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Guild Wars 2: One Hour Stress Test TODAY

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,572MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

The Guild Wars 2 Twitter has been updated with the news that there will be a one hour stress test in about 90 minutes from the time of this writing. The stress test is open to anyone who pre-purchased Guild Wars 2.

 We will be conducting a Stress Test TODAY from 1:00 PM PDT to 2:00 PM PDT.



We will be actively working on the game during the event, so you might experience connectivity problems or discover features that are not working as designed.



Any issues you experience are a result of the rigorous conditions of the stress test, and are in no way representative of the state of the game at launch.



By participating in this stress test, you’re helping us make Guild Wars 2 a better game.



Please note:



* The Stress Test is open to anyone who has pre-PURCHASED Guild Wars 2.

* You will not be able to purchase gems.



Thanks for your cooperation—we’ll see you in-game!



~RB

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  • wkyfamwkyfam Benton, KYPosts: 33Member
    Cool, looks like we'll have a little more time before launch to try things out.
  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,258Member Uncommon
    can't wait to give my "first hour" review.
  • raapnaapraapnaap LeidenPosts: 397Member Uncommon
    Apparantly, last 1 hour test (which they only gave a 10 minute notice for) had the entire game unlocked. This might be the case again here with this test. They're probably making sure the 'going live' switch is working for everything and everyone.
  • MindTriggerMindTrigger La Quinta, CAPosts: 2,596Member

    You can spend an hour easy, just *looking around* Divinity’s Reach.  It's insane.

    A sure sign that you are in an old, dying paradigm/mindset, is when you are scared of new ideas and new technology. Don't feel bad. The world is moving on without you, and you are welcome to yell "Get Off My Lawn!" all you want while it happens. You cannot, however, stop an idea whose time has come.

  • clumsytoes44clumsytoes44 portland, ORPosts: 463Member
    Must have found another bug to search for and squish. Either way I'm gonna goof of in tyria for an hour. :D
  • XerithXerith Richardson, TXPosts: 970Member
    And here I am stuck at the DMV.... Nooooooo
  • joeri123joeri123 KerkskenPosts: 160Member Uncommon
    If only the password recovery would work. I can't recover my password, always comes up with errors :S
  • BadSpockBadSpock Somewhere, MIPosts: 7,974Member

    I'm done with stress tests - bring on tomorrow night!

    I think the stress test the other day was just to get a whole bunch of people's e-mails registered so it wouldn't bog down on pre-launch day, which is brilliant because the issues people had the other day can be ignored cause "it was just a stress test"

    I bet with last night and tonight they are:

    1- testing "go live" switch.

    2- testing how many people respond to social media messages ("test in 10 mins", "test in 1 hour" etc.)

     

    As long as it makes Friday 12-3am (sometime) EST smooth, keep it up!

  • MothanosMothanos ArnhemPosts: 1,860Member Uncommon
    Damn just when i wanted to get some sleep......cant resist need to play ugh
  • sammandarsammandar San Antonio, TXPosts: 523Member
    Originally posted by BadSpock

    I'm done with stress tests - bring on tomorrow night!

    I think the stress test the other day was just to get a whole bunch of people's e-mails registered so it wouldn't bog down on pre-launch day, which is brilliant because the issues people had the other day can be ignored cause "it was just a stress test"

    I bet with last night and tonight they are:

    1- testing "go live" switch.

    2- testing how many people respond to social media messages ("test in 10 mins", "test in 1 hour" etc.)

     

    As long as it makes Friday 12-3am (sometime) EST smooth, keep it up!

    That's what I keep telling myself, and every time they announce a Stress test I can't help but play... does that make me weak?

  • SharpKrisSharpKris haifaPosts: 17Member
    think they really got the full game loaded?
  • UnshraUnshra Hanover, MDPosts: 382Member
    At this point it wouldn't surprise me in the least if they had a stress test and hour before launch.

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    Because flying a Minmatar ship is like going down a flight of stairs on an office chair while firing an Uzi.

  • RocknissRockniss Youngstown, OHPosts: 1,034Member
    Won't make this one at work :-( hopefully there is a 12 hour extension :-)
  • lilHealalilHeala ZwollePosts: 512Member Uncommon
    Wanted to do a clean install on my pc to start with a fresh machine this saturday, I'll have to delay that to tomorrow then :D
  • bronecarbronecar onestiPosts: 685Member
    Going to give the engineer a spin this time around :)
  • KuppaKuppa Boulder, COPosts: 3,292Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by bcbully
    can't wait to give my "first hour" review.

    wait, you preordered?!

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  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,258Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Kuppa
    Originally posted by bcbully
    can't wait to give my "first hour" review.

    wait, you preordered?!

    I aint one to miss a party ;)

  • DerpybirdDerpybird Boston, MAPosts: 991Member
    Originally posted by Kuppa
    Originally posted by bcbully
    can't wait to give my "first hour" review.

    wait, you preordered?!

    Yes, but will it be labeled as an "unbiased review"?

    I can't wait.

    "Loading screens" are not "instances".
    Your personal efforts to troll any game will not, in fact, impact the success or failure of said game.

  • GrimulaGrimula north vancouver, BCPosts: 253Member Uncommon
    Not letting me login...just doing the loading circle for 20 minutes
  • MadKingMadKing Pompano Beach, FLPosts: 173Member
    Originally posted by bcbully
    can't wait to give my "first hour" review.

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  • KuppaKuppa Boulder, COPosts: 3,292Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by bcbully
    Originally posted by Kuppa
    Originally posted by bcbully
    can't wait to give my "first hour" review.

    wait, you preordered?!

    I aint one to miss a party ;)

    welcome to the darkside! image

    BTW if you don't have a guild already I suggest the mmorpg.com guild, Ill be there image

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  • orbitxoorbitxo fort lauderdale, FLPosts: 1,404Member Uncommon

    last stress test i logged in and saw my CE items-was able to use em too!-i wonder if they are planning on not wiping the characters as a beta reward!..hmmmm.

    and also managed to buy gems to get the cool armor they have in the shop =to support the shop!!!

     

     
  • BadSpockBadSpock Somewhere, MIPosts: 7,974Member
    Originally posted by bcbully
    can't wait to give my "first hour" review.

    Just remember stress test does not = live game.

    Yes, it's "the same game" but ignore any technical issues during stress test.

  • atticusbcatticusbc Burlington, VTPosts: 1,069Member
    Originally posted by Grimula
    Not letting me login...just doing the loading circle for 20 minutes

    have you checked your email? you may need to authorize the login.

  • MindTriggerMindTrigger La Quinta, CAPosts: 2,596Member
    Originally posted by BadSpock
    Originally posted by bcbully
    can't wait to give my "first hour" review.

    Just remember stress test does not = live game.

    Yes, it's "the same game" but ignore any technical issues during stress test.

    I agree completely with this.  A lot of times in software testing, things are broken or disabled ON PURPOSE to test other systems.  if you ask me, this ANet has been doing some of the most active testing I've seen from any game company.

    A sure sign that you are in an old, dying paradigm/mindset, is when you are scared of new ideas and new technology. Don't feel bad. The world is moving on without you, and you are welcome to yell "Get Off My Lawn!" all you want while it happens. You cannot, however, stop an idea whose time has come.

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