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Guild Wars 2 is getting a streaming client soon, getting you into the game faster


Good
Mar 05
Blizzard did a great job with its streaming game hub, allowing players to jump into titles while they were downloading. Every feature may not be available and it might not look the best, but during particularly slow download ... read
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An interview with lead designer Colin Johanson
Guild Wars 2 is one of the most accessible MMOs ever made. Eschewing the Holy Trinity of class builds, you can basically pick any character you want and still fulfill a role in any group. Everyone can heal, and everyone ... read feature

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No new level cap, just 'Masteries'
Guild Wars 2 is an ambitious project. While ArenaNet's initial offering of Guild Wars was more of a social dungeon crawler than an MMO (the company called it a CORPG, or competitive online role-playing game), the se... read feature

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Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 adding first-person mode


Eat your heart out GTA
Feb 26
Typically, MMOs are third-person affairs and for good reason. Whenever you find yourself in any dangerous persistent world, you want a good idea of what's around you to have the best possible view of the battlefield. Well, so... read
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Guild Wars 2

ArenaNet shows off some Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns footage


I'm excited to jump back in
Feb 05
I've said it many times before, but one of the best things about Guild Wars 2 is the fact that you can jump back in anytime without needing to subscribe or feel like you missed anything. Monthly fees definitely still wo... read
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I've needed this for a while
Guild Wars 2 is a pretty great MMO. It's buy-to-play, which means you have to purchase the initial package first, then there's no subscription fees or nasty progression-hindering microtransactions. You buy the game, and... read feature

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Cheap Guild Wars

At $10, yeah, Guild Wars 2 is worth playing


Your next MMO?
Jan 23
As a casual MMO player, I've always liked the Guild Wars series -- no monthly subscription fits my lifestyle, you know? I don't have to feel guilty about wasting money by not playing "enough," whatever that is. If you're of a... read
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Promoted Blog

The Gift of Gaming: Community


Promoted from our Community Blogs
Dec 04
[Dtoid community member Solar Pony Django shares with us what gaming has given him. Its something most of us can relate to in all sorts of ways. Want to see your own stuff appear on the front page? Go write something!&... read
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Free Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 is throwing a free trial week soon


September 25 - October 1
Sep 23
On Thursday, ArenaNet will kick off a week-long trial for Guild Wars 2. You'll be able to play the MMORPG for free from 12:00am Pacific on September 25 until 11:59pm Pacific on October 1. Trial accounts can be opened ahead of... read
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Guild Wars sales

China really likes Guild Wars 2


China DO care, to the tune of almost 4 million
Jul 08
Guild Wars 2's Chinese publisher had the MMO at 760,000 players on launch day. Two months later, it's reporting 3.8 million Chinese players. Guild Wars 2's first year sales, before the Chinese launch, were at 3.5 million, so total sales are at least over 7 million.  Not bad, not bad.  [Via NeoGAF] read
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Guild Wars 2's Origins of Madness out on January 21


The end of the current storyline is the end is nigh
Jan 14
ArenaNet is paving the way for the end of the current main storyline. Origins of Madness is the first big event of the year for Guild Wars 2. It's coming out on January 21 and this will see players fighting against Scarlet Br... read
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Guild Wars 2

NCSoft giving away 5,000 copies of Guild Wars 2


Just pledge your allegiance for a chance to win
Nov 30
In one of the more spirited giveaways I've seen in recent years, NCSoft and ArenaNet are giving away 5,000 copies of Guild Wars 2 to folks willing to pledge their undying loyalty to the game on camera.  For a chance to ... read
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MMO deals

Get Guild Wars 2 for $30 or World of Warcraft for $5


MMO sales for the holidays!
Nov 27
If you have been looking to get into World of Warcraft or Guild Wars 2, here is your chance to get them for cheap. Battle.net just launched its black friday sales, with World of Warcraft for $4.99 and Mists of Pandaria for $9... read
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Guild Wars

Play Guild Wars 2 for free next weekend


Fastest-selling Western MMO, according to developer
Aug 16
With the one-year anniversary for Guild Wars 2 rapidly approaching, ArenaNet has plans to host a free trial weekend soon. That'll kick off on Friday, August 23 at 12:01am Pacific and carry through Sunday, August 25 at 11:59pm... read
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Guild Wars

Original Guild Wars isn't shutting down anytime soon


ArenaNet wants to support passionate player base
Jul 16
While I have only the vaguest memories of playing Guild Wars, it was one of the rare few MMORPGs to grab hold of me and obliterate whole summers. What I do recall is a general feeling of nostalgia, though I'm sure it would be... read
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Guild Wars 2

Bazaar of the Fours Winds content live for Guild Wars 2


How Bazaar! How Bazaar!
Jul 14
Time to dust off that Tyrian merchant hat and polish up all of your excess junk that you don't want -- I mean, quality product that you would hate to part with -- because the Bazaar of the Four Winds content for Guild Wars 2 ... read
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Guild Wars 2 consoles

This is why Guild Wars 2 is not coming to consoles


'Not something that we're actively pursuing'
Jul 05
At one point, Guild Wars 2 on consoles may have been a thing, as ArenaNet did some initial testing for it, but it appears as if the project has been scrapped. Speaking to Eurogamer, Lead content designer Mike Zadorojny explai... read
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Guild Wars 2 patches

ArenaNet aiming for bi-weekly updates for Guild Wars 2


The studio is still wholly committed to the game
Jun 26
Do you still play Guild Wars 2? I do, and ArenaNet is listening to the folks who want more updates. Specifically, it looks like they're going to target updates every two weeks instead of a three week timeline. Speaking to Gam... read
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Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 sheds a little off its price


Every bit helps
May 21
Despite not playing as much Guild Wars 2 as I'd like to, that's okay -- it's not costing me anything. I can continue not playing free of guilt, which is the only way I can do MMO gaming any more, I've realized. ArenaNet has k... read
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Guild Wars 2

ArenaNet is working on a Guild Wars 2 expansion (Update)


Doesn't have the timing locked down yet
May 13
[Update: Clarifying the comments made during the NCSoft earnings call, a representative reached out to confirm that ArenaNet is still "taking a wait-and-see stance" with regards to a possible Guild Wars 2 expansion. It is, as... read
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Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 April Fools' Day gag becomes a real game


Rytlock's Critter Rampage
Apr 19
For April Fools' Day, ArenaNet devised Guild Wars 2's Super Adventure Box update that went into the actual game as content folks could play. Part of the joke involved a commercial which briefly featured a kid p... read
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Guild Wars 2

A 'Looking for Group' tool is coming to Guild Wars 2


MMO standard coming later in 2013
Apr 10
If you were put off by having to manually locate a band of fellow adventurers in Guild Wars 2 without a third party add-on, it appears as if a late 2013 target has been set for an official "looking for group" tool. "As we&rsq... read
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No Guild Wars 2 expansion

There are no Guild Wars 2 expansions in the works


ArenaNet confirms focus on Guild Wars 2
Mar 05
Speaking to IGN, Guild Wars 2 director Colin Johanson stated that there are no expansions planned for the game at the current moment. While they haven't completely ruled any out, don't expect any soon. Johanson states, "expan... read
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Guild Wars 2 tournaments

Guild Wars 2 removing paid tournaments


Free fighting for everyone!
Feb 25
With the recent introduction of a ranked matching system, ArenaNet has decided to drop the current system in Guild Wars 2 of paying to participate in high-level player-versus-player matches. The earlier system -- ch... read
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Guild Wars 2 sale

ArenaNet's sale for Guild Wars 2 ends today


$39.99 for the non-subscription based game
Feb 25
If you've been on the fence in regards to checking out Guild Wars 2, now is a good time to take the plunge, as the digital and collector's editions are on sale for $39.99 and $54.99 respectively. Buying the game will grant yo... read
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Guilds in Guild Wars 2

Chicken races? Guild Wars 2 gets guild missions next week


Get the band back together
Feb 22
ArenaNet has shared a look at a new aspect of Guild Wars 2 called guild missions. "Our team’s primary goal was to create a solid foundation to support PvE guild play," writes content designer Leah Rivera. "We wanted t... read
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Guild Wars 2 PVP

Guild Wars 2 introduces the Spirit Watch PVP map


Bring out your Norns
Feb 18
ArenaNet has a new video out showcasing their new Norn-themed PVP map for Guild Wars 2, Spirit Watch. It promises huge idyllic vistas, crystal clear waters, and of course, deadly combat. The map will combine conquest g... read
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Guild Wars 2 adjusting how dynamic levels work


More challenge and better rewards for all
Feb 04
Guild Wars 2 has a system in place that allows higher-level characters to revisit low-level zones. The player's level is scaled down to match the zone, so they can still get the same challenge. This means they don't... read
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Flame and Frost: Prelude

Guild Wars 2 gets 'Flame and Frost: Prelude' this month


Prologue to 'multi-stage narrative'
Jan 22
A new update for Guild Wars 2 dubbed "Flame and Frost: Prelude" will roll out on January 28, adding a variety of features and setting up what ArenaNet has called a "multi-stage narrative" planned for the MMO this year. Going ... read
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Guild Wars 2 boasts 3 million in sales


Explore Tyria with company
Jan 15
Guild Wars 2 had a pretty tall order to fill when it was released. It sought to change up the MMO formula once and for all, and despite the fact that I wasn't a fan of the original Guild Wars, I think it succeeded in spades. ... read
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'The Lost Shores' Guild Wars 2 event starts this week


Plus a free trial weekend
Nov 12
It's another big month for Guild Wars 2 as ArenaNet prepares to kick off a one-time world event for the game dubbed "The Lost Shores." The official site offers a glimpse at this new storyline, which will begin at 12:00pm Paci... read
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Guild Wars 2: Shadow of the Mad King starts today


Update celebrates Halloween
Oct 22
If you've been neglecting Guild Wars 2 as I regrettably have, the latest content update should offer plenty of incentive for you to clear some time for ArenaNet's Halloween festivities. Shadow of the Mad King begins today wit... read






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