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: 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...

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

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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 fact,...

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

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

Blade and Soul crushes summer boredom with its Celestial Dawn patch

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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

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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...

Blade and Soul rounds out its Nightfall Sanctuary raid

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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

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The future of Destiny 2 will be revealed next week, as Bungie takes the stage on June 5th at noon EST to talk about...
GIANT ROBOT

Exit light, enter Blade & Soul’s Eternal Night update

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

Blade & Soul delays its Eternal Night update deeper into May

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

Destiny 2 team revises its update roadmap

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No development plan survives first contact with the community, and Bungie freely admits that its previous Destiny 2 roadmap was subject to change at...
EXPLOSIONS! Overpowering.

Destiny 2 empowers players to set Nightfall strike challenge levels, prototypes raid features

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Destiny 2's Nightfall strikes are in the wings, waiting for their turn to receive some love and adjustments. This should happen soon, as Bungie...

ArenaNet donates $3500 to Guild Wars fan whose game copy survived a deadly housefire

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Howasabout another feel-good story? Let's do it! This one comes from Kotaku, which covered a large donation Guild Wars 2 studio ArenaNet recently made...

Jukebox Heroes: Guild Wars 2 Path of Fire’s soundtrack

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I feel comfortable in saying that I hold the Guild Wars franchise's soundtrack in high regard. There's excellent music across the board from a...

Life is Feudal’s Nightfall trailer is properly creepy for Halloween

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We're down to the wire on new Halloween celebrations in MMOs; indeed, some of them are already over thanks to patch schedules! But that's...

Global Chat: The MMO community’s Guild Wars 2 Path of Fire impressions

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It is kind of impossible to stroll around the MMO blogging community as of late and not trip and fall into a pool of...

Working As Intended: The best and worst of Guild Wars 2 Path of Fire (so far)

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I've spent a chunk of the last week moving through the first part of Guild Wars 2's Path of Fire, finishing up the Crystal...
Flowering.

Choose My Adventure: Into the desert of Guild Wars 2

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My first week of playing Guild Wars 2 again was interesting, in no small part because it's rare for my playtime to be so...
No, this one... this one's certain.

Perfect Ten: The 10 tiers of MMORPG lore

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In which we discuss varying levels of MMO lore effort and Eliot admits he doesn't remember the names of Pac-Man's ghosties.

Guild Wars 2 on how Path of Fire is the most ‘complex’ story ANet’s done

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Even if you're a Guild Wars lore fan whose favorite word is "Cantha," it's likely that you've lost a bit of the story along...

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