“We will be conducting a brief stress test for Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire on Thursday, August 31st, beginning at 2:00 PM Pacific time (-7 GMT). Anyone with a Guild Wars 2 account is welcome to participate. To join the stress test, please log in to your Guild Wars 2 game account, create a new ‘Demo’ character on the character selection screen, and head into the Crystal Oasis. Play as you normally would play, but because this is a stress test, be prepared for possible in-game performance issues as the testing takes place.”
There are no additional goodies for participation, ArenaNet’s Gaile Gray notes, nor will progress made on the demo characters count. “They hope to enable the elite specs,” she writes, and if she’s right, it’ll be the first time we’ve been able to play the new specs outside of PvP.