As I drove toward Las Vegas on Friday night I cursed my luck. Of all the weekends my SO’s friend could pick to get married! Why this one?! Why my first, precious weekend in Guild Wars 2?!
I was thankful I got in about six hours of play time on Friday and figured that would be that. But no! When I dragged my tired behind in the front door, after a four hour drive that turned into six, I was greeted with a tweet from ArenaNet announcing an end of beta finale happening that night! With only two hours left of server uptime I launched myself at the computer and was happily reunited with the ranger I left behind on Friday.
I spent an hour running around leveling up my longbow skills, a weapon I had purchased right before logging out on Friday, and then made my way into a nearby town to wait for the event.
The video below shows what happened to me during the finale event but there were a few monsters I didn’t get to kill, like the white rabbit. Most people I know who were at that particular mob said their FPS looked more like a slideshow. I personally lucked out when it came to FPS and lag. I had a significant drop in performance when everyone was casting at once but nothing that made the game unplayable. I did have some lag issues on Friday however, and I’m looking forward to seeing what fixes ArenaNet has in store for the next beta weekend!
But enough words about my feelings. Enjoy some finale event action!