No doubt you’ve been soaking up all the new content in the Shadow of the Mad King update but it’s time for Phase 2 of the event to start on Sunday. ArenaNet has posted some hints to help you on your way, so if you need a rough guide to what’s going on, read on after the break…Read more & comment >>
Archive for October 2012
The time has come for the Halloween celebrations to begin as the Shadow of the Mad King goes live today.
- An All-New Story: A four-act arc running from October 22-31 based on the legend of the Mad King. Itâ€™s been 250 years since the last alleged sighting of Mad King Thornâ€™s spirit, but strange energies are rising under the autumn moon.
- Halloween-Based Activities: A variety of Halloween classics such as tricking or treating (beware of monsters), new Halloween-themed crafting recipes and Jack oâ€™ Lanterns, as Tyria is transformed with decorations for the season.
- New Items in The Black Lion Trading Company: A variety of new items to celebrate Halloween, including costumes that grant spooky skills, tonics that transform players into ghouls and ghosts, and creepy crawly minis.
- Nearly 80 New Pieces of Content in All: From new events and mini-dungeons, to jumping puzzles and achievements. The update is available free of charge, building on the already unmatched value that Guild Wars 2 delivers to players.
Looking to snag some gems? You will be able to purchase from real retailer this week with the new Gem Cards.
If gem cards arenâ€™t in stock at your favorite retailer yet, be sure to ask if and when theyâ€™ll be arriving.
No MMO would be complete without a Halloween event and Guild Wars 2′s event is the Shadow of the Mad King. The update goes live on 22 October and Tyria will become Halloween themes with new mini-games, new dynamic events, and more. ArenaNet tease the Halloween event with: “Be prepared for an epic adventure in four acts starting October 22 and running until October 31.”
To start off, Halloween costumes and new transforms that will allow you to play Costume Brawl with fellow costumed players thanks to Evon Gnashblade at the Black Lion Trading Company.
PvP Paid Tournaments will also available for five man teams, you’ll need tickets to enter but there are better rewards up for grabs. Team will earn qualifier points which will carry over for larger tournaments in the future.
Looks like it’s going to be a very fun holiday period for players
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Here’s a few advice for those grasshoppers who really want to become pros at the game. Here’s a few ways to really take advantage of your weapons’ strength.Read more & comment >>
Back in 2007, the fan artists of GWOnline and GWGuru came together and created a Guild Wars Wintersday Advent Calendar. Perynne, the organizer of the last advent calendar, is again organizing an advent calendar for this year in Guild Wars 2 theme and is looking for artists of any skill levels and any specialty.
The calendar will feature 24 different artists for each day, and so far there are 12 artists with the Wintersday fun in their hearts. The calendar showcases all sorts of art pieces: novice and advanced, analog and digital, painting and crafting, comical and serious, drawn, screenshotted, and collaged.
If you are interested in participating, inquire with Perynne or in the appropriate thread in the Fan Arts forum.
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Today we are spotlighting two awesome fan made Guild Wars 2 music videos. First out areÂ Taylor, Lara, and Malukah who made their own cover on the GW2 theme song “Fear Not This Night”, some say it is even better than the original.
And then there are Verse Academy, with what can only be described as an epic rap. Original content at it’s very finest, and I for one cannot wait to hear more.Read more & comment >>
Time for another update from the development team and this time ArenaNet’sÂ Jonathan Sharp put fingers to keyboard to discuss the future of structured PvP in Guild Wars 2.
Jonathan covers the different types of PvP and outlines the differences between automated tournaments, paid automated tournaments, custom arenas and even looks at some of the features that are part of the ever-evolving world of PvP in Guild Wars 2.Read more & comment >>
Dreams from Old
Faren has been getting on my nerves again. A new woman nearly every day and he inevitably looses them to his own faults. Heâ€™s as blind as Kormir with none of the sight. I wasnâ€™t going to go visit the statue today but Faren drove me out of Salma with his incessant womanising. Itâ€™s unfortunate that the plaza is next to the district, I would have loved to have put some distance between me and there but Divinityâ€™s Reach is a haven and I should not question the founders. I sat with my back against the wall facing the statue, so intricately carved yet I donâ€™t believe that the faces are true. How can you ever know the true identify of a god, only what they have shown you, or what you believe, truth is always veiled by illusion. The Seraph guard to my right was nearly dozing off and the Priest well, didnâ€™t seem all there. Perhaps itâ€™s just me. I donâ€™t know what I was expecting really, maybe a sign, a voice on the wind, perhaps even noticing someone in the crowd that didnâ€™t fit. There were a couple of children, one Sylvari and concerned parents but nothing more. I felt a little isolated there, which was nice, my own little world with my back to its wall. The sun passed overhead and people moved on. The guard had been shouted at by his superior for falling asleep and the priest had wandered off somewhere. I stared deeply into the twinsâ€™ faces, trying to read something I donâ€™t know, I must have fallen asleep, a dream, a fantasy but they spoke.Read more & comment >>
ArenaNet’s technical director Cameron Dunn will be taking part in GDC Online to discuss the technology that drives the game’s many features such as PvP, graphics, the servers, the combat system and how they manage to roll out patches so quickly among other topics. The event takes place between 9-11 October and Cameron’s session takes place on Tuesday 11th 4:50- 5:50.Read more & comment >>