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Post by Eorl @ 10:19am 28/02/12 | 12 Comments
NCsoft and ArenaNet opened up Guild Wars 2 Closed Beta signups last week, and it seems gamers were very eager for a new MMO, with one-million people signing up in 48 hours. According to the results collected, a staggering 4,000 signups a minute were occurring during the peak hour periods.
It is no surprise that the most anticipated game launching this year, an accolade awarded to Guild Wars 2 from top gaming outlets from around the world, attracted players wanting to experience the game from 224 countries spanning all seven continents.

“We built Guild Wars 2 with the notion to bring players together to experience what a true online world experience should be, and we couldn’t be more excited with the reception we’re receiving from gamers wanting to get in and play our game,” said Mike O’Brien, president of ArenaNet and executive producer of Guild Wars 2.
The Guild Wars 2 Closed Beta is scheduled for late-March and will provide players with an opportunity to experience its deep RPG game elements, epic World vs. World battles and inviting social gameplay while helping the team load test the servers.

Leave us a comment below on your thoughts of Guild Wars 2 and what your expecting. You can also check out our game page where we have the latest in news, screenshots and trailers.



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Sile
Posted 10:48am 28/2/12
I'm looking forward to reading the actual numbers of subs GW2 will pull from WoW. Are we playing that guessing game yet?
2 million subs? More?

Missed out on the Beta round earlier this month.. awaiting the next Beta hand out soon.
DM
Posted 10:49am 28/2/12
Wonder how many people here will get invites.
LOTUK
Posted 10:57am 28/2/12
I'm hoping to get in. I'm one of those WoW players that keeps jumping in to other MMO's to try and play something new, but just not quite finding it there. Here's hoping this one takes the cake, cause I'm having more and more trouble finding any enjoyment in WoW.

Fingers crossed for the Beta, and for the game to be great.

Though I'm so sick of hearing "the most anticipated game launching this year" or things along this line. Apparently every game being launched this year is the most anticipated...
Totenkopf
Posted 11:02am 28/2/12
A proper mmo ...hell yeah!
Ickus
Posted 04:21pm 28/2/12
Must have beta... Diablo3 beta is too limited to last out until GW2 is released.
ravn0s
Posted 04:26pm 28/2/12
I'm looking forward to reading the actual numbers of subs GW2 will pull from WoW. Are we playing that guessing game yet?
2 million subs? More?


GW2 is free to play, so technically they wont be stealing subs.
Blizzard
Posted 07:11pm 28/2/12
Probably won't take any subs in the medium term, I am assuming that many people still have a wow sub just for the "cough up for a year and score Diablo 3 for free" thing (I know that's why I still have it lol).
jimeh
Posted 11:23am 29/2/12
Bit worried about the ping when the game has double tap to dodge and other twitch mechanics.
Burgerlolz
Posted 11:26am 29/2/12
GW2 is free to play, so technically they wont be stealing subs.


Nope it isn't free to play, it uses the same business model the first one had. You pay for the game and dlc but you do not have to pay any monthly fee to play.
Midda
Posted 11:40am 29/2/12
Pretty sure that's what Ravn0s was talking about.
Khel
Posted 12:13pm 29/2/12
Nope it isn't free to play, you pay for the game and dlc but you do not have to pay any monthly fee to play.


Sooo.... I guess you could say.... its free to play?
Eorl
Posted 01:32pm 29/2/12
Bit worried about the ping when the game has double tap to dodge and other twitch mechanics.

If it's anything like Tera, should be perfect. Tera relies on heavy timing, but I have had no lag what so ever.
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