Elisabeth Cardy: We built Guild Wars 2 with the idea in mind that it should be good to see other players. We regularly see the success of that in the stories that we hear from guilds, couples, and BFFs about their in-game and out of game adventures. Hearing stories like these is incredible rewarding and heartwarming and we wanted to share some of that joy with the world! … [Read more...] about Arenanet Talks: Guild Wars 2 Friend/Ship Campaign
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Need to kill a monster, but someone else is already killing it? No problem! Just help the person already in combat, and you both get experience, and both get your own loot. No kill stealing or monster hoarding needed! This mechanic is in place even if you aren’t in a party together. … [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
Keys shouldn’t be as rare as they are, or items in the black lion chests need to be more straight forward. I’m not saying they need to give players everything they want, that’s what the trading company is for, I’m saying the field needs to be narrowed to coveted items, or higher chances of scrap ticket currency so players can redeem them for what they want instead of shoveling cash into a pay wheel that is mostly spinning on disappointment with just enough hope thrown in to keep players on the hook. I’m glad that I took a chance to confirm my suspicions on the Black Lion Chests. I learned that purchasing more keys may just not be for me, but whether you are for or against them, I hope it reaffirms whichever position you end up choosing as a player. … [Read more...] about Guild Wars 2
Is it worth it to at least own Heart of Thorns? Of course; there are useful things in it that you won’t have access to otherwise. You’ll lack the Revenant class, access to Gliding, and a set of Elite Specializations (one per class). Path of Fire comes with its own set of Elite Specs, so you’ll have two to choose from per class if you have both expansions. They’re basically full classes that operate on a Heroic Mastery system instead of raw exp, but if those don’t appeal to you, and you don’t want to go through all the story (and purchase all the old content you missed out on), you are under no compunction to. However, I do feel like it’s pertinent to note that there aren’t tons of Heroic Mastery points in the Crystal Desert. You can always go back to the old content in Heart of Thorns and Vanilla if you missed them. Like in Path of Fire, each event like this you complete gives 10 points, which is so much faster than the 1 point from the … [Read more...] about Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire Review