Guild Wars 2’s expansion reveal set for August 1

Finally!

Live on the Guild Wars 2 website is a teaser for the game’s second expansion, to be formally revealed a week from today at noon on ArenaNet’s Twitch channel.

So fiery. So crystally. Oh hell, we already had a crapton of spoilers. What’s a few more?

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Source: Official site. Thanks, Vollmond!
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Thomas

I’m hopeful that the new expansion will:

— Be accessible to GW2 players who chose to skip HoT altogether
— Return to a gameplay style more in keeping with the original GW2 release (and away from the fiasco that was HoT)

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Arktouros

I guess.

Lets see if they don’t fuck it up like they did with Heart of Thorns.

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Xephyr

I for one am super stoked about this, I’m nearing 7000 hours invested in this game and I can see myself going for another 7000 if they hit the nail on the head this expansion.

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April-Rain

I am really looking forward to this, GW2 is my mmo of choice atm

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Thomas Zervogiannis

Also looking forward to this. For me GW2 was always the “themepark done right”. Even though I am currently burnt out after 3.5k+ hours sunk into the game and moving out of the themepark sub-genre, I will get the expansion and play it for a while, just to check out how these guys are doing and to support a game and a company that gave me so many hours of immense fun.

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Leviathonlx

Hopefully they show they’ve learned from the many mistakes HoT made like Blizzard did with Legion when compared with WoD.

I want to really like GW2 in part just because I love the charr and Anet and Blizzard are the only companies that know how to create beast races but also because I love the setting but the gameplay needs to be there too.

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Danny Smith

I’ll check out the announcement but my expectations are kind of apathetic at best. I want to love the world of GW2 but the design choices over time just dont do it for me.

Not that an expansion cant totally change that of course, persistent changing games and all that.

So i’ll be hopeful but i don’t expect to be wowed.

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SeedEve

Even though I didn’t read the leaks, the ending of this season and the reveal of the next expansion is a bit underwhelming.

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Terren Bruce

Super HYPED. I’ve avoided most of the leaks except the reallllly old ones from last year. So next week will be very exciting!

While HoT’s did have a shakey start, ANet has really found their footing in Living World Season 3 and all the foundation they set up in HoT’s is paying off now. They’re in a really good place in my opinion to really knock it out of the park with expansion 2.

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Matthäus Wey

Let’s hope they get it right this time. I hope we’ll never see an era like HoT or WoD (for WoW players) again. Some engine adjustments would be really neat too if I think about it.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Its funny how GW2 was once my most anticipated MMO and now of all MMO expansions I care the least about GW2’s next one

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Sally Bowls

I tried to sign up for the mailing list but I have yet to get confirmation.

I did notice the line “Please check your spam folder, or add guildwars2@ncsoft.com to your address book” I was expecting that would be from arenanet not ncsoft.

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Giannis Papadopoulos

I just hope they will add a way to skip the first expansion..

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Randy Ward

Exactly, I stopped playing the game shortly after hitting HOT.

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Serrenity

Me too – I feel kind of crappy saying it, but I was super pumped for HoT and the Chronomancer — then I started playing through the new zones and got so frustrated with not being able to do anything by myself, zones were nightmarish for me to navigate so I quit and I haven’t really gone back. Between the game design of HoT and the “lol raid or gtfo lol” mentality that Anet has adopted, it left a bad taste in my mouth that I haven’t been able to get rid of.

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Terren Bruce

I expect you will be able to by just going to your story journal and clicking “Begin expansion 2 story”.

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BalsBigBrother

Looking forward to seeing what they will do with this one and I hope they learned their lessons from the previous expansion.

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Anastasis Kontostergios

HYPE!

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Jeff

Nothing will out hype the MMO manifesto. Arenanet proved that you can Bullshit gamers and they will forgive anything.

This is why we can’t have good games.

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AoC

Whoa, that’s real soon.

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Greaterdivinity

Man, I watched that spoilerific trailer and…didn’t get anything spoiled because I hadn’t the foggiest clue what was going on. I’ll call that a win.

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McGuffn

Even if you knew what was going on I don’t think you’d be spoiled by it.

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Randy Ward

I wonder how many people will never make it to the 2nd expansion because the 1st one made the game an un-enjoyable mess.

Yangers
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Yangers

It’s ok now.

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IgnisGray

GW2 occupies a really unique space in my MMO experience because there’s no other game really like it and my first big chunk of time playing it was downright blissful, but as time went on the game seemed to feel… aimless, I guess.

I really want a reason to install and play it and enjoy it. I hope ArenaNet sat down for some thinking with this upcoming expac.

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Diskonekted

Your comment sums up my exact experience with GW2. I really enjoyed it when it launched but over the next few months it couldn’t hold me.

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Serrenity

Same here – I can’t place what it is because by all rights, I should love the game. Classes are fun, sylvari are probably my favorite fantasy race ever, art style is awesome, quest-less design, etc.

But I play for like a week and get to the point of — “meh, what’s the point?” Maybe it’s the lack of ability to progress beyond a relatively low point. and I don’t mean vertical progression either – there are lots of ways to incentivize horizontal progression that the game just doesn’t seem to offer.

I dunno, maybe I’m a curmudgeon about the game because I can’t get as invested in it as I want.

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TomTurtle

Haha poor Bree. I know you’ve been worried about it for a while. Looking forward to any thoughts on the podcast you have about it all when more details come forward.

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drelkag

Smoothly enough.

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Yangers

Yeah, what was that random voice over at the end? O.o

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