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The hype for ArenaNet’s MMORPG Guild Wars 2 is, for now, justified. The developed revealed the game sold 1 million copies before the official day of launch, August 29, and clocked 400,000 concurrent users.
Guild Wars 2 launches for those who pre-purchased — called the Headstart period — this Friday. If you’ve been following the Guild Wars 2 development it’ll be pretty clear ArenaNet is working to optimize the game, and that’s the subject of the latest blog post from the developer.
As we reported last week, ArenaNet — developers of Guild Wars 2 – is running weekly stress tests to gear up for the August 28 launch. Yesterday’s stress test was the latest, so is there new stuff?
The final Guild Wars 2 beta weekend is long gone, and developer ArenaNet is running regular stress tests to probably ensure servers don’t blow up at launch. So we thought it would be interesting to cover the stress tests, and what ArenaNet is testing.
Reuters predicted that World of Warcraft could see a 25% drop in subscribers with the launch of Guild Wars 2, launching August 28 (and August 25 for pre-purchasers). It’s unlikely a single game will dethrone World of Warcraft, but as more MMOGs chips away market share will fall.
The third, and final, Guild Wars 2 beta weekend finished last week. Touched on yesterday, here’s a more in-depth conclusion as we move towards launch.
ArenaNet has announced original Guild Wars name can now be reserved, up to July 31, as the company has just over four weeks before launch. And the final beta weekend was last week.
ArenaNet is opening its virtual doors to players who have pre-purchased Guild Wars 2, the company’s free-to-play MMORPG, releasing August 28. If you haven’t pre-purchased, you can still get access.
Wondering how you can get into the final Guild Wars 2 beta weekend? Don’t worry, Amazon’s got your back. The online retailer is offering Standard and Digital Deluxe version of the title, to download digitally, so here are the details.
Shadowrun returns, in the form of a Kickstarter project called Shadowrun Online. The game is a browser and tablet MMOG.
Guild Wars, the MMOG developed by ArenaNet, has been confirmed to be releasing August 28, 2012. The date is earlier than expected, but doesn’t make us any less excited.
This year’s free-to-level-15 announcement was a precursor to the main event. SWTOR will go free-to-play soon
It looks like ArenaNet managed to install the additional servers pretty quickly and a second Guild Wars 2 beta weekend is about to start.
Studio cuts, subscriber drops and now empty servers.
A Guild Wars 2 stress test is running for seven hours, so be ready to jump in.
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|Guild Wars 2 Team Talk Sound Design in New Flagship MMOG||1||September 1, 2012||Jon|
|Preview – After Playing the Guild Wars 2 Open Beta, Here’s What I Loved: Combat||1||April 30, 2012||Jon|
|Guild Wars 2: Final Beta Weekend Kicks Off – The How, Where, And Why||1||July 20, 2012||Jon|
|10 Guild Wars 2 Issues: Account Security, Trading Post, Disabled Mail, Overflow Regions||1||September 1, 2012||Jon|
|Reviewing the Guild Wars 2 Beta, Here’s What I Loved: Dynamic Events||1||May 1, 2012||Jon|
|Get Beta Access: Amazon’s Offering You The Chance To Play Guild Wars 2 This Weekend||1||July 20, 2012||Jon|
|Despite Blizzard’s Declining Revenues, World of Warcraft Still Has Nine Million Subscribers||1||September 4, 2012||Jon|
|Reviewing The Guild Wars 2 Beta, Here’s What I Loved: The Guardian Class||1||May 2, 2012||Jon|
|MMO News: Original Guild Wars Names Can Now be Reserved, We Discuss Final Beta Weekend||1||July 24, 2012||Jon|