The final Guild Wars 2 beta weekend is approaching like an onrushing Charr, so now is a reasonable time for Arenanet to reveal a few more bits of information about the ‘World vs World’ multiplayer mode. According to aon their site, the WvW in the previous beta weekend had its fair share of problems and bugs that the team will be looking to fix for this upcoming event.
Obviously, this will still be a beta so issues should be expected, but the developer states that matchmaking should work a lot more smoothly now.
When the game launches in August, WvW matches will “initially use the 24-hour match format until world populations settle down a bit”. As soon as worlds begin to match up with other worlds of similar strength, this will switch to a two week duration cycle. In WvW players from three different servers do battle in ‘the Mists’, providing the opportunity for open-world combat between hundreds of people.
In order to maximise the number of people involved in each WvW event, the final beta weekend will reduce the number of servers being used. According to Arenanet’s lead server programmer, this is because “Quite frankly, we made too many worlds for [beta weekend 2] just because we could and not because we should”.
A long list of the servers that’ll be up can be read below:
|NA Servers||EU Servers|
|Anvil Rock||Abaddon’s Mouth [DE]|
|Blackgate||Augury Rock [FR]|
|Borlis Pass||Aurora Glade|
|Fort Aspenwood||Elona Reach [DE]|
|Gate of Madness||Far Shiverpeaks|
|Henge of Denravi||Fissure of Woe|
|Isle of Janthir||Fort Ranik [FR]|
|Sanctum of Rall||Jade Sea [FR]|
|Sea of Sorrows||Kodash [DE]|
|Sorrow’s Furnace||Lakeside County|
|Stormbluff Isle||Piken Square|
|Tarnished Coast||Ring of Fire|
|Yak’s Bend||Riverside [DE]|
|Ruins of Surmia|