Heart of Thorns – My experience so far! [Spoiler Free]

Heart of Thorns – My experience so far! [Spoiler Free]

Nov 6, 2015

Heart of Thorns turned 2 weeks!  Hello everyone! While a lot of us have been playing the Guild Wars 2 expansion, Heart of Thorns, for the past two weeks, probably just as many people are still waiting for patch notes, reviews and community opinions on what the expansion has to offer and if it is “worth” buying. To be honest, I was one of those...

We’re Back!

We’re Back!

Oct 29, 2015

After a long hiatus, we will start posting to the site again. Things will be kept on a smaller scale, at least until we pick more contributors, the podcast will held on hold for the same reason. I’d like to thank everyone for being patient with us and if anyone would like to apply for a writing position, send us an email with a reference to your previous...

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....

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...

Heart of Thorns Release Date: Oct 23, 2015

Heart of Thorns Release Date: Oct 23, 2015

Aug 28, 2015

As you can clearly see from the below tweet, ArenaNet has officially announced the release date of the Heart of Thorns expansion. So, we are set to take off deep into the Maguuma Jungle in less than two months. Until then, there will still be beta content taking place, the next happening between Sep...

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...

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!”...

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...

The Story of Annon: Missing Part 2

The Story of Annon: Missing Part 2

Aug 24, 2015

<<Prev|First|Next>> Chapter 2: Missing Part 2: The Search Marx and Arista were able to backtrack to the Zephyrites before dusk, as they were not slowed by Annon and her golem, though the sun was already starting to set. The merchants looked weary, with all they’ve been through over the last couple years, who wouldn’t be. First it was the...

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...