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  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    Champion System Details on ESO Live

    ZeniMax’ recurring TwitchTV show, ESO Live has an exciting episode planned for today (Friday, December 19) featuring a detailed overview of the upcoming Champion System changes in Update 6. The Champion System has been one of the most eagerly anticipated additions to the game since it’s announcement at the Guild Summit in early October. Today’s ESO Live (airing at 4pm […]
    Posted: Dec. 19 @ 09:12 AM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    ESO Orienteering Challenge

    Think you’re a great explorer? See if you can be the first to find our secret locations!
    Posted: Dec. 19 @ 08:40 AM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    Loremaster’s Archive: Re-forging the Past

    Kireth Vanos describes her lifelong pursuit of learning to craft in the Dwemer style.
    Posted: Dec. 19 @ 06:26 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Play for $50,000 USD at the Next World Tournament Series Championship at PAX East

    Learn how you and your team can compete in the premier Guild Wars 2 competitive event.Read More
    Posted: Dec. 18 @ 04:01 PM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    ESO Live’s Next Episode: 12/19

    Don’t miss our special preview of the upcoming Champion System in tomorrow’s episode.
    Posted: Dec. 18 @ 10:15 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Points of Interest Wraps Up 2014 This Friday

    Mike Z. and Lester Bloom join Rubi on Points of Interest for a developers' look at the new log-in reward and daily achievement systems.Read More
    Posted: Dec. 17 @ 04:01 PM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    The Tamriel Town Crier, Issue #2

    Hear ye! Enjoy these new fan-created videos, podcasts, and more.
    Posted: Dec. 17 @ 07:15 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    December Savings on Select Guild Wars 2 Statues

    This week, we’re pleased to announce that one of our partners, TOPOP, is featuring three fantastic Guild Wars 2 statues in their December sale!Read More
    Posted: Dec. 16 @ 04:01 PM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Guild Wars 2 kicks off Wintersday events

    Filed under: Fantasy, Events (In-Game), Patches, Guild Wars 2, Buy-to-Play The event avalanche of Guild Wars 2's Wintersday has gotten up to full speed and is currently roaring down upon the game's population. Today's update activates the previous years' Wintersday content as well as a few new additions. There's the Wondrous Workshop to explore, jumping puzzles, bell choir minigames, the Snowball Mayhem battle royale, and a quest to track down Grawnk to get a Wintersday tree for home instances. The patch also activates a couple of PvP events, new Wintersday-themed cash shop cosmetics, the daily login rewards, and the latest overhaul of the daily achievement system.Guild Wars 2 kicks off Wintersday events originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
    Posted: Dec. 16 @ 01:30 PM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Wintersday Game Update Notes - December 16, 2014

    Enjoy! Happy Wintersday All! Festival A Very Merry Wintersday The nights may be growing longer and colder, but Divinity’s Reach is merry with the warmth of the Wintersday spirit. Celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of the next in this traditional winter festival! The Wondrous WorkshopEnter Toymaker Tixx’s workshop inside his golem-shaped airship—Tixx’s Infinirarium—to corral mischievous toys and set things to rights! Wintersday FestivitiesCelebrate the holiday with festive traditions: leap from snowflake to snowflake in the Winter Wonderland jumping puzzle, ring in the season in the Bell Choir activity, defend gift-bearing dolyaks in Toypocalypse, and store up precious presents in Snowball Mayhem! Warming Grawnk’s HeartIt’s your chance to save Wintersday! Grawnk has stolen ornaments from the children’s orphanage in Divinity’s Reach, and it’s up to you to track them down! If you succeed in your mission, you’ll be able to plant a beautiful Wintersday tree in your own home instance. Wintersday Gift TreeThe latest trend in Tyrian holiday decor, these trees provide Wintersday gifts year-round and are attractive in any home, whether it’s in the heart of the Black Citadel or the outskirts of Rata Sum. Receive yours by helping the orphans of Divinity’s Reach find their lost ornaments. Also, the Star of Gratitude provides additional rewards for those of you with empyreal fragments to spare. Toys and TreasuresTixx has an assortment of new goodies for the citizens of Tyria! Complete three new collections to receive exclusive rewards, such as the Endless Gift Box Tonic.Enjoy other festive rewards like the new Magnanimous Choir Bell and the Rime-Rimmed Mariner’s Rebreather. NEW FEATURES AND CONTENT New Daily Achievement SystemAchievements have been divided into 3 categories: PvE, WvW, and PvP.The number of available achievements per day is based on the highest-level character on an account: Levels 1 – 10: 1 achievement per categoryLevels 11 – 30: 3 achievements per categoryLevels 31 – 80: 4 achievements per categoryCompleting daily achievements now awards players with items and/or experience based on their corresponding content type, such as WvW daily achievements rewarding world experience.Completing daily achievements no longer awards players with achievement points.A new Daily Completionist achievement has been added and is earned by completing any combination of daily achievements from the three categories.Completing the Daily Completionist achievement rewards players with 10 achievement points.December will be the final month to include monthly achievements.Existing daily and monthly achievement rewards have been rolled into the new log-in reward system.For more information, please see this blog post. New Log-in Reward SystemThe first time you log in each day, you’ll receive a new item from the reward track.Progress on the log-in reward track will reset only after claiming the 28th and final reward.Players logged in after 4:00 p.m. PDT on December 15 will receive their first daily log-in reward chest after 4:00 p.m. PDT on December 16.Players last logged out before 4:00 p.m. PDT on December 15 will receive their first daily log-in reward chest immediately after the update.For more information, please see this blog post. World vs. WorldThe World vs. World Sneak Attack event begins December 16. For the next month of World vs. World, the following rules will apply: All player kills will award 1 point of world score. Using a finisher on a player while you have Borderlands Bloodlust will award 2 points.The white crossed swords that appear when an objective is under attack have been removed from all objectives in World vs. World. Now a player must scout the objectives in order to see them being attacked.All players will receive a Mist War Summons effect, which increases WXP gain by 15%, experience gain by 15%, and magic find by 50% while in WvW. Structured Player vs. PlayerThe PvP Ladder test season begins December 16. For the next month of Player vs. Player, the following rules will apply: Between the dates of December 16 and January 13, enter Ranked Arena during the ladder test season and compete for the top spots on the leaderboard to earn PvP-exclusive rewards.At the end of the season, the top 250 players on the ladder in each region will each receive a PvP-exclusive Mini Llama.The top 20 players in each region will receive a piece of the PvP-exclusive Glorious Hero’s armor, available only through tournaments and special events.The top five players from each region will receive an additional piece of Glorious Hero’s armor. BALANCE, BUG-FIXING, POLISH General The Contacts and LFG panel no longer resets continually when new entries are listed. Items Major Sigil of Leeching: Fixed a bug that occasionally caused this sigil to begin cooldown without triggering correctly. BLACK LION TRADING COMPANY GEM STORE New Items and PromotionsA new Gifts Mail Delivery mail carrier is available in the Upgrades category of the Gem Store for 350 gems.The new Arctic Explorer Outfit is available in the Style category of the Gem Store for 700 gems.New Wintersday weapons are available from the Black Lion Weapons Specialist for 1 ticket each.Every Black Lion Chest also includes a guaranteed Personalized Wintersday Gift (for a limited time).The Royal Pass (2 weeks) has returned to the Special category of the Gem Store for 300 gems (for a limited time) Source: https://forum-en.gui...9290.1418758524
    Posted: Dec. 16 @ 11:47 AM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    Elder Scrolls Online: Should the Faction Restriction in LFG Be Lifted?

    The Elder Scrolls Online has had one major problem that has been a major focus ever since Patch 5.0, unimaginable Looking for Group (LFG) queue times. When update 5 was released, with it came scaling dungeons and daily dungeon pledges. These two new features had players wanting to do dungeons more often and of course that meant more players putting themselves into the LFG queue, only to be faced with endless queue times.
    Posted: Dec. 16 @ 10:37 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Game Update Notes - December 16, 2014

    Last Post: Dec 16, 2014 17:03 12/16/14 – December 16 Release NotesRelease Notes:FestivalA Very Merry WintersdayThe nights may be growing longer and colder, but Divinity’s Reach is merry with the warmth of the Wintersday spirit. Celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of the next in this traditional winter festival!The Wondrous Workshop Enter Toymaker Tixx’s workshop inside his golem-shaped airship—Tixx’s Infinirarium—to corral mischievous toys and set things to rights!Wintersday Festivities Celebrate the holiday with festive traditions: leap from snowflake to snowflake in the Winter Wonderland jumping puzzle, ring in the season in the Bell Choir activity, defend gift-bearing dolyaks in Toypocalypse, and store up precious presents in Snowball Mayhem!Warming Grawnk’s Heart It’s your chance to save Wintersday! Grawnk has stolen ornaments from the children’s orphanage in Divinity’s Reach, and it’s up to you to track them down! If you succeed in your mission, you’ll be able to plant a beautiful Wintersday tree in your own home instance.Wintersday Gift Tree The latest trend in Tyrian holiday decor, these trees provide Wintersday gifts year-round and are attractive in any home, whether it’s in the heart of the Black Citadel or the outskirts of Rata Sum. Receive yours by helping the orphans of Divinity’s Reach find their lost ornaments. Also, the Star of Gratitude provides additional rewards for those of you with empyreal fragments to spare.Toys and Treasures Tixx has an assortment of new goodies for the citizens of Tyria! Complete three new collections to receive exclusive rewards, such as the Endless Gift Box Tonic. Enjoy other festive rewards like the new Magnanimous Choir Bell and the Rime-Rimmed Mariner’s Rebreather.NEW FEATURES AND CONTENTNew Daily Achievement System Achievements have been divided into 3 categories: PvE, WvW, and...
    Posted: Dec. 16 @ 09:03 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Gifts Mail Delivery, Arctic Explorer Outfit, and New Wintersday Weapons in the Gem Store!

    Wintersday is here! Bundle up and stay warm with these generous offerings. Check out our new weapon skins, outfits, and more.Read More
    Posted: Dec. 15 @ 04:02 PM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Release Notes for “A Very Merry Wintersday”

    "A Very Merry Wintersday" begins today! Read on for today's release notes.Read More
    Posted: Dec. 15 @ 04:01 PM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Guild Wars 2 celebrates the holidays with a player murder spree

    Filed under: Fantasy, Events (In-Game), PvP, Guild Wars 2, Buy-to-Play Don't get too comfy and cozy with that hot cocoa and crackling fire; Guild Wars 2 is calling all fighters to arms for epic PvP conflict over the next month. Today, the team posted details for the game's two upcoming PvP events, both starting tomorrow and ending on January 13th. The fun and casualties begin with the WvW Sneak Attack event, which will change some of the established rules for this setting to make it harder to see who is attacking what and give a bonus to experience and rewards earned. Then the team is testing out a PvP ladder season, with prizes such as mini llamas and glorious hero's armor pieces to those who kick and claw their way up the rankings.Guild Wars 2 celebrates the holidays with a player murder spree originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
    Posted: Dec. 15 @ 11:00 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Introducing the Wintersday Competitive-Event Schedule

    Spend the holiday season with us in the Mists!Read More
    Posted: Dec. 14 @ 07:03 PM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    The Abjured Take the World Tournament Series in Beijing, China!

    North America wins the world championship in the inaugural World Tournament Series.Read More
    Posted: Dec. 11 @ 04:01 PM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    The Elder Scrolls Online's Undaunted Pledge system promotes daily dungeons

    Filed under: Fantasy, Game Mechanics, Patches, News Items, Guides, Dev Diaries, Dungeons, The Elder Scrolls Online, Subscription Are you wandering around The Elder Scrolls Online in a post-Update 5 haze, lost on what to do? Wander no more: ZeniMax has released a dev blog today to give you some guidance. The guide details the pledge system of the Undaunted, whose tasks are reminiscent of daily dungeon quests in other themeparks. Starting at level 45, players can swear themselves to the Undaunted faction, which offers two daily quests to complete dungeons, one veteran and one not. Depending on how well they complete the dungeon and the difficulty of the encounter, players will be awarded reputation with the faction as well as a key to unlock a sweet chest of loot. "The Undaunted chests can contain a variety of helpful loot, from valuable Ornate items and soul gems to unique items sets and attention-grabbing shoulder pieces fashioned from the very brutes you've slain," writes ZOS. The full guide is on the official site.The Elder Scrolls Online's Undaunted Pledge system promotes daily dungeons originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
    Posted: Dec. 11 @ 08:30 AM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    Introducing Undaunted Pledges

    Every dungeon-delver will want to check out this detailed guide to pledges.
    Posted: Dec. 11 @ 06:20 AM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    Guild Spotlight – Champions de Lorkhan

    Are you looking for a French-speaking guild that doesn’t hesitate to help its members out? Check out today’s guild!
    Posted: Dec. 10 @ 10:39 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Guild Wars 2 is revamping dailies... again

    Filed under: Fantasy, Business Models, Game Mechanics, Patches, PvP, News Items, PvE, Guild Wars 2, Dev Diaries, Buy-to-Play ArenaNet has just announced that it's revamping Guild Wars 2's daily achievements... again. "We want to give players the opportunity to try things they may not normally experience and feel like the rewards they earn for doing so mean something," says the studio. "Rather than [give] a generic reward for all achievements, each one will give players something that is thematically tied to the content they're playing." Completing dailies will allow players to earn everything from achievement points to fractal relics and badges of honor, depending on the daily's difficulty and type (PvE, PvP, WvW). The studio is also rolling out a new achievement track that replaces the old monthlies system and rewards players just for logging in. "One way to think of this is like a holiday calendar that gives you a new present from ArenaNet each day," the devs write. "There are 28 individual rewards on the track, each one building toward an epic chest containing a permanent 1% increase to account gold find and your choice of either ascended crafting materials, materials necessary for crafting your legendary weapon (including mystic clovers), an additional sum of laurels, or tomes of knowledge." Yesterday, the studio revealed that the ongoing season two plotline will be on hiatus through the holidays, being replaced by Wintersday. Season two resumes on January 13th.Guild Wars 2 is revamping dailies... again originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
    Posted: Dec. 10 @ 10:00 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Wintersday Window Decoration Contest

    Another year, another Wintersday celebration. And with that, another contest. This time, we're teaming up with ArenaNet and NCSoft to bring you one of our biggest contests to date.  Starting December 10th, participants will need to craft an original Printable Guild Wars 2 Stencil Design and submit it to our contest email address. Rules, prize details, and other information can be found below, so read up and get crackin' on a stencil design that Ho-Ho-Tron would be proud of. - - - - Original Contest submissions must be sent to "contest@guildwarsguru.net" before January 20th, 2015 at 9am PST to be eligible to win one set of prizes listed below. Note that the prize pool is shared throughout every participating fansite. Multiple submissions are unnecessary. Only one entry per person. Winners considered minors must sign release form from parent/guardian upon victory. Fansite operators and affiliates are not eligible to win. Submissions must be in 300dpi using .JPG, .PNG, TIFF or PDF format (note: The minimal size for all entries is A4 format and each entry must be the original digital version of the stencil that can be printed, cut and used directly on a window).First place will receive a Guild Wars 2 signed artbook, a signed Rytlock notebook, an exclusive Guild Wars 2 mousemat, a black Rytlock T-shirt, a Wintersday card, a Guild Wars 2 Griffon Mail Carrier, and a code for 400 gems.Second place will win a Guild Wars 2 artbook, a Rytlock notebook, an exclusive Guild Wars 2 mousemat, a gray Guild Wars 2 T-shirt, a Wintersday card, and a Guild Wars 2 Griffon Mail Carrier.Third place will get a Guild Wars 2 artbook, an exclusive Guild Wars 2 mousemat, a gray Guild Wars 2 T-shirt, a Wintersday card, and a Guild Wars 2 Griffon Mail Carrier.Fourth prize includes a Wintersday card, a gray Guild Wars 2 T-shirt, and a Guild Wars 2 Griffon Mail Carrier.Fifth place will be rewarded with a Wintersday card, a gray Guild Wars 2 T-shirt, and a Guild Wars 2 Griffon Mail Carrier.
    Posted: Dec. 10 @ 07:00 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Introducing the New Daily Achievement System

    The Wintersday festival release brings a new system for daily achievements and log-in rewards!Read More
    Posted: Dec. 09 @ 04:02 PM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Wintersday Contest and Giveaway

    Sharing some of Wintersday excitation with you!Read More
    Posted: Dec. 09 @ 04:01 PM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Guild Wars 2 season 2 to continue on January 13th

    Filed under: Fantasy, Events (In-Game), PvP, Guild Wars 2, Buy-to-Play The living world episodes for Guild Wars 2 are taking a month off for the holiday season, as ArenaNet announced today that Season 2 will reconvene on January 13th for "moments that will forever change the course of Tyria." That doesn't mean that Guild Wars 2 will go silent during this time, however. Wintersday is scheduled to return on December 16th, although this time it will take place in Divinity's Reach. ArenaNet is also hosting a test of its ladder season from December 16th through January 13th, allowing players to compete for various rewards, and a WvW Sneak Attack event during this same period. Finally, there will be the game's "first-ever" ESL monthly championship on December 10th.Guild Wars 2 season 2 to continue on January 13th originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 09 Dec 2014 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
    Posted: Dec. 09 @ 12:00 PM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Season 2 Returns Jan 13th, Winter's Day, WvW Event, and more.

    Season 2 Returns Jan 13th, Winter's Day, WvW Event, and more. Arenanet has announced that the Living Story will continue with episode 8 on the 13th of January 2015.  Until then, Wintersday will be active starting the 16th of December 2014, with the event being hosted in Divinity's Reach.  There is also a WvW rule-flip tournament incoming, and a PvP tournament incoming, each providing their own call to the mists buff.  You can read the entire blog post announcement here. A few months ago, we announced that Guild Wars 2‘s Living World experience was launching on a path that would result in our story-and the whole world of Tyria-reaching a point of no return. We’ve since ventured into the heart of Glint’s lair, discovered secrets in the depths of the Durmand Priory, witnessed the fall of the leader of the Zephyrites, recovered the last known dragon egg only to have it stolen out from under us by a longtime friend, and searched through the first memories of the sylvari race in our hunt to find her. Our story now finds the Pact’s fleet of airships poised to launch their assault into the jungle, and our band of heroes standing before a sealed cave marked with ancient runes. On January 13, Living World Season 2 will return to take you beyond that seal, and you’ll discover moments that will forever change the course of Tyria.
    Posted: Dec. 09 @ 10:15 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Flameseeker Chronicles: Planting the seeds of memory in Guild Wars 2

    Filed under: Fantasy, Lore, Opinion, Guild Wars 2, Flameseeker Chronicles, Buy-to-Play They say that those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it. I don't know who "they" are, but I don't think that particular truism was ever meant to cover a literal repeat of history. Guild Wars 2's latest living world content release has players doing exactly that: planting memory seeds, taking an uncomfortably invasive peek into Caithe's past, and trying to figure out exactly what might have led her to abscond with Glint's egg in the previous chapter. This stroll down memory lane technically takes place over 20 years in GW2's history, but it's new information to us, and so the statute of limitations on spoilers hasn't expired. You'll probably want to play the content before reading any further, unless you think my writing is improved by a lack of context (if that's the case, don't tell me).Continue reading Flameseeker Chronicles: Planting the seeds of memory in Guild Wars 2Flameseeker Chronicles: Planting the seeds of memory in Guild Wars 2 originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
    Posted: Dec. 09 @ 09:00 AM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    The Tamriel Chronicle, Issue #75

    Enjoy new fan creations and learn about upcoming community-organized events.
    Posted: Dec. 09 @ 07:55 AM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    Elder Scrolls Online: How the Justice System Will Change the Game

    The world is about to get a whole lot more dangerous for those of you tempted by swiping shinies and causing mayhem in Tamriel. Zenimax revealed much about The Elder Scrolls Online's long-awaited Justice System, giving details not just on how it will work for players who decide to take things that don't belong to them, but also how the very game world will continue to see changes.
    Posted: Dec. 08 @ 04:32 PM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Season 2 Returns on January 13

    Episode 8 of the Living World Season 2 is coming on January 13.Read More
    Posted: Dec. 08 @ 04:02 PM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    New Minis and Returning Wintersday Items in the Gem Store!

    Three new minis and returning Wintersday favorites are available right now in the Gem Store!Read More
    Posted: Dec. 08 @ 04:01 PM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    Battlemaster’s Corner – The Bastion of Night

    Steal your enemies’ life and keep your allies safe with today’s detailed Nightblade build.
    Posted: Dec. 08 @ 11:27 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    The ESL Go4GuildWars2 Monthly Finals Take Place This Wednesday

    Join us for the live broadcast, straight from the ESL Studios in Cologne and Los Angeles!Read More
    Posted: Dec. 07 @ 04:01 PM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    One Shots: Cult worship

    Filed under: Screenshots, Culture, Guild Wars 2, One Shots, The Secret World, Humor, RIFT, Miscellaneous, WildStar Have you ever been running along in an MMO and come screeching to a halt because other players are doing something inexplicably weird? Then perhaps you'd sympathize with reader Tyler in this situation. "There are times in games -- especially games like The Secret World -- when one stumbles across something they simply can't explain," he submitted. "But nothing I have seen is as surreal as the sight that greeted me when I stepped into Agartha during the recent Halloween event: a circle of Atenists worshipping a girl in a bikini whilst chanting "ATEN! ATEN! ATEN!' I asked around in general. No one had any explanation for what in God's name was happening. It is a mystery for the ages."Continue reading One Shots: Cult worshipOne Shots: Cult worship originally appeared on Massively on Sun, 07 Dec 2014 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
    Posted: Dec. 07 @ 07:00 AM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    Featured Build – The Reaver Sorcerer

    We’re beginning a recurring “featured builds” series on Tamriel Foundry similar to the Battlemaster’s Corner series featured on the official ESO site. The objective for our series is to dig deeper into the underlying mechanics for endgame viable builds in ESO in order to share information, help newer players get quickly up to speed, and challenge each other to remain current with evolving […]
    Posted: Dec. 06 @ 01:48 PM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    Loremaster’s Archive: Undaunted – A Life of Glory

    Learn the life story of an Undaunted founder, straight from the cat’s mouth!
    Posted: Dec. 05 @ 12:34 PM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    Holiday Deals in the Bethesda Store

    Get a great discount on merchandise and learn about our new flat-rate shipping costs.
    Posted: Dec. 05 @ 08:30 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Join the ArenaNet Team at PAX East in March for the Next World Tournament Series Event

    Did you think it was over? There's another $50,000 on the line!Read More
    Posted: Dec. 04 @ 04:01 PM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Guild Wars 2 grants PvP bonuses, hypes World Tourney Series finals

    Filed under: Fantasy, Events (Real-World), Game Mechanics, MMO Industry, PvP, News Items, Guild Wars 2 ArenaNet wants you to know about Guild Wars 2's World Tournament Series Finals, which happen this Friday in Beijing, China. Fortunately, they also happen on Twitch, so you don't have to buy any last-minute airfare. You also might want to know about the Call of the Mists bonus, which grants you increased PvP rank point gain, reward track progress, and magic find while you're PvPing this weekend.Guild Wars 2 grants PvP bonuses, hypes World Tourney Series finals originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 04 Dec 2014 19:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
    Posted: Dec. 04 @ 04:00 PM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    Elder Scrolls Online: Update 6 Headed to PTS in January, Console Versions Coming

    The latest "Road Ahead" has been published on the Elder Scrolls Online site. The article begins with a retrospective look back at all the team has accomplished in the last several months and then starts a long look at what is yet to come. Of most notable interest is the news that Update 6 will be heading to the public test server in January and that, while no release date is yet set for console versions, they are closing in.
    Posted: Dec. 04 @ 10:37 AM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    ESO Live’s Next Episode: 12/5

    Post your questions and see the schedule for our next episode, airing at 4:00 PM EST on Friday!
    Posted: Dec. 04 @ 09:35 AM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    Elder Scrolls Online says there's still 'work to do' on its console version, no launch date yet

    Filed under: Fantasy, Patches, Previews, Consoles, Dev Diaries, The Elder Scrolls Online, Subscription The self-imposed six-month delay of Elder Scrolls Online's console release has come and gone, and it looks as though fans will be waiting a while yet to see the title come to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. In a new Road Ahead post, the team admits that the adaptation has been tricky but that progress is being made. "We have been (and will continue to be) steadily working on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of ESO. They are playable and fun right now, but there's still some work to do before we can set an official launch date," Game Director Matt Firor said. He mentioned that, among other tasks, the team is designing a new UI from the ground-up and adding voice chat for the consoles. Firor also discussed Update 6, which is scheduled for January. The update will contain the new champion and justice systems, the latter of which will allow players to pickpocket NPCs and steal from vendors. However, this will be but the first pass for the justice system, as PvP will be integrated at a later date.Elder Scrolls Online says there's still 'work to do' on its console version, no launch date yet originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
    Posted: Dec. 04 @ 08:40 AM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    The Road Ahead - December 4

    Game Director Matt Firor looks back at where we’ve been and ahead to the future of ESO.
    Posted: Dec. 04 @ 08:00 AM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    The Tamriel Town Crier, Issue #1

    This new series brings you excellent fan-made videos, podcasts, and more.
    Posted: Dec. 04 @ 06:30 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    The World Tournament Series Finals in Beijing, China are live this Friday!

    North America, Europe, and China will collide - who will survive?Read More
    Posted: Dec. 03 @ 04:02 PM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Forum Reorganization

    Last Post: Dec 03, 2014 16:01 We’re about to make the Guild Wars 2 forums more user friendly and a better place to discuss the game.Starting December 9, the conversation and topic threads that make up our sub-forums are going to be streamlined. This will facilitate greater interaction between you and ArenaNet team members. It also will improve our ability to respond to any reported (flagged) posts and threads.The consolidation will not affect the News and Information section. Some sub-forums will be placed in the Archives, where they will be available for view through the end of the year. Any future discussion around the topics within the archived sub-forums will now be part of one of the new reorganized sub-forums.Here is what the forums will look like effective December 9:News and Info News and Announcements Game Release Notes Dev TrackerSupport Account and Technical Support (Mac Tech support will be rolled into this sub-forum) Bugs: Game, Forum, WebsiteGame Discussion Guild Wars 2 Discussion Living World Discussion PvP Discussion WvW Discussion LoreProfessions Elementalist Engineer Guardian Mesmer Necromancer Ranger Thief WarriorCommunity Corner Player Helping Players API Development Community Creations Looking for… (Guild, PvP Team, WvW Recruitment) In-Game EventsLook for more information about a new opportunity for Guild Wars 2 forum members — our Forum Specialist Program — in a separate announcement.
    Posted: Dec. 03 @ 08:01 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Guild Wars 2 Forum Specialists Program

    Last Post: Dec 03, 2014 15:56 The purpose of this program is to invite highly engaged community members to serve as volunteer “Forum Specialists” within their area of expertise. As specialists, these volunteers will answer questions in a player-to-player (unofficial) sense, flag posts in breach of the Forum Code of Conduct, and coalesce and transmit player feedback to the ArenaNet Forum Communications Team. This program is open to active members of the Guild Wars 2 community who play the game on a regular basis and participate in the English-language forums. Qualifying forum members may submit their applications via e-mail, as instructed below.During their term of service, each member of the specialist program will be designated on the Guild Wars 2 Official Forums as a Guild Wars 2 Forum Specialist with an additional designation for his or her area of expertise, when appropriate. For example, a specialist may be designated as “Guild Wars 2 Forum Specialist – Profession Balance” or “Guild Wars 2 Forum Specialist – PvP.”Guild Wars 2 Forum Specialists generally are asked to engage in regular active discussion with the Guild Wars 2 community at large on the official Guild Wars 2 forums. Each Forum Specialist should try to stay objective and impartial in any discussions about the game in order to provide high-quality feedback that represents the views of the overall community, rather than expressing the specialist’s personal opinions. Forum Specialists may make no promises—expressed or implied—about the relaying of information, neither that it will be relayed nor that it has been relayed in the past. Forum Specialists may not divulge information that they may learn about unreleased components of the game, such as upcoming changes or new content.ApplicationThe application should be submitted via e-mail to the Forum Communications Team at ForumSpecialist@Arena.Net. The e-mail must contain the full application; no attachments can be accepted. The application shoul...
    Posted: Dec. 03 @ 07:56 AM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    Elder Scrolls Online walks you through crafting writs

    Filed under: Fantasy, Dev Diaries, Crafting, The Elder Scrolls Online, Subscription Fun fact: Elder Scrolls Online's Update 5 is about a month old at this point and is now able to roll over and distinguish shapes. Among its treasure trove of new features was the introduction of crafting writs. However, in case you are a little confused or curious what these are and how to do them, ZeniMax has crafted (get it?) a new dev diary to walk you through the process. To be able to take on writs, players will first need to become certified in a desired crafting profession by undertaking a related quest. Once completed, players can accept a task from a writ board to craft specific goods and turn them in for rewards. Each category of writ can only be fulfilled once a day, and completing them can even net you survey reports to point you toward a cluster of harvest nodes.Elder Scrolls Online walks you through crafting writs originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
    Posted: Dec. 03 @ 07:00 AM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    Elder Scrolls Online: Update 6 Is Bigger Than We Thought!

    Update 6 is a big one. Not only is it going to have the Provisioning Revamp, introduction to the collector system, and even the Champion System, but one addition to Update 6 is one that hasn't received a lot of attention. One I think is a pretty awesome change. In Update 6, as long as everything goes according to plan, we're going to be seeing some massive combat animation changes.
    Posted: Dec. 02 @ 03:30 PM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Seed of Truth Game Update Notes, Dec. 2, 2014

    Seeds of Truth The death of the Zephyrite Master of Peace and Caithe’s hasty exit with Glint’s egg have left more questions than answers. Why did Caithe take the egg? And, more importantly, how do you catch a thief? Achievements After completing Seeds of Truth, showcase your tactical mastery as a hero of Tyria by completing challenging, episode-related achievements. RewardsContinue collecting Carapace and Luminescent armor with the addition of heavy, medium, and light boots and leg armor. Earn pieces of Carapace leg armor by completing the Seeds of Truth storyline. Extra pieces can also be purchased for bandit crests.Carapace boots can be found in Lost Bandit Chests. Additionally, players who receive the Boot Requisition Order will be able to purchase boot pieces for bandit crests.Recipes to craft ascended Sinister armor and weapons are now available. Named for the fabled necromancer Verata, the inscription and insignia recipes can be purchased for bandit crests.Recipes for weapons and armor can be found in recipe books in Lost Bandit Chests throughout the Silverwastes.New and exciting treasures can be found in Lost Bandit Chests. Players who find the Essence of Time will be able to create the new focus, Eternal Sands, in the Mystic Forge.Mini Mordrem Thrashers and Endless Mordrem Thrasher Tonics may be found.Bandit crest collectors have several new offerings. Endless Mordrem Husk TonicMini Mordrem HuskMordrem Fang Extraction DeviceBag of Rare GearComplete the Drydock Scratch jumping puzzle to find a Magnificent Chest that contains masterwork and rare gear, empyreal fragments, patchwork knapsacks, jewels, and a chance to find the new welding torch. NEW FEATURES AND CONTENT ArenasTeam and Solo Arena have been merged into Ranked Arena. A party of any size can queue, including solo players.Player statistics from Team Arena and Solo Arena have been combined to create Ranked Arena stats.Legacy Team and Solo Arena stats can be viewed in the PvP panel.Rewards are unchanged.Unranked Arena has been added. A party of any size can queue, including solo players.Rewards are now the same as Ranked Arena.All maps are available for play in Ranked Arena and Unranked Arena. During the leaderboard test season, ranked play will have a limited set of maps. Matchmaking and LeaderboardsMatchmaking will take into account other parameters in addition to matchmaking rating (MMR), such as largest group size and team composition.Leaderboards will no longer use MMR as a basis. Instead, players will earn ladder points based on the quality of the matches they participate in. Match AcceptRanked Arena and Unranked Arena matches will now prompt players to accept the match before it can start.The client will flash and play an alert sound when matches are ready.Declining or failing to accept a match prompt within the time limit will cause players to accumulate dishonor and be prevented from queuing for a short period of time. Map SelectionPlayers can now vote for the map they would like to play after accepting a match prompt.The list of selectable maps is randomly generated.The final map is picked via weighted roll. The more a map is picked by players, the higher the chance that map will be chosen. DishonorDeclining or not accepting a match prompt for Ranked Arena or Unranked Arena will result in dishonor and a timeout.Disconnecting at any time during a running Ranked Arena or Unranked Arena game will result in dishonor and a timeout. Players must continue playing the game on reconnect.When dishonor is given, an immediate timeout is also applied. During a timeout, Ranked Arena and Unranked Arena are unavailable.Timeout duration increases as dishonor accumulates on an account. GeneralRosters have been removed. Players will now queue with their party.Banker, trading post, and laurel vendor NPCs have been added to the Heart of the Mists. BALANCE, BUG-FIXING, POLISH GeneralMegaserver: Joining a party member while playing on a map in which your guild has an active mission with an ongoing reservation in place will no longer silently fail. ItemsGastronom Plikk in Rata Sum now sells the Vintner’s Guide used to unlock the Fine Wining item-collection achievement.The Observational Zymology Manual used to unlock the Brewmaster item collection is now available for purchase from many bartenders around Tyria. Structured Player vs. PlayerThe PvP panel stats tab has been reskinned.Scoreboard UI has been reskinned.Ready Button UI has been reskinned.Autobalance UI has been reskinned. World vs. WorldFixed an issue that prevented player pets from attacking gates in Edge of the Mists.Reduced the radius of the Siege Disabler trick from 450 to 300.Increased the skill recharge of the Siege Disabler from 5 seconds to 45 seconds.Decreased the duration of the Siege Disabler trick from 45 seconds to 35 seconds. The duration on Siege Golems remains unchanged. BLACK LION TRADING COMPANY GEM STORE New Items and PromotionsGlint’s Winter Dye Kit is now available in the Special category of the Gem Store for 125 gems.The Black Lion Chest drops have been updated. Keys are available in the Special category of the Gem Store for 125 gems each. Added a new Teleport to Friend consumable as an uncommon drop. This consumable will take you directly to a party member in PvE.Home instance unlocks for orichalcum ore, elder wood logs, omnomberries, snow truffles, and lotuses have been added as very rare drops.Winter’s weapons have returned to the Black Lion Weapon Specialists for the price of 2 Black Lion Claim Tickets each.The Wintersday Minis 3-Pack, Toy Golem, Toy Soldier, Plush Griffon, Princess Doll, Toy Ventari, and Fancy Winter Outfit have all returned to the Gem Store this year. Mail Carrier Customization in the WardrobeMail carriers have been added to the Equipment section of the Hero panel for accounts with a character higher than level 71.Once unlocked, players can select the default mail carrier for every character on their account to receive mail from the game or send their mail to other players.When sending mail, a one-time mail carrier can be selected from the Compose mail dialog, affecting only the current mail being sent.The currently selected mail carrier and additional options can be previewed in the Hero panel.A new Griffon Mail Carrier is available in the Upgrades category of the Gem Store for 500 gems. ImprovementsThe Replica Job-o-Tron Backpack will stop talking when the Hide/Unhide check box is unchecked. Source: https://forum-en.gui...December-2-2014
    Posted: Dec. 02 @ 11:01 AM

 
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