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zeptanatious (Member) 11/8/2012 6:51 AM EST : Huge Server Events planned for 16th, 17th and 18th No...
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Huge Server Events 16th, 17th and 18th November. World Changing events are approaching (edit: made thread title shorter)

Make space in your diaries. Starting on the 16th November, a set of world changing events are happening. This was from GAMESPY.

ArenaNet recently teased that a major world event would hit Guild Wars 2 in November.... that's it. Evidently we were all supposed to hope to be online in Tyria when it kicked off. Now we can actually plan ahead. To make sure we don't miss out, the devs announced that Lost Shores will officially begin on Friday, November 16 at noon PST (unconfirmed what time this will be in Europe).

Still plenty of mystery shrouding Lost Shores. ArenaNet only says that "something is stirring in the Sea of Sorrows." The devs add that it's big, and we don't want to miss it, so make sure you get these dates and places on your MMO calendar:
  • On Friday November 16th at noon PST (20:00 GMT) the weekend will kick off with an Event in Lion's Arch that you don't want to miss. This will trigger events in other parts of Tyria as well.

  • On Saturday November 17th at noon PST (20:00 GMT), another phase will kick in.

  • Each phase is triggered by a special event, but you will be able to enjoy additional content afterwards even if you cannot make the kick-off time. There is one exception: The event will culminate in a big Finale on Sunday November 18, make sure you will not miss it. This will be a onetime only event chain that will run multiple hours, and it will kick off at noon PST (20:00 GMT). Again, this will only run once, so make sure you will be there! There will be plenty of content available to enjoy that will remain permanently in the world as a result of the outcome of this event on Sunday.
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    Can this game get any better, you bet you virtual life it can. Whilst not a massive fan of one time events, cause I have a tendancy to miss em, I loved the invasions that happened in DAoC. Whole servers running across the land, involved in something way bigger than the usual fare, defending the very place we had come to know as safe. GW2 is only 3 months in and we are already in a place most MMOs only get to once an expansion comes out.

    To quote a review I read on metacritic, "This is what happens when a group of talented, smart, dedicated, imaginative, bold, consumer-friendly creators get together and spend years solving problems and making something wonderful". I couldn't agree more. 

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    -Remmo- (Member) 11/8/2012 1:07 PM EST : RE: Huge Server Events planned for 16th, 17th and 18t...
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    Seconded, Zep. Sounds exciting on both gaming fronts and dev team quality.

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    Rone (Officer) 11/9/2012 3:06 AM EST : RE: Huge Server Events planned for 16th, 17th and 18t...
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    God damnit timezones. Guess I won't see a lot of this one.

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    Gamina (Officer) 11/9/2012 8:56 AM EST : RE: Huge Server Events planned for 16th, 17th and 18t...
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    I am sorry Rone. I was actually thinking of you when I saw the time Though I am happy they do not favor only US, seeing that the kick off is at noon on a Friday where most people are at school or at work, and catches most of Europe before midnight. They gave a warning 2 weeks in advance and tried to place at peak time, but sadly someone always have to miss out or be otherwise inconvenienced by the timing of such one time things. If I know Anet right, there will not be long between things happening and the change that comes with this kind of event is luckily something that everyone can enjoy at their own time. Hopefully the wintersday celebration in december will be better timed for you

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    zeptanatious (Member) 11/12/2012 6:23 AM EST : RE: Huge Server Events planned for 16th, 17th and 18t...
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    Rone, I felt the same as Gamina when I saw the time frames, especially the Sunday one. Even we might miss the end of it, as it will go on for a few hours apparently. From the seems of it, this will not be the only time ANET will have this kind of event, so there will hopefully be something in the future that you can join.

    One time events are always hard to please everyone as invariably, someone will loose out. There will be a lot of things happening over that weekend, so there will be something for you to join in with. Plus whatever happens will be persistent in the world, so things will be different afterwards regardless of if you were there or not.
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    Rone (Officer) 11/12/2012 6:33 AM EST : RE: Huge Server Events planned for 16th, 17th and 18t...
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    Yea, I've pretty much come to terms with the fact that unless something happens when I'm on holiday in Europe, I'm not going to be present for most of it. Still, it's cool that they're doing it anyway. Hopefully I'll get to see some of the main show though!

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    Gamina (Officer) 11/13/2012 2:32 AM EST : RE: Huge Server Events planned for 16th, 17th and 18t...
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    Details are finally up. 

    They are being very clear on what will happen and when. I wonder if there is a bubbling surprise hidden in there somewhere...

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    zeptanatious (Member) 11/13/2012 5:40 AM EST : RE: Huge Server Events planned for 16th, 17th and 18t...
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    Excited!! Sounds like they are expanding on Dungeons already. I'm kinda glad and a little apprehensive at the same time. Giving stuff that can only be found in Dungeons seems to be pushing into the realms of normal MMOs, where grinds in dungeons are the norm. But one thing I like about the Dungeons in GW2, they are not like other MMOs. More puzzles, less trash, more traps, random events, explore mode (mulitple paths) and now the incentive to go there that was missing (other than the 'I did that' bragging rights). I'll be there over this weekend, defending the world from whatever pops outta the sea. (oh and Tad Williams, Gamina lovely sig, one of my favourites, Shadowmarch/Shadowplay and soon to be the other 2 books).
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    Elsharla (SuperAdmin) 11/13/2012 1:38 PM EST : RE: Huge Server Events planned for 16th, 17th and 18t...
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    Fairly excited about this too; whether or not our ISP and/or their network/servers will hold up to the intense, and precisely timed battering will remain to be seen Hopefully Anet will have scraped out a lot of bots from the servers by then too

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    Gamina (Officer) 11/14/2012 6:40 AM EST : RE: Huge Server Events planned for 16th, 17th and 18t...
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    Darkfire said:
    Excited!! Sounds like they are expanding on Dungeons already. I'm kinda glad and a little apprehensive at the same time. Giving stuff that can only be found in Dungeons seems to be pushing into the realms of normal MMOs, where grinds in dungeons are the norm.


    This scares me a little. Seems to go against the whole mentality of GW. Making some gear only available through dg. So far that new gear is only needed in that dg, but I am sure it will expand to new map areas later as well, forcing people to get this gear to even survive through normal exploration. I hope they will make it possible to get the gear in more ways than just the random luck of drop in a dg. I know we do not know how it is all going to work yet, but still worries me that a game that was suppose to not be about a gear grind is adding a new tier of gear and thus adding a new gear grind this soon.

    If this new gear is boe, I will be more ok with it. That just means once the dungeon crawlers got their own rings, they will start selling off their spares. That way it is just a matter of getting gold, and that can be done in many different ways. I really do hope that they will not turn this into the standard mmo model where you have to earn the right to wear the gear you need by playing, planning and caring for the game as if it was a crazy oversensitive lover. Imo, if they do, they will lose their spot in the mmo market and just become another faceless mmo. But I do not think things will go that far.
    Edit: My mind is slightly put to ease by this post.


    With that said, I am looking forward to all the new things that are being added and hope to see many of you around this weekend

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