|Content Designer Matthew Medina Discusses the Alphabets of Guild Wars|
By Matthew Medina June 21st, 2010
First, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Matthew Medina, and I’m one of the content designers at ArenaNet - which is just a fancy way of saying that I’m one of the people that create “cool stuff for players to do.” I’d like to take this opportunity to let players in on one of the things that I, and a number of our other team members, have been working on in order to give players the aforementioned cool stuff.
“You may even be the first to discover an ancient language that until now had been lost to history - will you be the one to translate it?”Hopefully by now everyone has noticed that ArenaNet has been very, very busy crafting an incredible game in Guild Wars 2, and hopefully everyone has also noticed the more recent trend of team members communicating directly with our fans about the game’s development right here on this very blog. As a part of our ongoing effort to lift the veil on some of the aspects of the development of Guild Wars 2, I wanted to give everyone some details on one of the ways that we’ll be injecting a subtle, but hopefully rewarding element of lore into the game. Specifically, I wanted to talk more about the written languages of Tyria and how they will be used in Guild Wars 2.
Posted on 21 Jun 2010
|Link Roundup: Personal Storylines and More!|
By David Campbell May 28th, 2010
This week Lore and Continuity Designer Ree Soesbee explained the Guild Wars 2 personal storyline system in detail, and even threw in some juicy lore details! Let’s take a quick tour around the Internet and see what everybody had to say about the customizable personal storyline, the War in Kryta, combat mechanics, and much more!
And that’s a wrap. We’re going to enjoy the long Memorial Day holiday, so we’ll see you on Tuesday! Have a great weekend, everyone.
Posted on 28 May 2010
|Design Director James Phinney on the Recent Account Bans|
By James Phinney May 26th, 2010
This is an important day for Guild Wars.
Today we terminated more than 3,700 accounts for botting and match manipulation. In cases where guilds were found to be involved in these activities, the guilds were also disbanded. More than a dozen such guilds were disbanded and many others are under continued investigation. Today’s actions are significant not simply because of their immediate impact but also because they represent a new era in enforcement for us.
Posted on 26 May 2010
|Five Years in Tyria|
By James Phinney April 28th, 2010
The last day dawns on the Kingdom of Ascalon. Five years ago, with those words, the world of Tyria came alive. For many of us, that was the beginning of an epic journey that included warring kingdoms, an unexpected change in scenery, a mysterious doppelganger, a crystal dragon, and a treacherous lich.
Posted on 28 Apr 2010