Guild Wars 2: The End(game)

I’ve had a bit of a Guild Wars 2 renaissance in the last few months. It’s handy that it came around the time I got an offer to write a monthly column about the game. I sat down and said to myself, “It’s time to get back into raiding, Tier 4 Fractals, and maybe in dabble in sPvP and World versus World”.

Guild Wars 2 Fishing for Ideas

We’ve murdered Mordremoth, cracked Kralkatorrik, and seen off Zhaitan. Dragon Bash is in full swing and eventually we are going to have to accept that it’s going to happen. We are going to have to face off against Steve. It’s more than six years into Guild Wars 2 and those of us playing this long know that eventually, we’re going to have to take down the deep-sea dragon.

Guild Wars 2: End of the Beginning Part 2

In my last column recapping the story of Guild Wars 2 so far, I left off discussing Scarlet and the role she played in forcing us into direct conflict with Mordremoth. While Scarlet did speed up our confrontation with Mordremoth, she probably did us a favor since he had the potential to be a real pain considering his powers after just one Elder Dragon was killed were already almost enough to do us in. As with before, if you haven’t played through Season 2, this will contain spoilers.

Guild Wars 2: The Dragon Bash Festival 2019

Many Guild Wars 2 players may not be familiar with the Dragon Bash festival. If you don’t recall the Dragon Bash festival in 2013, don’t fret too much, it was a festival full of special events marking Tyria’s markedly defiant resolve against the Elder Dragons. Though this event may have largely fell to the wayside in recent years, it is now back with a fervor that will likely entice players to travel to a location rarely visited these days, Hoelbrak.

Guild Wars 2: Qadim?s Key To Eternal Happiness

Seven years is a long time to play a game. The morning of August 25, 2012 was a glorious day as I skipped over the hills of Queensdale as Guild Wars 2 was unleashed on the world. We were ready for the casual MMO that you could drop in and out of whenever you liked and you’d still be able to keep up as the horizontal progression and cosmetic endgame meant that you could drop back in any time you liked. Legendary weapons were the long-term goal and Giganticus Lupicus was the benchmark for high end

Guild Wars 2 Is Slow?. Is It Time for a New PC?

After much consternation, swearing, and the odd reboot it finally happened. I upgraded my PC. I squeezed every penny together I had spare, got new components, prayed to Zommoros that whatever collection of trash I could afford would spit out at least 60FPS, and I started Guild Wars 2.

Guild Wars 2: End of the Beginning

GW2 has only been out since 2012, and we are just a few months shy of it being seven years since then. However, the first tendrils of the GW2 story came with the release of Ghosts of Ascalon in 2009 and then continued in earnest with Edge of Destiny in 2010. There’s also some threads and questions which have only gotten the answers to recently, while others we sort of have an answer to? Let’s take a closer look at the long winding story of GW2 so far.

Guild Wars 2: The Community ? A Mixed Bag

For years Guild Wars 2 has garnered a sense of cooperation and community within the general PvE population in a way that was welcoming to players of all skill levels and competencies. This was one of the founding principles behind my decision to make Guild Wars 2 an MMO I constantly return to. While the community at large still has a fairly stellar reputation as far as online games go, it appears that through the years, there are many players in game that have soured. This is what happened.

War Eternal: Guild Wars 2 Season 4 Finale

The lore surrounding the Guild Wars 2 Crystal Dragons – Kralkatorrik, Glint, Vlast, and Aurene, is head crushing in its complexity but also in places, ridiculous. Through some twist it turns out that Special K is vulnerable to his own magic, which led us to the crafting of Dragonsblood Spears, an item that gave us an edge in the previous episode. It’s a little bit turned around and just about stays on the right side of sensible to keep you going.

War Eternal: Guild Wars 2 Season 4 Finale

The lore surrounding the Guild Wars 2 Crystal Dragons – Kralkatorrik, Glint, Vlast, and Aurene, is head crushing in its complexity but also in places, ridiculous. Through some twist it turns out that Special K is vulnerable to his own magic, which led us to the crafting of Dragonsblood Spears, an item that gave us an edge in the previous episode. It’s a little bit turned around and just about stays on the right side of sensible to keep you going.