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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...

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"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.

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

- Bamii see all 32 comments

En Masse settles Tera suit with NCSoft

By John Keefer, Aug 10, 2012 3:30pm PDT

En Masse has finally settled its lawsuit with NCSoft over whether developer Bluehole Studios had used proprietary material from Lineage 3 in developing its MMO Tera.

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Guild Wars 2 preview

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 23, 2012 12:00pm PDT

The next phase in Guild Wars 2's beta has begun. The final beta phase will introduce players to the last of the game's two playable races, the Asura and Sylvari, and we got some play time with the Asura.

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"not sure what you are talking about, i played all 3 beta weekends, never had a problem with ..."

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Guild Wars 2 cinematics detail the races

By Steve Watts, Jul 19, 2012 7:45am PDT

ArenaNet has released the intro cinematics for three of the races in Guild Wars 2, giving a taste of their lore and history.

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"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

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 28, 2012 6:45am PDT

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 MMO launch binge. There's a new trailer, too.

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"Well fuck. Day before ,my birthday. Guess I know what I'll be doing for the few days I took off."

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Guild Wars 2 dev: MMO subs can hurt fun design

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 20, 2012 10:30am PDT

"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?"

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"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

By Steve Watts, Apr 19, 2012 9:30am PDT

Guild Wars 2 is launching its first beta weekend April 27-29, NCsoft and ArenaNet have announced

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"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

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 10, 2012 9:15am PDT

April 10 is here, and so you can now pre-purchase Guild Wars 2 to secure entry into the weekend beta events.

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"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'

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 21, 2012 2:00pm PDT

"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.

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

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 13, 2012 7:00am PDT

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.

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

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Guild Wars 2 beta signups open for 48 hours

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 22, 2012 11:15am PST

You there! Quick! Do you want to play in the Guild Wars 2 beta? Well then, stop your lollygagging, pull your breeches up, and march yourself to the enlistment office sharpish, as signups are open for a 48-hour window.

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"i've signed up for swtor, diablo3 and tera in the past year, and got into all of them so far, so ..."

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Aion going free-to-play this Spring alongside 3.0 update

By Steve Watts, Feb 21, 2012 3:30pm PST

Aion is switching to a free-to-play model this spring. The switch will come alongside version 3.0 of the game, promising a level cap raise, housing, mounts, and new areas and instances.

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"the european region was handed over to a third party publisher (gameforge) which is using the ..."

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Guild Wars 2 console edition still in 'preparation stage'

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 17, 2012 10:00am PST

Though Guild Wars 2 is now lined up to launch on PC this year, it's still early days for the console edition. "Console edition?" you may ask. It's been mentioned a few times before but without no concrete details, but it is still in the works.

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"FFXI was on both the PS2 and 360, and I found it worked fine with a game pad on the 360 version. ..."

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NCsoft trying to block Tera launch, alleging theft of trade secrets

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 26, 2012 12:30pm PST

NCsoft is taking Tera developer Bluehole Studio to court to try and block the MMORPG's release in North America, claiming it's built upon ideas "looted" from NCsoft when Bluehole's founders worked there on Lineage 3.

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"AoC was one of those MMOs that really could've worked and been somewhat different but they just ..."

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