Date: Apr 2, 2012  |  Written by Drew R  |  Posted Under: GW2, News  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

I’m surprised the non-disclosure agreement was still in effect for this last weekend event. Let alone the threats of possible repercussions to anyone breaking NDA. A large portion of the game is on youtube already. Although I’d expect that future beta events will be more specific focus testing. Opposed to what seemed to be open game play with few restrictions in the media events. Now that we will not rely on the media sites for content release, expect big things to come from us here at GW2Junkies!

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Date: Mar 30, 2012  |  Written by Jason Dodge  |  Posted Under: GW2, News  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

More videos today, and this one is from Mundo vs. Mundo. You can watch some WvW action with offensive and defensive play of an Elementlist.

Date: Mar 29, 2012  |  Written by Jason Dodge  |  Posted Under: GW2, News  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

The Yogcast team brings a really awesome video that gives us all what we want to see: Keep Defense! Point of view is from a Necromancer.

Date: Mar 29, 2012  |  Written by Jason Dodge  |  Posted Under: GW2, News  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

From the guys at GamebreakerTV, we get a virtual tour of the Eternal Battlegrounds.

Date: Mar 28, 2012  |  Written by Jason Dodge  |  Posted Under: GW2, News  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

Guildwars2 Hub from Ten Ton Hammer brings us a fantastic preview of their experience from the recent beta weekend. Check out their article as they go over weapon skills, skill points and everything else with the basics of Guild Wars 2. It’s a great read for those just learning about the game.

A huge plus to the skill system in my book is that players have a certain amount of direct control over how quickly they earn skill points. You naturally gain one per level, but given that some skills might cost seven points (or even 25 for some elites) you’ll want to open your map in each new area you explore and find where the skill challenges are located. The map legend will tell you how many are in a given area, and how many you’ve already completed.

Beta Impressions – Your First Steps in Tyria

Date: Mar 28, 2012  |  Written by Jason Dodge  |  Posted Under: GW2, News  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

Today, TenTon Hammer released their latest beta article, and this time they are talking about Dynamic Events.

Most of the times I entered the swamp the on-screen status for the area stated, “The swamp lies dormant.” When you see that kind of thing you’ll know that a much larger event is likely to happen in the area, so it’s a good idea to start poking around and completing any smaller nearby events.

For Godslost swamp, the meta event is called Secrets in the Swamp. In the image to the right you can see how the area status changed to indicate that a major event was about to occur, followed by another status change once the massive Shadow Behemoth erupted out of the swamp.

You should really follow up with the article and discover the author’s first hand account of the epic adventure to be found in the Godslost Swamp.

Dynamic Events and the Shadow Behemoth

Date: Mar 28, 2012  |  Written by Jason Dodge  |  Posted Under: GW2, News  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

GamebreakerTV gives us their own weekend impression of Guild Wars 2 going over a bit of everything. Check out the video as Scott tells us if GW2 will live up to the hype.

My name is Scott, and I’m a tradeskill nerd.

It’s an admission that puts me in a very peculiar subset of crazy people; those who have risked carpal tunnel for the sake of making gear that is obsolete within an hour. From what I experienced this weekend, ArenaNet have struck a very clever balance between ease of access and complexity.

I focused on Armorsmithing and Weaponsmithing — I like to see people walking around in what I make — and found the basic premises of MMO tradeskills to be evident. You have your work stations to do your tradeskills, you have recipes that you need to farm for.

It is in the nuances that GW2 gets things right.

Hands On: Six Reasons Why Guild Wars 2 Will Live Up To The Hype

Date: Mar 27, 2012  |  Written by Jason Dodge  |  Posted Under: GW2, News  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

PlayerAttack.com gives us a great preview of their weekend of beta fun going over their favorite topic: PVP.

Much of the gameplay revolves around capturing and defending the various Supply Camps, Towers and Keeps spread across the map, with players battling to advance towards the Cradle of Power for the opposing Worlds. Each Cradle of Power holds an Orb of Power at the start of each two-week long bout. Capturing the Orb and successfully bringing it back to one of the Keeps controlled by your World grants bonuses to everyone on your side of the conflict. Having your own Orb spirited away naturally makes it that much harder to fight back against the side who took it from you.

PREVIEW: Guild Wars 2 – World vs World [PC]

Date: Mar 27, 2012  |  Written by Jason Dodge  |  Posted Under: GW2, News  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

Totalbiscuit is back again and this time he’s showing us Thief gameplay with a focus on the world’s dynamic events.

Date: Mar 27, 2012  |  Written by Jason Dodge  |  Posted Under: GW2, News  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

More beta videos from the internets, and this time GohaMedia brings us some beta action inside the world vs. world with castle sieges. Catch some of the intense action as the player brings his Charr Mesmer into battle. If you haven’t seen what GW2′s castle fights look like, this is a great video to watch. Also, check out their preview of the character builder and dye system.

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