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Guild Wars 2 makes Whisper in the Dark free this week while the community creates an anthology of hopeful stories

While this free episodic stuff was brought up by us near the end of April, consider this your gentle reminder that Guild...
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Vague Patch Notes: What causes the preponderance of disconnected MMO endgames?

Yesterday, I wrote a whole column about how WildStar had some really great stuff in it. I did not mention its endgame at...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 270: Words of Warcraft

Justin and Bree discuss Age of Conan, Defiance, World of Warcraft, Elder Scrolls Online, Guild Wars 2, and COVID-19 delays, with adventures in SWG Legends, LOTRO, and Fallout 76, and mailbag topics on Blizzard and freeform character building.

Guild Wars 2’s No Quarter episode launches May 26 with new map and mastery

This won't come as a huge surprise, since we already knew Guild Wars 2's next living story Icebrood Saga episode is called No...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMO to play if you’re totally broke?

A while back I saw an interesting thread on the Guild Wars 2 Reddit, in which the player was asking whether he was...

Global Chat: Suffering through Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box

Guild Wars 2 fans have developed a cult following around the seasonal Super Adventure Box, but as much as some love it, others have...

One Shots: Day of the Cats

As the reluctant owner of a slightly deranged cat, I have nightmares of when felines grow into towering, snide monstrosities and roam the planet...

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs do you let your own kids play?

A while back, in the long long ago when we could still talk to humans in person, I was chatting with the mom of...

COVID-19 roundup: Rockstar and Jagex help save the UK’s National Videogame Museum and more

COVID-19 is still very much a thing in most of our staff's and readers' lives, and it's still very much impacting the games industry. A...

Guild Wars 2’s next living story episode, No Quarter, will launch without voice acting thanks to the pandemic

While business is booming for online games during this pandemic-related quarantine, story-centric MMORPGs seem to be having trouble getting specific types of work done...

Perfect Ten: Underappreciated Guild Wars 2 features

Guild Wars 2 is not a perfect game, but then again, no MMORPG is. I've had a pull-and-push relationship with the game since...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 269: Pre-Searing parties

Chris, Justin, and Bree discuss Guild Wars 1, Lord of the Rings Online, Dungeons and Dragons Online, Funcom's Dune, World of Warcraft, and Star Citizen, with adventures in Fallout 76, FFXIV, Torchlight III, Star Stable, AQ3D, Villagers & Heroes, plus mailbag topics on the state of thes site, the cost of MMOs, Astellia Online, and MMO crafting.

PSA: Guild Wars 2 puts Path of Fire on sale, grants free cape, living story episodes, and XP boost

If you've been sitting around during quarantine wishing ArenaNet would put Guild Wars 2 on sale so you could jump in or pick...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Reviewing ArenaNet’s Complete Art of Guild Wars 20th anniversary edition book

Talk long enough to Guild Wars fans about their favorite franchise, and chances are that sooner or later, they will start gushing about...

One Shots: There are many thrones, but this one is mine

In most of our real homes, the only throne we have does unspeakable double duty and isn't something we'd show off to visitors. But...

Classic Guild Wars RPG Maker fan project releases ‘feature complete’ version

About a year ago, we covered a wholesome fan project to rebuild Classic Guild Wars with RPG Maker, and now it's back...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 268: Second chances in the apocalypse

Justin, Bree, and Colin discuss Phantasy Star Online 2, Fallout 76, Holly Longdale's move to Blizzard, WoW Classic, WoW, Star Trek Online, with adventures in LOTRO, Elder Scrolls Online, City of Heroes, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on FFXIV's dungeon problem, favorite MMO group roles, and specific gamer types as warning signs for games.

The Stream Team: Glitches in Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box

It's time for more Super Adventure Box fun! Guild Wars 2's event is back, and this year it has includes some glitches. (No, Massively...

Classic Guild Wars is turning 15 years old with a party, new gear, and a Guild Wars 2 gift

Let's talk about Guild Wars - classic Guild Wars, that is, one of the most beloved MMOs among veterans in our genre, assuming...

Global Chat: That moment when you realize you chose the wrong MMO class

Have you ever gotten deep into a character's journey in an MMO -- and gradually realized that you'd picked the wrong class for you...

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