Moving Eggs to the Offensive Basket
With the announcement of the beta next weekend, I’m going to do collapse the two remaining posts in the balance series into one article. Next week, then, I’ll have something special for the beta to give you all. Also, since next Friday we’ll already be in the beta, I’ll get that article out a day early so you won’t have to be conflicted between reading and playing....
500 Beta Key Giveaway Courtesy of Gamebreaker TV →
Alright, so in addition to the giveaway they announced last night with GuildCast, Gamebreaker TV is now giving away 500 keys on their Facebook page. Click the link to sign up!
GuildCast Ep. 25 WIN A BETA KEY →
So I usually just post the videos for GuildCast, but for this one I’m linking you straight to the page. Watch this week’s episode of GuildCast and leave a comment for a chance to win a beta key. If you already have a beta key, there’s nothing special about it. But, if you haven’t gotten one yet or you know a friend that hasn’t yet, it’s a great chance to get...
Speak French or German? There's a Wiki For That →
Today, ArenaNet announced the launch of both French and German official wikis for Guild Wars 2. I speak neither language, but you could get into contributing if you do.
MMOReviews: Interview With Eric Flannum (PvP... →
“One of the coolest things that we’ve added to WvW recently is a persistent mini-dungeon that can be accessed through the three keeps in the center map. This area is designed with multiplayer PvP in mind and players can do things like activate the traps in the mini-dungeon to defeat enemy players. Of course, at the end of the area there’s a chest full of rewards.” That’s the...
BWE2 Next Weekend June 8-10 →
We’ve finally got our next BWE dates announced. Clear your schedule next weekend, we’ll be in there again from Noon PDT Friday afternoon to Midnight PDT Sunday night. I’ll announce my server as soon as the Gamebreaker TV crew does. Here’s the biggest news of all: We’re keeping our characters from the last beta!!!
Testing The Beta
Hey guys! As promised, here’s a little article for you all that isn’t on PvP and isn’t at GW2 WvW, either. We’re on the cusp of getting another beta weekend, and I want everyone to be well-prepared. I wrote that post a while back about enjoying the beta, but I never wrote about how to actually help test. Now that we’ve all been in there once, it’s safe to say...
All Eggs in the Defensive Basket
Last week, I talked about the value or lack of value of balancing offense and defense in your SPvP builds to begin this series. This week, it’s time to start talking about how to build all-defensive, all-offensive, and balanced builds. I thought I’d start us off with a defensive build this week. In all of the SPvP I did throughout the weekend, I saw a lot of offensive and balanced...
How ANet Names NPCs/Races/Etc. →
This is an interesting new post on the official blog by content designer Annie VanderMeer Mitsoda. She talks about how names are formed for GW2. It might give you guys some inspiration if you find yourselves stuck on naming your own characters!
Anonymous asked: do you have twitter? I love your post on GW2 party mechanics :D
Many of you have been asking about when we will have our second Beta Weekend...– GW2 Facebook Good to know we’re going to get a date at least somewhat soon. I’m personally hoping next weekend, but we’ll have to see. I think I understand what cats feel like now when you dangle the little thing over their heads and keep pulling it away when they reach for it. In...
GW2 WvW →
Everyone please do me this favor: reblog this link. If you like GW2 in the slightest, or if anyone you know likes GW2 in the slightest, reblog this link. If you only ever listen to one thing I say, reblog this link. Don’t like this, just reblog it. “But, Yoshi, why should we reblog it?” you ask. I’ll tell you why: GW2 WvW is a great GW2 community site for PvP — both...
Why Shouldn't I Put All My Eggs In One Basket?
As a reminder, this will be going up on GW2 WvW, where I am now writing. If you haven’t done so, please check them out! Everyone knows the phrase, “don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” Its meaning is simple: don’t commit 100 percent in one direction. When making plans, you should always have a back-up in case things change. In investing, you should never invest...
ANet Announces Name Reservations! →
Finally, after months, we know how reserving our names for GW2 will work! Come up with your list of names now and make sure you’ve got them created on a character in GW! Also, make sure you play during headstart and/or launch day to get them in place.
Writing At GW2 WvW
So, there’s a pretty new PvP community site for both WvW and SPvP in GW2 that you should all check out. It’s called GW2 WvW, and they’re trying to come up with a large community driven by community-created content. Why am I telling you this? Aside from the fact that we’re all GW2 enthusiasts and that I hope all of you learn to enjoy PvP in the game as it’s a great...
A while back, ArenaNet posted on the GW2 Facebook that with every 10,000 likes, leading up to 500,000, they would post a new bit of concept art. This morning, they hit the final 500,000 likes and posted the last of the five pictures. So, I’m relinking them here. As usual with any large pictures I post, the thumbnail links to the full size image.