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Complete Collection

Hey hey, I've been looking about on the net and it seems that the info is somewhat sparse on this product and thought you might be able to help. I knwo it contains all 4 campaigns but other details are missing. For example due it to being called "complete" does it contain the pre-order bonus keys? (i'm assuyming it doesnt) Also how many char slots do you start with? do you start with 8 due it having the 3 main campauigns in it or do you start with 4 which is standard per activation code? Just would kinda like the info so that A) I can update the page on the wiki and B) so i can consider if its worth me buying it. Also as a brief aside, With the addition of the millennium edition upgrade and the BMP addition to the online shop, will their ever be a way to purchase an unlock for the pre-order weapons in the shop too? Personally i already have them all on my main account but i would like to unlock them on my mule account as well as they are quite handy, although as an addendum to this the pre-order weapons from prophs need balanced with the ones from factions, NF and GW:EN, as at the mo the prophs ones are subpar to them. -- Salome User salome sig2.png 18:01, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

Hi Salome. You get 8 character slots with the Complete Collection, and it also includes (next to the shiny golem M.O.X ;)) the weapons from the millenium edition. About your question for being able to purchase the pre-orde weapons: I can pass that suggestion along :) --Martin Kerstein (talk) 11:28, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Thank you Martin!

I was doing a bit of reading through community posts and noticed how quickly you and peter are to respond to questions and concerns. Thank you very much and keep up the great work as community managers! --adrin User Adrin ecto sig.png 10:09, 3 February 2009 (UTC)


Jadesteinbruch

Hi Martin.

Zuerstmal hoffe ich (nach den News von heute) das bei dir alles ok ist und du auch gut ins neue Jahr gerutscht bist (was, schon Februar? Oh..^^)! Ich wollte mal kurz nachfragen, ob man bei ArenaNet den Jadesteinbruch beobachtet. Seit dem Nov-Update tummeln sich dort nämlich eine große Menge an Leechern (die nebenbei fast nie /report-et werden, aber das liegt an den Mitspielern...). Zudem wird haufenweise geleavt - innerhalb der ersten 2min - und Bots dackeln einem hinterher, deren Funktion sich auf das Spammen von 1-2 Skills beschränkt. Das ganze hat imo erschreckende Außmaße angenommen und beeinträchtigt den Spielspaß dort extrem.

Außerdem existiert nach wie vor ein Bug bei den Jadeträgern - diese bleiben ziemlich oft in der Base hängen, und bewegen sich dann nicht mehr von der Stelle, bis die entsprechende Mine vom gegnerischen Team gecappt und dann erneut von der eigenen Fraktion erobert wird. Der Ausfall von nur einem Jadeträger verringert die Gewinnchancen der Fraktionen drastisch, da man sich so gut wie immer auf 2 Minen konzentriert. Ein kaffeetrinkender Jadeträger sorgt also oft zu einer Niederlage.


Ich fänds klasse, wenn du dies an die Entwickler weiterleiten würdest, oder es von Seiten Anets zu dieser Problematik mal eine kurze Stellungnahme geben würde =) Thx und liebe Grüße --95.115.38.173 01:40, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

I doubt you will get a response about this quest, (I think its something to do with the jade quarry but my German is rusty) as very sadly Martin has been made redundant. *cries* -- Salome User salome sig2.png 01:43, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
  • weeps* Martin was one of my favorite Community Reps. I remember him from my long stint playing in the alpha. ceolstan 04:21, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
Martin I would like to thank you for your contribution to the Guildwars community and I wish you the all the best with the hunt for a new job.... Thank you Martin! --User Tribina base.png (Tribina / talk) 06:25, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Sry, Thx 4 all & Gl Martin! =( --95.115.38.173 19:46, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Also posted on Regina's talk page. I want to thank you for the great job you did past years and I wish you good luck and all the best for the future. Didis 21:13, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Congrats and Good Luck

I am heartened to hear that you have been offered a role as a CM over in Seattle, with Regina. Many of us here were saddened to see your "departure" in the first instance, but this is extremely good news. I hope that the work visa things can be worked out and if it is, that moving to America isn't too stressful or too much of a culture shock to you. The move from Brighton to Seattle is gonna be a big one. ;) Anyhoo once again good luck for the future regardless of what happens and please send the wiki's regards to Peter and our hopes that he too will find something soon. -- Salome User salome sig2.png 13:25, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for your kind words. :) It will be some change, indeed, but I already know some lovely people at ArenaNet, so I guess it will work out fine :) --Martin Kerstein (talk) 13:27, 20 February 2009 (UTC)
Also hast du angenommen? Das ist echt schön zu hören, dass du der Community weiterhin erhalten bleibst :) Hoffe, dass du mit dem Umzug zurecht kommst und dich schnell an die neue Situation gewöhnst. Und viel Erfolg dann bei ArenaNet :) poke | talk 16:04, 20 February 2009 (UTC)
Oh good luck Martin, I hope you get your work Visa... I really do. Wish you all the best of luck ;-) --User Tribina base.png (Tribina / talk) 09:02, 21 February 2009 (UTC)
As above (well, I'm not entirely sure what poke said but I'm sure I'd agree with it if I knew) WhyUser talk:Why Are We Fighting 00:06, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
He said he's happy for him, and happy that he'll stay to help the community. Then a wee part I don't understand, then he says he hopes he'll get used to the nw situations quickly and after that he wishes him luck. (Tell me if it's right Poke :P
So ya, good luck and all :) Really glad to hear you've been offered a new job. Mini Me talk 15:53, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Complete Collection

Hallo Martin, ist schon bekannt, wann und ob überhaupt die Complete Collection nach Deutschland kommt? Ich hab ein paar meiner Freunde zu GW überredet, aber die wollen sich wenn, dann gleich das ganze Spiel zum kleinen Preis (mit Packung) zulegen.. --85.233.16.131 13:24, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

Ich würds einfach mal versuchen, es aus England zu importieren. Meistens spart man dabei sogar noch etwas Geld. Ansonsten wär die Platinum Edition ja noch eine gute Alternative. Finde sowieso, dass alles zusammen vielleicht etwas viel für Einsteiger sind. poke | talk 14:09, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
Laut Amazon erscheint die Complete Collection am 15. Mai 2009

Welcome, Martin!

We're glad to have you aboard at ArenaNet! --Regina Buenaobra User Regina Buenaobra sig.png 17:27, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Hello, I have been told to come here even if i have nothing to say. Oh yeah, I know: I'm glad that Regina is glad to have you aboard . ( how was it ? can i return to the other pages now ? ) On a more serious note: what is the name of your toons ingame ? Yseron - 90.14.225.230 17:38, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
Glee!!! --Arduinna talk 17:49, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
For any confused souls, Martin has started a job here at ArenaNet. His work visa was approved by the US Government, and we are happy to have him start his new/old job here in Bellevue (news post). =) --Regina Buenaobra User Regina Buenaobra sig.png 17:54, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
Hurray! Congratulations for not being an illegal alien! And welcome to this side of the world! (Satanael 18:26, 8 April 2009 (UTC))
Welcome back ;), glad to see it worked out alright with the visum --Ellisia talk 09:53, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
Gratulieren Martin. (was that right? I'm not sure) Mini Me talk 19:47, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
Glad you got everything sorted out, must be a big decission to cross the ocean to work for Arenanet! Now go update your wiki page *grin* Good luck! --User Tribina base.png (Tribina / talk) 20:46, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
Welcome MUHAHAHAHA HA HA Siadina User Siadina Siadina Signature.png 20:52, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
Wilkommen zu die Vereinigte Staaten! pardon my German if I messed that up X)Jon User Jon Lupen Sig Image.png Lupen 02:21, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
Hi Martin, I'm glad you took the advice I offered you in London, and that it worked out in the end. Look forward to hearing more from you.. 195.183.80.137 14:07, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
Hi Martin, my first wiki post is to welcome you to the job! Hope you enjoy it.Fril Estelin

Hi and welcome. While were are on this subject, are there any news about the French Community Manager replacement? Jaxom 11:41, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

At this time we are still actively recruiting for a French community manager. --Regina Buenaobra User Regina Buenaobra sig.png 18:54, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Thank you all, Danke schön :)--Martin Kerstein (talk) 19:59, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Drats for not speaking French ;). Looking for a Dutchie? Maybe? Didn't think so ;-). Are you comfortable in the US Martin? --Silverleaf Special:Contributions/SilverleafDon't assume, Know! 14:01, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

Hello There Sir

We can be a rowdy bunch here in America. I'm sure you know how difficult PR is, and if you haven't been able to tell over the life of this wiki we are very passionate people who are passionate about having this game be the absolute best it can be. Anyways welcome to the other side, hope your journey was a good one. Over seas travel can be rough (cursed time zones + jet lag).~>Sins WDBUser The Sins We Die By Sig.png 19:15, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
Trip was fine, finishing my first week at work here. And keep being passionate ;)--Martin Kerstein (talk) 20:00, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
-Hoots and hollers while wielding revolvers, shooting into the air, and yelping obscenities- 72.189.85.14 02:16, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Just wanted to say Hi Martin and goodluck over here on this side of the pond (: I hope we dont bite too much for you and hope you are enjoying your stay atleast.

so how is it at the HQ? InfestedHydralisk 12:05, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

Interesting and very busy :)--Martin Kerstein (talk) 22:13, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Hi Martin :D

Welcome back to the world of GWW :D I only have one piece of advice. Don't feed the trolls :D Feel free to ask if you have any questions or problems! --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 22:11, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Hi Wyn. Thank you for the greeting. :) And I am aware when someone tries to troll me ;)--Martin Kerstein (talk) 22:12, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
I could actually need some help with setting up a proper archiving structure - or a proper structure in general, I am a Wiki n00b :)--Martin Kerstein (talk) 17:07, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
I'm happy to help you with anything you need Martin. I personally prefer a fairly straight forward chronological archive, you can however organize it however you wish, depending on the amount of traffic you are getting, you may want to do a chronological by month, sub-divided by subject. Again, the more traffic, the more sophisticated you need your structuring for ease of use. It may be something to look into while the licensing discussion is going on, as there will most likely be some changes to how staff talk pages are handled once the new namespace is implemented. --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 18:00, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
I have taken the liberty of archiving your 2008 stuff into a single archive. If you wish to subdivide it, we can do that as well. --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 22:25, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

Pong

Heya Martin - I got started with Pong, too - I blame my uncle for that - he was an electrical serviceman and had all the latest gadgets. I'm pretty sure the one I played wasn't a first generation pong because it had several games hard-wired into the device (variants of pong and a pistol game that I think was called Duck Hunt) I also remember having to look up at the TV which was about 3 feet off the ground. --146.122.71.136 22:48, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

CM/Arenanet Activities

Something has been nagging at the back of my mind for a while now: What's with the decreased activity on the wiki? (and I would say in general but I don't use the forums myself, those I do now check have said things have slowed there too but since I haven't checked I can't really go on that)

I ask this as I've noticed, primarily, Regina's activities on the Wiki have, for want of a better term, stopped. She, and I see you, haven't really been on the wiki in a CM capacity since the start of the month, we're nearing the end of the month. It has been mentioned there is a product review or something along those lines for Guild Wars 2. As nice as that is for Guild Wars 2 there has been a lot of text put out by the community (even on the wiki alone) and I don't see the CMs actually around - I would point out that there's a community here to be managed in regards to Guild Wars. I don't use the forums, personally, but this is the first time in, well, ages I've seen Arenanet almost go silent in the way it has of late. So... what gives?

Not to be rude, but after what seems like a self mass pat on the backs with the Guild Wars team things have stopped.

Sorry, if that comes across as rude but this recent mass inactivity is troubling. 000.00.00.00 02:23, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

Product Review? for a game not expected for 2 to 3 more years? WTF does that mean? --ilr 19:20, 25 May 2009 (UTC)
Theirs no reason. Its just a simple fact that the wiki is the lowest on ArenaNets priority list. Most staff do read the page, but don't always reply. They don't hate us, there just to busy. Dominator Matrix 19:23, 25 May 2009 (UTC)
It means the folks from Korea were visiting the Studio and they were reviewing the progress being made on GW2, checking timelines, etc. It's a pretty standard process. --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 19:25, 25 May 2009 (UTC)
Next to that CM activity on GWW (here) is done in private time. It is not a Core Communication Site for Arenanet. Both Martin & Regina are active on other (Forum) sites and communication applications. I (personally) would like a Perma-CM visible in-game all the time playing and exploring the Player-Base-interest and informing every one on what is released to promote. But we can not DEMAND they give up there personal life and spare time to fill the requests of 6 million players. --Silverleaf Special:Contributions/SilverleafDon't assume, Know! 13:57, 26 May 2009 (UTC)
No worries, I did not take it as being rude. I have to admit that I am not active on the wiki as I probably should be - but it has also been a rather busy month for us in community, and we had to spread ourselves pretty thin across all the outlets we are working on. We do read, we just do not always have the time to post as well :(--Martin Kerstein (talk) 21:55, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
I would have thought the Wiki would be a priority given it's Arenanet hosted. [shrugs] Also, Silverleaf: 6 million players? I somehow doubt that. 6 million products sold yes but product sells does not determine the number of players. 000.00.00.00 20:33, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
And a load of "family accounts" where family members share accounts to keep costs reduced or younger kids in reign. --Silverleaf Special:Contributions/SilverleafDon't assume, Know! 00:14, 1 June 2009 (UTC)
6 million sold means nothing considering that 5 million of them are either bots/gold spammers/banned accounts. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:72.43.62.68 (talk).
Yes, that is certainly an accurate and not over exaggerated estimation. Also, sign your comments. --חיו Chaiyo Kaldor 21:01, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

Contest

Hello. I would like to create a contest opened to a large majority of the players. In order to know if it's doable I posted some questions on Gaile's page( here ) who gently recomended me to get in touch with the community team. Do you think I should wait for Regina to come back and ask her these questions, or is there someone specific you would recommend me to get in touch with for this matter ?

Regards. Yseron - 86.209.198.5 22:04, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

Violent Games to be banned in Germany?

So, browsing through GWG I saw this. What do you think about this, is it actually going to get through Parliament in yor opinion?--92.10.202.17 07:14, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

Developer Updates and translating them

Hi Martin.. mir fiel gerade auf, wie wenig ich doch über GW mitbekomme, wenn ich nur die deutschen (Dev) Updates lese.. z.b. der Kampfarchipel-Erkundungstitel war mir komplett abhanden gekommen und ähnliche witzige Dinge, wie Sandsturm und dessen Extraschaden, wenn man wirklich auf Sand steht - aber auch Sachen, mit denen man wirklich was anfangen kann, außer dürber zu Lachen. Gibt es irgendeine Möglichkeit, wie man mithelfen kann, sowas in vollem Detail zu übersetzen, so daß es auch mehr Leute mitbekommen? Also außer jetzt einfach das gleiche wie hier zu tun nur eben drüben im anderen Wiki.. sondern vielleicht an ofiziellerer Stelle oder sowas.. ne Idee? --Golgarit Raven 11:12, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Wie du vielleicht bemerkt hast, ist das Dev Update, auf das du dich beziehst, ein Aprilscherz. Meines Wissens werden echte offizielle Ankündigungen, Updates etc. schon zeitnah ins Deutsche übrsetzt, oder?? -Balwin 11:55, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Ja, sicher. Nur finde ich es kommt recht oft vor, daß es dabei echt nur sehr kurz gehalten wird. Nicht nur Aprilscherze bleiben auf der Strecke sondern eben auch oft mal Infos, die man brauchen kann. Kann dir gern nachher welche raussuchen, mache jetzt erstmal Feierabend ;) Aber bei einem hast Recht schonmal, das oben klingt wirklich doof ich änder des mal ab. --Golgarit Raven 11:58, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Eigentlich werden alle offiziellen Ankündigungen wie Patchnotes oder Dev-Updates übersetzt und zeitgleich veröffentlicht. Es kommt hin und wieder mal zu einer Verzögerung wenn die Übersetzer sehr ausgelastet sind oder es sich um eine kurzfristige Änderung (Notfall-Build) handelt, aber der Normalfall ist dies nicht. :)--Martin Kerstein (talk) 20:16, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

So, woran arbeiten wir im Moment?

Wir wollten euch einen kurzen Ausblick auf einige Dinge geben, an denen wir grad arbeiten:

Helden werden aus dem GvG und AdH entfernt. Viele Spieler haben sich dies schon seit geraumer Zeit gewünscht. Da wir aber auch möchten, dass Spieler teilnehmen können, die nicht in der Lage sind, ein komplettes Team zusammenzubekommen, werden wir die Helden durch eine Reihe neuer Gefolgsleute ersetzen. Wir arbeiten momentan an den Details, daher können wir euch keine konkrete Zeitachse geben, aber wir wollen, dass ihr involviert seid, indem ihr uns Vorschläge unterbreitet, welche Fertigkeiten ihr gerne bei diesen neuen Gefolgsleuten sehen wollt, also fangt schon einmal an, darüber nachzudenken!

Wir werden eine Guild Wars Live Test-Kru einrichten, die uns beim Testen zukünftiger Updates und Fertigkeiten-Änderungen helfen soll. Wir wollen euch in unsere Tests einbinden, und wenn ihr zu den Personen gehört, die wir auswählen werden, dann könnt ihr direkt mit unseren Entwicklern zusammenarbeiten. Wir werden ein Bewerbungsformular auf unserer Webseite bereitstellen, sobald wir alle Details geklärt haben. Zwei Dinge vorab: Aus rechtlichen Gründen müsst ihr über 18 sein um euch zu bewerben, und ihr müsst der englischen Sprache mächtig sein.

Soviel erstmal von uns, Ich hoffe euch gefällt, was wir für euch in der Hinterhand haben!--Martin Kerstein (talk) 19:20, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Klingt sehr vielversprechend, bin mal gespannt :) (Obwohl bisl schade, dann fällt das Bugtesting der Skills im GvG weg.. da kann man so toll bestimmte Situationen nachstellen, weil man nur da seinen Kumpel auf jeden Fall als Gegner vor sich hat und sich absprechen kann.) --Golgarit Raven 20:34, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Neues zur Xunlai-Wettstube

Zuerst möchten wir uns bei euch für die aufgebrachte Geduld bedanken, während unser Team die Probleme mit der aktuellen Punktevergabe untersucht hat.

Die Punktvergabe der Xunlai-Wettstube begann am18. Juni, und dabei traten Komplikationen auf. Obwohl viele Spieler ihre Punkte erhalten haben, kam es dazu, dass einige Spieler nicht die korrekte Anzahl bekommen haben, und in einigen Fällen Spieler, die ihre Tipps abgegeben haben, gar keine Punkte erhalten haben (Wie ihr ja wisst, gibt es normalerweise 5 Punkte für die Tipp-Abgabe). Unser Team hat daran gearbeitet, die Situation aufzuklären und die Probleme, die zu der fehlerhaften Punktevergabe geführt haben, zu beseitigen.

Wir haben Aufzeichnungen über die korrekte Anzahl an Punkten die Spieler bekommen sollten, wenn sie Tipps für das Mai-Turnier abgegeben haben, und Spieler werden ihre Punkte erhalten, unabhängig davon, ob sie sich an den Support gewendet haben oder nicht.

Uns ist bewusst, dass die Punktevergabe der Wettstube auch in der Vergangenheit zu Problemen geführt hat. Wir mussten uns also entscheiden, ob wir die Wettstube schliessen, um der Sache auf den Grund zu gehen, oder ob wir nächsten Monat wieder in ähnliche Probleme bei der Punktevergabe laufen würden.

Wir haben uns dazu entschlossen, die Wettstube zu schliessen, um das Problem an er Wurzel zu packen. Sobald wir einschätzen können, wann die Wiedereröffnung stattfindet, werden wir euch dies unverzüglich mitteilen.

Wir entschuldigen uns für alle Unannehmlichkeiten, die dies versacht hat.--Martin Kerstein (talk) 00:27, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

EU GW website game updates in German

Hi Martin,

While browsing the EU GW website, looking at the "Game Updates" which can be accessed directly from the mainpage (see http://eu.guildwars.com/ on the left hand side column), I found that the April 9th update is in German: http://eu.guildwars.com/support/article/update_09_july_2009/

Just thought you should know.

Have fun in Cologne ;). Fril

Doh - that happens when I update all the languages at the same time, thanks for pointing this out :) --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:Martin Kerstein (talk).

Report-Funktion

Nabend Martin. Ich hätte eine kleine Frage bezüglich der Report-Funktion: Es sind viele Betrüger so schlau, dass sie 1-2 mal im Lokalchat irgend welchen Müll verzapfen (wtb eure Accounts usw.) und dann schnell aus dem Distrikt verschwinden. Mit der Report-Funktion ist man ja leider nicht in der Lage, Spieler in fremden Distrikten zu melden. Könnte man da nicht evt. irgendetwas machen, damit man solche Betrügereien trotzdem mittels Report-Funktion melden kann? --Maria Murtor 18:05, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

Hmm, muss ich mal fragen ob so etwas machbar ist. --Martin Kerstein (talk) 21:36, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
Hat sich irgendwas ergeben? --Maria Murtor 15:46, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Concept Art on Your Screen

What is the art on your screen? http://img263.yfrog.com/i/tbe.jpg/ Looks awesome. Can we get a desktop of it for ourselves? Good luck in Cologne. --Ravious 13:18, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

yeah, i'd like to know that too:P also i find it awesome that your fav skill is evisroote. :-) - Wuhy User Wuhy sig.jpg 06:55, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
I was at Gamecom, saw the NCsoft stand, missed any GW2 info unfortunately.. Aion took over! The new GW2 trailer made me expect much of GW2, good luck on the rest of the programming!!! Joetjah 01:04, 22 August 2009 (UTC)