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

Flameseeker Chronicles: Does Guild Wars 2 release more paid outfits than armor skins?

I’ve noticed a common complaint bouncing around the Guild Wars 2 community, one that I believe to be a myth. Today, I’d like...

Guild Wars 2’s build and equipment templates are coming on October 29

Earlier this year when ArenaNet was doing damage control following the layoffs, one of the most exciting pieces of news about the future...

The MOP Up: Warframe’s community designs stunning fashion

One really neat aspect of the ultra-popular Warframe is that Digital Extremes invites artistic community members to design cosmetics for the game. The...

Global Chat: Diving deep into Project Gorgon

While you're over there playing the same-old, same-old MMO, do you know who is having a spectacular time discovering one of the most original...

Eternal Magic has been accused of ripping off Guild Wars 2, World of Warcraft, and SMITE

It's no secret that Eternal Magic, the now-in-beta PvP MMO from Chinese developer Duoyi, got off to a bad start with the community...

Guild Wars 2’s next major class balance patch is dropping October 1

Forget your pumpkin spice lattes, Tyrians, because you will soon be drinking deep from the cup of a balance patch that is due to...
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Vague Patch Notes: Crime and punishment and intent in MMOs

Last week, we saw Blizzard explain its philosophy behind why some World of Warcraft bugs in which players got to get more...

Interview: ArcheAge Unchained’s Merv Lee Kwai on housing, RMT, and the future of the game

The announcement of ArcheAge Unchained and its buy-to-play, no-pay-to-win ruleset has been one of the big surprises of the season for the five-year-old...

Massively Overthinking: MMOs, challenge, and flow

A couple of weeks ago, MMO developer Mark Kern tweeted a controversial claim about how challenge and interactivity is the point of games...

The Stream Team: MOP experiences Guild Wars 2’s new prologue, Bound by Blood

There is more content ready to be explored in Guild Wars 2, and Massively OP is up to the challenge! How dangerous could a...

The Daily Grind: What constitutes a ‘classic’ MMO to you?

Earlier this week, a job posting on Blizzard's career site made it clear that the company considers Diablo III one of its "classic"...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 239: Astellia ascending

Justin and Bree discuss Astellia, Guild Wars 2, ArcheAge Unchained, WoW, LOTRO, PlanetSide Arena, and Project Gorgon, with a mailbag topic on making gaming more productive (or not).
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Fight or Kite: Guild Wars 2 PvP – where good intentions and stubbornness meet

Earlier this month, Guild Wars 2 Game Director Mike Zadorojny had an interview with PCGamesN in which he discussed a number of items...

The Daily Grind: Has a class spec or overhaul ever saved an MMO character for you?

Thieves and rogues and backstabby stealthy types don't usually do much for me in MMORPGs. Oh sure, I play a stealth thief in literally...

The MOP Up: League of Legends’ future looks bright

Don't let games like Fortnite and Overwatch make you forget that League of Legends is still a thing. In fact, Riot...

One Shots: Tossing virgin gamers into volcanoes

The great volcano god Kenny is angry (again). Kenny's got a temper like you wouldn't believe, and he goes off on every perceived insult...

The Stream Team: MOre Mania, the second stream-athon

When you want mo' MO, how can we say no? So here ya go: We bring you MOre...
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Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 just lost another great dev in Bill Freist

Not a week ago, we reported on the loss of two developers from Guild Wars 2 studio ArenaNet, a lead game designer...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 238: Ten years of free-to-play

Justin and Bree discuss DDO, Bless, Book of Travels, Star Trek Online, City of Heroes, WoW Classic & Retail, Guild Wars 2, and LOTRO, with mailbag topics on static endgames and genre labels.

First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s Icebrood Saga prelude, Bound by Blood, now live

It was just two short weeks ago that ArenaNet invited its fans to Seattle for the announcement of the continuation of