Now that we have word that select press will be permitted to film what they experience over this Press Beta Event weekend, I am even more eagerly awaiting the footage coming down the line on Monday afternoon from the various outlets and may just make Youtube my browser’s homepage. I’m sure everyone has their own pet ideas about what they’d like to see updated or new footage of, from the wiki folks who need to make sure their skill icons and descriptions are up to date to the PvPers who are already planning out their strategies.
My own wish list that I hope to see come out of this beta event are probably predictable to anyone who’s familiar with my blog, and are as follows:
- Personal Story: I’m not at all spoiler-averse, and I still am dying to see someone get far enough in their personal story to make a decision that counts. I want to see how the game makes the player choose between the orphanage and the hospital, or equivalent turning point in other racial stories.
- Dungeons: I really want to see how ArenaNet’s non-holy-trinity trinity tackles a dungeon, how people work together, successes and failures of PUGs, etc.
- WvWvW: Now that we have the skinny on WvWvW mechanics, I think we’d all feel a little better if we could actually see footage of hundreds of people out in the Mists at the same time without the server melting or a slideshow resulting.
It might be a bit much to ask from a closed beta weekend, but I’m keeping the dream alive until the day betas open up and we can all see how things work for ourselves.