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Screenshots to support the April 2014 Feature Pack Wardrobe System announcement !
NCSOFT and ArenaNet have announced the second new feature of the April 2014 Feature Pack: the Wardrobe, an account-wide system that allows you to collect every skin in the game!
Guild Wars 2 has a tremendous variety of gear to collect. From vanity skins to gear with specific stats to all manner of beautiful armour and weapons, there are a lot of ways to customise the look and function of your character. But currently, it can be a little overwhelming to try to sort through it all and choose a look and feel. Our answer to that is the Wardrobe, which makes it easy to customise your look at any time and to share cosmetic items across all the characters on your account.
To kick off the campaign, ArenaNet today revealed the first new feature, detailing an overhaul of the existing trait system in Guild Wars 2. The improved trait system includes 40 brand new traits, a simplified UI, and new horizontal progression opportunities for players. A blog outlining details about the system is now live at http” loc=”//www.guildwars2.com/en-gb/news/traits-unleashed-forty-new-traits-and-more”>www.guildwars2.com/en-gb/news/traits-unleashed-forty-new-traits-and-more.
ArenaNet has created an online hub for players to stay up-to-date on new reveals. As each feature is unveiled, all of the information released about it will be immediately updated and accessible through the “April 2014 Feature Pack” web site at http” loc=”//www.guildwars2.com/en-gb/the-game/releases/feature-packs”>www.guildwars2.com/en-gb/the-game/releases/feature-packs.
BRIGHTON, UK – 11th FEBRUARY, 2014: NCSOFT® and ArenaNet™, developer of the acclaimed Guild Wars franchise today released the teaser video trailer for the upcoming living world release “Escape from Lion’s Arch,” coming 18th February. The ominous trailer focuses on the trademark city of Lion’s Arch, a beacon of prosperity in Tyria that acts as trading hub for players. The city has proven resilient to numerous onslaughts by enemy races, pirates, the undead, even an Elder Dragon. Now, the villainous Scarlet Briar may present this proud city with its most terrifying foe yet.
As the teaser trailer shows, the forces of the sylvari supervillain will soon descend upon Lion’s Arch. Aetherblade airships, dirigibles of death piloted by the dreaded pirates who now serve Scarlet, loom over the city like birds of prey. On the ground, the cruel serpentine krait and subterranean dredge hunt for prey and terrorize its citizens. In one grim moment in the video, the famed nautical architecture of the city burns as innocents try to flee the devastation.
Lion’s Arch is a thriving city familiar to any Guild Wars 2 player, home to in-game traders and vendors as well as the asura gates that lead to the far corners of Tyria and beyond. The city has served as the focus for in-game holidays and events including Halloween and Wintersday, and has been featured extensively in living world releases such as “Sky Pirates of Tyria” and “Cutthroat Politics.” Lion’s Arch played an important part in the original Guild Wars, and is featured in the extension of the game lore in the novel “Sea of Sorrows” by Ree Soesbee. “Escape from Lion’s Arch” will be available to all Guild Wars 2 players on 18th February.
Guild Wars 2 is a visually stunning MMO that offers players the epic grandeur of a massive role playing environment combined with innovative combat mechanics, dynamic events, and customised personal storytelling. Building on the success of Guild Wars, NCSOFT and game developer ArenaNet have created an MMO that lets gamers play the way they want, while at the same time retaining the no-subscription-fee business model that made the original Guild Wars so popular.
For more details on Guild Wars 2 and the Living World releases, visit www.guildwars2.
BRIGHTON, UK – 14 January, 2014: NCSOFT and ArenaNet, publisher and developer of the acclaimed Guild Wars franchise, has just given gamers around the world their first taste of where the living world of Tyria is headed in 2014. In a teaser for “Origins of Madness, the year’s first release coming 21st January, the game makers offer a glimpse of incredible new adversaries and the beginning of an epic end to a storyline that began more than a year ago.
Beginning with “Origins of Madness”, Guild Wars 2 players will once again find themselves pitted against the forces of arch-villain Scarlet Briar. The sinister sylvari engineer has worked behind the scenes throughout 2013, wreaking havoc through her minions and clockwork creations. Her exact motivations remain a mystery, for now.
As players will see in the “Origins of Madness” teaser video, Scarlet will unleash a brand-new mechanical monstrosity on the living world of Tyria: the Twisted Marionette! A gigantic robotic weapon of mass destruction, the Twisted Marionette can only be stopped by a concerted effort on the part of players.
That’s not the only threat awaiting players, as the teaser video reveals. Scarlet’s machinations have unearthed something ancient and angry in Bloodtide Coast. The Great Jungle Wurm is a huge multi-headed creature so powerful that only an army of players can challenge it.
Guild Wars2 is a visually stunning MMO that offers players the epic grandeur of a massive role playing environment combined with innovative combat mechanics, dynamic events, and customised personal storytelling. Building on the success of Guild Wars, NCSOFT and game developer ArenaNet™ have created an MMO that lets gamers play the way they want, while at the same time retaining the no-subscription-fee business model that made the original Guild Wars so popular.
For more details on Guild Wars 2 and the living world releases, visit www.guildwars2.com.
Looking into 2014 and back on the plot of the main story of 2013, many questions remain: why did Scarlet brings these groups together? What did she see when she looked into the eternal alchemy, and how did it change her? What is she trying to accomplish? Is she just nuts, or is there something far more sinister going on? How do each of these moments through 2013 tie together?
The answer to all of these questions await in our four upcoming releases in 2014: and lead to one final moment that will change the face of Tyria forever. Prepare for the epic finale to this story arc!
To know more about the Guild Wars 2 Living World, make sure to regularly check the Releases page of the website:https://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-gam…
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BRIGHTON, UK – Dec. 10, 2013: NCSOFT and ArenaNet, publisher and developer of the acclaimed Guild Wars franchise, today announces the latest Guild Wars 2 content update, A Very Merry Wintersday, which brings back the fan-favourite Wintersday holiday for six weeks beginning 10th December, 2013.
It’s an MMO holiday tradition. As the nights grow long and colder in the Living World of Tyria, Toymaker Tixx returns in his massive floating workshop to spread holiday cheer with high-tech toys and festive games. This year the asuran inventor Tixx and his frequently faulty golem assistant Toxx have a bag full of mirth for players of every persuasion.
Wintersday Events and Activities
· The Wondrous Workshop – R ound up mischievous toys running wild inside Toymaker Tixx’s holiday workshop!
· Winter Wonderland Jumping Puzzle – Test your skills in a lethal platform puzzle loaded with holiday obstacles and really long drops!
· Bell Choir Musical Activity – Join other players to ring in the season and make sweet, sweet music together!
· Toypocalypse – Enter the Toypocalypse challenge and help save Wintersday from haywire toys run amok!
· Snowball Mayhem – It wouldn’t be Wintersday without a chance to pelt your fellow players in the face with snowballs in this fun team activity!
However, not everything is candy canes and snowflakes in Guild Wars 2 this December. The nightmare still continues in the Kessex Hills and surrounding countryside, as players battle inside the Tower of Nightmares introduced in the 29th October release.
For more details on Guild Wars 2 and the A Very Merry Wintersday release, visit www.guildwars2.com.
Enter the improved Fractals of the Mists, an endless dungeon experience for the brave and skilled! Now you can experience the Thaumanova Reactor and two other new Fractals mini-dungeons. Plus, join the final battle inside the Tower of Nightmares! It all starts November 26!
Learn more about the Fractured release on the release page: https://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-gam…
To know more about the Guild Wars 2 Living World, make sure to regularly check the Releases page of the website: https://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-gam…
The Nightmares Within Inside the Tower
Marjory Delaqua has distilled an antitoxin which will allow heroes to approach the Tower without being overcome by its suffocating fumes. It’s time to storm the tower – but beware what you might find within!
Kasmeer, Marjory, & Veil
A mysterious veil has been constructed in Kessex Hills. Hidden behind its magic protection, the treacherous krait have been working on some new menace. Marjory Delaqua and Kasmeer Meade have set up a camp to survey the veil and attempt to find a way to pierce it.
GW2 2013-10 Bloody Prince Encounter !
The Mad King isn’t the only one breaking through the barrier between realms! Bloody Prince Edrick is rising up from the shadows of the Mad King’s past!
GW2 2013-10 Mad King’s Labyrinth !
The Mad King’s Labyrinth is open for business once again! Beware—the Bloody Prince has seized control of the undead legions that were formerly part of his father’s armies.
GW2 2013-10 Mad King’s Clocktower !
The Lunatic Inquisition and Mad King’s Clocktower, two Halloween favorites, are making a return! Try to survive the night in the Lunatic Inquisition, and race against the growing madness in King Thorn’s maddening jumping puzzle!
NCSOFT® and ArenaNet™, developer of the acclaimed Guild Wars franchise, today announced that Blood and Madness, a Halloween-themed content update for Guild Wars 2, goes live today Tuesday, 15th October. This seasonal release is the second of three planned for players this month and includes fresh takes on some of the popular content that made last year’s Halloween updates so successful. It also continues ArenaNet’s pattern of delivering new content every two weeks, a pace unmatched by Western competitors.
In Blood and Madness, with Halloween fast approaching, Magister Tassi of the scholarly order Durmand Priory has detected some unusual energy readings that indicate another force is rising from the Underworld. This time, it’s Bloody Prince Edrick, son of Mad King Thorn, the insane tyrant who ruled Kryta centuries ago and now haunts Tyria as the powerful spirit of Halloween. Frightful new events and challenges await players as they confront the Bloody Prince and his growing, evil influence.
Blood and Madness also includes several new features and rewards.
· Mad Realm Doors: Players can trick-or-treat at haunted doors across Kryta. Beware: Knocking isn’t without risk.
· Mad King’s Labyrinth: Bloody Prince Edrick has taken over parts of the Mad King’s Labyrinth and is controlling the undead armies in the Mad King’s Realm. The Skeletal Lich, Grand High Viscount of Candy Corn, and the Labyrinthine Horror lie in wait.
· Mad King’s Clock Tower: Tyria’s most maddening jumping puzzle thrilled players during last year’s Halloween event and returns better than ever. Only the most skillful will navigate the insanity of the Mad King’s Clock Tower to reach the top in time.
· Lunatic Inquisition: Players can put their PvP skills to the test in the Mad King’s Labyrinth. Play as a villager trying to survive the night or a lunatic courtier intent on destruction. Survival tools and hidden secrets are waiting to be discovered.
· Combat Quality of Life Fixes: Improvements to combat include new ground targeting options, better targeting, and a new, optional way to display condition damage numbers.
· Trait and Skill Tooltips: Updates to the tooltip system for traits and skills mean traits will now display numbers, and skill tooltips will show how skills are affected by equipped traits.
· Balance Updates: Existing skills and traits have received a balance pass with a focus on improving support builds in all parts of the game for all professions.
· Sweet Rewards: Players completing the Blood and Madness meta achievement will receive a Mini Candy Corn Elemental, while following the storyline can earn players a Candy Corn node for their home instance.
· Candy Cornucopia: Players can trade Candy Corn for new Halloween items like a Mini Bloody Prince, a 20-slot Halloween Pail and special crafting items needed for Halloween weapons.
· Mask of the Night: Players can earn a Mask of the Night by proving their abilities to obey the maniacal monarch in rounds of Mad King Says.
For more details on Guild Wars 2 or Blood and Madness, visit http://www.guildwars2.com.
GW2 2013-09 Twilight Assault Caithe
Caithe is worried about rumors of a new evil growing at the heart of Twilight Arbor. The Lionguard is also receiving intelligence reports of trouble in the region.
GW2 2013-09 Twilight Assault Holo Aetherblade + Hologenerator
The Aetherblade pirates have developed a new form of holographic defense!
GW2 2013-09 Twilight Assault Puzzle 01
The new Twilight Arbor level 80 explorable dungeon path includes foes old and new and will require players to keep their wits about them.
ArenaNet™ Offers Extended Free Trial of Guild Wars® 2, Limited-Time Sale
Starting 27th September players can experience award-winning MMORPG free
for seven days and take advantage of lowest price ever
BRIGHTON, UK – 24 SEPTEMBER, 2013: NCSOFT® and ArenaNet, developer of the popular Guild Wars franchise, today announced an extended free trial and sale for Guild Wars 2, its critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), starting 27th September. The offer allows players to experience the game free for seven days, and to purchase it for a limited time at a historically low price.
The free trial period, which is open to all players in North America and Europe, starts Friday, 27th September at 09:01 CEST and ends Friday, 4th October at 08:59 CEST. Players can create the free trial accounts at https://register.guildwars2.com/trial.
ArenaNet is also offering Guild Wars 2 at its lowest prices ever from Friday 27th September at 09:01 CEST to Monday, 7th October at 08:59 CEST. Players will be able to buy the Digital Heroic Edition for €31.99 at https://buy.guildwars2.com. Unlike other games in the genre, no subscription fee is required.
ArenaNet recently celebrated a successful first year for Guild Wars 2, one that saw the game become the fastest-selling MMORPG of all time in Europe and North America through its first nine months, and the developers earn high marks for delivering exciting new content to players every two weeks, a pace unprecedented by Western standards. The most recent content update, Tequatl Rising, went live in the game last week and features an epic boss fight that requires players to work in large groups using creativity, strategy and skill to defeat the encounter.
For more details on Guild Wars 2, visit http://www.guildwars2.com.
NCSOFT®, headquartered in Seoul, Korea, is the world’s premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games, including the critically acclaimed Aion®, Blade & Soul®, Lineage®, Guild Wars® and WildStar™ franchises. NCSOFT West is a division of NCSOFT that holds operating responsibilities for North America, Europe, South America and Australia/New Zealand. More information can be found at http://www.ncsoft.com.
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Guild Wars 2 Tequatl Rising Screenshot Guide
World vs. World is being update with a new ability line: Flame Mastery! In addition, the Borderlands maps for World vs. World have new Ruins of Power, which players can capture and control to earn the deadly Bloodlust buff.
“We want to involve you in shaping these world changes. Recently you elected Ellen Kiel to the Captain’s Council, along with her promise to research a Fractal dungeon about the Thaumanova Reactor Explosion. That means you directly decided what content ArenaNet is building for Guild Wars 2 for release later this year. In the coming year you’ll see more and more how your choices and actions in Tyria will permanently change the world.”
The Sky Pirates of Tyria update arrives today! This next update further develops the Living World saga with a new dungeon to explore, new events, rewards and features, not to mention the announcement that Custom Arenas and Spectator Mode is coming out of beta.
Details of the update include:
New Story Dungeon: Aetherblade Retreat
Find the hidden entrance to the Aetherblade base and take the fight to the pirates. It’ll take skill, courage, and no small measure of agility to battle through to the Aetherblade Captain and First Mate.
A variety are available, including Aetherblade caches, a First Mate Horrik miniature companion, a stylish monocle and more.
Skill and Trait Balance Update
The largest balance patch ever is being introduced in this build, which includes significant updates to traits and skills to introduce more viable build diversity. Updates also have been made to some less popular skills to improve their effectiveness.
Custom Arenas and Spectator Mode leaves Beta
Custom PvP arenas allow players to host private matches, and customise their map settings. This feature is leaving beta, which means that Custom Arena Starter Kits will be available for anyone to purchase in the Gem Store. Spectator Mode also is officially out of beta. Together, these two features allow for practice, competitive play and tournaments.
Mortar Mastery Joins the Growing List of World vs. World Abilities
Players can increase their mortar effectiveness by training in Mortar Mastery. Improvements in this line include increasing mortar blast radius, beefing up on damage, reducing skill recharge, and even adding a new skill, Mortar Barrage.
The last chapter in the epic four-part Flame & Frost Living Story series starts today. In secret foundries deep beneath the Shiverpeaks, the Molten Alliance is forging deadly new weaponry. Players will join with their comrades to take the battle to the enemy’s weapons facilities to defeat a final hybrid menace unlike Tyria has ever seen.
Guide to Flame and Frost: Retribution
Molten Boss 1-3 —Players will encounter two fearsome Molten Alliance bosses in the Molten Facility story dungeon. These foes combine the fiery power of the charr Flame Legion with the industrial know-how of the dredge.
Rox_Loading Screen —Concept art of Rox, the charr ranger who plays a pivotal role in the final chapter of the Flame & Frost series.
Sonic Blast—The Molten Alliance enemies you face during Retribution come equipped with hybrid weaponry, like this Flame Legion charr with a sonic blast.
Sonic Tunneling Tool—Players will be able to purchase a Sonic Tunneling Tool from the Gem Store, a device that will allow them to travel for short distances underground!
This norn-themed map, which is surrounded by sheer cliffs, features shrines to the Spirits of the Wild and a new secondary objective. In this map, we combine our established conquest gameplay with intense capture-the-flag gameplay—except instead of a flag, players will battle over the glowing Orb of Ascension!