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: Hey World of Warcraft has housing after all…

This just in, World of Warcraft beat Guild Wars 2 to the punch by instituting the most robust, flexible, and creative housing system ever...

Guild Wars 2 deep-dives Janthir Wilds’ enhanced warclaw mount aka journeykin

August is shaping up to be an interesting month here in MMO land, and a large part of that is the impending release of...

The Stream Team: Hunting the Nuhoch hunting mastery in Guild Wars 2

It figures: Shortly after Massively OP's MJ felt relief for conquering the gliding mastery to continue with Guild Wars 2's Heart of Thorns story,...

Albion Online previews its new journal-themed achievement system, Albion Journal

Are the hardcore PvP fans of Albion Online going to be entranced with a new feature called the Albion Journal? Probably not phrased that...

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs are best at letting you bring the player, not the class?

It was MOP's Eliot who put the ol' canard about bringing the player not the class in my head again recently, thanks to his...
aw hell

Massively Overthinking: How often do you play human MMO characters when you have other choices?

I've been thinking about this question a bit lately, partly owing to Stars Reach and partly to Project Gorgon. Playable Worlds says Stars Reach...

Guild Wars 2’s Janthir Wilds Kodan are basically cute environmentalist bears

Before today, I might've said that nobody loves talking about bears as much as our writers, who keep penning articles about cool MMO bears,...

The Stream Team: Guild Wars 2’s The Predator’s Path

With her mastery XP grind out of the way, Massively OP's MJ is finally set to continue the Heart of Thorns story in Guild...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 475: The Legend of Ralph Lobster

Justin and Bree discuss Raph Koster's Stars Reach, Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail, Daybreak's purchase of Singularity 6 and Palia, Nexon's The First Descendant, and Guild Wars 2's housing, with a mailbag topic on the legend of Ralph Lobster.

The Daily Grind: If you could banish one piece of gear from MMOs, what would it be?

When MMOs were new, the iconic chainmail bikini was a whole damn thing. It was the big joke in the games industry, the idea...

One Shots: Lava picnics and asbestos bikinis

Some days I feel like MMORPGs are an excuse for us to do everything our moms told us to avoid. Jump off a cliff?...

LOTRO Legendarium: Six ideas LOTRO totally should steal from other MMOs

It's only natural for people who play multiple MMOs or are aware of what's happening in other titles to foster a sense of envy....

Massively Overthinking: Do you have a ‘mental block’ in MMORPGs?

Back in June, MMO blogger Belghast from Tales of the Aggronaut penned a fun blog about having had a mental block against tanking. "Something happened...

Here’s how the ‘cellular automata simulation’ in Raph Koster’s new sandbox MMORPG Stars Reach works

In the wake of the announcement of Stars Reach, Playable Worlds' Raph Koster has been making the rounds of Reddit and the gaming blogosphere...

The Stream Team: Catching the updraft in Guild Wars 2

With the dragon Glint's egg safely guarded in Guild Wars 2's Tarir, Massively OP's MJ can now turn her full attention to destroying Mordremoth...

This year’s Steam Summer Sale brings another collection of bargains for MMORPG fans

It's Christmas in summertime once again, otherwise known to gamers as the Steam Summer Sale, and we're happy to report that there are some...

Guild Wars 2’s land spears beta is officially underway – even for F2P accounts

As promised, Guild Wars 2 is offering MMORPG players who maybe aren't about to be preoccupied with something else all weekend a taste of...

The Stream Team: Prized Possessions of Guild Wars 2’s Heart of Thorns

Massively OP's MJ had no time to stop and mourn Eir's death, as she has to continue the rescue efforts, the hunt for the...

Guild Wars 2’s new housing looks like WildStar’s islands plus the old Hall of Monuments

Ever since ArenaNet announced Guild Wars 2's Janthir Wilds expansion, there's been considerable debate among core Guild Wars 2 players and dedicated MMORPG housing...

One Shots: Did someone call for a bird delivery?

Face it: There are a lot of bird delivery services in the world today. Not an hour goes by that your doorbell isn't ringing...