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Guild Wars 2 Servers for African Continent

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We hereby call on all gamers in Africa looking forward to playing Guild Wars 2 to please read this petition and support this initiative. This is a petition to request ArenaNet and/or their publisher NCSoft to provide Africa with local servers for their upcoming MMORPG called Guild Wars 2 that are to be hosted in South Africa. As a general rule it is good practice for a business to expand their offerings to new markets The game features large scale combat in WvWvW where 3 servers/worlds are pitted against each other in a 2 week long battle with hundreds of players playing against each other at the same time, and also includes organized PvP for Clans and Guild looking to enter some serious competition as well as a fully persistent world. Those features and the improvements in the graphics engine of the game will be detrimental to our enjoyment of the game since the original Guild Wars game we get an average ping of 300 - 500 ms delay. The upgraded graphics and sheer scale would most likely make the game unplayable for our community at large. Therefore we request ArenaNet and/or NCSoft to give attention to our plea and make contact with one of the many fine ISP's in South Africa to negotiate the terms of setting up a server in South Africa at the Data Centres in Johannesburg and/or Cape Town. Thank you to those who have signed the petition so far. As for those with the attitude that this petition simply won't be enough; please sign it anyway. There is no harm in trying for change and taking less than a minute to do so, regardless if it works or not. I would say the petition to bring local servers to South Africa for Guild Wars 2 is of great concern to all who wish to enjoy this game fully. Also note to those who believe the cost is too great, that's not the case at all. The price of dedicated servers has dropped significantly over the past years, and is more affordable than ever before. A huge game publisher such as NCSoft can afford such a luxury. Now go sign the petition!

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