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#1 Neo Nugget

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:07 AM

http://www.arena.net/blog/dragon

This, my friends, is what I like to call "good news" :D

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"We recently finished our first closed beta test, and we’re now ready to hold progressively larger events. In February we’ll invite select press to participate in beta testing, and in March and April we’ll aggressively ramp up the size of our beta test events so that many of you will have a chance to participate. And of course, this all leads to the release of Guild Wars 2 later this year."

So stay tuned to our official Guild Wars 2 website, our Facebook page, and this blog for more information about how to participate in an upcoming beta event.


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Eric Flannum said:

Those jersey's are actually a tradition we've had in our design department where if a member of our design team who had been there for a while leaves, we'd hang a "retired" jersey on the wall for them. They used to be really crude t-shirts with names and numbers drawn on in pen but when our soccer team had cooler jerseys made we decided to order some for them. The number is their last work day. Sorry to ruin any fun conspiracy theories but any relation between those numbers and any kind of date is entirely coincidental at best.

Edited by Kvinna, 23 January 2012 - 04:10 PM.
added quote from Eric :D

"The only difference, Connor - the only difference between myself and those you aid is that I do not feign affection."


#2 baels

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:07 AM

God you're quick. JUST saw it. EXCITING!

YAYAYAYAYAY

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

HAPPINESS... TEARS OF JOY... TEARS I SAY!

Edited by baels, 23 January 2012 - 03:54 PM.


#3 Vilaptca

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:08 AM

I'm excited!

#4 Ginkgo

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:09 AM

Whoooo! Great news!

Edit: Now that I think about it, it was really nice of them to give us a timeline too.  Should help cut down on some forum angst (and cause new types ... ;))

Edited by Ginkgo, 23 January 2012 - 08:11 AM.


#5 Noblesse

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:10 AM

Now we know why the game has been delayed for so long - they were waiting for The Year of the Dragon.

:D

Looking forward to release on 31st of December 2012.

#6 Lordkrall

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:10 AM

Very interesting news! Big betas in March/April and release confirm for this year. <3

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:10 AM

just got the text, checked guru and its here knew it would be. Man are you people camping out haha.

the game is for sure to be released this year and man its gonna be too great. Oh man I cant wait.

year of the dragon you know, it makes sense:D

#8 Martin Kerstein

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:10 AM

Welcome to the Year of the Dragon everybody - The Year of Guild Wars 2! :)

Edited by Martin Kerstein, 23 January 2012 - 09:37 PM.


#9 Kailis

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:10 AM

holy mother ****ing pancakes. I think this is the first time news from anet almost made me squee like a little fangirl.

Glad that's over.


HOLY MOTHER ****ING ****.

#10 pamelakd

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:11 AM

Great news indeed. I'm getting super excited and trying not to get fidgety and impatient! :D

#11 Freya

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:11 AM

Eeeeeee! After Martin's twitter tease I was expecting maybe some WvW info- but this is far better! :D

#12 Tharya

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:11 AM

I had to register after reading this forum for years just to say: WOOOOOOTTT!!!
I wasn't sure wether i'd wanted to be in the beta, but i don't think i'll be able to stop myself from participating anyways :D

#13 chromicat

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:12 AM

This is fantastic news. I am really glad he decided to mention general months, I now know how long I have to wait! It's actually not very long at all!!!! Wow

#14 GoF

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:13 AM

At last, "it's ready" :)

#15 Navix3

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:13 AM

This means for sure that GW2 is being released in 2012.
And judging from the tone. May and June is when it is released!

#16 Mogrim

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:13 AM

There's a forecast of avalances of news in February, and Im guessing open beta in March/April

#17 Lewis B

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:14 AM

"In February we’ll invite select press to participate in beta testing"

PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! *crosses fingers*

#18 Lashley

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:14 AM

Can't wait! This is brilliant news.

#19 Domino

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:15 AM

I know this probably won't do any good, but just a heads up to ArenaNet... Diablo 3 is pushing for a Q1 release, if you beat 'em to it you may take away some of their thunder.

Just sayin'

#20 Passive Aggressive

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:15 AM

Exciting News!  Of course I am too busy with work to be playing any video games but maybe that will have changed a bit by the time it comes out.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:15 AM

Woooooooooooooot!!!!

I hope its not released in august, worst timing ever for me lol since I will be having holiday in nz for 2 weeks, would be so cut!

Edited by Khaidu, 23 January 2012 - 08:18 AM.


#22 Lady-Succubus

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:15 AM

I wonder if I can become "good friends" with "select press" before February...

Kidding. It's (almost) finally time! So excited!

Edited by Lady-Succubus, 24 January 2012 - 05:55 AM.


#23 GraceAlone

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:16 AM

YAY!!! So excited that we finally have some news! And I agree that May/June sounds like the most likely candidate for release given the info in the article. Gogo GW2!

#24 Tomppa

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:16 AM

Thank You ArenaNet for this awesome birthday present! No wonder it has been so quiet past few weeks, You were waiting for it! Was it a coincidence that I dreamed about GW2 pvp last night...

Happy birthday me and happy Year of the Dragon everyone! This year we shall dine in Divinity's Reach!

#25 Coren

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:16 AM

HOLY **** I need to go back home and change my underwear... Thanks Mike, you made my Monday :D

#26 Avery

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:16 AM

Wow great news and good timing with the chinese new year - makes sense :)

#27 zheddorz

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:16 AM

This is it boys and girls! OB March-April, release: end of June :D??

#28 Geikamir

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:17 AM

Wow. Sweet Jesus.

#29 Kailis

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:17 AM

Domino said:

I know this probably won't do any good, but just a heads up to ArenaNet... Diablo 3 is pushing for a Q1 release, if you beat 'em to it you may take away some of their thunder.

Just sayin'

I don't want to be part of the derailing, even though I know this post has a decent chance of being deleted, but I'm pretty sure that was confirmed not true recently. Unless it was then turned around and I didn't hear about it. All that said, I'm sure Anet knows all too well about the competition.

#30 Noblesse

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:19 AM

Now to create a hipster blog about different GW2 professions wearing Wayfarers so I can be considered, "Press".