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Guild Wars 2 hack impacts 11,000 accounts

Guild Wars 2 hack impacts 11,000 accounts

It may be time to gird your loins and beef up your passwords again, as yet another online game's security has been compromised. Guild Wars 2 has received more than 11,000 support requests for hacking, but it appears that the game itself wasn't targeted. Rather, ne'er-do-wells gained passwords from other sources like fan sites, and matched them to Guild Wars 2 accounts.

Read more: 'Many apparent breaches of other games and web sites' »

"I can't say I have had the same problem. I only logged into one computer prior to verifying my ..."
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Guild Wars 2 diary: Feeling Crafty

Guild Wars 2 diary: Feeling Crafty

If you missed the first two Guild Wars 2 diaries, you can read them here.

After exploring the Caledon Forest and the Grove and helping out with random odds and ends, it was time for my personal story to continue. There was lot of chatter about this dark faction of the Sylvari called the Nightmare Court. It was time to deal with these rogues. But first, I had to deal with the matter of my full inventory.

Having killed many things, my inventory was constantly full of crafting materials that would prove useless in battle. Unfortunately, I had no idea how to craft and the game wasn't doing a good job of explaining it to me. After exploring Caledon Forest a little more, I found an area filled with artisan crafters who offered to teach me trades--up to two at a time. I learned the armorsmith and tailor skills and decided to start crafting. Of course, I had no clue where to start and I couldn't find a clear tutorial on how to do so.

Read more: Experiencing crafting »

"Yup! It's the "bit short" bit that always happens gathering mats :) I'd have been happy to ..."
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Guild Wars 2 diary: What nightmares are made of

Guild Wars 2 diary: What nightmares are made of

If you missed the first Guild Wars 2 diary, you can read it here.

After introducing myself to the Sylvari and the Grove, it was time to begin exploring the surrounding area known as the Caledon Forest. I couldn't see myself venturing too far out, since I was still leveling up my character, but Guild Wars 2 offers more ways to earn XP than simply killing things. So I gave my XP meter a boost by exploring areas and finding unexplored points of interest.

Undead rising from the swamp »

"I like that the bank is for your whole account. No more playing "Which of my alts has the ..."
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Guild Wars 2 dev suspends digital sales to control 'high player concurrency'

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 over game sales. And, the company is making good on its word. To stabilize the game's growing population, digital sales of the game have been temporarily suspended.

Read more: Infrastructure expansion incoming »

"Good for them. I went to the launch party and every one of them were super nice. I haven't met a ..."
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Guild Wars 2 devs addressing account hacks, bots

Guild Wars 2 devs addressing account hacks, bots

ArenaNet is going to great lengths to ensure the quality of the game experience in Guild Wars 2, including disabling key features to combat the rising number of account hacks and provide ways for players to secure their hard-earned gear and cash.

Read more: Botters beware »

"What do you do if your account email got changed? That'd be handy info to put in this article."
- Nat King Cobra    See all 55 comments


Guild Wars 2 diary: Brave new world

Guild Wars 2 diary: Brave new world

I should have expected this. Rarely does an MMO launch without a hitch and, sure enough, Guild Wars 2 continues the trend. The masses wanted to dive into GW2 as badly as I did, which meant I ran into some connectivity issues throughout the day. It took a few tries, but I eventually managed to jump into the GW2 character creator.

After playing through most of the races during the GW2 beta, I opted to restart my journey with the Sylvari. The game's resident plant-like people, the Sylvari have only been in existence for 25 years, first coming into being long after the events of the first Guild Wars. Considering my own status as a Guild Wars newcomer (I never played through the first GW or any of its expansions), I found it fitting that I take the role of a race exploring Tyria for the first time.

Read more: Building a new life in Tyria »

"This is an excellent game. I buy pretty much every MMO that comes out (I have a problem) and ..."
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Guild Wars 2 player hits level cap before launch with crafting

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 with a crucial amount of XP coming from an unconventional source--crafting.

Read more: eFame confirmed by developer ArenaNet »

"This is something I never understood about people. Why do people rush through the game instead ..."
- TheEmissary    See all 23 comments


Shack PSA: Guild Wars 2 headstart access starts tomorrow

Shack PSA: Guild Wars 2 headstart access starts tomorrow

It seems almost unfair that game releases hit on Tuesdays. Weekends give an abundance of free time that could be spent digging into a game, but instead you have to wait until the start of the work week to lay hands on the newest games. This is mostly a holdover from the days of retail delivery, so luckily it can be circumvented using digital distribution. Guild Wars 2, for example, will let you start playing tomorrow if you pre-ordered.

Read more: Pre-orders still open »

"For what it's worth, I bought the game this afternoon from their site. No problem at all."
- Bamii    See all 32 comments


Guild Wars 2 cinematics detail the races

Guild Wars 2 cinematics detail the races

Guild Wars 2 lets you choose between five distinct races. Each comes with its own lore, and developer Arenanet is highlighting those stories by releasing the opening cinematics for three of the races--Humans, Norn, and Charr--along with blurbs of their plots. Intros for the other two races will come later.

Watch: The race intro movies »

"he didn't even bothrt to get a new image for this post, they have been using this one for almost ..."
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Guild Wars 2 launches August 28

Guild Wars 2 launches August 28

When's Guild Wars 2 coming out? August 28, that's when, publisher NCsoft announced today. That should give you plenty of time to file a time-off request at work and stock up on supplies for the customary launch binge. There's a new trailer teasing some of the wonders you'll see in ArenaNet's subscription-free MMORPG, too.

Watch: The Guild Wars 2 'Get Ready' trailer »

"Well fuck. Day before ,my birthday. Guess I know what I'll be doing for the few days I took off."
- MacemanInTW    See all 19 comments


Guild Wars 2 dev: MMO subs can hurt fun design

Guild Wars 2 dev: MMO subs can hurt fun design

"If the success of a subscription-based MMO is measured by the number of people paying a monthly fee, how does that impact game design decisions?" asks Colin Johanson, Guild Wars 2 lead content developer. As ArenaNet's subscription-free MMORPG isn't motivated by "the need to create mechanics that keep people playing as long as possible," he claims, design is led by a simple question: "Is this fun?"

Read more: MMOs can sacrifice quality to draw content out »

"while i agree with you that exp given to you for quests is low, it was a good thing for me, as ..."
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Guild Wars 2 first beta weekend announced

Guild Wars 2 first beta weekend announced

Guild Wars 2 will get its first beta weekend soon. NCsoft and ArenaNet have announced that it will kick off next week, April 27-29, for those who have bought their way into the test. The developer didn't share more details on how frequently these weekends will come, so clear your schedule if you get into the first one.

Read more: Rewards for pre-purchasing include beta access »

"You have to pre-purchase to get guaranteed beta weekend event access. And you are incorrect, ..."
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Guild Wars 2 pre-purchasing begins with beta access

Guild Wars 2 pre-purchasing begins with beta access

You may remember, a month ago, the announcement that pre-purchasing Guild Wars 2 would give you access to all beta weekend events. You may also have forgotten about that, as it was announced long before you could actually buy it it. But huzzah, the day is here, and you can now make sure you're enlisted for the beta fun.

Read more: Headstart access too »

"I think its mostly because the whole experience was new to me now then. It was the first game I ..."
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Guild Wars 2 microtransactions won't give 'unfair advantage'

Guild Wars 2 microtransactions won't give 'unfair advantage'

Guild Wars 2 may be subscription-free but, like its predecessor, will have microtransactions for cosmetic items and time-saving doodads. If the idea makes you nervous, fear not!

"It's never OK for players to buy a game and not be able to enjoy what they paid for without additional purchases, and it's never OK for players who spend money to have an unfair advantage over players who spend time," ArenaNet president Mike O'Brien has said, explaining how it'll work.

Read more: "You get a complete and playable game no matter what" »

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Guild Wars 2 pre-orders give beta access; Collector's Edition unveiled

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 various editions it'll be available in, as well as pre-order bonuses. The most exciting thing you'll get for pre-ordering ArenaNet's subscription-free MMORPG is guaranteed access to all its beta weekend events, but sadly you can't buy it until next month.

Read more: See what's in the Collector's Edition box »

"That's still not free 2 play... That's like saying every game made before 2005 were free to play."
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