News

Living Story Season 3 Starts July 26th

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016

In short, it is required to own the Heart of Thorns expansion to partake in Season 3; each episode unlocks as you log into that episodes time frame, but if missed it will likely be...

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Guides and Tutorials

Mx plays Elite Specializations – Reaper p.2 [PvP / WvW]

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015

Hello everyone! Since my part 1 about the new necromancer elite specialization, I have finally found more time to hop into PvP and WvW. Although I have to say that there still...

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Seeing Tyria

Player Spotlight: Ordellya

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016

  It’s been some time, but we finally have another Player Spotlight submission. This time, we have the norn ranger, Ordellya, decked out in black and white. She is...

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Podcasts

Guild Wars Players News #38: Rainbow Thieves

Posted by on Aug 29, 2015

Cithryth and Ethelros reminisce on the last 37 episodes and prepare to pass the torch to Mel and Andrew. Guild Wars Players News #38 [ 34:08 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download...

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Recent Posts

Centaurs in Guild Wars 2: Three Theories

Centaurs in Guild Wars 2: Three Theories

Nov 22, 2016

Centaurs are insanely prominent in Guild Wars 2, especially in human communities. It makes sense that there’s more tension between them and humans than there is between them and any other race. They share a strong likeness and constantly invade each other’s properties and camps that it’s a wonder why they bother to be near each other at all. There had to have...

Will November 9th End Political Talk in the Guild Wars 2 PvP Lobby?

In recent weeks, politically charged talk in the PvP lobby chat has been so dominating that it would be fair to assume that the instigators are not actually there to play PvP. With everyone so spread out in the game, focused on whichever task they are to complete, trolls have no choice but to confine their political speak to the lobby, as those in the PvP queue...

Recipe for Spicy Pumpkin Cookies, from Guild Wars 2

Recipe for Spicy Pumpkin Cookies, from Guild Wars 2

Oct 31, 2016

Guild Wars Players is back with our well-meaning but ultimately depressing attempts at food/beverage replication. This time…Spicy Pumpkin Cookies! I’ve had that pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter for over a month now, delaying the inevitable article about these cookies. I knew that they would take all day to get just right. The resulting recipe shouldn’t take...

Questions Guild Wars 2 Players Had About the HoT Story

Questions Guild Wars 2 Players Had About the HoT Story

Oct 22, 2016

ArenaNet has created a big world for us to play in, with vast amounts of lore surrounding it, so finding plotholes and inconsistencies shouldn’t come as a surprise and especially not as a disappointment. There are some head scratchers that can be solved with a single patch, but have ultimately been ignored due to general playerbase indifference—examples include...

Player Spotlight: Ordellya

Player Spotlight: Ordellya

Jul 15, 2016

  It’s been some time, but we finally have another Player Spotlight submission. This time, we have the norn ranger, Ordellya, decked out in black and white. She is wearing the full Predatory set of armour, minus the helm, which is a second tier norn cultural set. Her weapon, a wolfborn longbow, is also part of the norn cultural weapons, matching her...

Living Story Season 3 Starts July 26th

Living Story Season 3 Starts July 26th

Jul 13, 2016

In short, it is required to own the Heart of Thorns expansion to partake in Season 3; each episode unlocks as you log into that episodes time frame, but if missed it will likely be up for purchase at a later date; and they will release once every 2-3 months. Season 3, episode 1 releases July 26th....

Four Guild Wars 2 Characters and How to Make Their Favorite Drinks

Four Guild Wars 2 Characters and How to Make Their Favorite Drinks

May 23, 2016

Thanks so much to Mel, who chose and paired each of these drinks with their characters. That’s where his involvement with this article stopped, though. The rest is all me, and I’m saying this because blaming the disastrous #4 or the lazy #3 on anyone but myself would be cruel. Ranked by how well these turned out, here are some alcoholic drinks that I attempted...

The Dream isn’t Real. The Wyld Hunt is a Lie.

The Dream isn’t Real. The Wyld Hunt is a Lie.

May 14, 2016

It is now quite clear what I suspected about the sylvari to be true, with gathered knowledge from the jungle dragon and its minions, their whole point of being is a lie. Sylvari first appeared on Tyria in 1302 AE; there were only 12 at first, called the Firstborn by the second batch to emerge from the Pale Tree, thus named the Secondborn. The Tree itself was...

Top 5 Most Unconventional Chef Recipes in Guild Wars 2

Top 5 Most Unconventional Chef Recipes in Guild Wars 2

Apr 10, 2016

Crafting in Guild Wars 2 is sometimes a point of contention within the community. It’s almost impossible to make a considerable amount of gold from it, and usually involves a hefty investment. However, we’re drawn to it for different reasons. For me, it’s about aid in leveling up and being just plain proud of myself. My first crafting love was cooking. The chef...

Top 5 Most Well-Liked Guild Wars 2 Characters

Top 5 Most Well-Liked Guild Wars 2 Characters

Mar 12, 2016

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!   In Guild Wars 2, which race you pick, as well as the choices within each race’s story, determines what sort of relationship you forge with its various NPCs. Making new characters and varying the choices can cause us to get to know certain characters in different ways; either we can find more proof to hate those particular...

Player Spotlight: Prevenant Lincoln

Player Spotlight: Prevenant Lincoln

Jan 8, 2016

We’re going to start highlighting players’ characters once again. Much like Cithryth’s ‘Weekly Outfit’, Player Spotlight, will cover a player’s character and their outfit. The only real difference is this will not be done weekly, but rather ranging from a week to a month, depending on how often we receive submissions. Our...

An Asura Family Wintersday

An Asura Family Wintersday

Dec 25, 2015

It was lightly snowing at the Asura News Network labs, just a few stone shaped buildings spread throughout a small valley in the Brisband Wildlands. Most of the krewe have left to enjoy Wintersday with their families and friends. Only one building is still lit, with a smokestack lifting into the dusk. An asura girl is sitting in front of a fireplace, lightly...

Kelsandra, Chapter 15

Kelsandra, Chapter 15

Dec 19, 2015

The next morning, Kelsandra and Valgar ate breakfast at a table by the inn’s front door. Belszarus, the seasoned, slightly older charr and newest addition to their team, walked in. She looked around and, when she spotted them, mumbled, “Good morning,” and took a seat a few tables away. “We’re getting there today, aren’t we?” Kelly asked Valgar. Belszy had taken...

Wintersday 2015

Wintersday 2015

Dec 16, 2015

It’s that time of year again, it’s snowing (outside of Hoelbrak), everyone is merry and Tixx and Toxx have returned to give presents to all the good little boys and girls. It’s Wintersday! All of the beloved mini-games and prizes are back, along with some new additions. Returning, is the Infinirarium, where you can help Toymaster Tixx get his...

My experience with PvP-Leagues!

My experience with PvP-Leagues!

Dec 12, 2015

Hello everyone! A few days the new PvP-Leagues were released and yes, I was really excited for it! For me, as a main PvP player, this was probably the one thing that I was looking forward the most. Sadly, I did not have too much spare time since they were released but from what I have seen so far, I am not too disappointed. Of course it might be a little...

Mx plays Elite Specializations – Reaper p.2 [PvP / WvW]

Mx plays Elite Specializations – Reaper p.2 [PvP / WvW]

Nov 13, 2015

Hello everyone! Since my part 1 about the new necromancer elite specialization, I have finally found more time to hop into PvP and WvW. Although I have to say that there still isn’t a huge build diversity in terms of effectiveness, the builds I have come up with and tried so far were really fun and very effective (as far as my experience goes)! First of...

The Chak: What are they and are they related to the Karka?

The Chak: What are they and are they related to the Karka?

Nov 10, 2015

As a zoologist I, Meltak – Head of the ANN krewe, have performed observations on various species throughout Tyria, including the karka. Now, I set my sights on a new, equally petrifying creature. The chak are a crab like species located deep in the Maguuma jungle, with several variations in characteristics and combat capabilities. Some have feelers and a...

Quick Shoutout – Nemesis: DPS & The Meta

Quick Shoutout – Nemesis: DPS & The Meta

Nov 8, 2015

I just wanted to give a quick shout out to Nemesis (I am one and I am legion: https://www.youtube.com/user/Iamoneandiamlegion) and of course everyone else involved in the current stream on Mighty Teapot’s Twitch channel! Get to know what the “meta”, which the majority of the Guild Wars 2 player base is believing in, is actually about and how...

Mx plays Elite Specializations – Reaper p.1 [PvE]

Mx plays Elite Specializations – Reaper p.1 [PvE]

Nov 8, 2015

Hello everyone! Since Heart of Thorns came out, I have spent most of in-game time playing my Reaper (Necromancer elite spec.). To be honest, I have never been the biggest fan of the necromancer profession, however I have always loved the idea behind the profession itself. With the elite specialization of the necromancer, I finally feel like the developers have...

Heart of Thorns – My experience so far! [Spoiler Free]

Heart of Thorns – My experience so far! [Spoiler Free]

Nov 6, 2015

Heart of Thorns turned 2 weeks!  Hello everyone! While a lot of us have been playing the Guild Wars 2 expansion, Heart of Thorns, for the past two weeks, probably just as many people are still waiting for patch notes, reviews and community opinions on what the expansion has to offer and if it is “worth” buying. To be honest, I was one of those...