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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

June 23 Update Info Mega-post

June 23 Update Info Mega-post

Jun 16, 2015

A lot (like seriously, a LOT) of info has come out the past day about what exactly is going to be in the update next week. Rather than make posts for each thing, I’ve decided to compile things into this handy mega-post for easy finding. I’ll add links as I find them! Yesterday’s announcement that the update will be coming June 23 Josh Davis...

Next Update Coming June 23

Next Update Coming June 23

Jun 15, 2015

We’re stopping the Ready Up livestream now and will post the full episode on YouTube. Look forward to these changes in-game on 6/23! ^SL — Guild Wars 2 (@GuildWars2) June 15, 2015 Today after the Ready Up livestream in which the GW2 team gave us heaps of information and details about the condition changes and profession trait/skill changes, the official...

Conditions – Stacking, Changing, Scaling

Conditions – Stacking, Changing, Scaling

Jun 10, 2015

Yet another addition to the growing list of changes coming in the next update is some tweaks to the current way conditions work. Currently, an enemy can only have 25 of a certain type of condition applied to them before the limit is met. This stack limit will be disappearing along with quite a few other changes: Intensity Conditions Intensity conditions are...

Currency – The Wallet, Skill Points, Spirit Shards, and More!

Currency – The Wallet, Skill Points, Spirit Shards, and More!

Jun 10, 2015

In addition to the revamped Lion’s Arch and re-worked trait system, the next update we will be getting is going to include some changes and additions to our currencies. First up, some updates to the Wallet, which stores all of our currencies: System Changes No longer accessed from the Hero panel, only accessed from the Inventory panel Clicking the Wallet...

New Lion’s Arch & Core Specializations – Coming Soon!

New Lion’s Arch & Core Specializations – Coming Soon!

Jun 9, 2015

After just a few short weeks of hard work in Lion’s Arch, the newly rebuilt city is nearly ready to be revealed to us! Today the GW2 made a new blog post announcing that the next update will include the new Lion’s Arch! The new design is “fortified against attacks while still providing a warm and welcoming cultural center for the city’s...

May 19 Patchnotes – Lion’s Arch Construction Underway

May 19 Patchnotes – Lion’s Arch Construction Underway

May 19, 2015

Today, like many Tuesdays, is Patch Day. Usually that means we get some bug fixes, balance tweaks, and new Gem Store items. Today we also get something many have been looking forward to for over a year – the reconstruction of Lion’s Arch. Or at least, a step further in that direction. As you may know, Lion’s Arch was burned and destroyed early...

March 16 Update – Camera Options, Map Completion, Faces, and More!

March 16 Update – Camera Options, Map Completion, Faces, and More!

Mar 16, 2015

Hey everyone! That patch we’ve been waiting for has finally hit today! Main points to note: the new camera options have been added to the game, a significant amount of balance and bug fixing has happened, WvW is no longer part of map completion, there’s a new Black Lion weapon set and… three new faces per gender per race! Woo! If you, like me,...

Jan 27 Update Notes

Jan 27 Update Notes

Jan 27, 2015

You might notice when you go to log in today that there has been a bit of a patch! This is the update that includes the balance tweaks that were announced earlier. Below you can see the full list of changes: LIVING WORLD Rewards Mordrem eye and kidney extraction devices are now available for purchase with bandit crests in the Silverwastes. BALANCE, BUG-FIXING,...

Heart of Thorns Announcement Recap

Heart of Thorns Announcement Recap

Jan 24, 2015

The official ArenaNet panel at PAX South just ended and it has been confirmed – Heart of Thorns is the new Guild Wars 2 expansion! They didn’t go into a ton of detail on every feature they announced, but here is a quick run-down of the new stuff: No new level cap No new tier of gear to grind for Masteries By completing different types of challenges...

Balance Changes Coming Soon

Balance Changes Coming Soon

Jan 16, 2015

January 27th will bring some upcoming balance changes, according to a post on the official Guild Wars 2 site. This includes changes to certain stats as well as some changes to professions. Here is a brief list of some the changes, the post is very lengthy, I just picked out a few things: Might Might is an exceptionally strong boon, currently providing a total...

Release Notes for “Point of No Return”, Season 2 Episode 8

Release Notes for “Point of No Return”, Season 2 Episode 8

Jan 13, 2015

It’s patch day! Which means it’s time to check out the patch notes to see what all has been added or changed since yesterday. ArenaNet posted the patch notes on the forums here, however you can also see them below. Happy patching! Point of No Return Heroes stand at a precipice as Tyria hurtles toward a point of no return. The Pact Fleet is poised to...

“Point of No Return” Season 2 Finale Coming January 13

“Point of No Return” Season 2 Finale Coming January 13

Jan 7, 2015

Although we already know that the next round of updates and new content will be coming January 13, today ArenaNet released a trailer for the final episode of the Living Story Season 2! It cryptically reminds us of the phrase they have been using the past few months, “point of no return.” Watch the trailer...

Update Notes for December 16

Update Notes for December 16

Dec 16, 2014

Today we got an update! Wintersday, new Daily Achievement system, log-in rewards, and lots more. Here are the full patch notes: Festival A Very Merry Wintersday The nights may be growing longer and colder, but Divinity’s Reach is merry with the warmth of the Wintersday spirit. Celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of the next in this traditional...

Big Changes to GW2 Daily Achievement System Coming Dec 16

Big Changes to GW2 Daily Achievement System Coming Dec 16

Dec 10, 2014

Today ArenaNet put up a new blog post outlining some pretty big changes coming to the Daily Achievement system. It’s a pretty lengthy post and it goes into a lot of detail about how the new system is going to work. I’ll pull out some highlights here for you but if you’re interested in the nitty-gritty, you can go read the post in its entirety...