By Quinton Miles
More than 400,000 people representing over 140 countries participated in ArenaNet’s [i]Guild War[/i] World Preview, making the event an instant success. The event, which took place from October 28 through 31, was one of many beta tests that let players try the game out.
“The World Preview Event was a great opportunity for people to try out Guild Wars,” said Jeff Strain, Guild Wars producer and ArenaNet co-founder. “We were pleased that so many took advantage of this unique opportunity. If Guild Wars was available for purchase, last weekend’s subscriber numbers would have ranked the game as one of the top three online role playing games operating in North America.”
ArenaNet will roll out another test this weekend, and gamers who preorder the game will guarantee themselves a spot in the beta.