The official ArenaNet twitter just posted the following video:
There is also an accompanying post on the Arenanet blogÂ which mentions the launch date for GW2,Â August 28th, as well as the third and final BWE, on July 20-22.Read more & comment >>
Warning: This article details the Act 1 boss encounter of Diablo 3. If you haven’t played the game yet and you’re spoilerphobic, you may not wish to read this.
So now that the second GW2 beta weekend is behind us and we’ve had a chance to process everything and settle down, most people have gone back to killing time in other, less exciting, games until the third beta starts. And since the majority of gamers are more or less done with Guild Wars 1 and/or World of Wacraft, that leaves us with the newest Blizzard behemoth to spend some time with: Diablo 3. After finishing off a few acts in Hell difficulty during my last play session, something stuck out in my mind with regards to how boss fights are played out. Diablo 3′s implementation of boss mechanics (and how it conveys the abilities which might one-shot you) are done exceptionally well, while on the other hand.. GW2 has somewhat dropped the ball so far. Or if you’re on the receiving end of a champion’s attention, it would be more accurate to say they’ve dropped the health globe. ..Instantly.
But wait, don’t roll your eyes, cry scrub, and scroll past just yet. Hear me out.Read more & comment >>
Beta Weekend Event 2 will begin on Friday, June 8th, at noon PDT (GMT-7) and will run until Sunday, June 10th, at 11:59 p.m. PDT (GMT-7).
The post continues with with a thank you to the community, and mentions that due to our feedback, work has been made on the issues of “party movement into overflow servers, chat functionality, key bindings, server stability, performance, and many more that we will detail in the near future.”Read more & comment >>
You know how some games are announced, hailed as the savior of the genre, hyped to absolutely absurd levels, and praised at every turn? Then the time comes and you’re finally able to play it, only to find that it completely sucks, is an entirely different game from what the previews promised, and has crushed all the excitement you had for it?
Well relax, Guild Wars 2 is absolutely nothing like that.Read more & comment >>
ArenaNet has posted a blog detailing server selection, including a list of servers at launch:
When you log in to the game for the first time, you will have the opportunity to pick any available server, or home world. If you choose to select a home world that is in a different region from where you purchased your game, you will be logged out for a short period of time while your account is moved to your new region. Once you have selected a home world, all the characters you create will play on this world and will represent it in our world-versus-world (WvW) format.
Needless to say, there are a lot of important tidbits to be found in this post, so make sure to check it out and discuss server selection in the forums!Read more & comment >>
Anet have just updated their blog with information about the first Beta Weekend Event.
Looks like it’s going to be similar to the closed press betas – but with the addition of Lions Arch! Clear your weekend, folks, because as they say on the internet: Dis gonna b gud.Read more & comment >>
MMORPG.com will be hosting a live stream interview with Jon Peters this Thursday, at 10:00am PST. Post any questions you may have on the subject of professions and traits in the MMOPRPG.com thread, and they’ll pick 10-15 to ask during the interview. All questions must be in by Wednesday at 8am PST, so if you want a clarification on any of the recently-revealed trait mechanics, now’s the perfect time to try to get an answer.
The interview will be available on the MMORPG.com live stream page (www.twitch.tv/mmorpgcom).Read more & comment >>