So all your Mount and Blade teamwork skills will come in handy in World PvP. Honestly I'm really excited to see Guild alliances all going into battle together. It'd look awesome to see 200 or so people standing in formation.
My body is ready.
about how big is the world and are there any mounts?
25 zones that take close to 15 minutes to cross each one. You can fast travel/Asura gates to discovered locations so there's no need for mounts.
I do honestly hope for mounts sometime, even if they're not really necessary. Doesn't have to be anything fancy, just horses.
Althought they havent been 100% clear on mounts, they have said the player wont be able to freely fly around.
I want a tiger mount so I explore with my Tiger Charr
Close to having the few extra HoM points I need for a Fiery Dragon Sword and the shield.
They look cool as hell. Can't wait to check them out ingame.
Bet you five bucks it'll be released in April or May.
Probably going for March-April here.
Sounds reasonable I'm already happy with the epic looking water combat. Flying combat like that would just be cool aswell but definitly a lot work.
Mounts would also make the practice of running way cooler; instead of "pay me money I have lots of skills that I use in ways they were never intended to be used" it would be "pay me money I own a fast horse."
You have problems with tiling and the scale of the world shrinks. This basically destroys the point of putting so much detail in the world. Besides that, it allows you to skip a bunch of content and you won't be with or running past other players and random content. Anet wants to encourage players to play together as much as possible. Flying is arguably not playing at all.
As a response to the OP: Hell yeah! Buying it is not optional. It is required to survive.
And proper post: Any news on when it's released? I'm guessing early this year. However, i'm growing impatient. I heard news of this game back in '09 when i was on my Ritualist. But anyway, three years i have waited. If i'm told to wait another year, my reaction is quite simple.
I DON'T WANT TO LIVE ON THIS PLANET ANYMORE.
The first "phase" of closed beta ended on the 31st of December. Word is that they'll do a couple of these 2 week phases, and if all goes well, we get open beta and launch. So they really don't know either, but it looks like it could release anywhere between April and May/early June to me.
I had a dream that I was playing Guild Wars 2. I woke up this morning and was disappointed that it was all just a dream...
disappointing there's no mount