Living Story Season 3 Starts July 26th

Living Story Season 3 Starts July 26th

Jul 13, 2016

In short, it is required to own the Heart of Thorns expansion to partake in Season 3; each episode unlocks as you log into that episodes time frame, but if missed it will likely be up for purchase at a later date; and they will release once every 2-3 months. Season 3, episode 1 releases July 26th....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...