Guild Wars 2 (GW2) had its third and final beta weekend event before its upcoming release. Enthusiastic gamers spent the weekend enjoying the world of Tyria, and some of them shared their experiences with me. Here’s what the rest of you have to look forward to on August 28, 2012 (or on August 25, 2012, for those who pre-order).
The upcoming MMO Guild Wars 2 made a very good impression with me when I played it in its beta form back in May: it was both easy to play and easy to become engaged. Also, killing centaurs. But potential players did not know when they could become actual players. Until now. Guild Wars 2 will officially launch on August 28, 2012.
I’ll be honest up front: I’m not an MMO player. Yeah, I dabbled in Champions Online, and I spent more than a few sessions puzzle-solving in Uru Live (a.k.a. Myst Online). But when an MMO-obsessed friend sent me a Guild Wars 2 (GW2) beta key, I gave in to curiosity and fired up the game. The first thing that went through my mind was, “These graphics are pretty decent.” The second was, “Ah-hah, I’m playing Dragon Age: The MMO.” The third was, “I wish I had more than an afternoon to power through this.”