Guild Wars 2 just put out it's newest update to The Living Story: Season 3. Rising Flames! And with it comes a slew of updates, including the new zone of Ember Bay! Which TheHiveLeader then made fun of.
Guild Wars 2 is finally moving forward with the next season of its evolving Living Story, pushing deeper into Maguuma Jungle and opening up even more questions in the aftermath of its last chapter. Out of the Shadows, this first episode of season 3, will continue weaving story threads introduced in Heart of Thorns when it launches on July 26.
Top 10 Tips for New Guild Wars 2 players:
00:30 How to get bags for your inventory.
01:56 How to get gathering tools before level 9.
03:15 Where are the quests?!?!
05:34 No competition for loot, experience, or resources.
06:38 Using hotkeys to find things in the world.
07:39 Checking out karma/heart vendors.
09:04 Handy dandy deposit all materials.
10:38 Exploring the options menu.
13:30 Explaining the down state & death.
15:44 Sticking around after dynamic events.
Three years ago ArenaNet convinced us that an MMORPG didn't need raids, now we're getting them. In this video, Lock wonders if the house that Guild Wars built has what it takes to pull off the mythical non-trinity raiding.
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A while back San Diego Comic Con, our own Genese Davis caught up with Leah Hoyer of ArenaNet to discuss Guild Wars 2 and the upcoming expansion, Heart of Thorns. Leah is the head of narrative at ArenaNet and sheds some light on what players can expect from the expansion.
ArenaNet are adding more layers of content, greater urgency and extra difficulty for the new max level zone. In this video, Lock wonders when you can have too much of a good thing, and if this new level of intensity is really good for the game.
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We met with ArenaNet today to hear all about the just unveiled Guild Halls in Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns. Listen and watch as Som and Bill regale you all with all they've learned. And stay tuned for more coverage on MMORPG.com.
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Greetings, mortals and immortals alike. Today we'll be talking about the highly anticipated greatsword-wielding necromancer elite specialization, the reaper. This devastating melee brawler is at home in battle when surrounded by as many enemies as possible, cleaving through hapless foes for life-force sustainment. Once the reaper has enough life force, they can transform into a devastating avatar of destruction that leaves enemies frozen in terror.
The Dragonhunter is the Guardian's Elite Specialization for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns. Itâ€™s a ferocious big-game hunter that specializes in ranged combat and back-line support. Weâ€™ve incorporated a more physical aspect into the guardian, and its powers in light-wielding have deepened to the point that they can better physically manifest objects into the world and send them flying as swift as an arrow. Learn more about the Dragonhunter on this page: http://www.mmorpg.com/newsroom.cfm/read
The Guild Wars 2 team took to the airwaves recently to talk more about the advanced profession for the Mesmer, the awesome Chronomancer. Check out this video from last weeks Points of Interest to see the Chronomancer in action.
Meet the Chronomancer, Mesmer's Elite Specialization for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns. Turn your elegant mesmer into a fabulous time mage, via the ability to stop and even revert time! Learn more about the Chronomancer on this page: http://www.mmorpg.com/newsroom.cfm/read/34744/Guild-Wars-2-The-Mesmers-Elite-Spec-Revealed-The-Chronomancer.html
Lead Writer Bobby Stein and Narrative Designer Scott McGough stop by to talk about how they're integrating story into every part of Heart of Thorns. They focus on storytelling, building on what we've created before and on what we've learned.
This is a recording from a Guild Wars 2 livestream that was broadcast at Twitch.tv/GuildWars2. Join us for regular livestreams every Friday at noon Pacific Time.
In Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, World vs. World players will be able to wage war over a new Borderlands map. With increased verticality, thematic objectives, more strategic layout, shrines, oasis, and new Dolyak and Sentries, players will have a WvW experience richer than ever!
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We chatted with Isaiah Cartwright and Matt Weurffel, both working on Heart of Thorns (the first expansion to Guild Wars 2). While Izzy showed us the demo, the two talk about the design of the expansion, and even place a bet on who will win the WTS which was also going on at the convention.
Hint: Izzy lost... but I don't think we'll be seeing him shave his head before his wedding. His words, not ours.
1,445 views Gameplay Footage, added on Mar 03, 2015
We chat with Guild Wars 2's John Corpening, Lead PVP Designer, about the brand new PVP game mode: Stronghold. Focused on two separate lanes with supply, minions, door-breaking and trebuchets, it's definitely a new take on GW2's PVP. Watch the gameplay and listen to John chat about what makes the map work.
We talk to Guild Wars 2's Game Design Lead Jon Peters about the Revenant, the Masteries System, the Specializations, WvW changes, the legendary weapon changes, precursors, and so much more.
Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thornsâ„¢ is the first expansion for Guild Wars 2. Founded on the idea that the journey is the goal, the Heart of Thorns expansion continues the Guild Wars 2 tradition of challenging the conventions of MMOs to fulfill the promise of what online worlds should be.
2,086 views Gameplay Footage, added on Mar 03, 2015
Check out the exclusive full-length gameplay demo footage of Heart of Thorns, Guild Wars 2's first full expansion. The demo includes the first story-based mission with Canach, Taimi, Braham, Marjory, Rox, and Casmeer as they make their way into the war-torn reaches of Maguuma.
Watch as we play the Revenant and toy with both the hammer and mace/axe build, while swapping between Jalis and Mallyx stances.
And then, finally, watch as we take down the newly revealed Wyvern boss (not even a worl
Jewel "Laughter" Daab starts a journey on an Engineer in Guild Wars 2 to prepare for the expansion Heart of Thorns. First in an episodic series leading into the expansion, Laughter will cover a great deal of what GW2 is all about and how it's changed since launch.
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As Heart of Thorns evolves Guild Wars 2, the open world will be evolving along with it. In the Heart of Maguuma, where the open-world content and story of the expansion will take place, weâ€™ll build on the foundation of the core principles of Guild Wars 2: the power of our dynamic event system, the belief that playing with others makes for a better experience, the impact of environment on stories, and the joy of exploration and discovery.
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Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the first expansion for Guild Wars 2. Founded on the idea that the journey is the goal, the Heart of Thorns expansion continues the Guild Wars 2 tradition of challenging the conventions of MMOs to fulfill the promise of what online worlds should be.
To journey deeper into the Heart of Thorns, please check the website: https://heartofthorns.guildwars2.com
Time is running out: the Pact Fleet is poised to launch, and Glint's egg is still missing. You have one last memory seed to plant, and the search through Caithe's past has led you to a cave sealed shut with strange magic. The time for truth has come. Find a way to break the seal, enter the cave, and learn what happened all those years ago.
To know more about the Living World of Guild Wars 2, make sure to regularly check the Releases page of the website: https://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/
Yesterday we sat down with ArenaNet to playthrough the most recent episode of the Living World: Tangled Paths. Watch as we learn of some of the back-story, get some hints on what's to come, and more.
NOTE: This video is only the first half of the experience, as we didn't want to spoil the ending for those of you who haven't played it. Consider it a teaser of this update's content.
As the adventure of Season 2 continues, the whole of Tyria is threatened by the peril of the Elder Dragon Mordremoth. Attacks by its minions have stretched ever-farther afield, from the arid Maguuma wastes to the Timberline Falls and the heart of Kryta. All of Tyria must come to understand this dire threat.
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This cinematic may contain spoilers for anyone who has not played through the story of Entanglement. Taimi discovered Omadd's machine, the device that Scarlet used to see the Eternal Alchemy. What cosmic vision awaits inside?
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In the second episode of #GW2PoI, Kate Welch, Theo Nguyen, and Angel McCoy talk over Gates of Maguuma!
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Welcome back to another Guild Wars 2 Boomerangs video. This series helps returning players get back up to speed on what they've missed in the game.
This video covers the major changes from September 2013 through April 2014 feature pack.
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We caught up with Jon Peters and Colin Johanson at PAX East 2014 to talk all about the big Guild Wars 2 feature pack that's launching on April 15th. It brings a wardrobe system, new traits system, and so much more to the game.
ArenaNet has released a brand new trailer, "Battle for Lion's Arch", that sets the stage for the next Living Story update that will see players preparing for war against Scarlet Briar and her minions. The battle will be an epic one for the survival and revival of the venerable city of Lion's Arch.
ArenaNet has revealed the initial details for the first Guild Wars 2 update for 2014. Called "Origins of Madness", the content update will be released on Tuesday, January 21st and will pit players against Scarlet Briar and her new scourge, the Mechanical Marionette. To give players an idea of what they will be up against, ArenaNet has released a brand new trailer.
This week's Guild Wars 2 Weekly Show recaps the news from the past week in Tyria, including the new Halloween content and upcoming Krait-themed upate.
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This brand new weekly series covering the news and events around Guild Wars 2 is brought to you by DanDoesGames. Though we uploaded it a bit late due to Bill Murphy's vacation (bastard), it covers last week's Tyrian happenings and is missing news from this week... that comes this weekend!
Guild Wars 2 Blood and Madness continues! The Bloody Prince has taken over part of the Mad King's Labyrinth! He's controlling the undead armies in the Mad King's Realm, while his father retains command of the plastic spiders, candy corn elementals, and other festive frights. The Skeletal Lich, Grand High Viscount of Candy Corn, and the Labyrinthine Horror await interlopers.
Guild Wars 2 Halloween is drawing near, and Magister Tassi's instruments are picking up some unusual energy readings. The Mad King isn't the only one breaking through the barrier between realmsâ€”prepare to face the son of Oswald Thorn, Bloody Prince Edrick!
We're pleased to announce our line-up for this weekend's Mist League match-ups. Cast by the inimitable Grouch and Gasmask in English (with Steppe and Jan hosting in German) EIGHT more teams are duking it out to vie for spots in the top five.
ArenaNet asked us at MMORPG.com to slay a giant dragon pinata... so we did, with the help from our friends at Knight Realms LARP. Look for more information on the upcoming Dragon Bash festival in Guild Wars 2 at the link below.
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We had the fortunate opportunity to play through the entire SUPER ADVENTURE BOX with ArenaNet's Josh Foreman, the project's lead designer and jumping puzzle madman. This is the full video of that playthrough, recorded from Xsplit last week during a special press event.
This is a quick run through of the new Guild Wars 2 Super Adventure Box, ArenaNet's April Fool's Content for 2013. The run was completed on "Easy Mode", which rewards you less, but becomes less frustrating, believe us.
ArenaNet's Colin Johanson gives a video preview about the team's plans for Guild Wars 2 in the first several months of 2013. The video goes along with Johanson's new blog post on the official GW2 site where he lays out in much more detail the plans for the entire year including improvements to the persistent events system, PvP, WvW and much more.
The Guild Wars 2 team has released a terrific new video that shines the spotlight on the upcoming Wintersday event that will feature Toymaker Tixx and his magnificent workshop. It's definitely something you will NOT want to miss. Check it out!
In this episode of MMOFTW, aside from being interrupted by his gradfather clock, Bill recounts the Lost Shores event in GW2, Darkfall's launch delay, SWTOR's F2P release, W101's new Azteca content, and Rift's Storm Legion launch. Plus we go over what game has the best animations in any MMO.
In a new video released by ArenaNet, Jonathan Sharp introduces players to a brand new Guild Wars 2 PvP map called The Temple of the Silent Storm. The new map is available today for players on live servers to check out! Enjoy!
The Guild Wars 2 team has released a brand new video featuring an upcoming high-level dungeon called Fractals of the Mists. The fly through of the new dungeon features in-game footage. Fractals of the Mists utilizes the WvW 'sidekick' feature that allows players of all levels to access it. Enjoy!
ArenaNet has released a terrific new video giving an overview of the world of Guild Wars 2. In it, viewers are given a brief tour of creating characters, races and the locations within Tyria. It's an enticing look at one of the biggest titles of 2012.
Bookah Broadcast - Your Guild Wars 2 Community Showcase! We've partnered up with KaeyiDream to highlight her weekly community showcase for Guild Wars 2. She makes 'em, we post 'em. Feel free to leave your comments below!
2,592 views Gameplay Footage, added on Jul 16, 2012
We got a chance to play as Guild Wars 2's Sylvari last week. In this video, we take you on a tour of their home city: Grove. Mind the drop towards the end, Bill. No narration, so you can hear the sounds, ambiance, and locals talking to get a feel for this plant-like race.
4,128 views Gameplay Footage, added on Jul 16, 2012
We took Guild Wars 2's Sylvari race for a spin this week, and put together a quick look at the character creation. Don't mind Bill Murphy's sleepy voice. It was super late, because Guild Wars 2 is addictive.
Ripper hops into the Guild Wars 2 Beta for some First Impressions PvE/PvP action!
Guild Wars 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to ArenaNet's flagship title. Due to launch sometime in 2012, 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 on track to be far more epic in scope than the original... while still
Pokket's first impressions of the GW2 beta. Things she likes, thinks needs improvements, and things she didn't like about the game.
MMORPG.com takes a look at the commerce part of Guild Wars 2. It's here that you'll buy gems with real money (or in-game gold) and buy experience boosts, cosmetic items, and more. But is it pay to win? We let you decide.
Garrett Fuller takes us on an 18 minute journey in the Eternal Battlegrounds to find some action in Guild Wars 2's World vs. World PVP. Just giggle along with Garrett as he falls into fanboy hilarity towards the end... can you say it's fun?
MMORPG.com's Bill Murphy chats with ArenaNet's Jon Peters about Traits, Professions, and a few other details in the upcoming Guild Wars 2. -- Recorded live on Twitch.tv for MMORPG.com - http://j-tv.me/xKGUXj
5,350 views Gameplay Footage, added on Dec 14, 2011
Arena.Net and the Guild Wars 2 team have finally revealed the final profession for Guild Wars 2: The Mesmer. This master of illusion has been beefed up for GW 2 in ways that the originals could only have dreamed about. Check it out!
During this week's GStar in South Korea, the Guild Wars 2 team showed a new video showing off some pretty impressive character customization. In a new blog post on the Guild Wars 2 site, Eric Flannum dissects the video that outlines some of the new/improved features shown.
Arena.Net has released a new trailer for Guild Wars 2. The video spotlights The Grove, the organic city of the Sylvari. The roots and branches of the Pale Tree form terraces where other plants have grown into buildings.
Guild Wars 2 developers talk about the creation of the Sylvari race in this new trailer from Arena.Net. The video includes developer interviews and a terrific look at the creative force behind the race with in-game footage.
14,336 views Official Movie, added on Aug 10, 2010
ArenaNet outlines their goals for Guild Wars 2 in this latest video of epic proportions. Come for the visuals, information, and music, stay for the giant God of War 3 scale dragon of awesomeness at the end!
This latest trailer for Guild Wars 2 explores the world of Tyria through the eyes of the five playable races in the game: the resilient Humans, the war-mongering Charr, the inventors known as the Asura, the shapeshifting Norn, and an entirely new nature spirit race, the Sylvari.