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...

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...

Making Gold in the Silverwastes

Making Gold in the Silverwastes

Jul 28, 2015

Recently on Guild Wars Players News I talked about how I was able to make around 100 gold in four days using the Silverwastes. I had been doing the Vinewrath event cycle at least a few times a week and chest trains once in a great while previously, but hadn’t found myself making as much gold as I felt like I should have. So after a little research and...

Lion’s Arch Exterminator Guide

Lion’s Arch Exterminator Guide

Jun 29, 2015

With the recent update to Lion’s Arch came a few new additions to the bustling port city – including a new achievement for hunting down and killing 50 karka hatchlings scattered throughout the city. For some, this scavenger hunt around town is fun but for others they’d just rather get it over with and get that wonderful dragonite-ore eating...

Introduction to Combo Fields

Introduction to Combo Fields

Jun 21, 2015

Over at the immensely helpful Guild Wars 2 Intro 101 tumblr, a new introductory guide has gone up with the basics of combo fields. Combo fields are a tricky thing – I know it took me ages after I started playing to figure them out and it took some extra explanation from veteran players before it clicked. From the intro guide: Have you ever seen a light...

Roaming is Hard

Roaming is Hard

May 5, 2015

Generally, it’s just Lillica and Charchar. Alone and unafraid. Not on purpose, of course, but it’s so hard to find people who have builds that work well with a back-stab thief and runaway warrior other than other back-stab thief and a runaway warriors. The two of us; flipping camps, picking off the tail ends of zergs, and scouting. Oh, how I love...

Specialization Calculator by that_shaman

Specialization Calculator by that_shaman

May 2, 2015

That_shaman is well known in the GW2 community for data mining and creating some very useful tools for us, like the world boss timer at dulfy.net. Now also on Dulfy’s site, that_shaman has released a sort of specialization calculator. It’s based on the notes from the livestreams that have been happening lately covering all the new profession...

Getting Started in PvP: Ready, Fight!

Getting Started in PvP: Ready, Fight!

Apr 24, 2015

Welcome back to another installment of How to Get Started in PvP. In this article I’m going to be going over the different types of matches you’ll come across in structured PvP play and a little bit of terminology you might hear from your fellow fighters. After this, you should be able to jump into PvP without feeling like a total noob. To get into...

The Hall of Monuments Basics

The Hall of Monuments Basics

Mar 24, 2015

You might be asking yourself, “Why play Guild Wars?”  It’s old, the sequel is out, and it doesn’t have the player base it used to have.  If curiosity, lore reasons, or that it’s a great game just aren’t reason enough, perhaps the materialist in you will be interested to know that you can earn stuff in Guild Wars 2 by playing...

Getting Started in PvP: The Build Up

Getting Started in PvP: The Build Up

Mar 11, 2015

In this post I’m going to cover how to actually start getting ready to get into a match and fight. Before you go jumping into the queue, you’ll want to set up your traits, weapons, utility skills, and stats. This is actually one of my favorite things about PvP in GW2 – no matter what level you are when you get in to PvP, you have access to all...

Getting Into PvP: Part 1

Getting Into PvP: Part 1

Mar 10, 2015

My problem with PvE is the same that General Zaroff had with hunting animals; oh, and if you caught that literary reference, then you can be my friend. Moving on with the topic at hand, but not with turn-of-the-century trivia, “Instinct is no match for reason.” That, friends, is to say that PvE, within the confines of current technology, cannot...

Getting Started in PvP: Heart of the Mists

Getting Started in PvP: Heart of the Mists

Mar 10, 2015

Welcome to part two of my series on getting into PvP! For this post I’m going to be going over all the stuff you can find in the PvP Lobby, the Heart of the Mists, and how it can help you. After you finish the short tutorial the first time you go to the PvP Lobby, you’re dropped off in a large field surrounded by other players. Don’t panic!...

Getting Started in PvP: Overcoming Fears

Getting Started in PvP: Overcoming Fears

Mar 9, 2015

As I’ve discussed the past few weeks on the podcast, I’ve been getting really into Player vs. Player combat in GW2 the past few weeks. Traditionally, I have have been the type to stick to PvE content as much as possible. A lot of my friends are the same way and have a lot of reservations about getting into PvP. Since I’ve had such a...

How to Make #PhatStacks in the Crafting Corner

How to Make #PhatStacks in the Crafting Corner

Mar 4, 2015

Good afternoon, no-lifes, try-hards, and those who would call themselves l33t. If you have decided to read my article, then you likely have never crafted, visited gw2spidy.com, or you may simply have no friends on Earth or in Tyria- how upsetting. Regardless, I get my dopamine from hearing my name and article get dropped on one of my favorite podcasts;...

Guild Wars: Paragon Profession

Guild Wars: Paragon Profession

Mar 4, 2015

The two other professions I discussed previously have counterparts in Guild Wars 2, but the one I will go over here does not.  Supposedly, the GW2 Guardian borrows heavily from this profession as well as the GW1 monk, but from what I’ve seen, it has much more in common with a monk who found clerics in the D&D player’s handbook.  Today, I will...

The Ranger: It’s Like Ash Ketchum and Aragorn Had a Baby

The Ranger: It’s Like Ash Ketchum and Aragorn Had a Baby

Feb 17, 2015

Maybe it’s my play-style, maybe it’s that I know that Mew and Mew-Two need their sequence in the Pokedex reversed, or maybe I’m incapable of handling the kit changes that engineers and elementalists must be able to do, but rangers are super-cool and were underrated until pretty recently due to some buffs. Longbows and the 2k Club Next to...

Guild Wars: Necromancer Profession

Guild Wars: Necromancer Profession

Feb 10, 2015

This time, I want to discuss the necromancer profession.  Unfortunately, I don’t have a pithy remark like I did for the mesmers, so I’ll just get straight to the basic information. The necromancer has a max base armor of 60 and four attributes: Blood Magic, Curses, Death Magic, and Soul Reaping.  Blood Magic and Curses do nothing but power their...

Guild Wars: Mesmer Profession

Guild Wars: Mesmer Profession

Feb 3, 2015

I want to start off with the disclaimer that you should not expect me to write this kind of article for every profession.  For me to feel comfortable with these and for them to read as more than just a wiki entry, I need to be very familiar with the profession being discussed.  As of right now, I have not played each of them that extensively.  I also...

Don’t Be Daft. Learn to Craft.

Don’t Be Daft. Learn to Craft.

Feb 1, 2015

Hello, all. Today, I leveled my leatherworking skill from 0-400 with the help of guildwars2-crafting.com so that I could build Runes of the Trapper. Armorsmith Chef Jeweler Tailoring Artificer Huntsman Leatherworking Weaponsmith Crafting allows you access to stat combos and skins which would otherwise be unavailable to you and the opportunity to exploit market...