If you haven't already heard, ArenaNet this week announced the release date for Guild Wars 2. Less than two months away, the 28th August 2012 can't come quick enough for those of us who have waited almost five years for the game to launch. Having already used the remainder of my annual leave for a full week off work (though I'll still be providing coverage here at GW2Hub) all I keep thinking is; my body is ready.
With a Beta weekend event confirmed by Mike O'Brian for July 20-22 I'm hoping for a character reset and the chance to play through the Sylvari and Asura starting zones. What better way to finish?
Next on the list is the fact that I've heard back from ArenaNet this week and can finally go ahead and publish a set of interviews I've been working on for many months. The two interviews are with Colin Johanson and Jon Peters and cover a huge array of topics specific to their expertise. We're going to be publishing those early next week so make sure you drop by; you won't want to miss them.
Over at GuildMag their third episode of Dynamically Spoken has gone live with the discussion all about how ArenaNet are making Guild Wars 2 the herald of next generation MMOG's.
Greibach has a post full of nostalgia that demonstrates how far Guild Wars has come. Demonstrating the original art right up to the launch confirmation trailer, its really quite something to see it all in one place.
I've not covered any content from Divinity's Reach for a while, but there's an interesting post from Entombed discussing niche traits. I expect many professions to undergo a 'trait-pass' from Jon Peters as he regularly admits that some are still placeholder.
GW2WvW have announced the winner of their PvP video content winner. Well done The Sparrows Journey!
Lastly, there's some excellent fan fiction from Kaysee over at Chronicles of Tyria that follows the adventures of Azalea the Sylvari.