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Guild Wars 2: The Beta Wait is Almost Over

SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126

Last week, Arena.Net announced that the beta for Guild Wars 2 would be coming in the near future. That's got us excited and we've got lots to say about it...if we can calm down long enough to write! Read on and then tell us why you're anticipating the GW2 beta in the comments.

Remember a few years ago when ArenaNet announced that they were working on Guild Wars 2? I sure do. I jumped around with excitement, told everyone I knew, and fantasized about how the game would turn out. Over the past couple years, bits and pieces of information were let out. Sometimes it was some info about the game’s features, or ideas that ArenaNet planned to implement to change the way MMOs are played. All the information has been building up, and it’s made us want to play even more. Well, from the information we received last week, our chance to finally get into the new Tyria is right around the corner. That’s right folks, last week it was announced that a series of beta events would take place starting next month.

Read more of David North's Guild Wars 2: The Beta Wait is Almost Over.

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I was super happy to hear that the beta is just around the corner!


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  • ZyllosZyllos Member UncommonPosts: 537

    Hell yes I am!

    Edit: But, I think the beta here is not a "real" beta but a promotional to advertise the game. I still have no issue with it.



     

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  • DeaconXDeaconX Member UncommonPosts: 3,062

    I was fortunate enough to be in GW1's beta.  I hope that I can get in GW2's beta too, because ArenaNet actually does 'End of Beta Events' which were pretty fun in GW1... unlike the ... no event BioWare had for TOR... just sayin...:p GW2's event could be awesome.

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  • AdamTMAdamTM Member Posts: 1,376

    Not now ArenaNet, not when i just got into TSW!!

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  • DakeruDakeru Member EpicPosts: 3,796

    So tempting...

    But I'm not sure if I really want to do this since I will play the game anyway and getting wiped just to start over again gets kinda dull.

    Harbinger of Fools
  • oubersoubers Member UncommonPosts: 855

    Originally posted by AdamTM

    Not now ArenaNet, not when i just got into TSW!!

    TSW is in beta already?

     

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  • cinoscinos Member CommonPosts: 963

    Originally posted by Zyllos

    Hell yes I am!

    Edit: But, I think the beta here is not a "real" beta but a promotional to advertise the game. I still have no issue with it.










     

    Kind of agree.

    Seems a bit strange that if they were truly testing these areas that they would only allow members of the press to take part. Surely the average gamer has more time on their hands.

    However if it means we get to see some juicy commentary in 1080p then I'm all for it. :p

  • cinoscinos Member CommonPosts: 963

    Originally posted by oubers

    Originally posted by AdamTM

    Not now ArenaNet, not when i just got into TSW!!

    TSW is in beta already?

     

    Isn't it releasing in April?

    Would make sense for a beta to be out. :)

  • fonyfony Member Posts: 755

    Originally posted by oubers

    Originally posted by AdamTM

    Not now ArenaNet, not when i just got into TSW!!

    TSW is in beta already?

     

    yea, it started just before GW2.

  • DeaconXDeaconX Member UncommonPosts: 3,062

    Originally posted by AdamTM

    Not now ArenaNet, not when i just got into TSW!!

    You... lucky... bastard... PM ME DETAILS! jk lol :D Have fun man I hope it's as awesome as it seems.

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    Why do I write, create, fantasize, dream and daydream about other worlds? Because I hate what humanity does with this one.

    BOYCOTTING EA / ORIGIN going forward.

  • MavacarMavacar Member Posts: 328
    They already said they saw open beta as a promotion perio and that the game would be ready by then :)
  • revy66revy66 Member Posts: 464

    Originally posted by Mavacar

    They already said they saw open beta as a promotion perio and that the game would be ready by then :)

    Contrary to popular belief, they never said "open beta" per se, but (not to my surprise) most gaming websites interpreted it as that.

  • amitava82amitava82 Member Posts: 17

    As much as I'm dying to play GW2, even if I had the invite, I won't play Beta. I just don't want to ruin the moment.. the first time experience.

  • 77lolmac7777lolmac77 Member UncommonPosts: 492
    If you thought the Swtor troll / fanboy arguments were bad I can only imagine how GW2 arguments will pan out.

    Were looking at trolling the likes of which we have never seen
  • shockmeshockme Member CommonPosts: 6

    Everything release latly has been shitty and over in a month.  I really would love to try guildwars 2 and hope there is more than a month of game play there.

  • anthonyman6anthonyman6 Member UncommonPosts: 73

    I won't be playing the Guild Wars 2 beta, if I get in.

     

    I ruin way too many games with betas.

  • BunksBunks Member Posts: 960

    Originally posted by anthonyman6

    I won't be playing the Guild Wars 2 beta, if I get in.

     

    I ruin way too many games with betas.

    I'm with you. Just hope people who do actually "test" the heck out of it. After the last debacle of a game, I will keeep my hopes down for now.

  • cinoscinos Member CommonPosts: 963

    Originally posted by shockme

    Everything release latly has been shitty and over in a month.  I really would love to try guildwars 2 and hope there is more than a month of game play there.

    Here's the thing though. At the cost of an average AAA single player game, isn't a month of entertainment good value?

    Hell most triple A titles these days last about a couple of weekends at best. A month is reserved for games like Skyrim where there is just so much to see and do.

    With all the games coming out this year, you'd be a fool to devote all your time to one game. Besides with no sub fee necessary, GW2 will always be waiting for you once you've finished playing whatever flavour of the month is currently released. You won't have to wonder if trying the game again after a long absence is worth the 15$ if you don't stick around for long. You can just come back and see where the wind takes you.

     

  • LobotomistLobotomist Member EpicPosts: 5,875

    They didnt even give us a way to register for beta.

    So how do one actually gets to be in beta than ?



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



    Originally posted by Lobotomist

    They didnt even give us a way to register for beta.

    So how do one actually gets to be in beta than ?






     

    In february only selected press will participate. We will be able to apply most likey after that press beta, end of february or early march.




     




     

  • AdamTMAdamTM Member Posts: 1,376

    Originally posted by oubers

    Originally posted by AdamTM

    Not now ArenaNet, not when i just got into TSW!!

    TSW is in beta already?

     

    Closed beta is running for a year now i think, its just i finally got access.

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  • dinamsdinams Member Posts: 1,362

    Originally posted by AdamTM

    Originally posted by oubers


    Originally posted by AdamTM

    Not now ArenaNet, not when i just got into TSW!!

    TSW is in beta already?

     

    Closed beta is running for a year now i think, its just i finally got access.

    Unless you are press, you pretty much still have a month and half-ish to enjoy TSW

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  • VultureSkullVultureSkull Member UncommonPosts: 1,774

    Originally posted by shockme

    Everything release latly has been shitty and over in a month.  I really would love to try guildwars 2 and hope there is more than a month of game play there.

    I doubt it, it will be more of the same, and no radical changes in game play. People will get carried up in the hype and ultimately be disappointed. It is funny to watch tbh.

    If you are not happy with what games have on offer at the moment then GW2 will not really help you.

  • KuppaKuppa Member UncommonPosts: 3,292

    OMG I want in!!!!! image

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  • marz.at.playmarz.at.play Member UncommonPosts: 912

    Beta can't come soon enough. Open Beta will not ruin the experience, that's what closed Beta is for.

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  • AntariousAntarious Member UncommonPosts: 2,809

    To be honest as far as beta testing and GW2 goes... I really just want to see their implementation of the Engineer.

     

    The last two games that I spent a lot of time testing I was burnt out on by the time they even released.   That didn't used to be a problem but I have beta tested a lot of products.

     

    So IF I got into the GW2 beta besides looking at the Engineer... I'm not even sure I'd devote that much time to it.   So reality is.. probably best I don't get into it or even sign up.    Then again ... that seems to be the norm for testers these days anyway.

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