Sunday weekly Guild Wars news roundup
Welcome to the second weekly GWOnline news roundup.
Last week was as you all know the G*Star 2011, and one news item in particular should get some juices flowing among the PvP community. The ArenaNet development team, with players such as Karl and Izzy, got beat by a fan team comprised of none other than players from War Machine and The Last Pride, famous Guild Wars 1 guilds that reaped many wins before retiring from Guild Wars 1. That they will return to Guild Wars 2 is great news indeed. Join the discussion in our community forum for videos and images. ArenaNet took the loss with grace though.
I wasn’t there but I can confirm that what we at ANet heard was that the Warmachine/Last Pride team won vs. Karl, Izzy and some NCSoft employees. Karl and Izzy are the only “PvP experts” that we sent to G-Star, they will of course be asked to fall on their swords when they get back into the office to atone for their disgrace – Eric Flannum
Continuing on the PvP track, the fellows over at Team Quitter posted an interlude in their PvP-focused feature series on the Guild Wars 2 professions. Not being able to contain themselves, they speculate about the possibility of the final profession being mesmer. Agree? Join our community forum discussion.
Other news this week:
- A new TWIMMO-episode at Gamebreaker TV, talking about the new Guild Wars 2 dialogue cut scenes.
- GuildCast came out with their 51st episode, also marking their 6th aniversary. Congratulation guys! By the way, the GuildCast team is starting a new Guild Wars 2 show at Gamebreaker TV in December, so make sure to check it out.
- Ravious over at Kill Ten Rats pondered the impact of facial expression and movement in video games.
- GuildMag came out with their 8th issue, packed with articles, interviews, art, and more. Make sure to check out this excellent community-created publication.
- Rubi contemplated the recent news on skills, cut scenes, and more in the Flameseeker Chronicles.
- The Tales of Tyria videocast came out with their 6th episode, this one dealing with the recent ANet blog posts, MMORPG economics, and crafting & gear.
- Varyn over at the Guardians of Tyria Blog took a look at what being a Norn Guardian might mean.
- Ryan Clements over at IGN shared his impressions of the Guild Wars 2 demo.
- MMORPG.com threw a real curve ball, reviewing the one and only Guild Wars 1 expansion Eye of the North, more that four years after its release. Not as weird as it might seem though, seeing as one of the most common questions we get from people new to the Guild Wars universe is if it is worth it to get the old games now.
- Finally, the fellows over at The Morton Report had a chat with Ellen Dubin, voice actress in Skyrim (the bulk of the interview) and Guild Wars 2. Nice to hear what some of the voice talent has to say, and let us hope more such interviews are coming the closer we get to release.
That was all for this week. If we missed anything, please leave a tip in the comment section!
Check back next Sunday for another weekly news roundup here at GWOnline.