The 10th Anniversary of Guild Wars

by Gaile Gray on April 28, 2015 Ten years. TEN years! It’s amazing to look back at the history of the Guild Wars® franchise and realize that we’re approaching the 10th anniversary of the original game. With all that excitement, those of us who have been around a long while—players and developers alike—might be excused for…

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Specializations, Part One: A Primer

by Jon Peters on April 23, 2015 In our reveal of Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™, we told you that specializations are our way of giving existing professions new skills and traits. Specializations are actually a much bigger addition that will have an impact on both new and existing skills and traits. Here are some of the big reasons…

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Hylek in the Heart of Thorns

by Scott McGough on April 16, 2015 The jungle in Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ has Mordrem aplenty, but it’s also filled with strange and exotic natural creatures—including the Itzel and the Nuhoch, two brand-new hylek tribes. The Maguuma Jungle’s lush but dangerous environment has shaped and influenced these physically unique tribes to develop their distinct weaponry, community, and…

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Hidden Arcana: Mastering the Maguuma

by Anatoli Ingram, Freelancer on April 16, 2015 Hi, my name is Anatoli Ingram. Welcome to Hidden Arcana, a new column that will give you an inside look at the people and the design philosophies behind the development ofGuild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™. This week, let’s take a look at the brand-new Masteries system and unpack just what it is…

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