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

Massively Overthinking: Do MMO betas rob you of launch joy?

I use to think of betas as being unpaid labor for video game companies, but maybe I've been going about it all wrong.

NCsoft Q3 2019: Another flat financial quarter as NCsoft pumps money into NCWest

Given the strange financial quarters that Blizzard, Funcom, Square-Enix, and Nexon had, you're surely wondering how NCsoft fared. And the answer...

Guild Wars 2 details Whisper in the Dark’s Essence Manipulation mastery track mechanics

Gonna be honest, I am really excited to see this dev blog that went up on the Guild Wars 2 website today, not...

Guild Wars 2 has lost yet another developer, this time to Bungie

Even if you disregard the poor community reception of some of ArenaNet's recent initiatives, it's been a rough couple of months for Guild...

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,...

Check out the trailer for next week’s Guild Wars 2 episode, Whisper in the Dark

Next week is poised to be a big one for Guild Wars 2, as the first full episode of the current Icebrood Saga...

One Shots: Earth, water, fire, air… and heart!

We all know that a great and terrible power is summoned when you gather together the elements of earth, water, fire, air, and heart....

Massively Uplifting: Gamers and studios raise millions for Extra Life and other charities

Had enough of the tricks of October? How about some treats now that we're in November! Generous donations #forthekids were collected by gamers and...

Fight or Kite: PvP games to play if you’re still boycotting Blizzard

The past couple of weeks in the land of Blizzard have made for a wild ride. Some of us have extremely strong feelings and...

Guild Wars 2’s next episode launches November 19 as console rumors resurface

For those who maybe weren't watching every second of Guild Wars 2's Twitch channel during ArenaNet's Extra Life charity stream on Friday...

One Shots: This picture will make you hear sounds

There are some pictures that, when viewed, will instantly trigger sounds in your head. I cannot view any screenshot of lightsabers, for example, without...

Guild Wars 2 kicks off new Icebrood Saga promotion with… Quiznos?

If last summer's Guild Wars 2 bubble tea promotion didn't do it for you - and it didn't do it for...

The Stream Team: Mad kings and bunny bounces in Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 isn't all about Mad Kings and other creepy things this Halloween. No, there is also a bunny bounce! And you just...

Massively Overthinking: The problem with MMO ‘dailies’

Longtime MOP Patron and friend of the site Avaera recently posed us an intriguing questions about daily login rewards in MMORPGs. "Recently my game of choice,...
Minnesota is hard done by here.

The Daily Grind: Would you pay a sub to play Guild Wars 2?

Hear me out - not trolling here. I've been thinking about this all week, ever since the uproar over the pricing for Guild...

Guild Wars 2’s analytics boss on why he hates having to create a ‘fun score’ for games

We all know that what's fun is pretty subjective, but it's the job of folks like ArenaNet's John Hopson to produce a "fun score"...

Guild Wars 2 fans are super unhappy about yesterday’s build template patch

Yesterday, we covered the release of Guild Wars 2's build template system, which had already come under fire from players grumpy...

Guild Wars 2’s build and equipment templates are live – and the extras are not cheap

You know how when a video game studio is about to do something unpopular, like charge a lot of money for a thing, and...

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...

Developers from World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, and Final Fantasy XIV talk about raid design

Raids. You either find them to be the apex of MMORPG content and challenge, or liken them as the source of community gatekeeping and...

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