Guild Wars 2 has been a game on every MMO fans wish-list since its first announcement back in March 2007. Since then it has been a long wait of watching other MMO’s rise and fall to the might that is World of Warcraft. Does Guild Wars 2 have what it takes to compete with heavyweight giant World of Warcraft? Well in only 2 months you will be able to find out for yourself.
Yes, Guild Wars 2 finally has a release date. After a waiting period of 5 years, fanscan finally start salivating at the mouth for GW2’s rather prompt release date of August 28th 2012. Players who were tempted enough to pre-order this highly anticipated title will be able to access the game 3 days early as well as receiving an exclusive “Hero’s Band” in game item.
Along side the announcement for its release. ArenaNet released a teaser video entitled “Get Ready” which of course begs the question… Are we ready?
After 5 years, I should bloody well hope so.
One drawback to MMO releases that many players dread, is the influx of players competing for quests and mobs in the games open world. With Guild Wars 2, however, this problem is no more thanks to dynamic questing. This basically means that instead of the usual MMO formula that we are all used to;
Player receives quest, player gets x amount of x item or kills which ever threat is relevant, Player returns to quest giver and reaps reward.
Guild Wars 2 will offer players a chance to discover quests automatically by entering new zones and all other players in the area will be able to free help as much or as little as they want. Will this new method of questing prove successful? We will find out soon enough.
Personally I am very much looking forward to playing and been feeling a rather big MMO void in quality that I am hoping Guild Wars 2 will fill.
Valve have released the last video in the Meet the Team mini series, titled: Meet the Pyro. This hilarious video let us delve in to the inner workings of the Pyro from Team Fortress and see what really makes him tick.
More interestingly, alongside this video, Valve has announced it’s new editing software that will let users make Team fortress videos with the same quality that Meet the Pyro was made… for free! Have a look at this video below introducing the software.
Using the “Meet the Pyro” video which was created entirely in this software, it is exciting to think of what machinima video will be released in the future.
Mass Effect 3 received a lot of hate after its initial release 4 months ago. Fans were so angry at the ending of this trilogy that they even went as far as to threaten EA to take them to court over false advertising. Sheperd and his fans can breath a sigh of relief this week though as Bioware has released new DLC titled “Extended cut” which offers more to the ending of Mass Effect 3 and offers angry fans closure.
Never before have I seen a developer have to release a new ending to a game due to fan demands, but I must say the new ending does piece the series together much better, but should have been in the original release. Does this means that fans will now be able to start demanding changes in future titles when disappointed? Only time will tell.
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