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.

Skyforge turns six years old this week as the Aelion Day celebrations begin

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My.games' Skyforge is having a big birthday this week: It's officially six years old, which means it's time once again for Aelion Day. Players...

Destiny 2 discusses adjustments to armor mod vendors and certain weapon perks coming in Season 14

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The informational run-up to Season 14 of Destiny 2 rolls on in Bungie's latest weekly newsletter, calling out a couple of specific adjustments to...

Destiny 2 outlines the return of Grandmaster Nightfalls and upcoming Stasis PvP adjustments

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The next couple of weeks in Destiny 2 are going to be interesting, depending on players' point of view or preferred activity. The latest...

One Shots: Your eye is at stake!

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What did you get for the holidays? If it was anything other than a weapon to fight super mutants in the post-apocalyptic wasteland, then...

Warframe jumps onto the Epic Game Store with a free weapon bundle

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Warframe can't be stopped. We all know this. We've all seen the prophecies that show us how the popular shooter will spread to all...
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Massively Overthinking: Jumping the shark in MMOs

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I'm sure those few people out there still bearing a grudge over the Rune-keeper would disagree with me, but one of the things that...

Destiny 2 expands its Season of Arrivals as a result of the Beyond Light expansion delay

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Since Destiny 2's upcoming Beyond Light expansion has been pushed back into November, reason would perhaps stand that the ongoing Season of Arrivals would...
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Storyboard: Making fights matter in MMOs (and in roleplay)

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You know what's fascinating about the original Guild Wars release, later redubbed as Guild Wars: Prophecies? The Prince Rurik fight works. Yes, these are spoilers for a...

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

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

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

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Why would players challenge themselves to fulfill a prophecy? To face a destiny ordained on paper? Is it fame? Glory? Redemption? In Skyforge, it's...
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Flameseeker Chronicles: Speculating on Guild Wars 2’s Cantha expansion features

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

The Game Archaeologist: The legacy of Guild Wars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Destiny 2 outlines quality of life adjustments coming in Update 2.2.1

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

Flameseeker Chronicles: Stories Guild Wars 2 could tell without dragons

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

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

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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 trailer...

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