Alrighty folks, I know there is an MMO thread already, but here is one specifically for the unreleased..
So I'm pretty psyched for it, back when it was announced in 2007 I got excited, but after a while I got unexcited cause the pain of waiting for it was too great, but now.. They announced that it'll come out this year, and by the looks of it, by Summer! Beta testing is underway, over 1 million people signed up for just the beta alone, for the 48 hours signing up was available.
(here is a screenshot of where they were at with sign ups about 2 hours ago, they did break 1 million)
FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE AWESOMENESS THAT IS GUILD WARS 2:
It's an action Massively Multiplayer Online game, with no monthly fees (you have to buy the game though), and it's changing the MMO genre. If you're familiar with most MMOs, like World of Warcraft, it has a "holy-trinity," that consists of a Healer, Tank (person who takes hits), and DPS (Damage per second, people who just attack), GW2 doesn't have that (So that means no waiting around for hours to find a tank or healer to join you).
All the professions can heal, they can all bring back fallen allies, everyone can fight, (there is even a downed state, that gives you one last chance to win a battle before you die, much like CoD's "Last Stand" it's pretty neat). The story and quests are dynamic, you no longer to need travel from NPC (non-playable character) to NPC delivering goods and killing 10 cows when asked, GW2 encourages exploration, and while you're doing that the quests literally come to you. Hanging out in a bar with a friend? An NPC might run it and ask for help because centaurs are burning down his farm for example (there are also bar fights :D). There is also a dodge mechanic and positioning is very important, which is amazing for those of us that played regular MMOs (if someone shoots an arrow at you in WoW, you can't "dodge" it, if a rabbit bites the air 20 feet away from you, you still take damage, GW2 isn't like that, if you move out of the way of an arrow, it actually misses. This should've been in games a long time ago).
If you want to learn more about the game, it's professions and classes check out the main site http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/races/
there is so much more to it, it's bloody terrific.
FOR THOSE OF US THAT (WILL) PLAY:
When the game is released I'll be sure to post here what server we'll get on so we can all play together :D unless someone gets the game before me, if you get in a server post it here and I'll edit it into this post. Good news too, characters are not locked into servers, you can make a character and move to other servers, but there is a catch. GW2 has WvW (World VS World) where servers duke it out on huge maps with hundreds of players (it's quite awesome), so if you go to another server that isn't your Home Server, you cannot participate in WvW, and if you want to change your Home Server, they said there would be a fee.
And here's some more stuff,
A collection of concept art and screenshots http://imgur.com/a/F8T9d#0
The best trailer out there http://youtu.be/_TgAf4lbvTM
(it's actually fan-made too)
Mini-game (activity) info http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=LLLFX ... imIpVDiTrk
(bar fights, a football-esque game, ect)
Mesmer VS Thief PvP (player vs player), probably the coolest thing ever http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... TFs#t=399s
45 minutes of World vs World gameplay http://youtu.be/mzQCi7c0DuY
(about 20 minutes in the guy gets in a mech)
And other sites you might want to check out if you're super nerdy like me are..
The biggest GW2 forum http://www.guildwars2guru.com/forum/
And the GW2 subreddit http://www.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/