Tuesday, May 22, 2012

No Beta Event This Weekend

From ArenaNet's facebook page:

"Many of you have been asking about when we will have our second Beta Weekend Event. As we are approaching a long weekend in many parts of the world, we understand that some of you want to make plans for that. To help you with that we can confirm that we will NOT be running BWE2 this coming weekend."
I somehow thought that when people had their real names attached to what they say, they would somehow control their emotions.  Needless to say, I was wrong. On Facebook, there is a multitude of people accusing ArenaNet of somehow being dishonest.  People, ArenaNet has said countless times that they plan on "a once a month" schedule, but that this is easily subject to change.  So why are so many of you crying out that ArenaNet somehow lied to us?  I almost feel bad for Regina Buenaobra, she has to say this almost every day on multiple sites.  She probably comes into the office every morning, sips her coffee, and immediately retweets the same things; no official launch date yet, once a month beta weekends that are subject to change, no that Gamestop's launch date is not correct.  Again, I almost feel sorry for her, and then I realize she can probably play Guild Wars 2 whenever she wants.  I digress...there is no beta this weekend. Please. Get. Over. It.  Move on with your first world problems, and have patience while ArenaNet takes the time to the MMO we've been waiting for.

The full post with a detailed reason for the delay can be found on their Facebook page.

1 comment:

  1. This really isn't a surprise to anyone with realistic expectations. ANet had plenty of work cut out for them from the feedback of the first BWE, and there’s this little thing called the “space/time continuum” which unfortunately makes it impossible for all of the new programming and bug fixes to be done instaneously. (These are TESTS, not just glorified demos.)

    If they had managed to actually push another build out before the end of May I would have been seriously impressed (and more than a little bit concerned about the health and welfare of the individual employees!)

    Although the fact that these tests are not on a fixed schedule means we’re going to go longer between the 1st and 2nd ones, it also means that as we get closer to launch, and things get a bit more “buttoned down” then they will likely be spaced a bit closer together too.