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So I released a little audio clip on the current RSS feed reminding everyone to make the switch over to the Gamebreaker site. Here’s a run-down of what I said:

I hope you’ll join us in the new format. Watch for a new and improved Gamebreaker 2.0 site coming soon as well. Thanks everyone!

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Episode 58 (Gamebreaker GuildCast Episode 7)

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By now, you have caught up on the news that Guild Wars 2 will be sending out beta invites to press in February and to the rest of the world in March and April. Hopefully, GAMEBREAKER is on the short list to receive invites, but what does that mean for you? Well, ArenaNet President Mike O’Brien says that this means that the game will release sometime this year. However, it does not really mean open-beta in March, but it’s Shawn Schuster‘s speculation that it will be similar to the way that BioWare handled the Star Wars: The Old Republic beta: You get a beta key; you get a beta key; everybody gets a beta key! But Shawn’s epic beard disagrees.

Guild Wars 2 looks to be the next great MMO, and it’s releasing sometime this year — not June 28th, though. If you are looking forward to this game as much as we are, when you need to keep your eyes on GAMEBREAKER. Gary Gannon has gathered two of the biggest GuildWars fans from Massively: Editor-in-Chief Shawn Schuster and Community Manager Rubi Bayer. Every week, catch their commentary on GuildCast!

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Episode 57 (Gamebreaker GuildCast Episode 6)

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The controversy revolving around Guild Wars 2 supposed lack of endgame continues. It’s about time we had an expert on the show that has had at least as much game time as our resident expert Rubi Bayer. We introduce to you the winner of the Guild Wars 2 Ambassador video contest, Dan Workman. For the first half of the show, we place Dan in the line of fire allowing him to explain the exciting intricacies of the GW2 dungeon system and how unlike most themepark MMOs the endgame for Guild Wars 2 is pretty similar to what the player has been doing before he hit max level.

Not only has Gary Gannon invited Dan Workman to the show but also two of Massively‘s senior staff and huge Guild Wars fans, Community Manager Rubi Bayer and Editor-in-Chief Shawn Schuster. Fans have more questions that answers about ArenaNet‘s up-coming MMO, but GAMEBREAKER is here to bring you its answers and educated speculation in your source for updates and news: GuildCast!

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Episode 56 (Gamebreaker GuildCast Episode 5)

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Thanks to Guild Wars Insider, which sat down with Guild Wars 2 Lore and Continuity Designer Ree Soesbee, we actually have some very interesting news to talk about. Lore really is the pillar of the Guild Wars franchise. Most MMOs have lore, but it’s really not a focal point; certainly most players cannot tell you one bit about why things are the way they are in certain games. However, the fans of Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 have a firm grasp on why the thing happens in the land of Tyria. With over 1500 different dynamic events scheduled to be in GW2, the writers and lore experts at ArenaNet have a lot of intricate details to keep track of.

The world of Guild Wars 2 is vast and diverse, you need to know where to turn to find out the information on this highly anticipated MMO. Gary Gannon, a pioneer of gaming media, delivers a fun and thought provoking show with other gaming experts. This week, Gary is joined by Community Manager and writer of the Guild Wars weekly column The Flameseeker Chronicles on Massively, Rubi Bayer as well as host of GAMEBREAKER’s Legendary and ZAM’s BFF Report, Mike B aka Fony. Guild Wars 2 is slated to launch this year; you want to know all you can as soon as you can. You have to watch GuildCast!

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Episode 55 (Gamebreaker GuildCast Episode 4)

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The rumors you’ve heard are true. According to resident Guild Wars 2 fangirl Rubi Bayer, our most anticipated MMO of next year will have no endgame raiding. What does that mean? Rubi says that ArenaNet, the game developer, tells her that the whole game is endgame. Huge bosses and world-changing group events start no more than ten minutes outside of character creation, but it doesn’t end there. As you gain levels, your character and the other players he interacts with have an actual impact on the world. The really good content starts right out of the gate, not just at max level. Many gamers follow the sentiments of our host Gary Gannon when he asks, “What am I going to do when I get [to max level]? Am I just going to be standing around?” Shawn Schuster, editor-in-chief at Massively, describes it as a sandbox of themeparks. However, ArenaNet remains quite vague on the details.

GuildCast covers everything you want to know about the next most-anticipated MMO Guild Wars 2. Gary Gannon snatched up two of the leading GW2 experts in gaming media — Shawn Schuster and Rubi Bayer from Massively — to answer your questions and give you the latest news from this MMO that hopes to change the face of the genre forever. If you love Guild Wars 2 or cannot wait to find out more about the game, then each and every week, you have to watch GuildCast!

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Episode 54 (Gamebreaker GuildCast Episode 3)

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Guild Wars 2 does not plan to be a flash-in-the pan MMO. According to Massively Community Manager Rubi Bayer, the developers at ArenaNet will attempt to delve into eSports. However, given the other big MMOs on the market — Star Wars: The Old Republic and World of Warcraft specifically — will a lesser known IP like Guild Wars be able to compete in this market? In a very diplomatic twist, Rubi responds with, “This isn’t the Highlander; there can be more than one.” She goes on to say that there are no MMO police going to break down her door to uninstall her other games once GW2 releases. In fact, given the business model of Guild Wars 2 — no monthly subscription — players have no guilt about “wasted money” for playing one of their subscription MMOs and letting Guild Wars 2 sit for a bit.

Every week, GuildCast jumps into the latest Guild Wars 2 news to answer your questions about what is inspiring the Guild Wars community. This week, hosts Gary Gannon and Rubi Bayer are here for the community. Even though ArenaNet’s staff has taken vacation, we have not, so we take this moment to answer your most pressing questions about the yet-to-be-released MMO on the best Guild Wars show on the internet GuildCast!

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Episode 53 (Gamebreaker GuildCast Episode 2)

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If have not caught the Guild Wars 2 fever yet, then it’s time to get sick. Guild Wars 2 in on the crux of release, and our team at GAMEBREAKER is here to help contract the virus. Our panel consists of MMO experts from all over the genre. Our host Gary Gannon invited Community Manager and Guild Wars expert from Massively Rubi Bayer and MMO PvPer and host of ZAM’s BFF Report Mike B to the show to exchange ideas about the latest Guild Wars 2 news.

To start us off, we hit Massively’s interview with ArenaNet‘s  Eric Flannum and Jon Peters. In the interview the Mesmer class is described as a complicated class. In fact, Rubi explains that ArenaNet released the classes from easiest to understand to the most complicated, and the Mesmer was the last-released class. “The Mesmer is a class where you can’t just jump in and start flinging fireballs,” Rubi details. Also in the interview, the Flannum and Peters mention the achievement system, but unfortunately, our panel can only speculate what exactly is involved.

Combat mechanics and more about the mysterious Thief in this episode. However, if you have not caught the premiere episode with Massively’s Editor-In-Chief Shawn Schuster be sure to catch that after you watch this exciting and informative episode of GuildCast!

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