I have read a lot of the posts from the recent beta bl test. I was fortunate enough to get to experience the new map and wanted to add my thoughts. I make it known and without guilt that I am what many of you would call a casual player. I play because I love to play. I am by nature a defender and have learned the hard way that you can become a non-defender real quick when the “zerg” if off chasing bags and lets your T3 fall to another zerg looking for bags. My thoughts on this test were that there were not enough ppl in Anvil Rock, at least when I was on. I was able to solo camps and shrines. I also was able to head all the way to the far side of the maps to do a bit of havoc. I enjoyed it and can see that it is definitely going to be the playground for the big guilds to battle it out. As far as the mechanics of my experience go I was dc’d several times, most notably when the fire keep was capped after a long three hour siege with a few dedicated players. Wanted to play my necro but opted for the ranger d/t the ds bug. Comments have already been made about the size of the map but I don’t think it is all that much esp when it is full of players. The keeps are soo big and soo full of hiding places that more than one or two will have to watch it. One thing I did notice was that a Mesmer was able to port inside the keep without a wall being down. My last comment has to do with my concern about the digital download on the expansion. Maybe I am the only one with a slow internet but I spent 49 1/2 hours downloading the bl and wonder how long the whole thing is going to take on 10/23. Overall, thank you Anet for the awesome addition to the game and I truly hope that the original bls and eb will not be permanently replaced.
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