ArenaNet sent over a short but sweet email saying that the studio is now calling on play testers to participate in the upcoming Guild Wars 2 beta events. The catch is that not everyone will be chosen to participate, and the beta signup itself is only open for 48 hours, starting Wednesday. If you've followed the development and are eager for an early-hands on with the hot Guild Wars sequel, now's the time to act.
The first step towards entry into a new Tyria is to download a tool provided by ArenaNet that will gather (evidence) the hardware details of your rig. Once that's done, hopeful testers are redirected back to a sign-up form asking for age, country and so forth. After the application is submitted, users will get a confirmation by email.
"Thanks for signing up for a chance to participate in the Guild Wars 2 beta test," the email states. "We've received your application and we'll email you if you've been accepted. We appreciate your interest in Guild Wars 2!"
"Guild Wars 2 is redefining what is possible in online roleplaying games," reads the game's description. "We’re casting aside worn out old MMO conventions for a new kind of gaming experience where your character’s story actually matters and your actions really have an impact on the world. Bid farewell to grind and hollow, meaningless quests and enter Tyria, a land of beauty and danger filled with dynamic events that are constantly changing and evolving. With dynamic action-oriented combat, customized personal storylines, intense competitive PvP, and world vs. world battles, Guild Wars 2 has something for every kind of gamer."
To sign up for the beta events, head here. W00t, and good luck.