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Welcome! I am teaching law at St. Petersburg State University and engaged in legal practice with the international law firm Dentons. Major part of my research is connected to virtual worlds and massive multiplayer online games (a broad field which includes Internet law, video game law, virtual law and game studies). My legal practice is focused on providing support to computer game companies. This interest derives from my passion for computer games which I consider as one of the most important cultural artifacts ever created. Please note that this blog conveys my private opinion which is not necessarily shared by any organisations I am associated with. For more formal and detailed introduction please visit my website arkhipov.info which serves more as a 'business card'.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Guild Wars 2 Has New Content And Offers Free Trial 23-25 August, 2013

Guild Wars 2 has many distinctive features. One of them is that this MMORPG is much more suitable for a person with lack of free time than many others. Its innovative design allows to receive a lot of fun in short periods of time without planning much in advance. 

In anticipation of the forthcoming content...
Dynamic events and WvWvW (World versus World versus World) attract a lot of people, and almost always you can get in and drop out at your leisure without letting people you play with down, something which is not possible in World of Warcraft or Everquest 2.

Furthermore, the developers seem to outrace TRION with their RIFT update pace by releasing new content once in two weeks. The comparison is even more appropriate as the last Guild Wars 2 update, Clockwork Chaos, introduces global area invasions. 

I have played Clockwork Chaos edition of Guild Wars 2 today and I can say that I have not had any better experience of playing in a huge group (or probably even a horde) of other avatars against a legion of mobs: 

A lot of people fighting an invasion. Scene 1

A lot of people fighting an invasion. Scene 2

A lot of people fighting an invasion. Scene 3

A lot of people fighting an invasion. Scene 4

And the good thing is that this MMORPG will have free trial on 23-25 August, 2013. If you have not yet tried Guild Wars 2 and you are looking for something new, it is definitely worth trying. The registration page is here

Good luck and have fun!