Well, the stress test is over and as happens every time I play a bit of GW2, I’ve had a blast! Meeting up with my guildies and playing the fool was just the ticket and certainly relieves the accumulated “stress” waiting for the game to launch.
I didn’t notice any particular changes from the previous BWE so I guess they have been optimizing the game and fixing bugs, which is a very good thing. I only crashed about three times, which was to be expected it being a stress test and all, but otherwise the game ran as smooth as silk. I dabbled in the jumping puzzle in the Eternal Battlegrounds, but didn’t manage to get to the end because we were warped back to Lion’s Arch, presumably because they were fixing and tweaking the maps.
After that it was muck around in Lion’s Arch, jump off the diving board and continue to explore Rata Sum……..and it was while in Rata Sum, close to the end of the stress test that I got a pleasant surprise. Check out the picture below and see for yourselves!
Will we have another stress test I wonder? Who knows, I doubt we’ll have another BWE, but I’m not complaining. At this point I’d rather play the full game than play for a little while and then have my character deleted……I want to continue to have fun!