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Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns by NC Soft



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Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
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  • Platform: PC
  • Publisher: NC Soft
  • Developer: ArenaNet
  • Category: Role-Playing , Massively Multiplayer
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Product Details:

New adventures await you in the heart of the Maguuma Jungle! Confront the growing hordes of Mordremoth's minions, discover allies from ancient civilizations, and battle new enemies in a vertical world that will have you reaching new heights and hang gliding into the depths of the jungle.

Core game included.

The original award-winning Guild Wars 2 game is included with every purchase of Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns.

Tackle challenging group content, explore new open-world jungle maps, experience new events and story lines, and test your mettle in new heart-pounding boss battles.

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the first expansion for Guild Wars 2®. Founded on the idea that the journey is the goal, the Heart of Thorns expansion continues the Guild Wars 2 tradition of challenging the conventions of MMOs to fulfill the promise of what online worlds should be.

Guild Wars 2 has received over 100 awards and accolades and has evolved since its launch to include more than 40 free content releases ranging from story-driven Living World episodes to special holiday events and feature packs. Guild Wars 2 is developed by ArenaNet, an award-winning developer lauded for its record of innovation and accomplishments in creating online worlds. Guild Wars 2 is developed by ArenaNet® in Bellevue, Washington, USA. This 300-person-strong game studio has a proven record of innovation and accomplishment creating online worlds.

Pre-purchase Bonuses

  • Access to all Beta Events. Play in all of the Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns beta weekend events.
  • Exclusive title. Receive the exclusive in-game title of Maguuma Trailblazer.
  • Limited Availability. Pre-purchase bonuses are exclusive, and once Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns launches, these bonuses won't be available any other way.

Key Features

  • New Abilities. We're reimagining progression with our new Mastery system. Explore new training opportunities for your character beyond level 80, and master abilities like hang gliding in the jungle, tearing the bark off of heavily armored Mordrem, or building new collections that earn precursors to a legendary weapon.
  • Specializations. Evolve your gameplay. With profession specializations, you'll unlock access to a weapon previously unavailable to your profession, as well as new traits, skills, and unique mechanics; all of which will transform your profession into something new.
  • New Profession: Revenant. Channel legendary powers to slaughter foes and unleash chaos on the battlefield with our latest profession: the revenant. Enter the field of battle heavily armored and equipped with the otherworldly powers of the Mists.
  • Guild Halls. Stake your claim! Your guild has roamed the world together. Now, it's time to claim a piece of it. Work with fellow guild members to claim and grow your own guild hall in the heart of Maguuma.
  • PvP: New Stronghold Game Mode. Gather supply to hire soldiers. Battle for control of heroes. Man the trebuchet to defend your stronghold, and storm the enemy gates to defeat the guild lord! Use our new guild-team feature to team up and battle to the top of the leaderboards. Stronghold offers an entirely new way to play competitive PvP in Guild Wars 2!
  • WvW: New Borderland. Experience epic battlefield combat like never before in World vs. World's latest core addition, the new Borderlands map. Navigate treacherous heights with traps that blow your foes to the depths below and ferocious defenders to help keep the enemies at bay. Map objectives will be more important than ever before, as they'll unlock new strategies, tactics, and play mechanics that you'll want to use to your world's advantage!
  • No Subscription. Get the game and play. It's that simple.



Broadband internet connection
Special Controllers
Keyboard and mouse
Hard Drive Space
35 GB available HDD space
Operating System
Windows® XP Service Pack 3 or better
Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, Core i3, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or better
Video Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800, ATI Radeon X1800, Intel HD 3000 or better (256MB of video RAM and shader model 3.0 or better)
Rated 5 out of 5 by from one of the best mmorpgs today Great game. Lots of fun and perfect for casual and hardcore gamers alike. The game as amazing personal storylines that rival the stories of final fantasy but gives you the social experience of an mom.
Date published: 2016-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Maguuma Jungle is a scary place to go alone. After taking a few months off the game after we killed Scarlet and the vast majority of the lead up to HoT. I have to say that the world of Tyria has changed in many ways but still feels comfortable. The talent changes were confusing at first and helped me start a new character to understand core design changes. The elite specializations are mostly powerful but some feel too geared to the holy trinity and not for solo pve. Gameplay: Maguuma: The jungle is an extremely hard place for the solo player, you will need to find the zerg and hope that their goals align with yours. The story is fun and carries you through the zone, but feels gated by the mastery system and makes me sad that I might not see the story to completion due to lack of time to grind out mastery levels. Revenant: One of the most enjoyable professions in the game, they are OP right now due to being the new profession. However, they are not god like and can be killed easily at range. Graphics: The graphics of the new zones are top notch and gliding around them feel amazing. The only issue is once you go back to the normal GW2 zones the zones feel flat and sometimes bland in comparison. Sound: The music and ambient sounds are amazing in the new zones. Just sit and listen to some of the dialogue between Pact NPCs and you will see the amount of voice acting chops that this game has. Lasting Appeal: So much to do it is near impossible to say you are done. The mastery grind is real and will take so much time to complete. The living world will keep things fresh for years to come, and daily dragon kills give you something to do even if you get bored of living world and want to zerg. Not to mention the new raids, and guild halls.
Date published: 2015-12-01
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