The Final Countdown (The Email)

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The Final Countdown (The Email)

Postby Lightfeather » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:41 pm

I got this email and I heard the song of the same name in my head the whole time I was reading it:

The Final Countdown—Guild Wars 2 Launch Times

August 28th, 2012—the day Guild Wars 2 launches—is fast approaching. Everyone here at ArenaNet is anxiously counting the days right along with every Guild Wars 2 fan. As you may have seen, we host a countdown timer on the front page of our official website.

The information below will give you specific details about times and dates based on whether you pre-purchased, pre-ordered, or are picking up a copy of the game on release day. For those players who have not pre-purchased or pre-ordered the game, Guild Wars 2 will officially launch at 0:00 AM Pacific time (GMT -7:00) on August 28th.

* Pre-Purchase with 3-Day Headstart: Everyone who pre-purchased Guild Wars 2 will enjoy three full days of Headstart Access. The three-day Headstart Access will officially begin at 0:00 AM Pacific time (GMT -7:00) on August 25th. However, please note that in order to ensure we’re fully prepared for that fateful hour we may bring servers online up to 3 hours prior. If you’re a player committed to getting in first to grab that character name of your dreams you’ll want to be keeping an eye on things during that time period.

* Pre-Order with 1-Day Headstart: Those who pre-ordered Guild Wars 2 will be able to participate in one day of Headstart Access. The one-day Headstart Access will begin at 0:00 AM Pacific time (GMT -7:00) on August 27th. NOTE - Pre-Order code registration is now enabled.

Download the Client today: If you’ve registered your pre-purchase or pre-order and created your Guild Wars 2 account you can go to account management today and download the client. Be sure to update the client periodically to minimize your download at launch. We look forward to seeing you in-game very soon!
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Re: The Final Countdown (The Email)

Postby PopnFresh » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:26 pm

Gmail filtered it as spam, so clearly Arenanet is really just a bunch of gold farmers
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Re: The Final Countdown (The Email)

Postby Feaduin » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:31 pm

Had to wait on hold with Gamestop CS forever but I finally talked to someone who emailed me the code. The registration process was wonky as hell when I followed the CS's instructions so I went off script a little and it seemed to work. Downloading the client now (finally) and we'll find out in a few days if it worked at all.
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Re: The Final Countdown (The Email)

Postby Mentu » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:10 am

So pumped. My stream set up is running, they put out the process on how to get your HoM items, and I played for a while last night the last stress test. I can barely wait these last 36 hours. [or 39]

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Re: The Final Countdown (The Email)

Postby Mentu » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:29 pm

23 - 26 hours to go!

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Re: The Final Countdown (The Email)

Postby Sord » Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:09 am

It is almost like Christmas. I want to get to bed so I can just sleep through the biggest portion of the day and wake up in order to start camping the log in. It would be nice to get some toons made before having to go in to work again. I got a few names I'd like to try to snag if I can.
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Re: The Final Countdown (The Email)

Postby Feaduin » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:15 am

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/AyggY_R3jU8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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Re: The Final Countdown (The Email)

Postby Sidonia » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:14 pm

I still don't know what I want to play as a "main" for PvE purposes. O_o Or what race.. or anything... EQORJ#WQ()H #$@RH #@(R H#@(R #@Q(

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Re: The Final Countdown (The Email)

Postby Rocketdog » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:17 pm

I knew someone would post the song....damn thing's been in my head for days...

but that's cool. ;)
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Re: The Final Countdown (The Email)

Postby SectsDryve » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:30 pm


Here is a better version.
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/Pw8sNoodIDk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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Re: The Final Countdown (The Email)

Postby Zeyk » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:28 pm

Making EDT folks stay up until 3am is asinine.

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Re: The Final Countdown (The Email)

Postby Sord » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:30 pm

Might not be 3am! Could potentially be in as little as 30 mins from now (9pm pacific)
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Re: The Final Countdown (The Email)

Postby Kiawah » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:58 pm

It's supposed to come up at 12 EST (3 hours early from the official launch)


Which is in 2 minutes!! gogogogogo

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Re: The Final Countdown (The Email)

Postby Kiawah » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:01 pm

Im in!!!

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Re: The Final Countdown (The Email)

Postby Bree » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:21 pm

in also...

Qiara Elementalist
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Re: The Final Countdown (The Email)

Postby Rocketdog » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:43 pm

I got my first four commonly used names below
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Re: The Final Countdown (The Email)

Postby Zeyk » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:06 pm

Visions of Anarchy Online with the rubber banding and lag + roll back after crash.

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Re: The Final Countdown (The Email)

Postby Mentu » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:54 pm

I went crazy

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Also. Mentu for now, but I have Dudebro and Alaine too.

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Re: The Final Countdown (The Email)

Postby Sord » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:36 am

Zeyk wrote:Visions of Anarchy Online with the rubber banding and lag + roll back after crash.


Oh god.

Yeah, parts of Wayfarer foothills were pretty shitty. A massive group of people kept popping in and out of existence. I did one event where a boss spawned at the end and it looked like there were about 15 of us shooting at him while he was up against the wall. He slowly died and when he did, about 30 people phased in around his corpse.

I didn't really expect anything different. A lot of these low level events are going to be massive zergs for the first few days. It will be better a week or two in. I wonder how the lag was for PvP. Lag was only really noticable outside with the zerg. In town it wasn't bad at all.

I tried to get the names Malice, Theory and Thorias. All three were taken and I logged in about as fast as you could without using a script. Alas. I did get Atma Weapon for my engineer though and of course Prisoner Seventeen for my sexy norn.
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Re: The Final Countdown (The Email)

Postby Kiawah » Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:55 am

I ended up getting the names:
Cahoot - actively playing,
Sagacity,
Awesome O,
Fun Shine,
Unicode

Play was smooth last night, minus the getting stuck in cities issues. Woke up extra early to play, but the login servers are down :(

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Re: The Final Countdown (The Email)

Postby Marcallo » Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:55 am

I wonder if that's my issue with getting on. It's trying to update but keeps resetting. Hopefully they'll have it sorted out by the time I can actually play for a few hours.
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...and I'll look down, and whisper "no."

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Re: The Final Countdown (The Email)

Postby Rocketdog » Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:22 am

@ Mentu. You got me beat already. I only spent $20 on dyes :P
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Re: The Final Countdown (The Email)

Postby Lightfeather » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:30 pm

I got Feather, Lightfeather, Nicolina and a couple other names that I'll probably delete for better options later. @Mentu are the dyes character bound or account bound? (Please say account bound!)
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Re: The Final Countdown (The Email)

Postby Sord » Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:52 pm

They are per character, Nicole :(
Bye space sword!

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Re: The Final Countdown (The Email)

Postby Lightfeather » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:57 pm

That's... really poopy. I was thinking of deleting my character because I saw a mistake I made during creation, but I've already added a bunch of dyes to her. I guess I'll just have to learn to live with the flaws she was "born" with because I'm not going to lose dyes for a little virtual plastic surgery.
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