Will November 9th End Political Talk in the Guild Wars 2 PvP Lobby?

In recent weeks, politically charged talk in the PvP lobby chat has been so dominating that it would be fair to assume that the instigators are not actually there to play PvP. With everyone so spread out in the game, focused on whichever task they are to complete, trolls have no choice but to confine their political speak to the lobby, as those in the PvP queue...

Questions Guild Wars 2 Players Had About the HoT Story

Questions Guild Wars 2 Players Had About the HoT Story

Oct 22, 2016

ArenaNet has created a big world for us to play in, with vast amounts of lore surrounding it, so finding plotholes and inconsistencies shouldn’t come as a surprise and especially not as a disappointment. There are some head scratchers that can be solved with a single patch, but have ultimately been ignored due to general playerbase indifference—examples include...

Top 5 Most Unconventional Chef Recipes in Guild Wars 2

Top 5 Most Unconventional Chef Recipes in Guild Wars 2

Apr 10, 2016

Crafting in Guild Wars 2 is sometimes a point of contention within the community. It’s almost impossible to make a considerable amount of gold from it, and usually involves a hefty investment. However, we’re drawn to it for different reasons. For me, it’s about aid in leveling up and being just plain proud of myself. My first crafting love was cooking. The chef...

Top 5 Most Well-Liked Guild Wars 2 Characters

Top 5 Most Well-Liked Guild Wars 2 Characters

Mar 12, 2016

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!   In Guild Wars 2, which race you pick, as well as the choices within each race’s story, determines what sort of relationship you forge with its various NPCs. Making new characters and varying the choices can cause us to get to know certain characters in different ways; either we can find more proof to hate those particular...

Mx plays Elite Specializations – Reaper p.1 [PvE]

Mx plays Elite Specializations – Reaper p.1 [PvE]

Nov 8, 2015

Hello everyone! Since Heart of Thorns came out, I have spent most of in-game time playing my Reaper (Necromancer elite spec.). To be honest, I have never been the biggest fan of the necromancer profession, however I have always loved the idea behind the profession itself. With the elite specialization of the necromancer, I finally feel like the developers have...

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...

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...

Cithryth’s Post-Play Report: BWE1 (Part 2)

Cithryth’s Post-Play Report: BWE1 (Part 2)

Aug 11, 2015

  Hey everyone, here is the second part of my post-play report on this past weekend’s beta event! Get ready because I uh… have a lot of feelings about reapers.   Revenant Last beta was not great for the revenant. I’m pleased to say though that the changes brought about in this round of beta testing have really boosted the revenant to...

What’s Your Favorite Game Mode?

What’s Your Favorite Game Mode?

Aug 11, 2015

Do you like to work your way through the various maps of Tyria? Or do you prefer to duel it out in the Mists against other servers? Or maybe you like doing a little of all three kids of gameplay that GW2 has to offer! Select one (or all) of your game modes of choice – What's your game mode of choice? Player vs Environment - Completing maps, world bosses,...

Cithryth’s Post-Play Report: BWE1 (Part 1)

Cithryth’s Post-Play Report: BWE1 (Part 1)

Aug 10, 2015

We are inching steadily towards Heart of Thorns, and this Beta Weekend Event #1 was one more step on that long march. I got my hands on the newly-improved revenant, part of the Verdant Brink map and story, as well as the elite specializations: chronomancer, dragonhunter, reaper, and tempest. Being that I love necromancers oh so very much, I was extremely...

Smokescales: The Difference Between Good Mechanics and Being OP

Smokescales: The Difference Between Good Mechanics and Being OP

Aug 9, 2015

  I’ve read many people complimenting ANet on finally making difficult content and I mostly agree, but there’s one glaring issue people are praising instead of pointing out. Granted smokescales are difficult to fight, which can be a good thing, but is not in this particular case. 90% of the time the smokescale is untouchable, but can still do serious...

What is your favorite large city in GW2?

What is your favorite large city in GW2?

Jul 26, 2015

Everyone seems to have a specific city they use more than others for banking, the trading post, and of course crafting. Whether it’s because of aesthetics or your main character’s race, we’re interested in hearing which is your favorite! If you’d like, you can explain why in the comments. What is your favorite main city? Lion's Arch...

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...

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...

Beta Impressions Part 2: Map, Masteries and Creatures

Beta Impressions Part 2: Map, Masteries and Creatures

May 27, 2015

This is an opinionated article; I will release a fairly neutral review video sometime within a week. The previous article covering the Revenant, story and events can be found here.  Map: It took a while after, but thinking about it, Verdant Brink was quite visually stunning. It reminded me of  Kessex Hills after the tower was destroyed; that said, just like...

Beta Impressions Part 1: Revenant, Story and Events

Beta Impressions Part 1: Revenant, Story and Events

May 26, 2015

This will be my first impression of the Heart of Thorns beta. The second will release tomorrow and the video later this week or early next week. This will be an opinionated article. Enjoy. The Revenant: As the obvious choice, I picked the Revenant for my first 2 hour session to get a feel for it. It seemed a bit lacking, but that could be because we still don’t...

Are Necromancers Really So Good?

Are Necromancers Really So Good?

May 13, 2015

Yes, is the answer. When we started this site and the Guild Wars Players News podcast, I famously had a very negative opinion on necromancers. The minions were gross (and they still are) and I just never really played with anyone who made it seem super impressive. For cosmetic reasons I wound up making one. I figured it would be a sort of joke character. I...

Roaming is Hard

Roaming is Hard

May 5, 2015

Generally, it’s just Lillica and Charchar. Alone and unafraid. Not on purpose, of course, but it’s so hard to find people who have builds that work well with a back-stab thief and runaway warrior other than other back-stab thief and a runaway warriors. The two of us; flipping camps, picking off the tail ends of zergs, and scouting. Oh, how I love...

How do you feel about Trahearne?

How do you feel about Trahearne?

Apr 27, 2015

A lot of people have very strong feelings about our dear Pact Marshall – whether they hate his leafy guts or think he’s a wonderful little nerd salad. How do you feel about Trahearne? Ugh, Trahearne. He's okay. I love Trahearne! Who? View Results  Loading...

Core Specializations Explained (HoT)

Core Specializations Explained (HoT)

Apr 26, 2015

I could write three paragraphs of things you already know, or I could provide this link to Dulfy’s write up summary of the Specializations live stream. Every trait change explained. My guess is HoT drops in 9 weeks because 1 specialization will be explained every week. In summary, everything is getting buffed. Like, holy poop, these are buffs never before...