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.”
Today, we have for you 15 gorgeous screenshots from the upcoming game update Super Adventure Box Back to School. Enjoy!
According to Mike Zadorojny, ArenaNet’s Lead Content Designer, the long-awaited Looking For Group tool will be available with the September 17th update. In order to access LFG tool, just press “Y” and you’ll be able to browse all active GW2 LFG categories.
The new LFG has categories for every single kind of content: Living World (both open world and dungeons), all of the game’s Dungeons, the Fractals of the Mists, Personal Story, Player vs. Player, and World vs. World. The only two groups that won’t function across all servers in your region are WvW (because you can’t fight for any server but your own), and for the Living World open world content (because it’s expected that you’ll meet with players already on your server for this).
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Today, Guild Wars 2 celebrates the first anniversary! One of the birthday presents for all GW2 fans is a breathtaking Anniversary Trailer. Enjoy!
READ OUR GW2 Super Adventure Box Back to School Guides and find out about new Super skins, mini pets, patch notes, hidden rooms and baubles.
ArenaNet just announced that the Super Adventure Box will return to Tyria next week, on September 3rd, with new patch Back to School.
Super Adventure Box originated as an April Fools’ Day joke earlier this year, but quickly became a fan favorite with its pixelated 3D graphics, retro music and nostalgic gameplay that stirred memories of video games from yesteryear. Designed in-game by Moto, a crafty asura, to be a virtual reality simulator to educate the younger generation, Super Adventure Box will take players back to school with new and more difficult challenges.
Players can get an early look at the update by joining a livestream with ArenaNet developers on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at noon (PDT) on the Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel.
During IGN’s Up at Noon interview with Mike “Z” Zadorojny, ArenaNet’s quality assurance manager, a great question popped up –
Q: Is it possible we’ll see GW2 come to the Play Station 4? Unfortunately, the answer was the same as a year ago,
ArenaNet is PC centric company, but we always keep our options open. Two weeks updates / patches is impossible to do on Console.
- The team worked on Guild Wars 2 about 4-5 years before the launch
- The same number of people is still working on the project as it was on the launch
- Team is working on the LFG tool, and they are getting close to the point where they can finally release it.
- During the PAX visitors can sneak-peak at some cool things of September content.
- Fan event Anniversary Bash on Saturday, August 31st in the Madison Ballroom in downtown Seattle’s Renaissance Hotel
GamesCom, one of the biggest gaming expo, is just a few short days away and we are packing our bags and heading over to Cologne. Lucky for us, GW2 game designers will be there and we will have a great opportunity to interview
- Daniel Dociu (the Chief Art Director for NCsoft North America and Studio Art Director for ArenaNet),
- Isaiah Cartwright (Game Designer) and
- Matt Wuerffel (the head of the End Game Systems team)
As some of you may know, we have a tradition where we ask the game developers questions that you, the community, have for them. We did this for every convention we attended so far and for various games. Things will not be different with GW2. Feel free to leave your questions for GW2 developers in the comments bellow or on Twitter or Reddit and we will pick the best ones and take them to GamesCom to present them to the devs.
Anonymous organization headed by Scarlet has vandalized GW2 official Queen’s Speech page.
The only clue that has been left is a poem which warns the people of Divinity’s Reach that the Queen’s Speech event scheduled for August 20th, will not pass so smoothly:
Tick tock goes the clock
It’s almost time for time to stop
Something you all must understand
Your world is built on fog and sand
You’re out of time, your jig is done
It’s time for Scarlet to have her fun
She has some hard lessons to teach
To the people of Divinity’s Reach
So mark the date in permanent ink
The hour is later than you think
On the twentieth day she’ll start her games
And warm her hands over Kryta’s flames!
Do you have any clue who the enigmatic Scarlet could be?
Today ArenaNet announced release date of a brand new content Queen’s Speech – August 20, 2013. The celebration of Queen Jennah’s rule continues in Divinity’s Reach! All over Kryta, people are talking about The Queen’s Speech, which is rumored to contain a major surprise. What will the Queen reveal to her people and the world? Find out on August 20!
Developer Livestream – August 20
Take an inside look at the features in the Queen’s Speech release with ArenaNet devs during the livestream on our Twitch channel on Tuesday, August 20 at 12PM PDT.
The Queen’s Speech – Begins August 20
Don’t miss history in the making as Queen Jennah wraps up her gala Jubilee with a momentous speech to her loyal subjects and visitors. Starting August 20, be sure to visit Divinity’s Reach and hear what the Queen has to say!
Guild Wars 2 Anniversary Bash
On August 31, we’re holding our first-ever Anniversary Bash and Guild Wars 2 Invitational Tournament! The event will be held in the Renaissance Hotel in Seattle, WA over PAX Prime weekend – if you’re in town, come and join the fun! We’ll be streaming the entire event for you to watch from home.