By David Campbell September 10th, 2010 We had a fantastic time at PAX this year showcasing Guild Wars 2 and meeting our fellow gamers. This year was easily the biggest PAX ever, with a record attendance of 67,600 fans – many of whom visited our booth to play the GW2 demo! It seemed like everywhere you went at PAX, somebody was wearing a GW2 bandana or T-shirt. Here’s a sampling of what people were saying about the Guild Wars 2 experience at PAX! GamePro took a spin around Tyria at PAX and described the game as “staggeringly beautiful” in this thorough breakdown of the hands-on demo. They said, “I have high hopes for Guild Wars 2 as the kind of MMO that really does move the genre forward.” Rubi Bayer at Massively offers a detailed overview of the hands-on demo – we think she liked it! Massively reports on our Dynamic Events panel, which was more of an audience-participation brainstorming workshop, really. G4TV’s blog The Feed was there as well; they said, “The company used their panel at PAX this year to invite the Guild Wars faithful behind-the-scenes […] letting them create an event chain for the upcoming game.” And as always, the good people at Guild Wars 2 Guru have assembled an exhaustive list of GW2 PAX links in their “Ultimate PAX Thread,” which has a ton of PAX videos. You’ll feel like you were there! Destructoid played the demo and liked it so much they declared Guild Wars 2 one of their PAX Best of Show winners! They declare in their in-depth look at the demo, “Guild Wars 2 is shaping up to be one of the most interesting MMOs we’ve seen in a long, long time.” Bill Murphy from MMORPG.com made some interesting observations about how Guild Wars 2 is bringing role-playing back to MMORPGs in this article, where he says, “[…]ArenaNet is anxious to challenge the notion that the player-character needs to be a static polygon model without emotions or choice.” Gamesonsmash.com called the ArenaNet presence at PAX “an impressive showing” in their review of the demo. Ten Ton Hammer had so much to say about their experience at PAX playing the Guild Wars 2 demo that they had to break it into two parts. Read part one here and part two right here! Sardu from Ten Ton Hammer also grabbed Game Designer Izzy Cartwright for a chat about combat in GW2. That’s just scratching the surface of the comments and discussions online. Needless to say, we had a great time at PAX and are happy that so many people got to play and enjoy Guild Wars 2. Remember to check out our PAX 2010 Flickr gallery to see pictures we took at the show. Coming up, we’ll take a closer look at the PAX Dynamic Events panel, and we’ll talk more about the Guild Wars 2 Extended Experience, which takes GW2 beyond your PC. Have a great weekend!