GW2 Beta Weekend

GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby dirtYbird » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:25 am

giggity
giggity
giggity

Good news!
First Beta Weekend Event will be from April 27-29.
And they'll advise when the client can be downloaded.
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Re: GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby Riktah » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:07 pm

So how many havr pre purchased i know for sure the below have

me
db
goraz
mcstabby
sara?

Not sure about anyone else i know of a few other mates who have..
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Re: GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby Gor » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:26 pm

Can't bloody wait.
I'll have to make sure I have a supply of strong coffee for that weekend!
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Re: GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby Larno » Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:48 pm

how big is the beta download?
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Re: GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby Cure » Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:53 pm

I've pre-purchase it too, picking up the beta key from the store later tonight :D
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Re: GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby Gor » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:33 pm

Larno wrote:how big is the beta download?


No idea yet mate. I expect they will email us this weekend/early next week with details.
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Re: GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby Riktah » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:12 pm

Larno wrote:how big is the beta download?



the last press beta that happened apparently was 11-12 gig so id assume it will be around that size again
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Re: GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby dirtYbird » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:46 am

Beta Weekend Event is Saturday April 28th at 5am EST (SYD)
(Friday April 27th at noon PDT (GMT-7) LA )

Think I need to use this beta time to try a few different characters instead of playing it like release.
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Re: GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby Riktah » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:38 am

Yeah im torn between a couple of professions so ill use the time to make a decision
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Re: GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby Riktah » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:27 am

Starts 430am sat morning 28th here in adelaide. And im working that day till midday so dont miss too much. which means we can still play monday night after work yay.
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Re: GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby dirtYbird » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:37 pm

No asura and sylvari in this beta.
You will have human, norn and charr and all eight classes.

http://www.arena.net/blog/the-beta-week ... -is-coming
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Re: GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby Riktah » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:09 pm

I think i read that asura and sylvari arent going to be in beta at all and will be available for release.
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Re: GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby Dralak » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:00 am

I'll be buying the game. Haven't bothered yet as I won't be able to go into any of the Beta weekends. Will be in China for work until the 20th May.

Enjoy the Beta
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Re: GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby dirtYbird » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:06 am

I dont envy any China trip!
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Re: GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby Riktah » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:08 pm

any of u guys got any idea what profession you are going to play come release ?

i think i have narrowed it down to 2 professions but still not 100% sure.

i know what race i will be come release but they arent in the beta so i just need to work out what class im gonna play
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Re: GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby Gor » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:38 pm

I was thinking Elementalist but still undecided. Mesmer's and Necro's look pretty cool too and no doubt I'll have a Charr warrior somewhere down the line. lol
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Re: GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby dirtYbird » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:39 am

I have nfi.
Each class video I watch I change my mind.
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Re: GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby dirtYbird » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:44 pm

Yogcast is what I am watching to help decide what I want to try in the classes.
Their videos are very easy to watch and imo give out some good info.

The videos below are on WvWvW.
Part one interested me when at the 1:20+ mark he encounters another player in WvWvW and he is in the USA.
So its UK vs USA and the lag is what I think will piss me off when PvPing.
They arent worried about it because at release they'll be playing EU servers.
Those with low spec machines wont be going anywhere near siege doors when they are under attack, your PC might melt.

Goraz will like these videos as he sits back in his couch woofing down his pork pie and mushy peas washed down with a Samuel Smith Imperial Stout.
You'll need a spare week to watch them all.
Yogcast GW2 playlist here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2EE83973FE2CC4F2



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Re: GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby Gor » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:37 am

OMG...email me with the damn client download already thx :/
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Re: GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby dirtYbird » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:11 am

Check your email today, mine arrived a few hours ago.
Very busy atm and getting a 502 error but they are aware of it and fixing it.

Greetings!

We're writing to let you know that your spot in the upcoming Guild Wars 2 Beta Weekend Event has been reserved—and the beta client is now ready for preloading! We recommend that you begin your download as soon as possible so you’re ready to start playing when the festivities begin on Friday, April 27, at noon PDT (GMT -7). The Beta Weekend Event will end Sunday, April 29, at 11:59 p.m. PDT (GMT -7).

Click here to go to the "Getting Started" thread in our beta forums, where you can download the beta client and learn important information about the upcoming weekend event. You can log in to the forums using the same User ID and password that you created when you registered your Guild Wars 2 account. Please note that you will only be able to browse the forums for now. Commenting and posting will not be enabled until the Beta Weekend Event begins.

If you're having issues downloading the client, please visit support.guildwars2.com.

We'll see you in-game!

The Guild Wars 2 Team



You go to the dawn service Goraz or just getting up for work?
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Re: GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby Gor » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:24 am

dirtYbird wrote:You go to the dawn service Goraz or just getting up for work?


No dawn service. Got today off though but I still wake up early so usually just get up.

And yes.. just got email with same error.
Was hoping to get it last night so I could download off peak.
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Re: GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby Riktah » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:41 am

got my email now,

went to my 1st dawn service this morning, im glad i made the effort to go
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Re: GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby dirtYbird » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:47 am

Yeah we had big turn out down at Bayswater RSL.

I am finally getting into the forum but still struggling to get to the link in the email.
https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum got me logged in but still 502 trying to get further.
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Re: GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby Gor » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:48 am

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Re: GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby dirtYbird » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:50 am

If you’re having technical issues, please visit http://support.guildwars2.com.
The Guild Wars 2 Client
Follow the instructions below to download the client. Once you’ve obtained the client, we recommend that you allow it to update overnight, as there will still be a large number of files that will need to be downloaded before you can play the game. Make sure that you have at least 15 GB of space available on your PC’s hard drive.
German or French versions of the download instructions are available here:
Download-Anweisungen: Deutsch
Instructions de téléchargement en français
Download Instructions
In order to participate in the beta, you will need to download and fully update the game client, as detailed in the steps below. We recommend that you begin downloading the client as soon as possible so you are ready for the upcoming event beginning this Friday at noon PDT (GMT -8).
Download the Guild Wars 2 executable file. - 20.6MB FILE
Create a file folder on your computer where you wish to install the game, and move the executable file there. This is where the game will save data whenever it updates. Note: If you use Windows Vista or Windows 7, it is recommended that you either do not place the game in the Program Files folder or that you run the game as an administrator.
Run the executable file.
Allow the game to patch the necessary data from our file servers.
Enjoy!




F.A.Q.
Q: I moved the .exe to a folder and launched it, but immediately crashed. What’s wrong?
A: This could be caused by a number of issues, but here are a few things to check for:
Are you an administrator on your computer?
You may need administrator privileges to run the client or properly access the folder in which your game client is located.
Is the folder that contains the game “Read Only”?
The client needs to add files to the folder when it patches in order for it to run properly. If the “Read Only” box is checked when you access the properties of the folder, uncheck it and try again.
Is the Gw2.dat file “Read Only”?
Once the executable file accesses our servers, it will begin to download a Gw2.dat file that contains the game’s content. If your computer sets this as a “Read Only” file, be sure to clear the flag in the Properties menu.

Q: I’ve downloaded the client and now have to patch thousands of files. Is this normal?
A: Yes, this is perfectly normal. These files are the most up-to-date content files in the game, and are absolutely required to play.

Q: What is a build, and why do they keep interrupting the game?
A: A “build” is the technical term for a particular version of a game. Since Guild Wars 2 is currently being developed, newly updated versions are constantly being made available—on a typical day, there may be several new builds. Every time we distribute a new build, the game will automatically restart and download the new files.

Q: My file “repairs” itself every time I crash. What do I do?
A: If this happens, the most likely possibility is that your Gw2.dat file has somehow been corrupted, either while downloading an update or during the crash. Try re-downloading the Gw2.dat file (by moving or removing the existing file) and see if that fixes the issue. (This may take several hours.) If you’re still having problems, you may have hardware issues with your RAM or hard drive. There are a number of free programs, such as MemTest, to help you diagnose your system if this is the case.

Q: My client gets stuck at “Connecting to ArenaNet…" while updating. What do I do?
A: This is usually caused by a firewall, which may be blocking your ability to connect to the ArenaNet servers. We recommend disabling your firewall first and seeing if this fixes the issue. AVG Antivirus has also been known to cause problems by blocking Guild Wars 2 from connecting to our servers.
If disabling your firewall doesn’t work, and you are able to access the Internet through other games or in a Web browser, you may need to re-download the game’s executable file or the Gw2.dat file (as it may be corrupted).

Q: Media Center launches every time I launch *_Guild Wars 2_. How do I stop it?*
A: Right-click the client shortcut and select “Properties." In the command line, you should see “-mce” at the end. Delete this tag and then click “OK."

Q: A new patch just came through, and now I can’t log in. What should I do?
A: After a patch, the game server can still take a minute or two longer to update and catch up to the new build. If a patch just went through, please wait a few minutes and try again. If the problem persists, you can visit http://support.guildwars2.com+ +for more information.
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Re: GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby Riktah » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:53 am

mmo champion thread just gave me this link


http://cloudfront.guildwars2.com/client/Gw2.exe

no need for forums can skip it if u dload that
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Re: GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby Riktah » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:57 am

http://cloudfront.guildwars2.com/QRC/GW2_QRC_NA_Digital.jpg

just a keybaord / mouse layout if u are interested in what does what etc

huge pic fyi
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Re: GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby dirtYbird » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:59 am

lol was about to post that, something look over while waiting :lol:
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Re: GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby Riktah » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:00 am

slow ass adsl2+ only 600kb/s :<

cant wait for when i move / buy a new house in the area im looking at, since its next in line for the NBN lolol :D
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Re: GW2 Beta Weekend

Postby dirtYbird » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:19 am

Safe to say that this is going to be about 20GB.
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