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Guild Wars 2 Beta Delayed Due to Technical Issues

I know many of you are looking forward to a Guild Wars 2 beta weekend with Memorial Day coming up. Unfortunately, it's not happening.

ArenaNet’s posted a message on its Facebook page explaining to fans that though the first beta weekend was a success, there’s been a host of technical issues. As a result, the developer’s been running stress tests on the Guild Wars 2 servers and adding new hardware.

There’s no ETA on when the new hardware will be in place and thus, no date for the next Guild Wars 2 beta weekend.

Hopefully, whatever adjustments that ArenaNet makes for the next beta round is enough to handle the heat of the user load. I think everyone’s already had their fair share of login failures from the Diablo III launch.

  • derekullo
    Diablo 3 being released is a technical issue?
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  • hotroderx
    derekulloDiablo 3 being released is a technical issue?
    Having your servers down for 16+ hours on release day is thought. Blizzard was not prepared at all for the login's and the entire system ended up crashing. They also manged to crash World of Warcraft for 15-20mins that day also.

    I am glad other company's are learning from blizzards mistake hopefully blizzard gets all he minor issues of D3 worked out.
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  • bignick18
    They probably dont want to take any more heat for the beta feeling like a beta. To many people see it more as a Demo and get upset about bugs and issues. I hope they made good progress from the last beta loved the game :)
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  • elcentral
    to bad i loved the beta time and my guild rocked in wvw
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  • officeguy
    I will be following this game until it launches. I am sure there will be no problems what so ever when tons of people come on launch day. It will be working 100% and no lag when playing online. They wont need to make any adjustment to the game either. *end of sarcasm* Yes, I am a Diablo 3 player.
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  • soccerplayer88
    To be fair, most people couldn't even play GW2 first beta weekend. The game was completely limited to CPU and was not optimized for the GPU at all.

    I was rocking a GTX 680 with a whopping 25 fps on the lowest settings. Using about 20% and nothing more. Hopefully they have that crap fixed next beta weekend.
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  • stingstang
    hotroderxHaving your servers down for 16+ hours on release day is thought. Blizzard was not prepared at all for the login's and the entire system ended up crashing. They also manged to crash World of Warcraft for 15-20mins that day also. I am glad other company's are learning from blizzards mistake hopefully blizzard gets all he minor issues of D3 worked out.Successful troll was successful.
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  • Flameout
    GW2BWE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> d3beta
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  • stingstang
    bignick18They probably dont want to take any more heat for the beta feeling like a beta. To many people see it more as a Demo and get upset about bugs and issues. I hope they made good progress from the last beta loved the gameYea...but that's what alphas are for. Select few people are chosen who are least likely to take an unfinished game as an insult. Betas are for smaller bugs, and from what I've heard, there were only small bugs in the game. The stress test was likely just a bit more than they bargained for, and they need some extra time to get funds to upgrade their servers.
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  • leongrado
    Oh well. Guess I'll just have to live a miserable life for another week.
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