Guild Wars 2 Hype Machine Rumbles To Life

Amidst all of the sound and fury surround the impending release of Aion, NCsoft has been quietly gearing up for a big reveal of Guild Wars 2.

The teasing has begun, the website is stirring, and the official Guild Wars 2 Twitter is now active, pointing the said web page, where the above image hovers, awaiting a day this week when it shall give way to something that should hopefully please patient fans immensely.

ArenaNet head Mike O'Brien has been teasing up a storm at the Guild Wars wiki, hinting at a big reveal to take place this week.

I want to thank all our fans for their patience as we developed the game to the point where we can start talking about it publically. I know you've all been anxiously awaiting this moment. You'll soon understand how ambitious we've been and what we've accomplished during these past two years of development. We still have a lot of work ahead of us, but from here on out we'll be able to provide you with more regular updates.

Guild Wars 2 is going to be a huge leap beyond the original. We have the best team in the industry executing at the top of their game, and I'm very proud of what our team has accomplished so far. As I said last week, I'm confident that when you get your first look at what we've been working on, you're going to love what you see. Stay tuned for an exciting week ahead.

Excited yet? Not only is O'Brien teasing, but during communications regarding press appointments at Gamescom, NCsoft said that had a big announcement coming, along with the reveal of Aion 1.5. Certainly looks like this is shaping up to be a big week for fans of guilds and the wars they have.

Thanks to Morgan for pointing us to all of these helpful Guild Wars 2 places!


Comments

    I loved and still love Guild Wars. Each expansion made the original even better with awesome new mechanics, classes and locales. The only drawbacks Guild Wars had (to me) were the lack of official forums combined with instanced PvE areas AND towns. It meant the community was always fragmented in and out of the game. With an MMO you WANT to foster community growth not the other way around.

    As for the gameplay itself, I loved it to bits. My friends hated the no jumping (cause they were heavy into WoW) but I didn't care. Teh gameplay was perfect... sadly, from the discussions they've had of GW2, a lot of what I love will be changed to make it a more mainstread MMO. The strategy and difficulty will be replaced by more mainstread grind if I interpretted the interviews right. I hope I'm wrong but I don't believe I am.

    I'll be waiting for this weeks reveal with very mixed feelings :(

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