The first public beta for Guild Wars 2 starts this Friday and I am, it is fair to say, rather bloody excited. Time differences mean that it won’t start in the UK until about 8pm GMT but I don’t hold out much hope of getting online then** so it will have to be Saturday before I can finally breathe the air of Tyria in the game that’s currently haunting my every waking (and sleeping) hour. Still I’ll be busy with family duties most of Saturday so it’ll be the evening before I can log in again but then after that I plan to spend as much of Sunday as possible fighting the good fight against the Centaurs and bandits assailing Divinity’s Reach. The time difference also means that the beta won’t finish here until sometime on Monday but I can’t get the time off work (not without leaving my colleagues in the lurch and that’s not my style) so I’ll have to make do with a late Sunday night until the next beta sometime next month. Oh to be a journo paid to stay there throughout the whole thing. Sigh.
Still, no matter how little time I get in this beta, I’ll have a great time playing a human guardian with my lad. You see I’ve been sharing my passion for this game with my family but so far the only one interested in my six year old son and he’s almost as eager as I am to get playing
This week can not go fast enough…
* Not really but I’ll take anything right in lieu of a release date
** Unless Arenanet’s plans for over-load servers are put into place and work. Fingers crossed!