Next Beta Weekend June 8thMay 29, 2012 at 4:45 am | Posted in Guild Wars 2, mmorpg | 12 Comments
Tags: Guild Wars 2, MMO, mmorpg
From June 8th to June 10th we’ll have yet another opportunity to test Guild Wars 2, and I can’t wait. I’ve played around on numerous classes now, and in numerous zones, and I couldn’t be happier that my engineer in particular won’t be wiped.
There isn’t much mention of new features in the weekend, aside from the things they said they were already working on like chat functionality, overflow servers, and most importantly lag and performance.
It is heartening to see Arenanet working hard on the game especially when other studios have gone through recent turmoil. You have to wonder what kind of new pressure this puts on Guild Wars 2 and other games.
Both Bioware and 38 Games have been big hits to the industry and certainly anyone will think twice before moving into the MMO field. I’m sure SWTOR will make back quite a bit of its money but 38 is a train wreck of epic proportions.
And going forward things aren’t looking bright either.
TERA for instance. By all reports it has some magnificent action based gameplay, and virtually nothing else to speak of. Putting aside the asian, almost idiotic, artistic side of the game it is a traditional Korean grinder. It has sold 150k copies so far in western release.
More rests on the shoulders of Arenanet and Guild Wars 2 than any other MMO in years. Which makes me quite glad that the testing phase is being drawn out over months.
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