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...

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...

HoT Beta Weekend: August 7 – 10

HoT Beta Weekend: August 7 – 10

Jul 31, 2015

The first ‘true’ beta weekend event is coming next week for those who have pre-purchased Heart of Thorns. Starting at noon on August 7 Pacific Time and running until noon on August 10 Pacifict Time, pre-purchasers will be able to test out the following: Revenants, including the Shiro Tagachi legend and all five core specializations Chronomancer...

Fractured Fractals, Legendary Backpacks, and Ascended Salvage Kits

Fractured Fractals, Legendary Backpacks, and Ascended Salvage Kits

Jul 30, 2015

This week’s big Heart of Thorns news reveal is all about the Fractals of the Mists. As they are now, Fractals of the Mists are an instanced 5-person group challenge that features four ‘islands’ or mini sections from a different point in Tyrian history and geography. Coming with HoT will be some changes to how Fractals of the Mists are set up...

Tempest: Elementalist Elite Specialization

Tempest: Elementalist Elite Specialization

Jul 22, 2015

Breaking from their usual elite specialization reveal schedule, today ArenaNet has given information to Ten Ton Hammer to reveal the details about the elementalist elite specialization: the tempest. Tempests will gain access to warhorn off-hand usage as well as a new way to use their attunements called “overloading”. Overload After being in a given...

Revenant Shiro Livestream and Changes

Revenant Shiro Livestream and Changes

Jul 18, 2015

During the Points of Interest livestream on Friday and in an additional forum post by Roy Chronacher, ArenaNet has revealed some tweaks and changes that have been made to the revenant profession since the most recent beta weekend. Below you can watch the full Points of Interest episode featuring gameplay of the Shiro Tagachi revenant legend and trait line: And...

Adventures – Competitive Solo Challenges

Adventures – Competitive Solo Challenges

Jul 16, 2015

Adventures have been touched on slightly since the announcement of Heart of Thorns, but not too many details beyond the core concept have been discussed. Today though we got a blog post detailing why Adventures are going to be a thing as well as an example of an Adventure you’ll come across in HoT. Solo, Timed Challenges No other players have direct...

Introducing Revenant Legend – Shiro Tagachi

Introducing Revenant Legend – Shiro Tagachi

Jul 16, 2015

After posting a teaser image earlier this week, today ArenaNet has come out with details about the fourth and final revenant core legend and trait line – the assassin Shiro Tagachi, well known to players of the original Guild Wars. For this legend, they wanted a physical-damage focused playstyle featuring rapid attacks and a darker, more sinister style....

Heart of Thorns Giveaway (Entries Closed)

Heart of Thorns Giveaway (Entries Closed)

Jul 7, 2015

Guild Wars Players is giving away a Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Standard Edition code thanks to supporters on Patreon. Entries will close on July 21st. How to Enter To enter the giveaway please leave a comment below. Duplicate comments from the same user will be only counted once. Each comment will be assigned a number in order. The winner will be selected...

A Look At The Gem Store

A Look At The Gem Store

Jun 23, 2015

White Feather Wings Backpack 500 Gems (24 hours only) Your heroic might must be represented! Unfurl your white feather wings in the newly unveiled Lion’s Arch with this new back-item skin! Drac Says – Not a big wing person, but to each there own   Gallant Weapon Set Honor is the mark of a true knight. Honed to perfection and reminiscent of a...

Guild Halls – Community in Action

Guild Halls – Community in Action

Jun 23, 2015

In my first post on Guild Halls, I went over how guilds will be changing in Heart of Thorns and what kinds of things we can expect to see in Guild Halls. I somehow managed to miss the next day when ArenaNet posted four more blog posts on Guild Halls. Delayed though it may be, here is some more information on what Guild Halls will allow us to do in practice....

HoT Pre-Purchase Update and Clarifications from ArenaNet

HoT Pre-Purchase Update and Clarifications from ArenaNet

Jun 22, 2015

Many people were quite upset by the options available for pre-purchasing Heart of Thorns. The past week on various forms of social media, many have criticezed ArenaNet heavily for their wording and prices. Just today, ArenaNet have now made a blog post addressing the community to clarify their business plans and also to offer some extras. Here’s the...

Guild Halls – Pillars of the Community

Guild Halls – Pillars of the Community

Jun 19, 2015

This week, ArenaNet has started trickling in a bit more information about Guild Halls. Their first blog post about them details the ‘six pillars’ of Guild Halls, the main goals they hope to achieve through these Halls: Emphasize Community and Fellowship: Guilds are about bringing players together to forge friendships and communities through shared...

Mel’s Opinion on HoT Pricing

Mel’s Opinion on HoT Pricing

Jun 17, 2015

[Please note: This is my personal opinion, I use facts to back up my views, but others can take these facts and come to their own conclusion. So as I said, my opinion on it.]   I’ve read several posts about people’s differing views and having time to think, I wanted to toss in my two cents. For the sake of making my point, I’m only going to talk about the...

Heart of Thorns Ultimate Edition Giveaway (Entries Closed)

Heart of Thorns Ultimate Edition Giveaway (Entries Closed)

Jun 17, 2015

In celebration of the Heart of Thorns expansion going on sale, Guild Wars Players is giving away a Heart of Thorns Ultimate edition code. The Ultimate edition includes the Guild Wars 2 core game, 4,000 gems and several other items. Entries will close on July 1st. How to Enter To enter the giveaway please leave a comment below. Duplicate comments from the same...

E3 First Look at Guild Halls

E3 First Look at Guild Halls

Jun 17, 2015

Besides launching the pre-purchase sales, today at E3’s PC Gaming panel Colin Johanson also showcased the above Guild Halls promo trailer. It’s got some beautiful footage and teaser phrases about the upcoming Guild Halls. He also explained a bit more about the images shown: Guild Halls are basically a map that your guild owns You must claim it from...

Heart of Thorns Pre-purchases Now Live!

Heart of Thorns Pre-purchases Now Live!

Jun 16, 2015

Just now at the PC Gaming E3 show, Colin Johanson has announced that pre-orders for Heart of Thorns are now live! There are three tiers, which you can see below. Go get your pre-purchase on! Keep your eye on Guild Wars Players… you never know what kinds of surprises we might have for you in the next day or two! If you have more questions about the...

First Look At Guild Halls At E3 June 16th

First Look At Guild Halls At E3 June 16th

Jun 11, 2015

They have talked about it, and now it looks like they are ready to show off the Guild Halls. And why not do it and the big gaming industry trade show?   Game Director Colin Johanson will be at E3 on June 16 to take part in PC Gamer’s PC Gaming Show. In this presentation, Colin will reveal how Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ will create new ways for you and...

Revenant – Ventari and Lore

Revenant – Ventari and Lore

Jun 4, 2015

This week’s big reveal in the steady march towards Heart of Thorns is the next legend in the revenant profession’s line up: Ventari. If you play a sylvari character, you probably already feel quite acquainted with Ventari’s ideals. He was a pacifist centaur who put down on a tablet some tenets of life like “The blossom is brother to the...

Mel’s Heart of Thorn’s Beta Review

Mel’s Heart of Thorn’s Beta Review

Jun 3, 2015

As promised, after many technical errors, my video review of the HoT beta. This is my first ever video, so please forgive anything that’s not refined yet. Tell me what you think. 😀 Edit: Forgot to add an icon. Since I’m posting this at work, I do not have the video icon, so ANN logo it is. Edit 2: Don’t know why this pops up twice on the front...