Upcoming Guild Wars 2 Stress Test – May 14th
For those not aware, Mike O’Brien over at Arena has announced that on the 14th of May (just a few days away) there will be a stress test for the Guild Wars 2 servers. This has taken a lot of the community by surprise, with most not expecting the servers to open again until the second Beta Weekend Event (which could be around a month away).
The quote from Mike, after stating that the purpose of the first BWE was to test the game and was a “real beta”, stated -
At the same time, we’re also working on server capacity to make sure that we’re prepared for the even greater flood of players who will participate in the next Beta. To that end, we’ve announced a Stress Test on Monday May 14th to test some changes we’ve implemented. This 7-hour test event, which runs from 11 AM to 6 PM PDT (-7 GMT) is open to all players who have pre-purchased Guild Wars 2. The good news is that we’re not wiping characters for this test; we’re using the same build that we used in the first Beta Weekend Event, so you’ll be able to pick up right where you left off.
So if you haven’t pre-ordered the game yet then now is the time to do so. Pre-ordering should guarantee you access into the stress test. It will only be for 7 hours, but that’s definitely better than nothing.