It was just announced at Pax South in San Antonio, Texas, that Guild Wars 2 is getting a full fledged Expansion pack called Heart of Thorns. Announcement was made by the co-founder Mike O’Brien and game director Colin Johanson during a Guild Wars 2 panel that was livestreamed in front of more than 65.000 viewers on Twitch. Here are the major points that were announced about the new expansion:
PAX South is underway in San Antonio, Texas, this weekend and ArenaNet team has a few surprises in store for their fans. The attendees will have the opportunity to visit a Guild Wars 2 panel with co-founder Mike O’Brien and game director Colin Johanson, where the future of the game will be discussed. They will be joined by Jennifer Hale and popular personalities like AuroraPeachy, Bog Otter, Jebro, Chronick and “surprise guests”.
Those of us at home will be able to join in on a livestream on the official Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel (http://www.twitch.tv/GuildWars2), starting with a pre-show at 10:00 a.m. CST (8:00 a.m. PST, 4:00 p.m. UTC). The stream will also offer a post-show commentary by MattVisual and WoodenPotatoes.
If you’re not interested in the show, there’s still ways to benefit from it – during the weekend, all players will be rewarded with double XP. Experience boosters will be sold with a 15% price cut, and the game itself will receive a generous 75% off sale on their website (http://buy.guildwars2.com).
From September 25th, for a limited time only, MMO fans can explore the world of Tyria and play Guild Wars 2 for free. The free trial begins at 12 a.m. PDT September 25, 2014 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PDT October 1, 2014.
We’ve opened up free trial account registration, so you can create an account now, download the game, and get ready to explore the world of Tyria on September 25!
If you participated in an earlier Guild Wars 2 free trial, you’re invited and your existing account will work for this trial too. Download the game now!
It has been quite a while since we updated GW2 Life. There are many excuses that we could make for this, but when Season 2 started and a whole new zone got added we figured there is no excuse for not returning to the game and checking out the new content. New zone is called Dry Top and you can reach it via a portal in western Brisban Wildlands. There are 19 new Points of interest, 4 skill points and 5 vistas to be discovered in this zone. We found locations of all of them and added the map of Dry Top along with guides on how to find each and every POI, vista and skill point (as you should be used to by now from our website). We also added locations and screenshot guides for various events found in the zone that help towards the Dry Top achievements. You can reach the new pages through the Interactive Maps menu drop down up on top of the website or by clicking here. There is a Jumping Puzzle in the new zone as well and we are working on the guide for it. You can expect to see it up on the website shortly.
From now until midnight PST on Sunday, January 26, GW2 fans have a great opportunity to get the retired Toxic, Flame, and Frost Dye Packs, in the Gem Store. Each pack contains one themed dye.
Pick up a Frost Dye Pack for glacial blues and wintry teals, a Flame Dye Pack for ashen greys and fiery reds, and the Toxic Dye Pack for eerie purples and vivid greens. Act quickly: these packs cost just 125 gems apiece or 500 for five, and they’re only available through Sunday!
The Origins of Madness teaser is unveiled on the official Guild Wars 2 website. This is the first of four updates, which leads to the end of GW2’s Scarlet Briar story, but players who have missed previous living world content can jump right in. According to the latest interview with Colin Johanson, GW2 Game Director, and Meelad Sadat, the heroes of Tyria can expect the following updates:
A permanent Great Jungle Wurm world boss with a regular spawn timer, that lives beneath Bloodtide Coast. The boss will regrow its multiple heads, if certain conditions for their destruction aren’t met. Participating in the fight against him grants you the progress through the story, and new rewards are waiting for those who manage to defeat it.
The second part of the story takes place in Lornar’s Pass, where players encounter Twisted Marionette boss.
Johanson also confirmed that players will meet up with popular recurring characters Rox, Braham, Marjory, and Kasmeer in this update. A new character will also be joining them, and although his (or her) identity is still under wraps, we were told that the character is an Asura, has never appeared before in the story, and is a “very different sort of person.”
The latest GW2 game update announced for November 12th, introduces The Tower of Nightmares with new rewards, exclusive new looks, Nightmare Chamber instances, new achievements and much more. Continue reading →