ArenaNet invites gamers to submit an application for upcoming trial for new massively multiplayer online role-playing game; sign-up page closes Friday.
Gamers interested in trying out ArenaNet's massively multiplayer online role-playing game Guild Wars 2 can apply to join the March-dated beta today, the developer has announced.
Eager gamers will need to act rather quickly if they wish to have a chance for a spot in the trial, as the beta sign-up page will close this Friday, February 24, at 1 p.m. EDT.
Players will need to submit their PC hardware specifications to ArenaNet when applying for a spot in the beta and must sign a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) if granted access to the trial. ArenaNet will notify applicants via email if they have been chosen to participate in the beta.
The sign-up page is currently experiencing technical trouble, but the developer said it is aware of the issues and is working to resolve them.
The Guild Wars 2 beta will begin in March, with the full game expected to be released during 2012. The team at ArenaNet has a small group working on a console version of the game, but no announcements have been made concerning Guild Wars 2 arriving outside of the PC.
Guild Wars 2 puts players into a persistent fantasy word that is driven by a range of dynamic events. When Guild Wars 2 launches later this year it will cost a fee up front but will not require a monthly paid subscription to continue playing.
Signed up literally the minute the site went up... hope they realize I had the first three games, just to give me a bit of leverage into the choosing process.
...just noticed the 'March beta' part. Come on February, you had your fun... get the hell outta here already.
Never played the first one, but I'm really interested in GW2. I'm going to sign up, wish me luck guys.
I've been waiting for this kind of news for a long time. As a player who put a few years into GW1, I'm looking forward to the sequel and its dynamics, all for just the price of a copy of the game.
@TheQue Oh absolutely man. It's not as fun now though because not as many people are on as when it was first released...but it's still one of the top F2P-ish games out there. I was also suprised at the fact that there is almost no currency spammers. GW2 is just an improvement all around it looks like.
@emperiox GW is that fun eh? I've never played the first although i have a few buddies that do... one of the reasons i haven't tried other MMOs is the monthly subscription fee and lack of a trial account. thankfully GW2 solves that problem
@HollowNinja You should totally get it dude. It doesn't cost a monthly sub or anything. Furthermore, they have outstanding customer service. All you'll need to buy is the game itself. :)
@TheQue Hehe, I'm quitting WoW for the GW2 beta...that's right the beta. Not even the full game, the beta. :p
thanks for the heads up gamespot i signed up right away. I'm a former WoW player looking for something new hopefully GW2 lives up to the hype i cant wait to give it a try
Signed up.Here's hoping to test what I think will be one of the greats.Very much looking forward to this title.
@CyberLips There's actually a book you can buy which gives the back story to GW. It's called Ghosts of Ascalon.
not a fan of mmo's. I tried WOW but got bored with it within 30 minutes. I have alot of time on my hands atm though so maybe I'll check this out.
So long as this game turns out to be great, it should be very successful, mostly due to it's one time payment and no monthly fee. It allows MMO fans to try something new without having to give in there current favourite MMO like they would otherwise due to the expense of two monthly fees going on at the same time.
I don't see it... I can't see it.... I can't understand why you guys like this game it doesn't look good to me
Signed up on my laptop. Sure my laptops specs are kinda crap, but from what I heard about the wide range testing spec seems like its a worthwhile shot imo. :)
[quote]ill throw in my mom, t.v., xbox+games, stray neighborhood cats, money, and of course ...soulz [/quote] I wonder if the devs use gamer's souls to buy in-game items in Dark Souls?
@Deneticon He was probably lying. I got a confirmation email for signing up, but didn't get a beta key. In fact, I don't think anyone but the media has gotten one yet.
If there is no region lock to play this thing (as other MMO's have) they already have another buyer. I will be playing this with a brand new PC at the end of this year. Screw the Vita, I'm buying a great PC just for this.
I got a "thank you for signing up" email instantly, but not a confirmation. I'd assume the confirmation process would take some time...
@simon1812 you may have answered all the question correctly but the company is only choosing users based on PC specs and such so you may have been denied
I havent gotten a confirmation and I signed up 3 hrs ago, no my head is floating in paranoia "did I type my email right?" "did I hit accept right?" "did I miss an important step?"
"Come on, send me the acceptance email already! I'll pay to play the beta! Who do I have sign my soul over to? Do you accept first-borns?! Hell, I'll throw the wife in too.. just send it!" /THIS ill throw in my mom, t.v., xbox+games, stray neighborhood cats, money, and of course ...soulz
@Deneticon Nope...they probably won't send invites until after Friday when they stop accepting applications.
I am so pissed I can't do this right now. The fan on my 5850 just died this morning and won't be getting the new aftermarket cooler until late Friday or Saturday... :(.
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