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Guild Wars 2

8 years ago

Feature: Right through the very heart of it

Escape To New York: The Secret World’s First Raid

I've seen the things that are to come in The Secret World, at least some of them, and even though the present is turbulent the future seems bright, or at least as bright as global conflict, the destruction of a metropolis and the spilling over of supernatural horror onto city streets could possibly be. It's a flame-bright future with a great deal of ash, boiling…

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Feature: Narrative XPdiency

Guild Wars 2: MMO Vs. Story, Round 7

Guild Wars 2 isn't the first MMO that's tried to tell a single-player story. For that specific element, it's not even the highest profile one in recent months - both The Old Republic and The Secret World going all out to make narrative matter. The stories it tells, while definitely fun, aren't as interesting or memorable, or even as notable a presence during most of…

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Feature: Shop 'til they... oh, they don't drop

Guild Wars 2: Pride Of The Black Lion Trading Company

It's Guild Wars 2 Day, and may all the gods combined have mercy on ArenaNet's servers. I'm working on the WIT at the moment, and you can check out Alec's early impressions of the game here, but while we battle both foul monsters and bloody overflow server bugs, we're going to take a look at a couple of specific things of interest. Up first, the…

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Feature: Together Alone

Impressions: Levels 1-15 In Guild Wars 2

Edit - the grouping issue has been officially explained as a bug rather than design.One thing: my three days (and counting) in Guild Wars 2 were comfortably the most gripped I've been by a new MMO since those heady, early days in World Warcraft.Another thing: it's got the most serious design flaw I believe I've ever seen in any MMO.

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Feature: It's A-Me, Sylvario

ArenaNet On Guild Wars 2… As A Platformer

Guild Wars 2 is quite well-liked in our fabulously attractive (have you seen our brand new sexy, sexy hotbar?) corner of the Internet. Richard alone has written 427 trillion words on the subject of ArenaNet's fantastic-looking fantasy sequel, and he'll soon be embarking on a hot air balloon journey to see how many times they can wrap around the surface of the Earth. So when…

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Guilds Will War Once More On August 28th

So, Guild Wars 2 is out on August 28th and that's about all there is to say about that, except possibly 'finally' and 'hurrah'. I could try to construct a tortured metaphor about bowler hats, butlers and afternoon tea but you'd probably rather just see official confirmation in the form of a video which uses a series of increasingly rapid cuts to build excitement. Good…

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Feature: You realise, of course, that this means war

Guild Wars 2: All Quest On The Western Front

While most of the attention on Guild Wars 2 has been on its main world, where quests and stories await your heroism, there's a whole second way to play - the eternal PvP war that is World vs. World vs. World, where both players and monsters are ready to get in your face. But can you really climb the levels in it? For this beta…

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9 years ago

The Guild Pre-Wars Continue

There's to be another beta weekend for Guild Wars 2, the MMO that resolutely refuses to launch. Which means, once again, I won't be able to play the thing due to weekend plans. Specifically in this case, camping in Sherwood Forest and listening to indie bands. Can't we have a beta weekday evening or two instead, please?If you are around for the 8th to 10th…

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Weekend Wars: Guild Wars 2 Beta Event Starts April 27

Did you pre-purchase Guild Wars 2 in frothy mouthed anticipation of a pre-release weekend getaway in Tyria while pre-heating an oven and pre-procuring a preponderance of preserves because you must get a head start on all aspects of life? Well then, good news: your foresight's paid off in the form of an upcoming beta weekend event, which will run from April 27 to 29. There'll…

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Feature: Technically, it's more Guilds Working Together 2

Hands On: A Long Weekend With Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 isn't just the next big MMO on the horizon. It's the one everyone seems to be pinning their hopes on to reinvent the genre and finally kick World of Warcraft off its high perch. But is it really the RPG you're looking for? We sent Richard to Tyria to find out.

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In For A Penny: Guild Wars 2 Microtransactions Detailed

Sometime in the last five or so years, the notion that a game is something you keep on paying for after you've bought it took hold. We'd understood expansions and subscriptions for years, but this was something different. It wasn't about a drip feed of more stuff, or a wholesale extension to the original game, it was about paying for optional bits and pieces that…

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Feature: Money Hat

Totting Up My Team Fortress 2 Transactions

After looking at the cost of Guild Wars 2 and feeling a muscle in my eyeball involuntarily spasm, I started considering my spending habits. I'm currently splitting my money in three ways: indie games, Steam, and funding in Kickstarter. I don't have any MMO subs, as I'm mainly action focused, and obviously my Steam account is already crammed with games. But none of this made…

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Pre-Purchasing Guarantees Access To Guild Wars 2 Beta

Like everyone else, I'm eager to set foot into Guild Wars 2 as early as possible. I wastched from the outside as people enjoyed the first closed beta weekend and I'm determined to not be left out again. Now I can't tell if this is manipulative or extremely nice, but ArenaNet have announced that those who pre-order the game from April 10th will be given…

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Gathering Together Guild Wars 2 Beta Looksies

If, like me, you were left out of this weekend's Guild Wars 2 beta then you'll know the tang of anger and the boiling of bile that welled up inside, directed at those that did. Felt good, didn't it? Don't lie: that directed spew of internal grrrrr made you feel all war-like, yeah? Me too, which is why I'm starting a guild of non-Guild War…

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Guild News! Guild Wars 2 Server Battles Are Epic

Everything I hear from Arenanet about Guild Wars 2 just baffles me. The scale of what they're trying to achieve is so big all I can do is stare confusedly. I'm making a face right now, my eyebrows are trying to pinch the top my nose and my eyes are wide open, because I've been reading about their server vs server battlegrounds: two-week long fights…

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Guild Wars 2 Due During Mayan Apocalypse

As every complete tool in the world has already tediously blared several dozen times, 2012 is the year we're all going to die. I think John Cusack's going to strangle us all or something? Hopefully we'll get a chance to finally play the 88 billion years in the making Guild Wars 2 before then, though. NCSoft have just revealed that it's definitely down for a…

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