Just in case you were fixing for a little more Guild Wars 2 ArenaNet stopped by the social media outlets today and announced:
We will be conducting a stress test on Thursday, August 9 from 12:00 Noon PACIFIC Time to 4:00 PM PACIFIC Time.
The stress test is open to anyone who has pre-purchased Guild Wars 2.
We will be actively working on the game during the event, so you might experience connectivity problems or discover features that are not working as designed. Any issues you experience are a result of the rigorous conditions of the stress test, and are in no way representative of the state of the game at launch. By participating in this stress test, you’re helping us make Guild Wars 2 a better game. Thanks for your cooperation—we’ll see you in-game! ~RB2
Characters have not been wiped so you’ll be able to pick up right where you left off.