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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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29. Re: Guild Wars 2 Status Report Sep 2, 2012, 20:18 jacobvandy
 
PropheT wrote on Sep 2, 2012, 19:44:
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.


You're assuming that all pre-orders cut off at a certain point in time for them to prepare. "Okay folks, this is the number of users we need to plan for, we're not going to have loads of others jumping aboard at the last minute or anything!" And even if you did have that magic number, I think it'd also be wasteful to assume that EVERY user is going to be jumping on and browsing the trading post concurrently, because they sure as hell do not.

And you can't blame getting infected by shady sites you visit on them. You're not "forced" to go anywhere on the web, sorry you have such a lack of willpower that you felt so compelled to seek information elsewhere. I've had plenty of fun just playing the game and figuring things out for myself. But they have an official website, wiki, Facebook, Twitter, etc. for a reason...
 
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