Guild Wars 2 Twilight Assault

October 4, 2013 · Filed Under News · Comment 

NCSOFT and ArenaNet, developer of the acclaimed Guild Wars franchise, are delighted to announce the latest content update for Guild Wars 2, Twilight Assault, is live from 1st October. The update continues ArenaNet’s commitment to delivering players new content every two weeks, faster than any Western competitor.

In Twilight Assault, trouble is stirring in Twilight Arbor and rumours abound that Scarlet Briar, the devious leader of the Aetherblades, is behind the suspicious activity. Players will join the sylvari hero Caithe in attempting to stop Scarlet’s scheming, but it will take daring, wits and weaponry to put an end to the mischief.

New Events
Level 80 Path in Twilight Arbor: Players can work with each other and Caithe to find a way into a secret, hidden facility where they’ll take on guards, navigate traps, and square off against the monster at the heart of the stronghold.

New Rewards

  • Achievement Rewards: Players completing Twilight Assault can earn the new (glowing) Slickpack back item, or a miniaturised version of one of the most powerful foes that lurk in Twilight Arbor. Read more

Guild Wars 2: Third instalment of the four-part Flame and Frost series has just arrived

March 27, 2013 · Filed Under News · Comment 

NCSOFT and ArenaNet’s Guild Wars 2 team wanted to let you know that the third instalment of the four-part Flame and Frost series has just arrived. In addition to the continuing Living Story, which sees a hybrid army erupt through fiery portals in the Shiverpeaks, this update also brings exciting new updates to the Guild Mission systems and World vs. World content:

  • Guild Mission Updates – Take on ‘Guild Bounty Target’ missions, cash in for new rewards and many other system improvements
  • New Guild Mission Type – The ‘Bounty Hunt Training’ missions are designed to provide small and casual guilds with an avenue for accessing and unlocking guild content
  • World XP and World Ranks – Participate in WvW events and defeat players to earn World Experience (WXP) and unlock special World Ranks
  • World Abilities, Titles and Scoreboards – Improve your characters, show off your expertise to your enemies through titles and new improved scoreboards

Flame & Frost: The Razing is now live, check out the full details here https://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/releases/march-2013/

Guild Wars 2 December Event Spreads Holiday Cheer

December 14, 2012 · Filed Under News · Comment 

NCSOFT and ArenaNet to host the third major event since the launch of Guild Wars 2, entitled Wintersday.  Starting on 14 December, Wintersday will bestow bundles of holiday joy in the form of gifts, unique mini-games, new events and presents upon all in Tyria.

A Guild Wars Holiday Classic
The Wintersday event continues ArenaNet’s tradition of delivering regular content, compelling events and rewarding opportunities for players, all subscription-free. In this event, Tixx will be making his way to Lion’s Arch, stopping at every major city on the way to deliver Wintersday toys to all races. However, Tixx’s golem servant Toxx throws a wrench into the process by hatching some Wintersday plans of his own and the toys go haywire!

At each stop, players will be able to access a new toy event and earn a new toy. After the Toymaster makes his rounds, his airship will hover in Lion’s Arch, where players can earn more rewards and take part in unique Wintersday events building up to hectic holiday Toypocalypse. Throughout all of Wintersday, players can also participate in a variety of mini-games including a Bell Choir mini-game, snowball fights, grabbing presents that drop from the sky and much more. Read more

Guild Wars 2 to support Mac

September 19, 2012 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online · Comment 

NCsoft, developer of the renowned Guild Wars franchise, announces that the revolutionary online roleplaying game Guild Wars 2 will also be supporting Mac OS X.

From today, Guild Wars 2 will be available for Mac in a beta version to anyone who purchases Guild Wars 2. The Mac beta version of Guild Wars 2 is still being optimised and, unlike other betas, is connected to the live servers allowing everyone to play together on both Mac and Windows based computers. Users will be able to access the Mac beta client through the Guild Wars 2 account management website after activating their game code.

As one of the most successful game launches of the year, Guild Wars 2 delivers an unparalleled gaming experience set in a magical world of high fantasy. Like its predecessor, Guild Wars 2 features a subscription-free business model that allows players to enjoy the entire online experience for just one initial purchase. Read more

Guild Wars: The largest ever free content expansion for the original game

September 30, 2011 · Filed Under News · Comment 

Guild Wars Beyond continues with the second chapter of Winds of Change, the largest free content expansion in Guild Wars to date. This release sees the addition of 11 more quests, 5 respawned zones, and numerous hidden scenes for players looking to experience the story to the fullest.

In the previous instalment, players were introduced to the Ministry of Purity, an organisation that sought to bring peace and order back to an embattled Cantha. The Ministry began their righteous crusade by seeking to purge the land of the Afflicted – horrors unleashed during the events of Guild Wars Factions. The Ministry rallied the people to its cause under the belief that Cantha was a land that did not need heroes; only people with the strength and the will to stand up for themselves. Read more

NCsoft gives players plenty of Tricks and Treats this Halloween

October 22, 2009 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online · Comment 

In honor of Halloween, NCsoft is providing its players with additional in-game content and activities to get into the holiday spirit. Along with in-game events, quests, costumes and contests across NCsoft’s portfolio of games, including Aion, City of Heroes, Guild Wars, Lineage, Lineage II and Exteel, players will find themselves face-to-face with zombies, werewolves, undead creatures and plenty of other foul dwellers along the way.

Below you will find a brief overview of the Halloween activities across NCsoft’s portfolio of games. For additional information and screen shots of the various in-game prizes, please visit www.press.ncsoft.com.

Aion – Harvest Revel
During the Fall harvest, the people of Atreia have always celebrated the bounty of the land. Years ago, the joy of the annual revels was troubled by an eclipse—a peculiar and magical eclipse that brought darkness to Asmodae and Elysea. Ever since, for days during Harvest Revel, the sky goes dark and the people of Atreia join in the hunt.

Asmodians celebrate the bounty through the Wild Hunt, racing after the Wild Kurthanir hunt leader and cooking special dishes made from the meat. On the other side of Atreia, the Elyos encounter undead creatures pulled back into a semblance of life by the power of the eclipse. Elyos must join roving Dark Night bands to hunt and destroy the undead before they invade Elyos villages.

Each day during Harvest Revel players will be rewarded for their investment with new lore and tasty treats including a Halloween Hat and candy that will transform players into in game creatures!
• Starts: Sunday, October 25, 2009
• Ends: Saturday, October 31, 2009
Visit www.aiononline.com for more Aion-specific information.

Guild Wars – The Return of Mad King Thorn
It’s Halloween in Tyria, and that means one thing: the return of Mad King Thorn! Similar to years past, the maniacal monarch has come to play, and he’s got a bag full of tricks and treats to delight and dismay. But non-tricksters fear not, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Halloween – participate in several special events (a new series of quests and a costume PvP brawl) or explore the decorated cities/towns adorned with Halloween décor.
• Starts: Friday, October 23, 2009
• Ends: Monday, November 2, 2009
Visit www.guildwars.com for more Guild Wars information.

City of Heroes – Triumph over the New Deadly Halloween Apocalypse
Players brace themselves for a new apocalypse as City of Heroes’ annual Halloween Event returns with legions of Zombies, Werewolves, Jack-o-Lanterns, and other foul denizens descend upon Paragon City and the Rogue Isles. This year they’re bringing even more powerful allies! The new apocalypse is deadlier than ever as mysterious monstrosities join forces with the Eidolons, Shivans, and others. Paragon City and the Rogue Isles are in terrible peril, and only the greatest Heroes and Villains can turn back the tide. The greater the challenge, the greater the reward!
• Starts: Tuesday, October 20, 2009
• Ends: Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Visit www.cityofheroes.com for more City of Heroes information.

Lineage II – “Scarecrow Jack” and Halloween Adena Art Contest
Halloween is just around the corner and players can win in-game prizes by showing off their creative holiday spirit. Players are encouraged to create and share their Halloween and/or autumn themed adena art (visual art created by dropping adena on the ground in-game to create an image seen from above.) For those just looking to have fun this Halloween, players can don a “Scarecrow Jack” illusion featuring two animated emotes. Along with the illusion, players will receive 5 revita pops to refill their vitality bars while in game.
• Starts: Wednesday, October 28, 2009
• Ends: Thursday, November 19, 2009
• Deadline for art submissions is Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 11:59pm CDT
Visit www.lineage2.com for more Lineage II information.

Lineage – “Cavern of Chaos” Costume Party
The Lineage team is hosting the in-game party of all parties this Halloween – costumes not required, but highly encouraged! In addition to free polymorph “costumes,” most monsters will drop pumpkin seed, which is redeemable for prizes like a Pinewand to spawn monsters of choice, accessories, and Stat t-shirts from NPCs. No tricks about it, as an added bonus, players will be treated to increased item drops from Bosses. See you at the “Cavern of Chaos!”
• Starts: Wednesday, October 28, 2009
• Ends: Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Visit www.lineage.com for more Lineage information.

Exteel – Halloween Event
Smashing pumpkins and bag snatching is easy! Try picking on a Mechanaught your own size, even if it is painted Orange and Purple! Exteel players are encouraged to celebrate this Halloween colorfully with free Orange and Purple paint. But that’s not all! Players will receive +50% bonus credits during the week-long Exteel Halloween celebration!
• Starts: Wednesday, October 28, 2009
• Ends: Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Visit www.exteel.com for more Exteel information.

Play Guild Wars Subscription-Free

April 28, 2009 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online · Comment 


Play Guild Wars Subscription-Free