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Guild Wars 2 gives a full technical accounting of last year’s server rollbacks

Guild Wars 2 studio ArenaNet has been the subject of many side-eyes over the last few years, amassing a reputation as a studio with...

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

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....

Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box is coming mid-April, not next week, and there’s no new World

I've joked a few times this week about how badly my kids want to play Super Adventure Box in Guild Wars 2, and I...

Guild Wars 2 Game Director Mike Zadorojny left for Amazon Games Studios – in November

Two weeks ago, we reported that Guild Wars 2 Game Director Mike Zadorojny had quietly departed ArenaNet last fall. Originally leaked by a troll...

Matthew Medina returns to Guild Wars 2 as senior content designer

Considering the rash of worrying employee departure news that's been hitting Guild Wars 2 fans recently, a bit of good news is likely going...

Leaderboard: Are you concerned for the future of Guild Wars 2?

Yesterday, we learned that ArenaNet's Mike O'Brien, who'd run the company that ushered both Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 into the MMORPG genre...

Mike O’Brien is leaving ArenaNet and Guild Wars 2 to form a new studio

ArenaNet President Mike O'Brien announced this afternoon that he is leaving ArenaNet, the studio behind MMORPG Guild Wars 2, to "join some of ...
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Fight or Kite: Guild Wars 2 PvP – where good intentions and stubbornness meet

Earlier this month, Guild Wars 2 Game Director Mike Zadorojny had an interview with PCGamesN in which he discussed a number of items - most...

Guild Wars 2 talks up 2v2 PvP, Swiss tourneys, and the future of ‘expansion-tier features’

Guild Wars 2 PvP. It seems that you either like it, or you think it's missing a whole lot. But what does ArenaNet think...
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Guild Wars 2 studio says it ‘knows that there’s a demand for an expansion’

One of the tidbits of info we confirmed back when ArenaNet lost a third of its studio staff back in February was that Guild...
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Guild Wars 2 buffs cooking, dispenses anny gifts, and (maybe?) teases New Horizons

Furbish up your pots and pans and spices and veggies, Guild Wars 2 players, as today's patch makes good on one of Mike Zadorojny's...
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Guild Wars 2 is serving up a cooking patch and ascended food next week

ArenaNet clearly knows that the way to gamers' hearts is through their stomachs. This is not, of course, how anatomy works, but it seems...

Massively Uplifting: Destigmatizing mental health in games, celebrating loved ones in LOTRO, Guild Wars 2, and Elite

Spring started splendidly this year. While all may not come up roses in the world at large, plenty of good deeds and uplifting stories...

The final episode of Guild Wars 2’s fourth season of living story is called War Eternal

If you can tear your eyeballs away from Super Adventure Box for a minute, ArenaNet has some Guild Wars 2 living world content updates...

Guild Wars 2 staff are reorganizing into ‘fully staffed content teams’ as ArenaNet outlines future content

Guild Wars 2 has been in a bit of limbo this winter. Following mass layoffs at ArenaNet, the cancellation of two additional games, and...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Fear not this night – there is hope for Guild Wars 2’s future

The last two weeks of February were devastating to the Guild Wars 2 community. Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet announced the layoffs of nearly...

Guild Wars 2 player builds Super Adventure Box guild hall in tribute to designer Josh Foreman

My kid has already started pestering me about Super Adventure Box this year. It's almost April 1st. Is it open yet? Will there be...

Guild Wars 2 Game Director Mike Z promises ArenaNet is ‘still committed’ to Guild Wars 2 with ‘long-term plans’

In the wake of the massive ArenaNet layoffs that we've been covering since last week, Guild Wars 2 players have been - let's be...

Guild Wars 2’s Mike Z on storytelling, philosophy, and season five

Guild Wars 2 turned six years old late last month, and to mark the occasion, Red Bull (yes, that one) sat down with 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 interview...