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Title: Beta weekend 2: June 8th - June 10th
Post by: Willow on May 29, 2012, 08:29:49 AM
http://www.arena.net/blog/announcing-the-next-guild-wars-2-beta-weekend (http://www.arena.net/blog/announcing-the-next-guild-wars-2-beta-weekend)

Points to note: player grouping in overflow, existing characters kept  8)
Title: Re: Beta weekend 2: June 8th - June 10th
Post by: SexuallyAbusedPanda on May 29, 2012, 10:15:44 AM
FUCK FUCK AND MORE FUCK! I knew they would do this to me. I am in Ireland that weekend.......... :( CRY!!!!
Title: Re: Beta weekend 2: June 8th - June 10th
Post by: Monkeh on May 29, 2012, 10:48:52 AM
SUNDAY JUNE THE 10TH THE BLU TEAM IS PLAYING IDK PALOOKA....just sayin'.

 :P

Otherwise...COOL BEANS.

 O0
Title: Re: Beta weekend 2: June 8th - June 10th
Post by: Willow on May 29, 2012, 10:57:42 AM
It's fine, maybe djshrew will wildcard to play gw2. He clearly doesn't want to get this game played...
Title: Re: Beta weekend 2: June 8th - June 10th
Post by: Skully on May 29, 2012, 13:39:55 PM
So ....I have a week to get the game downloaded
Title: Re: Beta weekend 2: June 8th - June 10th
Post by: Owndead on May 29, 2012, 15:53:49 PM
Oh wow... can't wait to act like I have the game and play the 2007 version of GW2 like a boss...
Title: Re: Beta weekend 2: June 8th - June 10th
Post by: Willow on June 05, 2012, 12:24:44 PM
Just so you're aware, there was an update last night. It's about 4GB in size, so might be worth doing before Friday evening. (Although I'd imagine there might be more updates before the beta weekend anyway...)
Title: Re: Beta weekend 2: June 8th - June 10th
Post by: Monkeh on June 05, 2012, 15:28:12 PM
Also worth pointing out last time the servers were started AT LEAST 45 minutes before official start time.   I know this because I started up quarter past for funzies...then said woot.

I'll be firing up at 7 BST.
Title: Re: Beta weekend 2: June 8th - June 10th
Post by: frymaster on June 05, 2012, 15:38:57 PM
no big deal, just 85,000 new files...

note that because of this, even people on leet connections will still take a fair whack of time to download them, as it's spending more time setting up the new file that it is actually downloading it
Title: Re: Beta weekend 2: June 8th - June 10th
Post by: Humbug on June 05, 2012, 15:59:33 PM
thanks for the heads up.. updating :)
Title: Re: Beta weekend 2: June 8th - June 10th
Post by: Willow on June 06, 2012, 07:48:53 AM
Blog post from yesterday on what's new... http://www.arena.net/blog/the-big-beta-weekend-preview (http://www.arena.net/blog/the-big-beta-weekend-preview)

 ;D :D :D
Title: Re: Beta weekend 2: June 8th - June 10th
Post by: Humbug on June 06, 2012, 09:02:35 AM
i'm liking what they have changed and it's an interesting change in the skills system.
Title: Re: Beta weekend 2: June 8th - June 10th
Post by: Skully on June 06, 2012, 09:08:47 AM
10GB downloaded and now the launcher crashes.....I delete the files Ive deleted and redownloaded the downloader, still crashes
Title: Re: Beta weekend 2: June 8th - June 10th
Post by: Monkeh on June 06, 2012, 10:16:40 AM
Still no Asura...I cry now.
Title: Re: Beta weekend 2: June 8th - June 10th
Post by: frymaster on June 06, 2012, 16:36:33 PM
technically the skills change is a nerf - it means you can't save up for a nice high-powered skill at the beginning of the game - but it makes sense, and the skills list WAS far too random before

if they've implemented the overflow changes the way that blog implies, we should be able to get _MORE_ than 5 people in the same overflow by judicious use of swapping between parties.
Title: Re: Beta weekend 2: June 8th - June 10th
Post by: Willow on June 06, 2012, 20:05:08 PM
I somehow missed that this was happening...

http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/uodjr/im_a_guild_wars_2_developer_ama_about_the_next/ (http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/uodjr/im_a_guild_wars_2_developer_ama_about_the_next/)
Title: Re: Beta weekend 2: June 8th - June 10th
Post by: frymaster on June 07, 2012, 02:42:40 AM
over 130 replies to questions :O

Some key take-aways:

- Theif has been rebalanced
- GW1 has about 30 hours of total downtime from launch until present day, and they're using the same tech on GW2 (basically, patch comes out, server is updated by the time you reconnect)
- There will be at least one other beta event
- Apparently there was a big finale event at the end of the last weekend? I missed it :(
- The "represent" thing with guilds is because guilds are attached to an account, not a character.  You can have multiple guilds if you want.