The Guild Wars 2 pre-purchase program kickoff is right around the corner, followed soon after by the first beta weekend for buyers. Given that a large number of gamers will soon be scampering around the landscapes of Tyria, much of my coverage from the most recent closed beta event will be keeping that in mind.

Throughout the week we’ll take a look at some individual case studies such as solo vs. social PvE gameplay, and the PvP enthusiast perspective. To get things rolling, however, I’ll first take a crack at both familiarizing the larger gaming community with some of the first gameplay constants you’ll encounter in GW2, along with my overall impressions for each.

Be sure to head over to to read: GW2 Beta Impressions - Your First Steps in Tyria.

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016

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Reuben "Sardu" Waters has been writing professionally about the MMOG industry for eight years, and is the current Editor-in-Chief and Director of Development for Ten Ton Hammer.