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Ascended crafting and account magic find set to shake up Guild Wars 2 economy

ArenaNet's resident Guild Wars 2 economist John Smith and game designer Linsey Murdock posted a detailed dev blog today outlining big changes to the game's magic find and crafting systems. The first big change comes in the form of account magic find -- Magic find will be granted only by guild buffs...

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Guild Wars 2 writer laments racial lopsidedness

It's never been a secret that a majority of MMO players tend to gravitate toward human (and the most human-like) races when it comes to rolling characters, so if you thought Guild Wars 2 was going to break that trend with interesting races like the Asura and Sylvari, think again. ArenaNet Writer ...

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Guild Wars 2: The state of the economy

Guild Wars 2 has been out for a while, and now that it's trading post is up and the window for saying that we can't judge the economy because the game is brand-new is closing, ArenaNet's John Smith is here to grace you with some insight and knowledge. In a new Guild Wars 2 news post, Smith...

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Guild Wars 2 posts online manual, talks economy and art

One of the unsung heroes of MMOs is the economist -- the guy or gal in charge of making sure that supply and demand doesn't get all wonky. Whether you think about in-game economy or not, its function impacts everyone. For ArenaNet, the man in charge of keeping Guild Wars 2's money ship float is J...

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