I was thinking more in longevity, as I think perhaps post-release more people will actually try it and play it and decide on it. I seem to come across the argument that despite all these good opinions, since it has no release date and it's not out yet, people wish to remain sceptical to avoid... disappointment I suppose?
I was speaking more in general, for a lot of people, particularly due to stuff I've heard when speaking to people or lurking on forums.
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Guess we know that the next BWE probably won't be in the next couple weeks. :P
If there was going to be another BWE the weekend after next, they would probably say "until the next BWE" instead of "for the next few weeks", since there is no reason to keep them closed during a BWE.
Anet tends to give vague answers if they aren't sure of something, and "closed for the next few weeks" is too specific.
So.. 18th or 26th imo, gogo.
I hope it is the 18th. The 26th is Memorial Day weekend here in the US which for me means I'll be very busy.
https://twitter.com/#!/GuildWars2/st...02181275701248We do not have a date for BWE2 at this point. The BWE goal is *roughly* once a month, but subject to change. ~RB2
I'm pretty sure the whole once a month was also mentioned in the official forums and they bolded the part that says Subject to change.
They seem to be covering their ass pretty nicely tbh.
I would like it to be soon - mainly because I'd also love if they released the game in June or July - but at the moment I'm trying to keep my hopes in check.
Summer is usually a bad time to release games. The end of August or September is the earliest I expect a release.
It is. College kids are not at school and generally MMO attendance drops off GREATLY during the summer months. MMOs are inherently about time investment. Just bad business and natural human reaction to do other things in the summer.
What's so wrong with just popping in for a quild chat occasionally and doing the occasional meet-up on a chosen visit server?
People need to stop thinking of "guild" in the traditional wow sense. Think "club".
Also, as someone at Uni, I'd love to have GW2 to do me over for the summer, but... yeah I can understand some people might like to go outside and do other things and the mmo market isn't very friendly to that. Do you think though, that due to it being B2P and non subscription fee they could manage a summer release? (I'm sure some people would still play it, it's not summer all over the world, and not everyone wishes - or has the weather - to go outside all the time).
Reason #359 that having two MMO-c guilds is pointless. Sure, we can't do WvW all together at the same time.. but 1) it's a social guild and 2) you can always say, I don't know, "Anyone on the NA server want to do WvW?" or "Anyone on the EU server want to do WvW?"
I should hope we're not still split come next BWE/launch, it seems to remove half of the reason the guild exists.
I'm putting my reply to this in the guild thread :P
The netcode and cross server options are beyond impressive in GW2. My sister & friends were on Underworld, a EU server. My sis lives in Massachusetts. I was on Darkhaven, US. We were grouped, guilded and cross guild chatting as soon as I registered our guild name for F&F. We were without issue all weekend.
Looking at the barriers to entry other MMOs have in simply playing & chatting with friends I can't help but feel some of these games are literally built around 10 year old notions & tech.
GW2 social options are clearly the way forward.
Has anyone dreamed about Guild Wars 2 or am I the only one? ._.
I'm putting my money on an August release as well.
I also have the main theme and the charr theme in a loop in my head every night when I go to sleep, since I've played the beta.
GW2 dreams are quite frustrating because just when you think 'oh I could play it' you realise there's no beta running so you have to wait. *sigh*