expanshalone

Expanshalones are standalone expansions, expansions for which a base game is not required (but not because it’s been bundled with said base game). Classic Guild Wars is particularly well-known for this campaign-style update.

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...

Skyforge’s Aelion Day anniversary event asks players to fulfill prophecies for rewards

Why would players challenge themselves to fulfill a prophecy? To face a destiny ordained on paper? Is it fame? Glory? Redemption? In Skyforge,...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Speculating on Guild Wars 2’s Cantha expansion features

I never thought I’d be saying this with a straight face, but yes, Guild Wars 2 is finally going to Cantha! This...

The Game Archaeologist: The legacy of Guild Wars

Last week on The Game Archaeologist, we examined the exciting beginnings of Guild Wars, thanks to a trio of ex-Blizzard developers who...
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The Game Archaeologist: The rise of Guild Wars

In early 2005, World of Warcraft mania was rising exponentially, month over month. But even as Blizzard's MMO juggernaut barreled toward its full...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of Fallout 76’s musical score

Last week, composer Inon Zur took to Twitter to celebrate a big moment: "Dear Friends, Fallout 76 has been nominated for Best Original...

Guild Wars 1 fan remake posts trailer with Gwen’s flute, Prince Rurik, and plenty of river scale

Fans of the original Guild Wars might remember that this past spring we reported on an amateur game designer named Jomo who...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Speculation on Guild Wars 2’s gods and dragons

Let's just note upfront that this edition of Flameseeker Chronicles will have lots of Guild Wars 2 spoilers, including but not limited to the recent Living World S3E6 War Eternal. Also, wild speculation that may well be completely wrong. You have been warned!

Massively Overthinking: Super wrong snap judgments of MMORPGs

The year was 2004, and the month was May. My guild was growing increasingly frustrated with Star Wars Galaxies' slow development pace, so...

Destiny 2 outlines quality of life adjustments coming in Update 2.2.1

The weekly Destiny 2 report from Bungie is once again full of details for what's coming down the pipeline for the multiplayer shooter....

Flameseeker Chronicles: Stories Guild Wars 2 could tell without dragons

Thus far, Guild Wars 2’s story has revolved largely around the six elder dragons. The base game’s personal story crescendoed...

Guild Wars 2’s next living world episode, A Star To Guide Us, launches September 18 – here’s the trailer

It's a bit weird for this to be coming out on a not-Tuesday, but who cares, we'll take it: ArenaNet just dropped the...

Guild Wars 2 turns six with a new video and infographic – and a huge nostalgic tease

It's birthday day for Guild Wars 2, which means a recappy infographic and trailer, but don't think it's just about looking back: In...

Digital Extremes’ retro permadeath MMO Survived By has entered closed beta

Digital Extremes has officially launched Survived By into closed beta today, accompanied by a hefty patch including a new 10-man raid, hardmode...

Blade and Soul crushes summer boredom with its Celestial Dawn patch

Aww, don't be sad, weird little old man with long pierced bunny rabbit ears! I know you're feeling left without purpose, now that you're...

Blade and Soul throws the kitchen sink into next week’s patch

You know it's a really good and meaty content patch when a studio can get more than two blog posts out of it.

Blade and Soul rounds out its Nightfall Sanctuary raid

What MMORPG actually releases a fully-fleshed out raid in this day and age? You have to milk that content drip by drip, giving players...

Destiny 2 hints at fall expansion, wastes players’ time with glitched strike drops

The future of Destiny 2 will be revealed next week, as Bungie takes the stage on June 5th at noon EST to...
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Exit light, enter Blade & Soul’s Eternal Night update

Today is May 9th. And that is a wonderful, marvelous day if you happen to be a Blade & Soul fan, because it's...

Blade & Soul delays its Eternal Night update deeper into May

Blade & Soul players are going to have to chew on a bit of a sour grape today, as NCsoft announced that it...

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