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For people playing the beta now, is this worthy of a pre-order? I'd like to start into a MMO, and the lack of a monthly fee - without the F2P kind of restrictions on characters - is really enticing. I considered playing Guild Wars 1, but Guild Wars 2 was already announced, so I held off...

This should summarize all rationale:
Arenanet Manifesto

Here's the Yogscast series on their beta experience (from the previous press/closed with NDA-Only beta).

You can skip to the human videos to see what most people reference.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-YKm20rPQY&list=PL2EE83973FE2CC4F2&feature=plcp&context=C4737eddFDvjVQa1PpcFMc28lyYkGpjYFIESresxJlFOGdFqgg3GM=

Keep in mind there is a difference between a pre-order and a pre-purchase. Pre-order is cheap but only allows for a one day headstart on release. Pre-purchase grants 3 days as well as beta access and a relatively weak in game item. All the details and FAQ are on the official website.
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New blog post on the upcoming BWE:

www.arena.net/blog/the-beta-weekend-event-is-coming/
 
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New blog post on the upcoming BWE:
www.arena.net/blog/the-beta-weekend-event-is-coming/

Site is getting hammered. That should really say something about GW2's potential numbers. If a simple blog post about an upcoming beta is crashing their site then I can't imagine how many people are dying for this.

Edit: After refreshing a bunch it finally loaded.

Some points I want to highlight...

"you’ll create your own personalized charr, human, or norn character" - so no sylvari or asura this beta.

I say "this" beta because at the end of the article they say "and we haven’t even included the asura and sylvari in this beta!" suggesting that they will come to future events.

No NDA which we all knew so looks like I'll either be live streaming or FRAPs'ing a lot of it.

Also, Lion's Arch will be available for the first time to beta players! Woooo!
Edited by ShaneS429 - 4/19/12 at 1:14pm
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New blog post on the upcoming BWE:
www.arena.net/blog/the-beta-weekend-event-is-coming/

Can someone quote what it says, at work and arena.net is blocked.
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The blog is down at the moment, but here's the what it says:
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The Beta Weekend Event is Coming!

We’re counting the days until the first public Guild Wars 2 Beta Weekend Event, which begins on Friday, April 27, at noon PDT (GMT-8) and ends on Sunday, April 29, at 11:59 p.m. PDT (GMT-8). Hundreds of thousands of players from around the world will get their first taste of Guild Wars 2—and rest assured, we’ll be playing alongside them!

There are a couple important things you need to know about this Beta Weekend Event:
  • The only way to absolutely guarantee your access to this or any future Beta Weekend Events is to pre-purchase any edition of Guild Wars 2.
  • Customers who have pre-purchased the game will receive an e-mail next week with instructions on how to download the client and participate in the Beta.
  • This is a public event, which means that you’re not bound by a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). So go ahead, feel free to take screenshots, shoot video, blog, tweet, write, or compose a rock opera to share your Guild Wars 2 experience with the world.

Let’s take a look at all the cool stuff you’ll be doing during the Beta Weekend Event.

Choices, Choices – You’ll create your own personalized charr, human, or norn character and pick from our eight powerful professions. Your choice of race is vital to your personal story, and it determines in which of the huge starting areas you begin as well. A noble human mesmer will have a radically different game experience than a charr engineer in the service of the Iron Legion. Fortunately, you can roll more than one character and sample each starting area for yourself!

Worlds Collide – If you want your PvP on an epic scale, look no further than World vs. World, where three teams comprising hundreds of players wage open war across four vast maps. You’ll lay siege to castles, raid supply camps, build devastating weaponry, ambush your foes, and leap into truly massive PvP battles—all for the glory of the server. We’re warning you: WvW is so addictive that you may spend the entire Beta Weekend Event there!

PvP For You and Me – After you’ve gotten your feet wet, put your newfound skills to the test in Guild Wars 2 PvP, where small teams battle for points on a variety of challenging, compact maps. We adjust the level of PvP combatants so that all players are on equal footing. If you’ve got a competitive streak or you like playing first-person shooters online, you owe it to yourself to try out Guild Wars 2 PvP!

I Love L.A. – For the first time ever, we’re opening the metropolis of Lion’s Arch to beta players. Wander the streets of this cosmopolitan trade hub, chat with traders and travelers from every corner of Tyria, hop through one of the many asura gates to points beyond, or discover the famed diving platform at Diverse Ledges. Lion’s Arch is a city like no other!

As you can see, there’s a ton of stuff to do in the upcoming Beta Weekend Event on April 27-29. It’s honestly way more content than one person can experience in 60 hours of playing—and we haven’t even included the asura and sylvari in this beta! Fortunately, this will not be the last Beta Weekend Event before launch—stay tuned for more news regarding the next event.

We’ll see you in-game!

http://www.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/comments/sic0w/arenanet_blog_the_beta_weekend_event_is_coming/c4e9khf
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The Beta Weekend Event is Coming!

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Beat me to it!
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Can't wait to check out Lions Arch, and no Sylvari frown.gif.
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Site is getting hammered. That should really say something about GW2's potential numbers. If a simple blog post about an upcoming beta is crashing their site then I can't imagine how many people are dying for this.
Edit: After refreshing a bunch it finally loaded.
Some points I want to highlight...
"you’ll create your own personalized charr, human, or norn character" - so no sylvari or asura this beta.
I say "this" beta because at the end of the article they say "and we haven’t even included the asura and sylvari in this beta!" suggesting that they will come to future events.
No NDA which we all knew so looks like I'll either be live streaming or FRAPs'ing a lot of it.
Also, Lion's Arch will be available for the first time to beta players! Woooo!

Same here for me took a couple of refreshes.

I knew it! no aura guardian frown.gif

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Can't wait to check out Lions Arch, and no Sylvari frown.gif.

I can't wait to check out LA either man, the transition from the first to the second will be interesting. I did get to see a video of the Temple of ages as well. Really need to complete the "war in kryta" for GW1 so it will fill in where GW2 starts off.
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thabks for posting that, i was busy at work.
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Sucks that all server open at US times, wont be able to play untill 9pm here in Denmark :/
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