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Guild Wars 2 Interview: Customization & Structured PvP

  • Date: 05-14-2010 Views:

    KeyWords: Guild Wars 2,Customization,Structured PvP,Interview,GW2Guru

  • Summary: Recently, Guild Wars 2 fansite GW2Guru sat down with the game's designer Eric Flannum, Isaiah Cartwright, Ryan Scott, talking about player customization, Structured PvP system, skills and professions and so on.

Recently, Guild Wars 2 fansite GW2Guru sat down with the game's designers Eric Flannum, Isaiah Cartwright, Ryan Scott, to talk about player customization, Structured PvP system, skills and professions and so on. Below is a quick reading version of the interview. Enjoy!

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  • Players can not only expect to see a ton of physical options such as body type, height, and advanced facial customization but also customize their characters background and personality by filling out a biography. There is an upcoming article regarding character biography on ArenaNet's Blog by designer Ree Soesbee
  • Developers want to make GW2 the best PvP MMO on the market by leaps and bounds. Here are three features of Guild Wars 2's Structured PvP system:
    • GW2's PvP will use the same formats for both pick-up/random and tournament play. Gone are the days of different game modes for differing skill levels, so players can learn skills that are relevant in all levels of competition.
    • Pick-up play is 100% hot-joinable. You can leave or join a game already in progress, and the game modes and types will be built to support this. This removes the catch-22 of groups disallowing newer players to join, when those same players can't get better because they can't find a group. Tournaments will also be supported, so arranged teams will be able to face off in a competitive setting.

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    • Since games are hot-join, we want to add support for micro-communities to have some control over the type of play environment they want, while in turn letting all players seek out the experience they enjoy. We'll be releasing more details on how we're doing this later this year.
  • Professions in Guild Wars 2 will be special but no single profession is always required.
  • Different races have different figure, flavor, story, and a little bit of skill variety, and the developers don't want to put too much more gameplay significance on different races.

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You can read the entire interview on GW2Guru.