Right now is a great time to be a Guild Wars 2 fan, with more info having been released today, thanks to dev chats on both reddit and an IRC chat.
Among the bits of info that got out during those chats were some more information about the Mesmer reveal (like the differences between clones and phantasms – clones are mainly just for distractions, for example), an amusing Mesmer elite skill that turns an enemy into a moa bird, WvW info (500 people on a map at a time!)…and an answer to possibly one of the most burning questions that people have been asking for years.
When is the beta going to start?!
Well, we have an answer. Closed beta starts on December 16th…which is this Friday.
Now, don’t let this get your hopes up! Participants will be selected by the studio, and there will be no public application for this phase of the beta. So do not trust any sites that you see that are advertising beta signups, as they are scams.
Still, closed beta starting means that we’re that much closer to the game releasing. It’s still quite some time off, but this little bit of news makes that end of the tunnel just that much closer.
More from the reddit chat can be found here on Guild Wars Insider.