If you bought your account early, you might already be aware of this. Today is officially the first day of “Headstart Access”, and the Arenanet team even launched a few hours earlier than their scheduled time! Unfortunately, if you tried to log in from the EU since nearly the beginning, some places in the US, or anytime now, you’re probably expecting some connectivity issues.
Me, I was able to log in for about an hour starting at 1:45am eastern, but then I decided to log out and log back in at 2:30am because my guild was experiencing some issues. Big mistake. I haven’t been able to log back in since (tried until 3:30, then again at about 7:30, and again now, and still no dice). Honestly, it’s alright – I’m not at all upset about it. I’ve got other stuff I have to get done this weekend – all I really cared about was 1) getting into the server of my choice and 2) nabbing some sweet sweet character names, and I was able to do that (whoever already claimed Encyclopedia Brown, you’d best be careful because Bugs Meany is on your trail, mate).
(just in! I was able to log in as of 11:10am edt)
The best part of all of it was the Twitter posts. Arenanet shut down their forums while all of this went down, for obvious reasons, so the only recourse was to pester them on twitter.
@guildwars2 I just paid 80 bucks to wait an hour on a confirmation email! This is so exciting!Seriously, send my registration info please.
— Mike Rhodes (@Realmikerhodes) August 25, 2012
@guildwars2, remind me why I pre-purchased for early access? Have yet to be able to log on. Very unimpressive.
— Mickey Gomez (@mickeygomez) August 25, 2012
The Guild Wars 2 launcher is nicely designed. Maybe I’ll just review that.
— Andy Kelly (@ultrabrilliant) August 25, 2012
It’s hard to be a gamer, guys.