Notice that they said "before the next one" in the first paragraph, that means we'd still at least get 1 more BWE which makes that the 3rd.
Also in the past Anet said that they will announce 1 month prior to actual release, AND that many retail stores are putting up their own "release date" (including the 26th one we heard), which are purely speculation, not coming from them at all
haha Awesome sauce man. Glad you got in the beta event, tried but was too late lol. Anyways, game starts 3 days early for the deluxe/collectors editions, otherwise it's in the 26th. As for Ign, if it allows space, search up Just Logic. Till then.
Oh and if even you are willing to try it out, let me know or a guy named ZechsIII on sdgo cuz me and him are in the same guild and we can help you out so you can understand it more. Just a warning, this game is addicting the more you get into it, esp the PvP.
The video about the Ranger using a fire patch to make fire arrow is just an effect added to GW2 and to create a strategy using environment, that is the major change between GW1 and 2. Otherwise, the effect is the same as what I explained on the Ranger/Elementalist.