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Conspiracies: Release Date Theories (Theory #6.2 proven correct)

SiphaedSiphaed Everywhere!Posts: 901Member Uncommon

Yes, I know, this is probably thread #2,598,123 about the release date of this game.  However, I've come to the conclusion that there are symbols and items released by that broadcasts projected release dates that may or maynot be true.  These are plausable conclusions,...


1)  The Delorian on the twitter page:

  •    Back to the Future released to theaters on July 3rd, 1985.  This could mean that the game is set to release on July 3rd (Tuesday).    Though the VHS release was on November 30th, 1986.  This also could point out a release date, though that is very much later in the year and on a Friday.
  • Delorian goes up to 88mph. This could be a count from the days that they released this bit of information.  Not counting today (June 20th), then it would be September 16th on a Sunday. Unlikely, but still plausable to be there on that day.

2)  Jersey's from past:

  • The three red jerseys from that one video long ago read as 6, 28, and 12.  Some saw this as June 28th, 2012.  Well, that date is 8-days away and is very unlikely.  Improbable, but not impossible.
3) Jersey's from recent:
  • Both of these new black jerseys are next to each other, one saying 14 and the other saying 30.  There's no 14th month and neither is there a 30th month.  These could be days of a month where we could guess-timate both days of every month between July and December.
4) The Fry's flyer:
  • On May 15th, Kotaku posted an image of a Fry's flyer that dated release for Guild Wars 2 to be on June 28th, 2012.  This flyer even said pre-orders stopped there on 05/30/2012.  This was such a specific thing that it was believed to be real and not photoshopped.  Though, it could still be a great print.  NCSoft countered to Kotaku with offical word that there was no official release date yet and the June 28th was purely speculation.
5) The Fun:
  • In the most recent blog post from A.Net entitled, "Is it Fun? Colin Johanson on How ArenaNet Measures Success", they mention the word 'FUN' a total of 39 times.  From the 19th of June, that would lead all the way to July 28th if it was a day counter. It could just be coincidental that he put that many fun words into a fun article, but I suspect he was just having fun with numbers instead.
  • One of the quotes mentioned in the article states, "So remember: when you’re playing in any of the upcoming beta weekends and that little survey pops up, tell us what you really think."  This is an indication that there are multiple beta weekends left before release.  With June's already fullfilled, that means that the game is almost certainly not going to release in July because we need one there and there is also going to be one in August.  But, this still means that there's a chance for the game to release post-2nd week of August throughout the end of the month, or then slide into September.  For sure that statement says September 2012 (which rymes with remember), though no definite date in that month.
6) "When it's ready.":
  • There's exactly 12 letters to that sentence that is always used directly related to the release date; the word ready being the most important and being only 5 letters long.  This would conclude a December 5th release date.
  • Ready is a term used to prepare for battle.  The biggest competition for Guild Wars 2 is WoW:Mists of Pandaria, scheduled to release this year as well.  The release of Guild Wars 2 could be held off until Pandaria is announced release date just to get a foot up by announcing either sooner or later (depending on which is more profitable).  Expectedly, MoP should be sometime in September or October at the very latest if dragged out far too long.  If with a September release, it'll be on a Tuesday, which is to say either 4th, 11th, 18th or 25th.  With that said, Guild Wars 2 is going to want a foot up on Pandaria, and that would be either August 7th, 14th, 21st, or 28th.
Extra Input:
  • There's a 3-day headstart with pre-purchase, and 1-day headstart for pre-order.  This means that without a doubt the game will NOT release on a Tuesday just to have the headstart be on a Saturday.
  • Every time they've had an event, it was having the servers come up around 12pm (noon) PST.  This would lead to believe that whatever day they release they'll also do the same thing and not at midnight as some others have done.
  • Holidays such as 4th of July (Wednesday), Labor Day (Sept 3rd, Monday), Columbus Day (Oct 8th, Monday), Vet's Day (Nov 11th, Sunday), Thanksgiving (Nov 22nd, Thursday), and Christmas (Dec 25th, Tuesday) are all days that can be ruled out from release dates.  Not to say that it cannot release near enough to them (see SW:TOR) to allow for players to take official days off of work without the need for time off requests.
Any other possible conspiracy hints out there to work with?
Update #10-4-3-2=/=1:
7) Stress Test:
  • The new stress test adds another date into the ever growing conspiracy. "This four-hour test event will run on Wednesday, June 27th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PDT (GMT-7)."  We have 4 hours, on the 27th of the sixth month of  the year.  This already indicates that there is going to be a follow up Beta Weekend on the 2nd weekend following this, or that would be July 7th and 8th.  There is that the last stress test was 7hrs and this one is 4hrs, so that's a 3hr difference. But, then there's the difference of two days between the time from.  So, that's 48 and 3 minus the 27, which leaves us with 24.   That would mean that August 24th would be the release date because it's a Friday.    This is perfect for a release date and gives ample week-time for the headstart.
Extra, Extra Input: 
  • With every Stress test and Beta running on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of the week, that could only mean that they're avoiding a release date day for these.  This, combined with the knowledge that a Tuesday cannot be the release date, puts that the release date will be on a Thursday.



  • DaezAsterDaezAster new york, NYPosts: 788Member Uncommon

    You are crazy :D

  • WolfynsongWolfynsong Fort Wayne, INPosts: 237Member

    Holy hell.  This is possibly one of the greatest satirical posts I've seen in a good long while.


  • senti02senti02 Bellingham, WAPosts: 91Member

    not again (facepalm)

  should delete all this theories thread about guild wars release..and just make 1 thread

  • WhySoShortWhySoShort KunmingPosts: 315Member

    Not saying I believe any of it, but kudos for putting every conspiracy theory in one post. That's pretty awesome.


  • UngoHumungoUngoHumungo Middletown, OHPosts: 518Member

    I'm not wearing enough tin foil........

    There are times when one must ask themselves is it my passion that truly frightens you? Or your own?

  • chryseschryses LondonPosts: 1,453Member Uncommon

    That is simply awesome.


    However, you do know that if you come up with enough theories, one will be right? 

  • VutarVutar BaghdadPosts: 780Member Uncommon

    This thread made me lol. Nice job OP.

  • DrenikDrenik PalmwoodsPosts: 2Member

    Good work :P

  • FyronovaFyronova Scarborough, ONPosts: 36Member

    I agree, this is one of the most entertaining topic for Guild Wars 2 so far :)

  • DigironoDigirono Charlotte, NCPosts: 86Member

    Drenik smells. Awesome job OP, and yeah this is one of the most entertaining articles on the release date. 


  • TuchakaTuchaka san diego, CAPosts: 468Member Uncommon

    see this is why the secret world should not have published their release date, and nice job OP coincidence-ology is fun :)

  • Creslin321Creslin321 Baltimore, MDPosts: 5,359Member

    After reading all these crazy conspiracy theories and reading some Dan Brown novels, I'm going to conclude that the church must be responible for GW2's release date.

    Are you team Azeroth, team Tyria, or team Jacob?

  • sumdumguy1sumdumguy1 avondale, AZPosts: 964Member Uncommon

    Usually I just ignore the release dates type of posts, but this one was at least creative and interesting.

  • FinitFinit Smithsburg, MDPosts: 145Member

    Bravo, OP.  

    My Guild Wars 2 Blog can be found here: Divinity's Reach

  • StrixMaximaStrixMaxima SPosts: 884Member Uncommon

    First I was -.-

    Then I went  =o

    Finally I got  =)

  • grimm6thgrimm6th Overland Park, KSPosts: 973Member
    Hmmm, how about I have a little fun?
    1. GW2 is releasing this year.
    2. I am assuming a Tuesday release date.
    3. It is safe to assume that we will have at least 2 more BWEs, based on certain posts by ArenaNet developers.
      • There is no BWE this weekend, but I would guess that the next weekend or the weekend after that will have one.  PURE CONJECTURE.
      • For the sake of simplicity, I shall assume that the next date will be exactly 4 weeks from the last event (July 6-8), and the one after that, 4 weeks later (August 3-5).
      • Assuming a month between final BWE and release, and a Tuesday release, GW2 will release NO EARLIER than September 4th.
    4. There are 118 days in the year starting from September 4th.
    5. There are 17 Tuesdays starting from September 4th.
    6. it is unlikely that GW2 will release on a date that has some form of holiday or national observance.
      • September 11th, Patriots Day.
      • November 6th, Election Day.
      • November 20th, Tuesday before Thanksgiving.
      • December 25th, Christmas.
    7. This leaves a mere 13 days that GW2 would likely be released.
    8. If there are 3 BWEs left, then that number is reduced to 10.
    With this in mind, and my personal prediction of 3 BWEs left, I believe that the game will be released October 2nd (2/10/2012)...Yes...That IS an palindrome date.  Thanks for reading, and thanks, OP, for making a delightfully fun post.

    I used to TL;DR, but then I took a bullet point to the footnote.

  • kafka1984kafka1984 Chicago, ILPosts: 83Member
    have you thought about working for the CIA?

    Roll the Dice

  • Lord.BachusLord.Bachus Den HelderPosts: 9,116Member Uncommon
    Nice post...

    But so far everyone misunderstood 28 of june. It where just 3 random shirts untill the conspiracy theory started doing its work. Now i am a strong beleiver that if Anet will anounce the release date anytime soon, it will be on this day. So 28 June we might know the answer.

    Best MMO experiences : EQ(PvE), DAoC(PvP), WoW(total package) LOTRO (worldfeel) GW2 (Artstyle and animations and worlddesign) SWTOR (Story immersion) TSW (story) ESO (character advancement)

  • azmundaiazmundai St Louis, MOPosts: 1,410Member Uncommon

    honestly, this post has me convinced that it has already been released and I just can't figure out how to install and play it.

    LFD tools are great for cramming people into content, but quality > quantity.
    I am, usually on the sandbox .. more "hardcore" side of things, but I also do just want to have fun. So lighten up already :)

  • DaezAsterDaezAster new york, NYPosts: 788Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by azmundai

    honestly, this post has me convinced that it has already been released and I just can't figure out how to install and play it.

    Just run the client and refresh three times.

  • MagnetiaMagnetia SydneyPosts: 1,012Member Uncommon

    Guild Wars = 9

    2 = 2


    Play for fun. Play to win. Play for perfection. Play with friends. Play in another world. Why do you play?

  • Lord.BachusLord.Bachus Den HelderPosts: 9,116Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Magnetia

    Guild Wars = 9

    2 = 2


    you forgot to count the space between Guild and Wars, which makes it 10 strokes on the keyboard, so a 2nd of Oktober release.



    Maybe we should make this post a sticky for all releaseday speculations, it certainly has the depth required for a great starterpost.

    Best MMO experiences : EQ(PvE), DAoC(PvP), WoW(total package) LOTRO (worldfeel) GW2 (Artstyle and animations and worlddesign) SWTOR (Story immersion) TSW (story) ESO (character advancement)

  • WolfynsongWolfynsong Fort Wayne, INPosts: 237Member
    Originally posted by grimm6th
    With this in mind, and my personal prediction of 3 BWEs left, I believe that the game will be released October 2nd (2/10/2012)...Yes...That IS an palindrome date.  Thanks for reading, and thanks, OP, for making a delightfully fun post.

    I'd love for that to be true.  Having the game release just in time for my birthday would be a nice present.

  • VorchVorch Somewhere, FLPosts: 800Member

    The answer is 42.


    The game will release 42 days after 42 days prior to it's release.



    "As you read these words, a release is seven days or less away or has just happened within the last seven days— those are now the only two states you’ll find the world of Tyria."...Guild Wars 2

  • seridanseridan ThessalonikiPosts: 1,202Member Uncommon

    This thread is awesome

    Block the trolls, don't answer them, so we can remove the garbage from these forums

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