BELLEVUE, WA – January 31, 2020 – “Guild Wars 2” Friend/Ships 2020, ArenaNet’s annual community spotlight campaign, has kicked-off as members of the Guild Wars 2 family share their personal stories to raise awareness and start conversations about mental health.
In a video released by ArenaNet, Guild Wars 2 developers, influencers, and fans open up about how they helped someone through a tough time and how they themselves were helped, and what supporting someone going through adversity can mean.
In the spirit of the ongoing Friend/Ships campaign, Guild Wars 2 players will receive a free t-shirt outfit for their character to wear in support of starting conversations about mental health.
The outfit has been delivered to players via the Guild Wars 2 gem store and will be available until March 2.
The Guild Wars 2 community is invited to share their personal stories and raise awareness about how friends can help each other when they’re coping with hard times and difficulties with mental health via the official hashtags (#GW2Friendships), and via the official Friend/Ships site: www.guildwars2.com/friendships.
Players who share their stories using the hashtags are also eligible to have their own GW2 character put into the game as an NPC (non-player character), forever immortalised in Tyria. For more information on this contest, please visit the Guild Wars 2 blog: www.guildwars2.com/en/news/guild-wars-2-friendships-2020
The video is available to watch at the official Friend/Ships site above, or on the Guild Wars 2 YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbskqM7R1xo
About Guild Wars® 2
Guild Wars 2 is a visually stunning online game that offers players the epic grandeur of a massive role-playing environment combined with action combat, large-scale dynamic events that players tackle together, plus both team-based and World vs. World competitive battles.
The game is updated frequently with Living World episodes that tell the ongoing story of the world and introduce new places to play in. Yet with all these updates, the game continues the no-subscription-fee business model that made the original Guild Wars so popular. For more details, please visit www.guildwars2.com
ArenaNet is the developer of the groundbreaking Guild Wars 2 and best-selling Guild Wars online roleplaying games.
The studio’s mission is to create innovative online worlds, cultivate a vibrant and engaged global community of players, and to incorporate handcrafted artistry into every aspect of their games.
ArenaNet formed in 2000 and it has attracted over 15 million players worldwide, with press and fans consistently calling Guild Wars 2 one of the best MMOs and RPGs of all time.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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