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Guild Wars 2

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.


  • Dynamic Events | Aimed at making questing more interesting than killing ten rats, Dynamic Events are area-wide quests that scale based on the amount of people participating and can set in motion a chain reaction that spans an entire zone.  Players will always have something new and exciting to do when they log in, from stopping a band of invading centaurs, to hunting down a massive ice wyrm with the Norns.
  • Unique Combat Mechanics | Each profession has both weapons and spells to use, and each weapon has its own skills as well.  Players will be able to blend their skills to create powerful interactions (fire arrows throw a wall of fire to create flaming arrows), and every class is capable of being a healer, ensuring that you’re never waiting around for a “priest” to complete content.
  • Personal Story | At character creation, players will set up their personal biography for their hero, which will inform their entire story throughout the scope of GW2, maximizing replay value and ensuring that your character feels like a character, and not just an avatar with shiny armor.
  • WvWvW PVP | A part of the Endgame, we don’t know much about WvWvW PVP yet, other than the fact that it will allow hundreds of players from three different servers to compete against one another in a massive battle with siege weapons and destructible environments for some pretty extreme server-wide bonuses that are bestowed upon the winner.
  • Free to Play | Guild Wars 2 will continue the tradition of its forebear by being completely free beyond the retail purchase of the game.  There will be an Item Shop in the game, but ArenaNet insists that it will only be for cosmetic and convenience items, never for anything that would give one player a competitive edge.


  • Warrior | Your sword and board master, the Warrior prefers to be in the thick of battle.
  • Ranger | The ranged specialist capable of splitting an ant in two from three hundred yards away.
  • Necromancer | Master of the undead and dark arts, you do not want to tick the Necromancer off.
  • Elementalist | The magical architect of fire, air, earth, and water.  Basically, a raging pyro with a few other tricks as well.  But come on… fire.
  • Guardian | This profession is hell-bent on protecting his mates, and he does it through causing pain to his enemies as well as warding his allies.
  • Thief | Fancy yourself a spry little pickpocket? Or do you just want to get all stabby on someone? This may be the class for you.
  • Engineer | Guns, traps, bombs… more guns. The engineer is all about the mechanics (literally) of battle.
  • Mesmer | A fan favorite, the Mesmer’s skills involve the manipulation and destruction of its enemies’ minds.  He will make you think you’re on fire while you fight mirror images of him and watch him teleport across the battlefield in the blink of an eye.


  • Asura | Little, genius, and damned cute, the Asura are technological marvels with an passion for technology.
  • Charr | Primal, tribal, and obsessed with warring as a part of their main existence, the Charr are new allies to the people of Tyria… but ferocious ones at that.
  • Norn | These massive 9-foot tall Northerners value the spirits of nature more than anything else.
  • Sylvari | The Sylvari are a young botanical plant-like race, whose inquisitive nature has brought them to the forefront of the conflict in Tyria.
  • Human | The most widespread and influential race in Tyria, the Humans must work with all of the other races to ensure the safety and survival of Tyria.

Do you still play GW2? If so how often? Posted by Reverielle on December 13, 2018 @ 7:59AM
Guild Wars 2 Money Posted by Lord.Bachus on December 11, 2018 @ 6:48AM
All those old zones.. Posted by Lord.Bachus on December 10, 2018 @ 12:19PM
Financial model Posted by Lord.Bachus on December 6, 2018 @ 10:01AM
SFR Server is looking for NA guilds, Posted by WarWitch on November 23, 2018 @ 12:32PM
I can't dodge for poop. Can I play GW2? Posted by TheDarkrayne on November 5, 2018 @ 1:21AM
2018 Poll: Which Guild Hall is your favourite? Posted by WavieDavie on September 7, 2018 @ 8:15AM
Returning to GW2, new to POF Posted by Torval on September 3, 2018 @ 12:47PM
So what can you do now in GW2? Posted by Jacobin on August 26, 2018 @ 4:29PM

GW2 Roller Beetle Racing Razer Nari Headset Sweepstakes! (US ONLY)

GW2 Roller Beetle Racing Razer Nari Headset Sweepstakes! (US ONLY) - Guild Wars 2 News

To celebrate the third week of Roller Beetle Racing in Guild Wars 2, has teamed up with ArenaNet to give away two Razer Nari gaming headsets to our readers worth $149.99 each! Roller Beetle Racing kicked off on November 27th and players have been logging into GW2 weekly to strap in, rev up their roller beetle mounts and face off head-to-head in five unique racetracks located across Tyria. Enter for a chance to win now!

Posted Dec 11, 2018 by Craig McGregor

Guild Wars 2 - A Merry New Wintersday Experience

Guild Wars 2 - A Merry New Wintersday Experience - Guild Wars 2 News

This year, ArenaNet has unveiled The Secret Lair of the Snowmen, which plays off of the famed Guild Wars 1 event sharing the same name. As could be expected from such an event, Wintersday may be in trouble, and it's up to all able-bodied heroes to face an icy, cold-hearted threat, lest a beloved Holiday be ruined. We had the chance to join a guided play through of the event that took us through a little bit of the lore whilst defining what dangers players may encounter in this new 10-person Hol

Posted Dec 11, 2018 by Suzie Ford

Wintersday Returns to Guild Wars 2 Next Week

Wintersday Returns to Guild Wars 2 Next Week - Guild Wars 2 News

Today marks the start of the Twelve Days of Wintersday via Guild Wars 2 social channels and next week will mark the return of the in-game event starting December 11th. "Get ready to play in the snow, wrap up presents and jump all over giant peppermint candies" says the post on the official site.

Posted Dec 04, 2018 by Suzie Ford

Guild Wars 2 - Beetle Races

Guild Wars 2 - Beetle Races - Guild Wars 2 News

One of the best aspects of the Path of Fire expansion was the introduction of mounts and how they have just completely changed the way players traverse through Tyria. Of course, the great thing about mounts isn't just the mounts themselves but also all the cool mount races we got as well. Until recently these races have either been seasonal or are in one of the new zones introduced in the PoF expansion. However, this past week ArenaNet introduced five new races which all take place in core Tyria

Posted Nov 30, 2018 by Suzie Ford

ArenaNet Giving Away a Custom-Wrapped Volkswagen Beetle to Celebrate Guild Wars 2 Event

ArenaNet Giving Away a Custom-Wrapped Volkswagen Beetle to Celebrate Guild Wars 2 Event - Guild Wars 2 News

In celebration of Roller Beetle Racing, ArenaNet will be giving away a "custom-wrapped roller beetle 'Type RBR' car as a grand prize". All that is required is for fans to opt-in to email communication and enter a single roller beetle match in Guild Wars 2 any time between now and December 24th. Each week, players taking part in Roller Beetle Racing will earn an additional entry for both the car and other prizes that are being given away that include Razer & Alienware items & a vacation.

Posted Nov 26, 2018 by Suzie Ford
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