Am I too late to the BETA party?

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#1 Posted by Mister_V (2375 posts) -

I just pre-ordered GW2 on Friday. Does anyone know if there will be any more beta events prior to launch?

Also how do the servers work in this? Is it like GW1 where it was just one big server split into shards or is this a more traditional setup?

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#2 Posted by EnchantedEcho (804 posts) -

There might be another stress test before launch but, the last beta weekend has already passed. As for servers, they have switched to a more traditional system like WoW or SWTOR, with around 40-ish named servers.

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#3 Posted by Mister_V (2375 posts) -

@EnchantedEcho said:

There might be another stress test before launch but, the last beta weekend has already passed. As for servers, they have switched to a more traditional system like WoW or SWTOR, with around 40-ish named servers.

Really, that's disappointing. I was hoping it could join up with some fellow bombers but I guess ill have to stick to the UK servers.

Thanks anyway :)

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#4 Posted by EnchantedEcho (804 posts) -

@Mister_V: The latency is actually pretty good to the US servers, and you can guest in other servers whenever you want. You can pick whatever server you want regardless of where you live. I think the Giant Bomb guild is going to be based in the Yak's Bend server.

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#5 Posted by shinboy630 (1387 posts) -

@EnchantedEcho: @Mister_V: You can guest to any server you want to do pretty much anything short of WvW, it's as simple as right clicking on a party member and selecting join (or whatever they happen to make the option say). Yes we will be on the Yak's Bend server, so check out this thread if you are looking to play GW2 with some fellow duders.

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#6 Edited by Maystack (941 posts) -

@Mister_V: There are several UK members who have all played on Yak's Bend in the past betas, which is a US based server, and I don't think anybody's had a problem with latency. So you should be good if you join us.

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#7 Posted by Bollard (7748 posts) -

@Mister_V said:

@EnchantedEcho said:

There might be another stress test before launch but, the last beta weekend has already passed. As for servers, they have switched to a more traditional system like WoW or SWTOR, with around 40-ish named servers.

Really, that's disappointing. I was hoping it could join up with some fellow bombers but I guess ill have to stick to the UK servers.

Thanks anyway :)

If you wanna join Bombers come on Yaks Bend! It's a US server, but as a UK resident I've played WvW and sPvP and never had any significant lag issues, plus being with everyone is way more fun.

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#8 Posted by Mister_V (2375 posts) -

@Chavtheworld said:

@Mister_V said:

@EnchantedEcho said:

There might be another stress test before launch but, the last beta weekend has already passed. As for servers, they have switched to a more traditional system like WoW or SWTOR, with around 40-ish named servers.

Really, that's disappointing. I was hoping it could join up with some fellow bombers but I guess ill have to stick to the UK servers.

Thanks anyway :)

If you wanna join Bombers come on Yaks Bend! It's a US server, but as a UK resident I've played WvW and sPvP and never had any significant lag issues, plus being with everyone is way more fun.

Sold :) I have added my name to the guild thread.

Thanks for the info guys.

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#9 Posted by Bollard (7748 posts) -

@Mister_V: Hmm, it appears there's another 10,000 file update to the beta client. Last time they did that they ran a stress test shortly after.

Maybe you're in luck!

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#10 Posted by Mister_V (2375 posts) -

Cool, I'll keep my fingers crossed,

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#11 Posted by Benny (2009 posts) -

@Mister_V: If you only pre-ordered you wont get to play in a beta stress test. You need to have pre-purchased for that.

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#12 Posted by Dourin (282 posts) -

@Chavtheworld said:

@Mister_V: Hmm, it appears there's another 10,000 file update to the beta client. Last time they did that they ran a stress test shortly after.

Maybe you're in luck!

Oh man, if they slowly feed us stress tests leading up to release, it might actually be enough to satiate my gw2 hunger.

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#13 Posted by Bollard (7748 posts) -

@Dourin said:

@Chavtheworld said:

@Mister_V: Hmm, it appears there's another 10,000 file update to the beta client. Last time they did that they ran a stress test shortly after.

Maybe you're in luck!

Oh man, if they slowly feed us stress tests leading up to release, it might actually be enough to satiate my gw2 hunger.

Huge emphasis on the might there.

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#14 Posted by Mister_V (2375 posts) -

What's the difference between a pre-purchase and a pre-order?

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#15 Edited by Dourin (282 posts) -

@Mister_V: Preorder is simply what you're used to. Put $5 down, reserve a copy (or how amazon does theirs). Prepurchase is fully paying the $60 for the game prior to release.

A man can dream...

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#16 Posted by Mister_V (2375 posts) -

oh well I cot my copy off the GW2 website, I paid the full amount. so I guess that counts as a pre-purchase.

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#17 Posted by Jazz_Lafayette (3897 posts) -

@Mister_V: It certainly does. Plus, you get the full 3-day head-start with a pre-purchase instead of the 1-day version that comes with a pre-order.

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#18 Posted by insane_shadowblade85 (1710 posts) -

Yeah, another duder on board the Lincoln Force train of awesomeness! FOR THE FORCE!

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#19 Posted by Branwulf (440 posts) -

I really, really doubt they will have another test of any kind before release at this point, I don't think they have the time for it now.

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#20 Edited by Maystack (941 posts) -

@Branwulf: I wouldn't be surprised if they did one more four hour stress test about a week from launch.

Although, would that be fully testing the servers if they just use the previous build, because they won't use the full build obviously. Hmm.

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#21 Posted by Mister_V (2375 posts) -

There was a big patch today though.

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#22 Edited by UssjTrunks (549 posts) -

@Mister_V said:

There was a big patch today though.

They have big patches all the time, especially now that release is approaching. They're going to use this launcher for the final game, so I imagine they will keep updating it over the next 20 or so days

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