This week in Guild Wars 2

This week’s community round-up is a day early, because let’s be honest: who’d be still around to read it if it came out just moments before the Guild Wars 2 servers go live for the headstart? I’ll continue updating the column over Friday, but I know it’s just something to keep you occupied until you can log in for real.

ArenaNet implemented the various racial dances in time for Tuesday’s stress test: lots and lots of folks were inspired to to music videos. I stopped adding them, because there were just too many of ’em. On the other hand, we have an absolute plethora of fan fiction pieces this week…

Update: I’ve started adding links to material that has been posted since yesterday afternoon. You can find them easily as they’ll have a tag like this: Added.

Official Guild Wars 2 news

  • — gamescom 2012 charrrity challenge. “With NCsoft and ArenaNet currently looking after the hordes of faithful fans and visitors at gamescom, there is no better place to start a big human challenge. Therefore we are proud to present you a charity initiative sponsored by NCsoft and ArenaNet that will take place while you’ll be all enjoying gamescom’s madness. At the centre of our efforts is GamesAid, a UK video games industry based charity that supports multiple youth based charities that are nominated and selected for funding by members of the games industry.”
  • GW2 Guru — Interview with Martin Kerstein at gamescom 18th August. “A guildie of mine has just come back from gamescom where she had a long conversation with Martin Kerstein, who very kindly agreed to answer some of my questions for us. These are her notes from the interview.”
  • GuildWars2.comGuild Wars 2 “Fear Not This Night