NCsoft West is the US subsidiary of NCsoft - a South Korean video game publisher. NCsoft West works with a number of video game studios, developing mainly MMO games. My job was to design marketing sites and installers.
Guild Wars 2 is the sequel to the popular MMORPG gameGuild Wars. The game itself has a pretty unique UI - heavily inspired by the concept art created specifically for the game. We wanted to carry that direction over to the site as well, so we used lots of brushes, concept art, and hand-written fonts to convey the same sort of painterly quality.
The aforementioned Guild Wars came out 7 years before Guild Wars 2, but becuase of the sequal there was renewed interested in the original, so I redesigned the existing site. I wanted to maintain the focus on characters, but make it a little more modern and responsive. The original also felt much too cramped, so I tried to make the new version a little airier.