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Flameseeker Chronicles: Raiding in Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 has been criticized in the past for not having having much PvE content for guilds and large groups of players. Several months ago, guild missions were added and helped fill that gap, but apparently we have more to look forward to. ArenaNet's Chris Whiteside was chatting with player...

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Flameseeker Chronicles: Ascended gear in Guild Wars 2

It's time to take a look at the new Guild Wars 2 item rarity: the Ascended tier. The first bits of Ascended gear came in with the Lost Shores patch, but we've been a little busy since then, have we not? Anyway, ArenaNet's Chris Whiteside took some time (like, the better part of a workday -- and t...

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Guild Wars 2 staff tackles the ascended gear controversy head-on

It's been a rough couple of weeks for Guild Wars 2, following the news that ArenaNet would be implementing a new tier of gear to the game. Studio Design Director Chris Whiteside and President Mike O'Brien took to Reddit today for an Ask Me Anything (AMA), accepting the brunt of the blame while de...

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ArenaNet responds to Guild Wars 2 Ascended gear gripes

The Guild Wars 2 natives are restless with respect to Ascended gear and the perception of grind. On the heels of a massive forum thread that's generated nearly 140 pages and 7,000 replies, ArenaNet Studio Design Director Chris Whiteside attempted to talk a few fans off the ledge. "Our goal is ...

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ArenaNet dev says Guild Wars 2's business model will result in a more diverse playerbase

Guild Wars 2 Lead Producer Chris Whiteside has a pretty straight-forward opinion of MMO business models: He says that subscriptions are "a huge barrier to entry." He says that Guild Wars 2's model, which has no subscription but does charge a one-time fee for the client, each campaign, and optiona...

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Flameseeker Chronicles: Slow news week for Guild Wars 2

I've had it up to here, ArenaNet. We, your community, are dying for some real information. You can't keep putting out flimflam posts and expect us to be happy. We've given you our money, for goodness' sake, we deserve a -- Release date, you say? August 28th, you say? Well then. ...

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Guild Wars 2 gears up for beta weekend with a producer video and WvW article

Guild Wars 2 players, are you ready for this weekend's beta event? That's the question that Marketing Coordinator David Campbell and Lead Producer Chris Whiteside want to help you with, and the duo's put together a three-and-a-half minute video to chat about the creation and hopeful execution of ...

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