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GW2 | The Beta Weekend Event is Coming!
« on: April 19, 2012, 04:13:41 pm »

http://www.arena.net/blog/the-beta-weekend-event-is-coming

We’re counting the days until the first public Guild Wars 2 Beta Weekend Event, which begins on Friday, April 27, at noon PDT (GMT-8) and ends on Sunday, April 29, at 11:59 p.m. PDT (GMT-8). Hundreds of thousands of players from around the world will get their first taste of Guild Wars 2—and rest assured, we’ll be playing alongside them!

- Choices, Choices – You’ll create your own personalized charr, human, or norn character and pick from our eight powerful professions. Your choice of race is vital to your personal story, and it determines in which of the huge starting areas you begin as well. A noble human mesmer will have a radically different game experience than a charr engineer in the service of the Iron Legion. Fortunately, you can roll more than one character and sample each starting area for yourself!

- Worlds Collide – If you want your PvP on an epic scale, look no further than World vs. World, where three teams comprising hundreds of players wage open war across four vast maps. You’ll lay siege to castles, raid supply camps, build devastating weaponry, ambush your foes, and leap into truly massive PvP battles—all for the glory of the server. We’re warning you: WvW is so addictive that you may spend the entire Beta Weekend Event there!

- PvP For You and Me – After you’ve gotten your feet wet, put your newfound skills to the test in Guild Wars 2 PvP, where small teams battle for points on a variety of challenging, compact maps. We adjust the level of PvP combatants so that all players are on equal footing. If you’ve got a competitive streak or you like playing first-person shooters online, you owe it to yourself to try out Guild Wars 2 PvP!

- I Love L.A. – For the first time ever, we’re opening the metropolis of Lion’s Arch to beta players. Wander the streets of this cosmopolitan trade hub, chat with traders and travelers from every corner of Tyria, hop through one of the many asura gates to points beyond, or discover the famed diving platform at Diverse Ledges. Lion’s Arch is a city like no other!
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Re: GW2 | The Beta Weekend Event is Coming!
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2012, 04:20:12 pm »
I do not know if this is the same blog post they've been trying to send out but I did find this funny..

@GuildWars2: The first Beta Weekend Event is coming! Here's a blog post with details: http://ow.ly/aowFY ^RB

not more than 5 minutes later..

@GuildWars2: We're aware of the blog being down at the moment. Our asuran engineers are actively investigating the issue. Sorry about this! ^SL

HAHAHAAH!!!  :P I'll say it right now.. this is classic DDOS attack where so many people try to hit the site it crashes their servers..

expect a lot of activity for the BWE :) i can only imagine the insanity you know people gonna be out partying!!!

and some drinking while partying! (Martini  :P)

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Re: GW2 | The Beta Weekend Event is Coming!
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2012, 04:23:20 pm »
@CharliePrince,

1) ArenaNet needs to apply overflow servers to their website

2) There are going to be a ton of overflow servers this weekend with the sheer number of people playing on each server

3) I love ArenaNet's humor

4) The blog post crashed in under a minute actually. It took them five minutes to tweet about it.

And yes... Martini will probably be drunk the entire weekend which will be followed by her complaining about her hangover on Monday :P
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Re: GW2 | The Beta Weekend Event is Coming!
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2012, 04:23:46 pm »
LOL insanity! :D CANNOT WAY!!!!!! :D I hate timezones... what time is it CST is the servers open at noon PDT? /confused




 

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Re: GW2 | The Beta Weekend Event is Coming!
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2012, 04:25:21 pm »

And yes... Martini will probably be drunk the entire weekend which will be followed by her complaining about her hangover on Monday :P

IT'S MY PARTY AND I'LL DRINK IF I WANT TO!!!!!! :P Mwahahaha




 

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Re: GW2 | The Beta Weekend Event is Coming!
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2012, 04:27:13 pm »
LOL insanity! :D CANNOT WAY!!!!!! :D I hate timezones... what time is it CST is the servers open at noon PDT? /confused

12noon Pacific
1pm Mountain
2pm Central
3pm Eastern

Tini, don't you know this by now? Central is always two hours ahead of pacific and one hour behind Eastern.



And yes... Martini will probably be drunk the entire weekend which will be followed by her complaining about her hangover on Monday :P

IT'S MY PARTY AND I'LL DRINK IF I WANT TO!!!!!! :P Mwahahaha

It's your birthday, drink all you want.

Just don't be concerned if I drag all new GW2 applicants into Vent to sing you happy birthday :evil:
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Re: GW2 | The Beta Weekend Event is Coming!
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2012, 04:27:26 pm »
I even teased them about it and got a reply  :evil: the door was wide open so i walked right thru it

my reply to their "yes we know it's down" tweet

"@GuildWars2 just to join in with the millions of #GuildWars2 fans hitting your blog sight for a DDOS attack ;) ..you know it's down right?"

they replied

@GuildWars2: @esmeraldoc Haha, yep. We're working on it! ~RB2 #GuildWars2

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Re: GW2 | The Beta Weekend Event is Coming!
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2012, 04:57:43 pm »
soo stokeddd

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Re: GW2 | The Beta Weekend Event is Coming!
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2012, 06:06:45 pm »
As sad as it is to not see the Sylvari and Asura being playable I can understand why:

- ArenaNet does not have to show them off till the public. They can hold them back till release. It keeps a large portion of the game off limits and you still have a large portion that will be fresh by release.

- They want to stress test and crash the servers. By concentrating everyone in the Human, Norn, and Charr areas which happen to be near each other they maximize the number of people in an area which in turn leads to stress on the server. It allows ArenaNet to tweak and optimize the game to run better with a vast number of people in an area.

- Sylvari and Asura would be overwhelming. There is simply far too much in the game to do without them added in. Between just the Human, Norn, and the Charr you have the following: all eight professions, 3 tutorials, 3 starting zones (1-15), 3 level 15-25 zones, Ascalon Catacombs dungeon (the level 30 one in both story and explorable mode), the personal stories and their various choices between 3 races and 8 professions, all structured PvP maps, the entire World vs World experience, crafting, underwater combat in six zones, and Lion's Arch (which is assumed to be in a level 25-35 zone).
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Re: GW2 | The Beta Weekend Event is Coming!
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2012, 06:16:46 pm »
Yeeehaaaw!!  This will be interesting! LOL  The servers shall quake with fear! 

Wow, LA.  It's going to look so awesome.  I may not go see it just to keep it a surprise for me when the game launches.  Very, very tempting though...


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Re: GW2 | The Beta Weekend Event is Coming!
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2012, 06:19:47 pm »
Yeeehaaaw!!  This will be interesting! LOL  The servers shall quake with fear! 

Wow, LA.  It's going to look so awesome.  I may not go see it just to keep it a surprise for me when the game launches.  Very, very tempting though...

I give the servers (both normal and overflow) all of five minutes before they crash and burn and Asuran Engineers must be called in for emergency maintenance to bring them back on online.

Also... who the heck knew that Asurans knew coding... ???
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Re: GW2 | The Beta Weekend Event is Coming!
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2012, 07:54:56 pm »
I love this.

I will not play a Sylvari until release :P

And I won't be playing a Thief this weekend.

Why?  Because restraint.

I'll be drinking, a LOT though.


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Re: GW2 | The Beta Weekend Event is Coming!
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2012, 07:55:43 pm »
I cannot believe someone took the time to make this  :D

for everyone who have problems with the Beta Start Time..

AND IT'S WORLDWIDE TOO!!  :evil: oh my god the party's gonna be wild! This totally hits home the fact that it's a worldwide event

Beta Event Start times - WorldWide

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Re: GW2 | The Beta Weekend Event is Coming!
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2012, 08:02:21 pm »
I'm sorry, I can't resist adding this:

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This is blasphemy! This is madness!

Madness...?

This is TYRIA!

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Re: GW2 | The Beta Weekend Event is Coming!
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2012, 08:36:27 pm »
I knew it was gonna be this weekend.   :'(  I have PI at the store on Sunday.  Gonna have to come up with a reason to not come in on Saturday.  Hmmmm..   So I could at least play a little.

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