Category Archives: NCSoft
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 | 14:48 GMT
ArenaNet and the folks over at Guild Wars 2 Guru have collaborated on a video in which development team members Tyler Bearce, Karl McClain and Johnathan Sharp discuss the “state-of-the-game”. According to Massively, the topics covered span balancing, matchmaking, Spirit Watch and future plans. The video is a bit long, so grab some refreshment before you start.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 | 22:38 GMT
ArenaNet added a whole bunch of new systems to Guild Wars 2 post-launch to stop players running out of content too quickly, but is approaching the limits of how complicated it can make the game.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 | 22:27 GMT
This week’s Wildstar update introduces the Deradune region. The Dominion-claimed landscape boasts savannahs, mountains and floating trees, and is home to the Bloodfire Clan Draken, vicious monsters, hostile natives, an ancient Eldan exo-lab, and some sort of necromantic mystery. It’s also home to allies Clanlord Makaza, Huntress Kezziaa and Agent Lex, and enemies the Falkrin, Moodies and the Metal Maw. Screens through the break.
Tue, Mar 05, 2013 | 22:30 GMT
Guild Wars 2 may one day produce expansions like its popular precursor, but ArenaNet has no concrete plans right now.
Fri, Mar 01, 2013 | 02:42 GMT
ArenaNet has dropped a pile of new informaiton on upcoming changes to Guild Wars 2. In an interview with MMORPG.com, principle programmer Habib Loew discuses how the world versus world system will be overhauled to make it more rewarding. Meanwhile, in a blog post on ArenaNet’s site, Living Story lead Angel McCoy shares details of how this new kind of of narrative will evolve, and promises to ramp up content at the end of March.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 | 22:41 GMT
Guild Wars 2 is throwing connectivity errors. A post on the MMORPG’s forums asks for patience, and puts the blame on “everybody” downloading a 500MB patch “at the same time”.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 | 22:07 GMT
ArenNet has released a new trailer showing some of the new guild missions coming to the MMO with the update on February 26. The developer has also updated its blog with some pertinent information on the matter. On top of all this, the game is on sale until February 25. So if you have been in the market for it, you can grab the Digital Edition and Digital Deluxe editions for 30% off. Hit up the links to find out more. The latest video is below.
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 | 02:56 GMT
MMO players are always complaining that they don’t get enough decent loot drops, but it looks like Guild Wars 2 fans were correct. In a forum post, ArenaNet said it had investigated complaints and believes its found the cause of the issue, and will correct it in the game’s next major patch, due later this month. You’ll still receive fewer drops than in gear-focused MMOs, but ArenaNet is also making certain areas of the game more rewarding, equipment-wise.
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 | 21:59 GMT
ArenaNet has put together a new PvP map to Guild Wars 2. Called Spirit Watch, the map releases in a free content update on February 26, and supports a hybrid of conquest and capture-the-flag style, with players vying to win the Orb of Ascension. Trailer through the break.
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 | 16:31 GMT
Epic Games has entered into a long-term deal with NCSoft, which grants the later a license to use Unreal Engine 4 for its upcoming projects. It is the the first Korean studio to license the engine. NCSoft has licensed previous version of the engine in the past: Lineage II used Unreal Engine 2 and Blade & Soul was developed with Unreal Engine 3. Additional details around regarding NCSoft’s use of Unreal Engine 4 in its projects are to be announced at a later date.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 | 15:23 GMT
WildStar has a new video available which introduces the Dominion. You can also check out some information on the Stalker class through the game’s blog and a video of it below, as well. We also have some screenshots of the Draken, Mechari and Stalker below. The Carbine Studios developed sci-fi MMO will be published by NCSoft and will be released sometime this year.
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 | 23:08 GMT
Guild Wars 2 will udnergo scheduled server maintenance later today. The downtime kicks off at midnight PST and runs through 4:00AM PST, which is prime gaming time in Australia and New Zealand but not too bad elsewhere. You won’t be able to log into either North American or European servers, and the MMO’s forums, account registration, and online store will be inaccessible. The Black Lion Trading Company will also go down, and will not return for a further two hours past the maintenance end time.
Thu, Feb 07, 2013 | 01:45 GMT
ArenaNet has slapped a date down on the second instalment of Guld Wars 2′s very first Living Story arc, Flame and Frost. Although some aspects of the ongoing story arc are already available, the real meat will be available on February 26 when The Gathering Storm goes live with new PvP map Spirit Watch, new guild missions and additional merits. The Living Story arcs are designed to have lasting impact on the world of Guild Wars 2, but are time limited, so check out the details and make sure you see everything before the next phase begins later this month.
Wed, Feb 06, 2013 | 17:50 GMT
ArenaNet has delayed the Guild Wars 2 World vs World changes to next month, according to game director Colin Johanson. Originally planned for release this month, the changes will now be applied in March. Other updates planned for the MMO include “continual optimization of game models and data compression” to reduce performance issues, reports
Massivley. This will also allow more players to be included in the WvW feature. You can read the entire blog entry through the Guild Wars 2 website.
Wed, Feb 06, 2013 | 20:30 GMT
Carbine Studios has announced WildStar, its upcoming sci-fi MMO, is slated for release in 2013 and is to be published by NCSoft.
Tue, Feb 05, 2013 | 23:39 GMT
NCSoft posted record-breaking revenue and operating profit in the fourth quarter of its financial year, largely thanks to Guild Wars 2 and increasing revenue from the west.
Fri, Feb 01, 2013 | 04:49 GMT
Guild Wars 2 players who have not changed their passwords since September 2012 will be required to do so on February 7. In a blog post, ArenaNet explained that a system of blacklisting certain passwords used in past hacking attempts was introduced in September, and has been so successful that it wants everyone to benefit. If you’re using ageing login details, head over to the MMORPG’s account management site to change your password – or just wait for Thursday, when you will be prompted to switch things up or be barred from logging in.
Tue, Jan 22, 2013 | 15:07 GMT
Guild Wars 2′s promised January content is releasing next week with the arrival of Flame and Frost: Prelude.
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 | 21:21 GMT
ArenNet has announced that the Guesting feature for Guild Wars 2 will launch with the January update. The feature allows players to “visit” different worlds (servers) temporarily, so they can quest with friends and other members of the community. Think of it as visiting the house next door but not taking up permanent residence. There are a few restrictions, which you can find outlined in the post. Free server transfers will also go the way of the Dodo with the update, so if you want to change worlds without paying anything, you will need to do it before it goes live on January 28.
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 | 15:01 GMT
Guild Wars 2 has sold over3 million copies since its August, according to an update on the MMO’s website from director Colin Johanson, who also outlined the team’s 2013 plans for the title starting with expanding and leveraging the achievement system.