Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns beta FAQ clears the air

    
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Guild Wars 2’s beta test for the Heart of Thorns expansion is one of the hottest tickets in town this spring. Because of this, there’s a crush of people looking to get into it and some confusion over the details.

That’s why it’s helpful that ArenaNet has posted a 15-point FAQ to clear the air on all of the beta test details. The studio said that future beta tests haven’t been announced, and as such, accepted players can’t create characters until those tests begin. When the test does occur, players are free to blab about it as there will be no NDA.

So how can you assure yourself a spot in the next round of beta testing? The team outlines two important steps to making this happen: “We selected a small number of testers for the first round from our newsletter subscribers. Our next test will use this method as well as the ‘Portal to the Heart of Maguuma,’ an in-game item which has a chance to drop from enemies in Dry Top and the Silverwastes. Players who find this item and are signed up for our mailing list are guaranteed a spot in the next closed beta test!”

[Source: Beta FAQ]
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Craywulf
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Craywulf

BryanCole Just because you didn’t get a drop, doesn’t mean RNG is horrible. Its not like these beta keys are suppose to be common drops…..they are rare. So calling it horrible is unjustified. I am not calling you out, but pointing this out to all the RNG complainers. Just because a player “grinds” these two zones for 12 hours straight doesn’t mean the RNG warrant success. There are probably players who grinded for 25 minutes and got a beta key. 

People need to respect the rare RNG mechanic when it comes to high value rewards. It is what is, but it ain’t horrible to the winners.

Nordavind
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Nordavind

BryanCole I am a newbie (level 80), so I’ve never been in this part of the game before. I looked up how to get to said places, and ran through some zones to get to to them. Both were disappointing. I was expecting something like the rest of the game, play wise. And the way one had to move through the zones was just BLEH.

BryanCole
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BryanCole

Spent most of yesterday grinding for this.  Not one portal dropped.  I’m done.  The 2 zones one can get this drop in are ok for awhile, but I found myself wanting to do other stuff like PVP or anything BUT those 2 zones.  So at this point, I’m resolved to not getting into the beta due to the horrible RNG and drop rate of this “beta” flag.

Akami
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Akami

Dystopiq My friend and I had yesterday off.  We ground for 9 straight hours, neither of us got a drop.

Dystopiq
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Dystopiq

I’m off the next two days. Time to get my grind on.

Siphaed
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Siphaed

That image of Eire fighting off Sylvari while Logan saves Zojja from the crashing ship is just so amazing.