Arena.Net's Mike O'Brien has penned a new blog article featured on the Guild Wars 2 site. In it, O'Brien speaks about the first closed beta event in which "hundreds of thousands" of players took part. He discusses both the highs and lows of the event and gives a bit of insight into what the team has been doing since.
At the same time, we're also working on server capacity to make sure that we're prepared for the even greater flood of players who will participate in the next Beta. To that end, we've announced a Stress Test on Monday May 14th to test some changes we've implemented. This 7-hour test event, which runs from 11 AM to 6 PM PDT (-7 GMT) is open to all players who have pre-purchased Guild Wars 2. The good news is that we're not wiping characters for this test; we're using the same build that we used in the first Beta Weekend Event, so you'll be able to pick up right where you left off. For more information about the Stress Test, log in to the Beta Forums. Please join us on May 14 if you can.