked GvG team (600 or so)

  • SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Ravenlock wrote: »
    It is worth noting that Guild Wars: Nightfall is a sweet $25 at EB this weekend for their 25-50% off sale. If you have either of the others but not Nightfall (or if somebody is jumping into this thread without owning any of them), at that price Nightfall is definitely a good buy. <img class=" title=":mrgreen:" class="bbcode_smiley" />




    OH GOD! THAT WAS ONLY THIS WEEKEND!?!?!?! I PASSED ON $20 CE FFXII AND $14 new KINGDOM HEARTS 2? (wasn't too interested to pick them up right away)



    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    Oh well, Half Price books its is.

    I think those prices are supposed to be good for 3 weeks after that weekend. Check their website, the prices were good there as well.

  • zerg rushzerg rush Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Ok, so myself and a friend are going to roll up a pair of characters in Nightfall, and duo through the campaign with the help of heroes. Ideally, around the time that we finish with Nightfall, Eye of the North will be out and we'll be able to go through that expansion as well.

    The only issue is that I'm having a hard time deciding on a class. One thing that I'm drawn to is rare classes. Anyone know what are the rarest classes?

    Also, any advice on things to absolutely not miss on your first playthrough of Nightfall (like Rez signet in prophecies)?

  • AiranAiran Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    For the 'rarest' class, try Paragons. I haven't seen any in PvP (save for GvG and HA Paraspike), though it may be a different situation in PvE.

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  • CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I could never get into the PvE of Guild Wars and it really killed the game for me, and this is coming from someone on an RP/PvP server in WoW.

    I do have to say that the Mesmer is one of the coolest classes of any game ever to be designed. Their whole purpose is to make your life not have one, what's not to love?

    Sadly with my Me/Mo I'd really end up having to do more Mo'ing then Me'ing. :(

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