E3 2015 Recap - PC Gaming

Welcome to the final article of our E3 recap series here on ZAM!

Yesterday's last E3 main event (3 of 3) was the PC Gaming Show. It was a brand-new event, and likely the start of a new E3 tradition.

All Events: Bethesda, Xbox, EA, Ubisoft, Playstation, Nintendo, Square Enix, PC Gaming


Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Pre-Purchase!

During the PC Gaming show at E3, ArenaNet announced that Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, the upcoming expansion for Guild Wars 2, is now available for pre-purchase! Players can go to buy.guildwars2.com in order to buy one of the three digital versions of the game. For those who have not yet picked up the game, the expansion will come with the base Guild Wars 2 game included with the expansion!

Guild Wars 2: Guild Halls Interview

Guild Halls are one of the major features coming with Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns and they going to be big! Colin Johanson took to the stage at E3 during the PC Gaming Show to show off the basic features coming with Guild Halls. Earlier today I got to talk with Crystin Cox, Lead Designer at ArenaNet, and Link Hughes, Game Designer at ArenaNet to get more information about the Guild Hall system coming in Heart of Thorns.

Guild Wars 2: Next Patch Info Drop 2

Yesterday, ArenaNet released a blog post detailing the major changes coming to Lion's Arch and the release of the Specialization system. Today the studio released another two blog posts revealing a handful of other changes coming with the next Guild Wars 2 content patch.

Guild Wars 2: Next Patch Info

In a blog post today, ArenaNet has announced some of the major changes coming with the next content patch for Guild Wars 2. A few weeks ago, ArenaNet revealed the reconstruction of Lion's Arch alongside a patch that converted the war torn city into one full of reconstruction efforts. The next patch will finally show the finished and redesigned city.

The Scrying Pool: Amping up Jewelcrafting

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The Scrying Pool is a Guild Wars 2 column where I simply ask what if? Nothing is off the table as I dive into possible features and future content, looking at what currently exists in Guild Wars 2 before I answer my own what if question with how I think the feature and content could be implemented.

Ascended crafting has long existed for both weapons and armor. In order to craft this ascended gear, players first need to level up the crafting of the specific discipline to 500 as all ascended gear is account bound on acquire. For example, to craft any piece of ascended heavy armor you must first level up Armorsmithing to 500. When crafting was expanded to include ascended weapons and armor, it raised the max level of the weapon and armor crafting disciplines from 400 to 500.

Guild Wars 2: Legend of Ventari

One of the features coming in the Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns expansion is the addition of the new Revenant profession. While the Revenant has long since been revealed and available in show demoes and beta play tests, players have yet to see the profession's entire skill set. Today, ArenaNet helped alleviate some of this by revealing a new Legend alongside another weapon available for the profession to use.

The Scrying Pool: Fort Lion's Arch

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The Scrying Pool is a Guild Wars 2 column where I simply ask what if? Nothing is off the table as I dive into possible features and future content, looking at what currently exists in Guild Wars 2 before I answer my own what if question with how I think the feature and content could be implemented.

The true beginnings of the Lion’s Arch reconstruction efforts have started. Last week’s patch has once again changed the way Lion’s Arch looks as all of the Breachmaker wreckage from Scarlet’s attack on the city early last year was removed. In addition to removing the wreckage and piles of debris, the city is now full of rebar, half built structures and barges carrying construction materials.

The Scrying Pool: The Reaper

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The Scrying Pool is a Guild Wars 2 column where I simply ask what if? Nothing is off the table as I dive into possible features and future content, looking at what currently exists in Guild Wars 2 before I answer my own what if question with how I think the feature and content could be implemented.

Normally that intro holds true, but while we are in the midst of the speculation reveals I will be flipping the tables. Instead of looking forward, the Scrying Pool will be looking back as we continue the Specialization series from a different viewpoint. Instead of speculation, I will focus on my impressions of each of the Elite Specializations after they get revealed while throwing in some of my previous articles and speculation for flavor.

The Scrying Pool: The Dragonhunter

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The Scrying Pool is a Guild Wars 2 column where I simply ask what if? Nothing is off the table as I dive into possible features and future content, looking at what currently exists in Guild Wars 2 before I answer my own what if question with how I think the feature and content could be implemented.

Normally that intro holds true, but while we are in the midst of the speculation reveals I will be flipping the tables. Instead of looking forward, the Scrying Pool will be looking back as we continue the Specialization series from a different viewpoint. Instead of speculation, I will focus on my impressions of each of the Elite Specializations after they get revealed while throwing in some of my previous articles and speculation for flavor.