First up is an excellent article from my good friend Ravious over at Kill Ten Rats. Discussing some of the lesser talked about elements of Guild Wars 2, he sheds light on the Bank and Trading Post and examples some success in playing the 'auction house' game. Remember; buy low, sell high!
Next up is a preview of Guild Wars 2 from The Escapist, a website I hold dear. While there isn't anything tantalizingly new for many who already know the fundamental workings of Guild Wars 2, it's good to see as wide an audience as possible providing cover of the beta weekend event.
I still can't get used to Forbes providing game news, but based on the video game industry generating income into the billions of dollars, I suppose it isn't at all surprising that they're providing coverage. Written by someone who doesn't play MMOG's (by their own admission) the article is surprisingly good and it's always nice to hear that someone who traditionally dislikes the genre, has really enjoyed playing Guild Wars 2.
Massively have a very quirky article covering the graveyard outside of Divinity's Reach, with plenty of humor to be had from the headstones (don't worry, it isn't as morbid as it sounds!) the article really highlights some of the finer details that have gone into the world of Guild Wars 2 and the fun that ArenaNet have had throughout development.
Luna Atra, the people behind one of Guild Wars 2's most famous skill tools have just released a brand new Craft Tool. As lovingly presented and designed as their others, the Craft Tool details all the disciplines available, providing plenty of recipes to get you started. Definitely one to bookmark.
Guild Wars 2 Guru have also been busy over recent weeks. With a successful redesign, they've also just launched their new Guild Wars 2 Database created to "cater to all your item/recipe/achievement/trait look-up needs”. If you also see yourself as wanting a more prominent role within the Guild Wars 2 community, Guru are advertising for a News Correspondant and Forum Moderator so why not try your luck?
Bio Break have listed 30 things about the Guild Wars 2 Beta that is well worth a read. My particular favorite is "3. They don't put boobs on the female Charr." I can't possibly think where he is drawing his comparisons...
Lastly is a really excellent post from ArenaNet's Bobby Stein that tackles some of the criticisms aimed at Guild Wars 2's writing, voice acting and personal story. I've interviewed Bobby Stein several times and he's not only an incredibly passionate person, but is absolutely determined to ensure that Guild Wars 2 offers some of the best story driven content that the genre has to offer. Check it out.
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