New Stress Test - August 10th, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM PACIFIC Time

#1 Edited by project343 (2812 posts) -

Via the Facebook page:

Thank you for all your help in today’s Stress Test!
Good news for North Americans tomorrow:
We will be conducting a Stress Test on Friday, August 10 from 4:00 PM PACIFIC Time to 8:00 PM PACIFIC Time.
REMEMBER: We will be actively working on the game during the event, so you might experience connectivity problems or discover features that are not working as designed. Any issues you experience are a result of the rigorous conditions of the stress test, and are in no way representative of the state of the game at launch. By participating in this stress test, you’re helping us make Guild Wars 2 a better game. Thanks for your cooperation—we’ll see you in-game!
~RB

Time to get excited again (getting a bit exhausting at this point, no?). :)

What are you guys planning to do this time around? More SPVP? Fiddling with the character creator to set your main in stone for launch? Yelling at ArenaNet to just launch the game already?

Bonus: my angry Asura judges you.

#2 Edited by Benny (1947 posts) -

Was just about to post about this. I'm probably gonna try another class or something in sPVP. I got cold feet about the mesmer for some reason XD.

Edit: I'm thinking guardian, I dunno why but I just have this urge to play it after seeing some awesome Guardian Deeps in sPVP today. I guess I don't see why I couldn't play both at launch but yeah, I'm excited to give the class a whirl!

#3 Posted by UssjTrunks (534 posts) -

It's too soon. I'm all burned out.

#4 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -

So this thing is open to everyone, but just inconvenient for Europeans? Or not?

#5 Posted by project343 (2812 posts) -

@Seppli: I assume the wording is there to suggest that this is a more ideal time for North Americans (because it's not in the middle of the work day).

#6 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -

@UssjTrunks said:

It's too soon. I'm all burned out.

WEAK.

I can't wait : D - going to try out another build before inevitably switching back to my normal shout warrior spec.

#7 Posted by silentdante (57 posts) -

yeah cause it's 6pm-10pm my time, on a friday night... you know i got nuthin to do anyways, haha!

will have to try and make my necro minion build better, plus i'd like to try a ranger build of some sort, but i really just dont like the right hand side skills much for ranger. i like the idea of an all minion build cause it's less buttons i have to push in a way, haha. on that same note i would think mesmer would be to much for me with the Fkeys and all that to keep track of. maybe since no one is really trying one i will try the theif, though i have no clue what kind of build to make with that.

#8 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

So 1 AM to 5 AM here? Aight.

#9 Posted by shinboy630 (1133 posts) -

@Benny said:

Was just about to post about this. I'm probably gonna try another class or something in sPVP. I got cold feet about the mesmer for some reason XD.

Edit: I'm thinking guardian, I dunno why but I just have this urge to play it after seeing some awesome Guardian Deeps in sPVP today. I guess I don't see why I couldn't play both at launch but yeah, I'm excited to give the class a whirl!

Do it! My guardian DPS build was wrecking shit today. It was so much fun.

#10 Edited by silentdante (57 posts) -
#11 Posted by TheHT (10891 posts) -

Maybe I'll hop on. I'm getting to a point where I just want to wait for the 25th so I can start the game proper.

#12 Posted by yyninja (59 posts) -

woo! didn't get a chance to play in today's stress test because it was literally happening when I was working. Great that their doing another stress test!

#13 Posted by Subjugation (4718 posts) -

@Benny: Aw man, but you are the mesmer. You are only allowed to switch if you can be equally as annoying with another class.

I have a strange urge to try out necro. Maybe I should get on making a build.

#14 Posted by Zomgfruitbunnies (750 posts) -

Had my very first crash during today's stress test. Kinda concerned since I'll be running the game on my old laptop until I get enough money to get a new machine.

#15 Posted by PeezMachine (234 posts) -

@Zomgfruitbunnies: Had a bunch of crashes today, something about FIXED VERTICES or whatnot. I guess that's what happens when you play a game while parts are being moved around.

#16 Posted by aterangelus (25 posts) -

@shinboy630: I need that build!

#17 Posted by Malaiki (29 posts) -

awww well cant make tonight but had a taster last night and dam was it good, roll on the 25th

#18 Edited by Bollard (5258 posts) -

@Seppli: This is midnight British time right? Cause I might be out this evening, and if so that's perfect, I'll be back by then.

EDIT: No wait, 1am I think.

#19 Edited by UssjTrunks (534 posts) -
#20 Posted by shinboy630 (1133 posts) -

@aterangelus said:

@shinboy630: I need that build!

http://www.gw2build.com/builds/simulator.php#1.3.12.3.18.19.5.5.32.4.54.56.64.60.76.2.2.44.156.157.162.167.0.0.186.185.184.0.0.0.0.0.0.30.10.30.0.0

Lower HP and Lower Armor, but tons of Deeps and a surprising amount of survivability for those stats. The only things I havn't figured out yet are the best gear for it rune and accessory wise. I used the ones I have listed there towards the end of the stress test and they worked well, but feel free to tweak as you see fit.

Also, feel free to swap out the 9 skill for something else if you want a bit more condition removal or survivability. I used Contemplation of Purity for a few matches and it worked ok, but I prefer the 2nd ranged KD for more control.

#21 Posted by Maystack (902 posts) -

Probably won't play this one. I don't like having little bites I just want to jump into the main meal.

#22 Posted by Turkalurch (198 posts) -

That was my first time sPvPing in Guild Wars with my Sylvari Ranger. Good times. Gonna have to do that more often come release.

By the way, Elementalists and Necros are fricken tough! Whoever were Lyzbeth (dont know if that's the correct spelling) or Otagi (last name), good fights!

#23 Edited by UssjTrunks (534 posts) -

I need to test something tonight.

I'd like to see if condition removal skills can remove stability from elite skills like the warrior's rampage, ele's tornado, or guardian's tomes. Anet has recently turned stability into a boon, and it would suck terribly if it could be removed from these elite skills (that would effectively make them useless).

If anyone wants to test this with me, leave your username so I can contact you in-game. Preferably someone who already has a necro, mesmer, or another profession with condition removal already made (I have a warrior and guardian).

#24 Posted by Bollard (5258 posts) -

This one's gunna be super late for me, but despite being at the Olympics tomorrow I'll be there. For a bit anyway. I'll just be a lot quieter, for the sake of other people.

#25 Posted by project343 (2812 posts) -

@Maystack said:

Probably won't play this one. I don't like having little bites I just want to jump into the main meal.

I know the feeling. But this isn't really supposed to be for fun. I hope the back-to-back nature of the tests doesn't affect the quantities of people logging in. They clearly need to iron out whatever login tech they were using yesterday.

#26 Posted by Malaiki (29 posts) -

For those about to play.... enjoy folks. I look forward to meeting you all in Tyria after the 25th... hic

#27 Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam (3157 posts) -

@Chavtheworld said:

This one's gunna be super late for me, but despite being at the Olympics tomorrow I'll be there. For a bit anyway. I'll just be a lot quieter, for the sake of other people.

I haven't even thought about the fact that you England-ers have "the games" on your doorstep. What events are you looking to see?

#28 Posted by Bollard (5258 posts) -

@Dark_Lord_Spam said:

@Chavtheworld said:

This one's gunna be super late for me, but despite being at the Olympics tomorrow I'll be there. For a bit anyway. I'll just be a lot quieter, for the sake of other people.

I haven't even thought about the fact that you England-ers have "the games" on your doorstep. What events are you looking to see?

Getting tickets however is roughhhhh. I'm seeing part of the Modern Pentathlon, the one where they do shooting and archery and whatnot. I'm seeing the Showjumping at Greenwich tomorrow!

#29 Posted by Vexxan (4615 posts) -

I'm stayed away from all the beta events so far but tonight I'm gonna go ahead and join the fun. I'll probably spend all my time in the character creator and see if its as good as people say it is.

#30 Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam (3157 posts) -

@Chavtheworld said:

@Dark_Lord_Spam said:

@Chavtheworld said:

This one's gunna be super late for me, but despite being at the Olympics tomorrow I'll be there. For a bit anyway. I'll just be a lot quieter, for the sake of other people.

I haven't even thought about the fact that you England-ers have "the games" on your doorstep. What events are you looking to see?

Getting tickets however is roughhhhh. I'm seeing part of the Modern Pentathlon, the one where they do shooting and archery and whatnot. I'm seeing the Showjumping at Greenwich tomorrow!

Ha, I can imagine. Seems like a spectrum of generally intense stuff you've picked out. Have fun for those of us who can't be there!

#31 Posted by Maystack (902 posts) -

@Chavtheworld said:

@Dark_Lord_Spam said:

@Chavtheworld said:

This one's gunna be super late for me, but despite being at the Olympics tomorrow I'll be there. For a bit anyway. I'll just be a lot quieter, for the sake of other people.

I haven't even thought about the fact that you England-ers have "the games" on your doorstep. What events are you looking to see?

Getting tickets however is roughhhhh. I'm seeing part of the Modern Pentathlon, the one where they do shooting and archery and whatnot. I'm seeing the Showjumping at Greenwich tomorrow!

Tell me about it. I spent two weeks with the site left open in my browser, refreshing every so often to try and get Basketball tickets. Didn't manage to grab any. Probably shouldn't have left it so late.

#32 Posted by Bollard (5258 posts) -

@Maystack: Seeing basketball woulda been awesome :(

@Dark_Lord_Spam: Thanks, I will do!

#33 Posted by Bahloo (47 posts) -

Holy Fack.

I'm running a warrior right now. It feels amazing. People are dynig all over the place. "Crushing" is an understatement. I don*t ever want to leave this game again.

Cynic made me do it.

#34 Posted by project343 (2812 posts) -

Man. This stress test is all sorts of laggy. Reminds me of BWE1 - Day 1. If this is your first experience with Guild Wars 2: note that the final game will most certainly not be like this.

#35 Edited by Xyber (292 posts) -
I hope this works now. :P I was streaming for 45 minutes from the Sylvari starting area doing some events and just checking out the enviroment.

Here's a link if the player doesn't work. http://twitch.tv/xyber/b/328169073

#36 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -

@Bahloo said:

Holy Fack.

I'm running a warrior right now. It feels amazing. People are dynig all over the place. "Crushing" is an understatement. I don*t ever want to leave this game again.

Cynic made me do it.

Fuck yeah you are! Fuck yeah you don't! : D

Warrior is badass - though shit starts getting hard for everyone at lvl 20.

@project343 said:

Man. This stress test is all sorts of laggy. Reminds me of BWE1 - Day 1. If this is your first experience with Guild Wars 2: note that the final game will most certainly not be like this.

^this. Yesterday was the worst I had seen logging in, today was the worst I had seen lag. Stresssss teeeestin'

#37 Posted by insane_shadowblade85 (1389 posts) -

Had more fun just running around, hitting things with a hammer and sword. First thing I did was change my armor colors =D

My character is rocking two types of purple (Grapevine *darker* and Violet Ice *light*) and making it work.
#38 Posted by MrMazz (921 posts) -

FINALLY got to play in a stress test after being forced into things not called playing Guild Wars 2.

Engineer is a lot of fun will defiantly be the second character I roll post Warrior. They seem to have the most useful 1 point skills in the utility slots.

Dual Pistols seems way more useful than Rifle. I have no idea why someone would use sheild in pve though it prolly has uses in PVP.

#39 Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam (3157 posts) -

@insane_shadowblade85: Tim Gunn would be proud.

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