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Guild Wars 2: Open Beta In the Planning Stage



  • KanethKaneth Posts: 2,004Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by NBlitz

    Does this mean a Spring release is possible?! 


    Possibly late spring, but I wouldn't doubt a summer release. If they are in the planning stages of an open beta, the earliest we might see it opening is a month. That's if they plan it out and nothing else goes wrong.

    My guess is that an open beta would be more of a stress test to see if the servers can handle the loads, and to see how content actually works vs. a mob of actual players.

    The game looks like it's working well from the videos we've seen, as well as the comments that their closed beta is going well. However, you can never account for the masses, they have ways of twisting game systems in ways developers could never think of.

    Regardless, this is extremely exciting news.

  • starstar Seattle, WAPosts: 1,101Member

    Can't you keep acumulating HOM points past launch? As long as your account was made before the launch of GW2 you can keep playing 1 and getting points that'll carry over to two.


  • HrothaHrotha -Posts: 821Member

    amg amg amg! *nerdrages*


    Seriously I would sell my non-existing wife for this game! :-)


  • ChuvarHramaChuvarHrama Novi SadPosts: 88Member

    50/50 and gwamm. I'm so ready for this!


  • RizelStarRizelStar Raleigh, NCPosts: 2,773Member Uncommon

    Ahh now that's poppin but back to stying humble can't wait for the actual date, hard enjoying any MMOs period since my exxperience last year at PAX.

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  • MikeBMikeB Community Manager Queens, NYPosts: 5,793Administrator Uncommon

    Originally posted by ChuvarHrama

    50/50 and gwamm. I'm so ready for this!


    So jelly right now.

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  • daniel!!!daniel!!! nottinghamPosts: 400Member

    Originally posted by Loke666

    It was already posted yesterday, but yeah it is indeed good news.

    Maybe we finally can get a date soon. :)

    damn right ;) i know were all dying for this game because every time i check the mmo forums its always the same cool people waiting for guild wars 2 hehe ;) i love you guys and im happy for sharing this long as wait with you all :P although it will be going on a little longer 



  • ChuvarHramaChuvarHrama Novi SadPosts: 88Member

    Originally posted by MikeB

    Originally posted by ChuvarHrama

    50/50 and gwamm. I'm so ready for this!


    So jelly right now.


    I got from 32/50 to 50/50 in 1 week! 

    Still here?

    What are u waiting for?!


  • Master10KMaster10K LondonPosts: 3,065Member

    Originally posted by crunk001

    amg amg amg! *nerdrages*

    Seriously I would sell my non-existing wife for this game! :-)

    That shouldn't be too difficult. Maybe we all should sell our non-existent spouses for this game, or maybe there is a traitor amongst us ;-)


  • fivorothfivoroth LondonPosts: 3,798Member Uncommon

    OOH MY GOD!!!! (feints)

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  • ZefireZefire lol, CAPosts: 676Member

    Time to see what this game is all about.Im not expecting to be amazing because after all these continues lies and fake game hypes this game could be another overhyped crap.Lets wait some more to see it live

  • cyress8cyress8 Croatia, VTPosts: 832Member

    Well, they did say they would have a short closed beta if everything goes according to plan.  Guess the plan is going accordingly. :D  Please OB, start in Feb.


  • KakkzookaKakkzooka Waterbury, CTPosts: 591Member

    7/50 HoM here - and I'm having fun taking my time gaining more points. I left GW to go back to WoW shortly after the Factions box was released. I really wish I had stuck with GW instead, but hindsight is 20/20. (Let me just add that WoW gave me that first "OMG - open world! moment, despite having played UA.) I'm just settling back in after finishing the Prophecies and EoTN campaign on a brand new character. I'm starting with the Factions campaigns now (after all this time), reaquainting myself with the Kaineng Center.

    This is the first MMO in a great while that has sparked my interest.

    I just hope that the game doesn't get "overhyped" to saturation levels. I'll also be keen to see objective open beta reviews. The game looks fantastic based on the PAX and other convention coverage and footage we've seen, but I can't wait for the necessary vetting open beta reviews will provide.  I just hope that the GW community can stay objective in the face of any criticism. It's kind of painful to see how another recent AAA title was promoted and marketed to the hilt as the next coming, and the subsequent meltdown of that community in the face of what turned out to be valid objective criticisms after its release.

    GW was and is great for its time, but it has its flaws. (Mainly the fact that it isn't an MMORPG!) I can't wait to experience the CORPG I love in an MMORPG environment. (And obtain another 23 HoM points!)





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  • dinamsdinams Muriae, VAPosts: 1,362Member

    I stuck at 14 and will not go beyond

    Can't play GW anymore IDK why, its like WoW for me, I enter and stops 20 mins later

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  • LonewolfLonewolf DartfordPosts: 252Member Uncommon

    For the love of god roll on GW2 PLS!

  • ZzadZzad Palma de MallorcaPosts: 1,327Member Uncommon

    While playing swtor...i CAN¨T WAIT to get my hands on Guild Wars 2 !!!

    Hope open beta is very "OPEN" & very soon :)


  • illyanaillyana quezon cityPosts: 614Member Uncommon

    i got 1 GWAMM 50/50, 2 accnts with 30/50, 1 accnt at 29/50 (cant decide whether to fill the last point up with armor or weapon) and 1 up and coming 18/50

    1 accnt didnt have Nightfall. i used a 10-hour NF trial key to finish the campaign in NM, get 3 elite armor and get all NF heroes displayed in HOM

    OBT is very good news but i wont hold my breath for OBT on Feb. April most likely to coincide with the GW Anniv

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  • ToxiaToxia Lake Charles, LAPosts: 1,320Member Uncommon

    Awesome News!

    Play FF13-2 for a month, then once that's wrapped up, GW2 around the corner.

    Today was a good day.

    The Deep Web is sca-ry.

  • MajinashMajinash st louis, MOPosts: 1,320Member

    what does gwamm mean?

    Everything creates huge amounts of negativity on the internet, that's what the internet is for: Negativity, porn and lolcats.

  • Dekarx12Dekarx12 SydneyPosts: 374Member Uncommon

    "PLANING" been the key word here... so I reckon another month and we might see something... but I'm stilling waiting for the Media to go in and hopfully the NDA will be lifted and we get to see "Hopfully" a near finished game with top game play!! like TB the yogscast or Jesse Cox... that would be awsome... SOOO stinging for this game... But I'm not going to over hype myself just incase... still excited though!!!!image


  • DJJazzyDJJazzy louisville, COPosts: 2,053Member Common

    Originally posted by Majinash

    what does gwamm mean?

    It's the title, God Walking Amongst Mere Mortals.

    You get it by maxing 30 titles. It's a pretty hard grind.

  • Br3akingDawnBr3akingDawn a City, CAPosts: 1,367Member Uncommon

    I will sell my soul again for the open beta.


  • AnirethAnireth Posts: 645Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by DJJazzy

    Originally posted by Majinash

    what does gwamm mean?

    It's the title, God Walking Amongst Mere Mortals.

    You get it by maxing 30 titles. It's a pretty hard grind.


    It's not that hard, you gain most stuff whilst playing through the campaigns. And if you do not do the same thing over and over again, but mix one area for the vanquishing title (remember to take the Zaishen quest), a quick Morostov/Quinkai run for the Faction titles, trapping Zaishen-Elite, and doing the Zaishen mission and bounty (which makes you go into the dungeons) and you do a lot of titles and gain a lot of money - with the later you can buy stuff like sweets or beverage and the mini pets.

    The hardest grind is if you want to get every glob of ectoplasma dropped which you use for the Obsidian armor, but everything else..

    Cartography somewhat, but you easily end up with 95% when done with vanquishing.

    Survivor can be bought or combined with farming obsidian shards you need anyways (for the HoM, obsidian armor) in the fissure of woe. Each run is about 100k. So 11 runs. Less if you take scrolls or clean everything, but it's faster just doing what has to be done instead of killing everything.

    The single most motivating thing for me was, having other people around who need stuff, too. You end up doing everything, all over the place, which leads to a more interesting time.

    Don't forget that some titles are account wide, and stuff like sweets or Z-keys can be transfered, you do not need to do everything with one char, not for GWAMM and even less for the HoM (which is completely account wide).


    About that open beta news: Heh, i already forgot that interview again, seeing that is was originally posted on the 12th.

    I'd love an open beta, but at this stage, her answer does not mean a thing. "planning has begun". How long will the planning take? It is like "hey guys, open beta next week?" "sure". Or do they want to fix the bugs first, extended discussions, maybe deciding whats actually going to be in there etc.? And even if it's the first type of planning, maybe the question was "hey guys, open beta later this year?" , or "open beta, week before release?".

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  • oubersoubers bazelPosts: 876Member Uncommon

    yeah thats it.....hype it up you guys....keep hyping.....almost there.

    It will be done when its done and it will still be (a good looking) game like many others.



  • MrBootsMrBoots a, ALPosts: 277Member Uncommon

    I'm losing interest in this one fast. I remember when they promised minimal instancing and awesome pvp. Now all I hear about is instanced pvp and once a week faction wars.

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