No BWE in May

#1 Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam (2956 posts) -

Earlier today, Martin Kerstein clarified on Facebook what was already looking to be the case. That is, there will be no beta event this weekend (5/25 - 5/27). So if you were planning to use your Memorial Day Monday to justify a Guild Wars 2 binge, I don't know, go have a barbecue or something instead.
 
Oh? When is BWE2 happening, you ask?

We will be able to tell you exactly when BWE2 will take place as soon as all the hardware has been deployed. We are not withholding a date intentionally, we want to make sure that BWE2 will be a really great experience for all of you.

"When it's ready."(TM)
#2 Posted by Brians (1454 posts) -

They had one already this month

#3 Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam (2956 posts) -
@Brians: They had a 7-hour stress test. No BWE, though.
#4 Posted by RobbieMac (534 posts) -
@Dark_Lord_Spam: Excellent, we have bought ourselves some time.
#5 Posted by Beaudacious (916 posts) -

Wow really? I actually made sure my entire weekend was clear because last BWE I was fairly busy.

I honestly can't say this doesn't peeve me a little. One BWE a month was promised, and even that can't be delivered?

This wont go over well on Guru, and I honestly don't blame them. I understand there are difficulties, but don't promise one BWE a month if you're unsure of delivery.

When it's ready is really being stretched to the limit on every subject. Should be used as a political campaign slogan.

#6 Posted by Commisar123 (1786 posts) -

Too bad, I really want to give the game a shot

#7 Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam (2956 posts) -
@Beaudacious said:

Wow really? I actually made sure my entire weekend was clear because last BWE I was fairly busy.

I honestly can't say this doesn't peeve me a little. One BWE a month was promised, and even that can't be delivered?

This wont go over well on Guru, and I honestly don't blame them. I understand there are difficulties, but don't promise one BWE a month if you're unsure of delivery.

When it's ready is really being stretched to the limit on every subject. Should be used as a political campaign slogan.

They've never actually said "one beta a month." It's always been more vague than that.
#8 Posted by Maystack (898 posts) -

@Dark_Lord_Spam: Clever bastards. Although 'monthly schedule' isn't that vague.

#9 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2494 posts) -
#10 Posted by shinboy630 (1116 posts) -

I wonder if ANet being like a 20 minute drive from Valve has caused them to adopt "Valve Time" in their release schedule.

#11 Posted by insane_shadowblade85 (1324 posts) -

"It's done when it's done...maybe. Possibly longer. Actually, a lot longer. Okay, not that much longer but still, not any time soon. Or, it could be sooner than anyone expects. Not really."- AreaNet.

#12 Edited by Subjugation (4693 posts) -

I was actually pretty happy when I heard about this because I'll be gone traveling during this weekend and would have missed the entirety of the BWE. And to be completely fair, ArenaNet never explicitly said that there would always be a BWE every month, but they said they were aiming to have them about once a month. I'm sure I could dig up the statement if I cared to.

Edit: You guys only have yourselves to blame for showing up in such large numbers that you exceeded their expectations. Oh, and for actually beta testing and reporting things that need fixing. You know, shame on you guys for actually doing what you're supposed to be doing.

#13 Posted by Beaudacious (916 posts) -

@insane_shadowblade85 said:

"It's done when it's done...maybe. Possibly longer. Actually, a lot longer. Okay, not that much longer but still, not any time soon. Or, it could be sooner than anyone expects. Not really."- AreaNet.

#14 Posted by RobbieMac (534 posts) -

We have been waiting 5 years for this game.  No one should be surprised by the classic 'when it is ready' line anymore.  They clearly want the beta to be even better than the last, so props to them.

#15 Posted by Jayzilla (2538 posts) -

I can understand getting mad about this last weekend, but grudging a company that never promised one beta a month(google what they said about the frequency of the BWe's and actually read it) for their employees who are taking a 3 day weekend off is rude. They are people with families and friends and they need to blow steam off at their jobs just as much as the entitled people in this thread do.

#16 Posted by Aronman789 (2674 posts) -

This is pretty sweet news to me, my monitor is broken and so I would have missed it since this laptop can't run the game.

Hopefully they're adding in /dance.

#17 Posted by insane_shadowblade85 (1324 posts) -

The next BWE will be on Friday June 8th noon PDT (GMT-7) to Sunday June 10th 11:59 pm PDT (GMT-7).

Really glad I preordered the Digital Delux Edition last night. More info here.

#18 Posted by Maystack (898 posts) -

Don't think I have anything planned for that weekend, so score. Also, my elementalist will still be there! Although I think I might still start a new character.

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