Author Archive - AJ Wolf


Another Stress Test!

There will be another Stress Test tomorrow, Friday August 10, 2012 as detailed on the Guild Wars 2 Facebook page. [anet]Thank you for all your help in today’s Stress Test! We will be conducting a Stress Test on Friday, August 10 from 4:00 PM PACIFIC Time to 8:00 PM PACIFIC Time. REMEMBER: We will be […]

Ree Soesbee and Jeff Grubb talk Storytelling in GW2

This morning, Ree Soesbee and Jeff Grubb took to the Guild Wars 2 TwitchTV Livestream to talk about storytelling in Guild Wars 2. Check out the video for all the details.

Stress Test

ArenaNet have announced that there will be a stress test from Noon – 4pm PST on Thursday August 2nd. See their post on Facebook for all the details. [anet]We will be conducting a stress test on Thursday, August 2 from 12:00 Noon PACIFIC Time to 4:00 PM PACIFIC Time. Unlike previous stress tests, we will […]

Guild Wars 2 Launches a New Website

Today the home page of Guild Wars 2 underwent major changes to the style and format, and has been merged with the Guild Wars 2 Official Forums. The style now follows the format initially established for the beta forums. Key features include updates to all the Race and Profession pages. Be sure to check it […]

Emotional Connections in Guild Wars 2

In a new blog post today, Ree Soesbee and Jeff Grubb talk about what it takes to make a game emotionally compelling. [anet]Jeff: The question of emotional connection in a game is a tough one to answer, I think. How do we keep people from saying, like in Alice in Wonderland, “You’re nothing but a […]

Asura Opening Cinematic Released!

As a special pre-BWE3 treat, AreaneNet released the 4th opening Cinematic today via their official YouTube channel, showing off the Asura! More information can also be found on ArenaNet’s official blog, where Ree Soesbee talks all about the pint-size geniuses. No word on whether fans can hope for a sneak peak at the Sylvari before […]

Server Changes in BWE3!

In a new ArenaNet blog post, Mike Ferguson talks about servers and WvW. In previous BWEs, WvW has had some difficulty with various different bugs in the system. Rest assured these have been fixed for this latest BWE. [anet]In addition to the bug fixes, we’ve also updated our WvW matchmaking formula to use additional factors, […]

What’s New in BWE3?

Today ArenaNet posted a new blog detailing all the changes players can expect in the final beta weekend event (BWE). Make sure to read the whole article for all the details, but here are the main highlights: -Sylvari and Asura races, cities, personal stories and starting zones will be playable -A new level 17-20 map […]

Twitch Chat with Colin and Eric

Today, Eric Flannum and Colin Johanson held a Twitch Chat to talk about Guild Wars 2 endgame. You can watch the full video here. In the interview they discuss all the ways Guild Wars 2 will keep players engaged after level 80. They announced there will be 8 dungeons with 25 different paths that will […]

Sylvari and Asura Will Be Playable Next BWE

The wait is over! In yet another sign that the launch of Guild Wars 2 will soon be upon us, ArenaNet has revealed that the Asura and Sylvari will be playable during the next Beta Weekend Event (BWE). These two races are arguably the most unique races to the Guild Wars 2 universe, and have, […]

Guild Wars 2 Reveals Potential New T-Shirt Designs

The Guild Wars 2 team turned to Facebook today to show off the new designs they are considering for a line of t-shirts they will offer up to fans of the game. All 10 of the designs can be found here. Not only can you take a sneak peak at these shirts, but you can […]

RPGamer Interviews Chris Whiteside and Eric Flannum

In a new interview by RPGamer’s Becky Cunningham, ArenaNet’s Chris Whiteside and Eric Flannum talked about the feedback ArenaNet has been getting from the beta weekend events, and changes fans can expect to see in the future beta event(s) and at launch. The interview covers a large range of topics from combat, mini-games, to dyes. […]

Kekai Kotaki Leaving ArenaNet

Today on his blog Lead Concept Artist Kekai Kotaki announced he will be leaving ArenaNet. [quote]This is a farewell from me. I am leaving ArenaNet after a little more than over 8 years of being here (my first day was 11/24/2003, it was so long ago that I was 21). This comes with a certain […]

Stress Test!

ArenaNet has announced the next Beta Stress test! [anet]All players who have pre-purchased Guild Wars 2 are invited to participate in our upcoming stress test. This four-hour test event will run on Wednesday, June 27th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PDT (GMT-7).[/anet] Characters from previous betas will not be wiped for this event, which […]