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GW2 Beta: Ascalon Catacombs by ZAM's PressFollow

#1 Feb 25 2012 at 6:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Some of ZAM's Press got a chance to experience Guild Wars 2's Beta but what I found interesting were 2 videos of the first dungeon (Ascalon Catacombs)...

The first video is from Gareth Harmer and it was pretty much a 2hr wipefest (sped up); from the point of view of someone who doesn't really understand the basic mechanics of the game (like dodging or attunement swapping), yet says the dungeon needs tuning... Watch Here.

The second video is from MikeB aka Fony and it wasn't quite a steamroll, but from his point of view it was pretty straight forward and seemed easy enough to get through... Watch Here.

So there we have two people, playing the same dungeon, but have two startling different experiences. Also it happens to be the easiest dungeon in the game. What are your thoughts?
#2 Mar 01 2012 at 7:34 PM Rating: Decent
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MikeB is paid (I assume he gets paid) to play and critique games, it's probably safe to assume he is capable of picking up a game and feeling out the basic controls quickly enough to get by.

Gareth is a staff writer (at least that's what it says on youtube) who I have never heard of and I've been an active member here since '04. If he can't even participate in the community he supposedly writes for, it's not surprising that he can't figure out how to participate in a starter dungeon.
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