ANet has released a blog reviewing how the worlds work for the Guild Wars 2 betas.Â Catch what is going down for BWE2 here.Read more & comment >>
After digging up some early hands on time with the next Guild Wars 2 beta, PC Gamer shares some of their favorite video treasures. On the page as well is a link to the whole stream of their swash-buckling adventures in level 30 zone, Gendarran Fields (if you missed it when it was live). Keep a look out for the new beta changes shown throughout the footage!
ANet has given Kill Ten Rats (MMO Blogsite) 20 beta keys for the upcoming June 8-10 beta weekend.Â While these are good only for the upcoming beta weekend it is a chance to get your hands on the game if you have not already done so.Â If you don’t have a key and want to try out GW2 — next to being a clever Bookah — check them out here for a chance to win.Read more & comment >>
Mike O’Brien talks about the first Guild Wars 2 open beta–from server capacity to player feedback.
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“[...] even with 48 worlds we didnâ€™t have enough server capacity to meet the huge demand.”
“This was definitely aÂ real beta, designed to find problems, gather player input, and learn what work still needs to be done before we ship the game. Weâ€™ve listened to your feedback and weâ€™re making some important improvements to the game for the next Beta Weekend Event.”
A few days ago Guild Wars 2 was given a review by The Escapist. Impressed especially in how grouping worked as well as general combat, they came out of the previous Open Beta with positive impressions–link here.Â Perhaps Croshaw will give the game a spin down the road, who knows?Read more & comment >>
Most of you reading this will of course be pre-ordering the game to get access to the Beta, and today is the day you can get your order in. The pre-purchase offers come in three different packages which are…
The Standard/Digital Edition:
- Guild Wars 2 serial code (to activate the game at launch)
- Guaranteed access to Guild Wars 2 beta events
- Three day â€˜headstartâ€™ access to Guild Wars 2 at launch
- Exclusive â€˜Heroâ€™s Bandâ€™ in-game item
The Digital Deluxe Edition:
Includes the digital features of the Standard Edition (as above) plus five in-game items, including a Mistfire Wolf that will fight alongside players and a miniature Rytlock who will accompany them on their travels through Tyria.
The Collectorâ€™s Edition:
For the complete Guild Wars 2 experience, the Collectorâ€™s Edition includes all of the contents found within the Standard Edition and Digital Deluxe editions, plus:
- A 25 centimetre hand-painted Rytlock Brimstone statue wielding a flaming sword
- 112 page Making of Guild Wars 2 hardback book
- Best of Guild Wars 2 Soundtrack CD
- A custom art frame complete with portfolio and five Guild Wars 2 art prints
- Collectible Metal Box
You know what to do! Get that order in.Read more & comment >>
As you know, this weekend is the first Beta test that the press have been invited into the Beta testing process and we’ll be there to check the game out for the first time in a long time.
The testing period is limited but we will do out very best to cover as much as possible. There are some things we can not talk about such as micro-transactions but there is plenty of information we can get back to you all including videos of things you may want to see.
Let us know what you want to know about in this forum thread and we will do our very best to get everything we can in the timeframe.
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