Guild Wars 2 dev suspends digital sales to control 'high player concurrency'
Guild Wars 2 dev ArenaNet had vowed that a pleasant gaming experience for it players was paramount to game sales, and it enforced that my closing digital sales on the game's official site until the player population stabilizes.READ MORE >
Guild Wars 2 player hits level cap before launch with crafting
In the run-up to the launch of any new MMORPG, scheming hardcore players plot the fastest possible route to the level cap, hoping to hit it first and briefly become an Internet celebrity. This was accomplished in Guild Wars 2 before the game even officially launched, and wit...READ MORE >
Shack PSA: Guild Wars 2 headstart access starts tomorrow
Guild Wars 2 is launching next Tuesday, but pre-orders can get early access to the game tomorrow.READ MORE >
Guild Wars 2 dev: MMO subs can hurt fun design
"What if your content-design motivations aren't driven by the need to create mechanics that keep people playing as long as possible?" asks GW2 lead content developer Colin Johanson. The answer for ArenaNet's subscription-free MMO, he says, is to ask "Is it fun?"READ MORE >
Guild Wars 2 pre-purchasing begins with beta access
April 10 is here, and so you can now pre-purchase Guild Wars 2 to secure entry into the weekend beta events.READ MORE >
Guild Wars 2 microtransactions won't give 'unfair advantage'
"It's never OK for players to buy a game and not be able to enjoy what they paid for without additional purchases," ArenaNet president Mike O'Brien has said in explaining how microtransactions will work in Guild Wars 2.READ MORE >
Guild Wars 2 pre-orders give beta access; Collector's Edition unveiled
With Guild Wars 2 now committed to launching in 2012, publisher NCsoft has unveiled the Collector's Edition and pre-order bonuses--which include guaranteed access to all of GW2's beta weekend events.READ MORE >