So it's been a monumental few days for the guys and girls at ArenaNet and NCsoft, on Wednesday evening at 6pm GMT the flood gates opened and the much anticipated great Guild Wars 2 beta signup marathon began.
In just 48 short hours the gates were supposed to close (6pm GMT today), at which point the above image was tweeted out, they had reached a whopping 990,152 sign ups. SWTOR as a comparison managed to bag 1.5 million sign ups in the first 2 months they were open.
It must have been agony for the hardworking folks that had been hyping up the beta sign ups for the whole of those 48 hours, to be so close to 1 Million that they could touch it! It was announced that the sign ups would stay open longer, all hell broke out, twitter was on fire with #GW2beta and #GuildWars2 hashtags, facebook went crazy and the Ducksboard site that was hosting the sign up counter fell over.
Just after 7:40pm GMT this evening it was announced that the community had broken the 1 million sign up barrier and that they would now close, the live tracker can still be seen now although it has officially stopped on that most magic of numbers.
Congratulations go out to ArenaNet and NCsoft for this achievement and to the Guild Wars 2 community, bring on the testing!