The very first Guild Wars 2 Beta Weekend Event has come and gone, and it was a blast. Also, seeing so many people coming together to play with us in the GWOnline Alliance Guild was heartwarming. You guys are the best!
This marks a milestone not only for ArenaNet, but also for us as a community. Many thousands of fans have finally had an opportunity to play the game first hand for an extended period of time, and can actually share those experiences freely. And it shows in our community forums. Now people finally have something¬†tangible¬†to¬†discuss!
It is also a milestone because the information of the game multiplied¬†exponentially¬†over the weekend. We at GWOnline have so far not chosen to have a separate Guild Wars 2 knowledge database here on the site, but rather to focus our efforts supporting the official Guild Wars 2 Wiki, figuring that we as a community should focus our efforts on the one knowledge base that¬†will¬†be available to everyone from within the game.¬†That said, we will of course still offer more specialized information and analysis, guides and aggregations, and we are always open to suggestions from our community.
Regarding the BWE, most of us naturally spent as much time as we humanly could in game, so GWOnline’s coverage will be a bit slower out the door compared to the Press Beta Events. But we do got some great coverage coming up, so stay tuned! Personally I will be covering playing Guild Wars 2 on Linux in great detail (both literally and figuratively).
Oh, and we finally made our friendship with Necrobator and GuildWars2Hub official, with front page logos and all.
Finally, with the amount of bloggers, YouTubers, gaming media and podcasts covering Guild Wars 2 (yay!) it has now become too much to make a full list every week, especially the kind of list that I want to provide.¬†I want the list to be ordered for maximum usefulness, screened for non-original content (try not to list pure reports) and with a clear layout, and this takes a lot of time.
I started out this week’s list and had to admit defeat. It was just way too much! So apologies to everyone waiting, there¬†wont be one this week.¬†I have been wanting to re-envision Guild Wars 2 Weekly for a while anyway (the time needed to make the list has grown every single week), and after this first BWE seems like the time to do it. So come back on Sunday for the new and improved Guild Wars 2 Weekly!¬†
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