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.
Guild Wars 2 will be turning four years old on August 28th and ArenaNet devs will be heading to social media to share some of their favorite memories of Tyria. Players are also invited to share their memories by using #GW2BDay on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram.
After a solid week-plus in Guild Wars 2's much-anticipated update, Out of the Shadows, I've got conflicted feelings. It's nice to (finally) have something new to do again that isn't raid-related, but I don't think the update is the kind of transcendental chunk of content that's going to radically transform people's views of the game.