Daily Archives: January 12, 2012

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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Episode 52, aka Episode 1!

What? How’s that work? Well, as we mentioned previously, GuildCast is now a part of Gamebreaker TV, which means episodes are now in audio AND video format. With this new format comes a re-numbering of episodes (for the second time in GuildCast’s life!).

I apologize for the severe delay in getting audio versions up of these shows, but I have them now and am in the process of uploading the last 4 episodes to the GuildCast RSS feed.

But! Next month, we’ll be making the full transition to the new feed and new site, so the old feed will be null and void at the end of February. Ill keep it going until then, complete with reminders on this site and the current RSS feed, to make sure everyone has a chance to find out.

And now, without further delay, the audio version of the new Gamebreaker Guildcast, and the video version.

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