Well it turns out I was automatically linked to an account...but not the account I wanted to be linked to. Rather than been linked to the launch day GW1 account I had I'm linked to one I bought in a steam sale less than 6 months ago...great.
Yup. Personally, I'm not going to schedule my morning around the launch of the game. I'll probably wake up around 9am, which is two hours after it opens here and see how it goes. The servers are going to get hit hard for the 3 hours prior to the 'official' launch time and they will continue to be hit hard for some time after. As long as I get onto Yak's I will be happy....and I'm really hoping I don't get disappointed in it filling up too fast.
@Gruff182: During the stress tests, I did nothing but WvW. I'm from the UK and have an average net connection at best and there was no real feeling of lag or any network issues. That's not to say there wasn't any or there won't be any, I just didn't feel any at that time.
@PillClinton: Yep, you're right. My fault Fjordson, I thought you had the same model as me but I only have the 'X' version of that board, you'll be getting the 'LK' version. It's only me that's screwed....so continue.