NCSoft News


Guild Wars 2 'Lost Shores' starts November 16

By Steve Watts, Nov 06, 2012 11:00am PST

Guild Wars 2's "Lost Shores" update has been given a rolling release date, coming out in phases throughout the weekend of November 16.


"You shouldn't have too much to worry about I think. There is a big misunderstanding with these ..."

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Guild Wars 2 'Lost Shores' update teased

By Steve Watts, Nov 02, 2012 10:00am PDT

Guild Wars 2 is getting a large world event with its November "Lost Shores" update, but details are sketchy so far.


"I haven't checked but I bet they're still adding content to GW1. I wouldn't be surprised if they ..."

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Guild Wars 2 Halloween update hits October 22

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

Halloween has always been a merry time in Guild Wars, with the Mad King Thorn visiting the capital cities of Tyria to dole out tricks and treats. It seems he'll be returning in Guild Wars 2 as part of "the first major game release" for ArenaNet's subscription-free MMORPG, wh...


"I love how they're pushing paid pvp tournaments when their pvp format is missing about a billion ..."

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Guild Wars 2 Mac client beta launched

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 18, 2012 7:35am PDT

Surprise! A beta version of Guild Wars 2 for Mac OS X entered public beta today, for anyone who already owns the game to try out on their shiny white box. Delightfully, the beta version runs on the live servers, you Macateers can jump right into playing with their chums on W...


Guild Wars 2 getting 'consistent free content updates'

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 18, 2012 6:00am PDT

Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet has again assured that, like its predecessor, the subscription-free MMORPG will receive "consistent free content updates" as well as more microtransaction doodads and, eventually, "large-scale" expansions. After players ummed and erred about r...


"Wow. I've played maybe 60 hours and have one level 44 character. Looking forward to leveling ..."

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Field Report: Guild Wars 2

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 17, 2012 10:30am PDT

When I first encountered Guild Wars, it was creating a reputation for itself as one of the main alternatives to World of Warcraft, offering a similar experience without the crippling monthly fee. Guild Wars 2 represents a major step forward for NCsoft and ArenaNet, completel...


"How does picking up WoW cold compare to picking up GW2 cold? I played WoW for 2 months several ..."

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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...


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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


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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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