guild wars 2

Official Site: Guild Wars 2
Studio: ArenaNet/NCsoft
Launch Date: August 28, 2012
Genre: Fantasy Hybrid Themepark
Business Model: Hybrid B2P (Cash Shop, No Sub, Paid Expansions)
Platform: PC

The Stream Team: Starting Season 2 of Guild Wars 2’s Living World

Now that's she's finally experienced Guild Wars 2's Living World Season 1, Massively OP's MJ is excited to go through the rest of the...

One Shots: The spice must flow

Feeling antsy because Funcom's Dune Awakening isn't here yet? Utakata has a decent substitute for you in Tower of Fantasy, apparently. Nothing like a...
Look how they massacred my boy.

Guild Wars 2 previews next week’s ‘outliers’ balance update

Lock up your kids and your spouses because Guild Wars 2 is moseying into town for another class balance showdown -- and there's no...

The Daily Grind: What are the best and worst horizontal progression systems in an MMORPG?

This morning, I want to talk about horizontal progression systems in MMOs, of which I am generally a fan! And I'm gonna start with...

The Stream Team: Taking back Lion’s Arch in Guild Wars 2’s Living World Season 1

Scarlet has caused quite the ruckus in Guild Wars 2's Lion's Arch. Last week, Massively OP's MJ had to help evacuate it as explosions...

Guild Wars 2 tests map queueing feature, finishes DirectX 11 migration, and fixes the Elementalist exploit

Guild Wars 2 released a minor update today with some interesting implications for players trying to join specific maps that are already full. "Players can...

Guild Wars 2’s ArenaNet named Extra Life Partner of the Year for its 2022 April quest and $253K fundraise

File this one under Massively Uplifting in the best way: Guild Wars 2 studio ArenaNet was named as the 2022 Extra Life Partner of...

A serious Guild Wars 2 exploit led to a temporary Elementalist nerf over the weekend

On Saturday, ArenaNet took the unusual move of disabling a couple of Elementalist traits in Guild Wars 2 that made the Weaver spec nigh...

The Stream Team: Evacuating Lion’s Arch in Guild Wars 2

Having discovered that all of Scarlet Brair's plans pointed to attacking Lion's Arch in Guild Wars 2, Massively OP's MJ must get to the...

The Daily Grind: Does it bug you when MMO cash shops rotate out their buyables?

One of my few pet peeves with Guild Wars 2 has been the design of its cash shop, which traditionally has rotated through its...

Perfect Ten: Ten MMO promises that are not filling me with confidence

Every game's development - and this includes MMOs - involves certain promises being made that the developers probably half-knows are not going to wind...

The Stream Team: Exploring Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box new world 3

It happened! The next world in Guild Wars 2's Super Adventure Box has opened!  Well, sort of. It is in testing at the moment,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 416: Jedi mind trick

Justin and Bree discuss April Fools' Day in MMOs, SWTOR, Mad World, Last Epoch, Anvil Empires, Multiversus, E3, ARK 2, and ARK Survival Ascended, with adventures in Guild Wars 2, LOTRO, and WoW Classic, plus mailbag topics on leaving your mark on and feeling special in MMO game worlds.

One Shots: Noodling around

Get ready to slurp up some serious eye candy, because noodles are on the menu for One Shots this week. I mean, who needs...
I'm a model, do you know what I mean?

Guild Wars 2 finally embraces the need for style in the first part of its April Fools’ Day joke

All right, so Guild Wars 2 is done with dragons. That's the whole point of the last expansion. What about other problems that are...

The Stream Team: Connecting the Pieces in Guild Wars 2

Between the giant twisted marionette and Scarlett's little lair, chapter 5 of Guild Wars 2's Living world Season 1 has been quite interesting to...

Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box – and part of an unfinished World 3 – is live ahead of April Fools’ Day 2023

Guild Wars 2's Super Adventure Festival is live for the April Fools' season as of today with all the usual features and tweaks. Players...

Massively Overthinking: The times MMO developers admitted they were… wrong

Earlier in March, Jagex did the unthinkable for an MMORPG company: It admitted it was wrong about something. If you're used to the Blizzards...

The Stream Team: Guild Wars 2 present-palooza and the Battle for Lion’s Arch

Without realizing it, Massively OP's MJ had a decade of birthday gifts on two of her Guild Wars 2 characters that she never plays....

The Daily Grind: Do you still craft in MMOs where crafting is pointless?

I could swap out the words "craft" and "crafting" in the question in today's Daily Grind topic and I think the same point would...