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Guild Wars 2’s End of Dragons expansion takes us to Cantha in 2021

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There's gobs of addenda to this post as the stream rolled along today, so scroll down to the bottom for the big news! There's a...

Flameseeker Chronicles: How Guild Wars 2 keeps meta maps relevant

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Lately I’ve been spending a lot of my time in Guild Wars 2 running through the Drizzlewood Coast meta event (be sure to...

Guild Wars 2 makes Whisper in the Dark free this week while the community creates an anthology of hopeful stories

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While this free episodic stuff was brought up by us near the end of April, consider this your gentle reminder that Guild...

PSA: Guild Wars 2 puts Path of Fire on sale, grants free cape, living story episodes, and XP boost

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If you've been sitting around during quarantine wishing ArenaNet would put Guild Wars 2 on sale so you could jump in or pick...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Reviewing ArenaNet’s Complete Art of Guild Wars 20th anniversary edition book

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Talk long enough to Guild Wars fans about their favorite franchise, and chances are that sooner or later, they will start gushing about...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2’s 2019 year in review, from Icebrood Saga to the future

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The first half of 2019 was a rough time to be a Guild Wars 2 fan. It wasn’t without its bright spots, but...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2’s 2019 year in review, from the layoffs to Icebrood

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It’s no secret that 2019 was a rough year for Guild Wars 2. There were some bright spots in there as well, however,...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Deep-diving Guild Wars 2’s Whisper in the Dark storyline

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The first episode of Guild Wars 2’s new Icebrood Saga, Whisper in the Dark, has been out for a week now. MOP's Tina...

Guild Wars 2 talks about Strike Mission bosses in Whisper in the Dark and confirms more Mastery Points

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Curious about the Whisper in the Dark episode coming to Guild Wars 2 next week? Do you have roughly 30 minutes of...

Massively Overthinking: MMOs, challenge, and flow

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

Leaderboard: Does Guild Wars 2 need another expansion?

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If you've followed NCsoft's quarterly investor reports for the last many years, you've probably seen dozens graphs of Guild Wars 2's revenues and...

Guild Wars 2’s Living World magazine teases Bound with Blood, hardmode episode encounters

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If you're old enough, you remember back when there were multiple competing video game magazines, and most of them would gladly run multi-page spreads...

Flameseeker Chronicles: What we saw (and what we didn’t) in Guild Wars 2’s Icebrood Saga announcement event

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This past weekend’s announcement of Guild Wars 2’s continuation of the Living World story, entitled The Icebrood Saga, was met with all of...

One Shots: My other car is a ravenous dragon

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Sure, in your normal, mundane life you drive a Prius hatchback, but in your virtual existence, you enjoy a ride that's a bit more...

Flameseeker Chronicles: What would a mobile Guild Wars 2 look like?

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Ever wished Tyria could fit in your pocket? That dream could one day become a reality. A couple of weeks ago, we heard...

Fight or Kite: Guild Wars 2’s best PvP mode isn’t what you think it is – it’s minigames

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One could certainly argue that Guild Wars 2’s primary focus is that of a PvE, story driven game. Hell, I’d make that argument....

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMORPG zones of all time

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I once heard it said that a popular studio - I think it was Blizzard - made it a point of asking prospective developers...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2’s Living World is a barrier to entry

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I have really liked Guild Wars 2’s story in the last few years. Quite honestly, I wasn’t crazy about a lot of the...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2 needs real housing

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There is no shortage of things to do in Guild Wars 2. Wandering around the world and exploring is a joy, and...

Perfect Ten: The worst MMORPG expansions of all time

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A great MMO expansion brings so much to the table: fresh excitement for a game, new classes, innovative features, expanded vistas, additional races, and...

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