The Lost Shores aka The Lag Shores Review

Hiya Players! With Guild Wars 2’s The Lost Shores coming to a close, now is the perfect time to evaluate the effectiveness of the weekend as a whole. This was a big weekend for Arenanet, coming out of the highly successful Halloween event last month, so lets see how well they did in this weekend event without a holiday to fall back on.

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Let’s start with the phase breakdown. Similar to the Halloween events, Arenanet broke down the entire event into separate parts to bring players back into the game on different days and play out the events. I think this was a great idea, but I don’t like the way they did it. The Halloween events told us a time and a place for each phase, but no idea what was going to happen until the day-of. I think this was really well done, since it gave the player more incentive to see what the surprise was going to be. With The Lost Shores, we were told everything that was going to happen which left little to the imagination. I do think they did wise by making the first two events last a few times during the day, and the final event only happening once; But telling us before hand what each of those events were going to have us do was a mistake. Read more about The Lost Shores aka The Lag Shores Review

Guild Wars 2’s The Lost Shores Content Revealed

Hiya Players! Today we got more information about the upcoming content release The Lost Shores including a better breakdown of the timeline as well as more details on exactly what to expect as far as the content goes.

The Lost Shore Karka BossFirstly, the schedule:
November 16th @ 12:00PM PST (3PM EST) we’ll be defending Lion’s Arch from a new form of enemy, the Karka. This is expected to be more research than defense.

November 17th @ 12:00PM PST (3PM EST) we’re tasked with trying to take Lion’s Arch back (guess we lost on the 16th), as well as take the war to the Karka by attacking their home island.

November 18th @ 12:00PM PST (3PM EST) will be the big coup de grĂ¢ce as we fight with the big boss of the Karka. This is expected to by a ginormous one-time world-event – So make sure to be there. Read more about Guild Wars 2’s The Lost Shores Content Revealed

The Lost Shores Schedule Revealed, Plan Accordingly

Hiya Players! With the coming of the ‘next big thing’ in Guild Wars 2 being The Lost Shores, we were given a little more information this week on when it’s going to start and what to expect. The event will start on November 16th at 3:00 PM EST in Lion’s Arch and run through to the 18th. On the 17th at 3:00 PM EST, the second phase will start – Even if you miss these kick-off times you can still do the events.

The Lost ShoreThe grand finale of The Lost Shores event will be on Nov 18th at 3:00 PM and will start the One Time Only world event. You’ll need to be online in order to do this. The lasting results of the weekend will remain in-game permanently. Read more about The Lost Shores Schedule Revealed, Plan Accordingly

GW2 gets PtPVP – sPVP October Updates

Hiya Players! On Tuesday Arenanet went ahead and announced some new changes to sPVP UI and inclusion of PtPVP for all the world to enjoy. There isn’t a lot of changes being made to the playstyle itself, but more just the options PVPers have.

TPVP Tournament Browser - GW2 sPVPThe first thing that was announced is that Paid tournaments (PtPVP) are now live. These are similar to regular free tPVP, but have a few more requirements. In order to compete in a PtPVP, you must have tickets (obtained through free tPVP or purchased from the Black Lion Marketplace) as well as have a full 5-man team – No more pugging! Because the requirements are higher though, they prizes are better as well.

With the introduction of PtPVP we are also introduced to QP, or Qualifying Points. You’re able to get these by winning matches, though we’re not sure if it’s 1 point per match won or per tournament won. QP will be used as a ranking system for a leader board, so you can brag about your ‘mad skillz’. These points will also double as requirements for entrance in future PtPVP. Read more about GW2 gets PtPVP – sPVP October Updates

PVS GW2: Player VS Player (PVP)

Battle of the FoeFireGood Morning Players. Today we’re going to take a look at player vs player (PVP) in Guild Wars 2. Arenanet did an extremely good job with PVE, but was smart enough to do even better for their player killing friends as well. GW2 has two primary types of PVP: World VS World (WvW) and Structured PVP (sPVP). Both prove to have their own challenges and play styles to appeal to most people. Let’s drill into the details for a rundown.
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