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Guild Wars 2 dev talks about rethinking end-game content

By Steve Watts, Sep 14, 2012 4:15pm PDT

The Guild Wars 2 team shares its thoughts on making the entire game feel like end-game content.


"The idea of raiding isn't bad in of itself the problem is the level of time requirements and ..."

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NCsoft's Blade & Soul coming westward

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 14, 2012 6:45am PDT

Free-to-play games were once seen as a bit low-budget and janky compared to 'proper' games, but the F2P revolution of recent years has shown they can be just as pleasant and polished as anything wot comes in a box. NCsoft's Blade & Soul certainly has prettiness down pat, and...


"Oh wiseman, do enlighten me about your traumatic experience with said game. I'd slap you ..."

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Guild Wars 2 has sold over 2 million copies

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 13, 2012 9:30am PDT

Though the days of plain old WoW-alike subscription MMORPGs seem numbered, Guild Wars 2 is proving you don't need to go fully free-to-play to find an audience. The subscription-free MMORPG has sold over two million physical and digital copies, publisher NCsoft announced toda...


"I remember reading about that now, something like that could definitely work."

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Guild Wars 2 diary: Dungeons of dragons

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 12, 2012 11:00am PDT

Ozzie's Sylvari Mesmer hits level 30 and explores the dungeon and world v. world aspects of Guild Wars 2


"This was in reply to rythex's post mostly, replied to wrong person."

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Guild Wars 2 online sales reopen

By John Keefer, Sep 10, 2012 2:30pm PDT

ArenaNet has finally reopened online sales for Guild Wars 2 on the official site after a strong influx of players during the first week of the game's release forced the developer to find a way to lower player "concurrency" rates.


"Just to get this straight, You are saying that you don't like what a game developer does without ..."

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Guild Wars 2 hack impacts 11,000 accounts

By Steve Watts, Sep 07, 2012 10:30am PDT

A breached Guild Wars 2 fan site is one of various sources of passwords being used by hackers to gain access to game accounts, according to ArenaNet.


"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

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 04, 2012 2:15pm PDT

We track the trials and travails of Ozzie's Syvari Mesmer as he gets involved in crafting in Guild Wars 2. Read on for part 3.


"Yup! It's the "bit short" bit that always happens gathering mats :) I'd have been happy to ..."

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Morning Caffeinated! -- Diablo stories, Black Mesa, and so long Paragon

By John Keefer, Sep 04, 2012 5:30am PDT

Ramblings and musings of occasional significance to the Shacknews audience. This is the morning edition for September 4, 2012. Topics include: We get behind-the-scenes stories on Blizzard and its games; Black Mesa: Source finally has a release date; and NCSoft pulls the plug...


"Black Mesa on the 14th and Torchlight 2 not too far behind it? Its gonna be a sweet month."

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Guild Wars 2 diary: What nightmares are made of

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 31, 2012 1:00pm PDT

We track the trials and travails of Ozzie's Syvari Mesmer as he gets comfortable in his new surrounding of Guild Wars 2. Read on for part 2.


"I like that the bank is for your whole account. No more playing "Which of my alts has the ..."

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City of Heroes to end this year, Paragon Studios closing

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 31, 2012 12:00pm PDT

NCsoft's long-running hero-themed MMO, City of Heroes, will be closing later this year as part of a "realignment of company focus and publishing support."


"That was my very first build! Totally unoptimized but was still really fun."

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Guild Wars 2 dev suspends digital sales to control 'high player concurrency'

By John Keefer, Aug 31, 2012 11:30am PDT

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.


"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

By John Keefer, Aug 30, 2012 9:00am PDT

The ArenaNet dev team has been spending a lot of time on Reddit recently discussing Guild Wars 2. Now, a list of issues with the game and the status of fixing said issues has appeared on the site.


"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

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 29, 2012 1:00pm PDT

We track the trials and travails of Ozzie's Syvari Mesmer as he gets comfortable in his new surrounding of Guild Wars 2.


"This is an excellent game. I buy pretty much every MMO that comes out (I have a problem) and ..."

- CyCo_PL see all 12 comments

Guild Wars 2 player hits level cap before launch with crafting

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 28, 2012 6:05am PDT

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...


"This is something I never understood about people. Why do people rush through the game instead ..."

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Shack PSA: Guild Wars 2 headstart access starts tomorrow

By Steve Watts, Aug 24, 2012 9:00am PDT

Guild Wars 2 is launching next Tuesday, but pre-orders can get early access to the game tomorrow.


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

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