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Guild Wars 2: ‘Upgrading to DirectX11 is the first step toward being able to do more shiny things’

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If the Revenant, Warrior, and Elementalist aren't your Cup of Light-Roasted Coffee, then next week's Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons beta round might...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPGs have you played most excessively?

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I saw a fun thread on Reddit a while back I thought would be fun to pitch to our community too. The question asked...

Guild Wars 2’s sixth End of Dragons elite spec is the Elementalist’s Catalyst

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ArenaNet has just unveiled its sixth End of Dragons elite spec for Guild Wars 2, the third this week: It's the hammer-wielding Elementalist known...

Perfect Ten: Shapeshifting classes in MMOs

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After my wife and I saw an X-Men movie a while back, we got into a discussion about what mutant power we'd pick for...

Guild Wars 2 just revealed End of Dragons’ Warrior elite spec, the Bladesworn

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In just a week, ArenaNet is throwing open the doors of its second Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons elite spec beta, during which...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Everything we learned about Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons’ fishing and skiffs

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Fishing is one of those weirdly ubiquitous RPG systems. Nobody picks an MMO based on how good its fishing skill is, and nobody complains...

Guild Wars 2’s next End of Dragons elite spec reveal is the Revenant’s Vindicator

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ArenaNet has officially taken the wraps off the Guild Wars 2 Vindicator this morning - that's the End of Dragons elite spec for the...

The Soapbox: Single-player open worlds will never equal those of MMORPGs

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These days it seems like sprawling open worlds are becoming an ever more popular choice for single-player games, from the newer Assassin's Creed titles...

Guild Wars 2 outlines testing phases for world restructuring and future plans for WvW

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Back in February the devs at ArenaNet outlined plans for a WvW overhaul in Guild Wars 2, starting with a world restructuring system that...

Guild Wars 2 details End of Dragons’ fishing and boat mechanics and masteries

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Ever since ArenaNet announced that fishing - and its companion fishing boats, skiffs - would be a major feature of End of Dragons, Guild...

Guild Wars 2’s Path of Fire and Heart of Thorns expansion bundle is half off through Amazon right now

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A few weeks back on the MOP Podcast, I suggested to our listeners that if they were thinking about getting into Guild Wars 2...

So is The Matrix Resurrections making you want a Matrix Online resurrection?

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Just two years ago, we all learned that the Matrix movie franchise was getting another entry, complete with one of the original directors and...

Massively Overthinking: Overcoming barriers-to-exit in MMOs

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About a thousand years ago, I wrote an article on Old Massively called "but I already have that game" about barriers-to-exit: the difficulty of...

Guild Wars 2: I’m a lich, I’m a lich, oh the lich is back… as this week’s Living World freebie

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While longtime Guild Wars 2 veterans are looking ahead to the DirectX 11 beta and next End of Dragons elite spec beta events coming...

Global Chat: World of Warcraft’s kick in the pants, Guild Wars 2’s choice paralysis

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What happens when an MMORPG gets a big kick in the pants from both critical lashings and a company-wide scandal? It may actually get...
La la la.

Battle Bards Episode 200: Battle Bards Bicentennial!

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Can you believe it? The Battle Bards have hit 200 amazing episodes! Join Steff, Syl, and Syp as they take a victory lap around...

Guild Wars 2 teases its next elite spec as leaked filenames provide clues for new class weapons

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ArenaNet is ready to keep on drumming up the hype for further Guild Wars 2 elite specs, starting with the newest teaser image featuring...

Global Chat: Returning to Guild Wars 2

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Guild Wars 2's new (old) leadership, uptick in communication, and upcoming expansion have a lot of MMO players returning to the game lately --...
I'll be gone soon.

Massively Overthinking: MMO ideas that were ahead of their time

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I'm gonna say something wild right now: In some ways, CliffyB was ahead of his time. My husband and I came to this realization...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 337: Desperation is a good look on you

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Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2, WoW and the Blizzard scandal, Fallout 76, DokeV and New World at Gamescom, Daybreak, TitanReach, and Into the Echo.

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