Guild Wars 2 trial period has been extended to October 6

Thursday, 3rd October 2013 14:51 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The Guild Wars 2 trial period has been extended to October 6, ArenaNet has announced. Originally scheduled to run September 27 through today, now you have more time to run around Tyria before decided whether to purchase the game or not. The free trial period is open to all players in North America and Europe, and you can register here. The sale on the game will also be extended through October 8.



  1. GrimRita

    The lack of players shows now in WvW – the huge mobs have gone. Shame but like all the recent batch of MMOs, the format has become stale

    #1 1 year ago
  2. dizzygear

    Why is this game not on Steam?

    #2 1 year ago
  3. TheWulf


    This is why I’m excited about Everquest Next, and how they’re doing all they can to marry a sandbox with a themepark approach. I think that’s going to work a lot better, honestly. Landmark is the most clever thing I’ve seen in the MMO space in the last decade.

    That’s the thing with EQ Next, I’m not excited about it looking good, I’m more bewitched by how clever it is. It’s a very modern MMO as it takes more from Minecraft than anything else for its Landmark aspect. The Landmark part won’t even have combat, it’ll be more about building and testing out new stuff.

    So people will be building things in Landmark and they’ll be ending up in Next. Even if Next doesn’t end up working for me, I’ll still have an experience where I’m running around as an awesome looking kitty person building awesome ancient temples and things. I’m okay with this.

    I think SOE has finally figured out where to go next.

    I’m still sad about GW2 though because I did think it was fun to play. I loved the jumping puzzles and the dynamic events. It’s just that the world wasn’t fun to explore, at all, and the writing was damned awful. I stuck it out for a bit but then I just got out.

    The clever thing about Next, though? Unlike GW2, the game’s audience could improve upon the game’s world design. If we see something missing, we could propose it.

    I don’t know, doing parkour over the land, looking for places that look dead and empty and filling them with neat stuff is more exciting to me than any other MMO prospect right now. So that’s what I’m looking forward to. Still, if anyone hasn’t checked out GW2 yet, I’d advise giving it a whirld, but just be wary that the bad writing and horrible world design will force you away eventually.

    It’s just funny that EQN seems to have set out to fix one of the biggest problems I have with MMOs. I just hope they keep the good parts, though it’s seeming like they are, what with the lack of levels and all, and how it’s sounding very Secret Worldy.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. TheWulf


    NCsoft don’t want to lose a cut of gem sales to Valve, I imagine. Similar reason as to why EA games aren’t on Steam.

    #4 1 year ago

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