Demajen over at his blog has an interesting article discussing the "sense of hitting" and uses videos from The Secret World and Guild Wars 2 to demonstrate his point. I'm unsure from when in TSW's development cycle the videos are taken, but boy does it look rough compared to Guild Wars 2. I think the feeling of hitting an opponent in Guild Wars 2 is the best I've ever come across, especially now that critical hits have the blood splash.
Feral Engineer have two interesting articles this week from Feral and Yahikodrg, his new accomplice. Both raise points about the current state of the Engineer as well as discussing its turrets while suggesting several changes. I'm looking forward to the next beta weekend to see what has changed.
Trigger Sad has an excellent article at Talk Tyria titled: Dying From The Colours. The editorial explores the current dye system and makes some comparisons to Guild Wars 1. The only concern I have with the dye system at the moment is the fact I couldn't open those I found, to actually identify them, so one character in particular has dozens I simply cannot use. What are your thoughts on Guild Wars 2's dye system?
Still with Talk Tyria, there is also a brilliant piece from ValerieAnnC that explores New Krytan: The Language of Tyria. Definitely worth reading.
RPGamer have a brilliant interview with producer Chris Whiteside and Lead Game Designer Eric Flannum.
Kekai Kotaki this week announced his departure from ArenaNet. I've linked this article for nothing more than an excuse for you to all go and look at his amazing artwork. What I find most interesting is the fact his art style shares so many similarities with Daniel Dociu though that is something I'm not sure could ever be considered a negative. I really love Kekai's work simply because its always pure fantasy.
Over at Hunter's Insight, they have an article giving a very brief first impression of each Profession. Isn't it amazing how we all react differently to each one? His impressions of the Mesmer I found particularly amusing.
Distilled Will has published the second part of his Philosophy and Religion in the New Tyria.
Over on Reddit, they've published survey results put together by JimmyBisMe, from a sample size of around 3,700 people. The survey covered an array of topics, but it isn't surprising to see the Engineer was the least played profession. Make sure you hit the image link to see the graphs.
Lastly, Nerdy Bookahs have a huge screenshot gallery of Hoelbrak. I've barely visited the location as I intended to save most of it for launch. I'm praying that AreanNet make use of snow and weather effects in a future sPvP map. Snow makes everything look amazing.