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Guild Wars 2 Status Report

The Guild Wars 2 Wiki has the latest status on ArenaNet's MMORPG sequel as they work to overcome launch issues. This includes details on tweaks to the game, dealing with capacity issues, and a few important warnings on how to ensure the security of your account. Here's word on plans to open the game's forums: "Our most important priority at the moment is to ensure that the game runs stably and flawlessly. So as to not create additional demand on our infrastructure and on our programming team, we made the decision not to open the forums until the initial mass influx of players has calmed down a bit."

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27. Re: Guild Wars 2 Status Report Sep 2, 2012, 19:44 PropheT
 
jacobvandy wrote on Sep 2, 2012, 16:14:
It was ready at launch, well when early access began, but after a few hours of being pounded by several hundred thousand people, they took it down because it couldn't handle that kind of abuse. The fact that it was pretty stable during BWEs proves there wasn't nearly that much load on it before, and you can't just assume you'll need to accommodate millions of people because that would be an enormous waste of money.

They didn't have to assume, they had some pretty concrete numbers on pre-sales already so they should have known what they needed to support. That system didn't withstand the first day of people they had actual numbers for; it couldn't handle the pre-sales, preorders didn't get in until later and retail box no-preorder people weren't even a factor.

Shutting off their public access when the game went live didn't make me incredibly happy, either. Being forced to sift through 3rd party sites packed with account sniffing trojans for information because their forums were shut down for launch just smacks of a company that doesn't care about you after they got your money. Maybe that's just how these guys do things I guess, I haven't played GW1 in years.

As an aside to all of that, be really careful what sites you get information from. The infections on gaming sites have been rampant since Diablo 3 and they seem to have been repurposed to some degree for GW2, it's kind of nuts. At least the email authentication system helps here so the people whose systems I've looked at have been at least somewhat protected from the worst of it.

 
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