Guild Wars 2 News Recap
By Shannon Doyle (Leliah), OnRPG Journalist
Because there was so much news today and a lot of Guild Wars 2 news I decided to split them up. So if you’re looking for the regular Shotgun News go here. For anyone looking for a ton of news on Guild Wars 2 keep reading.
For anyone who didn’t take part in the headstart of Guild Wars 2 today is the day you have been waiting for. The game is officially live! The launch has had a series of minor issues but the fans seem to remain optimistic despite them all.
400,000 players took part in the headstart weekend. And it was announced that over 1 million copies were pre-sold. This doesn’t include day one purchases.
Events Around America
To celebrate a day 5 years in the making Arenanet is hosting events in Gamestops around the US. ArenaNet employees will be on hand to sign your Guild Wars 2 memorabilia, they will be giving away t-shirts, posters and and exclusive in game item. This is a first come first serve thing though so arrive early! And last but not least they will be holding a raffle at each location for a Guild Wars 2 Collectors Edition. European players should keep a look out on fansites and press sites for similar prizes. Here is a list of events:
Seattle: September 1, 6:00 – 10:00 PM Pink Ultra Lounge (Pacific Place), 600 Pine St. 4th Floor in Pacific Place, Seattle, WA, 98101.
Austin: September 1, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM GameStop store at 10000 Research Blvd., STE 564, Austin, TX, 78759
Orlando: September 1, 1:00 – 4:00 PM GameStop store (Waterford Lakes Mall), 675 N Alafaya Trl, STE P05, Orlando, FL, 32828
New York: September 1, 1:00 – 4:00 PM GameStop store (Broadway & 85th), 2322 Broadway, New York, NY, 10024
Los Angeles: September 1, 1:00 – 4:00 PM GameStop store GameStop (West Hollywood Gateway), 7100 Santa Monica Blvd. Ste 117, West Hollywood, CA, 90046
Player Memorial on September 5th
A memorial is going to be held on September 5th to remember Roger “Oldroar” Rall, a player for whom the Sanctum of Rall server was named. The event is being hosted by his former guild Gaiscioch. Events will take place on September 5th at 6PM PST at Shaemoor Garrison in Queensdale on Sanctum of Rall. Those who plan to attend are urged to arrive early as Queensdale will fill quickly.