Originally Posted by Murlocke
One beta weekend per month until release. Expect it to be May 25th - 27th. It doesn't make much sense for them to do it any sooner since they want to get as much done before the next beta as possible while still keeping their promise of one per month.
I will sadly probably skip it, since i'll be hooked on D3, and playing a game that will just be wiped at the end of the weekend is kind of annoying. I played this one for 30+ hours, now I know i'll love it, and that's good enough for me.
I am in the same boat about having Diablo 3 + the BWE2 being pretty much at the same time. However, although I really like Diablo 3 I also really love Guild Wars 2. So I'll have to take that weekend off from Diablo 3.
I wonder when the actual release will occur. With a global launch of a game this large it'll take around a month for them to ship the retail game boxes out for distribution after it goes gold. I'm guessing July / August for the release. However, they might surprise us all with an earlier release. The game is pretty much done, just needs some optimization, tweaks, and to finalize the other two races. Nothing really game changing though.