Tomorrow night, headstart is here.
It feels so weird, to think that in just over 24 hours, many of us will be logging into the game and creating characters that will not be wiped after a few days. That the servers aren’t going to go offline Sunday night.
Tomorrow, the game starts for real, and everything is for keeps.
Headstart officially begins at midnight PDT, in 27 hours. However, ArenaNet has said that they will bring the servers online as much as three hours early, which means we could be logging in 24 hours from now.
There are a few things that people should do before tomorrow night, though, to make sure that they’re ready!
- Update your Guild Wars 2 client! I cannot stress this one enough. There have been many updates recently, so don’t wait until the last minute to update your client – do it early and do it often!
- Figure out what server you want to play on! Sadly, guesting will not be in at launch, but there will be free server transfers available for a time. Still, it’s best to coordinate your server plans with your friends and, if you have one, your guild.
- Make sure you have sustenance. I’m not going to lie, I’m going to be playing a lot. So are most people, I’m sure. Just don’t get so wrapped up in playing that you forget to eat or drink! Sleep and showering are also things to remember to do.
I’d also recommend figuring out your race/profession combos for your characters before tomorrow night, as well as their names. Also try and come up with some backup names in case the ones you want are already taken. That way you don’t have to waste time trying to come up with another name if you can’t take the one you had originally wanted.
As for my plans, my guild, I Can Outtweet a Centaur! will have Jade Quarry as our home world and that’s where I’ll be playing. Once guesting is up I’ll probably hop all over though, as I have a lot of friends that are going to other servers. I’ve got my characters alll set. I’ve already got gems for my extra character slot. I’ve got snacks and the like for tomorrow night.