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Guild Wars 2 director discusses Heart of Thorns, Revenants, Guild Halls, and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 26, 2015 10:00am PST

Following the recent PAX South announcement of a new expansion called Heart of Thorns, Shacknews reached out to Guild Wars 2 game director Colin Johanson to get more details on some of the new features that players can expect, while also attempting to nail down a more precis...

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"Yah I considered that too.. but then we don't have a release date yet, so hopes are it's sooner ..."

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Guild Wars 2 concludes its Living World Season 2 with the 'Point of No Return'

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 13, 2015 4:30pm PST

The latest season of Guild Wars 2's Living World arc is coming to a close, as the Pact Fleet must continue its fight against Mordremoth's forces.

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Guild Wars 2 'Tangled Paths' teaser scrambles for eggs

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 11, 2014 1:00pm PST

The next part of Guild Wars 2's 'Living World' arc will kick off next week and NCSoft has released a new teaser.

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Guild Wars 2's 'Living World' arc resumes November 4 with Echoes of the Past

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 28, 2014 3:00pm PDT

After a brief hiatus, the second season of Guild Wars 2's 'Living World' story arc is ready to pick up right where it left off. Echoes of the Past is set to kick off on November 4.

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Guild Wars 2 gets update with The Dragon's Reach

By Robert Workman, Jul 29, 2014 11:20am PDT

Players will experience the first chapter in a new story.

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Guild Wars 2 update to bring 'Megaservers' online

By Steve Watts, Apr 02, 2014 12:00pm PDT

With the April 15 update, Guild Wars 2 will roll out "Megaservers." The revised server system will match you with similar players and adapt to handle waves of high and low traffic automatically.

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"Kinda like that yeah, with the difference you probably won't be able to select a specific ..."

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Guild Wars 2's Blood and Madness update introduces the Bloody Prince

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 14, 2013 12:45pm PDT

Guild Wars 2's Blood and Madness update kicks off on Tuesday, introducing a new member of the Mad King Thorn's family. It also marks the beginning of the first World v. World season.

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"I was mainly disappointed that they destroyed the trading card like skill system of the first ..."

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A giant dragon reborn in Guild Wars 2's 'Tequatl Rising' update

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 17, 2013 1:00pm PDT

Reports of Tequatl the Sunless's slaying may have been a bit premature. The fearsome undead dragon is back with a vengeance in today's Guild Wars 2 update, Tequatl Rising!

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Guild Wars 2 sold 3.5 million in first year

By Steve Watts, Aug 28, 2013 1:30pm PDT

Guild Wars 2 is celebrating its first anniversary, and has released some stats to mark the occasion. It sold 3.5 million in its first year, and hosted 460,000 players concurrently at its peak.

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"I know people who quit WoW but come back every time an expansion is released, so this may or may ..."

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Guild Wars 2 bringing back 'Super Adventure Box' this September

By Steve Watts, Aug 27, 2013 3:00pm PDT

Guild Wars 2 is bringing back the 8-bit inspired "Super Adventure Box" in an upcoming update. The update will hit on September 3, bringing back the world with some new challenges and loot to collect.

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"So glad they are getting rid of MF as an armor stat!! Hope the ascended weapons sets look cool ..."

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Guild Wars 2 ushers in 'Queen's Jubilee' August 6

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 31, 2013 5:00pm PDT

Guild Wars 2 is celebrating a milestone for their royal family. The Queen's Jubilee update arrives on August 6 and will feature a majestic...

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"I logged in earlier tonight, have been back on and off in the last month. "

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Guild Wars 2 'Cutthroat Politics' update coming July 23

By Steve Watts, Jul 16, 2013 11:00am PDT

Guild Wars 2's "Cutthroat Politics" update is coming July 23, packing some new items and events in with a political bent.

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Guild Wars 2 opening API for user-created tools

By Steve Watts, Jul 01, 2013 9:30am PDT

Guild Wars 2 lead content designer Mike Zadorojny says the team is opening up its API enough to allow fans to create tools and apps. This is part of a responsive strategy that is also the reasoning behind the recently-announced more frequent updates.

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"Here's a list of current apps and websites using GW2 APIs. ..."

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Guild Wars 2 increasing update schedule to every two weeks

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 26, 2013 2:55pm PDT

Guild Wars 2 isn't slowing down their content updates. In fact, they're about to become more frequent, coming every two weeks.

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"It was fun for the first 2000 hours but it got stale quicker than I thought it would. I wished ..."

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Guild Wars 2 'Sky Pirates of Tyria' update coming June 25

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2013 3:30pm PDT

Guild Wars 2 is getting another content update, Sky Pirates of Tyria. It will include a new dungeon, scavenger hunt, feature and balance updates, and more. It's coming June 25.

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"I think in a way it's just that they play it too safe. Big bosses are too forgiving, while big ..."

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