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GW2 Ncsoft Trademarks GW2 Heart of Thorns

Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns has been trademarked by Ncsoft and will likely be the name of the first ever expansion for GW2.

Reddit user grainnn was able to find the trademark that Ncsoft recently submitted called GW2 Heart of Thorns.

Update: Here is the teaser trailer from end of Season 2 Finale for Heart of Thorns


You can look up the trademark here by doing a trademark search and select world and/or design mark search (structured)


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69 replies on “GW2 Ncsoft Trademarks GW2 Heart of Thorns”

Come on Anet, you can do it, it will give you money and we the players won’t have to leave the game for the lack of content.

it would be interesting if they introduce new lower level zones since the scaling system allows high level players to enjoy the low level zones. And a new low level starting area 😀

I would be nice to re experience creating a new low level character in the new zone 😛 instead of having to level through eotm. And I have like 100 tomes of knowledge so I can always make new characters n boost them to 80 but I would rather wanna try exploring the new zones with a new fresh low level character

Thats it… everyone ride crazy after this info.
No one know exactly that this will be an real expansion.
And no one know about how a expansion in GW2 works.
New classes, races, maps are content in mmos like WoW… and GW2 is not WoW or SWToR.

Would be funny when anet goes a complete different way. Ooohh all the whines. 😀
“Tengu, i want tengus.. why no tengus… weeeeh”

well… An expansion to take down Mordremoth, just like Zaithan? I just hope this expansion is not as large as living story parts

Well, I am paying no money for play GW2 and I buy gems with in game gold, so…

I think I can spare some bucks for buy an expansion.

Tengu, Skritt and Charr all have the same model and animations would be almost identical. Differences being the tails and Charr running on all fours.
It would be easyer to add these to the game, but add so little diversity. Its like Norn, Sylvari and humans, are all human shaped and animated. Add something different like Quaggan or Centaurs, no other MMO has playable Centaurs in it, so should draw some new peeps in. Works for me anyway ^_^ As to Heart of Thornes, I dearly hope, but not holding my breath for a new race / profession, regardless, I shall buy the expansion pack, Tyria is a great place and I want to see it all

My first thoughts were of Caithe when hearing ‘Heart of Thorns’. Especially with recent events it could be a nice plot for an expansion

And all of the contentwhiners gor for “Cantha pls”… “New class/race yeah”….
Noone said that such things would be in this “expansion”.
Thats content in WoW addons… yes… and other mmos… but we know GW2 is NOT like this sort of mmos. 😉

True, I’m curious myself…oh well, I pretty liked the stuff they did. Guess they can’t do worse if they ass story stuff etc xD

Well I think heart of thornes is only a big version of a content patch.
Nothing more… but we will see.

But cantha? rly?… comon… HoT has nothing to do with cantha… or monstrous birds with weapons… >_>
They hear about an expansion (there is NOTHING written from an expansion in this infos) and yell out “CANTHA”…. bleh

Well, maybe it haves something to do with the big birds, i mean…if now Mordremoth fully awakens and wreak havoc in tyria, thus making the world change a lot as they claimed…maybe they’re gonna destroy the walls in the dominion of winds, or tengu will have to flee from it anyway…who knows xD

Personally I don’t care what continent / nation they add.
Just add something big already. High hopes for nightmare / sylvari focused content. We (sylvari) have a lot of stuff happening lately and the story also seem to go that way.

What are the odds that this is simply just the name for LS3? I’m not exactly sure why everyone immediately thinks expansion. If this does pertain to another physical release of some sort, then maybe it’s just a “boxed set” of a bundled LS1 & 2?

The thorns reference connects to plants which suggests Mordremoth. So, I haven’t seen anything referencing Mordremoth being apart of anything bigger than Maguuma Jungle, so I would have a hard time envisioning why this would be a “big traditional” expansion. Sure it’s more content, but including a small part of Tyria that we’ve already explored (GW1) I find it difficult to believe that we would get all of those things traditionally found in expansions for MMOs.

I think it would be more of a spiritual expansion so to say. Free large update to owners of the game. and a new name in the stores to attract new players with the Heart of Thorns tag (and signal old players to get back into the game for the new content)

That or they would need a LOT of content in that expansion to justify it.

I hope it is a payed expansion, Anet really needs the cash, as of late the newer content has been crap…I would love to give Anet my money 🙂

They’ve been wasting their money on content that disappears throughout S1
In S2 they realized that was stupid, but instead of putting most of their resources into expanding the stale open world and game features, they feed us the BS singleplayer stuff you play through once or twice and throw it away.
I don’t buy an mmo to play a singleplayer story >_>

You would love to watch ArenaNet go bankrupt – the way that the rest of NCSoft is heading, if you watch the news – but you still want more free content?

Shifted, I am afraid you are dangerously close to being stupid. A company with no employees distributes no free content. It’d be a lot smarter for you to hope it is a big expansion that would make ArenaNet a lot of money. That way you could keep being a cheapskate, leeching the free stuff. And ArenaNet could maintain its staffing to keep feeding you free stuff. And people like me (and 98% of the other people on these boards) could buy the expansion, get the new quality content and be happy too. All you would miss out on is content for a game you call BS and stale.

If you want to complain, do it intelligently. If you want to weep like a prepubescent fool, do it to your mom, not on a comment forum.

First of all, stop putting words in my mouth. I haven’t said I want them to go bankrupt.
Remember this game is not free, I paid for the box. I don’t choose to give them money because they allow me to, and I consider most of the “quality content” they release to actually suck.
So yeah, if they intend to continue like that, so will I.


Go fuck yourself.

Took the tea out of my cup, Shifted.

But the quality of the updates has been improving. I choose to hold out and see the fruits of what they’ve been planning for the past year and a half to two years or so.

Im sorry this is sounding a lot like the entitled user argument. Just because you bought the game doesn’t entitle you all the content being free or anything past access to the game servers and current content up to the point of purchase (the only exception is being patches to fix content or improve it).
If you are after huge content updates and lots of cool new stuff to do then like most mmo games you will most likely have to pay for it. Anet have tried to push out content thats free but as you have seen its hard when only funded by micro transactions.
I believe it will turn out to be a good combination of large paid for expansions and small little free living world updates to give you content between expansions. Which is much more than what most mmo companies will give you

Their decision on their payment model and my decision of buying the box entitles me to everything they’ve released so far.
They want to release an expansion? Cool, but I’m not sure I’m gonna buy it.

Expansion is needed

the living world is great but it’s not good enough to really be the one thing to expand this game world..

what if Mordremoth looks like a giant thorny vine just like an asian dragon ? what if native canthan praise him like a god ?

Cantha confirmed.

I really hope that this expansion price not be the price of the game, it should be at least half price of the game. I’m anxious to see what they putted in the expation, and i’m loving this Living Story soo much, maybe because i’m a sylvari, and is so awesome know more about them. Sylvari <3

I hope with the expation they put LS1 aswell because I don't remember very well, and should be good to have it, it would be easier for us connect the history and events.

Yeah we read ur first post. I feel that the charr and norn are far too stereotyped and prefer to avoid those areas and the interactions if i can. Besides, roundup won’t do a thing to the grove as the pale tree is immune and everything will just regrow (roundup has no effect on woody material).

cat messenger tho? anyway! an expansion is long overdue and i’m way excited for this to happen! they were speculating on reddit after looking at the profit reports for 2014 for anet that it should be in q3? (july-september) so that’s also got me on my toes as well. i’m just hoping they open up the entire maguuma jungle, i’d love it!

‘expansions’ usually cost money, just not as much as the full game. this isnt WoW, after all. expect it not to be free, but a reasonable price for what will hopefully be a lot of new areas and content.

It pains me if it is true because that sounds Sylvari based… and I highly dislike the Sylvari and their story 🙁 I actually have WAY more interest in the Jotun and their past along with Norn interactions than I do the Salads.

judging from that trailer up there it seems like dark things are in store for the sylvari, whether they end up actually being under mordremoths control or not it seems like their race becomes hated and i think something like that is exactly what is needed to evolve them to a more interesting race

It should be Maguuma Based instead. So it could include Maguuma map from GW1 and maybe the Mursaat hidden city. As we know that Rata Sum is an acronym for Mursaat, maybe they will be explanation from these characters.

Here are the basics of why the community is assuming expansion or an associated new game:
1) An NCSoft shareholder report claimed that Arena Net was planning a GW2 expansion for 2015.
2) ArenaNet promised that there would be a new surprise announced with the end of Living Story season 2. (LS Season 3 would hardly be a surprise.)
3) The Devs have been actively browsing, reviewing, commenting on, etc, the official forum posts related to potential new content. (This is also why people are expecting a Dragon to attack in Cantha, opening that area. The Devs have been all over the Cantha forum board.)
4) ArenaNet is planning a big announcement at PAX South (I think it’s in 10 days.) What else would they be unveiling?
5) In all the unfortunate downsizing that NCSoft just experienced, only ArenaNet was immune. Apparently, NCS figures they will be making a lot of money soon.
6) NCSoft goes to the trouble of registering a game logo that is markedly different than their current logo.

Only one thing makes all the above make sense: either an expansion (like GW Eye of the North) or a connected stand alone (like GW Factions or Nightfall) is set for this year.

Costly? Yes. But it will contain all the great, high-quality content we have come to expect from ArenaNet. I, for one, think it will be well worth it.

I noticed that in the 4 patents, there are descriptions of gaming software, forums, toys, etc. This seems like a full blown idea that they plan on marketing every aspect of. My guess is, even if it’s not a paid expansion, it will be marketed as a full blown expansion.

My biggest fear for this is that this will just be a repackaging of LS season 2, and give people the ability to buy the entire season at a discount if they missed it.

The LS 2 Final EP gave us:

It isn’t the end of the story……….

GW2 Heart of Thorns will start 2 weeks later, so unlikely it is an EXP.

Comfirm my guess : The existence of Sylvari is part of the dragon’s power.

Caithe always stands with my side…………

where did you read that???24/1 is pax and the anouncement.we don’t know yet if it’s an exp or not
also from previous pax they said they were working on something that they couldn’t say.

they will announce it two weeks later, yeah. the actuall release isn’t stated anywhere, but probably will be around the summer. if it did come out two weeks later, i would understand you saying it isn’t an exp. i’m guessing it probably is.

Interesting stories would be about tengu(Mysterious creatures), dwarfs(What happened after gw1 ?) and maybe human again(For example an epic hero of the past). Just my opinion.^^

“We couldn’t fix the current content so we decided were just gonna give up, release a bunch of new content instead, and hope for the best.”

Yep, sounds like Anet. Not that I’m against new content, but it’s kinda depressing when there’s still so many holes in the old content.

From the Trailer, do I make a mistake or do we see Mursaat or Seer (or what it seems to be) in a Golden CIty ?
Sort of Flying humanoid form

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