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#1 SoliasSerene

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:30 PM

I can't find anything more than "August 25th" for the early access start.  Does that mean 12:00:01 AM PDT?

Everyone I've talked with (mainly within my Alliance) expects that time, but since I can't find it anywhere - especially from ArenaNet - I'm not so sure.

Anyone know for sure?

#2 Linfang

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:32 PM

No one knows for sure. So I guess we will revert back to "When it's ready" On August 25th

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:34 PM

It has not yet been announced. Should be soon I anticipate. Although, considering all BWEs started at 12pm Anet's time, I am expecting this to be the case at launch

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:34 PM

I would assume it is like the events from GW1 and the Beta Weekend events.  Sometime at noon for the Seattle region.
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#5 Izardoz

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:34 PM

ArenaNet has not announced the launch time, nor the headstart access time...same answer that has been given in every thread about this subject

sorry

#6 spanK

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:38 PM

It will be like all the beta weekends, 12 PDT so us europeans have to wait all god damn day just so they can wake up -.-

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:42 PM

View PostspanK, on 31 July 2012 - 03:38 PM, said:

It will be like all the beta weekends, 12 PDT so us europeans have to wait all god damn day just so they can wake up -.-

Better than it starting at midnight, which would mean we'd have to get up at 6/7am to play.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:47 PM

View PostWinterSnowblind, on 31 July 2012 - 03:42 PM, said:

Better than it starting at midnight, which would mean we'd have to get up at 6/7am to play.
Yeah, getting up at 5AM ish after only a little bit of sleep and then doing the morning routine but earlier than usual-- wouldn't be fun. (there's a lot do in the morning before even having breakfast, well at least there is for me.)

Edited by Parvati, 31 July 2012 - 03:49 PM.


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Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:50 PM

View PostWinterSnowblind, on 31 July 2012 - 03:42 PM, said:

Better than it starting at midnight, which would mean we'd have to get up at 6/7am to play.

Or... it being 3 AM here, and probably missing out on getting the names I want ;)  There's no way I'm getting up that early to reserve names...

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:53 PM

View PostSerai, on 31 July 2012 - 03:50 PM, said:

Or... it being 3 AM here, and probably missing out on getting the names I want ;)  There's no way I'm getting up that early to reserve names...

You make me feel like a loser, because I'd totally do that.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:56 PM

According to http://gw2status.com/ it is friday 24th Aug 21:00 PDT (9pm) for US.  How official is that?

Edited by Daesu, 31 July 2012 - 03:56 PM.


#12 Linfang

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:02 PM

View PostDaesu, on 31 July 2012 - 03:56 PM, said:

According to http://gw2status.com/ it is friday 24th Aug 21:00 PDT (9pm) for US.  How official is that?
It says Headstart, No time has been announced. So why is there a timer? lol

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:04 PM

View PostDaesu, on 31 July 2012 - 03:56 PM, said:

According to http://gw2status.com/ it is friday 24th Aug 21:00 PDT (9pm) for US.  How official is that?

it is not official, at all, it is a fan-run website

#14 SoliasSerene

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:28 PM

Thanks folks.  I would be surprised by a noon launch time though - I really expect an early-morning launch.  But I agree with you - waking up at 3AM (I live in EST) to play would be hard - I would probably get started close to that, but I would grumble about it.  :)

#15 Hep

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:30 PM

I would assume it's midnight for the simple fact they're going to have to do the exact same process on the next Tuesday afterward (so there's a nice "dry run"), and if it were me, I'd like to avoid the complaints of the fanatical that it wasn't a full 3 day (72 hour) head start.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:34 PM

There is a tradition at Arenanet where everyone gathers around a computer and someone presses a button that officially starts the servers. When they all decide to get together it once be it midnight or noon etc is the real question.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:35 PM

View PostHep, on 31 July 2012 - 04:30 PM, said:

I would assume it's midnight for the simple fact they're going to have to do the exact same process on the next Tuesday afterward (so there's a nice "dry run"), and if it were me, I'd like to avoid the complaints of the fanatical that it wasn't a full 3 day (72 hour) head start.

Mmm yeah a three day headstart should imply a full three days headstart wherever you are, but that would mean staggered start times all over the world and I cannot see them doing that.

#18 Illein

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:36 PM

Write a question mark into your thread title next time -_- that was disappointing.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:37 PM

View PostSilverune, on 31 July 2012 - 04:35 PM, said:

Mmm yeah a three day headstart should imply a full three days headstart wherever you are, but that would mean staggered start times all over the world and I cannot see them doing that.

Well, the servers will start Midnight PDT on Tuesday for the official date, I think we can safely assume that. I don't think they'll stagger  non-prepurchase and non-preorder logins on Tuesday.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:46 PM

Well we all know it's on the 25th.  Hopefully the servers will be up early that morning.  :)

Edited by shadow293, 31 July 2012 - 04:47 PM.


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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:50 PM

I imagine they will add a counter for headstart in official website, they should add it right now BTW.

#22 Babizokahh

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:54 PM

I really hope it will be around 12pm. Midnight here is like 4 am, lol not fun :cool:

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 05:06 PM

A midnight launch could happen, and it would work quite well for both Americans and Europeans (Americans getting the whole weekend, Europeans still getting most of it). Sorry Aussies :(

#24 Dastion

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 07:13 PM

Sigh, people need to learn to use questionmarks.

Anyhow, I'm hoping for a midnight release headstart too.  It may diminish the flood a bit and make it easier for small guilds to choose their servers without people getting the 'full' message.

#25 Life_Infusion

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 07:25 PM

A midnight launch would be brutal for those in North America, unless you plan to stay up until midnight or 3AM. Europeans could just wake up early.

Midday launch would provide less time, but if you're staying up to midnight or 3AM to play it doesn't make a difference unless you are not sleeping. It would also allow more immediate bug fixes.

#26 Pipples

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 07:38 PM

TBH, as with most MMO's you can expect the servers to choke on the first day or two anyway. I'm willing to bet a lot of people will be sitting there hitting the 'play' button over and over, get in and choke on login

Then they'll rage, stab someone and go to prison

#27 viespea

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 07:45 PM

Misleading title is misleading

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 07:50 PM

View Postviespea, on 31 July 2012 - 07:45 PM, said:

Misleading title is misleading

I know I thought they had finally released the time :(

#29 Kallen

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:24 PM

I've asked the support about it, and they told me they don't have an official time yet.
We just need to keep on waiting for them to release the time of the headstart.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:29 PM

View Postshadow293, on 31 July 2012 - 04:46 PM, said:

Well we all know it's on the 25th.  Hopefully the servers will be up early that morning.  :)

Whose morning? Ever heard of time zones? They are important if you have ever traveled a few hundred m/k east or west from your hometown.





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