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...

July 28 – Update Notes

July 28 – Update Notes

Jul 28, 2015

Today we got a sizable update to GW2, featuring some balance tweaks, graphic options additions, and even a Living Story Season 1 re-cap cutscene! You can see the full notes below and can check here for any further patches or changes. Please Note! Many are reporting some serious bugs with this update, including the appearance of having all collections,...

Set Up 2-Step Authentication to Get a Mini Mystical Dragon

Set Up 2-Step Authentication to Get a Mini Mystical Dragon

Jul 27, 2015

After doing a bit of upgrading to their account site, ArenaNet is now offering Mini Mystic Dragons to anyone who sets up their account for 2-step verification. You can use the approved Windows, iOS or Android authenticator apps to make your ArenaNet account more secure. Head over to account.arena.net to log in and click on the Security tab. From there, click on...

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....

July 10-13 – Revenant and Stronghold Test Weekend

July 10-13 – Revenant and Stronghold Test Weekend

Jul 7, 2015

If you pre-purchased Heart of Thorns, get ready to flex your beta-privileges! This weekend you will be getting the ability to create and play a revenant in the existing GW2 world. If you want to test it in PvE, PvP, or WvW is totally up to you. From the announcement, For this test, we’re looking for your thoughts on balance and how fun it is to play as our new...

July 7 – Update Notes

July 7 – Update Notes

Jul 7, 2015

Today we got an update full of some bug fixes and continued balance tweaks for various professions. Take a look at the notes below! NEW FEATURES AND CONTENT World vs. World Hop into World vs. World between July 17 and July 24 to experience our newest special event, Golem Rush, where siege golems are better, faster, and stronger! During the special event, all...

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...

World v World Stress Test – July 9

World v World Stress Test – July 9

Jul 5, 2015

Coming up this week by invitation will be the first Heart of Thorns Borderlands stress test for World versus World. If you are one of the lucky few selected, you’ll get to use a special client to participate in the test. The rest of us will be able to watch a Livestream of the event over at the official GW2 Twitch channel. The test will go from 2 –...

In The Gem Store This Week

In The Gem Store This Week

Jun 30, 2015

Monk’s Outfit 700 gems We respect the ancient monks’ insights into the arts of protection and healing that got us to where we are today—pay tribute to the past with the Monk’s Outfit! Drac Says – A small little nod towards Guild Wars Monk Outfit.. Lion’s Arch Rebuild Dye Kit Our incredible city has been rebuilt, and it’s more impressive than ever. To...

The Latest Points Of Interest Takes A Look At The “New” Lions Arch

The Latest Points Of Interest Takes A Look At The “New” Lions Arch

Jun 30, 2015

Rubi Bayer was joined by Narrative Designer Peter Fries and Environment Design Specialist Josh Foreman for a tour of the rebuilt Lion’s Arch. The port city has existed for hundreds of years, and over time it has transformed from the Krytan capital to a den of piracy, and then to a thriving center of commerce and trade. The redesign was intended to bolster the...

GW2 Guild Emblem Contest

GW2 Guild Emblem Contest

Jun 26, 2015

Running from today until August 1st, ArenaNet is accepting entries into their Guild Emblem Contest! 5 emblems will be chosen to be added into the game and the winners will also recieve some other great prizes. Below are all the details on the contest: How to Enter: Create an original, digital GW2 themed guild emblem using the guidelines and templates from the...

The Process Behind New Lion’s Arch

The Process Behind New Lion’s Arch

Jun 25, 2015

Today Anatoli Ingram over at the official GW2 site released a new blog post detailing the design and thought process behind creating the new iteration of Lion’s Arch. He spoke to Dave Beetlestone, who helped to create the original Lion’s Arch in the original Guild Wars. In the post, they discuss why Lion’s Arch was the chosen target for...

Lion’s Arch Reborn

Lion’s Arch Reborn

Jun 23, 2015

  Who’s ready to see the all the new Lion’s Arch in just over a minute?

June 23 – Game Update Notes

June 23 – Game Update Notes

Jun 23, 2015

It’s Tuesday, which means it’s patchday! Here are the full patchnotes. Since they are very long this time, I’m not going to include the notes for individual professions. Head the the link for information about your profession(s). LIVING WORLD The activity in Lion’s Arch is kicking up a storm of dust and excitement. Finally, the big...

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...