Guild Wars 2 FAQ

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    Guild Wars 2 FAQ

    http://www.guildwars2.com/en/

    When is Guild Wars 2 going to be released?

    When it's finished. Guild Wars 2 is the largest project ArenaNet® has ever undertaken, and we want to make sure we take the time to do it right.
    When are you going to release more information?

    We will release more info about lore and races later this year. We will reveal more about gameplay early next year.
    When will there be a beta?

    Although we publicly beta-tested the original Guild Wars® while it was still in early development, with Guild Wars 2 we will commence beta testing closer to the game's release. Guild Wars 2 is a very large and ambitious game, and Guild Wars players rightfully have very high expectations. We want players to be absolutely blown away by the game the first time they experience it.
    What platforms will Guild Wars 2 be available on?

    Guild Wars 2 is being developed for the PC.
    Will there be a subscription fee for Guild Wars 2?

    Nope. Like the original Guild Wars, there will be no subscription fee for Guild Wars 2. You just buy the game and play it online without paying a monthly fee.
    Will Guild Wars 2 be an MMO?

    Yes. Guild Wars 2 provides a massive, online persistent world.
    How is Guild Wars 2 different from other MMOs?

    While Guild Wars 2 adds a persistent-world experience, it retains the unique characteristics of the original game, including strong narrative, extensive instanced gameplay, anti-grind design philosophy, and strong support for competitive play.
    Will Guild Wars 2 have non-human playable races?

    Absolutely! In addition to humans, players will be able to create, customize, and play a variety of non-human races.

    • Charr - Ascalon's conquerors, the charr are ferocious, warmongering creatures--the intractable foes of humanity. Now, as greater dangers threaten their conquests, charr legions and their war machines prepare for battle.
    • Norn - The norn are towering brawlers from the frigid northern lands who can shape-shift into mighty bestial forms. Driven from their homeland by a force beyond reckoning, the norn have regrouped among the dwarven ruins of the Shiverpeaks.
    • Asura - The asura, who once ruled the caverns and tunnels below Tyria, are an advanced race of small size and great intellect. Now that they have risen from below, the asura aim to rule the surface world with their powerful golems and ingenious plans.
    • Sylvari - Not much is known of the sylvari, save that they are a race of sentient plant-beings, newly blossomed into the world. The sylvari are the youngest of the races, bound together by a common dream and awesome power.
    How will character progression work? Will you be raising the level cap?

    Guild Wars 2 will have the kind of extensive character advancement appropriate to a persistent-world RPG. Our goal is to avoid forcing players into the grind-based gameplay that too often accompanies a high level cap.
    Also, to allow players the freedom to play together even if their friends are at a much higher (or lower) level, we are planning to implement a strong sidekick system, similar to that used in City of Heroes™.
    We're applying this same philosophy to competitive play. Players will be able to engage in organized, balanced PvP (similar to GvG in the original Guild Wars) without first leveling up characters, finding equipment, and unlocking skills. While inside the organized PvP area, all characters will be the same power level and will have access to the same equipment.
    Will Guild Wars 2 be solo-able?

    Yes. You will be able to advance your character to the maximum level without ever joining a group if you so desire. Most content will be designed in a solo-friendly way, though often with mechanisms for scaling up in difficulty when more players are involved. This will give players the option to experience the game however they prefer.
    At the same time, it is important for an MMO community to join together to overcome challenges. Guild Wars 2 will feature challenges that require players to join forces.
    Can I play my original Guild Wars character in Guild Wars 2?

    Guild Wars 2 is a whole new game with different professions and races, new technology, and expanded gameplay. It is not possible to directly use an original Guild Wars character.
    However, your original Guild Wars character names will be reserved for your use in Guild Wars 2. The Hall of Monuments in Guild Wars 2 recognizes the accomplishments commemorated by your original Guild Wars characters and provides you with unique rewards to showcase those achievements.
    When will we find out the specific benefits that the Hall of Monuments provides to Guild Wars 2 characters?

    We will reveal exactly how the Hall of Monuments works when we're closer to the launch of the game.
    What are the system requirements for Guild Wars 2?

    The system requirements haven't been finalized, but just as with the original Guild Wars series, we're committed to creating a beautiful game that will play great on mid-range gaming PCs.
    It looks like the charr have guns in the Guild Wars 2 trailer. Will there be firearms in Guild Wars 2?

    Since Guild Wars 2 takes place 250 years in the future from Guild Wars, we wanted to introduce new technology to Tyria. From the mystical tech of the asura to the industrial war machines of the charr, Guild Wars 2 unmistakably takes place in a different era than the original game, and the weaponry and machinery reflect that. Firearms will definitely be part of the equation — but with a unique twist.
    The aquatic scenes in the preview video look really cool. Will players be able to explore underwater?

    Absolutely! We want to make underwater exploration easy and exciting for players and eliminate some of the traditional limitations (i.e., drowning) to aquatic travel found in many games. The underwater zones open up exciting new possibilities and greatly expand the explorable areas in Guild Wars 2.
     
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    Always been a fan of GW, this sounds very nice indeed but as usual, the proof will be on it's release.
     
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    I really like the idea of the underwater exploration aspect. I was almost on the closed beta but due to my deployment, I got knocked out. Oh well. I am looking forward to this one meself.
     
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    BTW- is there anyone still playing. I still play and am going to try to finish maxing out a few extra titles.
     
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    i keep on re-installing it then mean to play it but never get a chance to have a game by myself or with anyone else. i only have the original and factions so i'm way behind everyone else anyway lol
     
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    Hossy beat Me to it :D
     
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    haha :p too slow welshy ;)
     
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    I bought the GW big box when it was on Steam sale earlier this year but only played a couple of hours. I just re-installed it, and plan to see what all the fuss was about concerning this game. Was it that good?
     
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    Only when DuckF@#Ker was playing;):p:biglaugh:.....Hossy knows what i mean:D
     
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    its duck feeder welshy ya knob :p
     
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    GW is a good game, again I prefer it when running around with others, more fun that way, I think I still have it installed actually.
     
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    I will have to reinstall it again, took it off again I think
     
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    Well add Hollow Bee or Sinfully Bee. I know I have DuckFeeder still on my friends list. I have a few other names but those are the two main one. Hollow has finished all of Tyria(Prophocies) and alot of other stuff. Sinfully is my main toon now. Lvl 20 Assasin. She has Finished Cantha(Factions) and is almost complete with EOTN(80% Done) and Nightfall(90% done) and will attempt to finish Tyria as soon as I can manage Nightfall maybe this weekend.
     

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