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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...

Guild Wars 2 postpones November Steam launch indefinitely to focus on End of Dragons expansion and living world

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Just three months ago, ArenaNet told Guild Wars 2 players the game was bound for Steam with full crossplay in November. You might have...

Guild Wars 2 outlines content plans through May 2021, with next chapter, Truce, coming November 17

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Roadmap roadmap getcher Guild Wars 2 roadmap here! Yep ArenaNet's dropped a roadmap for the "final arc" of the Icebrood Saga this afternoon. "The...
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Massively Overthinking: Where is the line between buy-to-play, free-to-play, and subscription MMOs?

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You might think this Massively Overthinking topic is way too obvious, but I assure you, it's not! Consider this: When the buy-to-play-with-no-sub Guild Wars...

Jukebox Heroes: The ultimate guide to MMORPG music

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It's been a long, strange, and wonderful journey to explore MMORPG music with you here in Jukebox Heroes. And while I am anticipating many...

Flameseeker Chronicles: First Impressions of Guild Wars 2’s Jormag Rising, live today

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Just two short months ago, Guild Wars 2 introduced us to the Drizzlewood Coast, flashpoint of the civil war between the Charr United Legions...

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 check...

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s No Quarter

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After March’s relatively lightweight release, Steel and Fire, a lot of Guild Wars 2 players were expecting something big from this month’s release, entitled...

Kickstarted cyberpunk MMO Zenith features footage of the pre-alpha, teases alpha

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One of the big Kickstarter MMO hits from 2019 was Zenith, which leaped onto the scene and raised over a quarter of a million...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMO to play if you’re totally broke?

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A while back I saw an interesting thread on the Guild Wars 2 Reddit, in which the player was asking whether he was missing...
Paaaaah.

Star Trek Online previews its next campaign event, the Defense of Pahvo, and upcoming 2020 additions

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Right now in Star Trek Online you can enjoy the winter event for 2019 right now, in the middle of the spring. Yes, it's...

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 the...

The Game Archaeologist: The history of Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box

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In the MMORPG genre, April Fools' Day is especially relished as a time in which developers and studios can get a bit wacky and...
Read it and... well, just read it.

Flameseeker Chronicles: Speculating on Guild Wars 2’s Cantha expansion features

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I never thought I’d be saying this with a straight face, but yes, Guild Wars 2 is finally going to Cantha! This fan-favorite locale...

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