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ArenaNet aiming for bi-weekly updates for Guild Wars 2


6:00 PM on 06.26.2013
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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 Gamerzines, ArenaNet's Mike Zadorojny noted that even though they're currently updating the game in three week increments, they're "pushing to two weeks." He went on to explain that "it's a marathon, not a sprint, and we've been getting better with each of our releases, in terms of how we budget, how we plan it out, and how we manage personnel. Now we have four full 'Living World' teams that are building these content updates."

Selling Guild Wars 2 as a "pay once," then free-to-play MMO was a risky move, but it appears to have payed off. ArenaNet hopes that more constant updates will pull people back in the game more often, rather than the occasional "check up." With this much dedication, I think it may just work.

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8:01 AM on 03.03.2015
ArenaNet: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns 'is like Metroid and Zelda slammed together'

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8:00 AM on 03.03.2015
Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns seeks to redefine MMO endgame progression

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...more



5:00 PM on 02.26.2015
Guild Wars 2 adding first-person mode

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10:45 AM on 02.05.2015
ArenaNet shows off some Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns footage

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...more



5:08 PM on 01.24.2015
ArenaNet unveils Guild Wars 2's first expansion, Heart of Thorns

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12:30 PM on 01.23.2015
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7:00 PM on 09.23.2014
Guild Wars 2 is throwing a free trial week soon

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6:30 PM on 07.08.2014
China really likes Guild Wars 2

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]more



10:30 AM on 01.14.2014
Guild Wars 2's Origins of Madness out on January 21

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5:00 PM on 11.30.2013
NCSoft giving away 5,000 copies of Guild Wars 2

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5:00 PM on 02.26.2015
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