Guild Wars 2 is the sequel to ArenaNet’s flagship title, Guild Wars. GW2 aims to fix a lot of what’s “wrong” in the MMO world. With reworked combat mechanics, a focus on Dynamic Events, voiced quest dialog, several new professions, fan-favorite races, and the massive open world of Tyria, Guild Wars 2 is far more epic in scope than the original… while still retaining the F2P business model. The reliance on a holy trinity of class-roles is gone too, with every profession in GW2 being able to take on several roles, including that of a healer. On top of it all, there are also several unique forms of PvP for the competitive gamer: from match-made contests that any gamer will be familiar with to massive World vs. World vs. World wars that pitch entire servers against one another. ArenaNet hopes there is something for everyone in Guild Wars 2.
In a new trailer, ArenaNet takes the wraps off the new Guild Wars 2 PvP map called the Eternal Coliseum. The conquest map arrived with Guild Wars 2 with Living World Season 3 Episode 2. Check it out!
With today's Guild Wars 2 update, a new legendary weapon arrived along with it. In a new developer post by Matt Pennebaker and Mike O'Brien discuss the new method of obtaining a legendary weapon that may be, according to them, a bit short on lore, but also a lot less complicated.
Guild Wars 2 has been updated with today's release of Living World Season 3 Episode 2 "Rising Flames". In it, players take to the Ring of Fire, a legendary location in Tyria's lore and history straight out of Guild Wars. In addition, a new PvP map called Eternal Coliseum has been added with players fighting to gain the favor of attendees similar to gladiatorial arenas in ancient Rome.
Rising Flames just may be a turning point for Guild Wars 2 in the post Heart of Thorns Tyria. There's no mistaking that the expansion was divisive, despite being initially well-received by players, due to how content and its replayability ended up. In the months since launch, the way content in Maguuma is handled has been overhauled drastically, and the first episode of Season 3's Living World was well-received for its new (but small map) and bombshells with the story.
ArenaNet has announced that the Guild Wars 2 World Championship will take place today, Saturday September 17th, beginning at 10 am Pacific / 1 pm Eastern. The event will take place in GW2 Twitch channel with teams vying for a portion of $200k prize pool. The Tournament will also be broadcast in French and German.
ArenaNet has released a behind the scenes video from Guild Wars 2 and the creation of Ember Bay. The location is part of Living Worlds Season 3 Rising Flames episode. Rising Flames will be released in Guild Wars 2 on September 20th.
ArenaNet and the Guild Wars 2 team have released a new teaser trailer for Living World Episode 2 "Rising Flames" that heralds the arrival of the next chapter in Tyria's story. Rising Flames is set to go live on Tuesday, September 20th.
During PAX West 2016, our first appointment of the show was with none other than ArenaNet for Guild Wars 2's new Living World Episode. We saw none other than Nellie Hughes (renowned for her work on City of Heroes once upon a moon), and Elisabeth Claire to chat about the new episode and how players will be making their return to a zone we haven't seen since the Prophecies Campaign of Guild Wars 1.
If you haven't played Guild Wars 2 today and aren't planning to log in until tonight, you won't notice anything different. However, those who played in the hours just after the latest GW2 udpate went live will have any progress gained during their game session rolled back after a seriuos bug without any solution presented itself.
The Q2 2016 NCSoft financials were released a couple weeks ago, covering the period from April to June, and they weren't pretty for Guild Wars 2. In fact, as far as the game goes, they're pretty lousy - if you consider $4.75 million per month lousy.