And they told us in a FAQ
Fans of Guild Wars have been eagerly awaiting the beta for it's sequel. NCSoft showed equal parts commitment to the game and un-commitment to dates when they announced that a 2008 beta for Guild Wars 2 isn't happening.
Although we publically alpha- and beta-tested the original Guild Wars while it was still in early development, with Guild Wars 2 we will commence beta testing closer to the game's release. With that in mind, we will not start beta testing in 2008 as we had originally planned. Guild Wars 2 is a very large and ambitious game, and Guild Wars players rightfully have very high expectations of its quality. We want players to be absolutely blown away by the game the first time they experience it.
If they deny us a beta in the FAQs, imagine how they must break up with their girlfriends!
For the full Guild Wars 2 FAQ, check the Guild Wars website.
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