Posted on Nov 11, 2013
If you are an experienced streamer and you play Guild Wars 2 daily, consider joining our team! GuildWars2Live begins a strong sense of community while you're playing and quite often more can be accomplished with another set of eyes tagging along. Sometimes our viewers like to challenge us as well, so hopefully you love jumping puzzles!
The position of streamer on our team is completely volunteer, but we do expect streamers to follow a regular weekly schedule with the opportunity to earn pennies from ad revenue if we're not saving up to do some giveaway. All of our streamers have made GuildWars2Live their own and stream for the fun of it. Occasionally we will cover special events by ArenaNet at game conventions or in-game player driven events, and you may be asked to help out.
Please note that GuildWars2Live is 100% neutral and only accepts individual streamers to commit to timeslots. Guilds will not be advertised on our channel. On the other hand our streamers are welcome to promote their social networks, their own channel, or other fan site projects towards the end of their shows on our channel.
To join us we're looking for a few things:
- You're able to stream HD, at least in 720p
- You are able to commit to at least one scheduled time weekly
- You are comfortable with streaming
- You are comfortable with using forums and Raidcall to keep up-to-date with the team
- You have a second screen for watching Twitch chat
- Ability to express yourself even without a talkative chat
- A webcam is a huge plus, otherwise you must make up for it with your own voice
To apply, please contact Peter with firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do ALL of the following: tell us a little about yourself, link to your own personal Twitch channel, link to past broadcasts you are proud of, and provide the time slots you're available to stream with GuildWars2Live (regardless of our current schedule). Your past broadcasts may be of any length and must show your ability to interact with your audience or to speak your mind even when there isn't anyone watching. We will not accept Youtube links.
Thanks for your interest - we always look forward to hearing from new people!
Posted on Oct 17, 2013
This is another front page reminder that Pink Day in LA is almost here! Mark Saturday October 19 on your calendar. Pink Day in LA activities officially begin at 1 PM Eastern time, but the general partying usually starts several hours in advance as well!
Tune in directly to GW-EN.com radio (see the web player at the top of their page) to be a part of the activities happening within Guild Wars 2 Lion's Arch.
12 servers are involved so be sure to check the supported server list over on the official Pink Day site: pinkday.gamergivingback.com If you're not on one of these servers then please guest over!
Pink Day in LA is sporting another amazing prize list from contributors coming in from all directions. Very recently DragonSeason.com added a tramendious amount of goods to the list. At the time of this writing, the prize list on the official site has not been updated to reflect this yet. For now, check out this photo of epic loot from DragonSeason!
Click here for the official prize list. A donation of at least $10 is needed to be eligible to win something shiny - HOWEVER, be sure to follow the instructions here before you finalize your donation.
The artists at Gamers Giving Back have also come up with this graphic to explain the donation process!
Good luck to all donators! Most importantly thank you for helping show that gamers can make a difference!
If you cannot donate, you can still help spread the word! If you're on Twitter be sure to tweet with #PinkDayinLA and your message may appear during GuildWars2Live's live video coverage. This is a new feature to our coverage this year and we hope that it further encourages you and friends to spread the word for a good cause.
That is all for now. See you Pink Day!
Posted on Oct 8, 2013
We have a great cast of characters here on GuildWars2Live since we reached out to form a new team this season. They have each made GuildWars2Live their own and our viewers have made their experience a very enjoyable one! In return we're striving to entertain our audience and help generate interest for streaming Guild Wars 2. If you haven't been a part of every show already, here's a bit of info on each of our streamers!
Clouded Chimera - Every Weekday 4-6 PM Eastern
Clouded loves community involvement and every aspect of Guild Wars 2. Never missing a beat, we always see Clouded dive headstrong into new content and come out either victorious or trolled. Leave no dungeon un-crawled and leave no event un-memed!
TheSituation - Tuesdays to Fridays 12:30-3:30 AM Eastern
Oh yuuup! TheSituation lights up the late nights on our channel with peculiar situations. Still young to the game, TheSituation brings us a fresh look, one many have forgotten since the release of Guild Wars 2. By the way, this week's themed situation is hats!
Peter - Mondays to Thursdays 10-12 PM Eastern
Gotta go fast! Catch Peter racing to complete the daily achievements. When the adrenaline wears down, the exploration begins - or does karaoke begin? If you're new to Guild Wars 2, Peter has every reason for you to make it your MMO of choice.
Swiftimus - Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays 8-10 PM Eastern
There's never a dull moment when hanging out with Swiftimus. When Swiftimus is not amplifying the silliness of Guild Wars 2, he is tearing faces with his main Charr warrior. Tune in for variety, ranging from shenanigans to guild missions.
Naveen - Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9-11 PM Eastern
Have your cup of tea and enjoy Guild Wars 2 with it. Naveen warms up the stream during the early hours with her wealth of knowledge and giggles. She has to be one of the biggest fans of the Guild Wars community!
DarkPyhton -Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays 1-11 PM Eastern and Weekends 4-6 PM Eastern
Those gaps in jumping puzzles seem a little farther apart when DarkPyhton takes to the stream. Watching fails has never been more delightful though! Thankfully, DarkPyhton is invincible while equipped with "The Beard of Legend".
Kevinatdibbz - Thursdays to Saturdays 6-8 PM Eastern
Kevin plays a deadly Elementalist in PvP, plus a few other characters. Always up for a good fight, tune in and you'll surely learn a new trick or two. Kevin probably won't mind talking about Pokemon either.
Blueblob - Tuesdays and Wednesdays 6-8 PM Eastern
There's a lot to say about Guild Wars 2, especially if you have 47 characters! Blue runs a chill stream and has no doubt been to almost every corner of Tyria. If there is something you want to see, Blue will deliver!
Align - Bonus streams
Hone your senses and put on that serious time face. If you're going into sPvP watch your back when Align goes thief, otherwise put on a hardhat for his Guardian. Things are going to get messy!
For all show times and upcoming special events, check out our weekly schedule page, available in multiple timezones.
Posted on Sep 30, 2013
Gamers Giving Back and Gaming World Entertainment Network are geared to bring another great Pink Day in LA!
Pink Day in LA grows bigger every year, and this year GuildWars2Live will be providing the largest coverage of the event ever! In previous years, coverage of this event was focused on Lion's Arch on the Henge of Denravi (US) server and capturing Lion's Arch District 1 in Guild Wars Prophecies. This year our team will be covering Pink Day from multiple angles and multiple servers! Our camera crew will try to get close and personal with the special activities, check out the EU scene and more.
Pink Day in LA is only once a year so do not miss it on October 19!! The event officially begins at 1 PM Eastern and ends at 7 PM.
Tell your friends to tune in to our stream and spread the word even if they do not play Guild Wars. If you cannot donate, spreading the word to others is just as greatly appreciated. Donations go directly to the Canadian Cancer Society (who then reach out to other organizations all over the world). Commercial revenue gained on our Twitch channel (for the entire day) will also be 100% donated to the cause. Help us raise awareness and help those around the world who need it.
Music during the event is provided by GW-EN.com. Listen closely for your chance to win awesome prizes - like a Steelseries keyboard!
Tweet about it too! On October 19, tweets with hashtags #PinkDayinLA may appear on our channel for everyone to see. Let us celebrate this awesome day when gamers around the world come together to make a difference.
Find more information at pinkday.gamergivingback.com.
Posted on Sep 22, 2013
The Linker Program has allowed some creative Youtubers to add their latest Guild Wars 2 content to our library of videos. We put power into the hands of creators to post their content here and control how they promote their own channel in the description. This was great and our partners loved it. Unfortunately we'll be ending the program after September 30th, 2013.
We're taking some new approaches here on Guild Wars 2 Live, so this is just one of those steps. A huge thanks to those that signed up with the Linker Program, we never expected the library to grow as quick as it did! From here on out we'll be adding video content ourselves as we find them. Additionally, anyone may tip us on great content to add to the library via Twitter @GuildWars2Live.
Posted on Sep 13, 2013
We're looking into bringing life back to GuildWars2Live and we need some help. A lot of help actually. Shortly after the release of Guild Wars 2 the majority of our original team has disbanded for one reason or another - mostly because life happened. In the short time since we started, huge accomplishments were made and we would hate to see that eventually go to waste. Our regular viewers have no doubt noticed the decline in shows here, especially after the last holiday season.
As always, we're hoping to build relationships which will benefit GuildWars2Live, its community, and the individual streamers.
We're looking to gather a new team of streamers here to call GuildWars2Live their own. Steamers will have to stream according to a regular schedule for viewers to follow. We will figure out schedule times that work for each individual streamer. All levels of skill are welcome, as long as you do your best to enjoy yourself. You may continue to stream on your own channel as you please.
We may also require some volunteer moderators to keep chat clean and aid streamers.
I wish we could offer dental coverage. Instead, ad revenue generated from commercial breaks will be divided among streamers. There is ad revenue to be generated by highlighting Twitch broadcasts and uploading them to our Youtube channel as well. It will be pennies (and kinda rough) at the start, but we have some experience in growing a brand I think.
Of course, (we hope) that your love for Guild Wars 2 comes first before revenue! Honest passion for the game is the only thing we want to show our viewers.
Streamers are allowed to promote their own channel and social media sites, similar to Destructoid's Twitch format for those of you familiar with them. However as mentioned above, we really hope that new streamers embrace our channel and make it their own.
- You must have a microphone at all times and be able to respond to live chat on a second screen.
- A face camera is not required, but would definitely be a plus if you want attention.
- At the very least you must be able to stream at 720p (or close to it) at 25 frames per second.
- Other sources of music should be used at a minimum - and definitely not used to replace your own voice.
Please contact Peter at: email@example.com
Tell me a little about yourself and include some information such as speedtest.net result and a link to your personal streaming channel.
Follow us on Twitter @GuildWars2Live and give us a tweet too! All of our streamers are on Twitter.
We'll update this news post with more information for frequently asked questions.
Posted on Aug 25, 2013
Congratulations to Guild Wars 2 for a great first year! A year ago from today you opened the doors to the public for early access and have since changed how gamers look at MMORPGs. What is an MMO without dynamic events and new experiences within every month with the option to not drop a single dime for it? We would not know without you. Happy birthday!
Posted on Jul 18, 2013
Colin Johanson revealed huge changes coming to Guild Wars 2. You should go and read it all now. Afterwards, sit back and think about what this all means. There is a lot of great news there and having that knowledge is going to affect how you play next time you log into the game.
Just to point out a few things, crafting will be expanded to 500 levels from 400. The extra 100 levels involves crafting items that can only be done once a day and include materials from all tiers. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is turning Guild Wars 2 into Animal Crossing. There are quite a few mechanics already that encourage the player to log in once a day. For the hardcore, having more than one Guild Wars 2 account is no doubt beneficial.
On the flip side, there are plans to remove magic find from equipment and put more emphasis on using consumables and acquiring account side bonuses.
A specific way to build a precursor is on the way, though no details have been revealed. For many of us the means of obtaining a precursor safely has been to farm gold in all the various ways possible. While I don't think this news alone will affect the price of precursors, the revealed method will certainly impact something - so we can only hope that what we're doing now is the right thing. WIll hoarders prevail?
Character progression has been pretty boring, admit it. Especially if you only enjoy playing a few characters out of the 8 professions and personal storylines aren't cutting it. Finally new skills and traits are coming. We always hope that this kind of thing would add enough confusion to the game to provide a false sense of balance and more focus on personal play style. I don't believe in balance, so I don't complain about it either - personalization for the fun!
There's more to the story, so again, read the official article and look forward to change.
Posted on Jul 4, 2013
Finally comes the time to harvest the sweet labor of all those hours put into Guild Wars 2!
In the upcoming release we will be able to spend our achievement points to unlock new and exclusive rewards:
Exclusive armor and weapon skin unlocks - including Radiant armor, Hellfire armor, and the Zenith weapon set.
Permanent account bonuses - permanent boosts to Magic Find, experience from kills, karma gain, and more. Earn achievement points on any character and get rewards for all of your characters.
Currencies - gold, gems, karma, and laurels.
PvP Rewards - skins and glory boosters.
WvW Rewards - use Badges of Honor and siege blueprints to help push your server to victory.
Utility Items - Instant Repair Canisters, Revive Orbs, powerful boosters, and more.
Unique Titles - show off your dedication to your fellow players.
Along with this they are also revamping the Achievement UI, so we cant wait to see what impact this will have on the game!
(Source: https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/new- ... -incoming/ )
Posted on Jul 2, 2013
Yesterday on July 2nd, news came out from ArenaNet on what we can expect from Guild Wars 2 in the coming months. It was presented in a blog post and a video where Colin Johanson talks about the Living World and what we can expect from updates.
ArenaNet has been incredibly good at putting out a constant flow of updates for the game through the living story these past few months, with a small team working on these new small events to test out different ideas. But now they are turning up the flow of updates to an update every two weeks!
As they say themselves.
“To make the world of Tyria feel alive, first and foremost it needs to frequently update and change. We're excited to announce we have adopted a two-week major release cadence going forward for Guild Wars 2.”
We can expect updates to include both new content in new areas as well as updates to old areas. Old content will be refined and events will be created that will change the old landscape of the game as we know it.
I think the goal of what ArenaNet is trying to do with Guild Wars 2 right now is very noble. No other MMO has ever put out this much free content so fast! But I can't help to think quality over quantity. Colin Johanson addressed this a bit in the video himself, by stating that they now have four different teams working on individual content instead of a single team working to put out content once a month.
I am not going to lie, I have personally been pretty unsatisfied with the content put out the last few months, the Living Story never had much appeal to me, and the Dungeons were rather unimpressive. Finally here came the Sky Pirates and the Aetherblade Dungeon, but here I have run into trouble as well, with my game starting to drop more frames than usual. I can't help but think this is because of the lack of time to optimize these new instances since designing and optimizing levels take quite a long time. Many game developer companies have whole QA teams assigned to optimizing levels, and with the small teams working on Guild Wars 2 content right now I fear for the quality of the updates. Also seeing my Achievement menu being packed with all these achievements I will never get because I wasn't around for a certain period of time makes my OCD go crazy, it's just a small thing, but I hope they do something about it.
Of course there was a mention of more permanent content added to the game, and I am hoping to be proved wrong in what I said here, and that we will see some more immersive storytelling and some new impressive content coming out of the new updates.
One thing is certain, and that is the next few months in the world of Tyria will be exciting for us all. Let's see if the devs can keep up with what they promise.
(source: https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/livi ... ld-wars-2/)
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