Competing for cash in an MMORPG?

Nope, we're not talking about two gold farmers dickering over a roll. The Guild Wars World Championship began this week in Taipei. Six teams representing three regions are competing for fame, glory, and the $100,000 grand prize. In this editorial, we take a look at the GWWC. Read about it at our Guild Wars @ TenTonHammer community site. Good luck to all the folks participating. Travel safe, play fair, and take lots of pictures for those of us back home!

It’s a pretty crazy concept, when you think about it. Playing a video game and ending up in a foreign country, competing for cash. Sure, it’s happened with first-person-shooter games, but a game billed as an RPG? Not so common. Guild Wars is a unique mix of story-telling and competitive PvP action, and its success rests firmly on both pillars.

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016

About The Author

Jeff's interest in online games stretches back to organizing neighborhood Unreal tournaments as a teenager, but when a college roommate introduced him to EverQuest, an interest became an obsession. Jeff joined the Ten Ton Hammer team in 2004 covering EverQuest II, and he's had his hands on just about every PC online and multiplayer game since.