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

Guild Wars 2 will resurrect the Festival of the Four Winds once again next week

ArenaNet announced today that as expected, the Festival of the Four Winds event will return to Guild Wars 2 next week...

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...

The Daily Grind: Are there any MMO zones that you absolutely hate to leave?

Last week, in the comments of Tyler's Soapbox about Lord of the Rings MMOs, a few commenters were discussing LOTRO's version of...

Leaderboard: Would you wear MMO clothes that look like armor in real life?

Last week, ArenaNet dropped a bizarre tweet: It's collaborating with an apparel company on Guild Wars 2-themed clothes. And I don't mean t-shirts...

One Shots: Playing favorites

Oh sure, we all say that we're impartial and we love all our alts the same... but admit it, there is one race that...
Secrets?

Vague Patch Notes: Datamining, leaks, unforced errors, and messaging

So now that Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers has been released, basically everyone playing the game has completely forgotten that the expansion actually prompted...

Desert Oasis: Taking a swing with Black Desert’s Tamer and her bō staff

When I first started playing Black Desert, it was because I wanted to play a Dark Knight. From her animations, armors, and that...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 229: Adventures in Albion Online

Justin, Samon, and Bree discuss Daybreak, the new LOTR MMO Amazon is co-developing, EVE Online's comms blackout, Caravan Stories, and City of Heroes, with a sponsored segment on Albion Online's Percival update.

One Shots: How to lose a staring contest

I suppose we all need to accept the new reality, which is that we're only starting to see the tsunami of Final Fantasy...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO suffers the most from powercreep?

Last month, an MOP reader named Swifty replied to our Daily Grind about the last MMO he'd quit by calling out EverQuest...

Guild Wars 2 brings back the World Boss Rush and a Halloween in July sale

There's no big patch in Guild Wars 2 today, but it looks as if ArenaNet has its eye on an event starting next...

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...

Massively Overthinking: Do you even *like* MMO expansions?

This seems like an absurd question on its face, right? MMO players are supposed to like MMO expansions. They're progress. They're content. They're fresh...

The Stream Team: Celebrating with fireworks in Guild Wars 2’s Dragon Bash

It's a bit of a holiday in the states, full of fireworks and explosions (hopefully of just more fireworks!). Massively OP's MJ will be...
Weapon of Dogwhistles.

Guild Wars 2 offers players the chance to vote on the next competitive weapon set

Are you eager to name the new competitive weapon set in Guild Wars 2? Hey, you, wait a minute. The people designing...

Massively Overthinking: Always be achievin’ (in MMOs)

A while back, my husband and I were idly chatting about MMO achievements. Neither one of us is much of an achievement hunter, or...

Shake things up with Guild Wars 2’s skill-swapping Core Swap WvW event

ArenaNet will be bringing a touch of Highlander influence to Guild Wars 2's world-vs-world PvP battles at the beginning of July with...

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...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the most satisfying ‘massively’ content?

A while back, I saw a great thread on the MMORPG subreddit about "massive team PvP." The writer was looking specifically for games...

Massively Overthinking: The worst MMO cash shop trickery

Last week, games psychologist Jamie Madigan tweeted an underrated comment about how psychological tricks used in restaurant menu design are also found in...

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