Guild Wars 2: PAX East 2015 Interview

ArenaNet is at PAX East this weekend showing off the Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns demo. For more information about the demo, check out The Scrying Pool for the demo impressions. You can also check out our interviews from PAX South and our recent studio visit.

With a couple interviews already, it only made sense that our own Ann Hosler would track down the ArenaNet developers at PAX East for another interview. Luckily, she had already leveled her tracking abilities and found Jon Peters, Game Design Lead for Heart of Thorns, and Kristen Bornemann, Guild Wars 2 Development Director.

Guild Wars 2: Sale & Heart of Thorns Beta Sign-up

ArenaNet is at PAX East this weekend showing off the first demo for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns at booth #5116. If you are not at PAX East and are wanting to play Heart of Thorns, you may be in luck as ArenaNet has started sign-ups for the HoT beta! The PAX East weekend is also hosting the World Tournament Series Final on Saturday, starting at 10am Eastern. The Grand Finals round is estimated to start around 4pm Eastern.

The Scrying Pool: HoT Demo Impressions

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Last week I had the chance to visit the ArenaNet studios to get an early look at the Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns demo that players will be able to play at PAX East this weekend and again at EGX Rezzed in London the following weekend. Alongside being able to play the demo, I had a chance to interview Jon Peters and John Corpening, which you can read right here on ZAM.

Guild Wars 2: Pre-PAX Interview

This weekend, ArenaNet will be at PAX East with the first demo build of the upcoming Guild Wars 2 expansion Heart of Thorns. Last week we had the chance to visit the ArenaNet studio to get an early look at the demo. While there, we were able to interview Jon Peters and John Corpening of ArenaNet.

Take the Guild Wars 2 App Challenge

Yesterday, ArenaNet announced a new contest: the Guild Wars 2 App Challenge. Up to $15,000 USD in prizes are on the line for this exciting new contest.

Application developers can pariticipate by creating any type of GW2 application they like. These entries will be divided into one of three categories: General, Competitive or Player Experience. You can submit applications until May 15, 2015, and all entries will be judged by the Content Marketing team.

Guild Wars 2 Goes First-Person

Some big changes are coming to Guild Wars 2 with the upcoming Heart of Thorns release, but that isn't stopping ArenaNet from releasing some big things before then. March 10th will host a new patch that brings with it a handful of changes to the camera system in the game, including the much coveted ability to zoom into first-person.

Guild Wars 2: The Revenant

The Revenant is a new profession coming to Guild Wars 2 with the Heart of Thorns expansion. While ArenaNet revealed this new profession during their expansion announcement at PAX South, very little information was given on how the profession will play. That changed earlier today as ArenaNet released a blog post explaining some of the weapons, skills and some new mechanics for the Revenant as well as a few mechanics that will find their way into existing professions.

Guild Wars 2: Stronghold

Stronghold is a new PvP game mode coming to Guild Wars 2 in the Heart of Thorns expansion. Today, ArenaNet released a new blog post giving more details on what players will expect in the game mode and its initial map: The Battle of Champion's Dusk.

Film Friday: Nine New Trailers

Nine New Trailers

That week just flew by! Today we've collected nine videos from a variety of games including Final Fantasy Type-0 HD/FFXV, Archlord 2, 0rbitalis, RIFT, the just-announced Victor Vran, Gigantic, Guild Wars 2, Cities XXL and H1Z1.

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Masteries

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns will not be raising the level cap, but will instead use a new progression system called Mastery. Mastery is an endgame progression solely for PvE content that intends to expand with the world, giving more meaning to its progression than simple stat boosts from gaining higher levels that other MMO expansions would give. In a new blog post released today, ArenaNet gave more information as to how this system will actually work.