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
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Back in November, ArenaNet dropped the Hall of Chains raid into Guild Wars 2. Now that players have been able to spend some time in the raid — and hopefully nothing will be spoiled for them — raid designer Bryon Miller has published a lengthy post on the Guild Wars 2 blog explaining the process behind creating this kind of content. … [Read more...] about New Dev Diary Offers Behind The Scenes Look At Raid Creation In Guild Wars 2
Elisabeth Cardy: When we first started brainstorming around this campaign, it was based on stories we’d heard of people who had met their significant other in game, but we really wanted to recognize that it’s not just romantic relationships that can have a deep impact on our lives. To that end, we were looking for a title that encompassed relationships of all sorts. Especially in English, the word “relationship” can have some hefty connotations of romance, so it didn’t feel right on its own. “Shipping” is a fandom term that has to do with primarily romantic relationships (“ships”), so when we were taking some early notes, we started using “Friend/Ships” as a shorthand to kind of indicate both platonic and romantic relationships, and the whole team liked it so much that when it came time to think of the final title for the campaign, we all decided that we wanted to keep this one around. … [Read more...] about Arenanet Talks: Guild Wars 2 Friend/Ship Campaign
The game’s Mentor system allows veteran players who own a copy of the full game to don an in-chat title and map icon showing new players that they are here to help. There are currently no active rewards for participating in the mentor program but a ton of people do it anyway, showing off even more just how great the Guild Wars 2 community really is. … [Read more...] about Guild Wars 2: Is It The Best MMORPG Social Experience?
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