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

Masters without blasters.

Guild Wars 2 explains the philosophy of Masteries

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Players are not getting a level cap bump with Heart of Thorns; the apex of power in Guild Wars 2 will remain Level 80....

Massively Overthinking: The pure PvE ‘niche’ of MMORPGs

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This week's Massively Overthinking question is posed by Kickstarter donor Winterskorn, who wants to talk about something getting less and less love in MMORPGs lately: PvE. "There...

Perfect Ten: Important features MMOs lacked at launch

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Every MMO represents a journey, starting with an idea, progressing to a fledgling beta, launching as a production title, and growing thereafter. All of the...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Exclusive Guild Wars 2 Maguuma Hylek interview

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I had the pleasure of chatting with Scott McGough, a Guild Wars 2 narrative designer who is currently working hard on Heart of Thorns content, about...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 10

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Justin, Bree, and guests Ben and Tyler discuss WoW tokens, DCUO, Neverwinter's Minsc & Boo patch, Guild Wars 2, Elder Scrolls Online, Wurm Online, and WildStar.
We had a bet running that it would take longer.

Guild Wars 2’s Stronghold public beta is today; here’s a guide

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You can play Guild Wars 2's upcoming expansion PvP mode right now! The Stronghold public beta is today! And then it closes up shop...

One Shots: Early morning ride

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It's been a long tradition (from before my tenure) to use a black-and-white version of the first picture of the week for the header...

The Stream Team: Giving away more Guild Wars 2

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What? Massively OP's MJ has another copy of Guild Wars 2 to give away, you say? And this is a deluxe edition? Well hot...
All the things.

Betawatch: April 10th, 2015

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Would you like to talk about Black Desert? Stuff's happening with the game. You can learn how to hunt whales, white or otherwise, and...

Massively Overthinking: The death of the MMO guild

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This week's Massively Overthinking question comes to us from Kickstarter donor JakeDunnegan, who is worried about the future of MMORPG guilds. When EverQuest came along, I was...
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NCsoft West lays off Austin support staff

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NCsoft West has laid off a number of support staff and is moving its customer service operation to a third-party provider, according to Polygon. Today's...
What you are chasing and will not get.

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs that let you turn real money into MMO money

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Two days ago, World of Warcraft launched the WoW Token service, which will kill the game forever. It thus joins the list of every...
You get a stronghold! And you get a stronghold! Everybody here gets a stronghold!

Guild Wars 2 will run a 24-hour public Stronghold beta

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Are you unable to contain your excitement for Heart of Thorns much longer? Do you need a taste of the expansion right now? Because...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Four fabulous Guild Wars 2 vistas worth visting

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Guild Wars 2 makes me tick because the creatives at ArenaNet have laid such a unique and amazingly vast world at my character's feet, filled with...

Global Chat: Are MMO players too mean to game developers?

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Is it too easy to forget that MMOs, like all video games, are made by people just like you and I? Belghast over at...
This is what happens when you give guns to plants.

Guild Wars 2 hopes to reinspire interest in story

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It's hard to be a Sylvari in Guild Wars 2 at the moment. After all, the plant people have an undeniable tie to the...
You would think that we'd be tired of hearing stories like this, but mostly we just wish that people weren't dying.

Guild Wars 2 memorializes a fallen mother

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Last September, a Guild Wars 2 player shared a story about his departed wife. She died from complications during the birth of the couple's...

Have fun in Guild Wars 2’s ‘jungle playground’

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Just because Guild Wars 2 is adding more zones with Heart of Thorns doesn't mean that these maps will be the same-old experiences with...

The Soapbox: The misguided quest for MMO stickiness

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This guest Soapbox was originally commissioned in 2015 through Massively Overpowered's Kickstarter campaign and is authored by Tyler F.M. Edwards, who blogs at www.superior-realities.com....

Need a Guild Wars 2 story refresher? Here you go.

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Whether you've played through Guild Wars 2's living story to date and haven't kept every detail straight or you need some help in untangling...

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