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06-24-2011, 12:42 PM
Quite a bit of new news coming out today. I will be posting links that will lead you to articles,screenshots,videos and interviews as they come out. There will be plenty of links leading you to other links that will have additional information.

Guild Wars 2 has full-featured, distinct underwater combat (and we’ve played it!): http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/06/24/guild-wars-2-has-complex-unique-underwater-combat-and-weve-played-it/

Interview with Jonathan Sharp - Also bunch of screenshots to be found in that thread: http://www.guildwars2guru.com/forum/guild-wars-2-community-open-t18156.html

GW2 Press/Fan Day Coverage | GuildCast: http://www.guildwars2guru.com/forum/gw2-press-fan-day-coverage-t18158.html

Arenanet Blog - Jonathan Sharp Talks Underwater Combat: http://www.arena.net/blog/jonathan-sharp-talks-underwater-combat

Guild Wars 2 - Into the Dungeons!: http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/dungeons/into-the-dungeons/

MMORPG - Guild Wars 2: A Comprehensive Hands-On: http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/473/feature/5333/A-Comprehensive-HandsOn.html/page/1

GameSpot - Guild Wars 2 - Underwater Combat Demo: http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/guildwars2/video/6321038/guild-wars-2--underwater-combat-demo?tag=updates%3Beditor%3Ball%3Btitle%3B3

IGN - Guild Wars 2: Changing the Game: http://pc.ign.com/articles/117/1179026p1.html

Here are some more links. June 26th,2011

Massive Online Gamer - Guild Wars 2 Media Day Wrap-Up, Part 1: http://www.massiveonlinegamer.com/previews/1263-guild-wars-2-media-day-wrap-up-part-1

Guild Wars 2 FanDay - Developer Interview Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Los-MliDhY&feature=youtu.be

GamePro - Nine things in Guild Wars 2 that you won't see in other MMOs: http://www.gamepro.com/article/previews/220745/nine-things-in-guild-wars-2-that-you-wont-see-in-other-mmos/

GameSpy - Guild Wars (and Guild Wars 2) and Me: http://uk.pc.gamespy.com/pc/guild-wars-2/1179074p1.html

MMORPG - Guild Wars 2: ArenaNet Studio Tour: http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/473/feature/5335

June 27th,2011

G4 - Dynamic Events, Underwater Combat, and Development Status Report: http://www.g4tv.com/games/pc/45299/guild-wars-2/articles/74861/guild-wars-2-hands-on-preview-dynamic-events-underwater-combat-and-development-status-report/

G4 - Crawling Through the Ascalonian Catacombs: http://www.g4tv.com/games/pc/45299/guild-wars-2/articles/74862/guild-wars-2-dungeon-preview-crawling-through-the-ascalonian-catacombs/

Massive Online Gamer - Guild Wars 2 Media Day Wrap-Up, Part 2 : http://www.massiveonlinegamer.com/previews/1266-guild-wars-2-media-day-wrap-up-part-2

Kill Ten Rats - GW2 Fanday – Guild Wars Winds of Change: http://www.killtenrats.com/2011/06/27/gw2fanday-guild-wars-winds-of-change/

June 28th,2011

Arenanet Blog - William Fairfield on Designing the Dungeons: http://www.arena.net/blog/william-fairfield-on-designing-the-dungeons

TalkTyria.Net - Welcome to the Dungeons – #GW2FanDay: http://www.talktyria.net/2011/06/28/welcome-to-the-dungeons-gw2fanday/

GuildCast - It’s good to be norn: Hoelbrak, Hunter’s Hearth, Stonewright’s Steading, and Kegball ( Lots of very nice screenshots ): http://guildcast.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/its-good-to-be-norn-hoelbrak-hunters-hearth-stonewrights-steading-and-kegball/

GameBreakerTV - This Week In MMO 52: Guild Wars 2 Hands On - Video: http://www.gamebreaker.tv/this-week-in-mmo-52-guild-wars-2-hands-on/

June 29th,2011

Meristation.com - Guild Wars 2 preview
Spanish: http://www.meristation.com/v3/des_avances.php?pic=PC&id=cw4e08e83a3c79d&idj=cw460a29429a57f&idp=&tipo=art&c=1&pos=0
English: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=es&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.meristation.com%2Fv3%2Fdes_avan ces.php%3Fpic%3DPC%26id%3Dcw4e08e83a3c79d%26idj%3D cw460a29429a57f%26idp%3D%26tipo%3Dart%26c%3D1%26po s%3D0

GuildMag - Watery Depths and Hints of Things to Come: http://www.guildmag.com/watery-depths-and-hints-of-things-to-come

Kill Ten Rats - #GW2Fanday – The Dungeon Gel: http://www.killtenrats.com/2011/06/29/gwfanday-the-dungeon-gel/

TalkTyria.net - Death Rising: The GW2 Necromancer & Underwater Combat: http://www.talktyria.net/2011/06/29/guild-wars2-necromancer-dungeon-underwater-comba/

G4TV - Feedback - Video - starts around the 27 minute mark: http://www.g4tv.com/videos/53940/feedback-supreme-court-video-game-ruling/?quality=hd

GuildCast - And all the rest …: http://guildcast.wordpress.com/2011/06/29/and-all-the-rest/

Guildwars2guru.com - A Day At ArenaNet: http://www.guildwars2guru.com/forum/day-arenanet-t18389.html

GW2Guru YouTube - Guild Wars 2 Demo - Comparing land and water combat - This short gameplay video is the best I have seen to date. See it on 1080p fullscreen. It's like you are actually playing the game: http://www.youtube.com/user/GW2Guru

June 30th,2011

GameReactor - The Catacombs of Ascalon: http://www.gamereactor.eu/articles/7930/The+Catacombs+of+Ascalon/

GuildMag - Pushing Boundaries: Exploration in Guild Wars 2: http://www.guildmag.com/pushing-boundaries-exploration-in-guild-wars-2

TalkTyria.net - “Our intention creates our reality.” The art of ArenaNet: http://www.talktyria.net/2011/06/30/guild-wars-2-art-concept/

GuildMag - Guild Wars, Winds of Change, and the Live Team: http://www.guildmag.com/guild-wars-winds-of-change-and-the-live-team

IncGamers - GW2 Fan Day – a Narrative: http://guildwars.incgamers.com/blog/comments/gw2-fan-day-a-narrative#more-1223

G4TV - The MMO Report: Guild Wars 2 Preview Special - Video: http://www.g4tv.com/videos/54023/the-mmo-report-guild-wars-2-preview-special/?quality=hd

July 1st,2011

Arenanet Blog - Video: The Ascalonian Catacombs Dungeon Cinematic: http://www.arena.net/blog/dungeon-cinematics#more-5380

IncGamers - ArenaNet’s “Dynamic” Studio: http://guildwars.incgamers.com/blog/comments/arenanets-dynamic-studio

OnRPG - YouTube - Guild Wars 2 Interview - PvP Balance, eSports and Underwater Combat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9mARxB2aLM&feature=player_embedded


German - Die Drachenmacher Reportage, Teil 1: In The Zone!: http://www.wartower.de/artikel/artikel.php?id=565
Translated to English - The kite maker reportage, part 1: In The Zone!: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=de&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wartower.de%2Fartikel%2Fartikel .php%3Fid%3D565

German - Die Drachenmacher Reportage, Teil 2: Das Kampfsystem im Gruppenspiel: http://www.wartower.de/artikel/artikel.php?id=566
Translated to English - The kite maker reportage, part 2: The combat system in the group game: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=de&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wartower.de%2Fartikel%2Fartikel .php%3Fid%3D566

German - Die Drachenmacher Reportage, Teil 3: Demo-Time!: http://www.wartower.de/artikel/artikel.php?id=567
Translated to English - The kite maker reportage, part 3: Demo Time!: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=de&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wartower.de%2Fartikel%2Fartikel .php%3Fid%3D567

July 6th,2011

IncGamers - Guild Wars 2 Hands-On: http://www.incgamers.com/Previews/308/guild-wars-2-hands-on

Kill Ten Rats - [GW2] Purview of the Engineer: http://www.killtenrats.com/2011/07/06/gw2-purview-of-the-engineer/

Rock,Paper,Shotgun - Hands On With Guild Wars 2: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/07/06/guild-wars-2-preview/

German - gamona.de - Des MMOs zweiter Frühling?: http://www.gamona.de/games/guild-wars-2,vorschau-pc:article,1953434.html
Translated to English - gamona.de - The second Spring MMOs?: http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=de&tl=en&twu=1&u=http://www.gamona.de/games/guild-wars-2,vorschau-pc:article,1953434.html&usg=ALkJrhj4J8J_EJLGpcRnHoyLRM8bokHk_A

German - gamona.de - „Alles, was der Spieler tut, hat einen Effekt“: http://www.gamona.de/games/guild-wars-2,interview-pc:article,1954983.html
Translated to English - gamona.de - "Everything the player does has an effect": http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=de&tl=en&twu=1&u=http://www.gamona.de/games/guild-wars-2,interview-pc:article,1954983.html&usg=ALkJrhjdsiN21Fl_G_ZeKV_NEXOHCmRepQ

French - Luna Atra - GW2 Fanday : une visite des locaux d'ArenaNet: http://gw2.luna-atra.fr/gw2fanday/
Translated to English - Luna Atra - GW2 Fanday: a tour of local ArenaNet: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=fr&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fgw2.luna-atra.fr%2Fgw2fanday%2F

Gilshalos Sedai
06-24-2011, 12:46 PM
I just want the damned game to come OUT already!

06-24-2011, 01:10 PM
I just want the damned game to come OUT already!


06-24-2011, 03:53 PM
thirdededed...but I'd settle for news on the Mesmer.

I'm liking the look of the underwater combat. That's different.

06-26-2011, 04:04 PM
Additional links added to OP.

06-26-2011, 04:59 PM
The group was also unable to get any information on the elusive eighth profession, though it wasn’t for lack of trying. Any mention of the mesmer was likewise met with an unbreakable poker face until the subject was changed, so unfortunately, I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of mesmers.


06-27-2011, 03:21 PM
I have a feeling that the next profession will be revealed at Gamescom August 17-21. Devs already stated in one of the interviews that we will see some surprises at Gamescom, but not much info until then.

06-27-2011, 03:59 PM
I also heard that this weekend thing also gave some news about Winds of Change. I'm hoping that they're going to make the Paper Fan an item that can be crafted at it's end stage.

06-28-2011, 08:56 PM
More links added to the OP.

06-30-2011, 12:21 AM
More links added to the OP.

I have noticed that as time goes by more and more articles from online mags are showing up. Quite a few I have never heard of before. So far they have been mostly positive about what they are seeing and playing.

07-03-2011, 02:20 AM
I also heard that this weekend thing also gave some news about Winds of Change. I'm hoping that they're going to make the Paper Fan an item that can be crafted at it's end stage.

The latest news about WoC is that the lead Dev on the Live Team said that it should be ready to go live once he goes on vacation for his honeymoon. And its the 9th when he gets married.

Soo Winds of Change is gonna be soon. Comes in 3 parts with the first part involving 42 quests and some new order called Ministry of Purity. And this new chapter in Guild Wars Beyond will set the stage for why Cantha eventually cut all ties to Tyria in GW2.

07-06-2011, 07:33 AM
Additional links added to the OP....again.

07-20-2011, 03:54 PM
Hopefully this is the last one for the Open House.

Tanetris/GW2Fanday: http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/User:Tanetris/GW2Fanday