Fans of Guild Wars
have been waiting for well over two years for Guild Wars 2
, ever since ArenaNet
fired up the hype machine in a big way back in March of 2007
announced Guild Wars 2
and Eye of the North
at the same time, and anticipated that the beta for GW2
would arrive in the second half of 2008.
Since the announcement, the Guild Wars
player base has become intimately familiar with various versions of the phrases "We haven't released that information" and "TBA"
, punctuated occasionally with new information
While the bits of information given here and there add up to something relatively substantial
, fans are still asking the big question: When? Obviously the planned 2008 beta didn't happen, and now fans will have to wait a bit longer.
CEO Jaeho Lee referred to GW2
and Blade and Soul
in a recent conference call
with investors: "I believe there will be certain public events in the year 2010... at least a closed beta test for those titles. Commercialisation will be expected, at this point, probably some time in the year 2011."
At least fans have plenty of time and motivation to finish filling their Hall of Monuments
. Silence and delays aside, when Guild Wars 2
finally arrives, most
fans trust ArenaNet to give them something well worth the wait.