Oh I just had to share this. Queue times are always a huge problem for new MMOs and ArenaNet seem to have something in answer to this! Only time will tell how well it works but I’m glad to see they’re putting something in place.
With this feature, the above scenario plays out a bit differently. When there’s too much traffic on one server, your character will be temporarily sent to a different server. Once you’ve reached the front of the queue, you’ll be asked if you want to transfer back to your original server, and voila: home, sweet home. Any progress made on the overflow server will be carried back to the home server, so you can even be productive while you’re waiting in a queue.
Yeah I’m hugely excited for Guild Wars 2 and I guess some of you will see that as me being a part of the so-called “hype”. Sorry, but I’ve been waiting for this game since I quit WoW in February 2011 over a year ago and so yeah, I’m pretty damn excited. And as such you can expect a few posts around here about the game as I’m not limiting myself on the Menagerie to just posts about WoW anymore, I decided that a long time ago I just hadn’t really played anything else recently. If you’re interested in Guild Wars please do follow me. I have signed up for the beta (*touch wood*) and I’m hoping to read the books which I’ll most likely review here rather than my book blog as my book blog readers most likely won’t be interested in those. I’m hoping to blog a little about my thoughts and adventures in the game and I will still be playing WoW as well so there’ll hopefully be a mix. Ideally, I’d like this to be an MMO blog rather than a WoW blog it just depends on time and money constraints as I am primarily a reader and book blogger still.
I’m just trying to work out which race/profession combination to go for. I usually go for a red haired human Magey character, so that would be a Norn Elementalist I believe? But there are so many cool looking races and professions (classes), including Ranger, Mesmer, Necromancer… And will I enjoy the PvP or will I prefer PvE or perhaps a healthy mix of both? Will I have time to play a little Guild Wars before the release with everything else going on? There’s so much to work out and look forward to, I can’t wait.
And if you haven’t heard much about Guild Wars 2, though I imagine by now you will have, here are a couple of videos that initially garnered my interest:
If you can call it that. I had a bit of trouble, see, towards the end of last year I started up a trial account, levelled a character to maybe level 4 and then stopped playing. I recently bought the trilogy from the Steam sale and started a new account because I couldn’t remember that one. Now I’m trying to attach it to my NCSoft master account and it’s not accepting my code so I contacted support. After a message telling me my first account’s login details which wasn’t in the slightest what I asked, I had to wait a week to be told:
You will need to visit the Guild Wars In-Game Store to integrate that game account onto your existing master account. Select an item as if you were going to purchase it, and go through the checkout process. During the course of this action, you will be asked if you would like to create a new NCsoft master account or add the game account to an NCsoft existing master account. Simply fill out the master account information and opt out of the purchase to avoid being charged. Your account will be integrated onto the NCsoft master account you specified during the checkout process!
And then spin around on my head 4 times whilst chanting? What the hell kind of company is this? I’m a little afraid for Guild Wars 2, which looks fantastic, if the company behind the game is like this.. O_O