Horizontally Awesome

No, I'm not announcing my first adult film (Horizontally Awesome, get it?). I'm talking about why I enjoy Guild Wars 2 more than almost any MMO in the last few years: because it deals with horizontal progression, rather than vertical. I can play the game to play the game, not to treat it like a second--and [...]

“Verdigris” – A Tale from Nimbus

"Tales from Nimbus" is an ongoing series of shorts that expands the world of Nimbus in ways the novel's main narrative cannot. "Verdigris" Even though the sun was up, Altza felt that he could sleep a bit longer. But Elden hadn’t stopped nudging him, so he had given in. Outside, however, the day was gloomy. [...]

Religion in Guild Wars 2: The Sylvari

If you are an MMO player like me, you are probably excitedly awaiting the release of Guild Wars 2 at the end of August. If you are an armchair philosopher like me, then you are probably very intrigued by the concepts behind a couple of the races and their relationships with religion. The obvious being [...]