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1 hour Stress Test on Aug. 12th

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  • VannorVannor YorkshirePosts: 2,968Member Uncommon

    I'll be logging in. Everyone who can should. Don't you want all the kinks to be fixed for launch? Login and help make it a better game. Help them now, help yourself later.

    If I get to see how the game looks without post processing enabled (as seen in another thread) I'll be happy enough.

  • stragen001stragen001 ReadingPosts: 1,720Member
    Nice! got my new gfx card installed yesterday. I'm willing to help Anet test their servers as long as I get some time in game to see how my new card compares :)

    Cluck Cluck, Gibber Gibber, My Old Mans A Mushroom

  • NailzzzNailzzz fullerton, CAPosts: 510Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Lord.Bachus
    Originally posted by Nailzzz
         As much as i love this game i just cant see a mere 1 hr to play as being worth bothering with. Especially since tbh it isnt likely we will even get 1 hr out of it given the expected log in issues. I mean realistically i dont see what will likely turn out to be 1/2 hr of game time as a worthwhile invesment of my time given that thier isnt alot you can accomplish in such a short time.

    Its a test, its not for your amusement, its for making this game even better.  This sounds a little selfish

         If i really thought my one log in would make a significant difference, i may be more inclined but i find that rather unlikely. Besides, to asume that most people arent selfish is pretty naive. If you want lots of people to log in, you need to give people an incentive to do so. A half hour to 45 mins isnt alot of incentive for people to go out of thier way to make time to participate.

         You may not agree with the reason for why people do what they do, but the fact is people respond better when apealing to thier self interest. If Arenanet was smart they would take advantage of that for everyone's own good. If you expect people to make choices based on altruistic intentions, you are going to go through life incredibly dissapointed and bitter from the constant let downs. Fact is people suck. The way i see it is if Arenanet seriously really needed tons of people to log in for this, they would have given an incentive to do so.

         I dont think The people who made this decision were idiots. I just think they dont actually want as many people logging in as during the previous stress tests and im sure they know this is an excellent way to ensure they dont have quite as big a pool of players. They must be testing something incrementally. So i will be one of the people who respects thier decision and bows out from this one.

  • AmegashieAmegashie naPosts: 282Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Lord.Bachus
    Originally posted by Nailzzz
         As much as i love this game i just cant see a mere 1 hr to play as being worth bothering with. Especially since tbh it isnt likely we will even get 1 hr out of it given the expected log in issues. I mean realistically i dont see what will likely turn out to be 1/2 hr of game time as a worthwhile invesment of my time given that thier isnt alot you can accomplish in such a short time.

    Its a test, its not for your amusement, its for making this game even better.  This sounds a little selfish

     

    Well, we are paying customers, not paid employees of ArenaNet. Not participating in what will basically amount to staring at the login screen for 40-50 minutes on a Sunday at an unconvenient time for many people is perfectly fine. We've got our own stuff to take care of, ya know.

  • DanitaKusorDanitaKusor AdelaidePosts: 549Member Uncommon
    Although it is very early in the morning for me (3:30am), I'll wake up and log in.  Mainly because I want to see how the game is running on my new PC and smooth out any niggles prior to launch.  If we get the full hour that will be good... if there are login issues... well that just makes it more likely that there will be another stress test doesn't it.

    The Enlightened take things Lightly

  • dageezadageeza london, KYPosts: 578Member
    I am more than glad to help out because anets stress tests are the real deal in order to make a better game and have a smoother launch experience its not being done to give us our much needed crack fixes or as a preview of the game..

    Playing GW2..

  • ArskaaaArskaaa KauhajokiPosts: 841Member Uncommon
    1 hour time to test guardin class^^
  • ZylaxxZylaxx Erlanger, KYPosts: 2,574Member

    Pro:  I finally get to partake in a stress test when I am off work. image

    Con: Its for only one hour. image

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  • STDBSTDB ViennaPosts: 81Member
    5pm for GMT, right?
  • seridanseridan ThessalonikiPosts: 1,202Member Uncommon

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

  • sammandarsammandar San Antonio, TXPosts: 523Member
    Originally posted by Serin101
    I think this test is meant for simulating how they will handle logins on launch day.

    Agreed. Considering D3's debacled launch and the kind of backlash Blizzard endured, I'm certain and glad that Anet is taking GW2's launch very serious.

  • STDBSTDB ViennaPosts: 81Member
    Originally posted by seridan
    http://gw2status.com/

    Thanks, that's good to have. :)

  • stragen001stragen001 ReadingPosts: 1,720Member

    The fact that ANet continues to run these stress tests is a good sign for a smooth launch IMO.

    It means they know things still arent quite right, and they are trying to fix them BEFORE launch so that launch day is smooth. I suspect that we will continue to see these stress tests until ANet are happy that their servers can handle the load that will be thrown at them on 25th. 

    If we see instability and login issues today, there will most likely be more stress tests until it IS smooth. 

    Cluck Cluck, Gibber Gibber, My Old Mans A Mushroom

  • VinterkrigVinterkrig BOSTON, MAPosts: 1,672Member
    Originally posted by Lord.Bachus
    Originally posted by Nailzzz
         As much as i love this game i just cant see a mere 1 hr to play as being worth bothering with. Especially since tbh it isnt likely we will even get 1 hr out of it given the expected log in issues. I mean realistically i dont see what will likely turn out to be 1/2 hr of game time as a worthwhile invesment of my time given that thier isnt alot you can accomplish in such a short time.

    Its a test, its not for your amusement, its for making this game even better.  This sounds a little selfish

     

    Asking a paying customer to work for free is selfish!

    What a silly statement, its a give and take situation, give a few hours of gameplay, get lots of free testing. The people testing already payed for the game, so your point while may be slightly true, is also false. Lets not forget, the meaning of testing these days are also skewed and not what they once were.

  • BadSpockBadSpock Somewhere, MIPosts: 7,974Member
    I just want to play with the character creator a bit.
  • VinterkrigVinterkrig BOSTON, MAPosts: 1,672Member
    Originally posted by BadSpock
    I just want to play with the character creator a bit.

    its pretty shallow, an hour will be good enough if you don't get booted

  • TorgrimTorgrim GothenburgPosts: 2,088Member

    1 hour is somewhat short time, but then again we have no clue what they are testing during that 1 hour but my feeling is why can't they have it running for 4-6 hours so more can join in and ofc we who bought game we the costumers your livelyhood should atleast have more hours of fun.

    And no i don't think they are poor and only have enough money to run the server for one hour, like some have claimed.

    If it's not broken, you are not innovating.

  • NaeviusNaevius Houston, TXPosts: 334Member Uncommon
    WvW or character creator... tough choice.
  • sammandarsammandar San Antonio, TXPosts: 523Member
    Originally posted by Torgrim

    1 hour is somewhat short time, but then again we have no clue what they are testing during that 1 hour but my feeling is why can't they have it running for 4-6 hours so more can join in and ofc we who bought game we the costumers your livelyhood should atleast have more hours of fun.

    And no i don't think they are poor and only have enough money to run the server for one hour, like some have claimed.

    My theory is that they are testing launch day scenarios. Think back to D3 and that in itself is enough to make any dev shudder.

  • sammandarsammandar San Antonio, TXPosts: 523Member
    Originally posted by Naevius
    WvW or character creator... tough choice.

    wvw for me... going to kill as many players as a I can in 1 hr.

  • galoarigaloari Behind YouPosts: 72Member

    Just updated launcher, ready for action :p

    Thanks for sharing ^^

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  • GreenishBlueGreenishBlue Baltimore, MDPosts: 263Member
    I understand that is a stress test, but there is something that worries me: queues for W v W.  I expect the first week to be a waiting queue nightmare for W v W, at least for those servers that are full.

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  • GreenishBlueGreenishBlue Baltimore, MDPosts: 263Member
    Originally posted by Naevius
    WvW or character creator... tough choice.

     

    you know, this is a great idea, I think I won't PvP this time and play witht he character creator and make some notes so when the game is released I don't spend much time on it!

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  • VinterkrigVinterkrig BOSTON, MAPosts: 1,672Member
    Originally posted by GreenishBlue
    Originally posted by Naevius
    WvW or character creator... tough choice.

     

    you know, this is a great idea, I think I won't PvP this time and play witht he character creator and make some notes so when the game is released I don't spend much time on it!

     

    is there some character creation depth I've missed as to where it should take more than 5 min tops to make a char?

  • seridanseridan ThessalonikiPosts: 1,202Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Vinterkrig
    Originally posted by GreenishBlue
    Originally posted by Naevius
    WvW or character creator... tough choice.

     

    you know, this is a great idea, I think I won't PvP this time and play witht he character creator and make some notes so when the game is released I don't spend much time on it!

     

    is there some character creation depth I've missed as to where it should take more than 5 min tops to make a char?

    Well unlike other games you have lots of options during character creation, both at creating your appearance and answering all the background questions. Actually it's one of the most in-depth character creators out there

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

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