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czymann
05-29-2012, 07:33 AM
Arenanet Blog - Announcing the Next Guild Wars 2 Beta Weekend - May 29th, 2012: http://www.arena.net/blog/announcing-the-next-guild-wars-2-beta-weekend

Actual Event Date: Friday, June 8th @ Noon PDT -> Sunday, June 10th @ 11:59 pm.

WinespringBrother
05-29-2012, 08:58 AM
Your existing beta characters have not been deleted, and you will be able to continue right where you left off! This means that enterprising players with characters level 35 or higher will be able to test their mettle against the explorable version of the Ascalonian Catacombs dungeon!

Hmm, 15 levels to go, it should be doable though :D

ShadowbaneX
05-29-2012, 12:02 PM
I sorta thought/hopes they'd be doing that, but, of course, I only made it to level 15. At least I'm on the same server as some of you now.

WinespringBrother
05-29-2012, 12:14 PM
I wonder if they will let us change servers, so that we can all coordinate a dungeon raid.

czymann
05-29-2012, 06:50 PM
Z and I are on Eredon Terrace server

Sarevok
05-30-2012, 04:34 PM
Z and I are on Eredon Terrace server

Me too.

And WSB, you can always go on another server as a guest. :)

czymann
05-30-2012, 06:08 PM
Me too.

And WSB, you can always go on another server as a guest. :)

That is if they have that feature working this coming BWE.

Sarevok
05-31-2012, 05:13 PM
That is if they have that feature working this coming BWE.

I thought they had it last BWE, too?? :confused:

czymann
05-31-2012, 09:22 PM
I thought they had it last BWE, too?? :confused:

Nope the guest server feature was not available last beta. You had the option to move to another home server for free though. Which could take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours to transfer to the new home server.

WinespringBrother
06-01-2012, 03:34 PM
I tried to switch servers, but I think that feature was buggy and it took a while to go through, and when I did switch, it wasn't to the same server everyone else was on...I think I am currently on Crystal Desert, but I'm not sure.

WinespringBrother
06-01-2012, 04:43 PM
Just noticed the email invitation sent last night, which indicates you can update the client now (presumably with any patches since the last BWE):

If this is your first Guild Wars 2 beta, visit https://account.guildwars2.com/download to download the client. To log in, use the same account name and password that you created when you registered your Guild Wars 2 account.

Participants of previous events may be able to simply run and patch their existing client.

We recommend that you begin pre-loading the client as soon as possible, periodically checking for updates, so you're ready to start playing when the event begins.

Visit our Beta Forums at http://forum.guildwars2.com for more information about the beta event itself, using the same log-in credentials mentioned above. Please note that you will only be able to browse the forums for now; commenting and posting will be enabled when the Beta Weekend Event begins.

If you have issues installing or logging into the game client, please visit http://support.guildwars2.com.

We'll see you in-game!

The Guild Wars 2 Team

Also, just learned a random cool fact, from Tor.com, that the ebook cover artist for The Great Hunt is a lead concept artist for GW!

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2009/11/the-great-hunt-ebook-cover-by-kekai-kotaki

czymann
06-04-2012, 08:17 PM
Arenanet Blog - We’re Ready for This Weekend’s Beta - June 4th, 2012: http://www.arena.net/blog/were-ready-for-this-weekends-beta

New GW2 update is over 80,000 files. You may want to update the game well before the BWE this weekend.

ShadowbaneX
06-05-2012, 12:04 AM
Probably a good idea.

czymann
06-05-2012, 03:21 PM
Arenanet Blog - The Big Beta Weekend Preview - June 5th, 2012: http://www.arena.net/blog/the-big-beta-weekend-preview


Ooo big stuff this weekend. Really looking forward to it.

czymann
06-05-2012, 04:58 PM
SteelSeries - Introducing SteelSeries' Awesome Guild Wars 2 Peripherals!: http://steelseries.com/products/games/guild-wars-2


Stuff looks pretty darn cool. Not sure about how good they are though.

WinespringBrother
06-06-2012, 09:25 AM
With the overflow server fix, we should be able to actually play in one group as a guild, at least! Is everyone going to continue their previous characters, or roll new ones to start a new story line? I'm planning to continue from level 20 and check out Gendarran and Ascalon Catacombs, since it doesn't say anything about opening up new chapters for the personal story or about creating Asura and Sylvari toons.

czymann
06-06-2012, 12:15 PM
I will still play my warrior. She is like 13 or 14. Z will also prolly play her Ranger which is like around 15.

czymann
06-06-2012, 12:16 PM
Arenanet Blog - Your Guild Wars 2 Questions Answered on Reddit - June 6th, 2012: http://www.arena.net/blog/your-guild-wars-2-questions-answered-on-reddit

czymann
06-06-2012, 11:56 PM
Arenanet Blog - The Worlds of the Guild Wars 2 Beta - June 6th, 2012: http://www.arena.net/blog/the-worlds-of-the-guild-wars-2-beta

czymann
06-06-2012, 11:58 PM
GuildWars2Guru - Full transcript of ArenaNet AMA on Reddit - Wednesday 6, 2012: http://www.guildwars2guru.com/topic/38815-full-transcript-of-arenanet-ama-on-reddit/

Sarevok
06-07-2012, 06:27 AM
I'll probably be playing my Necro. I believe she's about lvl 22.

ShadowbaneX
06-07-2012, 10:42 AM
I've just got my Mesmer, she's level 15.

WinespringBrother
06-07-2012, 04:29 PM
Anyone have any idea of the minimum feasible level to play the Ascalon dungeon that will be accessible during the BWE?

Sarevok
06-07-2012, 04:32 PM
me and Zae's co-worker tried it together at around lvl 22. First mook we encountered was a single enemy of lvl 31. We took about 10% of his health before we died.
My guess would be a full group of lvl 30s might stand a chance at seeing part of the dungeon. :)

ShadowbaneX
06-07-2012, 04:55 PM
from what I've heard previously, level 30 for story, 35 for explorable.

WinespringBrother
06-08-2012, 01:51 PM
Beta Event is live!! (https://twitter.com/GuildMag/status/211151531213459456)


GuildMag ‏@GuildMag
The ‪#GuildWars2‬ Beta Weekend Event is online! Have fun everyone!

czymann
06-11-2012, 03:34 PM
Something I noticed this weekend was the lack of the numbers of our Allies from GW1. I was only aware of 2 this weekend that played in the BWE. There were prolly more of them that played, but last BWE they came out in droves. However they played very little and then went back playing GW1. I have a feeling that many may not play GW2 at all.

ShadowbaneX
06-11-2012, 04:25 PM
Give them time. Personally, I'm not entirely sure how people can still be playing GW1 and from the beta weekends GW2 is really awesome. I cannot wait to see the higher level content.

WinespringBrother
06-11-2012, 04:35 PM
Seconded on the higher level content, but mainly I want higher time access ;) - the weekend went by too fast (and that damn thief sleep stole too much time as it is!)

WinespringBrother
07-09-2012, 01:39 PM
Sylvari and Asura will be playable at BWE 3!

(July 20-22)

http://www.arena.net/blog/play-asura-and-sylvari-in-the-july-20-22-beta-weekend-event