Every mmo, even the ones that looked absolutely mediocre, had some sort of hype this close to release. With closed beta underway, with release most likely being in late Q1, late Q2, I do not understand why I do not see any internet Ad, commercials for GW2 at this point.
The only hype I hear, is through word of mouth, even the official site is nothing more than a glorified blog showing very little gameplay footage
I mean, with little hype, no one will bother to read up on the game, and people always assume it will be like GW1, or worse, never heard of guild wars before, so they just assume its some sort of stupid console game or something.
I know people are praising it to be a revolution, but there needs to be more ways to spread information about the game other than word of mouth if Arenanet would like to maximize sales at launch