guild wars

Official Site: Guild Wars
Studio: NCsoft
Launch Date: April 26, 2005
Genre: Fantasy Themepark
Business Model: B2P (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC

The Stream Team: Exploring the Wizard’s Tower in Guild Wars 2

Last week, Massively OP's MJ completed the area meta event and created a key to enter the Wizard's Tower. Tonight, she gets to open...

One Shots: Stones in silence

When they aren't being pooped on, defaced, or used as backdrops for narcissistic selfies, statues have a particular quiet dignity and a magic all...

The Stream Team: Rift razing in Guild Wars 2

It's Guild Wars 2-sday, and that means it's time for some rift-razing fun! Massively OP's MJ is continuing her Secrets of the Obscure adventures,...

The Daily Grind: Are MMORPG expansions pay-to-win or pay-to-progress?

Earlier this week, the New World devs put out a video that addressed, among many other things, the perception in the PvP community that...

The Stream Team: Searching for Skritt in Guild Wars 2

There is currently a multi-week event happening where finding a certain number of Skritt will grant a new bag slot. How could Massively OP's...
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The Daily Grind: Do MMO cash shops usually have things you want to buy?

My recent return to Guild Wars 2 for the Secrets of the Obscure expansion resurrected one of my old gripes: The cash shop almost...

One Shots: Just a minute, Mom, I’m playing with my virtual dollhouse!

If playing with physical dollhouses is your entry-level and full-on interior decorating your advanced mode, then video games offer a middle ground to those...

Guild Wars 2’s Secrets of the Obscure performed ‘even better than expected,’ ArenaNet says

So, how well did Secrets of the Obscure do for Guild Wars 2? We're not getting hard numbers in ArenaNet's blog post this afternoon...

Black Desert PC ends one-sided guild wardecs, tinkers with Great Ocean content

Black Desert PC's latest update clocks in at over 1GB, so you know it's worth your while - especially if you're a guild PvPer....

The Stream Team: Specializing in Skyscale in Guild Wars 2 Skywatch

Now that Massively OP's MJ has started Guild Wars 2's Secrets of the Obscure, she needs to use the Skyscale often. Unfortunately, she never...

Guild Wars 2 kicks off Fractal Rush event through September 19 with today’s update

Today's Guild Wars 2 patch isn't going to dazzle anyone already preoccupied with Secrets of the Obscure, but it's a nice addition all the...

One Shots: Dragons don’t come with windshield wipers

Every time I see someone flying on top of a dragon or other winged mount, all I can imagine is a huge bundle of...

LOTRO Legendarium: Coping with Lord of the Rings Online’s Mount Everest of content

I vividly remember back when Lord of the Rings Online launched its first legendary server, Anor, in 2018. Like many of you, I got...

Massively Overthinking: The dumbest deaths in MMORPGs

This past week has been amusing for everyone in the MMO community and beyond who loves to watch people die stupid deaths in video...
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Vague Patch Notes: The specter of racially locked classes in MMOs and before

One of the things I've taken on multiple times in this column is the concept of gender-locked classes, which are bad, and if you...
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Battle Bards Episode 227: NCsounds

Syl and Syp return to the vast library of NCsoft’s MMO soundtracks, with games like Aion, Lineage, and Blade & Soul to keep our...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 436: Rise of the Angry River Hobbits

Colin, Justin, and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2 SOTO, LOTRO River Hobbits, New World Rise of the Angry Earth, Gloria Victis' impending sunset, and the impact of MMO currencies: {url}

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best cosmetic system (not the best cosmetics)?

The other day I was mucking around with my outfit on SWG Legends and having some conflicting emotions. First, I was grateful that the...

Massively Overthinking: Does reused content in MMOs bother you?

One of the big complaints I saw on the Guild Wars 2 subreddit right before Secrets of the Obscure launched was the grump that...

Perfect Ten: Times when MMOs brought about world-shattering cataclysms

The notion of an in-game cataclysm is hardly the sole domain of Activision-Blizzard; on the contrary, large-scale apocalypses pop up all the time in...