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ArenaNet surprised by massive number of gamers who've pre-purchased Guild Wars 2

The best problem a developer can possibly have is when too many people want to play their game. As it stands, ArenaNet is facing that problem: they opened the Guild Wars 2 beta to anyone who had pre-purchased the game, and now they can’t handle the massive number of players they have.

Company president Mike O’Brien phrased it quite positively, noting that the number of people who bought its game “far exceeded the expectations, and that it had to temporarily disable pre-purchases.”

Keeping that in mind, the studio will host a stress test today from 11am to 6pm PDT. It is open to anyone who has pre-purchased the game.