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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

A Look into Tyria: Scholar’s Cleft

A Look into Tyria: Scholar’s Cleft

Sep 8, 2015

The Priory research facility, Scholar’s Cleft, is hidden in a small corner of Snowden Drifts. Not much happens here, except the occasional centaur or dredge attack. It serves as a site of rest for traveling Priory members and is a good place of study for its seclusion in the mountains. While not as extravagant or backstory heavy as other havens spread...

Mordrem Invasion

Mordrem Invasion

Sep 6, 2015

Mordremoth is unleashing its minions upon different regions in Tyria, specifically the Brisban Wildlands, Kessex Hills and Dessa Plateau. Fight back their assault and claim rewards from your fallen enemies, which can be turned into Priory researchers for rewards. The event will run from the 10th to the...

Recruiting Writers and Podcasters

Recruiting Writers and Podcasters

Sep 4, 2015

Hello fellow Tyrians, this is Mel of Guild Wars Players. With the previous leaders of this site moving onto other projects, I am now taking over as head of the site and podcast. So, we are now looking for additional writers and podcasters to join our ranks. If you’re interested in writing articles, stories, reviews, etc or being a co-host for the GWPN...

3rd WvW Stress Test Coming Up

3rd WvW Stress Test Coming Up

Sep 4, 2015

Those signed up for the Guild Wars newsletter has a change at getting into the upcoming stress test for the new desert borderlands maps. It will be taking place between Sep 8-10. So, be sure to check your emails for any invitations to the...

Raids in Guild Wars 2

Raids in Guild Wars 2

Aug 29, 2015

    You asked for the ultimate challenging content in Guild Wars 2—challenges that would put your skills to the test and push you and your friends to the edge to achieve victory. Now the answer is here. Today at PAX Prime, we announced that the “challenging group content” that we said would arrive with Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ is Raids! Built on...

Play For Free Today

Play For Free Today

Aug 29, 2015

  Original Post Today we’re happy to announce that the Guild Wars 2 core game is available for everyone to play for free. With Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ launching soon, there’s no better time to introduce the game to your friends.   Our Business Model Guild Wars 2 has the simplest of business models: buy the game and play it as long as you want...

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...

The Second Beta Weekend

The Second Beta Weekend

Aug 26, 2015

On an blog post today GW2 announces it’s 2nd beta weekend. Second Beta Weekend Event will be taking place starting at noon Pacific Time (UTC-7) on Friday, September 4, and running until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7) on Sunday, September 6. These beta weekend events are your opportunity to help shape the development process and the experience you’ll have...

A Look into Tyria: Rata Pten

A Look into Tyria: Rata Pten

Aug 26, 2015

Northwest of Mt. Maelstrom, lies the ancient asura city of Rata Pten, built into the walls of Criterion Canyon. Little remains, only the husk of what was once a bustling city is left standing. Now, there are only spiders and remnants of the asura that once lived here. The Durmand Priory are currently excavating the ruins for relics they believe may be used...

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...

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...