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Re: Stress test zz

Posted: 11 Aug 2012, 12:12
by Rexor
Just played the Saturday stress test. Horrible lag in sPvP. Beautiful graphics. I have mine maxed and I saw a significant improvement from BWE3 even.
I played my thief in sPvP first time. It is awesome. Mostly bow, can't catch a bow thief. Then double dagger for the finishers. Insane mobility. Love it. Also looks super cool. The warrior on the other hand looked plain stupid as a human fully geared even if it did feel like he dishes out more damage. Not as good mobility.
In areas with multiple ledges the bow step ability is just insanely good.
The lag made melee fighting almost impossible. Wasn't there in BWE3 though so probably just the "stress".

I CAN'T WAIT FOR 25th!!!

Does anyone now if sPvP is a viable way to level? I can see myself spending lots of time there.

Re: Stress test zz

Posted: 11 Aug 2012, 13:00
by Fandin
the purple bar that goes in Spvp isnt your real level... you automatically get boosted to level 80

Re: Stress test zz

Posted: 11 Aug 2012, 13:02
by ashvar
no xp is gained from sPvP, plenty of glory but no xp. Open world PvP however could be a viable way to lvl as long as youre in a group that's actively capturing supply camps, towers and keeps

By the way Rex you bringing your pvp skills to SC for GW2?

Re: Stress test zz

Posted: 11 Aug 2012, 18:27
by Saewyn
Beo and I tried out our Warrior/Guardian duo for today's stress test. Started off okay and then after an hour or so...
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On another note, has anyone been to the Game Masters exhibition at ACMI? It's pretty cool :D
Was running through ideas of how to steal their Alienware computers while playing Diablo III.

Re: Stress test zz

Posted: 16 Aug 2012, 13:56
by Kashak
Id imagine they are applying fewer and fewer nodes to a server until said lag gets too much just to see what happens.

And they'll still fuck it up come launch day :)

Re: Stress test zz

Posted: 16 Aug 2012, 14:18
by Rhianwynn
I spent most of my time in character creation finding all the 'not responding' bugs in it. :P

I did get to run around for a bit but there were so many people it was an incomprehensible cluster fuck and I had no idea what was going on although apparently I did some dynamic events? lol

The mesmer illusions were buggy though, they weren't shattering properly.

Re: Stress test zz

Posted: 16 Aug 2012, 14:26
by shaddowofadream
Kashak wrote:Id imagine they are applying fewer and fewer nodes to a server until said lag gets too much just to see what happens.

And they'll still fuck it up come launch day :)
During this mornings Stress Test they asked everyone (Global Yell) to head to Queensdale for "testing" when I zoned into the area it wasn't too bad but I had noticed I had been placed into an Overflow server (for that zone) so I'd say thats what they were testing (they did the same test with another starting zone but can't remember the name of that one)

Re: Stress test zz

Posted: 16 Aug 2012, 14:29
by Secro
lol - i always have a pretty stable time over in sylvari land. Had I guess about 4-5 disconnects in the 3hrs I played. 1 actual crash.... I'm guessing that's pretty decent haha

I really like dual swords as a warrior, stacking all the bleeds and just watch the numbers spray everywhere is amusing at times :P

Can't wait till I can start actually using tactics and playing with different builds.

Re: Stress test zz

Posted: 16 Aug 2012, 17:23
by Usambara

Re: Stress test zz

Posted: 21 Aug 2012, 10:05
by Monarche
Another test on the way

We will be conducting a stress test tomorrow Tuesday, August 21 from 12:00 Noon PACIFIC Time to 4:00 PM PACIFIC Time.

We will be actively working on the game during the event, so you might experience connectivity problems or discover features that are not working as designed.

Any issues you experience are a result of the rigorous conditions of the stress test, and are in no way representative of the state of the game at launch.

By participating in this stress test, you’re helping us make Guild Wars 2 a better game. Thanks for your cooperation—we’ll see you in-game!

Please note:
* The stress test is open to anyone who has pre-purchased Guild Wars 2.
* Characters will not be wiped from the previous Stress Test.
* The Stress Test will include Spanish text localization. ~RB2

Re: Stress test zz

Posted: 21 Aug 2012, 10:09
by Rhianwynn
Australia time zone for stress test??

Edit: I think it is 05:00-09:00 22-08 for us on AEST but someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Re: Stress test zz

Posted: 21 Aug 2012, 12:14
by Monarche
yep 5:00 to 9:00 AEST seems right..

Re: Stress test zz

Posted: 21 Aug 2012, 12:18
by Secro
5am to 9am tomorrow

Re: Stress test zz

Posted: 21 Aug 2012, 13:47
by shaddowofadream
Secro wrote:5am to 9am tomorrow
3 AM to 7 AM for us Perthies >_<

Re: Stress test zz

Posted: 21 Aug 2012, 16:25
by Fitz
shaddowofadream wrote:
Secro wrote:5am to 9am tomorrow
3 AM to 7 AM for us Perthies >_<
You get awesome beaches and nice weather and a mining boom AND YOU WANT GOOD TIMES FOR STRESS TESTS!?

No! A shark pox on thee! Oh wait...