Community Roundup

What a week! Over the last few days we’ve experienced the full force of what was the PAX East colossus, with huge amounts of gameplay footage, podcasts and general discussion galore! Want the best bits? Then stay awhile and listen…

Official Releases

[BLOG] Pax East Week Begins!
[BLOG] PAX East Preview: Izzy on Attributes and Iteration
Andrew McLeod Talks Crafting in GW2
PAX East Countdown: A Glimpse of the Thief
Catch the Thief!
It’s ON! PAX East has begun

Fansites, Forums and Blogs

Kill Ten Rats

[GW2] Front Loaded
Not quite caught up on the latest thief news? This post by Ravious from Kill Ten Rats sums up the thief and some of its mechanics in a great way for all – wheter you know everything or nothing about the eponymous profession.

Back from PAX East
Didn’t get a chance to go to PAX East this time? Have no fear mere mortal, for the eternal generosity of Kill Ten Rats is here to save the day! In this blog post, Ravious reports on what it was like this year at one of the most anticipated Guild Wars 2 demos yet. I won’t go into detail here, but it’s well worth checking out to see exactly what you missed!

Hunter’s Insight

Thief Skill Video Breakdown
Craving something to whet your visual appetite? Look no further! In typical Hunter’s Insight style, this blog post takes a look at all the latest videos on the thief and provides some quick facts and key ideas about what each shows.

Casual Is As Casual Does

Fly-by lessons of the Guild Wars 2 PAX East footage
Yet more video information for you to digest, this brief-ish post from Casual Is… gives a few notes on what Randomessa has managed to extract from the various PAX East videos that are currently out there. A great little read if you’re looking for some extra little tidbits of information!



Episode 39
Another great episode from GuildCast! This time, Shawn and Rubi take a look at all the latest Guild Wars 2 and Guild Wars happenings: the thief profession, Shawn’s first attempt at the demo during GDC, the Embark Beach update and lots more! As always, this is a great podcast to listen to if you’ve got some free time. And if not? Make some time!

Relics of Orr:

Episode 34
Rubi from GuildCast went walkabouts last week, ending up over on the Relics podcast too! Tasha hosts this episode, discussing the thief, crafting mechanics, localisation and even a lil’ bit o’ pie! Another awesome podcast from the Relics krewe, this one isn’t to be missed!

Creative Works

Dynamic Events Comic:

Yet another installment of the fantastic comic is here! Click the image below to view it.

Having problems resizing the image? Click here to view the comic on the Guild Wars 2 Guru forum (scroll to the bottom of the second post).

Upcoming and Past Events

Guild Wars Guru GvG Championship Series:

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Guild Wars Guru is holding a GvG (guild versus guild) tournament, with registration beginning on 19th March until 4th April. The tournament is open to players of all GvG abilities/experience, and on top of this they’ll be running workshops to help those who are new to this aspect of Guild Wars. There are some cool prizes up for grabs and all the information you need can be found using the above two links. Good luck to all those who take part!

Masquerade Madness:

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“Mask the identity. Reveal the hidden personality.”

The Myth and Legends Alliance [Myth], along with Sweet Misty Fire [SWT], present Masquerade Madness: a night of mystery and imagination! Don your best mask and costume, bring a date and head down to Ascalon City International District 1 on 26th March from 6-9pm EST (11pm-2am GMT). There’s a HUGE amount of stuff going on – too much to list here – so be sure to click one of the links above or view the advert in our latest GuildMag issue. Some notable activities include:

  • Best King and Queen Masquerade Couple
  • “Mythic Relay Race” – This is a race with 5 outposts. You will receive clues as to where the next person will be. All important information is given before the race begins. You must register by private messaging I black spike I here or here, up until 1 day before the event starts. Make sure to give your ingame name in the pm too. Prizes for this event include a whopping 25 ectos for the first place winner.
  • Tonnes of minigames including hangman, ‘tag you’re it’, trivia questions and the usual free drinks.

This event is going to be big! You’ll be sure to see myself there for one, and most likely many other GuildMag team members too! If you have the chance, I urge you to check it out.


Guild Wars 2 Live On Demand:

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Still hungry for more PAX East videos? There’s a tonne of them over on the Guild Wars 2 Live On Demand video library, as well as an array of various other videos from across the Guild Wars universe.

The Last Words

At the risk of information overload, that’s it for another Community Roundup. Remember we’re still looking for Community Researchers to become part of the GuildMag team – more information can be found here.

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