Guild Wars 2 Release Date Announced

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#1 Edited by No0b0rAmA (1490 posts) -

HOLY SHIT

8.28.12

ITS COMING!!!!!

Discussion: Next beta weekend event last one?

By the way, for the people who preordered online you get head access on the 25th.

Final Beta Weekend is July 20th to the 22nd

Blog post by Mike O'Brian

#2 Posted by Maystack (906 posts) -

GOD DAMN YOU BEAT ME TO IT!

But still...fucking stoked.

#3 Posted by insane_shadowblade85 (1451 posts) -

Yeeeeeaaaaah! Woooooo! My soul is ready!

#4 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2561 posts) -

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!

*BREATHES*

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!

#5 Edited by aquamarin (555 posts) -

Suhweet. Although, why are they launching when schools get back in? July 24th or 31st-ish would've been better for them. Ah well, gotta polish.

#6 Posted by SamStrife (1282 posts) -

You beat me to it Noob!

Damn, less than 2 months away (that's taking into account the pre-launch access.)

Can. Not. Wait.

#7 Posted by Maystack (906 posts) -

Wait, the 8th is August?! I had a brain fart and thought it was October. NOW I'M EVEN MORE FUCKING EXCITED!

#8 Edited by Adamsons (877 posts) -

Wait.. what?

Edit - Hnnnnnngh.

#9 Posted by Nihilius (168 posts) -
#10 Posted by Kri0s (86 posts) -

YES!

#11 Posted by SamStrife (1282 posts) -

@Maystack: 28th August.

#12 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7616 posts) -

One last beta weekend then. Hopefully they at least give us the sylvari and asura character creation for that.

#13 Posted by BigDaddy81 (325 posts) -

Sacreligious question: Does anyone know if this game will feature controller support? I can't seem to get a straight answer on that. I know it's a lot to hope for in an MMO, but it's pretty much the only thing that will determine whether or not I buy the game.

#14 Posted by Purpz (81 posts) -
#15 Posted by RIDEBIRD (1232 posts) -

Finally a goddamn date. Completely lost my hype for it, but yeah, looking forward to it.

#16 Posted by SamStrife (1282 posts) -

@BigDaddy81: Nothing's been announced saying it has and none of the beta weekends have supported it. Sure there isn't as many buttons required as your standard MMO but I honestly can't see it happening, at least not an official controller support. Maybe there will be ways to do it but it won't be native.

#17 Posted by Vexxan (4620 posts) -

Great news, was just about to order a new computer as well.

#18 Posted by MachoFantastico (4682 posts) -

Was super excited about this game when it was announced, but didn't like much of what I played. Hopefully that'll change. 

#19 Posted by Jayzilla (2561 posts) -

So ready for this. It's been 5 years since I have been waiting to play this.

#20 Posted by Maystack (906 posts) -

@SamStrife said:

@Maystack: 28th August.

Yeah I know, I just saw 8 and automatically assigned that to october because of octo. Damn calendar.

@BigDaddy81 said:

Sacreligious question: Does anyone know if this game will feature controller support? I can't seem to get a straight answer on that. I know it's a lot to hope for in an MMO, but it's pretty much the only thing that will determine whether or not I buy the game.

I'm pretty sure someone in the guild was using a controller at one point in the BWE. So it should work, I just don't know how well.

#21 Posted by Benny (1953 posts) -

HOME BOY WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT

#22 Posted by BigDaddy81 (325 posts) -

@SamStrife said:

@BigDaddy81: Nothing's been announced saying it has and none of the beta weekends have supported it. Sure there isn't as many buttons required as your standard MMO but I honestly can't see it happening, at least not an official controller support. Maybe there will be ways to do it but it won't be native.

@Maystack said:

@SamStrife said:

@Maystack: 28th August.

Yeah I know, I just saw 8 and automatically assigned that to october because of octo. Damn calendar.

@BigDaddy81 said:

Sacreligious question: Does anyone know if this game will feature controller support? I can't seem to get a straight answer on that. I know it's a lot to hope for in an MMO, but it's pretty much the only thing that will determine whether or not I buy the game.

I'm pretty sure someone in the guild was using a controller at one point in the BWE. So it should work, I just don't know how well.

Like I said, can't get a straight answer lol. Oh well, I'm still gonna keep an eye on this game.

#23 Edited by Dark_Lord_Spam (3295 posts) -

"Hey, I should hop on Giant Bomb early today to check the latest gaming news and reviews. And while I'm there, I'll see what's up with the awesome brosociety on the forums for upcoming MMORPG Guild Wars 2. Look, more screenshots! AlsooooooooooooooooooooAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!" 
 
I'm starting to vibrate. Not sure it's healthy.
 
@BigDaddy81 said:

Sacreligious question: Does anyone know if this game will feature controller support? I can't seem to get a straight answer on that. I know it's a lot to hope for in an MMO, but it's pretty much the only thing that will determine whether or not I buy the game.

As someone who tried this briefly last BWE, I can say that if you use a program like Xpadder then it's definitely possible to set up a controller to play with minor inconveniences. Unfortunately, sPvP, WvW, and probably high-level PvE seem to be out of the question. Controllers just don't have the same responsiveness as a keyboard/mouse, and a quick reaction time is paramount in this game.
 
Another solution would be getting a mouse with several additional buttons to map stuff to, as I've heard good things from users of the Naga about their experience playing GW2.
#24 Posted by EnchantedEcho (739 posts) -

boom.

#25 Posted by BigDaddy81 (325 posts) -

@Dark_Lord_Spam: Well I do have a Razer Mamba that I have neglected to use for quite a while....

#26 Posted by Giefcookie (600 posts) -

So glad that there is a date. So bummed that it isn't during my summer break.

#27 Posted by Monthenor (41 posts) -

Yesssss, a full weekend of head-start to level up my crafting! Time to double-check my name reservations.

#28 Posted by Maystack (906 posts) -

I was originally planning to make the move up to uni a month before I started to get settled in, but now I just want to stay in a dark room and play this for a month. >.>

#29 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

Everyone.....

START FAPPAN

#30 Posted by Fattony12000 (7402 posts) -

SEX

SEX

SEX

#31 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -

Finally.

#32 Posted by shinboy630 (1139 posts) -
#33 Posted by Evelgest (122 posts) -

My body is ready... for the massive amounts of caffeine I'll be imbibing during the head start.

Now if the last BWE could include Asura and Sylvari...

#34 Posted by Bollard (5527 posts) -

@Maystack: Logically, oct = 8, but no, our calender is dumb as hell, so huzzah for earlier release date!

@WinterSnowblind said:

One last beta weekend then. Hopefully they at least give us the sylvari and asura character creation for that.

Even if they do, why not just wait till full release? Then it will all be brand new :D

#35 Posted by Maystack (906 posts) -

Sneaky ANet.

#36 Posted by Wikitoups (815 posts) -

So back to guild wars to finish up some stuff till then.

#37 Posted by Heltom92 (710 posts) -

I haven't followed this game at all so I'm not really sure why people are so excited for it, but I will probably check this out at some point.

#38 Posted by Maystack (906 posts) -

@Heltom92: ANet have been withholding the release date for about 2 years now, instead always saying it'll be released 'when it's done'. Now that they've finally announced a release that isn't far into the future.

#39 Posted by Heltom92 (710 posts) -

@Maystack: Ah that's cool, still need to look into this game more though. It does sound interesting and the fact that there is no sub fee is a big advantage.

#40 Posted by SamStrife (1282 posts) -

Anet have confirmed via Twitter that the early access will start 8.25.12 (as an Englishman it pained me to type it like that but I wanted to keep the consistency.) That gives early access players a whole weekend to sink their teeth into the game :D

#41 Posted by No0b0rAmA (1490 posts) -

@SamStrife: YA WE WILL

#42 Posted by shinboy630 (1139 posts) -

Also, I find it funny how after the stress test a lot of us were like "Man, this game is done, why don't they announce a date already?" and then today we get one.

#43 Posted by MrMazz (974 posts) -

YESSS and that means Pre Purchase early access is 8-25!!!!!

Are they going to erase the characters made in the previous BWE/Stress Tests for BWE 3? I was plannin on rolling a warrior anyway but being able to mess around with my Guardian wouldn't be to bad.

#44 Edited by UssjTrunks (534 posts) -

@shinboy630: They've been leaving us hints for years, sneaky bastards.

#45 Posted by Subjugation (4720 posts) -

This is perfect. I honestly was beginning to lose hype but this just stoked that flame something serious. I'm just sad that it's right as college is starting back up.

#46 Posted by Lukeweizer (2677 posts) -

Anyone who gets a headstart, that begins on August 25th.

#47 Edited by UssjTrunks (534 posts) -

@Subjugation said:

This is perfect. I honestly was beginning to lose hype but this just stoked that flame something serious. I'm just sad that it's right as college is starting back up.

My college starts the year one week earlier than everyone else in the country (and ends two weeks later!). I'll still have a week and a half of unimpeded playtime though. :)

#48 Posted by shinboy630 (1139 posts) -

@UssjTrunks: They probably got ARG advice from Valve (their offices are like a 10min drive apart), those rat bastards!

#49 Posted by Skogen (430 posts) -

Early access starts on my birthday. Fuck yes.

#50 Posted by TheHT (11230 posts) -

Oh 8. That's... january, february... 6, 7, 8... august. That's in... 2 months.

That's in two months.

That's in TWO months.

that's in TWO MONTHS.

TWO MONTHS.

THAT'C COPLE MONTS

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