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GW2 Home Server

Gandara sounds fine to me
4 (66.7%)
Already chose another one
0 (0%)
I don't like the name, different server plx
0 (0%)
I'll just go where the majority goes
2 (33.3%)

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Voting closed: April 29, 2012, 09:16:01 AM

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Home Server GW2
« on: April 25, 2012, 09:16:01 AM »
When you first launch and login to Guild Wars 2, you will be greeted by a selection of servers, or as ArenaNet has termed them – worlds. You can choose any server you like, even those outside of your region (though “to select a home world that is in a different region from where you purchased your game, you will be logged out for a short period of time while your account is moved to your new region“), but note that this will become your world server and you won’t be able to switch unless you’re willing to pay for a world transfer with 1,800 gems. However, once the game launches, you will be able to play with your friends on other servers with the “guesting” option – you can play with them as you please with a few restrictions, one being that you can’t participate in WvW.

So if we wanna WvWvW together we need to be on the same server.

I'm not entirely sure if this "Home Server" choice sticks into release or if we get to choose again at release.

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EU Worlds

Kodonur
Gandara
Kodash
Blacktide
Istan
Vabbi
Kourna
Fissure of Woe
Underworld
Ring of Fire
Far Shiverpeaks
Petrified Forest
Jade Sea
Desolation
Magus Falls
Whiteside Ridge
Fort Ranik
Ruins of Surmia
Sharp’s Corner
Aurora Glade
Riverside
Elona Reach
Augury Rock
Abaddon’s Mouth

Suggestions?

I'm trying to get other friends to the same home server as well, so i hope I'm quick enough before people have made up their minds already.

I vote Gandara, it's not as "cool" as Underworld or Ring of Fire but that just attracts 12 yr olds probably :P and its easy to pronounce, type. Not as annoying as a 2/3 word servername and the other 1 word servernames sound a bit lame/are annoying to pronounce imho.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2012, 09:53:08 AM by ErnieCool »

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Re: Home Server GW2
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 09:43:13 AM »
yeah as long as it's EU im not really bothered how ever i do like the reasoning you gave so im happy with that
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Re: Home Server GW2
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012, 10:42:58 AM »
Baaahhh-baaaahhhh-baaahhhhhh

As the most inexperienced one amongst us, I shall meakly follow like a wool covered mammal.  Also, avoiding 12 year olds sounds good.

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Re: Home Server GW2
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2012, 10:46:40 AM »
Are there any differences in setup on these worlds ie PvP, roleplaying etc.

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Re: Home Server GW2
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2012, 11:06:39 AM »
Afaik there isn't, there aren't any enemy factions so you don't have pvp/pve servers.. concerning RP, i'm not sure, if there are rp servers they aren't stated atm.

But reading a bit more I'm pretty sure you get to choose again for release, so if it turns out there are differences we could switch again, this would just be for the BWE's then.


edit//
reading the forums it seems RPers have somewhat claimed a server :P

Petrified Forest (RP Chosen by gw2roleplayers.com)


Guilds/Communities that will be on Gandara (I'll update this as i find some more).
- Futilez
« Last Edit: April 25, 2012, 11:16:55 AM by ErnieCool »

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Re: Home Server GW2
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2012, 12:22:36 PM »
I too shall follow you to the great server of Gandara, oh wise Ernie!

See you all there this weekend! :D

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Re: Home Server GW2
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2012, 14:18:13 PM »
So far Gandara seems to have dodged all the russian/polish/portugese/etc/etc communities that pretty much claim their servers xD.
So far everyone i've seen stating they were going to Gandara was english speaking at least.


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Current allocation of communities
    Kodonur
    Gandara (Futilez)
    Kodash
    Blacktide (Midnight Mayhem, Polish community, GuildWars2.com.pl , GoHa.Ru, 4Gamers.be,guildwars-2.ru)
    Istan (MMORPG.com ,Sweclockers,Univers Virtuel (FR),Luna Atra (FR),Jeuxvideo.com (FR))
    Vabbi (4chan/vg)
    Kourna
    Fissure of Woe (TKOT)
    Underworld (Unofficial Portuguese)
    Ring of Fire (The Bulgarians [BG])
    Far Shiverpeaks (gw2nl.nl)
    Petrified Forest (RP Chosen by gw2roleplayers.com)
    Jade Sea (NeoGAF)
    Desolation
    Magus Falls
    Whiteside Ridge (Reddit)
    Fort Ranik (Jeuxonline (french community),Canard pc (FR),HFR (FR))
    Ruins of Surmia (Guild Wars 2 Online, Guild Wars 2 Spain, Guild Wars Latino (spanish community),Mediavida)
    Sharp’s Corner (Guild Wars 2 Online, Guild Wars 2 Spain, Guild Wars Latino (spanish community))
    Aurora Glade (Guild Wars 2 Online, Guild Wars 2 Spain, Guild Wars Latino (spanish community),Mediavida)
    Riverside
    Elona Reach (Onlinewelten and Wartower Community)
    Augury Rock (Onlinewelten and Wartower Community)
    Abaddon’s Mouth (Onlinewelten and Wartower Community)
« Last Edit: April 25, 2012, 14:32:01 PM by ErnieCool »

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Re: Home Server GW2
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2012, 14:22:16 PM »
oh wise Ernie!

Oh hey Ernie's Mum!

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Re: Home Server GW2
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2012, 14:40:18 PM »
It's only going to be for the beta, obviously in the release they'll have english speaking realms, lets just try to avoid ruskies and french since we got enough of them in TF2 and lets go kill some internet dragons.
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Re: Home Server GW2
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2012, 14:44:03 PM »
awww.. for those that had aquired the  other beta exe you'll have to d/l it all again :)
ahh well worth a try
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Re: Home Server GW2
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2012, 14:59:57 PM »
It's only going to be for the beta, obviously in the release they'll have english speaking realms, lets just try to avoid ruskies and french since we got enough of them in TF2 and lets go kill some internet dragons.

Although that's true, that's not to say most people won't stick to that server, basically every community is already picking a home. And I've seen it happen in WoW where a server just gets taken over by a foreign community, doesn't matter if its listed as a English speaking server. General/trade would just get dominated by that language.

But Gandara seems safe so it's all good, I'm quite excited for this weekend :P

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Re: Home Server GW2
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2012, 15:52:34 PM »
So who's had the email with the details in?

Cos I haven't...

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Re: Home Server GW2
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2012, 16:27:31 PM »
me...

already downloaded and waiting with my details saved in the login boxes :)
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Re: Home Server GW2
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2012, 17:35:01 PM »
So who's had the email with the details in?

Cos I haven't...

Check e-mails from "ArenaNet" entitled "Thanks for Registering"
Have you already gone through the parts where you pick a username etc?
if so try this link or search for an email from "The Guild Wars 2 Team" entitled "You’re Invited to the Guild Wars 2 Beta Event April 27-29"
If nothing we'll have a look see later on.

me...

already downloaded and waiting with my details saved in the login boxes :)

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« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2012, 18:39:20 PM »
I got nothing else from Arenanet after this:

Congratulations on successfully completing the registration process for Guild Wars 2!

The game client will be available shortly; we will send you an e-mail with a download link.

Your Guild Wars 2 User ID is:
Monkeh.7086

This is a unique account identifier, consisting of a name and a randomly generated four-digit code. You'll use it during the Guild Wars 2 Beta Event, on the Beta Forums, and in Guild Wars 2 after launch. The name and four-digit code will be your handle on the Beta Forums. The four-digit code does not appear in the game itself unless another player chooses the same name, in which case both your name and the four-digit code will appear.

Save this e-mail for reference! You may need to provide the game account information or your unique ID to a customer service representative to obtain customer support.

We'll see you in-game!

The Guild Wars 2 Team


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