Archive for May 2012

[ARENANET] Announcing the Next Guild Wars 2 Beta Weekend (BWE #2)

29th May 2012
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)

[MMOREVIEWS.COM] Exclusive interview with Eric Flannum

28th May 2012 interviewed Eric Flannum the Lead Game Designer at ArenaNet, about Guild wars 2. He speaks about WvW, PvP, PvE and Game mechanics, so don’t miss it!

[ARENANET] What`s in a Name? Annie VanderMeer Mitsoda on Naming Tyria

23rd May 2012
Salutations, readers! I’m Annie VanderMeer Mitsoda, a content designer here at ArenaNet, and I’d like to give you a little background on exactly what goes on in the process of naming things in Guild Wars 2.

[ARENANET] We will NOT be running BWE2 this coming weekend (25-27 May)

22nd May 2012
Many of you have been asking about when we will have our second Beta Weekend Event. As we are approaching a long weekend in many parts of the world, we understand that some of you want to make plans for that.

[VENTUREBEAT] ArenaNet president discusses careful monetization of Guild Wars 2, the least greedy Western MMO

22nd May 2012
The original Guild Wars turned the MMO subscription model on its head in 2005. Up until that point, the standard practice across all massively multiplayer online games (such as EverQuest, Lineage II, Final Fantasy XI, and World of Warcraft ...

[ARENANET] Reserving Your Character Name for Guild Wars 2

17th May 2012
Ever since we announced the Guild Wars 2 Pre-Purchase program and Headstart Access, we’ve had a lot of questions about how name reservation will work for existing Guild Wars players. Here’s how it will work

[ARENANET] Meet Ameranth – One Player’s Journey Across Tyria and America

16th May 2012
Meet Ameranth, a sylvari who shares the same sense of wonder and curiosity about her world as her kin—and yet who stands out because of how she has chosen to act upon it.

[ARENANET] Mike O’Brien on the Guild Wars 2 Beta

10th May 2012
The other week we hosted our first Beta Weekend Event, when hundreds of thousands of players who pre-purchased Guild Wars 2 got their first chance to play the game. This was a huge milestone for ArenaNet;

[ARENANET] Stress Test - May 14

10th May 2012
We’ll be conducting a stress test on Monday May 14 from 11 AM to 6:00 PM PDT (-7 GMT).

[PCGAMER] Guild Wars 2 wants you to play with friends

9th May 2012
MMOs often make it too darn hard to play with your friends–a ridiculous state of affairs for the most social genre in all of gamingdom. We followed up with Lead Game Designer Eric Flannum to find out more.

[ARENANET] Link Roundup – Beta Weekend Event

7th May 2012
Last week we held our first-ever Beta Weekend Event, a humble in-game get together attended by hundreds of thousands of our closest friends. This was an old-school beta; a lot of the lessons learned and data collected from the event are being applied

[ARENANET] Jon Peters - The State of Melee in PvE

4th May 2012
Certainly right now Melee is more difficult than ranged. There are some things we will try to do to address this, but I think the more you play you would find they are closer than you think.

[KillTenRats] Fast Banking and Faster Markets

3rd May 2012
Two of the best features of Guild Wars 2 seems to be also one of the least discussed following the beta weekend event. They are the bank and the trading post.

[GUILDWARS2HUB] Profession Pondering

2nd May 2012
What has surprised me coming out of last weekend’s Guild Wars 2 Beta event is that I now find myself undecided, even after several phases and countless hours. Unlike in other MMOG’s where you can categorically define yourself as having a ranged ...

[ARENANET] Jonathan Sharp - Thank you for playing

2nd May 2012
I’d like to start off by saying THANK YOU SO MUCH for taking time out of your lives to play GW2 and give us feedback. You gave up the most valuable resource you have on this planet – your time. Due to that, I wanted to give you guys some of my time

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