What I Want To BetaNovember 17, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Posted in Guild Wars 2, mmorpg | 20 Comments
Tags: Guild Wars 2, MMO, mmorpg
Arenanet has made no secret of the fact that they are going to have a closed beta before the end of the year. It was first mentioned in an investor’s conference call at the beginning of the year and has been in their FAQ for ages.
Considering we’re halfway through November I would have to say the beta is imminent.
I’m sure the demo has provided them with a lot of information on how the game runs, what isn’t working for them, feedback on game systems and all of that mostly from just people watching videos of people at game conventions.
Nothing beats a real beta though, so I guess I’ve just been thinking about, if I was so blessed, what in Guild Wars 2 I would most like to beta test. Not play, not what I most want to experience, but test.
Obviously most peoples response would be, “the whole game” but I’m referring to that one specific thing we’ve all been wondering about. Is that really going to work?
There are scores of options.
I know some people will be obsessed with clipping issues and testing out armours. Not to mention dying those armours and making sure everything looks just so.
Underwater combat and weapons intrigue me. At times during the demo it seemed like all that movement inherent in Guild Wars 2 just caused loads of aggro. I wonder if that’s been looked at.
The personality system could be fun to test. Moving my personality through the various options and back again.
Saying “dynamic events!” might be a little too general for the purposes of this post, but I do want to see if I can get the events to hiccup in some way and crash. That would be interesting.
I don’t think I care too much about character creation but you know someone is just going to sit in it and create avatar after avatar checking out every little detail.
And testing systems like attributes doesn’t really interest me but I’m sure someone will be in there crunching the math on damage, health, criticals, whatever.
No I think what I most want to test is probably the activities. Mini-games. All the mini-games in all the cities. Test out the rewards, see if I can get it to glitch, mess with AI if there is any, and see if there is anyway to exploit the system.
That sounds like fun to me.
So what have you readers? What do you want to test?
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