World of Warcraft and RuneScape both have CCGs in their name -- and so did EverQuest, at one time. So maybe it shouldn't be too surprising to see one based on Guild Wars 2. The difference? It's being made by a fan.
Guild Wars 2: Heroes of the Mists is the brainchild of Guild Wars fan Luke Dowding, who first came up with the idea over a year ago. The basics seem like a fairly typical adaptation of the CCG formula with a GW2 skin: you play as a hero based on one of the game's nine professions, use skills from that profession, summon minions to do battle, try to reduce your opponent's health to zero, and so on. GW2's boons and conditions provide various positive and negative effects, and the layout and the design of the cards is superb, in this gamer and CCG afficionado's opinion.
It's likely that Dowding doesn't intend to make any money off this project, and before all the comment lawyers pipe up -- legally, that doesn't mean a thing. ArenaNet still owns the rights to GW2 and could shut the whole thing down if it chose to. Happily, we can report that Dowding does have ANet's blessing on the game, so if it sounds good to you, head on over to Heroes of the Mists' website to check it out or download the client.
About the Author
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
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