During the summer before the launch of Guild Wars 2, ArenaNet gave GW players the ability to reserve names for the upcoming release. While many players have indeed laid claim to those handles since then there are still a ton of highly desired names that are currently unavailable yet not in use. Thousands of Guild Wars 2 players have been waiting for these names to be unlocked since the day the game launched. Tomorrow, November 8th, they’ll finally get their wish.
ArenaNet has announced that all unused names that were reserved over the summer will be released from the reserve for current Guild Wars 2 players to use. Players who want a specific name are advised to open up a new character slot tomorrow to claim the name they want. All reserved handles will be removed from the reserve around 2pm Pacific time.
The official blog post concerning reserve names reads:
We know that a lot of you have been waiting for character names that are currently reserved through Guild Wars. As we said earlier this year, we wanted to keep name reservation active until our support team worked through the initial rush of support tickets after launch day. We’ve got good news: That time has arrived and all reserved names will be released next week, November 8th, at 2:00 PM PST (23:00 CET). If you have a character name reserved from Guild Wars and haven’t gotten around to making that character in Guild Wars 2, this is the time to do so. If you’ve been waiting for a reserved name, your wait is almost over!
Thanks to our support team for working so hard to help our community members and bring us to this point.
That entry was posted on November 1st. Players who reserved names by July 31st have been waiting nearly 3 months to gain access to them. It took ArenaNet slightly longer than expected to release them but at least they’re on the way. GW2 players running with handles they didn’t really want will be glad to hear this news and seize the moment come tomorrow.