guild wars 2

Official Site: Guild Wars 2
Studio: ArenaNet/NCsoft
Launch Date: August 28, 2012
Genre: Fantasy Hybrid Themepark
Business Model: Hybrid B2P (Cash Shop, No Sub, Paid Expansions)
Platform: PC

The Stream Team: Starting the long journey towards Elementalist mastery in Guild Wars 2

Normally, MOP's MJ is the Guild Wars 2 streamer supreme, but this time around, MOP's Chris is going to be starting off a journey...

Guild Wars 2 tweaks its latest balance patch: ‘The team wants to make it right’

Given all the fuss and fizzle over Guild Wars 2's balance patch this week, you might be surprised to see that ArenaNet has actually...

Massively Overthinking: Is MMO class balance achievable – or even desirable?

This past week, a chunk of the endgame-focused Guild Wars 2 community was up in arms over the profession balance update and the perception...

The Stream Team: Looking Back in Guild Wars 2

Just because the main plot of End of Dragons has ended in Guild Wars 2 doesn't mean that the story is over! In fact,...

Guild Wars 2 adds emboldened raids, more rewarding strikes, and contentious balance changes in today’s update

The latest update for Guild Wars 2 has been rumbling forth with all of the noise of a herd of buffalo on the strength...

Guild Wars 2 team vows ‘better context’ for controversial class changes following death threats

Ideally, an MMO patch day should be filled with delight and exploration. Sometimes, however, there's a sense of dread, especially when the developers start...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best looting system in an MMO?

I've had looting on the brain lately for several reasons. For starters, I spent some time working with my son earlier this year helping...

One Shots: You don’t belong here

Oh man. Oh boy. You've stumbled into the wrong fantasy tavern, bub, and now you're in for it. Everyone's looking at you. Knives are...

Guild Wars 2 shares June 28 balance adjustments and WvW update progress

The future of Guild Wars 2 is being shared by the devs of ArenaNet as the team peers into crystal balls, casts bones carved...

These are the online gaming companies supporting reproductive choice and healthcare for workers

When news of the impending overturn of Roe v. Wade in the United first leaked in early May, so few games companies spoke up...

Massively Overthinking: The second big five MMOs

So here in the MMORPG genre, we've been working under the assumption for the last few years that the "big five" MMOs that dominate...

Guild Wars 2 previews better strike mission rewards, class tweaks, and a new system for raid accessibility

ArenaNet just dropped a fresh studio update and a state of the game blog for Guild Wars 2, featuring check-ins from Game Director Josh...

The Stream Team: More smashing and bashing Guild Wars 2 dragons

Having finished up End of Dragons, it's only fitting that Massively OP's MJ celebrates by participating in Guild Wars 2's Dragon Bash event. After...

Guild Wars 2 discuss the development of Marjory and Kasmeer in honor of Pride

Guild Wars 2 has a stellar track record when it comes to narrative and representation, so it only makes sense that to commemorate Pride...

The Stream Team: Wrapping up End of Dragons and Guild Wars 2

After fighting off the whole gambit of dragons in Guild Wars 2 (again!), Massively OP's MJ has only a few loose ends to tie...

Tamriel Infinium: Big-name voice actors you didn’t know were in Elder Scrolls Online

When Elder Scrolls Online players dived into the High Isle expansion this past week, among the many new delights was the addition of Billy...

How a typo snowballed into the creation of a Guild Wars 2 in-game romance novelist

Inspiration can strike anywhere. A random thought, a vague plan, or maybe even a twist of fate can sometimes transform into a new character...

One Shots: Wait, when did you get your mech pilot license?

As we cruise into this week's One Shots exhibition, Scott brings up a good point about the weirdness of jumping into the seat of...

The Daily Grind: Should more MMOs include a ‘comeback’ system from defeat?

We've seen this in so many action movies and television shows: Our hero is on the razor's edge of defeat, only to employ a...

The Daily Grind: Should MMOs make more effort to corral likeminded gamers?

I've mentioned before that my husband has been playing a lot of Destiny 2 lately (fillin' the ol' Overwatch void), and it's led to...