Events to Rock Guild Wars® 2 to the Core Begin with ‘Origins of Madness’

Teaser Trailer for the First Release of 2014 Unveils Huge New Threats and a Tyria Soon Terrorized by Scarlet Briar

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.

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Guild Wars 2 – Blood and Madness Screenshot Guide (Update Live) !


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GW2 2013-10 Lion’s Arch Decoration !
Lion’s Arch has put on its spooky best! The thriving trade city is decorated for the annual Halloween celebration.
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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!

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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.

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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!
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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.

New Events
· 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.

New Features
· 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.

New Rewards
· 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.

Guild Wars 2: Twilight Assault Screenshot Guide !

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.

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GW2 2013-09 Twilight Assault Holo Aetherblade + Hologenerator
The Aetherblade pirates have developed a new form of holographic defense!

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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.

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The First Year of Guild Wars 2

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“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.”

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Guild Wars 2 – Mystic Forge !

Last night I hit the jack pot using the Mystic Forge ! I finished the September monthly for breaking down items. (500 I had to break down )
So I said lets play around with Mystic Forge. I was able to take these chances on trying to get better items for Vampero because there is only one AH for all servers in Guild Wars 2.
Gold framers can’t drive the prices up on RARE items they are very cheap, most of the time only one copper over the price the npc would buy it for. So instead of selling the items on AH I took a chance used the Mystic Forge.

I got out of it was :

                                     Rare Shoulders
                                     Rare Sparegun
                                    Masterpiece Chest 

I’m glad it did my friends !
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Guild Wars 2: Gem Store & Trading Post Explained!

This is a detailed video regarding the items in the gem store, their uses and how they can also be obtained in game without spending money. Also the way the tarding post works compared to other popular mmo’s.

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Link Roundup – Beta Weekend Event – ArenaNet Blog

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Last week we held our first-ever Beta Weekend Event, a humble in-game get together attended by hundreds of thousands of our closest friends. This was an old-school beta; a lot of the lessons learned and data collected from the event are being applied toward improving the game as I write this. We want to extend a huge thanks to everyone who played. Your feedback, bugs, and participation are absolutely crucial to our goal of making Guild Wars 2 the best game possible at launch.

 

Let’s take a look at what they’re saying out in Internet land about the Guild Wars 2 Beta, shall we?

The Escapist’s Justin Clouse presents a general overview of Guild Wars 2 based on his experience during the event. “The part I enjoyed most during my time with Guild Wars 2 was how it encourages players to actually work together,” Clouse writes.

Over at Forbes, Carol Pinchefsky admits that while she’s not an MMO player, she was won over during the Beta Weekend Event. “If GW2 is an example of how MMOs roll, then I might be rolling with GW2,” she says.

Kotaku’s Kate Cox was swept up by her character’s narrative journey, manned a trebuchet during PvP, and just enjoyed wandering around the living landscape of Tyria. She writes, “Ultimately, though, my main impression of the weekend is a buoyant sense of having been carried away with the joy of exploration.”

The staff at MMORPG.com was busy during the Beta Weekend Event, and they have the coverage to prove it! They created a video preview of the Gem Store and Trading Post, offer an analysis of our crafting system, and take a hard look at whether Guild Wars 2 delivered on its promise of dynamic events and cooperative, social adventuring.  “Everything was collaborative, not competitive,” MMORPG’s Michael Bitton says. “Don’t get me wrong, I love competition, but I’d rather leave that to PvP than adventuring.”

Massively was equally busy last weekend. They’re offering a video tour of the classic Guild Wars city of Lion’s Arch, which has had a serious makeover for Guild Wars 2. Elisabeth Cardy shares her impressions of Guild Wars 2 in this Flameseeker Chronicles post, while Justin Olivetti offers his ten favorite tombstone epitaphs from the graveyard outside Divinity’s Reach (one of my personal favorite corners of Tyria).

Over at Gamebreaker.tv, Scott Hawkes lists seven key takeaways from his Beta experience. You should read the whole article, but this quote best summarizes Scott’s impressions: “I bloody loved it.”

Not to be outdone, Bio Break offers 30 things they gleaned from the Beta Weekend Event. Syp writes, “Guild Wars 2 feels quite familiar to anyone who played Guild Wars 1 , even though it’s a new game. There’s just enough of the old, particularly in style, to carry on the tradition and keep the connection between the two games alive.”

It looks like Distilled from Talk Tyria spent much of his weekend in world vs. world, and he “loved every single second of the terribly bloody affair.”

On a similar note, Ravious at Kill Ten Rats takes a look at the Bank and the Trading Post. He concludes, “ArenaNet has put serious thought and love in to these two simple features.”

PCWorld offers a lengthy look at their experience during the Beta Weekend Event,  complete with loads of screenshots. And from the other side of the Atlantic, French site Gamekult provides a thorough overview of their Beta experience, with plenty of gameplay videos.

And to round things out, how about a preview of the special reward armor players receive upon completing a dungeon in Guild Wars 2? Well, GuildMag has it!

Link Roundup – Beta Weekend Event – ArenaNet Blog.

Guild Wars 2 – Hearts, Dynamic Events & Their Positive Impact on Leveling

This is just a video on my thoughts about Guild Wars 2’s dynamic events, hearts, lack of quests and their impact on leveling. Maybe it’s a review. Whatevs

The footage used is of me playing the BWE during April 27 – 29.

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Oh hey Arenanet; if any of you guys see this, it was me putting tits dongs and butts in the comments (but I filled them all out truthfully).

Game Face: First Impressions of the Guild Wars 2 Beta

Pokket’s first impressions of the GW2 beta. Things she likes, thinks needs improvements, and things she didn’t like about the game.

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http://twitch.tv/pokket

Music
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Hyperspace Beacon: Six things SWTOR and GW2 can learn from each other | Massively

Hyperspace Beacon: 6 things SWTOR and GW2 can learn from each other

As I’m sure most of you can guess by the title of this piece, I spent a little time in another MMO this weekend. That doesn’t mean that I will be trading in my Jawas and Wookiees for Asura and Charr. However, I will admit that Star Wars: The Old Republic does not contain everything I want from an MMO. That’s also not say that Guild Wars 2 has all those missing elements. But I believe there are quite a few things that both of these great MMOs can learn from each other to make the overall MMO experience better for everyone.

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Hyperspace Beacon: Six things SWTOR and GW2 can learn from each other | Massively.