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One specialisation per class to start with, more added in the future - per Colin Johanson and PCGamer.

 

That's extremely disappointing. It's not a specialization when it's the only choice. Hopefully they give us the option to change them otherwise that's just terrible design choice. I can't see them being that stupid though.

 

But who knows.. they still think the NPE and the trait redesign were good ideas.

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Calm down, they'll perhaps add more specialisations in future; besides, we need to see these first to judge, complain etc.

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That's extremely disappointing. It's not a specialization when it's the only choice. Hopefully they give us the option to change them otherwise that's just terrible design choice. I can't see them being that stupid though.

 

But who knows.. they still think the NPE and the trait redesign were good ideas.

 

Honestly I'd rather they take their time and get good content out incrementally rather than releasing a bulk of lesser content.

 

Personally I've always put GW2's flaws down to the game being forced out before it was really ready by NCsoft. All the reworks of core gameplay systems is just another symptom.

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Honestly I'd rather they take their time and get good content out incrementally rather than releasing a bulk of lesser content.

 

Personally I've always put GW2's flaws down to the game being forced out before it was really ready by NCsoft. All the reworks of core gameplay systems is just another symptom.

 

I agree with that but this expac is already long over due. Not to say that I want a badly thought out mess like the NPE and trait redesigns from last year.

 

Calm down, they'll perhaps add more specialisations in future; besides, we need to see these first to judge, complain etc. 

 

I'm perfectly calm. What an odd thing to say.

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Pre orders for the Heart of Thorns "expansion" is out now:

 

http://buy.guildwars2.com/store/gw2/en_US/html/pbPage.heartofthorns?_ga=1.151670521.1989305754.1430521160&cid=90:5::::Global:40:::

 

Lots of drama behind this. Apparently Anet, deliberately or otherwise, said that the vanilla version of the game would be required to play the expansion. But now the vanilla version of the game no longer exists and there is only the Heart of Thorns version of the game, which comes with all the vanilla content. So they are essentially making people buy the game twice.

 

And then there is the fact that people who have been long time supporters of Anet and GW2 are getting less for their money comparatively than those who buy the "expansion". The fact that it features a new class and they are not giving away a character slot unless you pay $25 extra is disgraceful at best.

 

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Heart of Thorns finally gets a release date and a new mini site. The release date is October 23.

10 player raids that will reward the items needed to make legendary armor have also been announced. 

And last but not least the core game of Guild Wars 2 is now going to be free to play for everyone. You still have to buy the expansion to get access to the new content though.

I'm not sure how many people actually play GW2 on neowin anymore but if you don't this is probably as good of time as any to check it out. I can probably answer any questions anyone has about the game if they're interested in getting into it. I don't do handouts or carries though. :laugh:

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So, is trinity coming with this expansion?

No. Why would it? And why should it?

There are quite a few things wrong with GW2 but lack of trinity isn't one of them.

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I was reading the boards the other day and people were saying that the Druid is a healer. ArenaNet said that people will need to polish of their tanks. To me, that sounds like trinity is about to enter. *shrug*

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I was reading the boards the other day and people were saying that the Druid is a healer. ArenaNet said that people will need to polish of their tanks. To me, that sounds like trinity is about to enter. *shrug*

In a sense. But there is still not going to be a traditional tank+dps+heal set up we're used to in other mmos. I admit that I haven't been keeping up on the new class specializations but I don't think there are any taunts, for starters. And classes can already be specced to heal if you wanted to, it's just not very efficient because with how enemies are now, if you get hit you're gonna go down and no amount of heals will change that.

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I'm not sure how many people actually play GW2 on neowin anymore but if you don't this is probably as good of time as any to check it out.

I'm either waiting for a decent sale or a DX11/12 renderer....so it'll be a while.

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I'm either waiting for a decent sale or a DX11/12 renderer....so it'll be a while.

Well the base game is free now so it doesn't get much cheaper than that. You can get literally thousands of hours out of the base game so you'll easily get enough time out of it to decide if you want to spring for the new expansion or not.

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Well the base game is free now so it doesn't get much cheaper than that. You can get literally thousands of hours out of the base game so you'll easily get enough time out of it to decide if you want to spring for the new expansion or not.

Got it in a sale, already finished it.  Won't pay full price for the expansion either.

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Got it in a sale, already finished it.  Won't pay full price for the expansion either.

"Finished it"? How can you finish an mmo?
 

I get that some games aren't for everyone but I'm pretty sure it's impossible to finish an mmo. :laugh:

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"Finished it"? How can you finish an mmo?
 

I get that some games aren't for everyone but I'm pretty sure it's impossible to finish an mmo. :laugh:

Pretty sure I got through the main story before they added the...whatever it was called.  Even if I didn't, wasn't even remotely interested.

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