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#1 iLag

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:51 AM

ANET HAS STARTED SENDING OUT EMAILS AND I BELIEVE ITS BY WHO ORDERED FIRST.


Heres a link to the reddit page:

http://www.reddit.co...is_working_atm/

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The official link is:

http://cloudfront.gu.../client/Gw2.exe


I found it a bit strange that the download is 20 MB on the .exe though instead of 9 but its because the orignal link on reddit was a compressed .zip folder according to certain peoples.

Its the exact same download.

SHOUT OUT TO KENDII FOR ADVISING ME ON MAKING A FAQ


Download FAQ:

How do you know this is leggit?

The link is under a guildwars2 domain. It starts of with cloudfront.guildwars2.com/etc, also the client looks extremely good and the patcher has a message that welcomes you to the first BWE. If you try to login it states no beta events are available right now.

Where did my files go? HELP!
IF you downloaded without extracting they'll go to your temp folder, I couldn't find this. Best of luck to you. I had to re download it BTW

How bigs the download?
About 13 Gigabytes.

I've downloaded 10 Gigs but it states that its only 36% through the dl?
The percentage is based on how many files you've downloaded. So if you download the biggest files first its going to start of with a lower percentage.

Do you recommend downloading it now or later?
I recommend downloading it now, the downloads are run on Amazons servers(EC2 I think ) and I think they are much faster when less people are doing them.

Why does it say my DL speed is so slow but its so fast?!
For some reason the patcher displays only a 1/3 of your DL speed.


A helpful players quote:

Neato said:

http://i.minus.com/ib1xSKhZHHy5IQ.jpg
^while downloading

after:
http://i.minus.com/iOwIvMJv0B2rz.png

The last version of GW2 was "Gw2 13,835", this one is "Gw2 14,085" - so... I assume this is the BWE client... :D

Edited by iLag, 24 April 2012 - 10:22 PM.


#2 ganralf

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:53 AM

And how can you be sure that it will work for this weekend?

I would rather wait till they release the official client and not waste my time with a dodgy one :)

#3 Sarosna

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:55 AM

I thought the previous topic about this made it pretty clear that it's always better to wait for the official email?

#4 LOCOMOFO

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:55 AM

Just to be sure, I'll just wait for the official email.

I'm sure it'll be sent out today, no biggy.

#5 Neanot

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:56 AM

IIRC, one of the devs (think it was on twitter) said the coming BWE was using a new build of the client, ie you would have to download it from scratch even if you had the previous beta.

Personally, I would avoid downloading an older version, as new builds don't normally patch from old ones, and you may end up using 13Gb of bandwidth for nothing.

#6 Hosaka

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:57 AM

Neanot said:

IIRC, one of the devs (think it was on twitter) said the coming BWE was using a new build of the client, ie you would have to download it from scratch even if you had the previous beta.

Personally, I would avoid downloading an older version, as new builds don't normally patch from old ones, and you may end up using 13Gb of bandwidth for nothing.

It's a new client. It doesn't patch any of the main game files. It deletes all your old files, updates the patcher to welcome you to their "first ever Beta Weekend Event", and downloads everything from scratch.

in b4 more misplaced paranoia

#7 WinterSnowblind

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:58 AM

ganralf said:

And how can you be sure that it will work for this weekend?

I would rather wait till they release the official client and not waste my time with a dodgy one :)

The client itself makes it pretty clear that it's the new version.
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#8 el hefe

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:58 AM

the less unknown links i find to click on the internets,  the better.  imo.  i'll wait for Anet to hook me with a file.

#9 Lordkrall

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:58 AM

It would be quite fun if ArenaNet decided to ban accounts using this download from the betas... :D

/sarkasm

Edited by Lordkrall, 24 April 2012 - 10:30 AM.
Since apparently people do not understand sarkasm when not written in their face, I suppose I'll need to update this post.


#10 krone6

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:59 AM

Different from the closed beta clients. I'd say this is legit.

#11 WinterSnowblind

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:00 AM

Lordkrall said:

It would be quite fun if ArenaNet decided to ban accounts using this download from the betas... :D

Banning all previous beta testers and those who innocently followed a link when the forums were active just after pre-purchases started would open them up to some pretty hefty law suits:angel:

#12 Kimhyuna

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:01 AM

Lordkrall said:

It would be quite fun if ArenaNet decided to ban accounts using this download from the betas... :D

Highly doubt that would happen.
Seems legit, but ill probebly wait until late tomorw before using this link :O
Hopefully emails coming soooon.

#13 Seraphiel

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:02 AM

Lordkrall said:

It would be quite fun if ArenaNet decided to ban accounts using this download from the betas... :D

Why? Because they had the initiative to DL it before it was announced?

#14 joshb

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:02 AM

Cool thanks!

#15 Neato

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:03 AM

Posted Image
^while downloading

after:
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The last version of GW2 was "Gw2 13,835", this one is "Gw2 14,085" - so... I assume this is the BWE client... :D

#16 Ee O

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:04 AM

Comes in fast as lightning.

#17 Raxzor

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:05 AM

I will download it now just in case the official one isn't released till Friday just before start of beta, but if the official one comes out in the next few hours I will download that to. I got a pretty fast connection so not to bad.

#18 mouxos

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:07 AM

Lordkrall said:

It would be quite fun if ArenaNet decided to ban accounts using this download from the betas... :D

I hear being full of spite is fun.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:08 AM

Lordkrall said:

It would be quite fun if ArenaNet decided to ban accounts using this download from the betas... :D

And it would be quite fun if you just stopped posting the same things over and over again. We know you're opposed to this, we know you've warned us. We get it. Obvious troll is obvious.

#20 Hawkn

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:09 AM

It seems more like bitter people who missed the stress test. ;P

#21 Ethos

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:11 AM

Lordkrall said:

It would be quite fun if ArenaNet decided to ban accounts using this download from the betas... :D

I'm sorry but how can people be so ... ignorant? Don't be so freaking jealous of people already downloading everyone will be able to download before the weekend.

Why should I be banned if I click a link on my desktop from the previous 2 closed betas? Because that's all you need to do to make the screen popup that's been linked in the images here... it clearly says welcome to the new beta and it redownloads a whole new client (it deletes your old one).

Anet made a very nice system for the closed beta testers to clean up their old files and make make sure they don't have conflicts between the old and the newly downloaded files. Nobody who clicks that desktop link is doing something they shouldn't do or aren't allowed to do.

Good luck with hoping to ban everyone who can download some files before you can do. It makes a nice community.

Edited by Ethos, 24 April 2012 - 10:13 AM.


#22 dss_live

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:18 AM

Atleast this spreads out the downloading a bit, i couldn't have imagined how terrible it would be if everyone would download it at the same time.

Let people download it, it's seems very legit. Plus ti takes away from everyone downloading at once. It's a win-win i guess.

#23 Clord

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:18 AM

LordKrall is like the Cartman in one of the recent South Park episodes. Intentionally spreading a lies.

#24 DBZVelena

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:19 AM

thanks for the heads up.
Personally i think everybody will be starting to get that link in their email boxes today.
But as usual Guru crowd is simply faster.
Either way the server won't be live till Friday anyway. And this way the downloading of the client get spread a bit and we don't accidentally DDoS their servers again.

#25 Xlugon Pyro

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:20 AM

Forum drama....  lovin' it.

#26 nightborder

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:21 AM

awful download speed...its drop to 7 kb/s on my 5mb/s net...

#27 Lordkrall

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:22 AM

Haha, people really need to learn to read sarcasm. I would have assumed that the ":D" would have given people the understanding that I wasn't serious.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:22 AM

Atleast the download screen is beautiful to look at :)

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Haha, people really need to learn to read sarcasm. I would have assumed that the ":D" would have given people the understanding that I wasn't serious.

Don't forget this is guru where you're posting :) unless it's spelled out, the drama will commence

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:23 AM

ganralf said:

And how can you be sure that it will work for this weekend?

I would rather wait till they release the official client and not waste my time with a dodgy one :)

Because the beta/stress client just changed completely and now you have the classic MMO launcher welcoming you to the BWE along with a couple of gigabytes to download (probably downloading the whole game from scratch).

If you have the previous client, just execute it and it will self patch to the latest files.

Another picture proof included so people stop calling shenanigans.

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Edited by RamzaBehoulve, 24 April 2012 - 10:27 AM.


#30 WinterSnowblind

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:23 AM

DBZVelena said:

thanks for the heads up.
Personally i think everybody will be starting to get that link in their email boxes today.
But as usual Guru crowd is simply faster.
Either way the server won't be live till Friday anyway. And this way the downloading of the client get spread a bit and we don't accidentally DDoS their servers again.

Yeah, the fact download pages have appeared on the website, the forums are back up and the client has updated shows that it'll likely be going out to everyone pretty soon anyway.  If you wait or download it now, I'm sure everyone will have enough time to download it before Friday.