ArenaNet is Creating Guild Wars 2 API for Tool Builders
The developers of Guild Wars 2 are gearing up for some massive improvements to the game, offering fortnightly content updates (via Gamerzines), among other things.
The latest effort by ArenaNet to drive community participation in the game is to develop and release the API for players to build their own tools for the game.
“We have a team working on exposing some of the code to the player base,” said Lead Content Designer Mike Zadorojny in an interview with PCGamesN. “We have APIs the players can tie into. The fans are already working on a Google Maps for Tyria that lets you zoom in and see what’s going on at the individual map level. We’ve exposed what events are running and where they’re running too.”
“If you want to know the current World versus World status and who owns what towers and keeps, all that information is being exposed. We’re going to keep adding new features and exposing more code.”
The tools will allow would-be tool builders to create various apps to complement Guild Wars 2 outside the game.