Anyone who played the first open beta weekend in April knows that while it was fun, it was also a disaster. Gamers were kicked off after 30 minutes of gameplay and then would have to wait for up to 30 minutes to get back on. This was due to there being over 2 million people playing that weekend (just image what will happen when the game is actually released). And while ArenaNet has claimed the goal is one beta per month, May is not getting one despite it being a long weekend for the holiday.
Between the “one per month” note and it being a holiday weekend, it just seemed inevitable. However since there was a stress test to fix the problems with the April beta, ArenaNet is forgoing one for May. ArenaNet has even given a statement on this because so many people were expecting this weekend to be the second beta.
- Many of you have been asking about when we will have our second Beta Weekend Event. As we are approaching a long weekend in many parts of the world, we understand that some of you want to make plans for that. To help you with that we can confirm that we will NOT be running BWE2 this coming weekend.Our BWE1 was super successful, we exceeded our expectations. As some of you might have experienced first hand, this lead to some technical issues. To make sure we are not running into the same situation for BWE2, we recently had a stress test, and we are currently deploying a lot of additional hardware in our datacenters.
We will be able to tell you exactly when BWE2 will take place as soon as all the hardware has been deployed. We are not withholding a date intentionally, we want to make sure that BWE2 will be a really great experience for all of you.
I hope this helps a bit in understanding where we are standing – you all have a really relaxing long weekend! ~MK
So, at this point Guild Wars 2 pre-purchase fans will have to wait.