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By on Sep 18, 2013 at 11:45 am, in Breaking, MMORPG  |  Comments: 1 comment

Guild Wars 2 launched a new update yesterday called “Tequatl Rising“. In this release, Arenanet introduced a new public event that, for the first time, challenged players that resulted in many failures. Often times, the large dragon events were easily overcome by players. These events were recently retuned, and this new event offered plenty of frustration for much of the population.

From the update:

Something’s gotten into Tequatl the Sunless. This ancient dragon, scourge of the Splintered Coast, has become more formidable than ever with an arsenal of new attacks and lethal tricks at its disposal. To stop this rampaging beast, players will join forces with old friends and new allies in a desperate battle where failure is a very real option. Tequatl has risen, and it will take an army of players to bring it down!

If you follow the GW2 subreddit, you’ll know that it took 120 players in teamspeak to overcome this challenge.

We had 120-130 people in our teamspeak, coordinating through it.
After many arduous attempts we finally did it and had 2 minutes to spare.
Biggest factor = DPS down to 75% life as fast as you can, and getting people in positions every time teq is about to get stunned (abandon batteries with 15-20 seconds to spare, they can tank abit of damage)
Beastgate!

Source: Reddit

For those that have not played GW2 for a while, it may be time to return to take up this challenge. Watch the fight in the video below.

By on Feb 26, 2013 at 4:15 am, in Article, TERA  |  Comments: 15 comments

S01E17 Title Screen

This week we have some fun discussing some post drama shenanigans with Aneu, GM of VotF and AGM Evoex of LotD. Along with our discussion about the ascendance of Blackgate and the downfall of Sea of Sorrows we discuss the future of the game and touch a little on ArcheAge.

By on Feb 19, 2013 at 1:03 am, in Article, GW2, Junkies Nation TV  |  Comments: 2 comments

S01E16 Title Screen

This week we get to the bottom of some nasty rumors swirling around the second week of T1 drama. We get to the bottom of Fist of the Empire’s move to Blackgate from Sea of Sorrows as well as talk about the ramifications of the move with MERC and TSYM.

By on Feb 12, 2013 at 6:18 pm, in Buzz, GW2  |  Comments: 1 comment

beastgate challenge

This is a server wide community event. Blackgate has an amazing community and it’s time to get to know each other a bit better and have some fun!

Who Can Compete

Anyone on Blackgate!

The Challenge

 

5 man teams will compete in 3 timed events. The time taken to complete each event will be added together and the team with the lowest final time wins!

Date and Time

The Challenge will be held on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 @ 10am EST and run until 10pm EST. Your runs must be finished by that time and all screenshots submitted by 11pm EST.

By on Feb 12, 2013 at 4:28 pm, in Buzz, GW2  |  Comments: 15 comments

GW2J Internet News

As listeners of GuildCenter know, we called this one weeks ago and it has finally happened; Sea of Sorrows is imploding kiddies! After many discussions, Fist of the Empire (FoE) and Aggression (AGG) have left SoS for a new home on Blackgate. We are also hearing rumors swirling of MERC and ND following them to Blackgate with several guilds throwing into the kitty together to help fund the transfer for some of the transferring guilds; transfers to Blackgate are going for 35 gold per person. (Side note, MERC advertises a 1500 player base and ND advertises an 850 player base). VotF allegedly was planning a return to the European servers but are currently waiting to see how things shake out. Hmm, 90% of the defunct Ascension Alliance back on the same server minus Team Legacy (because no one wants them of course) … coincidence? We think not!

And why is this happening? Well from what we’re told here at GuildCenter, most of it centers around the drama caused by Tsym (who apparently is planning to stay on SoS) and privately is throwing quite the hissy fit about these guilds departure.  But why would these upstanding guilds decide to depart suddenly?  Well you’ll just have to stay tuned to the upcoming GuildCenter to hear the details (hint hint hint!!)

What does this mean for the T1 NA bracket? It means things are about to get goooooooooooooood.

More to come, stay tuned!

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