This is good news. Unless you subbed up for the 12 month trial and got your guaranteed beta invite and does make me wonder how many of us who want to test the PTR have 2nd accounts to enable this. Hopefully enough s the PTR isn’t too under subscribed that it last for more than the typical will last for 4-6 weeks.
This means that we can guess potential dates for the Pandacraft pre-patch of August 14/21/28 and using the usual 2 weeks between the pre-patch and expansion launch means we will all be “rolling” on our Pandas on Aug 28/Sept 4/Sept 11.
However, with Guild Wars 2 out on August 28th I don’t think Blizzard will be cruel enough to go on that date and I’m not sure they will be prepared to launch on Sept 11 either because of the place that date has in the hearts of America. So my money is on September 4th, although that will upset me greatly as I doubt I will be able to get the time off work because I am on Olympic cover until September 9th So I’m actually hoping for Sept 18th or later.