News

Living Story Season 3 Starts July 26th

Posted by on 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...

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Guides and Tutorials

Mx plays Elite Specializations – Reaper p.2 [PvP / WvW]

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015

Hello everyone! Since my part 1 about the new necromancer elite specialization, I have finally found more time to hop into PvP and WvW. Although I have to say that there still...

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Seeing Tyria

Player Spotlight: Ordellya

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016

  It’s been some time, but we finally have another Player Spotlight submission. This time, we have the norn ranger, Ordellya, decked out in black and white. She is...

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Podcasts

Guild Wars Players News #38: Rainbow Thieves

Posted by on 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...

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Recent Posts

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...

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...

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!”...

The Second Beta Weekend

The Second Beta Weekend

Aug 26, 2015

On an blog post today GW2 announces it’s 2nd beta weekend. Second Beta Weekend Event will be taking place starting at noon Pacific Time (UTC-7) on Friday, September 4, and running until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7) on Sunday, September 6. These beta weekend events are your opportunity to help shape the development process and the experience you’ll have...

A Look into Tyria: Rata Pten

A Look into Tyria: Rata Pten

Aug 26, 2015

Northwest of Mt. Maelstrom, lies the ancient asura city of Rata Pten, built into the walls of Criterion Canyon. Little remains, only the husk of what was once a bustling city is left standing. Now, there are only spiders and remnants of the asura that once lived here. The Durmand Priory are currently excavating the ruins for relics they believe may be used...

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...

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...