flameseeker chronicles

Flameseeker Chronicles is a Guild Wars 2 column by Tina Lauro and Colin Henry. [Follow this column’s RSS feed]

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s Whisper in the Dark

ArenaNet has just dropped the first full installment of Guild Wars 2's the Icebrood Saga after a strong start with its prologue, and I'm...

Flameseeker Chronicles: The best of Guild Wars 2’s Living World soundtrack

One of my earliest impressions of the Guild Wars franchise, before I even owned it, but had only played it at a friend’s house,...

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 its fair...

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 2, was leaving...

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 employee...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Does Guild Wars 2 release more paid outfits than armor skins?

I’ve noticed a common complaint bouncing around the Guild Wars 2 community, one that I believe to be a myth. Today, I’d like to...

First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s Icebrood Saga prelude, Bound by Blood, now live

It was just two short weeks ago that ArenaNet invited its fans to Seattle for the announcement of the continuation of Guild Wars 2's...

Flameseeker Chronicles: What we saw (and what we didn’t) in Guild Wars 2’s Icebrood Saga announcement event

This past weekend’s announcement of Guild Wars 2’s continuation of the Living World story, entitled The Icebrood Saga, was met with all of the...

Flameseeker Chronicles: What would a mobile Guild Wars 2 look like?

Ever wished Tyria could fit in your pocket? That dream could one day become a reality. A couple of weeks ago, we heard rumblings...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Chairs and other oddities in Guild Wars 2’s cash shop

I love MMO cosmetics, and Guild Wars 2 has a great selection, from armor skins and outfits to gliders to minipets to mount skins....

Flameseeker Chronicles: Why Guild Wars 2 is the ideal starter MMO

When I met my wife, she was a console gamer, but she had never played an MMO. She was interested in giving some of...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2’s Living World is a barrier to entry

I have really liked Guild Wars 2’s story in the last few years. Quite honestly, I wasn’t crazy about a lot of the base...

Flameseeker Chronicles: A guide to Guild Wars 2’s revivified Dragon Bash

Dragon Bash is an event that first ran in Guild Wars 2 in 2013, less than a year after the game launched. It was...

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!

Flameseeker Chronicles: Why Guild Wars 2 has my favorite flying mounts

When Guild Wars 2 announced that the central mechanic of its Path of Fire expansion was going to be mounts, a lot of people...

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s War Eternal

After playing through Guild Wars 2's new Living World episode, War Eternal, which is live today, I am still speechless. This is, in my...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2 needs real housing

There is no shortage of things to do in Guild Wars 2. Wandering around the world and exploring is a joy, and players are...

Flameseeker Chronicles: A PvE carebear’s guide to Guild Wars 2 WvW and the Warclaw

By now, you’ve probably seen this hulking, armored cat bounding around Tyria. No, not my Charr warrior; I mean Guild Wars 2's new Warclaw...

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 with the slaying of...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Fear not this night – there is hope for Guild Wars 2’s future

The last two weeks of February were devastating to the Guild Wars 2 community. Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet announced the layoffs of nearly...