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

Working As Intended: The hits and misses of our 2023 MMO predictions

We've been offering up an MMO predictions list for Massively Overthinking for years upon years now as our writers and readers prognosticate on the...

Vague Patch Notes: Waiting for the MMORPG endings that are never coming

It took some real courage for Naoki Yoshida to get up and announce that Final Fantasy XIV was ending. After an enormously successful run,...
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End-of-year Eleven: The healthiest live MMOs at the end of 2023

When it comes to making a judgment call about the "healthiest" MMORPGs on the market at any given time, there are always plenty of...

The Stream Team: Operation killing for Kryptis trust in Guild Wars 2

Now that Massively OP's MJ is exploring Guild Wars 2's Nayos, she finds the Kryptis' area very beautiful. But of course, she's not on...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offered the best PvE experience in 2023?

It makes me genuinely happy that this morning's Daily Grind is contentious and has no right answer because we have so many MMOs that...

One Shots: Fishing for a compliment

When life's moving a little too fast in your MMORPG, maybe it's time to take a break, dig out the ol' rod-and-reel, and pluck...

The Stream Team: Peitha’s plan of resistance in Guild Wars 2

After chit-chatting with everyone last week, Massively OP's MJ learned that Peitha wanted help from her and the Ward to fight against Eparch, the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 447: MMO hackers, headstarts, and proliferations

Justin and Bree discuss the hackings of Ethyrial and Fractured, Palia's beta update, City of Titan's test launch, World of Warcraft's paid expansion headstart, and Guild Wars 2's weapon proliferation beta, with adventures in Project Gorgon, LOTRO, Fallout 76, and WoW.

Guild Wars 2’s weapon proliferation beta has begun as ArenaNet ungates SOTO for alts

It's weapon proliferation day in Guild Wars 2! OK, OK, it's the "Expanded Weapon Proficiency Beta," otherwise known as your first chance to try...

The Daily Grind: What was the most important innovation in MMOs in 2023?

It's weird to think about, but I don't really think MMORPGs are particularly innovative. Maybe they never have been. They're always walking a fine...

One Shots: Soft and squishy, yet fierce and determined

If MMORPGs, anime, and children's cartoons have taught me anything -- and really, it's where I get most of my learning these days --...

The Daily Grind: Do you budget your Black Friday MMO and Steam purchases?

So here we are at the dawn of another Black Friday, and in spite of the fact that I really hate the FOMO nature...

Massively Uplifting: MMO gratitude, goodness, and giving, from Elder Scrolls Online to Guild Wars 2

Today is a big day for your belly! If you celebrate Thanksgiving, chances are you'll have/have had a table overflowing with delectable dishes today...

Guild Wars 2 Necromancers are finally getting swords, Anet kicks off experience boost event

Guild Wars 2's ninth and final weapon reveal - the sword for the Necromancer - rolled out amidst a bunch of other announcements last...

The Stream Team: Time for a talk in Guild Wars 2’s Secrets of the Obscure

Massively OP's MJ was surprised to face and defeat Peitha's brother after finding Isgarren (she thought the search would take longer), but not as...

One Shots: Lightning strikes twice

When you see lightning on the horizon, it may be time to seek shelter, brew a favorite hot beverage, and settle in for a...

Guild Wars 2 unveils the Guardian’s ‘bullets of justice’ and delays some WvW restructuring plans

It's not every day that you see a tanky MMO class run around with pistols, but that's the sort of fun lunacy that's coming...

Guild Wars 2 teases shortbow Engineers and their ‘essence-infused arrows’

I have to say, as someone who counts a Holosmith in her top handful of Guild Wars 2 toons, that I couldn't initially see...
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Massively Overthinking: Pervasive old MMO ideas that aren’t really true

A while back, Eliot and I were discussing one of his columns, in which he noted that in the eldest of the elder MMOs,...

Guild Wars 2 introduces the pistol-totin’ Elementalist for testing November 28

Elementalists, your time to pew pew in Guild Wars 2 is finally here, or will be when the weapon proliferation beta goes live on...