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Guild Wars 2 on Web

Guild Wars 2 will be free to play this weekend, if you are wanting to check it out join the event and you can co-ordinate playing with other community members.

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Timogorgon   Member wrote on 08/21/2013 at 06:48am

Count me in. I'll probably be on sometime Saturday night.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/21/2013 at 11:57pm

Awesome. Ill let you know what server I start on(if they do that) and how to connect with me in game.

vdogmr25 wrote on 08/23/2013 at 05:21pm

Sounds awesome, but I got other plans. I hope they do this again.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 08/23/2013 at 08:49pm

I'm going to try to hop on tonight, and possibly tomorrow evening.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/23/2013 at 09:22pm

Ok I created a character over lunch.

World: Anvil Rock

I am an Asura Necromancer.

And I am on the Metrica Province.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/24/2013 at 02:41am

My in game id is "jdodson.5831"

i'll delete this comment after the free to play weekend :D

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 08/24/2013 at 03:26am

It is taking *forever* to download!

Travis   Admin wrote on 08/24/2013 at 04:44am

This is pretty huge. I will finally get to play tomorrow. It's been downloading a few hours now, but I'm not staying up for it to finish.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/24/2013 at 04:52am

Yeah, its like 12 gigs!

Travis   Admin wrote on 08/24/2013 at 08:52pm

jdodson: So I created an account on the same server but I have no idea to get to where you are. It didn't give me an option of where to start.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/24/2013 at 10:44pm

The fast travel system? Maybe that’s only inside a continent.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 08/25/2013 at 12:18am

I created a Human Guardian on the same server as you guys, but I haven't logged in to actually play yet. :P I saw this on-line btw: http://nerdybookahs.wordpress.com/2012/09/22/how-to-switch-between-the-starter-areas-in-guild-wars-2/

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 08/25/2013 at 12:18am

Looks like we all start in an instanced tutorial level, and then once we're out we can travel to each others starting locations.

Travis   Admin wrote on 08/25/2013 at 12:49am

Oh hey, I'm Namwen.9075 by the way.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/25/2013 at 12:59am

How long is the tutorial? I think I am still in it, i've only completed a few quests so far.

Travis   Admin wrote on 08/25/2013 at 01:01am

And yeah, I just went to visit your hometown Jon, and it's pretty easy.

Travis   Admin wrote on 08/25/2013 at 01:01am

If you've completed a few quests, you're probably out of it by now. It's pretty quick.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/25/2013 at 01:02am

Hmmm, perhaps? I'll have to check.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 08/25/2013 at 03:08am

I'm Taion.4056

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/25/2013 at 05:48am

Ok added you both.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/25/2013 at 06:49am

Anyone know how to unlock a vista? I went to it but it didn't unlock.

So far, I really dig the game. Some things are a bit unknown to me yet, but that kind of takes time, it is an MMO :D

Travis   Admin wrote on 08/25/2013 at 12:36pm

They're almost all taller than ground level, some of them you have to do some tricky platforming to get to. Then you hit F.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/25/2013 at 03:50pm

Ok cool, i'll try that.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 08/25/2013 at 10:32pm

Anyone else going to log in after the Cheerfulghost round table? I will probably be on. :)

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 08/25/2013 at 10:40pm

I might be on later tonight, around 9 or so? And I'm logging on now (3:40), for about an hour.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 08/26/2013 at 05:07pm

Well I didn't get to spend as much time in GW2 as I had hoped, but I still got to play it enough that I can say it's pretty cool. I may not spring for this while it's full price, but if i see it go on sale I'll probably pick it up. I mostly played as a guardian which was pretty cool, and a little bit as an Engineer but not really enough to form an opinion of the class. What did you guys think?

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 08/26/2013 at 06:34pm

I would agree. It was a lot of fun, when I found time. Never ended up grouping up with anyone, so I'd like to try that out sometime still. I might consider picking it up on sale at some point as well.

I played mostly as an Asura Elementalist and had a lot of fun. The Asura do seem a bit petty, fighting over intellectual property (He stole my design! I'm going to kill him!), but they were interesting. I also created a Sylvari Mesmer and had fun with that as well, but they were a bit more boring as a race.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/26/2013 at 06:48pm

I dug GW2 quite a bit. It was a fun game to get in and play but I honestly didn't go that deep with it. Kind of wanted a free week but it was still fun to check it out.

@Adym are you going to pick it up?

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 08/26/2013 at 06:57pm

Yeah, a free week would have been good. I would have liked to try it out a bit more. One moment that really stood out for me was a random event that took place near the Human starting area. I tried to warp to a waypoint at the nearby garrison but was told the area was "contested." So now my curiosity was piqued, and I ran over there to see what was up. A group of centaurs had taken over the garrison and I had to break down the door to get inside. Once inside, a group of NPC's joined me to help free the garrison. Some other PC's ended up joining the fight and we all worked together (without actually being in a party, which is kinda cool) to take back the garrison.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 08/26/2013 at 07:06pm

I think I would like to pick it up, if they have a sale.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/26/2013 at 07:21pm

Yeah, I ran into a bunch of those random events. Two were dupes, but in one event a huge basilisk had taken over a research tower. I had to clean it out but it was WAY too high a level. Died a few times but it only costs a few copper to re-spawn at my level.

Well, it DID cost a few copper, can't play now :D

Travis   Admin wrote on 03/07/2015 at 03:24pm

http://cheerfulghost.com/Travis/posts/2436/guild-wars-2-is-incredibly-cheap-through-march-8

If you guys are still waiting for that sale... this was too cheap to pass up. Cheerful Ghost guild anyone?

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