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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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

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

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