The August 15th stress test for Guild Wars 2 went live a little under one hour ago, so you can still hop on and play for three hours! Arenanet has posted this little notice to keep in your mind during the stress test.
The Guild Wars 2 Team will be doing additional structured testing that will intentionally put extra stress on the servers during today’s test period. This means that you may experience intermittent disconnects, lag, and other issues. All this is in aid of doing in-depth testing, and we appreciate your patience with these situations as they take place.
Please note that the team will usually make an all-world in-game broadcast before they initiate these additional levels of stress. So watch for those broadcast messages while you’re testing today, or ask your fellow players if they spotted such a message, so that you can avoid submitting unnecessary bug reports.
Thanks for your help with today’s test!
The Stress Test lasts until 4PM Pacific Time. Any bugs and issues can be posted on the official forums. Guild Wars 2 launches on August 28th of this year, with the headstart access starting on August 25th.