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Guild Wars 2 News

Latest Headlines for Guild Wars 2

  • New Players Will Have It Rough

    September is here, which means Guild Wars 2 is going to go through some big changes. Lately PvP has been the center of attention, with new features announced, and the launch of some exciting tournaments. However, we saw a huge shift this past week, showing more attention towards making the game more appealing to new players, but will these changes actually work?

    Reported on Aug 31, 2014
  • New Player Experience to Be Overhauled

    ArenaNet has revealed plans to update the Guild Wars 2 new player experience to offer the game's newest players a clearer progression throughout the earliest phases. Players can expect to find "story chunks" of the Personal Story that will be unlocked as the game unfolds for new players.

    Reported on Aug 28, 2014
  • September Feature Pack Overview

    Isaiah Wright has posted a fantastic new blog that lays out the details for the forthcoming September 2014 Feature update. Players will be pleased to see the specifics of the update that includes instance ownership, crafting UI updates and game client performance improvements.

    Reported on Aug 26, 2014
  • The Gathering Storm

    Quiet week, huh? So, yeah, there was a tiny bit of shouting this week after an interview with some members of the Guild Wars 2 team from Gamescom went up on teh Intrawebz. Before I get into analyzing what was discussed, let's talk a little bit about the interview itself.

    Reported on Aug 24, 2014
  • Martin Kerstein & Kate Welch Leave ArenaNet

    Over the past weekend, a pair of ArenaNet team members, Martin Kerstein and Kate Welch, announced they are leaving the company in what appears to be an abrupt fashion. Both cite great times working with the Guild Wars 2 team and community. Kerstein has been instrumental in the community and will seek time to 'decompress' before looking for new opportunities. Welch worked on the game's UI and will also take time to rest and renew.

    Reported on Aug 25, 2014
  • Changes Ahead for WvW

    Like many MMOs out there, Guild Wars 2 focuses on the PvE experience because most players want to explore new worlds and accomplish amazing feats that they normally couldn't in real life. That's why most games still offer a PvP experience. Often these players can feel left out, because the PvP related updates are few and far between. But in a way, that's what makes it so exciting! September is going to be huge for the PvP community!

    Reported on Aug 17, 2014
  • PvP & WvW Changes Detailed

    By now ArenaNet has announced that The Dragon's Reach Part 2 is going to be the start of mid­season break. This will give them time to get ahead in the creation of the living story and give us time to fully learn and appreciate the new Feature Pack.

    Reported on Aug 15, 2014
  • ArenaNet Announces Competitive Tournament

    During Gamescom this week, ArenaNet announced that it will be starting a competitive tournament for Guild Wars 2. The World Tournament Series will take place in North America, Europe and China and players will compete for a $150,000 prize pool. In addition, the next Feature Pack will be focused on PvP in game.

    Reported on Aug 13, 2014
  • Got Season 2 Questions? We Need Them! (Beware Spoilers)

    After today's launch of The Dragon's Reach: Part 2 in Guild Wars 2, we're now headed for a mid-season break until the Fall. But there's one more Points of Interest show before the Living World team goes quiet, and we need your questions to give ArenaNet!

    Reported on Aug 12, 2014
  • The Dragon's Reach Part 2 to Launch Today

    ArenaNet has announced that the Guild Wars 2 Living Story Part 2, Dragon's Reach Part 2, will launch today. The world leaders are gathering together to figure out how to stop Mordemoth's growing menace.

    Reported on Aug 12, 2014
  • How Can ArenaNet Get Ex-Players Back Into The Game?

    There are two types of MMO fans that companies make significant efforts to satisfy. Obviously, players who are currently active in the game get attention, while people who have never tried the game are the main targets of advertising and promotional campaigns.

    Reported on Aug 10, 2014
  • Points of Interest #4 Answers MMORPG.com Questions

    The latest edition of the Guild Wars 2 video series, Points of Interest, is now live. In addition to talking about The Dragon's Reach, our own Bill Murphy trotted over to ask the questions submitted by MMORPG.com readers! See if your question was answered.

    Reported on Aug 06, 2014
  • More Dry Top Revealed - New Foes & Adventures Await

    The second in a series of videos about Dragon's Reach, part of Guild Wars 2 Season 2, has hit release. In it, it is revealed that more of Dry Top is ready for exploration and that new denizens of destruction await intrepid adventurers. Check out the new video and let us know what you think!

    Reported on Aug 04, 2014
  • Season 2 is Worth Returning to Tyria

    MMOs typically offer a huge amount of content compared to games in other genres. But eventually players experience everything a game world has to offer, which leads to expansions. ArenaNet has tried a new method to add some content to expand the story of the game, known as the Living World. Season 2 has now gone through 3 episodes, and it seems the future of Guild Wars 2 looks pretty promising, but not without a few hiccups.

    Reported on Aug 03, 2014
  • Points of Interest - Ask Your Questions Here & Now!

    This Friday, our own Bill Murphy and the Guild Wars 2 team from ArenaNet will be hosting a live Twitch.tv event in the continuing Points of Interest video series. Now that today's Living Story update, Dragon's Reach Part I, has gone live, the team is looking for your questions right HERE and right NOW and, well, through tomorrow, Wednesday, July 30th. Post your questions in this thread and the team will pick more than a few to discuss during the event.

    Reported on Jul 29, 2014
  • Dragon's Reach Part 1 Releases Today

    ArenaNet has announced that the Dragon's Reach Part 1 update will be deployed across all Guild Wars 2 servers sometime today. In this latest extension to the Living Story, players are faced with a growing threat to the world in the form of Elder Dragon Mordremoth.

    Reported on Jul 28, 2014
  • Can GW2 Serve As the Template For The Future of MMOs?

    Bill Murphy's recent article on ArcheAge's major flaw - that it focuses too much on themepark questing when there's so much more to the game - echoes sentiments I had about the game during my time in alpha. The first comment, from DMKano, raises the perfectly valid point that MMO players have grown so accustomed to seeing "!" over NPCs' heads that there's no other way to "steer" players, especially new players through the early - and some would say "all" - parts of the game.

    Reported on Jul 27, 2014
  • New PvP Armors & More Coming Soon

    Read Up Streamer, Dulfy, has screen capped several images out of todays Guild Wars 2 Live Stream via Twitch.tv. The pictures reveal new PvP armors and brand new skins that will be arriving in game very soon.

    Reported on Jul 25, 2014
  • Tyria's New Threat Revealed in 'The Dragon's Reach' Video

    Guild Wars 2 Season 2 is in full swing and ArenaNet is ready to reveal more about Episode 3. Called "The Dragon's Reach", Tyria's latest threat is revealed in the form of the Elder Dragon Mordremoth. Attacks by minions of Mordremoth are taking place across the world that draw the attention heroes. Find out more about the dire threat in the video below, The Dragon's Reach Part I.

    Reported on Jul 21, 2014
  • The Importance of the Guild Hall

    Most players in an MMO band together to form guilds. Members of a guild can call upon one another for help, or to join in on a tough dungeon. I've made a lot of friends playing in guilds over the years, in several different MMOs. There's one game that really made the guild experience feel important, and that was the original Guild Wars, which had a nice feature called the guild hall... a feature that Guild Wars 2 is sadly missing.

    Reported on Jul 20, 2014
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