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The Extended Experience Detailed

Posted by Suzie Ford on Sep 21, 2010  | Comments

The Extended Experience Detailed -

The Arena.Net team has posted a detailed look at the 'Extended Experience' that Guild Wars 2 players can expect. The extended experience is based on the recently announced applications that players will be able to take advantage of even when not around their personal gaming rigs. By utilizing mobile and web technologies, players will, at least according to developer Rick Ellis, be able to watch friends in game in real time. And that, according to Rick, is the tip of the iceberg.

Now that you know the team and our philosophy, I’m sure the real question on everyone’s mind is “What else can we expect to see in the future?” Without giving up too much more information—we do have to keep some secrets—what you can expect to see is a series of apps that will share information with each other and the Guild Wars 2 system in ways that simply haven’t been done before.

The most prominent features for mobile and web users will probably stem from the ability to stay connected to the game world and, more importantly, your friends and guildies. We’ll be doing as much as we can to remove the communication barrier that exists between in-game players and out-of-game players. How many times have you been away from your computer on raid night and wished you could connect up with your guild, monitor their progress, share your insights, and ultimately share in their victory? The ability to socialize beyond the game boundaries is essential, and it’s one of the first things we’re working on. Naturally, security and the protection of personal information are of paramount importance with social features like this. With the broader possibilities for communication, we want to ensure people are always in control of who talks to them and when.

Read the full (and fascinating) blog post here.

Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom
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