Posts Tagged GWO Beta coverage


BWE2 – What I Did This Weekend – Gorani

First of all, I decided to create a Thief to find another back-up profession to my main. I chose a Norn and went out to explore the “starter world”. I had done the “heart quests” before, so nothing really new caught my attention in the Foothills. My personal story wrapped around Eir and a weapon […]

Where Will All Your Money Go?

For everybody that played during the beta weekend, it is obvious where all the money from players is supposed to go: To some Arena.Net vault managed by Asura and guarded by little golems. Unlike the first Guild Wars, where you don’t have to spend a lot of money just to play, Guild Wars 2 will […]

WvW as Level 1? Checking’s Claim

This morning, after not being able to log on last evening, I wanted to check out WvWvW, which was not very populated during the March press beta, we at GWO could attend. How much would the lag I experienced every time when meeting more than 10 people affect WvWvW? A lot. I had the impression, […]

Press Beta Weekend Q&A Roundup

After the last Press Beta Weekend back in March we here at GWOnline let all of our members ask questions about the game. And they asked! We have collected the questions and answers here in this post, so you have something to read while waiting those last few hours before the Beta Weekend Event starts. We find out […]

The Aesthetics and Creative Side of GW2 – Part 3: Customization

continued from Part 2: Audio It’s expected that the developer team of a game is creative. They come up with ideas to make the game more enjoyable and attractive for the gamers. But what about you, the gamer? I, being an artist and crafter, enjoy being creative even while I’m playing a game. It’s nice […]

Beta Forums Slowly Shaping

People already having registered their pre-purchase of Guild Wars 2, might have tried to access the official forums. Today, those look a little less “work in progress” than the last few days, although actual forum links are not working yet. You can access the “Account section” (although I did not dare to try to change […]
The other weekend, I had the honor of joining GWO’s Guild Wars 2 press beta team. This was actually my very first time playing Guild Wars 2, and so far I liked what I witnessed in the game. The improvements and changes such as the new skill system, underwater combat, and PvP format are attractive, […]

The Aesthetics and Creative Side of GW2 – Part 2: Audio

Continued from Part 1: Visuals The visuals are important in giving impressions of the game, but the audio are as important. Besides keeping the audience entertained, music is responsible for setting the atmosphere of the area. A battle is not as exciting if a relaxing music is played, and a fireball making a nice water-splashing […]

Top 10 Meta-Reasons Guild Wars 2 is a 10

A lot of the same reasons come up when you see people’s top 10: no subscription fee, low grind, high replay value, AAA, dynamic events, WvW, visceral combat… however, Guild Wars 2 isn’t a grocery list of gimmicks, rather, those features are the tip of the iceberg that is ArenaNet’s design philosophy. That philosophy permeates […]
The last time I played Guild Wars 2 was 2 years ago, in Köln during the GamesCom. That was an hour only, standing, in a very crowded and noisy area. This time, I was sitting behind my own (elderly) PC, with only my cats to bother me (told my husband I wouldn’t be available for […]
I had a chance to play the guardian during the recent Guild Wars 2 beta event. It was my first taste of Guild Wars 2, so not only I had to learn about the profession, but also the game itself. I played the guardian up to level 15 in PvE and WvW, so my impressions […]

Guild Wars 2 Beta Footage

Over the last couple of days we at GWOnline have pushed out a lot of gameplay footage from last week-end’s Guild Wars 2 Press Beta event. Too much footage in fact to post everything here. And we are still not done! Here is but a taste:

Is There a Range For Everyone?

I have played the Elementalist now for a second day (still unlocking skills on weapons, currently the Focus as the final weapon) and I have to say that I am starting to get a favourite range: not too close, not too far. Switching to main hand dagger this morning showed me how limited the range […]

Structured Player vs. Player

Structured PvP is ArenaNet’s competitive PvP. Let’s be honest for a moment, I assume that World vs. World will be a lot of fun, but it’s hardly the place you would go to see which of two teams actually have the best skills. Structured PvP is ArenaNet’s best chance at an e-sport. Now before I […]

Beta Weekend 2 Coverage Round-up – Part 2

There’s been a lot of GW2 action since the Beta wrapped up so let’s tale a look at more of of the coverage both here and around the Intertubes. GWO How to gether, how to craft – by Gorani Running and Waypoints in GW2 – by CMEPTb Musings of an Armchair Mesmer – Changes between beta tests – […]