Episode 10 – Guild Wars 2 Beta impressions

Posted: May 4, 2012 by BloodEagle in Podcast
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(Released Friday, May 4th 2012)
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In this weeks show, I decided to get rid of the annoying sound that we use to cover any slips on cuss-words, and replaced it with what is known as a chirp. It is much more appealing to the ears, and quite a bit funnier. For those of you that listen to the entire show, there is a small easter egg waiting for you. For those of you unfamiliar with the term easter egg, it is something that is included as an extra, or inside joke, or pop culture reference in a video game. In the case of our easter egg, we have included a blooper that happened during the taping of the show this week. As far as the PodCast is concerned, we had quite a bit to say about the Guild Wars 2 beta, and unlike some gaming journalism sites out there, we solemnly promise you that we will never hype something that we do not like to gain favors with the devs. If we think a product is good, we will tell you, however, if we think something stinks to high heaven, we will not keep that from you. It may lose us a press beat test here or there, or make us unable to get an interview, but what it will accomplish is you will always know that you can trust what we tell you, and you will also know that the people we DO have on for interviews have integrity, and are willing to accept both the great and not so great things of their products. It was a great and fun show this week, and as always, we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoy making it.

BloodEagle

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In this episode…Guild Wars 2 has destroyed me, Elder Scrolls puts a car in the race, Blizzard has fees, EA calls another Devs baby ugly, then wants your opinion, and Valve has nothing new to show you. All of this and more will be covered on Link Dead Gaming. […]

Current weeks discussion

Chaelura has been playing:

  • *NOTHING*

Galvion has been spending his time in:

  • Majora’s Mask
  • Guild Wars 2 Beta

BloodEagle is messing around with :

  • I am ruined after playing the GW2 beta and feel that no game is good enough. I am working at getting over my depression by playing some…
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Skyrim
Next week’s game releases
  • Nexuiz                                                                      May 3, 2012
  • Sniper Elite V2                                                      May 3, 2012
  • Diablo III                                                                May 15, 2012
  • Game of Thrones                                                  May 15, 2012
  • Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City      May 18, 2012
This weeks Gaming News [13:49]
  • Guild Wars 2 Beta weekend feedback
    [source]
  • Elder Scrolls MMO announced [42:17]
    [source]
  • Blizzard gives you details on how they will suck you dry [43:49]
    [source]
  • EA Manager says Activision’s Black Ops II looks ‘tired” [45:41]
    [source]
  • EA would like to know what you think about Origin
    [source]
  • Valve has 0 to offer you at E3 that you did not already know [49:41]
    [source]
  • New MMO Tera from En Masse launches in the U.S. [51:23]
    [source]
Audience Feedback [53:44]

Hey LDG crew,

Imagine you’re trapped alone on a tropical island. You are literally cut from the rest of the world for, let’s say, 20 years.
You do have a shelter to protect yourself from the weather and the wild animals, you also have an infinite supply of food and electricity at your disposal as well.

Problem is, you can only pick ONE video game to keep you company during those 20 years. Which video game would that be?

Hard mode: You don’t have access to the Internet, meaning you can’t pick an MMO.

Cheers!

-Michel

Shout Outs [57:43]

Chaelura discussed a question/poll on her blog.

Galvion has posted some co-op play sessions on his Blog.

We closed by listing all of the ways you can get ahold of us, which can be found here with the wish that you join us next week.

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Comments
  1. Shivers says:

    Love the episode, Blood. You need to leash Glavion a bit more. (\o,.,o/) Trollface.

  2. gameshoes says:

    Blood Eagle mixed up the Guardian with the Warrior; the Warrior is the one who can the “crap-ton” of weapons.
    I also thought that RE: Operation Raccoon City was already out.

    • gameshoes says:

      I also wish that I could visit E3. I’ve never been to a convention (in general) before.

    • BloodEagle says:

      You are absolutely right! I was thinking Warrior. What does the Glad get besides sword and board?

      • gameshoes says:

        The Guardian has access to..
        Two handed – staff and greatsword
        Main hand – mace, sword, sceptor
        Off-hand – shield, torch, and focus

  3. Randomessa says:

    Just a note listening to the comments on graphical woes (screen going black, etc.), these were part of the Known Issues that were posted to the GW2 forums. Beta is beta, and it’s always a good thing to submit bug reports to help with the team’s optimization efforts, but if everyone had known about/checked that page it could have helped to temper people’s expectations.

    • BloodEagle says:

      The only problem is that so many people are posting bunk on the boards during beta that sometimes it was hard to find relevant info. I, myself had trouble sifting through the boards trying to find the info I needed. But I am sure Chae knows that many things will be fixed for beta event #2. 🙂

  4. Diak says:

    Hello LDG crew, I actually have been stuck on an island for 8 years. I have been telling you this for last 8 years. And you never send any help.

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