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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivehn View Post
    This is a good sign though.
    I agree. I just hope the people who get in aren't like 13 years old. I hope whoever gets in actually TESTS the game instead of just signing up to play it early.

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    I can't recall the source, but I was told earlier today by someone reading an article on this upcoming test that they're looking for "tens of thousands" in order to assist testing WvWvW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alanni View Post
    Wonder when they'll start sending out the invites, maybe next week already?
    they said that the beta will be march/april, so earliest next weekend, 2nd march

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight Man View Post
    I can't recall the source, but I was told earlier today by someone reading an article on this upcoming test that they're looking for "tens of thousands" in order to assist testing WvWvW.
    even if they pick 50k people in the beta, the chances are small

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    When will we know if we got in or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snow White View Post
    When will we know if we got in or not?
    No one knows at this point. Just keep an eye on the GW2 Twitter and Facebook.

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    yea its def not 1 million people unless they have a way to ID the system you signed up with and link it to the email addresses used. Cuz i signed up 3 times.

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    As an aside, here's the link to the live counter (though I get the background, I'm not seeing numbers - but this alternates with "Bad gateway" errors, so I suspect high load may be playing havoc with things):

    https://public.ducksboard.com/vSPhlMJ1Yi3abkD7PtHM/

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    I wouldn't be surprised. People have been waiting for this game forever. Matter of fact some people have only been playing other MMOs while they waited for this one.

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    Only problem with what i'm already seeing on the facebook comments especially is people asking " Who got keys ". I'm calling it now, ether arena net will ban people who break the NDA in waves or just take off the NDA.

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    Great news, the morale at a.net must be buzzing with positive vibes. Here's to hoping the people that get in, give proper input and do their jobs properly as beta testers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeek Daniels View Post
    yea its def not 1 million people unless they have a way to ID the system you signed up with and link it to the email addresses used. Cuz i signed up 3 times.
    Still shows how excited people are about the game if some bothered to sign up from different computers no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toroc View Post
    Matter of fact some people have only been playing other MMOs while they waited for this one.
    That'd be me, in between stints in GW1 to build up some HoM points

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    Live stream of the beta signups http://www.guildwars2live.com/. The Ducksboard is dead

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    While it is sad to see my chances of actually getting into the beta decline, it is amazing to see those kinds of numbers in only 48 hours. I cannot wait to see what the units sold # is after a year. Hopefully they are able to get the big fixes done well and release while hype stays up. However, it seems like there is just more and more hype each time they make any sort of announcement. If they wait to announce when the release is until a month before it will probably skyrocket again.
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    I love the fact that SWTOR took 3 years to get 2 million people to sign up for beta, and GW2 gets half that in 2 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishious View Post
    While it is sad to see my chances of actually getting into the beta decline is kinda sad, it is amazing to see those kinds of numbers in only 48 hours. I cannot wait to see what the units sold # is after a year. Hopefully they are able to get the big fixes done well and release while hype stays up. However, it seems like there is just more and more hype each time they make any sort of announcement. If they wait to announce when the release is until a month before it will probably skyrocket again.
    I haven't actually ever seen this much hype for a game. It's....Beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeek Daniels View Post
    yea its def not 1 million people unless they have a way to ID the system you signed up with and link it to the email addresses used. Cuz i signed up 3 times.
    I'm fairly confident they'll have at least some form of IP tracking surely, but perhaps it won't do anything for those that signed up from different computers n everything "I'll never get into beta with that many people. :S I really hope signing up on 30 different computers was enough though. " like that guy <--- lol. Who knows either way I can't wait for this game...take-a ma friggin moneh already!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishious View Post
    While it is sad to see my chances of actually getting into the beta decline, it is amazing to see those kinds of numbers in only 48 hours. I cannot wait to see what the units sold # is after a year. Hopefully they are able to get the big fixes done well and release while hype stays up. However, it seems like there is just more and more hype each time they make any sort of announcement. If they wait to announce when the release is until a month before it will probably skyrocket again.
    Yes, i believe GW2 will have more than TOR, BUT.. i see any game that can get over 1mil users at launch a good start and successful seeing as WoW only had 200k day 1 and only around 250k its first year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKing View Post
    Yes, i believe GW2 will have more than TOR, BUT.. i see any game that can get over 1mil users at launch a good start and successful seeing as WoW only had 200k day 1 and only around 250k its first year.
    Let's not jinx ourselves here...

    I am glad to see this much enthusiasm, but I fear some people may have set their expectations too high (although very unlikely) trying to hop to the next best looking MMO coming out in the market.

    We have always seen a trend in the MMO market that people tend to jump ship for the next boat to set sail, and in the end its those people who make the boat sink by overburdening it with high expectation. Let's just hope GW2 will in fact be able to handle it well.

    I really cant wait for the game, but someone has to play Devil's Advocate here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MKing View Post
    Yes, i believe GW2 will have more than TOR, BUT.. i see any game that can get over 1mil users at launch a good start and successful seeing as WoW only had 200k day 1 and only around 250k its first year.
    No MMO before WoW had more than around 450k at its peak, which was EQ. Games like Asherons Call and Dark Ages of Camelot had even less, and I'd consider all 3 of those to be successful, and all three of these games are still running ~10 years later.

    When you don't have a hundred servers you don't need millions of players to fill them. As long as they can make a profit and there's enough players to enjoy the game with, it's successful IMO.

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