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Guild Wars 2 Seeds of Truth and Point of No Return are freely claimable ahead of Dragon Bash next week

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This week's Guild Wars 2 freebies are up for grabs: Everyone can log in and snag two season two living world episodes, Seeds of...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Three better ways Guild Wars 2 could have wrapped up The Icebrood Saga

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It’s easy to be critical of a game when it lets us down. In some ways, it’s equally easy to fall into the trap...

Guild Wars 2 repromotes living world season 2 starting today – for free

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As promised in its summer roadmap, Guild Wars 2 is preparing a slew of events leading up to the big reveal of End of...
Pay to lose.

Perfect Ten: Everything in MMOs that is pay-to-win

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I have stated before that I have a complex relationship with the term "pay-to-win." On the one hand, it tends to refer to something...

The Daily Grind: What should Guild Wars 2 do beyond Cantha?

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I know that a whole lot is riding on Guild Wars 2 sticking the landing for End of Dragons. It's not just that Cantha...
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Guild Wars 2 starts its return to Living World Season 2 on May 25

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The overall Guild Wars 2 story has been moving through a lot of Living World content since the game's initial launch, and so it's possible you...

Flameseeker Chronicles: The disappointing second half of Guild Wars 2’s Icebrood Saga

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Welcome to part two of this overview of Guild Wars 2's The Icebrood Saga. Last time, I talked about how the first half of...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Recapping the entire Guild Wars 2 The Icebrood Saga

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When looking back on Guild Wars 2's The Icebrood Saga, I think the most noticeable feature was its many ups and downs. If I’m...

Guild Wars 2 releases summer roadmap, plans End of Dragons reveal event for July

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Guild Wars 2's Icebrood Saga Episode 5 Chapter 5 Judgment is launching today, and of course we've got our Guild Wars 2 columnists bringing...
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Interview: Mortal Online 2 CEO on stress testing, persistent plans, and the MMO market

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It's not every day that I actually get an answer, let alone a number, when I ask an MMORPG developer how many people showed...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Possible futures for Guild Wars 2’s strikes and dragon response missions

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Guild Wars 2’s Icebrood Saga gave us a new type of endgame group content starting with its prologue chapter: Strike Missions. Each episode introduced...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Playable Worlds’ MMO will leverage cloud gaming to simulate a world and be playable on multiple devices

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Over the past few weeks, Playable Worlds' Raph Koster has been kicking out lots of blog posts about what his studio's game is aiming...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Lessons Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons can learn from previous expansions

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Any expansion announcement for any MMO is always a cause for excitement, but it's been four years since Guild Wars 2 shipped a new...
In a world of human wreckage

Guild Wars 2 game designer Keaven Freeman announces his departure from ArenaNet

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It looks like ArenaNet is losing yet another member of its team. Guild Wars 2 game designer Keaven Freeman unveiled on his personal blog...

Virtual chorus of 144 singers performs a song from Guild Wars 2 Living World Season 4

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The arts do not stop for a pandemic. Not entirely, anyway. Evidence of this can be found with thanks to the Virtual Video Game...

Myth of Empires arrives with territory conquest and nation building

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"Hey Ted, did you hear about that empire?" "Whoa, man, I thought that was just a myth!" While we're not quite sure what the name...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2’s 2020 year in review

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2019 was a rough year for Guild Wars 2. Its studio, ArenaNet, suffered sizable layoffs, and lost game directors Mike O’Brien and Mike Zadorojny....

Flameseeker Chronicles: An honest second look at Guild Wars 2’s dragon response missions

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As longtime readers surely know, Flameseeker Chronicles is an opinion column, one of many on Massively OP, though this one's about Guild Wars 2....

The Daily Grind: What was the best Guild Wars 2 living world season?

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To date, there have been approximately five Guild Wars 2 living world seasons. Technically, The Icebrood Saga, which began last year, isn't a season,...

Guild Wars 2 teases November 17 ‘Truce’ living world content chapter with brand-new trailer

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As promised, Guild Wars 2 has dropped the new trailer for its next chapter, The Icebrood Saga: Champions, Chapter 1: Truce. Is it possible...

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