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One Shots: Showing up to play hard

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It's always a great feeling when you know you're not alone when facing great challenges in your life -- or in your video games....

Global Chat: Are MMO classes too similar to each other?

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Blogger Yeebo Fernbottom has a beef with MMOs, and maybe you can relate. The issue, as the Yeebs sees it, is that in the...

Guild Wars 2 is adding new underwater functionality for Skimmer mounts August 25

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If you ever thought Guild Wars 2's graceful water-based mount, the Skimmer, looked more like something that should be flitting about under the ocean...

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: 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...

Guild Wars 2 makes Whisper in the Dark free this week while the community creates an anthology of hopeful stories

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While this free episodic stuff was brought up by us near the end of April, consider this your gentle reminder that Guild Wars 2...

PSA: Guild Wars 2 puts Path of Fire on sale, grants free cape, living story episodes, and XP boost

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If you've been sitting around during quarantine wishing ArenaNet would put Guild Wars 2 on sale so you could jump in or pick up...

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s Visions of the Past Steel and Fire

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Just three short months ago, ArenaNet teased us in its 2020 content preview for Guild Wars 2 with a new type of story content...

Massively Overthinking: The one about MMORPG content roadmaps

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You know what word I love to hear from MMORPG developers? Roadmap. If you're a millennial or older, you surely remember roadtrip life before...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2’s 2019 year in review, from Icebrood Saga to the future

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The first half of 2019 was a rough time to be a Guild Wars 2 fan. It wasn’t without its bright spots, but it...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2’s 2019 year in review, from the layoffs to Icebrood

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It’s no secret that 2019 was a rough year for Guild Wars 2. There were some bright spots in there as well, however, and...

MassivelyOP’s 2019 MMO swag gift guide

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The Black Friday is upon us! (Angels and ministers of grace defend us!) Outside there are winter storms, flu viruses, and holiday traffic. But...

Guild Wars 2 kicks off new Icebrood Saga promotion with… Quiznos?

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If last summer's Guild Wars 2 bubble tea promotion didn't do it for you - and it didn't do it for a lot of...

Leaderboard: Does Guild Wars 2 need another expansion?

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If you've followed NCsoft's quarterly investor reports for the last many years, you've probably seen dozens graphs of Guild Wars 2's revenues and the...

Guild Wars 2’s Living World magazine teases Bound with Blood, hardmode episode encounters

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If you're old enough, you remember back when there were multiple competing video game magazines, and most of them would gladly run multi-page spreads...

Flameseeker Chronicles: What we saw (and what we didn’t) in Guild Wars 2’s Icebrood Saga announcement event

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This past weekend’s announcement of Guild Wars 2’s continuation of the Living World story, entitled The Icebrood Saga, was met with all of the...

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,...

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: A guide to Guild Wars 2’s revivified Dragon Bash

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Dragon Bash is an event that first ran in Guild Wars 2 in 2013, less than a year after the game launched. It was...

Massively Overthinking: The worst MMO cash shop trickery

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Last week, games psychologist Jamie Madigan tweeted an underrated comment about how psychological tricks used in restaurant menu design are also found in video...

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