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Guild Wars 2: Stress Test Planned for Monday

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,638MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Arena.Net has announced that a Guild Wars 2 beta stress test will be conducted for a limited number of hours on Monday, May 14th from 11:00 a.m. PDT to 6:00 p.m. PDT. The goal of the test is to pack the servers with players to ensure stability.

This special test event is open only to Pre-Purchase customers who have registered their accounts. With your help, we can conduct important tests and address some of the issues we identified during our first Beta Weekend Event. During this event, all you need to do is play normally with a new or existing character on your Beta account using the same game client. Please note that since this is a stress test of our servers, you may experience some in-game performance issues. If you’ve pre-purchased Guild Wars 2 and wish to participate in the stress test, we recommend that you register the account and download the game client.

Source: GW2 Facebook page


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  • ZekiahZekiah Aurora, COPosts: 2,499Member

    Yeah, that's right. Screw the workin' man! image

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  • Zeus.CMZeus.CM ZagrebPosts: 1,788Member

    too bad its not this weekend. well, never mind. Afterall this is an unexpected bonus for prepurchasers :)

  • xposeidonxposeidon Sandston, VAPosts: 384Member

    Originally posted by Zekiah

    Yeah, that's right. Screw the workin' man! image


     

     Right on with that. I'll only have like 3 hours to log in. Guess I'll just see if they fixed that skill challenge in Queensdale and do a few DEs.

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  • ButeoRegalisButeoRegalis Tijeras, NMPosts: 506Member Uncommon

    I wouldn't really consider more than maybe just turning on my PC and logging in w/o playing, adding a little more stress, as I don't want to start a new char for 7 hours.

    But the post states "existing characters". If I could continue on my char from the last BWE I'd be tempted to take a day off. Even if the stress test will likely mean it'll be 7 hours of the late Friday lag and early Saturday can't-login-problems.

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  • FinitFinit Smithsburg, MDPosts: 145Member

    GW2 or College Finals?  I think we all know the correct choice.

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  • LeodiousLeodious Abingdon, VAPosts: 773Member

    It seems like a Saturday afternoon would be much better for this, or at least later in the evening for US players. I know if you go too late, it would become a problem in Europe, but this still just seems like a weird time to do a stress test. Don't you want the most people possible trying to be in the game world simultaneously?

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  • RodimusPrimeRodimusPrime dickson, TNPosts: 114Member

    Day late on this one eh?

  • ZekiahZekiah Aurora, COPosts: 2,499Member

    Originally posted by xposeidon



    Originally posted by Zekiah



    Yeah, that's right. Screw the workin' man! image






     

     Right on with that. I'll only have like 3 hours to log in. Guess I'll just see if they fixed that skill challenge in Queensdale and do a few DEs.

    Meh, at least you'll get some game time out of it unlike some of us poor schmucks. image

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  • orbitxoorbitxo fort lauderdale, FLPosts: 1,411Member Uncommon

    they are not  testing D3 vs GW2 stress test- its a GW2 stress test....ill be in D3 all weekend!

    monday sounds good to me.ill be continuing my charr story n human..



     

  • ThorbrandThorbrand West Palm Beach, FLPosts: 1,198Member

    So my question is how true of a stress test is it given the times of the stress test. Most companies do one day stress tests starting around 4PM PDT not 11AM PDT. To many people will be at work for it to be a real stress test.

  • udonudon Durham, NCPosts: 1,767Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Thorbrand

    So my question is how true of a stress test is it given the times of the stress test. Most companies do one day stress tests starting around 4PM PDT not 11AM PDT. To many people will be at work for it to be a real stress test.

    Europe?

  • ButeoRegalisButeoRegalis Tijeras, NMPosts: 506Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by ButeoRegalis

    I wouldn't really consider more than maybe just turning on my PC and logging in w/o playing, adding a little more stress, as I don't want to start a new char for 7 hours.

    But the post states "existing characters". If I could continue on my char from the last BWE I'd be tempted to take a day off. Even if the stress test will likely mean it'll be 7 hours of the late Friday lag and early Saturday can't-login-problems.


     



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  • DragonantisDragonantis DublinPosts: 974Member

    I got my day off, im rdy to roll :)

  • ZzadZzad Palma de MallorcaPosts: 1,316Member Uncommon

    ZOMG!

    I´ll be working :/

  • SoulOfRazielSoulOfRaziel Porto FerreiraPosts: 405Member Uncommon

    I dont think i will be able to play at monday =/ 

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  • RathanX26RathanX26 Lima, NYPosts: 119Member
    Sounds like a test for the European servers which seemed to have had more problems then the ones in the US. Either way it's great that they are doing this before the next BWE to make sure things are good. Also might show that the next beta weekend is coming sooner then we think. Great weekend coming up, TSW beta, gw2 stress test, and diablo launch.... And I'm stuck out of town... Great....

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  • crysentcrysent cedar rapids, IAPosts: 837Member Uncommon

    Stress test is a good sign...GW2 coming this summer!!! *crosses fingers*

  • mrvader010mrvader010 mobile, ALPosts: 33Member Uncommon

    Going to WVWVW The whole time. Everyone will take a arrow to the knee from me!

  • kanezfankanezfan margate, FLPosts: 482Member

    Maybe the test goes smoothly and we get a BWE this weekend? Last time it was two weekends after wards though so I'm probably wrong.

  • VamperoVampero Chicopee, MAPosts: 38Member

    I will be there !!!

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  • Zeus.CMZeus.CM ZagrebPosts: 1,788Member

    Originally posted by crysent

    Stress test is a good sign...GW2 coming this summer!!! *crosses fingers*




     

    they've made some changes to the server in order to increase the capacity, and they want to test it out before next Beta Weekend.

  • ZoyitaZoyita Elmhurst, NYPosts: 119Member

    I dont wanna troll or say something negative but, how can this be a stress test on a monday while everyone is at work. Most of the people cannot make it, monday is a hard day to take free from work/call sick.

    Me i can make it but i hope they make this stress test a real hardcore one on a friday or saturday in hours most people can make it to see if the log in/ and servers can really handle the stress. This test if is sucessful means nothing because is only 15% of the game population. I just hope no one will full their mouth saying servers are 100% stable with this weak stress test.

    Dont get me wrong im gonna be there and im hoping they gonna fix all the server issues, *hopes*.

  • GoresonGoreson GlasgowPosts: 122Member

    Ah... stress test...done on a working day, at a time of day that is not even close to eve the outer rim of primetime for PDT and MDT (not to mention further west) and "open only to Pre-Purchase customers who have registered their accounts"...

    Any chance that you have no faith in your servers AN? Or have you sold more pre-purchse copies in Europe than in North America?

    Guys, ever considered that a stress test should be done with more gamers on the servers than you actually expect to get, not (by far) less?

  • Riker99Riker99 Ottawa, ONPosts: 70Member

    Its nice that they set it on Monday to avoid interfering with my Diablo 3 go-until-you-drop-then-drink-a-red-bull-and-keep-going gaming session.

  • rygard49rygard49 Huntington Beach, CAPosts: 975Member

    Originally posted by Goreson

    Ah... stress test...done on a working day, at a time of day that is not even close to eve the outer rim of primetime for PDT and MDT (not to mention further west) and "open only to Pre-Purchase customers who have registered their accounts"...

    Any chance that you have no faith in your servers AN? Or have you sold more pre-purchse copies in Europe than in North America?

    Guys, ever considered that a stress test should be done with more gamers on the servers than you actually expect to get, not (by far) less?

    It's funny I brought up this exact point in another thread, but apparently nothing Anet does can be wrong with a lot of the crowd here.

    Although maybe it is just an EU server test. *shrug*

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