Well damn, the plan was that I was going to have the weekend completely free and during that time I would play the Guild Wars 2 beta and then do a nice little writeup on the game.
What I played, my adventures through this new MMO, do a brief compare/contrast to WoW with me answering the question, “Would I buy this game?”
It would have been a perfect first blog post about other betas while still tying back to World of Warcraft. After the 9 hours of downloading the Guild Wars 2 client over the terrible college internet connection I was greeted with an error code, all weekend long.
I was not alone, there have been many others who could not get into the beta because of this error. The worst thing was that my younger brother was able to play all weekend long. Curses. It was a shame too, this weekend was going to be my personal test to see if I would actually would like the game enough to buy the full version during the summer.
At the end of the day I can not stay mad, I do realize that it was a beta trial and a stress test for the game servers and I was just a bit of test information, information that will help Arenanet to make the game better when it finally launches.
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