Mabel, Chapter 2: Increased Traffic to Hoelbrak

Mabel, Chapter 2: Increased Traffic to Hoelbrak

Feb 6, 2017

Rytlock wasn’t in. He hadn’t been in for months, they said. Mabel didn’t understand. They had been walking in circles for a long time, and yet they were in a completely different place. And now her owner was shouting. “Yes, I know he’s a very important man, but if his mission is so important, then why doesn’t the public know about it?” Rovack was waving his...

Guild Wars 2 Recipes: Steak with Winterberry Sauce

Guild Wars 2 Recipes: Steak with Winterberry Sauce

Dec 24, 2016

Feast your eyes on the next addition to the Guild Wars Players recipe book! We’ve finally got an actual meal this time: Steak with Winterberry Sauce. To the best of my knowledge, this isn’t a dish that you can find easily in-game. Perhaps one of the merchants sells it, a fact that I could confirm if I searched hard enough, but why bother? I’ve got steaks to...

Mabel, Chapter 1: Lionguard are Only Slightly Useful

Mabel, Chapter 1: Lionguard are Only Slightly Useful

Dec 21, 2016

Mabel did not like this trade-off she experienced with the shifting of holidays. Though she was not aware of it, Halloween was the event that brought Tyrians from all walks of life to Lion’s Arch. The children chased her around the square during this time; hugged her tightly around the belly if they ever caught her. Most of the year, there was the meek smile...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Kelsandra, Chapter 14

Kelsandra, Chapter 14

Sep 9, 2015

“I’m Belszarus.” The adult charr held out her paw, which was grey-white like the rest of her, but larger in proportion. Or was that standard for charrs? Kelly didn’t know. Kelsandra clasped her paw and winced, hoping that she wouldn’t crush her hand. Belszy quickly picked up on it and gently shook it, almost limply. “This is—Kelly,” Valgar said uncertainly....

Kelsandra, Chapter 13

Kelsandra, Chapter 13

Aug 26, 2015

Kelsandra thought she saw a figure move in the dark window of the otherwise well-lit Almuten Mansion and her gaze at the pane lingered for half a moment too long— The Spider Queen shot webs at Kelly’s torso and wrapped her up in the sticky ropes. Her legs were free of the web; she tried to move those, but they were immobiled as well. “Pay attention, Kel!”...

Kelsandra, Chapter 12

Kelsandra, Chapter 12

Aug 12, 2015

Kelly happily bounded beside Valgar for a full mile before either of them said a word. She was hoping it’d be Valgar, but was content to share some of her own life with him. “I once had a friend who wouldn’t stop talking about the Gendarran Fields.” “I’m guessing she did not live there,” he said flatly. “I didn’t even say whether she liked it!” “Uneducated...

Kelsandra, Chapter 11

Kelsandra, Chapter 11

Jul 29, 2015

“Why are you such a coxcomb?” Kelsandra asked as she and Sterjin followed Valgar. The sounds of the victory faded behind them, and she realized that they had not stopped for a reward, if there was one. “Coxcomb? My grandmother is the only one I know of who used that word,” Valgar said casually. “Do you know what it means?” She ran and kept up with him, forcing...

Kelsandra, Chapter 10

Kelsandra, Chapter 10

Jul 15, 2015

You’ll always revive me. I know you’ll always be there to revive me, just in time. Those words rang in Kelsandra’s head as she watched the crowds come together like in a painting of a great war, right when the first battle begins. Most of the Norn had blunt swords, only able to hack off the weakened limbs of the undead, and Kelly finished them off once she was...

Kelsandra, Chapter 9

Kelsandra, Chapter 9

Jul 1, 2015

Kelsandra and Sterjin weren’t allowed to stay inside or near the cottage while the family filled Valgar in on the recent kidnapping. Having bought decent arrows for her new bow, Kelly had nothing left to do. She stayed sitting near the harbor, not out of sight but out of the way, enjoying the familiar fish smell. The sun was low in the sky when Valgar finally...

Kelsandra, Chapter 8

Kelsandra, Chapter 8

Jun 17, 2015

The next morning, as soon as Kelsandra saw her brother, she ran forward and embraced him. “I wish we could take you closer to where you need to be,” Gavin said, looking at Valgar from over her shoulder. “But we have some repairs on the ship to take care of before traveling.” Valgar narrowed his eyes at him. The siblings broke away from each other. “That’s...

Kelsandra, Chapter 7

Kelsandra, Chapter 7

Jun 3, 2015

After a pause, Kelly pulled down the red cloth under her chin and called back to Valgar, “He’s my brother.” Valgar collapsed on the ground as well, and the trio lay on the sandy grass, breathing heavily. Gavin stared down at them, dumbfounded, as the woman relaxed her sword arm and laughed. Kelsandra then sat up. “I don’t know how much you’ve changed,” she...

Kelsandra, Chapter 6

Kelsandra, Chapter 6

May 20, 2015

18 years previous 1307 AE   Kelsandra itched for her father and brother to return home; the winter especially harsh this year, they’d been staying out later and later on their fishing trips, and she spent most of her days bundled up on her bed reading the same book and trying not to think of her growling stomach. She heard the familiar thumping of her...