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ArenaNet: Guild Wars 2 Limited Beta Test Begins Today!


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#1 takiwaki

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:49 PM

http://www.arena.net...st-begins-today

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Next week, media will be posting their observations and videos online, so prepare yourself for a flood of information and gameplay footage. In a Dev Update right here on the ArenaNet Blog, Lead Designer Eric Flannum will discuss some of the changes players experienced during this beta weekend event. Plus, we’ll have some very specific information about an upcoming Guild Wars 2 beta event – I guarantee you will not want to miss it!

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Compilation post for anyone who cares:

High-resolution screenshots:

Boats:
http://i.imgur.com/rzAfC.jpg

Flowers:
http://i.imgur.com/jVncL.jpg

Norn at a Mountain:
http://i.imgur.com/UktjN.jpg

Path:
http://i.imgur.com/1pL9y.jpg

Thief Daggers:
http://i.imgur.com/hvveo.jpg

Underwater:
http://i.imgur.com/F5JmX.jpg

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Standard Screenshots

Map showing where the beta players were:
http://www.guildwars...layers-located/

A collection of screenshots (some new, some old):
http://guildwars2.st...en-shots-extra/

Fat Norn:
http://i.imgur.com/bkoqk.jpg

Female character creation:
http://i.imgur.com/G69NU.jpg

Female Guardian:
http://i.imgur.com/bqiim.jpg

Female Guardian? (No HUD)
http://i.imgur.com/RxEg0.jpg

Female Guardian in Town? (No HUD):
http://i.imgur.com/GdIAv.jpg

Female Warrior?
http://images.4chan.org/vg/src/1329603138634.png

File size:
http://i.imgur.com/fXyph.png

Flowers:
http://i.imgur.com/uiU1z.jpg

Mesmer in WvW:
http://i.imgur.com/O1BUW.jpg

Necromancer Traits:
http://i.imgur.com/1elcW.jpg

Runes:
http://i.imgur.com/Kq2Yh.jpg

Thief with Dagger:
http://i.imgur.com/2kRoS.jpg

Old, but awesome:
http://i.imgur.com/Kp4Uz.gif


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News

WvW is in the beta. Izzy and Tyler spent ten hours defending a keep:
https://twitter.com/...934825254002688

New screenshots from Gamespot:
http://www.guildwars...shots-gamespot/

From MMORPG: [Bill] Going to bed now. Can't give details of my day. But I can say that you should really believe the hype. @GuildWars2
https://twitter.com/...767771217567744

@BobbyStein: I will beat that jumping puzzle today. #GW2
https://twitter.com/...935309343789056

"Yesterday I had the most epic moment in GW2 saving a village from elite mobs and then fighting the cyclop giant from our gamescom trailer"
https://twitter.com/...969938520055808

"Just helped some players retake a seraph fort and then push forward to drive local centaurs out of their camp."
https://twitter.com/...965665304412160

"Emergent play: players have set up an Occupy Beetletun protest. They are standing on a statue of Lord Caudecus."
https://twitter.com/...968366037733376


http://www.guildwars...6&postcount=135

Edited by Chalky, 19 February 2012 - 09:54 PM.


#2 Dove

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:51 PM

It's pretty rare to say it, but Monday can't come soon enough :).

#3 mneme

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:51 PM

:S I hate wait! Monday can't come soon enough!

#4 ShakenBlood

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:54 PM

To be honest, I think I'm going to refrain from reading up too much on the information that's going to be distributed afterwards..

I'm scared that it might become somewhat of a spoiler, if I'm knowing TOO much about the game before it comes out, and knowing a lot of what is going to happen without finding out by surprise on my own.

#5 asbasb

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:54 PM

Weeeelll, next week is going to one long continuous reveal event. Come at us!

#6 Thorntamer

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:54 PM

SQUEEEEE!

The day is approaching when we will finally hear the words we all want to hear:

It's Ready.

#7 Paint

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:54 PM

So, on monday we will have high def direct feed footage of World v World.

Nice thought.

#8 Poltergeist

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:55 PM

My favorite part is the very last sentence ;)

#9 takiwaki

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:57 PM

Urrg, what I would give to get in . .Can't wait.

Even worse personally knowing people taking part, and they cant share, is agonizing lol

#10 Pete

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:58 PM

Yay! Thank god, I think I've watched nearly all YouTube videos of gw2 anyway!

#11 Vahkris

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:59 PM

Somehow I get the feeling that a common statement on Monday will be "How can I pick just one place to start telling you all about this?" :)

Edited by Vahkris, 17 February 2012 - 11:04 PM.
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#12 SuLor

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:59 PM

Poltergeist said:

My favorite part is the very last sentence ;)

Oh yes, THAT is what I'm looking forward to!!

#13 Rehnahvah Gahro

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:01 PM

Martin "King of Tease" Kerstein strikes again...

This will be a very long weekend. The anticipation :eek:

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:01 PM

I was under the impression that the press beta was all this week, not just this weekend.  Or is this something slightly different?  A little confused.

#15 Sirius Black

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:02 PM

"If you build it.... They will come...."
Hey we are already here!!!! Waiting for the doors to be open :)

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:02 PM

Primal Zed said:

I was under the impression that the press beta was all this week, not just this weekend.  Or is this something slightly different?  A little confused.

Martin clarified when they first announced the beta phases that the beta events were going to be beta weekends.

Edit: http://www.guildwars...2&postcount=652

Edited by Vahkris, 17 February 2012 - 11:04 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:02 PM

Primal Zed said:

I was under the impression that the press beta was all this week, not just this weekend.  Or is this something slightly different?  A little confused.

It's Friday-Sunday/Monday.

#18 Soy Oil

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:02 PM

I have to miss it, because I have the night shift Monday. :(

#19 Sirius Black

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:02 PM

Primal Zed said:

I was under the impression that the press beta was all this week, not just this weekend.  Or is this something slightly different?  A little confused.
Anet Beta for GW usually is just for the weekend.

#20 Alila

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:02 PM

Wouldn't you know it.  All this info coming out shortly AFTER I'm free from my heart monitor.  I'd love to see how it tracked my heartbeat next week, especially with that beta news...

#21 Coooturtle

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:03 PM

I have never waned Monday to come so much in my life.

#22 Ieatyourhead

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:03 PM

Primal Zed said:

I was under the impression that the press beta was all this week, not just this weekend.  Or is this something slightly different?  A little confused.

Everything I've heard has said that it is just this weekend. They play all weekend, but they aren't allowed to release any footage or comments until Monday.

#23 Wajdos

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:04 PM

So THE FINAL HYPE begins! Guys we soon will be playing this game!

#24 Grotar

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:04 PM

I need to freeze myself till Monday :D

#25 Freya

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:04 PM

Mr. Kerstein, at it again :D
Monday can't come soon enough (something I never thought I'd say).

Looking forward to the list of changes too.

(After all these years, all of this seems a little surreal :o)

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:05 PM

Vahkris said:

Somehow I get the feeling that a common statement on Monday will be "How can I pick just one place to start telling you all about this?" :)

Just don't! Do like some of us will when the game opens, start all 5 regions on day one. By the end of day one all my characters (1 of each race) will be at level 5 or more depending on how long it takes. ;)

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:06 PM

I've been waiting to play this game for almost 59 months, now we're finally getting close!

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:06 PM

Poltergeist said:

My favorite part is the very last sentence ;)

Me too! We all know that players will probably join in it, but there's something else I think. Is it..... maybe.... about Guilds? :zip:

#29 Hosaka

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:06 PM

I like how they used "very specific" when describing the upcoming beta event info.

Here's hoping that translates into how to sign up for it.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:07 PM

Cant wait. Reading genuine reviews instead of just impressions is going to be fantastic. I just KNOW theyre going to love it. What's not to love!

It's been a long road, but were coming up to the end.



Hopefully...

Edited by Kristinez, 17 February 2012 - 11:09 PM.