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As initially spotted by Guild Wars Insider — and discussed in this week’s GuildcastMartin Kerstein made one of his regular Guild Wars Guru appearances to reveal a remarkable feature of Guild Wars 2: overflow servers.

Many games have suffered with complaints about full servers, particularly at launch. Star Wars: The Old Republic, Aion, and more have felt the wrath of inconvenienced players stuck in server queues — for hours in extreme cases. ArenaNet has an innovative answer to the problem. As Kerstein explained:

When a map or a world you want to log into is at capacity limit, the game will ask you if you want to play on an overflow server – so you can actually play while you are in a queue.

It seems a brilliantly simple solution to gamers’ frustration: carry on playing and take your progression from the overflow server along when a spot opens up on your home community — it also points encouragingly towards ease of general server transfers.

After the beta weekend, the innumerable innovations in GW2 are living up to their billing.

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A veteran MMO player of over 13 years, Scott is a writer, editor and educator with a passion for gaming. He can be found smiling blankly over his guardian in Guild Wars2, lane running in League of Legends, or pulling off audacious headshots in Battlefield 3. Scott is Editor In Chief for ZAM and a regular co-host on GuildCast.
  • http://twitter.com/SoulstitchMMO Soulstitch

    For real though, <3 Arenanet ingenuity. 

  • Odeezee

    this mechanic is TOO PRO. GG ANet!

  • 7BitBrian

    Pure an unadulterated Awesome. Period.

  • http://twitter.com/WaylandX JB

    Its a great idea!

  • http://twitter.com/WadeDMcGinnis Wade D McGinnis

    Game changer

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ivan-Noa/100000016129555 Ivan Noa

    nice