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Guild Wars 2 update to bring 'Megaservers' online

Guild Wars 2 update to bring 'Megaservers' online

ArenaNet has already detailed some real updates (and one fake one) coming to Guild Wars 2 in April. One more big change is afoot, with the announcement of "Megaservers." The change is pitched as a total restructuring of how players connect to servers, making it easier to get on with your friends and guildmates.

Read more: Coming April 15 with other updates »

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

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

When the bell tolls in Tyria, that normally means the Mad King Thorn is about to make his annual visit to Guild Wars 2. But unlike last year, the insane monarch isn't making the trip. This year, players will be haunted by his equally-unpleasant offspring named Bloody Prince Edrick, as part of the Blood and Madness update.

Read more: World v. World Seasons introduced »

"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

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

You probably think you've seen the last of Tequatl the Sunless, haven't you? Guild Wars 2 players may recall first encountering the undead Level 65 dragon in the depths of the Maguuma Jungle. But hey, he's all taken care of now, right? Wrong! You are WRONG! Tequatl came back today, badder than ever, in the latest Guild Wars 2 update, Tequatl Rising.

Watch: The dragon rises again »

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Guild Wars 2 sold 3.5 million in first year

Guild Wars 2 sold 3.5 million in first year

Guild Wars 2 is coming up on its first anniversary, and ArenaNet is celebrating with some hearty back-slaps regarding its progress so far.

Guild Wars 2 has sold 3.5 million copies so far, which a handy new infographic claims makes it the fastest-selling MMO in history. It reached a peak count of 460,000 concurrent players. The infographic also breaks down stats like the race and profession percentages, and the top crafting disciplines.

Read more: 3.5 million copies and 460,000 concurrent players »

"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

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

Guild Wars 2 is bringing back its April Fools gag "Super Adventure Box." An update on September 3 will add an updated version of the 8-bit style dungeon, complete with new modes and rewards.

Read more: World 2 added to SAB »

"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

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

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 anniversary, as well as some gladiatorial combat. Are you not entertained?

Read more: Tenth anniversary celebration »

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Guild Wars 2 'Cutthroat Politics' update coming July 23

Guild Wars 2 'Cutthroat Politics' update coming July 23

Guild Wars 2 is entering the take-no-prisoners world of fake politics. The "Cutthroat Politics" update is coming on July 23, with a host of changes and a little light political satire in tow.

Read more: War hero versus merchant »

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Guild Wars 2 opening API for user-created tools

Guild Wars 2 opening API for user-created tools

ArenaNet has been pretty reliable in releasing new Guild Wars 2 content, most recently announcing it would be updating every two weeks. In case that's not enough Guild Wars for you, though, the team is in the process of opening up some of the API to players, so they can create game resources.

Read more: Team is 'exposing some of the code to the player base' »

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Guild Wars 2 increasing update schedule to every two weeks

Guild Wars 2 increasing update schedule to every two weeks

NCSoft and ArenaNet have been steadily pumping out monthly events for Guild Wars 2. However, their output is about to double. The game's lead content designer, Mike Zadorjny, recently revealed that the MMO will soon offer major updates every two weeks.

Read more: Four dedicated teams »

"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

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

Guild Wars 2 is warming up for its next big update, Sky Pirates of Tyria. The new content will include a new dungeon and events, rewards, a big balance update, and additional features. It's set to hit on June 25.

Read more: Aetherblade rewards, a tie-in novel, and balance updates »

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Guild Wars 2 expansion pack in development

Guild Wars 2 expansion pack in development

Guild Wars 2 has been getting regular free content updates, like the Secret of Southsun due tomorrow. A full expansion pack is in the works, though, as revealed by a recent NCSoft earnings call.

Read more: No release date or details »

"I had a fun run with this game but in the end the PvP just wasn't all it should have been. The ..."
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Guild Wars 2 'Secret of Southsun' update coming May 14

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Guild Wars 2 'Secret of Southsun' update coming May 14

Guild Wars 2's next update, The Secret of Southsun, is coming on May 14. The new content has you investigating disturbances at The Consortium. The Molten Alliance has driven out refugees, but the new settlers are unhappy and local wildlife has been particularly aggressive, so it's up to you to find out why.

Read more: Crab tossing and WvW traps »

"Boring. How to describe this game. First few months are great then the rest are like Farmville ..."
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Guild Wars 2 scrapping PvP tournament entry fee

Guild Wars 2 scrapping PvP tournament entry fee

Guild Wars 2 is paid tournaments in favour of new free tournaments. The entrance fee wasn't massive, working out to around 22¢ per player, but developer ArenaNet says it was more about creating a tier of tournaments for properly competitive players, and matchmaking now serves that function.

Read more: Treasure for leftover tournament tickets »

"Guild Wars 2 is paid tournaments in favour of new free tournaments. editor"
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Guild Wars 2 'Flame and Frost: The Gathering Storm' coming February 26

Guild Wars 2 'Flame and Frost: The Gathering Storm' coming February 26

The second part of Guild Wars 2's Flame and Frost event, subtitled "The Gathering Storm," will release on February 26. The four-part event seems poised to dole out story bits over the next few months, which will give ArenaNet impetus to keep creating new gameplay features to accompany each part.

Read more: PvP maps and Guild Missions »

"I don't know what it is... I wanted to like it, but I just can't get into this game."
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Guild Wars 2 developer lays out 2013 plans

Guild Wars 2 developer lays out 2013 plans

Guild Wars 2 got off to a healthy start last year, but as we begin 2013 the team is looking ahead. ArenaNet has detailed some plans for the upcoming year, including ambitious additions to Guilds, PvP, and rewards.

Read more: Goal to 'use existing reward systems' »

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