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Will WvWvW be open in the 3 days/1 day before servers officially open?


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#-29 Metrik

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:33 PM

So what do people think? will it be game changing for some servers to be tooled up in defences if they manage to get more players online in the early access? Will people be pissed if they arrive in the game and its not open for 3 days and they are stuck with pve/regular pvp?

Could go either way for me, guess I'll find out when I play but I can understand both being a possibility, delaying access has its reasons, but then again having restricted access might leave pre purchasers/pre orders feeling a bit cheated.

#-28 z310

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:35 PM

Nah just start it on the day of early access. matches last 2 weeks so it really won't matter much

#-27 Fatalis

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:36 PM

3 days won't be huge in the grand scheme of things.

Even if it does cause problems, eventually the servers will climb to their appropriate places after a few other matches.

#-26 Failsafe

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:20 PM

It will be a little empty, but I am probably underestimating how many people will pre-order the game. Like if 1 million people pre-order, WvWvW will be just as packed as it would be on launch day.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:52 PM

I have no problem with this. I actually applaud this because I won't be getting early access. I actually want to start playing a new MMO a few weeks later for once so I can make a more informed decision on which server to pick as my home server after the dust has settled somewhat. I am not truly looking for the best WvW server but I am looking for a US based WvW server with enough players on when I play. My first true MMO was DAoC and I have always played on a US server ever since, one reason is that you can pretty much count on everyone speaking English which is unfortunately not always the case on EU servers.

#-24 Bunzaga

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:15 AM

Who isn't going to be in the early access ?  I will be, that's for damn sure. :)

#-23 Am0n

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:46 AM

I hope it starts with the 3 day headstart.  Want to level my first toon strictly via PvP.

#-22 Neo Nugget

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:53 AM

I don't see why not since it's part of the game as a whole. If anything, it'll be a great way to stress test the WvW servers before official launch.

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#-21 G I R

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:43 AM

It seems much more likely that the 3 day head start will be limited to only PvE and structured PvP. Starting WvW during the head start would create a lot of extra work for ANet that they could avoid by starting it on release day.

Plus, all the players who get the head start will have an advantage in WvW when it opens up because they'll be used to their class and familiar with their skills so that when WvW does start they'll have an advantage (howevr slight) over the players just getting into the game on release day.

#-20 Sixes

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:38 AM

I don't really care which way they do it, there are pros and cons to both. I am getting the game almost entirely for the WvW but I can PvE and learn my profession properly for the first few days if that's the way they choose to do it.

#-19 Wolvrai

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:46 AM

G I R said:

Plus, all the players who get the head start will have an advantage in WvW when it opens up because they'll be used to their class and familiar with their skills so that when WvW does start they'll have an advantage (howevr slight) over the players just getting into the game on release day.

Isn't that the entire point of a 3 day head start...?

#-18 Pete

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:05 PM

Wolvrai said:

Isn't that the entire point of a 3 day head start...?

I think it's simply to get more people to pre purchase. Also, it may be so the servers don't get hammered when the game launches.