Guild Wars Players News #38: Rainbow Thieves

Guild Wars Players News #38: Rainbow Thieves

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 Game News Daredevil Beta Weekend Event #2 – Sept 4-6 August 25 Update Notes 21 Days of Sales Guild Wars Players News Kelsandra Chapter 13 A Look Into Tyria – Rata Pten The...

Daredevil: Thief Elite Specialization

Daredevil: Thief Elite Specialization

Aug 27, 2015

Today ArenaNet revealed the next elite specizalitaion and the first elite spec for a medium armor profession: the daredevil. The daredevil is a thief who uses a melee staff and utilizes evasion and dodging rather than stealth to avoid harm. Dodging Daredevils will have 3 (rather than 2) endurance bars Grandmaster traits will allow you to pick one of three dodge...

Update Notes – August 25

Update Notes – August 25

Aug 25, 2015

Today saw a bit of an update to the game. It’s mostly some bug fixes and balance tweaks to the professions, however there are some interesting changes to PvP and some cool stuff in the gem store. Below you can see the full notes and you can also see them on the forums here. 08/25/15 August 25 Release Notes BALANCE, BUG-FIXING, POLISH World Polish Fields...

An Update To the Site and Podcast

An Update To the Site and Podcast

Aug 23, 2015

After much deliberation and discussion, Draculetta, Ethelros, and myself have decided to step down from running Guild Wars Players and hosting the Guild Wars Players News podcast. This was a difficult decision to come to since we have really enjoyed reading everyone’s posts and discussing Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 with everyone on the site. However we...

Guild Wars Players News #37: Professional Fools

Guild Wars Players News #37: Professional Fools

Aug 22, 2015

Light on news but not on laughs, this week’s episode is a bit shorter than usual. Cithryth talks about berzerkers and burn builds for warriors as well as vistas versus jumping puzzles. Guild Wars Players News #37 [ 26:26 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Game News Berserker – Warrior Elite Spec GW2/ArenaNet will be at PAX Prime Sales Guild Wars...

Berserker – Warrior Elite Specialization

Berserker – Warrior Elite Specialization

Aug 20, 2015

Yesterday ZAM.com released the information on the warrior’s elite specialization in Heart of Thorns: the Berserker! Today ArenaNet also posted their own blog post detailing the specialization. A berserker will be able to wield an off-hand torch. After building up enough adrenaline, they can enter berserk mode which changes some mechanics for the...

Community Video Spotlight – Timelines

Community Video Spotlight – Timelines

Aug 19, 2015

Welcome to the weekly community video spotlight, where I’ll be spotlighting some great videos from the community that I think you’ll find informative, interesting, or just plain entertaining. This week’s video is from the ever-informative bastion of lore, Wooden Potatoes. This week he came out with a new video in light of the recent announcement of the...

World Tournament Series: Cologne Analysis

World Tournament Series: Cologne Analysis

Aug 18, 2015

Over at Academy Gaming today, Velvet Blanc wrote up a wonderfully detailed analysis of the Abjured versus Orange Logo fights from the recent World Tournament Series in Cologne, Germany. Some of the language can be a bit confusing if you do not PvP. However if you do have some knowledge of the maps that were played then this analysis could help you learn more...

Guild Wars Players News #36: So Much News

Guild Wars Players News #36: So Much News

Aug 15, 2015

This week’s podcast is longer than usual due to all the news we have to talk about! Beta weekend experiences, the revenant elite specialization, mastery lines, and PvP news are just some of the things we discuss. Guild Wars Players News #36 [ 52:30 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Game News Beta Weekend Cithryth P1 and P2 Mel on Smokescales PoI #28...

Herald – Revenant Elite Specialization

Herald – Revenant Elite Specialization

Aug 13, 2015

Yesterday MassivelyOP released an article announcing the elite specialization for the revenant: the Herald. Today ArenaNet posted their own blog post about the specialization as well. This new specialization will give revenants access to the shield as an off-hand weapon as well as Glint as another legend to invoke. The goal behind this specialization and legend...

Cithryth’s Post-Play Report: BWE1 (Part 2)

Cithryth’s Post-Play Report: BWE1 (Part 2)

Aug 11, 2015

  Hey everyone, here is the second part of my post-play report on this past weekend’s beta event! Get ready because I uh… have a lot of feelings about reapers.   Revenant Last beta was not great for the revenant. I’m pleased to say though that the changes brought about in this round of beta testing have really boosted the revenant to...

What’s Your Favorite Game Mode?

What’s Your Favorite Game Mode?

Aug 11, 2015

Do you like to work your way through the various maps of Tyria? Or do you prefer to duel it out in the Mists against other servers? Or maybe you like doing a little of all three kids of gameplay that GW2 has to offer! Select one (or all) of your game modes of choice – What's your game mode of choice? Player vs Environment - Completing maps, world bosses,...

World Tournament Series: Cologne – Congrats to the Abjured!

World Tournament Series: Cologne – Congrats to the Abjured!

Aug 10, 2015

Over the weekend at Gamescom the World Tournament Series featuring Orange Logo (EU), The Civilized Gentlemen (EU), the Abjured (NA), and GLHF (China) took place. It was an intense tournament featuring some amazing back-and-forth between the teams involved. The last World Tournament in Boston ended with Orange Logo as the victors. This time around though the...

Cithryth’s Post-Play Report: BWE1 (Part 1)

Cithryth’s Post-Play Report: BWE1 (Part 1)

Aug 10, 2015

We are inching steadily towards Heart of Thorns, and this Beta Weekend Event #1 was one more step on that long march. I got my hands on the newly-improved revenant, part of the Verdant Brink map and story, as well as the elite specializations: chronomancer, dragonhunter, reaper, and tempest. Being that I love necromancers oh so very much, I was extremely...

Points of Interest – Pact Commander Mastery Line

Points of Interest – Pact Commander Mastery Line

Aug 9, 2015

Over the weekend the team at Guild Wars 2 put out another Points of Interest, even with many staff being away at Gamescom. This episode deals specifically with one of the new Masteries lines revealed by IGN this week: the Pact Commander line. Below are some key points about each of the individual tiers from the Mastery line as well as the full Points of...

New PvP League System in HoT

New PvP League System in HoT

Aug 8, 2015

Today on their YouTube channel, Curse made a new announcement hot off the tails of the World Tournament Grand Finals at Gamescom. Coming with Heart of Thorns, Guild Wars 2 will be introducing a new league system, aiming to encourage and reward non-tournament and casual PvPers to play and rank their way up the ladder. The video announcement is quite short so I...

Guild Wars Players News #35: Salads and Cats

Guild Wars Players News #35: Salads and Cats

Aug 8, 2015

Fractals, Masteries, and more info about Heart of Thorns! We also talk about competitive PvP and the upcoming beta weekend. Guild Wars Players News #35 [ 45:32 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Game News GW2 at GamesCom World Tournament Series Finale, August 8, 1am PST ROM Five Gauge NocturneZ Beta Weekend 1 Fractals, Legendary Backpacks, Ascended Salvaging...

Even More HoT Mastery Details

Even More HoT Mastery Details

Aug 6, 2015

Today over at IGN, some more details about Masteries have come out. Though, technically I suppose the details are available to anyone playing the demos of HoT at GamesCom this week. There will be seven Mastery lines released with Heart of Thorns however ArenaNet plans to add more Masteries in the future. Additionally, they’ve said that to fully unlock all...

Community Video Spotlight – ESL Weekly sPvP Cup, July 16th

Community Video Spotlight – ESL Weekly sPvP Cup, July 16th

Aug 6, 2015

Welcome to the weekly community video spotlight, where I’ll be spotlighting some great videos from the community that I think you’ll find informative, interesting, or just plain entertaining. This week’s video is from Jebro, well-known as one of the shoutcasters for PvP in GW2. I realized I’ve never really linked any PvP fight videos as part of the...

Guild Wars 2 at Gamescom

Guild Wars 2 at Gamescom

Aug 6, 2015

The past few days ArenaNet has been at GamesCom in Cologne, Germany showing off some of Heart of Thorns. They will be there through the weekend and will be announcing… something on Saturday. Today on one of their many streams they also clarified that Heart of Thorns does not have a release date yet but they plan to deliver the expansion in 2015. In case...