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

One Shots: Your moment of zen

When life -- and even gaming -- gets too hectic, where do you retreat to in order to find some peace and quiet? We...

Massively Overthinking: Showing up vs. showing off in MMOs

Last week's Daily Grind about ambient sociability got a lot of MMO gamers talking about that desire to have people around, even if...

NCsoft 4Q 2018 financials: Mobile made almost twice as much as all NCsoft’s other MMOs combined

NCsoft's financials for the final quarter of 2018 are in, and it wasn't the greatest report the South Korean gaming giant has ever...

The Daily Grind: Is there an MMO or other online title you won’t let your kids play?

So it happened last week: My kid told me I was mean because I wouldn't let him play Fortnite when all his friends...

Classic Guild Wars just got another quality-of-life update and new Complete Collection edition

Although often overshadowed by its more modern little brother, ArenaNet's classic MMO Guild Wars is still trucking along in maintenance mode,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 207: Bunny girls throughout Eorzea

Justin and Bree discuss Final Fantasy XIV, Guild Wars 2, Legends of Aria, RuneScape, Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, and Warframe, with mailbag topics on MMO endgames and battle royale modes in MMOs.

One Shots: Time for the chicken dance

Ever found yourself suddenly in the midst of a surreal and even hilarious experience in your MMORPG? Delightful surprises is the theme of this...

The top winner of this year’s Guild Wars 2 Friend/Ships contest is getting a trip to Gamescom 2019

Fancy a free trip to this year's Gamescom in Cologne, Germany? Then you're gonna want to take stock of ArenaNet's latest Guild Wars...

Guild Wars 2 compensates those suspended unjustly in 2018 spyware cheater purge thanks to victim’s GDPR sleuthing

Last April, the Guild Wars 2 community was shaken by the news that over 1500 players had been suspended from the game after...

Guild Wars 2 drops new short story about Rytlock following up All or Nothing

Remember a couple of years ago when Guild Wars 2's narrative team introduced a lore series about the bespectackled Asura Vikki and...

Guild Wars 2’s Tournament of Legends and new player-built DX12 addon

The world of Tyria is filled with legends, and next month, Guild Wars 2 players will get the opportunity to fight for a...

Global Chat: When MMOs fail to communicate

Roger over at Contains Moderate Peril addresses a point that I've been saying for years now: Many MMOs skew to information overload when...

Perfect Ten: The worst MMORPG expansions of all time

A great MMO expansion brings so much to the table: fresh excitement for a game, new classes, innovative features, expanded vistas, additional races, and...

Guild Wars 2 rings in the year of the boar with its Lunar New Year festival

The Lunar New Year is just around the corner, and for the peoples of Tyria, that means it's time for Guild Wars 2's...
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Guild Wars 2 developers discuss the big dramatic ending of the latest Living World episode

Who likes big surprises in video game stories? All right, now who likes having those big dramatic moments spoiled ahead of time? If the...

The Stream Team: Going on Guild Wars 2 adventures

Now that Massively OP's MJ finally has her bunny mount, she can hop into more adventure in Guild Wars 2. And it's adventure time!...

The MOP Up: WildStar suffers another indignity

Miss WildStar? Well at least there's the soundtrack to listen to on various sites, right? Nope! Apparently NCsoft pulled the acclaimed score...

Project Horseshoe’s design papers confirm decades of MMORPG lessons

Not everyone involved in game design is trying to squeeze every last penny out of you. Yes, a lot of them are, but many...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 204: SpatialOS spasms

Justin and Bree discuss the Unity vs. SpatialOS showdown, the Destiny 2 Activision split and investigation, Elite's massive event, big updates for Guild Wars 2, FFXIV, and LOTRO, plus our adventures in ESO, LOTRO, SWG, and DDO, and reader mail on games that don't click with you, the MMOs we'd like to see built, and video game eyeballs.

Interview: Astellia’s western team on pay-to-win, themeparks, and dodging early access and battle royale

Yesterday we covered the news that South Korean born MMORPG Astellia is heading westward in 2019, with its holy trinity classes, solid PvE...

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