|Mike O'Brien hails "overwhelming" response to Guild Wars 2 beta|
|Posted: 11.05.2012 10:08 by Nick Akerman||Comments: 0|
ArenaNet president Mike O'Brien has hailed the "overwhelming" response to the Guild Wars 2 beta.
O'Brien posted a commenting on the success of last weekend's beta:
"I think it’s safe to say that the response was overwhelming in more ways than one. Firstly, the number of people who pre-purchased the game far exceeded our expectations, and we had to temporarily disable pre-purchases. In the end that wasn’t enough, and even with 48 worlds we didn’t have enough server capacity to meet the huge demand."
O'Brien then confirmed a 'Stress Test' for the game on 14th May:
"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."