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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A Legendary Journey

by Linsey Murdock on March 26, 2015 Beginning the long process of crafting a legendary weapon can be a daunting task, particularly acquiring the associated precursor weapon and gathering all of the materials needed to upgrade it to a legendary weapon. With Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™, the new Map Bonuses system will give you a directed method for…

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Meeting the Jungle Hands‑On

by Anatoli Ingram, Freelancer on March 5, 2015 Hi there! My name is Anatoli Ingram, and some of you might be familiar with my previous work as Massively Overpowered’s Guild Wars 2 columnist. ArenaNet has offered me an exciting opportunity: as Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ enters its final stages of development and testing, I’ll be along to give you an…

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