heart of thorns

Guild Wars 2‘s first expansion.

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. Yet,...

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 base...

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 players are...

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...

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s All or Nothing

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One amazing trailer and a day of hype later, Guild Wars 2’s All or Nothing will be live this afternoon for us to play....

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of Massively OP’s 2018 predictions

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As we do every year, today we're going to peek back at the horrifying outcomes of last year's MOP staff predictions for the genre and the games within it to determine how well we did. After all, what would be the fun of making predictions if we couldn't giggle over our guesses a year later? So did we nail it or fail it? And did you fare better? Let's find out.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 interview...

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

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You might think that it's a little weird to assume folks who bought Bless and refunded it have never tried Guild Wars 2, but...
I can show you the world.

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

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

Global Chat: RIFT Prime numbers

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

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

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

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

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Happy Lunar New Year! Guild Wars 2 has trotted out the requisite new year's event in celebration of the year of the dog, though...
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

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As our review of the past year of Choose My Adventure rolls onward (a bit longer than originally planned), we enter what I think...
Never over.

Perfect Ten: The best MMO updates and expansions of 2017

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Last year was positively stuffed with updates, expansions, and cool stuff. A lot of years I struggle to remember which major updates happened in...
Ms. Not-Appearing-In-This-List.

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

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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

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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...

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