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Today's game status is up over on the wiki:

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Account Security
Hackers have lists of email addresses and passwords stolen from other games and web sites, and collected through spyware, and are systematically testing Guild Wars 2 looking for matching accounts.

To protect yourself, use a strong, unique password for Guild Wars 2 that you've never used anywhere else!

Today a Guild Wars related fan site announced that its account database has been breached. That's important but just one of many apparent breaches of other games and web sites that hackers have been collecting email addresses and passwords from. Protect yourself by using a unique password for each game and web site account you care about, and especially be sure to use a unique password for your Guild Wars 2 account.

Customer Support
Our customer support team is prioritizing hacked accounts and other blocking login issues over other types of support requests. If you submit a support ticket for a hacked account, ensure it is properly prioritized by following these instructions.

We have now completed prioritized requests submitted prior to Saturday, September 1. If you have an older ticket that has not been completed, that means it's not correctly prioritized. Submit a new ticket using the above instructions, and in the title write, "Hacked Account - Ticket submitted August xx - Ticket number xxxxxx-xxxxxx" (fill in the date and ticket number of your existing ticket), and we will prioritize your existing ticket.

In the past 24 hours we helped 2,574 players with hacked accounts and 2,867 players with other blocking login issues get back into the game.

Email Authentication
Once you validate your account email address, we help protect you from attempted account hacking (even if the hacker guesses your password) by sending you an email every time you attempt to login from a new location, asking you to approve or deny the login attempt. Keep in mind, if you receive an email asking you to approve or deny a login attempt and you didn't make that login attempt, that means a hacker knows your password. Change your password immediately.

Be sure not to flag an email authentication message as spam; if you do, your email provider may prevent future email authentication messages from reaching you.

If email authentication is preventing you from logging in, contact our customer support team following these instructions and we'll disable it for your account.

Reset Password
We will leave "reset password" disabled until further notice. We don't want to allow hackers who compromise an email account to use that email account to steal the associated Guild Wars 2 game account. If you forget your password, please contact customer support.

Network Connectivity Issues
We experienced network connectivity issues today between our North American and European data centers, which caused intermittent errors with login, character creation and deletion, and guild manipulation. These issues should now be resolved.

Parties & Guilds
We've made progress but still have capacity constraints causing issues with party and guild functionality, including symptoms such as party members not appearing on the map, parties not staying together as they travel between maps or into dungeons, and guild manipulation not working. We're working on a fix and will provide a further update tomorrow.

PvP Tournament Rewards
PvP tournament rewards are currently not functioning properly. We're working on a fix and will provide a further update tomorrow.

Trading Post
We've been expanding the Trading Post's capacity to handle the huge volume of requested trades. After our test yesterday, we've been working to resolve some issues reported by players. We expect to have the Trading Post online for all players this evening.

Storyline Steps
In last night's update we fixed blocking issues with the storyline steps "Stealing Secrets" and "A Grisly Shipment". We're preparing to fix issues with "The Battle for Fort Trinity" and "Shell Shock" for tonight's update.

Worlds & Overflow
We're increasing world capacity as necessary to handle all the new players coming into the game.

During this initial surge of high concurrency, and especially while most characters are low-level and thus playing in the same starting areas, it's common for players to be directed to overflow servers. To play with a friend on a different overflow server, form a party together, then right-click on the friend's portrait in the party list and click "join". We expect the use of overflow servers to naturally subside as players spread out more through the world.

Forums
Our most important priority at the moment is to ensure that the game runs stably and flawlessly. So as to not create additional demand on our infrastructure and on our programming team, we made the decision not to open the forums until the initial mass influx of players has calmed down a bit.

Reporting exploits
If you discover an emergency game-breaking or economy-breaking bug, do not exploit it, but please notify us immediately at this email address: exploits (at) arena (dot) net. You may also use this email address to report suspected security vulnerabilities. Thank you to everyone who has sent reports. However, note that we cannot respond individually to emails to this address.

Next software updates
We're making non-disruptive changes throughout the day. We'll publish the next back-end server update tonight at midnight Seattle time. The game may be unavailable for approximately 20-60 minutes while we perform this update.
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#1 JemL

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:51 AM

practically no news

#2 baconcow

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:54 AM

I have over 60 hours played and have seen 0 instances of the trading market opened. I check every 30 minutes to 1 hour, too.

#3 Azure Skye

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:04 AM

Yay, trading post is almost up! Good thing, its coming along. :D

#4 Major_Heartfire

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:59 AM

Must... have... Trading Post....

#5 ahamling27

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:26 AM

I don't seem to have the trading post yet, and I've never been in one of their test groups either. I also submitted a ticket this past Thursday because the gem store ate some of my gems, and I haven't heard back on that yet...The accounts they are restoring from hackers and unbanning is taking forever.

#6 Heart Collector

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:25 AM

[quote name='JemL' timestamp='1346727098' post='1875316']
practically no news
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How much news do you realistically expect from September 2nd to September 3rd? :P

It's awesome that ANet is giving these daily updates on their progress. They really seem to be trying their best... Good luck to them and thanks for a great game :D

#7 Gen1tor

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 06:32 AM

"Today a Guild Wars related fan site announced that its account database has been breached. That's important but just one of many apparent breaches of other games and web sites that hackers have been collecting email addresses and passwords from. Protect yourself by using a unique password for each game and web site account you care about, and especially be sure to use a unique password for your Guild Wars 2 account."

Why are those "computer geniouses" so desperate to steal our accounts? In WoW they wanted our gold but in GW selling gold is almost useless. And then game hasn't even started so it's player numbers are still quite low. So why dear hackers? Why???

#8 Who Cares Really

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 06:57 AM

Some want to simply terrorize people.

#9 Alaroxr

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:33 AM

Regarding the Trading Post, I was lucky enough to be in the testing group three times.

The first time it was laggy, but I could sell some things. Searching had a few issues, and it was impossible to see items you had up for sale.

The second time I only saw that it was up.

The third time I bought plenty of items and tried to sell a few things. All in all, it look to be almost completely functional.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:37 AM

[quote name='Gen1tor' timestamp='1346740326' post='1876062']
"Today a Guild Wars related fan site announced that its account database has been breached. That's important but just one of many apparent breaches of other games and web sites that hackers have been collecting email addresses and passwords from. Protect yourself by using a unique password for each game and web site account you care about, and especially be sure to use a unique password for your Guild Wars 2 account."

Why are those "computer geniouses" so desperate to steal our accounts? In WoW they wanted our gold but in GW selling gold is almost useless. And then game hasn't even started so it's player numbers are still quite low. So why dear hackers? Why???
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Some people don't have a logic or reasoning; some people just want to see the world burn! :D

#11 Azragarn

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:37 AM

I was also in all the test groups. The last time it was almost perfect a few delayed postings but all int all it was stable. So fingers crossed they have this right

#12 Kymeric

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:15 AM

[quote name='Gen1tor' timestamp='1346740326' post='1876062']
Why are those "computer geniouses" so desperate to steal our accounts? In WoW they wanted our gold but in GW selling gold is almost useless. And then game hasn't even started so it's player numbers are still quite low. So why dear hackers? Why???
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I imagine they can still do a good trade in gold, regardless.  Out of the over 1M users of GW2, I'm sure there's a good chunk who don't yet understand they don't need to buy gold, just like they don't understand there's no need to power level.  Those people will make it profitable to do RMT.

#13 Shiren

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:22 PM

[quote name='Kymeric' timestamp='1346750139' post='1876720']
I imagine they can still do a good trade in gold, regardless.  Out of the over 1M users of GW2, I'm sure there's a good chunk who don't yet understand they don't need to buy gold, just like they don't understand there's no need to power level.  Those people will make it profitable to do RMT.
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I don't know what end game you're playing, but it doesn't appear to be GW2. Buying gold is still worthwhile and gold sellers will always be cheaper than the official sources, just look at Diablo 3. As far as levelling goes, it makes most sense to explore the world at max level. The content is mostly the same but you will gain skill points, which are valuable, and more karma at higher levels, so exploring the world at level 80 is more advantageous than doing it while levelling.

#14 Kymeric

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:57 PM

[quote name='Shiren' timestamp='1346768563' post='1877987']
I don't know what end game you're playing, but it doesn't appear to be GW2. Buying gold is still worthwhile and gold sellers will always be cheaper than the official sources, just look at Diablo 3. As far as levelling goes, it makes most sense to explore the world at max level. The content is mostly the same but you will gain skill points, which are valuable, and more karma at higher levels, so exploring the world at level 80 is more advantageous than doing it while levelling.
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I'm nowhere near to experiencing endgame, and didn't realize the post I responded to was talking about endgame.

Just pointing out that even if gold isn't that necessary, gold sellers can make a profit.  Was true in Rift, where there were so many specialized currencies that gold wasn't a big factor.

I also don't understand what your comment about exploring after reaching max level or before has to do with what I wrote.