When heart of Thorns appeared on the internet last week, Guild Wars 2 developers ArenaNet simply told fans to wait until PAX for an official announcement. That panel has come and gone, and Heart of Thorns has been properly revealed as the first expansion to one of the best MMOs around. And it's bringing with it some genre defining changes.
Guild Wars 2 still stands as one of the most impressive MMOs I‘ve ever played, even though I couldn’t commit enough time to it to properly follow the regular season updates. The game is constantly updated with new content and lore to keep players coming back, all of which culminated in a Season 2 finale yesterday. A finale which strongly suggests an expansion is en route.
In early 2012 NCSoft confirmed that ArenaNet was preparing Guild Wars 2 for consoles, a project that seems to have been scrapped altogether. Reasons for the game not coming to console, however, are not that the developers aren’t willing to develop for consoles, but rather the way consoles’ online networks work. Just more proof that consoles can have the same awesome games PCs do if only it weren’t such a hassle to develop for it.
Multiplayers are dominated by shooters, whether it’s on console or PC. But what makes a great multiplayer? Everything: from latency to good map layouts, potential for league play or pure addiction. This year, we’ve seen some top notch multiplayers release, the best of them being…
This one goes out to my fellow Master Race errr species? We love our PC games and they love us right back! This year has seen some awesome PC games, from MMO’s to strategy games to RPG’s and MOBA’s. BUT WHICH TITLE WAS THE BESTEST? It could only have been: *drum roll*
Twas the season to equip boots of +5 award-winning! 2012 was a big year for RPGs, as we saw the Diablo 3 finally released, alongside the likes of Guild Wars 2 and Kingdoms of Amalur. Some scored big, some failed hard and some were practically meh. But only one of those genre games could stand head and shoulders above the rest. And that winner is…
No matter who you are, unless you are Geoff, you know that if not openly, then secretly you just love the holiday season, because PRESENTS! Most MMO players love it for the awesome events it inspires in our games. ArenaNet is brining yet another fun event to the game and this time it’s all about the toys and joys of winter fun.
If you’re already playing Guild Wars 2, this article is not going to tell you much you don’t already know. However, if you’re still on the fence about whether you should pick up this MMO, read on. I’ve highlighted some of the aspects of this game to give you a better idea of what you’ll be getting into.
Yes, that’s right, the 700 bucks you spent on that sexy Digital Deluxe Edition and even the Standard Edition has brought you endless fun - and ArenaNet impressively keeps piling on.
MMOs are ever changing games, not much different from other online games like MOBAs, they are shaped and changed and adapted over time. New features get added, old features get removed, gameplay changes and for the most part, we absolutely love it.
Guild Wars 2 is one of those games, innovating and introducing new features over time. ArenaNet has published an article, written by designer Jonathan Sharp on their official website introducing and discussing near future PvP features being added to the game.
Funcom’s new conspiracy-theory laden MMO The Secret World is not doing especially well. One reason for that, beyond the fact that it’s a pretty dull game, is that MMO’s without subscriptions - like Guild Wars 2 – has made many realise that there’s no need to pay monthly. Many expected Funcom to adopt a free-to play model following the MMO’s lack of success. They’re not.