That said, all cores of the laptop’s Intel i5 6300HQ, even with boosting available, were still put under some continuous pressure when set to best appearance, and this was just while idling in Lion’s Arch. At a base clock of 2.3Ghz, we still found that this was consistent across all our systems. Processor utilization isn’t everything that we need to talk about when it comes to Guild Wars 2 but it is always going to be an obvious constraint, even in light activities. To show you just how egregious Guild Wars 2’s CPU hunger can be I dropped a toe into WvW, taking config 3 up against a zerg at best appearance and watch the CPU rocket up, maxing out on several occasions and FPS falling through the floor, despite a 1080 and data center grade internet connection that is simply unparalleled by most home PC standards. … [Read more...] about Guild Wars 2 Is Slow…. Is It Time for a New PC?
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Before players can go gallivanting off into the wide world of Tyria, they must first choose a character, or Hero, to fight with. Character creation in GW2 is a ten-step process which might seem a bit long but is well worth the time if you’re into PVE and role-playing. For players who want to jump right into the action, there’s a handy “Skip to End” button that appears in every step. Clicking the button randomizes the choices for the proceeding steps and takes players straight to the naming part. For the rest who are willing to spend a little time on their heroes, they are given a choice of five races, each with their own distinct characteristics, from the short alchemical inventors of the Asura, to the towering hunters of the Norm. Aside from the differences in appearances, each race starts out in different areas and follows a slightly different storyline. Each race also possesses skills unique to their race. While these racial skills might benefit one class … [Read more...] about Guild Wars 2 Game Review
If you've a hankering for a blast from the past, ArenaNet has announced the Guild Wars Complete Collection for $39.99. This new package edition features all of the game's campaigns plus the Eye of the North expansion. In short, it is "everything the original Guild Wars has to offer in one complete package". … [Read more...] about Guild Wars Complete Collection Arrives with a Large New QoL Update
Dataminers on Reddit unearthed the above information regarding a VIP membership for Guild Wars 2. Although no price is detailed, membership includes a bundle of extras, including bank and inventory space, convenient banking/trading, and more. There are at least 20 tiers, going by the VIP badges found in the Mists beta client. Mark Kerstein, Head of Global Community, commented on the forums to point out that the VIP member is an internal experiment and is not intended for western gamers. … [Read more...] about Guild Wars 2 VIP Membership Discovered
The end game of Guild Wars 2, at least for me, is where I set my own goals. Broadly speaking, the community needs to embrace that notion further. If your goal is to be the top sPvP player on EU, then go for it. If your goal is map completion on your 40th character, outfitting all two dozen of your toons in ascended armour, or farming Dhuum CM until the blood flow ceases to your legs and necrosis sets in, be my guest. No one gets to dictate how you spend your free time, least of all in an MMO that delivers such a free flow transition between group and solo play. … [Read more...] about Guild Wars 2: The End(game)