Guild Wars 2

Spotlight

Key events

18th September 2012

Guild Wars 2 review

6th January 2012

Interesting Sequels of 2012

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Guild Wars 2 reveals a second flying mount: a dragon, the Skyscale

"The really cool feature that surprised us all was wall jumping."

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Fired Guild Wars 2 writer says she was given no warning

"The whole thing was highly unprofessional."

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ArenaNet fires two Guild Wars 2 writers over Twitter exchange with YouTuber

"Their attacks on the community were unacceptable."

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Guild Wars 2 new expansion announcement next week

To be set in the Crystal Desert?

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FeatureWalking in a giant's footsteps: a father and son story

Through art and Guild Wars, a Romanian family finds the American Dream.

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Guild Wars 2 raid screenshots

The ultimate challenge for 10 people.

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FeatureArenaNet explains Guild Wars 2 going free, and the addition of raids

"It's a rare opportunity to do it when everything is going really well."

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Guild Wars 2 community reacts angrily to Heart of Thorns expansion pricing

UPDATE: A bit of clarification on that ArenaNet statement.

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ArenaNet makes example of Guild Wars 2 cheater

Stripped naked, defeated and deleted.

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First gameplay of Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns World vs. World Desert Borderlands map

UPDATE: Did you miss it? Don't worry. We've got the video here.

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Guild Wars 2 getting a first-person camera

And various other options to change your perspective.

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Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns expansion adds new skill mechanics

How they affect the new Revenant class and more.

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FeatureGuild Wars 2 will never raise level-cap or add higher-tiered gear

How expansion Heart of Thorns begins an endgame revolution.

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Guild Wars 2 expansion Heart of Thorns announced

Tackles endgame progression dilemma with something new.

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Possible Guild Wars 2 expansion Heart of Thorns trademarked

UPDATE: ArenaNet's PAX talk tomorrow, Twitch embed within.

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First Guild Wars 2 world championship has $50,000 prize pool

Also: Play it without buying it this week.

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Guild Wars 2 is a big hit in China

Worldwide sales effectively double.

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Bumper Guild Wars 2 Feature Pack out in April

"A sweeping range of new systems and enhancements."

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Guild Wars 2 April 2014 Feature Pack screenshots

More traits! Simplified UI! Horizontal progression.

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Guild Wars 2 "the most-updated online world in the industry"

Sales shoot over 3.5m as MMO celebrates first birthday.

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FeatureThe story of a raiding guild with a PR but no game

Dedicated, professional and putting in upwards of 25 hours a week, Enigma's a tribe without a home.

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Guild Wars 2 crafting rising from 400 to 500

Colin Johanson maps out the rest of 2013.

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ArenaNet: Guild Wars 1 "could last forever"

"Even without anybody really touching it."

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FeatureHave traditional MMOs had their time?

And what do we make of the shared-world games and MOBAs that have risen up to replace them?

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It's unlikely Guild Wars 2 will ever get an expansion pack

Things have changed, ArenaNet explains.

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What happened to Guild Wars 2 on console?

"We did experiment..." developer ArenaNet answers.

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Guild Wars 2 Flame & Frost: The Razing update released with patch notes

New World vs. World progression system and no more culling.

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Guild Wars 2 Flame & Frost: Prelude update 28th January

Story stuff, achievement changes, new items, guesting and more.

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Guild Wars 2 sales are over 3 million

"We now want to raise the bar for what players expect from a live game as well."

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ArenaNet holds frank Reddit debate on Guild Wars 2 loot-grind

"Judge us by details and not by making slippery-slope arguments."

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First major Guild Wars 2 content patch is Shadow of the Mad King

Coming 22nd October and themed around Halloween.

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Borderlands 2 shifts 1.82 million copies in September in US

Guild Wars 2 outsells Mists of Pandaria.

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Guild Wars 2 Mac client announced and in beta

Plus: today's scintillating game updates.

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Guild Wars 2 profession balancing: ArenaNet waiting for stability, adopting considered approach

It's the endless MMO debate about which class/profession is best.

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FeatureGuild Wars 2: At the Frontlines of World vs. World

Quintin makes a foray into the maddest, meanest feature of Guild Wars 2.

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UK chart: Guild Wars 2 top but sells less at retail than SWTOR

Second largest non-Warcraft PC MMO launch.

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Guild Wars 2 boss on the current matters that matter

On stolen accounts, overflow, Trading Post, mail, botting, forums.

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FeatureGuild Wars 2: The Five Races

Do you know which you should play? Don't make our mistake.

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FeatureLost Humanity 10: The New World

Rob Florence reflects on days where you spring to life in a place that's been built for you to discover.

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FeatureGuild Wars 2 Head Start Diary

Read through Oli, Tom, Christian, John, Alec and Quintin's adventures in Tyria over the bank holiday weekend.

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The Guild Wars 2 servers and launch timings

Asura hope it goes smoothly.

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Guild Wars 2: "You will never be at a statistical disadvantage when playing PVP"

Endlessly chasing stronger loot not part of the game.

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We have 500 Guild Wars 2 beta keys

Update: we had 500 Guild Wars 2 beta keys.

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Guild Wars 2 release date announced

UPDATE: Final Beta Weekend Event dates revealed.

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Guild Wars 2 stress test scheduled for next week

All beta subscribers can join in.

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Guild Wars 2 beta weekend event date, details

Existing beta characters ready and waiting.

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Guild Wars 2 Beta Weekend Event 2 held back

ArenaNet installing new server hardware.

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Guild Wars 2 has sold "hundreds of thousands" of copies already

ArenaNet comments on pre-purchase numbers.

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Join the Guild Wars 2 stress test on Monday

A kind of beta, open to pre-purchasers.

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ArenaNet suspends US digital Guild Wars 2 sales

To limit quantities of beta keys going out.

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Guild Wars 2's world/server transfer system explained

Both paid-for and free via a "guesting" system.

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FeatureGuild Wars 2: The Inside Stories

To Seattle and back again: what it's like on the inside.

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Guild Wars 2 developer has plans "for literally years to come"

"A number of high-level features" and "expansion content".

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First Guild Wars 2 beta weekend announced

Try out ArenaNet's MMO sequel later this month.

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Why the Guild Wars 2 Collector's Edition costs more outside of the US

Would be 35 cheaper via straight currency conversion.

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New Guild Wars 2 screenshots

We've just visited ArenaNet - report soon!

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ArenaNet details micro-transactions in Guild Wars 2

How it "takes gold trading out of the hands of RMT companies".

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Guild Wars 2 pre-purchase deals, Collector's and Digital Deluxe Editions

Buy now for beta access, Hero Band, full-game head start.

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Guild Wars 2 open beta sign-up begins

You've got 48 hours to put your name down.

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Fresh Guild Wars 2 screenshots unfurl

Exploring more of ArenaNet's world.

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Guild Wars 2 WVW server battles take 2 weeks, maps support 300+ players

All characters adjusted automatically to level 80.

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NCsoft confirms Guild Wars 2 on console

Is "in the preparation stage".

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Guild Wars 2 closed beta date 16th December

Candidates being selected "carefully".

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VideoGuild Wars 2 trailer reveals Mesmer

Final profession detailed.

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VideoGuild Wars 2 conversation cinematic

ArenaNet reveals MMO's narrative system.

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FeatureGuild Wars 2

PVP tested and dungeons discussed.

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Guild Wars 2 Is it Evil? test revealed

How micro-transactions are governed.

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Guild Wars 2 closed beta 2011 "for sure"

Dev wants "time to react to things".

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FeatureEG Expo Editors' Game of the Show: Guild Wars 2

ArenaNet is ready to take MMOs forward.

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FeatureEG Expo Game of the Show: The Nominees

10 contenders from the Earls Court show floor.

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VideoGuild Wars 2 race featurette trailer

Meet the technologically adept asura.

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BioWare Doctors headline Expo sessions

Battlefield! Assassin's! id! Career Fair!

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Latest Guild Wars 2 screenshots

NCsoft's other RPG progressing well.

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NCsoft reveals first Wildstar images

Future fantasy MMO from ex-Blizzard devs.

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VideoGuild Wars 2 Sylvari race video

The forest-dwelling folk.

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Alienware to power Eurogamer Expo

Gaming PC brand sponsoring EG event.

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Guild Wars 2 at Eurogamer Expo 2011

MMO playable on the show floor.

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VideoGuild Wars 2 cinematic shows story

NCsoft MMO shows its teeth.

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Guild Wars 2 underwater combat details

Harpoon guns! Tridents! Unique skills!

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Guild Wars 2 unveils Engineer profession

"Masters of mechanical mayhem."

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VideoGuild Wars 2 Engineer skills footage

Coming along leaps and bounds.

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Guild Wars 2 beta this year - NCsoft

And a full release in 2012.

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VideoGuild Wars 2 video shows central hub

Lion's Arch a pit stop for all five races.

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VideoGuild Wars 2 footage features Charr

NCSoft shows their MM-Meow.

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FeatureGuild Wars 2: How to make MMOs better

Designer Colin Johanson takes us inside ArenaNet.

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Guild Wars 2

Wow factor.

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How Guild Wars 2 does crafting

Never make something "worthless".

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VideoBeautiful extended Guild Wars 2 footage

10 minutes of monsters vs. magic.

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Mesmer and Assassin in Guild Wars 2?

Fans of play-style "will be happy" - dev.

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Guild Wars 2

NCsoft shows off the Norn race.

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Guild Wars 2 armour "sexy" by design

ArenaNet shows "strategically placed skin".

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VideoBeautiful new Guild Wars 2 footage

NCsoft tours the game's world.

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Guild Wars 2 Guardian replaces Monk

First all-new profession detailed.

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VideoGuild Wars: now and then

ArenaNet's rags to riches tale.

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Guild Wars 2 paid-for dungeons are TBC

ArenaNet won't force money from you.

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Guild Wars loot carries over

Your awards are good for Guild Wars 2.

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VideoGuild Wars 2 necromancer revealed

We wouldn't be seen dead with one.

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FeatureArenaNet talks Guild Wars 2

"This is the most ambitious online world being developed in the industry."

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VideoNew Guild Wars 2 gameplay footage

Ogres pecked to death by falcons.

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Guild Wars 2 has no healers or tanks

Reinventing death and combat in MMOs.

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VideoGuild Wars 2 warrior skills

Can't see those vocal samples getting annoying.

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Guild Wars 2 personal stories revealed

Background quiz, free houses, romance?

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ArenaNet: GW2 will fulfil MMO promise

What players thought genre could be.

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FeatureGuild Wars 2

A question of questing.

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ArenaNet details Guild Wars 2 combat

Plus: Elementalist class dissected.

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Guild Wars 2 expected in 2011

Might get into closed beta next year.

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FeatureGuild Wars 2

First details of NCsoft's new fantasy.

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Guild Wars creator leaves NCsoft West

Preisdent and ArenaNet co-founder departs.

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Guild Wars 2 never had a release date

So it can't be delayed, says ArenaNet.

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Guild Wars 2 suffers huge delay

MMO sequel now "TBA 2010/11".

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No Guild Wars 2 beta this year

ArenaNet wants to meet expectations.

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No micro-transactions for Guild Wars

NCsoft explains its NCcoin invention.

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Guild Wars series tops 5 million sales

ArenaNet gets excited about sequel.

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FeatureThe Guild Master

ArenaNet's Jeff Strain on the future of Guild Wars.

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Guild Wars breaks 4 million

Eye of North expansion soon.

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GC: Film and MMOs don't mix - ArenaNet

Warns against copying WOW.

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Guild Wars: Eye of North dated

Expansion in late August.

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FeatureThe best things in life are free

ArenaNet and NCsoft talk Guild Wars 2.

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Guild Wars 2 is for the fans

Won't try for a new crowd.

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Guild Wars 2 revealed

Plus new GW expansion.