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Guild Wars 2‘s first expansion.

Guild Wars 2: New systems team, outfit vouchers, PvP updates, Revenant overhaul, and anniversary sales

One of my big grumps with Guild Wars 2 and plenty of other MMORPG cash shops is the time-limited items. The stuff...

Guild Wars 2 pushes out underwater balance patch while players cross over 119,431 years /played

Just a heads up that Guild Wars 2 is putting out a small patch today to balance a few issues in the...
Oh gosh why.

The Daily Grind: How early should an MMORPG’s hype cycle begin?

GIbiz put out an interesting piece this week looking 10 years into the past to see where the buzz was in the game...

ArenaNet on Guild Wars 2’s living story, Heart of Thorns vs. Path of Fire, security, and momentum

Though ArenaNet was technically at E3 this year, the group representing Guild Wars 2 was chiefly a marketing and business one, so they carted our...

Grab Guild Wars 2’s expansions for 30% off this week – Bless refugees, they’re talkin’ to you

You might think that it's a little weird to assume folks who bought Bless and refunded it have never tried Guild Wars...
I can show you the world.

PAX East 2018: Guild Wars 2 game director Mike Zadorojny on Path of Fire, monetization, and more

It's not every day that you walk into a building dominated by an enormous griffon, the enormous statue replicating the mount in Guild...

Global Chat: RIFT Prime numbers

RIFT's new Prime progression server certainly has recaptured or recruited many MMO bloggers to the game as of late, and it is all...

NCsoft Q4 2017: Guild Wars resurges as Blade & Soul and Lineage M drive profits

NCsoft has money to cheer about this past financial quarter, as it posted another year of solid growth. Revenue and operating profit were...

Guild Wars 2’s lunar new year patch is here with some big class balance changes too

Happy Lunar New Year! Guild Wars 2 has trotted out the requisite new year's event in celebration of the year of the dog,...
Some day, I will be good about screenshots. That day is not today.

Choose My Adventure Year in Review: DC Universe Online, Shroud of the Avatar, Guild Wars 2, and Secret World Legends

As our review of the past year of Choose My Adventure rolls onward (a bit longer than originally planned), we enter what I...
So much value.

Perfect Ten: The best MMO updates and expansions of 2017

Last year was positively stuffed with updates, expansions, and cool stuff. A lot of years I struggle to remember which major updates happened in...
Sometimes health is fleeting.

Perfect Ten: The healthiest live MMORPGs at the end of 2017

As Counting Crows told us, it's been a long December, although the fact that it has also only just started being December speaks to...

Jukebox Heroes: Guild Wars 2 Path of Fire’s soundtrack

I feel comfortable in saying that I hold the Guild Wars franchise's soundtrack in high regard. There's excellent music across the board from a...

NCsoft’s 3Q 2017 financials: Lineage M drives record profits, Guild Wars 2 Path of Fire isn’t too shabby either

NCsoft had an exceptionally good third financial quarter this year, reaching a record high in sales and operating profit for the company, and...
Bang bang.

Choose My Adventure: Not quite farewell to Guild Wars 2

I am not done with Guild Wars 2. This may or may not come as a surprise to people, but it's still the case...

Guild Wars 2 is releasing a vinyl soundtrack for Path of Fire and planning Extra Life shenanigans

You hipsters still have your vintage record players, right? I mean, how else are you going to enjoy Guild Wars 2 Path of...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite and least favorite type of MMO daily?

Over the weekend, Guild Wars 2 players on Reddit opened up a discussion about dailies in the game that spoke to me. I used...

Choose My Adventure: All spoken out in Guild Wars 2

Well, this is a bit awkward. I appear to have run out of things to say. This is not inherently a bad thing. My time...
Some day, I will be good about screenshots. That day is not today.

Choose My Adventure: Map-based antics in Guild Wars 2

One of the points of the polls and discussions for Guild Wars 2 the other week was that while I could focus on...

Exclusive Guild Wars 2 interview on Path of Fire’s launch and philosophy

Spurred on by my excitement for Guild Wars 2's second expansion, Path of Fire, I reached out to ArenaNet shortly before release to...

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