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Guild Wars 2 to Launch First Raid, Spirit Vale, Next Week

ArenaNet and NCsoft have announced they are releasing the first ever raid for “Guild Wars 2” by next week titled “Spirit Vale.”

Popular fantasy MMORPG “Guild Wars 2” will finally be receiving its very first raid mission after Washington-based developer ArenaNet and its South Korean games publisher NCsoft have decided to put players up to the challenge of teaming up in larger adventure groups to go on puzzle-solving forays to overcome enemy mobs and defeat powerful boss monsters.

The raid, dubbed “Spirit Vale,” is described as the first raid’s initial wing and is geared at offering a host of difficult tasks to large groups of players, testing skills and allowing teamwork gameplay to overcome some of the raid’s greatest challenges.

Scheduled for launch on Tuesday next week, “Spirit Vale” will be made available to “Guild Wars 2” gamers who already have “Heart of Thorns” content, the game’s first expansion DLC.

“Spirit Vale” will allow up to 10 players to utilize “Guild Wars 2’s” action combat system to defeat huge monster opponents, with each team tasked to hunt for a missing Pact squad that has disappeared in the northern reaches of Maguuma.

To find the squad, players will embark into a journey deep into a strange and dangerous forest steeped in dark magic and crawling with deadly enemies.

An enhanced UI will be added to “Spirit Vale” to allow players in each team to communicate and rendezvous with one another, particularly as the raid missions will require close coordination and cooperation among team players to succeed.

Teams who take part in the “Spirit Vale” raid will also be receiving loot for accomplishing various tasks in the mission, including new weapons skins, helpful gear, miniatures, and components to build new legendary armor that won’t be available anywhere else in the game.

Guild Wars 2 Releases Latest Heart of Thorns Expansion

AreaNet proudly announced the release of the upcoming expansion for Guild Wars 2 as number of users hit the 7 million mark. The games first expansion, known as Heart of Thorns, shall be featuring improvements and a lot of new additions.

Guild Wars 2 made a milestone as it gained another 2 million users since August, totaling to a number of 7 million from the time it was released, Game Spresso reported. AreaNet also reports that users have all been spending a grand total 1.4 billion hours playing the game, which was said to be nearly as long as modern humans have been walking on Earth. AreaNet President and Co-founder Mike O’ Brien said in a statement: “We’re eager to see how our fast growing community continues to flourish, and we hope they’re eager to embrace where their Guild wars 2 journey takes them next in Heart of Thorns.”

The good news is, as Uber Gizmo reported, that those who still actively plays the game or those who consider returning might be pleased that the expansion was released. The expansion includes a new zone such as the Mguuma Jungle which offers a new storyline and new events. There are also new Guild Halls where guild members congregate and meet up, new profession in the form of Revenant, new PvP Battlegrounds in the form of Stronghold, and new raids and dungeons to be explored. There are also World vs World events. Another main addition is the Mastery System upon which starters are assisted to progress the game in new ways.

According to Game Director for Heart of Thorns expansion, Colin Johanson, there have been improvements to the game which are mostly based on fan feedbacks. For instance, the main villain Zhaitan did not feel like a villain at all for he was not encountered until the end of the game, according to fans. For which they personified Mordremoth a lot more to end up as someone a player would desire to kill. According to Attack of the Fanboy, inconsistencies in the average players’ playtime were addressed by Steve Fowler, AreaNet’s Global Marketing Head.

All these features and improvements are jam-packed in Guild Wars 2 expansion, Heart of Thorns. The base game is now entirely free, and all bonuses shall come without subscription fee. The expansions are available for 50 USD for Standard, 75 USD for Deluxe, and 100 for the Ultimate pack.


Guild Wars 2 Weekend Beta Event Successful

Buy cheap GW2 Gold   ArenaNet’s Guild Wars 2 has recently been confirmed to have its first and newest expansion, Heart of Thorns Raids. With it, a recently held beta event was deemed successful, weeks before the beta’s launch is to take place.

According to Develop-Online, TwitchCon recently concluded it convention last October 4th, Sunday, after showcasing some of the features for Guild Wars 2’s latest expansion update, the Heart of Thorns Raids. Also, ArenaNet initiated on launching an official trailer that presents the expansion’s composition.

MPOGD delivered that the event started last Friday, October 2nd at 12PM PST or 3PM EST, and ran until Sunday, October 4th at about 11:59PM PST. In comparison to the previous beta events, players will be given the privilege to fabricate new level 80 characters that will give them access to all the game’s character professions. This will also include the new Revenant profession from the expansion.

The gamers can trek through the expansion and its new outdoor zone, namely the Heart of Maguuma, as well as trying out the new character’s improvements such as the Mastery system. Other feats include the Druid specialization for the Ranger, and for the first time, players can sample the first of a planned sum of four areas in first Raid, namely the Spirit Vale.

As reported by Design and Trend, ArenaNet has recently launched the trailer of Guild Wars 2’s Heart of Thorns, exhibiting just how impressive the graphics are for one thing. The trailer also shows the classic Guild Wars 2 NPC hero, Rytlock Brimstone, taking on the antagonism under the sinister jungle dragon Mordremoth.

After the utter success of the weekend beta even, Guild Wars 2 fans are now cordially awaiting the launch of The Heart of Thorns expansion which is slated to hit the shelves on October 23rd. Stay tuned for further details and updates on the said expansion by ArenaNet.