arenanet

Seattle-based studio responsible for Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2.

Guild Wars 2’s build and equipment templates are live – and the extras are not cheap

You know how when a video game studio is about to do something unpopular, like charge a lot of money for a thing, and...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Quality-of-life upgrades Guild Wars 2 still needs

Today, ArenaNet is finally launching the long-awaited build and gear template features in Guild Wars 2. While it has brought with it...

Developers from World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, and Final Fantasy XIV talk about raid design

Raids. You either find them to be the apex of MMORPG content and challenge, or liken them as the source of community gatekeeping and...

The MOP Up: The Division 2 places the Pentagon under siege

A pair of new narrative missions are coming soon to The Division 2, tasking players with liberating the Pentagon and exploring the DARPA...

One Shots: Deceptions or desserts

It's that time of year again when strange little MMO players put on clever disguises, thrust their inventories at developers, and shout, "Deceptions or...

Guild Wars 2 addresses build templates and third-party programs in light of ‘collected feedback’

Ever since ArenaNet's announcement that it's finally adding proper build templates to Guild Wars 2, the community, or at least the highly...

Miniature Desert Oasis: Hands-on with the upcoming Black Desert Mobile

Five years ago, if you'd asked me about any mobile game, I wouldn't have even considered it a real game. I'd have considered it...

No, Guild Wars 2 is not banning people using ArcDPS

Since the beginning of October, there's been a growing hum in the Guild Wars 2 community over the incoming build and equipment swapping...

The Daily Grind: What unique character skills do you wish would show up in more MMOs?

I've been thinking about classic Guild Wars a bit lately. My Ritualist was my favorite character over there, and while I probably logged...

One Shots: Masks and shadows

Around this time of year, if you're not wearing a mask and skulking about in the darker places of online games, well then, you're...

The Daily Grind: Do you play MMOs for the fashion wars?

Whether you call it "fashion wars" as in Guild Wars 2 or "space barbie" as in Star Trek Online or "dolly dress-up"...

Massively Overthinking: Are you boycotting Blizzard?

Tyler's piece this week about the Blizzard he loved being dead actually brought tears to my eyes. It hurts to lose a game...

Jukebox Heroes: Exploring World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth’s patch music

One of my favorite modern trends of MMORPGs is that studios are no longer saving the entirety of a soundtrack for the base game or expansion releases. Oh sure, those usually get a great album push -- especially if it's one of the bigger games -- but for a while now, many studios have also been releasing new music on a steady basis with significant content patches.
It knows you sinned.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 242: And then Blizzard said, ‘Hold my beer’

Justin, Bree, and Eliot discuss the Blizzard boytcott and fiasco, the Daybreak layoffs, Shroud of the Avatar's sell-off, the Guild Wars 2 hacker piece, and a few happier stories too.

Guild Wars 2’s Shadow of the Mad King has returned once again through November 5

It's Halloween time in Guild Wars 2 as of today, as Shadows of the Mad King has returned as promised. The gameworld...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Is it time for Guild Wars 3?

Earlier this month, ArenaNet announced that President Mike O’Brien, former game director on both the original Guild Wars and Guild Wars...

One Shots: Bring me a shrubbery!

When has something as mundane and nondescript as a bush ever been a helpful hero? And when have we ever featured a MapleStory...
Let us pray.

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs you’ve wanted to quit, but you couldn’t?

Very few of us are in a situation wherein large men are perched behind us claiming that something horrible will happen to our loved...

Global Chat: One MMO gamer is trying to finish Fallen Earth before it’s gone

When you know that your beloved MMORPG is about to be shut down, what do you do? If you're the blog 24 Hours...

Guild Wars 2 studio ArenaNet chased the 2016 Gaile Gray account hacker all the way to Germany – and lost

Back in 2016, MassivelyOP covered an odd story about the Guild Wars franchise and a hack that seemingly involved the account of then-ArenaNet...

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