In a post on the forums from ArenNet, the team would gladly like to inform players that server lag has been greatly reduced in Guild Wars 2 since their December 15th patch that was meant to decrease the severity of performance issue that many players experience.
In some somewhat sad news, Guild Wars 2 Game Designer, Keaven Freeman, announced on his blog that he is departing ArenaNet.
After a nice break with Wintersday,Robin is all set to pick up the next chapter in Guild Wars 2's Icebrood Saga. The first chapter of episode 5 was a "setting the pieces on the board" episode, which can be interesting, but is often not very exciting. Check out Robin's thoughts on Chapter 2.
In the latest comment from ArenaNet, the latency issues that players have been experiencing have been acknowledged as - still ongoing. With that, the team is happy to announce encouraging signs of their efforts to minimize these performance issues, and plan to push out new performance updates in the next several weeks.
Can you hear that? It sounds like the voices of Tyria have spoken, quite literally, as tomorrow marks the day where the delayed voice acting for the previous content updates for Guild Wars 2, No Quarter and Jormag Rising, will finally be implemented in game. It also marks the release of the next chapter of The Icebrood Saga: Champions -known as Truce, will drop.
Today Guild Wars 2 has released a video, along with the release date of their final arc for the Icebrood Saga. As the battle with Jormag wanes, the elder dragon Primordus's influence rises and the new update will introduce players to new masteries, challenges and factions.
ArenaNet has decided to delay the Steam release of Guild Wars 2 in order to fully focus on their main priority, Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons, their next expansion. No further details were given on the Steam release delay.
ArenaNet has released a roadmap for Guild Wars 2's Icebrood Saga: Champions arc, which is a multi-chapter Living World story, that will conclude the saga altogether. The multi-update arc will carry the Icebrood Saga's ending all the way through May of 2021.
ArenaNet has provided an update regarding performance issues in Guild Wars 2. Here's what they had to say.
For a long time, Guild Wars 2 has kept the status quo. With each update, players looked for updates to the WvW experience, or even a unique PvE experience that shirks the status quo of the over churned story seasons. Finally, ArenaNet hit the mark, but have they learned from it?
The third expansion in the eight years of Guild Wars 2, End Of Dragons is set to land in 2021. Taking place in the South of Tyria, it will drag players down to the fan favorite region of Cantha. After years of anticipation, fans of Guild Wars and guild Wars 2 will set out on adventure and find out if The Jade Sea still sits still and unwavering after 200 years of silence.
ArenaNet declares the return of The Festival of the Four Winds in Guild Wars 2, which begins August 11th. Complete achievements and earn rewards as you visit the Labyrinthine Cliffs and participate in events.
Today marks the release of Guild Wars 2's fourth episode of the Icebrood Saga, Jormag Rising, which expands Drizzlewood Coast, and adds some new, dangerous events. Drizzlewood Coast was originally released with the third episodes release, No Quarter, which introduced the premise of siege warfare, which previously only resided in WvWvW, to a PvE map. In Jormag Rising, ArenaNet doubles down on that premise.
In a video released today on Guild Wars 2's official site, the voice talent banded together to talk about the progress of lending their voices to the new Jormag Rising content set to release in a few short weeks. The reason for Jormag Rising releasing without the voiceover talent was attributed to the ongoing pandemic, and safety concerns of having their voice talent in-studio to record their parts.