Gaiscioch Social Gaming
   Login | UN: PW:    Lost Password?
 


Gaiscioch The Elder Scrolls Online Guild Wars 2 Gaiscioch Football
Search 38 Tuatha Guilds:
Search 6,612 Members:
Search 2,474 Characters:
Search 3,945 Items:

Gaiscioch Social Gaming Community News

Gaming News:

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Guild Wars 2 streamlines PvP queuing, adds map voting

    Filed under: Fantasy, PvP, Guild Wars 2, Dev Diaries, Buy-to-Play How can Guild Wars 2's PvP experience be improved? By streamlining the flow, baby! A new dev diary posted today talks about how ArenaNet is working to improve match flow, starting with the elimination of PvP rosters and simply allowing players to queue solo or with a party. Other significant changes include replacing AFK players before matches begin, group voting on favorite maps, and using the dishonor system to ding those who leave or go AFK during matches. To get into PvP matches, players will now be required to go to the Heart of the Mists, which is being outfitted with additional core services so that it can be a fun social hub between games.Guild Wars 2 streamlines PvP queuing, adds map voting originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
    Posted: Nov. 21 @ 01:00 PM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Go with the Flow

    Gameplay Programmer Evan Lesh explains the upcoming improvements to the PvP experience!Read More
    Posted: Nov. 20 @ 04:02 PM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Introducing the World Tournament Series finalists

    The top PvP teams in Guild Wars 2 will clash on December 5 in Beijing, China.Read More
    Posted: Nov. 20 @ 04:01 PM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    ESO Live’s Next Episode: 11/21

    Catch our next episode tomorrow on Twitch for news, interviews, and more.
    Posted: Nov. 20 @ 11:16 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Guild Wars 2's revamped sPvP rewards skillful play, not just wins

    Filed under: Fantasy, Game Mechanics, Patches, PvP, News Items, Guild Wars 2, Dev Diaries, Buy-to-Play ArenaNet's Justin O'Dell is on dev blog duty today for Guild Wars 2, and his post is all about planned updates to the game's sPvP matchmaking and ladder ranking systems. "We decided to move to a score-based search method that takes into consideration several metrics that we believe are important for a match to be fun," he explains. "We chose a score-based system over other methods because we found that it's a good compromise between the often competing goals of match quality and short queue times." The system will do its best to match players by skill level, rank, party size, and so forth. Points awarded through the ladder ranking system are determined by final score and odds of victory in an attempt to ensure that playing well in spite of a loss is encouraged and that luck isn't the driving force in ranking. "Imagine a world where everyone took the saying 'It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game' seriously," O'Dell says. "Wouldn't that be great?"Guild Wars 2's revamped sPvP rewards skillful play, not just wins originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
    Posted: Nov. 20 @ 10:30 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Finding the perfect match

    Server Programmer Justin O'Dell explains the upcoming improvements to matchmaking and the leaderboards!Read More
    Posted: Nov. 19 @ 04:03 PM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Points of Interest is live on Twitch this week

    Principal Game Designer Teddy Nguyen and Writer Peter Fries join Rubi on Points of Interest for Tangled Paths!Read More
    Posted: Nov. 19 @ 04:01 PM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Guild Wars 2 plans a big PvP patch for December 2nd

    Filed under: Fantasy, Game Mechanics, PvP, News Items, Guild Wars 2, Buy-to-Play On December 5th, the first World Tournament Series for Guild Wars 2 will conclude with a showdown between the four best teams across the United States, Europe, and China. Right before that, on December 2nd, the Guild Wars 2 team will be deploying several large-scale updates to the game's PvP. So if you've been watching the tournament with rapt interest, you'll have a number of shiny new systems to test out; if you haven't, you can still reap the benefits of an improved PvP system in the game. Matchmaking is one of the biggest game mechanics seeing alterations. Players will be sorted by Glicko2 ratings for matchmaking purposes and subjected to a dishonor system that punishes behavior like leaving mid-match. The net result is a full ladder system for the game that will serve as a foundation for large-scale league play, with a test season planned for mid-December to make sure all of the parts work properly. There are more adjustments to be revealed over the next two weeks, but for now, dedicated PvP fans can rest easy knowing that more boosts are coming. [Source: ArenaNet press release]Guild Wars 2 plans a big PvP patch for December 2nd originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
    Posted: Nov. 19 @ 06:00 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Announcing Improvements to PvP and the Ladder Test Season

    We're making some big changes to PvP on December 2. Learn about them here!Read More
    Posted: Nov. 18 @ 04:01 PM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    Elder Scrolls Online: How to Make the PTS More Enticing

    As much as this is an Elder Scrolls Online column, the topic I want to discuss branches itself across almost every MMO. It is something that no game has really figured out how to master. What I would like to discuss this week is Private Test Servers (PTS).
    Posted: Nov. 18 @ 03:41 PM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Update Notes for November 18th, Tangled Paths

    LIVING WORLD Tangled Paths The war against Mordremoth rages on in the Silverwastes as a new mystery arises. The Zephyrite Master of Peace has taken his precious cargo beyond the front lines. Where has he gone, and what answers will he give if he’s found? Achievements After completing “Tangled Paths,” showcase your tactical mastery as a hero of Tyria by completing challenging, episode-related achievements. RewardsWith the release of “Tangled Paths,” players can continue to build their Carapace and Luminescent armor sets by collecting the light, medium, and heavy gloves. Carapace gloves are obtained by completing the new Silverwastes reward track, completing the storyline, and exploring the Silverwastes.Players will once again have the chance to prove their mastery of the region by unlocking all three weight classes of Luminescent glove armor to complete the Luminescent Gloves collection.Explore the newly discovered labyrinth, and find nightmare pods full of rich rewards. Nightmare fragments can be found in small pods throughout the maze. Combine them with a bandit skeleton key to open the greater nightmare pod.The greater nightmare pod contains rare and masterwork gear, dragonite ore, and a chance to discover new recipes for Bountiful and Furious Maintenance Oils, Sharpening Stones, and Tuning Crystals. BALANCE, BUG-FIXING, POLISHFixed a bug that prevented players from assigning, removing, or reassigning healing, utility, or elite skills while in a cosmetic transformation (e.g., during the siege of Ascalon in the Urban Battlegrounds fractal). World PolishSilverwastes The cryptobotanist now correctly indicates the parts he is looking for. BLACK LION TRADING COMPANY GEM STORE New Items and PromotionsWorld Tournament finishers are available to support your favorite region in the World Tournament Finals. Players purchasing the winning region’s finisher before the finals will receive three Celebration Boosters after the event. Each region’s finisher is available in the Upgrades category of the Gem Store for 600 gems each.A new Pact weapon set is available at Black Lion Weapon Specialists for a limited-time price of one ticket per weapon. Tickets can be found inside Black Lion Chests.The Jungle Explorer outfit is now available in the Style category of the Gem Store for 700 gems. Source.
    Posted: Nov. 18 @ 10:49 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Game Update Notes - November 18, 2014

    Last Post: Nov 18, 2014 16:57 11/18/14 – November 18 Release NotesRelease Notes:LIVING WORLDTangled PathsThe war against Mordremoth rages on in the Silverwastes as a new mystery arises. The Zephyrite Master of Peace has taken his precious cargo beyond the front lines. Where has he gone, and what answers will he give if he's found?AchievementsAfter completing “Tangled Paths,” showcase your tactical mastery as a hero of Tyria by completing challenging, episode-related achievements.Rewards With the release of “Tangled Paths,” players can continue to build their Carapace and Luminescent armor sets by collecting the light, medium, and heavy gloves. Carapace gloves are obtained by completing the new Silverwastes reward track, completing the storyline, and exploring the Silverwastes. Players will once again have the chance to prove their mastery of the region by unlocking all three weight classes of Luminescent glove armor to complete the Luminescent Gloves collection. Explore the newly discovered labyrinth, and find nightmare pods full of rich rewards. Nightmare fragments can be found in small pods throughout the maze. Combine them with a bandit skeleton key to open the greater nightmare pod. The greater nightmare pod contains rare and masterwork gear, dragonite ore, and a chance to discover new recipes for Bountiful and Furious Maintenance Oils, Sharpening Stones, and Tuning Crystals. BALANCE, BUG-FIXING, POLISH Fixed a bug that prevented players from assigning, removing, or reassigning healing, utility, or elite skills while in a cosmetic transformation (e.g., during the siege of Ascalon in the Urban Battlegrounds fractal).World Polish Silverwastes The cryptobotanist now correctly indicates the parts he is looking for. BLACK LION TRADING COMPANY GEM STORENew Items and Promotions World Tournamen...
    Posted: Nov. 18 @ 08:57 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Guild Wars 2's Tangled Paths update goes live today

    Filed under: Fantasy, Galleries, Screenshots, Video, Events (In-Game), Game Mechanics, Launches, Patches, Previews, News Items, Guild Wars 2, Buy-to-Play Episode six of Guild Wars 2's second season of living world content, Tangled Paths, arrives on production servers today. The continuing storyline sends players on an epic dragon egg hunt through "newly discovered underground caverns" in the Silverwastes. Players who've been piecing together the carapace armor set this season can look forward to a pair of gloves this go-round. Massively's GW2 expert, Anatoli Ingram, has been chronicling the seasonal plotline in his Flameseeker Chronicles column. Enjoy the fresh screenshots and slightly less fresh episode six video below.Continue reading Guild Wars 2's Tangled Paths update goes live todayGuild Wars 2's Tangled Paths update goes live today originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
    Posted: Nov. 18 @ 06:00 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Jungle Explorer Outfit, Pact Fleet Weapons, and Regional Tournament Finishers in the Gem Store!

    Cut your own path with these unique Gem Store offerings!Read More
    Posted: Nov. 17 @ 04:02 PM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Release Notes for Tangled Paths

    Tangled Paths begins today! Read on for today's release notes.Read More
    Posted: Nov. 17 @ 04:01 PM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    TF Site Theme Updated

    Hey everyone, I wanted to post a quick note alerting you all in advance that Tamriel Foundry will be unavailable for several hours this weekend as I implement some exciting updates. This marks the culmination of a lengthy development project that I started in April to refine and redesign the Tamriel Foundry theme. I’m really […]
    Posted: Nov. 14 @ 02:12 PM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    TF Downtime This Weekend

    Hey everyone, I wanted to post a quick note alerting you all in advance that Tamriel Foundry will be unavailable for several hours this weekend as I implement some exciting updates. This marks the culmination of a lengthy development project that I started in April to refine and redesign the Tamriel Foundry theme. I’m really [...]
    Posted: Nov. 14 @ 02:12 PM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    The ESL Go4GuildWars2 Cups Are Heating Up

    Only two weekends down and the upsets are rampant! Join us this Sunday for the next chapter.Read More
    Posted: Nov. 13 @ 04:01 PM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    NCsoft's third quarter report is glowing; WildStar's revenues are not

    Filed under: Aion, Lineage, Lineage 2, Business Models, MMO Industry, News Items, Guild Wars 2, Blade & Soul, Miscellaneous, WildStar NCsoft's unaudited third quarter 2014 financial report is in. Do you want the good news first or the bad? Let's get the bad out of the way. WildStar's revenues plummeted between the second and third quarters, down 42.9% (the sales units in the table above, please note, are in millions of Korean Won). Variable expense, NCsoft wrote, also fell "largely due to decreased box sales of WildStar." Guild Wars 2's revenues also fell slightly over the quarter, down 8.5%. But the good news is that global sales and operating profit are very much up, up, up in total quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year, thanks primarily to the continuing popularity of Aion and classic Lineage.NCsoft's third quarter report is glowing; WildStar's revenues are not originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
    Posted: Nov. 13 @ 07:00 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Meet WTS Finalists “The Abjured” and “The Civilized Gentlemen” on this week’s Ready Up

    Viewer submitted questions? What could go wrong?Read More
    Posted: Nov. 12 @ 04:01 PM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    Guild Spotlight – Hired Blades

    Do you play a mercenary that’s seeking like-minded sellswords? Look no further!
    Posted: Nov. 12 @ 10:15 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Flameseeker Chronicles: Learning from Tyria's past in Guild Wars 2

    Filed under: Fantasy, Lore, Patches, Opinion, Guild Wars 2, Flameseeker Chronicles, Buy-to-Play The latest Guild Wars 2 living world release, Echoes of the Past, seems to be a big hit. It's nice to see fans so unreservedly happy with an update since the past few months have been a little rocky for GW2, but ArenaNet has hit it out of the park this time. If you haven't gotten a chance to play it yet, I strongly recommend checking it out before reading further, if possible. There are spoilers below the cut, and hardly anybody likes spoilers. Except me: the guy who flips to the end of the book sometimes. I'm a monster.Continue reading Flameseeker Chronicles: Learning from Tyria's past in Guild Wars 2Flameseeker Chronicles: Learning from Tyria's past in Guild Wars 2 originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
    Posted: Nov. 11 @ 09:00 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Tangled Paths Begins November 18

    Tangled Paths Begins November 18 Arenanet have just announced the next Living Story update, titled Tangled Paths.  This update is a continuation of the second season of the Living World.  The trailer on the official announcement page shows dragon attacks, potential new skills, and new world content.
    Posted: Nov. 11 @ 06:21 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Guild Wars 2 previews the Tangled Path for November 18th

    Filed under: Fantasy, Trailers, Video, Lore, Previews, News Items, Guild Wars 2, Buy-to-Play A dragon egg exists in Tyria. Yes, we know, dragons are overdone, but the existence of one of their eggs in Tyria is extremely rare, as evidenced in no small part by the fact that the main enemies of the setting are the six elder dragons. So everyone wants that egg... including Mordremoth, the main antagonist of Guild Wars 2's second season of Living World content. And that means that everyone who can try to get that egg will try to get that egg. Yes, the next Living Story update is one big egg hunt, but it's one with pretty high stakes. The trailer just past the cut is short, but it should get players excited for when the update goes live on November 18th. And who wouldn't want a dragon egg of his very own? We recommend naming it Lord Snugglescale; that'll keep it on your side for sure. [Source: ArenaNet press release]Continue reading Guild Wars 2 previews the Tangled Path for November 18thGuild Wars 2 previews the Tangled Path for November 18th originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
    Posted: Nov. 11 @ 06:00 AM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    Elder Scrolls Online: Time to Slow It Down, ZeniMax

    Timing is everything. The last time in this space, I wrote about The Elder Scrolls Online rebounding from mistakes and negative first impressions moving forward. Since that was published, a major error happened with the latest round of patching, causing discrepancies between what was supposed to be included and what actually made it to the live server, as well as additional bugs, and, for a time, major login errors.
    Posted: Nov. 10 @ 05:30 PM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Tangled Paths Begins November 18!

    The adventure of season 2 continues next week!Read More
    Posted: Nov. 10 @ 04:02 PM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Log-R-Tron, Glint’s Gaze Mask, and Pact Airship Balloon in the Gem Store

    We have everything you need to resupply and keep fighting!Read More
    Posted: Nov. 10 @ 04:01 PM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    Battlemaster’s Corner – Daedric Monk

    Today’s featured player build is a staff-swinging terror on the battlefield.
    Posted: Nov. 10 @ 12:00 PM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    Foundry Tactical Combat Version 0.36

    What’s up ESO fans, here’s an update to Foundry Tactical Combat that brings FTC up to APIVersion 100010 for ESO update 5 which is resolves bugs and other issues which have emerged since the latest patch. Version 0.36 Changeset Supports API Version 100010 – Update 5, Patch 1.5.2 Update LibAddonMenu-2.0 to resolve dependency error Fix several minor stylistic [...]
    Posted: Nov. 09 @ 08:36 PM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    Loremaster’s Archive: From Argonian to Saxhleel

    The Archive reveals a new lorebook on Argonians by Vicecanon Heita-Meen.
    Posted: Nov. 07 @ 06:29 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Watch Points of Interest episode 10: Echoes of the Past today!

    Season 2 is back, and so is Points of Interest! We’re talking about Echoes of the Past and you’re invited.Read More
    Posted: Nov. 06 @ 04:01 PM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    ESO Live’s Next Episode: 11/7

    Our next livestream airs tomorrow! Tune in to get the latest news and see a Let’s Play.
    Posted: Nov. 06 @ 10:15 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    The Daily Grind: How do you diverge from conventional MMO wisdom?

    Filed under: Fantasy, Game Mechanics, MMO Industry, Opinion, Guild Wars 2, The Daily Grind, ArcheAge I was reading some forum reviews of ArcheAge recently, and had I not played it extensively myself, I would have come away with the impression that it's a grindy gankfest with crappy combat and a hacker infestation so vast that it's actually unplayable. Needless to say, I disagree with all of those assertions. Similarly, most if not all of my MMO-playing friends and co-workers swear by Guild Wars 2's combat. It's so fluid and actiony, they say, to which I usually smile, nod, and think, if it really was all that, I probably would've played the game for more than a week! I'm likely in the minority on that one, though, which leads into today's Daily Grind. How do you diverge from what passes as conventional MMO wisdom? Every morning, the Massively bloggers probe the minds of their readers with deep, thought-provoking questions about that most serious of topics: massively online gaming. We crave your opinions, so grab your caffeinated beverage of choice and chime in on today's Daily Grind!The Daily Grind: How do you diverge from conventional MMO wisdom? originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 06 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
    Posted: Nov. 06 @ 05:00 AM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    Elder Scrolls unveils its six-month loyalty reward

    Filed under: Fantasy, Business Models, MMO Industry, News Items, The Elder Scrolls Online ZeniMax has revealed its six-month subscriber reward for players of The Elder Scrolls Online. The devs are continuing with the vanity pet theme introduced for the three-month reward, only instead of a High Hrothgar Wraith, this time we have the Dwemer Sphere. Keep in mind that the reward months accumulate whenever you have an active sub, so if you leave for a month or two and then resubscribe in the future, you'll retain your progress in terms of loyalty rewards.Elder Scrolls unveils its six-month loyalty reward originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 05 Nov 2014 15:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
    Posted: Nov. 05 @ 12:30 PM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    Presenting the Six-Month Loyalty Reward

    Discover the newest addition to ESO’s Loyalty Program, coming soon to six-month subscribers.
    Posted: Nov. 05 @ 10:40 AM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    Cute, Squishy, and Pinchy!

    Get your plush mudcrab before they all scuttle away.
    Posted: Nov. 05 @ 10:00 AM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    Celestial Serpent Slain!

    Entropy Rising is excited to have defeated the Celestial Serpent in Sanctum Ophidia, ESO‘s third trial and the culmination of the Craglorn storyline. In cooperation with our good friends in Alacrity, we have worked together on this difficult challenge for the past several weeks and are excited to have finally bested this trial. We look forward to [...]
    Posted: Nov. 04 @ 10:00 PM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Watch Ready Up on YouTube, PoI live this week

    Ready up 24 is now on YouTube, and Points of Interest 10 is coming to Twitch.Read More
    Posted: Nov. 04 @ 04:01 PM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    Elder Scrolls Online: Patch 1.5.2: The Unexpected Change

    Patch 1.5.2 went live on Monday and with it came some major improvements that we already knew about. But it also included a few changes that we did not expected. Were these unexpected changes good or bad?
    Posted: Nov. 04 @ 03:51 PM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    The Tamriel Chronicle, Issue #73

    Ready for more awesome ESO fan creations? Of course you are!
    Posted: Nov. 04 @ 02:15 PM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Echos of the Past Patch Notes

    LIVING WORLD Echoes of the Past As the Pact prepares for the war against Mordremoth, heroes unite in a mysterious land to hold the line against the Elder Dragon’s encroaching forces. But as secrets are revealed, will Tyrians find hope, or only come to understand that the road to war is paved with points of no return? Achievements After completing Echoes of the Past, showcase your tactical mastery as a hero of Tyria by completing challenging, episode-related achievements. RewardsThe new Carapace and Luminescent armor sets are now available, with distinct looks for light, medium, and heavy professions. Beginning with the six shoulder pieces in Echoes of the Past, the full sets will become available over the rest of the season, for a total of 36 new skins to unlock.By completing the story and playing in the open world, players can earn pieces of Carapace armor.Prove your mastery of the area by completing item collections to upgrade your Carapace armor to Luminescent armor.Completing events in the Silverwastes rewards you with bandit crests that can be traded for a variety of rewards, including: Recipes to craft components for the new Sinister stat combo (condition damage, power, and precision).An Endless Dust Mite Tonic.The Bandit Combat Journal, used to unlock the Bandit Weapons Specialist collection.Bandit Skeleton Keys, used to open Lost Bandit Chests buried throughout the area.And more!Search throughout the Silverwastes for Lost Bandit Chests. Complete events to receive Silverwastes Shovels used to find and uncover chests.Once a chest is uncovered, every player in the map will have a chance to open it. Don’t forget your Bandit Skeleton Key.Chests contain Embroidered Coin Purses, Lumps of Raw Ambrite, and a chance for the new Endless Arid Devourer Tonic and new high-level bandit weapons with a choice of stats. BALANCE, BUG-FIXING, POLISH GeneralMoved the Enchanted Treasure Chest inside the Salma District (human home instance). It is now inside the first house on the left upon entering the map.Straits of Devastation: Fixed the strong-current warning at the boundary of the Sea of Elon.Malchor’s Leap: Moved the world map marker for the Doric’s Shrine point of interest so it is no longer hidden by the Doric’s Waypoint icon. Profession Skills Elementalist (PvE Forums // PvP Forums // Skill Calc)Glyph of Elementals: Toggle abilities for this skill are now instant. Skill facts of toggle abilities will no longer appear on this skill.Glyph of Lesser Elementals: Toggle abilities for this skill are now instant. Skill facts of toggle abilities will no longer appear on this skill. Engineer (PvE Forums // PvP Forums // Skill Calc)Magnetic Shield: This skill can now be used while moving and will no longer root the engineer in place.Slick Shoes: Reduced the cooldown of this skill from 60 seconds to 45 seconds.Super Speed: Reduced the cooldown of this skill from 45 seconds to 30 seconds.Toss Elixir H: Fixed an issue in which boons given by this skill had the wrong durations when traited with Potent Elixirs. Also fixed the incorrect skill facts that appeared when traited with Potent Elixirs.Toss Elixir C: Fixed an issue in which boons given by this skill had the wrong durations when traited with Potent Elixirs. Guardian (PvE Forums // PvP Forums // Skill Calc)“Retreat!”: Reduced the cooldown of this skill from 60 seconds to 40 seconds.Bane Signet: Increased the duration of the knockdown from 2 seconds to 3 seconds. Mesmer (PvE Forums // PvP Forums // Skill Calc)Maim the Disillusioned: Increased the number of torment applications per clone shattered from 1 to 2. Necromancer (PvE Forums // PvP Forums // Skill Calc)Death Shroud: Reverted a change that caused this effect to incorrectly cancel abilities (such as stomping) when the necromancer’s death shroud runs out.Necrotic Grasp: Increased the velocity of this projectile by 50%.Life Siphon: Increased this skill’s base healing by 25%, and increased the scaling with healing power by 75%. Fixed a bug in which this skill increased by 25% instead of 20% when traited with Bloodthirst. Ranger (PvE Forums // PvP Forums // Skill Calc)Point Blank Shot: Added a warm-up to this skill and changed the projectile to help differentiate it from other ranger longbow abilities. Thief (PvE Forums // PvP Forums // Skill Calc)Reduced the recharge of venom abilities from 45 seconds to 40 seconds. Warrior (PvE Forums // PvP Forums // Skill Calc)Crushing Blow: Increased the number of vulnerability applications that this skill applies from 4 to 10.Tremor: Increased the velocity of this skill by 12%. World vs. WorldAll siege weapon sites now display names with their build prompts.Reduced the overall size of arrow cart and ballista build sites. BLACK LION TRADING COMPANY GEM STORE New Items and PromotionsMiniature Belinda Delaqua is now available in the Toys category of the Gem Store for 350 gems.A talking Replica Job-o-Tron Backpack is now available in the Style category for 500 gems.A new Guild Flag Finisher is available in the Upgrades category of the Gem Store for 600 gems.A Celebration Boost has been added as an uncommon drop to the Black Lion Chest Boost Slot. This one hour buff grants 100% boost to magic find, WvW rank gain, experience from kills, and gold from kills. ImprovementsReduced the cost per use of the Silver-Fed Salvage-o-Matic to 60 copper. Bug Fix:Fixed a server crash. [Source]
    Posted: Nov. 04 @ 09:22 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Game Update Notes - November 4, 2014

    Last Post: Nov 04, 2014 17:00 11/04/14 – November 4 Release NotesRelease Notes:LIVING WORLDEchoes of the PastAs the Pact prepares for the war against Mordremoth, heroes unite in a mysterious land to hold the line against the Elder Dragon's encroaching forces. But as secrets are revealed, will Tyrians find hope, or only come to understand that the road to war is paved with points of no return?AchievementsAfter completing Echoes of the Past, showcase your tactical mastery as a hero of Tyria by completing challenging, episode-related achievements.Rewards The new Carapace and Luminescent armor sets are now available, with distinct looks for light, medium, and heavy professions. Beginning with the six shoulder pieces in Echoes of the Past, the full sets will become available over the rest of the season, for a total of 36 new skins to unlock. By completing the story and playing in the open world, players can earn pieces of Carapace armor. Prove your mastery of the area by completing item collections to upgrade your Carapace armor to Luminescent armor. Completing events in the Silverwastes rewards you with bandit crests that can be traded for a variety of rewards, including: Recipes to craft components for the new Sinister stat combo (condition damage, power, and precision). An Endless Dust Mite Tonic. The Bandit Combat Journal, used to unlock the Bandit Weapons Specialist collection. Bandit Skeleton Keys, used to open Lost Bandit Chests buried throughout the area. And more! Search throughout the Silverwastes for Lost Bandit Chests. Complete events to receive Silverwastes Shovels used to find and uncover chests. Once a chest is uncovered, every player in the map will have a chance to open it. Don't forget your Bandit Skeleton Key. Chests contain Embroidered Coin Purses, Lumps of Raw Ambrite, and a chance for the new Endless Arid Devourer Tonic and ...
    Posted: Nov. 04 @ 09:00 AM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    Play Update 5 Now!

    Our latest major content update is available in-game. Find out what’s new in ESO.
    Posted: Nov. 04 @ 07:30 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Guild Wars 2's Echoes of the Past goes live today

    Filed under: Fantasy, Game Mechanics, MMO Industry, News Items, PvE, Guild Wars 2 It's release day for Guild Wars 2's Echoes of the Past update. The patch picks up "from a cliff-hanger ending that had the world of Tyria fighting the rise of the Elder Dragon Mordremoth," says ArenaNet. If the living world makes you yawn, take heart because the update also features gameplay tweaks including the new Silverwastes locale. ANet says that "mysterious ruins in the area will provide key battleground locations in the ongoing war against Mordremoth's expanding armies. Players will fight to hold strategic locations, call in pact allies for aid and take a stand against the growing threat." The update also boasts new Bandit Crests, which can be vendored in exchange for recipes, materials, and armor pieces. Massively's Anatoli Ingram spoke to ArenaNet last month about the lore unfolding in these next chapters. Enjoy the new screenshots in the gallery below. [Source: ArenaNet press release]Guild Wars 2's Echoes of the Past goes live today originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 04 Nov 2014 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
    Posted: Nov. 04 @ 06:00 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Release Notes for Echoes of the Past!

    Echoes of the Past begins today! Read on for today's release notes.Read More
    Posted: Nov. 03 @ 04:02 PM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Talking Backpack, Mini Belinda, and New Guild Flag Finisher in the Gem Store!

    It's time to get back into the fight, moving forward and bringing back memories from the past.Read More
    Posted: Nov. 03 @ 04:01 PM

  • Elder Scrolls Online:
    Elder Scrolls Online's Update 5 goes live, reduces VR grind

    Filed under: Fantasy, Game Mechanics, MMO Industry, Patches, News Items, PvE, The Elder Scrolls Online ZeniMax has published Elder Scrolls Online's Update 5. The patch features improved facial animations, chat bubbles, dungeon and solo-instance scaling, and the Veteran City of Ash. Speaking of veterans, they'll probably be happy to know that the devs are continuing to roll out the previously announced veteran rank revamp with Update 5. Veteran Ranks are now earned via experience points, and each rank will grant an attribute point and a skill point. It now takes 1,432,550 experience points to earn a VR, and ZeniMax says that it expects "this to reduce the amount of time it takes to gain a Veteran Rank." [Thanks Matthew!]Elder Scrolls Online's Update 5 goes live, reduces VR grind originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 03 Nov 2014 14:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
    Posted: Nov. 03 @ 11:30 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    Citizens of Tyria, Meet Your Champions

    Announcing the North American and European World Tournament Series Invitational Qualifier winnersRead More
    Posted: Nov. 02 @ 04:01 PM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    A dragon hourglass commemorates Guild Wars 2's Echoes of the Past

    Filed under: Fantasy, Culture, News Items, Guild Wars 2, Humor, Buy-to-Play In advance of the next chapter of Guild Wars 2's living world story, Echoes of the Past, ArenaNet sent us a totally rad hourglass with dragons on it. While this thoughtful gesture may seem straightforward, there's a mystery afoot: A few days earlier, we had received a box that contained a shattered hourglass, as well as a very heavy marble base inscribed with a quote from the Pale Tree: "I've known since the moment we heard the roar." Is it a coincidence that the coda of the Echoes of the Past trailer shows an hourglass shattering? Was this perhaps some kind of warning? Is the hourglass a time-traveling device that warped reality, allowing the present and past versions of the item to co-exist? Or was it just the tragic natural consequence of a five-pound marble base versus a delicate glass item in the same box? Whatever it is, we've been using the hourglass to count down the minutes until GW2's story starts again on November 4th. As of this writing, we've turned it over 4,329 times.A dragon hourglass commemorates Guild Wars 2's Echoes of the Past originally appeared on Massively on Sun, 02 Nov 2014 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
    Posted: Nov. 02 @ 09:00 AM

  • Guild Wars 2:
    One Shots: Jolly pumpkins

    Filed under: World of Warcraft, Screenshots, City of Heroes, Culture, Guild Wars 2, One Shots, The Secret World, Humor, Miscellaneous Halloween may be over, but its spirit remains alive in MMOs! Alive, that is, as long as there are spooky locales to explore and a population that's more than willing to dress up in costume and face down the terrors that slip between the shadows. Our friend David here may be taking Halloween at face value in World of Warcraft, but can you really blame him? He and his demonic minion look to be having a heck of a time. Plus, there's a whole-hearted embrace of a pumpkin motif that will be all but extict come December. Enjoy it while it lasts! The rest of this week's player-submitted screenshots may not be creepy in the least, but they do all share the same jolly attitude that exists in this moment. In a world that brought back One Shots, really anything is possible!Continue reading One Shots: Jolly pumpkinsOne Shots: Jolly pumpkins originally appeared on Massively on Sun, 02 Nov 2014 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
    Posted: Nov. 02 @ 07:00 AM

 
Elder Scrolls: Online