Fret not, MMO fans – Guild Wars 2 is still on the way. Details so far about the game have been hazy-at-best, but nonetheless the MMO will have a beta this Spring, with the game to follow in 2012. The beta will be press only at first, but then will switch to a selective public offering (just like TOR).
Considering that by the developer’s own admission Guild Wars 1 was not an MMO (but a heavily instanced CORPG), I’m pretty excited for their second effort, which seems to be more of a complete, non-instanced experience; once again without monthly fees. Will Guild Wars 2 and Mists of Pandaria take a significant chunk out of TOR’s userbase? Tune in sometime this Fall/Winter to find out!