Beta For The Win!
Prepare your family for your disappearance.
Friday June 8 to Sunday June 10 will be the next Guild Wars 2 BWE and if you haven’t managed to pre-purchase yet — or want to win a chance for an unfortunate friend — we’re going to give you a shot to take part anyway.
More on that in the show — yes, I’m a tease.
Chris Whiteside let us know that the next BWE will feature some shiny improvements based on the previous beta testing. Good job all. Better party cohesion through the overflow system, improved performance and lots of other fun enhancements await us.
But, no Sylvari or Asura.
Will we get to see these enigmatic races before launch?
Eric Flannum dropped a bomb in a recent interview: WvW mini-dungeons. Setting up traps and fighting the opposition in pursuit of treasure? Yes, please.
Could there be mobs and bosses included in these dungeons? Could this be a very cool way to introduce guild competitiveness in WvW? The opportunities are vast.
Structured PvP will be getting tournaments and even WvW tournaments are being considered for after launch. How on earth would a WvW tournament work? We ponder the possibilities.
All four maps for structured PvP will be based on point capture mechanics. Are you disappointed there isn’t a completely different mechanic-based map? Or does the variety shown between Kyhlo and Niflhel show that there can be enduring gameplay differences between the maps at launch?
Add in your probing viewer questions and we have a lot to cover. Joining your host Gary Gannon are Massively‘s Richie “Bogotter” Procopio and Elisabeth Cardy, along with GAMEBREAKER’s Scott Hawkes for this week’s GuildCast.