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Now when IS release?

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  • starstar Seattle, WAPosts: 1,101Member
    Like it's been said in this thread and the many before it, all signs do indeed point to June. As I mentioned in the prepurchase thread, those who bought CEs from Gamestop might've noticed a stipulation underneath their game code: expires 6/26.

    Telling, no?

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  • fiontarfiontar Dana, MAPosts: 3,719Member

    Originally posted by star

    Like it's been said in this thread and the many before it, all signs do indeed point to June. As I mentioned in the prepurchase thread, those who bought CEs from Gamestop might've noticed a stipulation underneath their game code: expires 6/26.



    Telling, no?

    I agree with speculation pointing to late June. That doesn't mean the date couldn't slip if the game has some issues that would prevent it from being "ready", but I think Arenanet are pushing ahead with the hope and tacit assumption that the game will be ready for late June.

    Want to know more about GW2 and why there is so much buzz? Start here: Guild Wars 2 Mass Info for the Uninitiated
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  • BlindchanceBlindchance WhywouldyouliketoknowPosts: 1,081Member

    September is my bet. The content for two races wasn't ready yet to show to the public. We haven't seen any content beyond level 30 ( ? )  either. Cutscenes are still work in progress and launch AFTER summer holidays seems like a good business decision. 

  • fiontarfiontar Dana, MAPosts: 3,719Member

    Originally posted by Blindchance

    September is my bet. The content for two races wasn't ready yet to show to the public. We haven't seen any content beyond level 30 ( ? )  either. Cutscenes are still work in progress and launch AFTER summer holidays seems like a good business decision. 

    Arenanet stressed recently that we should not assume anything about the completeness of the game based on what is or isn't included in the beta events. They are holding back content to ensure it will be new to everyone at launch and hinted that that will likely include the Sylvari and Asura starting areas. They have also assured us that areas not included in the beta events are being thoroughly tested as part of the NDA protected private closed beta process.

    Want to know more about GW2 and why there is so much buzz? Start here: Guild Wars 2 Mass Info for the Uninitiated
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  • starstar Seattle, WAPosts: 1,101Member
    Thing is, I hate the 'it's beta/you're playing an older build/etc' excuses. I realize they don't want to play their hand quite yet, but everytime I see a studio use that excuse I cringe.

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  • starstar Seattle, WAPosts: 1,101Member
    I had more to say but my phone deleted it :[

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  • fiontarfiontar Dana, MAPosts: 3,719Member

    Originally posted by star

    Thing is, I hate the 'it's beta/you're playing an older build/etc' excuses. I realize they don't want to play their hand quite yet, but everytime I see a studio use that excuse I cringe.

    It's not excuses in this case, they've been saying for at least a year and a half that they didn't plan on giving players access to all, or even most, of the game during beta events. They want most of the game to be seen by players for the first time with the launch. I agree that some developers use this strategy to mask issues with the game. I trust that Arenanet are not doing it for such a reason, but general cynicism in the genre is understandable. :)

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  • waynejr2waynejr2 West Toluca Lake, CAPosts: 4,469Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by RefMinor

    Soon™

    I heard Extra Soon.

  • NandoSupesNandoSupes New Britain, CTPosts: 61Member

    I can see the game releasing around June/July.

    no way in December,too many games come out around the holiday season,

    it will get less attention.

  • DignaDigna City, CTPosts: 2,014Member Uncommon

    Tomorrow. It releases tomorrow. Now if they would just open the accounts up so I could log in, I'd be first in line.....

  • gaeanprayergaeanprayer Somewhere Out There, PAPosts: 2,320Member Uncommon

    The only thing we know is what Anet said. They said they wouldn't start the player betas until they were close to release, those have not only started but they've moved on to letting pre-purchasers into the beta events as well. That means, yes, soon. What "soon" is to them we don't know, but December, as someone else mentioned, is extremely unlikely.

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  • VortigonVortigon PerthPosts: 723Member

    Well considering they stated there would be "Several" Beta Event Weekends at the rate of about 1 per month, plus they said they will give us at least a months notice before release then;

    April - Beta Event Weekend
    May - Beta Event Weekend
    June - Beta Event Weekend + (4 - 6 Weeks Notice of Release)
    July to August > Release!

    So can be no sooner than End of June and likely to be between Mid July - to Mid August

  • Kyuz0oKyuz0o FrankfurtPosts: 80Member

    I think it´s really hard to tell. Because we have seen a lot of stuff where they have to work on. Look at the totalbiscuit explorable mode dungeon, and the elite skill vids etc. There`s still a bunch of placeholders there and stuff that needs to be finished off, and bugs to be eliminated etc.

    So all in all a lot of work. We don`t know if the version of the game is the same they are running internally (I doubt it). And at least I for one don`t have a clue how long it takes to fix stuff like that. Let`s take an example, broken dialogue in the explorable mode dungeon...

    It could be a quicky of 5 minutes, or it could take a few hours, who really knows? Then they have to optimize the clients and servers, internal network etc.

    My guess is, that they won`t release before the end of June, would give us at least 2-3 Beta Weekends.

    I am really looking forward to those...

    You know those types of games where you`re all hyped up? You`re just bursting with joy and drooling just when you know you`ll get to play them? And that is one of the best feelings ever? Then when you finally get to play it`s like... meh, it`s nice but yeah....

    Well all I can say is, the times I got to play it it was BETTER than that when I was just anticipating...

    So at least for me it`s definately my game. Not saying everyone has to like GW2, but I loved it the short periods of time I got 2 play.

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  • MalevianMalevian Lincoln, NEPosts: 48Member

    I seem to recall that the creators said one major thing about the release of Guild Wars 2

     

    When it's ready!

  • HrothaHrotha -Posts: 821Member

    Middle of June. It would be a perfect marceting strategy to give players time to experience D3. Many players play a game, even as if its D3 with a certain replay-value, at least once and get then easily distracted by other games. And this will also work with Guild Wars 2.

    I say 15th June. December is way too far away if you already can pre-purchase the game now. Normally a launch is 1-3months after a pre-purchase.

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  • obiiobii WienPosts: 779Member Uncommon

    September ? October?

    Close enough to the winter holidays and after the summer holidays?

  • AmjocoAmjoco Layton, UTPosts: 4,774Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by 4bsolute

    Middle of June. It would be a perfect marceting strategy to give players time to experience D3. Many players play a game, even as if its D3 with a certain replay-value, at least once and get then easily distracted by other games. And this will also work with Guild Wars 2.

    I say 15th June. December is way too far away if you already can pre-purchase the game now. Normally a launch is 1-3months after a pre-purchase.

    Tera release date may have some say to that June 15 date. Seeing how it releases June 19 I'm not sure that it would go so well here in the US. I for one would play GW2 way over Tera but there are a lot of people that will go either way and those days are just to close to see what may happen.

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  • SIRKRASIRKRA ItalyPosts: 60Member Common

    I really think that let a game out about the same time of others is not a good strategy, I think the best is letting the game go out a few time later than others, while players already get the "first exiting time moment" gone, and want already try anything new and different. I'm prospecting a summer release too.

  • 1carcarah11carcarah1 Rio de JaneiroPosts: 172Member

    Ive heard people on beta saying this game cant be ready in less than 4-6 months

  • DarkPonyDarkPony RotterdamPosts: 5,566Member

    This just in:

     

    Members of Anet's GW2 development team spotted on Copacabana beach, spending vast amounts of money on 5 star hotels, Raybans, icecream (5 scoops), cocktails and fancy clubs.

    When prompted with the question when work on GW2 will be resumed Colin Johanson answered with a snippy "We're done when we are done!"

  • MurdokMurdok Louisville, ILPosts: 5Member

    I noticed the same thing Star did.  That the code is only good until 6/26.  Also knowing that the codes are only good until 5 days after release this puts us at thursday 6/21 with early access on monday 6/18.  Which would be roughly two months after this coming weekend.  With all the things that may change from now until then I am personally looking at these dates with hope.

  • SkuallSkuall UnknowPosts: 1,280Member Uncommon

    they need a 2 month anouncement at least , sending boxes to retailers ect....

     

     

  • BoognisheBoognishe Fort Myers, FLPosts: 83Member

    Obama said on his Twitter account that it will be June.. 2013..

  • HrothaHrotha -Posts: 821Member

    Originally posted by DarkPony

    This just in:

     

    Members of Anet's GW2 development team spotted on Copacabana beach, spending vast amounts of money on 5 star hotels, Raybans, icecream (5 scoops), cocktails and fancy clubs.

    When prompted with the question when work on GW2 will be resumed Colin Johanson answered with a snippy "We're done when we are done!"

    What rant article is that?

    They are artists, they need much freetime. If you or whoever came up with that nonsense-article have ever done anything articist you know what I mean. No offense

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  • BoognisheBoognishe Fort Myers, FLPosts: 83Member

    Originally posted by 4bsolute

    Originally posted by DarkPony

    This just in:

     

    Members of Anet's GW2 development team spotted on Copacabana beach, spending vast amounts of money on 5 star hotels, Raybans, icecream (5 scoops), cocktails and fancy clubs.

    When prompted with the question when work on GW2 will be resumed Colin Johanson answered with a snippy "We're done when we are done!"

    What rant article is that?

    They are artists, they need much freetime. If you or whoever came up with that nonsense-article have ever done anything articist you know what I mean. No offense

    That just went right over your head.

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