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Guild Wars 2

  • No monthly fee and updates for free.
    The folks at NCSoft / ArenaNET have posted the list of changes that are coming to Guild Wars. They wrote something that looks a lot like this:

    "This week, as part of our in continuing promise to keep Guild Wars free of hacks, cheats, and other exploits, we closed the accounts of more than 100 users of bots. With today's update we are taking further steps to address the bot problem. New changes will improve our ability to identify and ban users of bots, rebalance mission areas that were highly exploited by bots, and reduce the overall effectiveness of bots, exploits, and other highly repetitive forms of gold and item farming. We are taking these steps to improve the game for all players, so that people using bots to farm gold cannot generate a huge influx of new gold into the economy, which increases prices for everyone and encourages other players to engage in repetitive farming just to keep up."

    You can read the entire Guild Wars Game Update Notes at The Official Site.
    All the Guild Wars information you can handle is located at: GuildWars.TenTonHammer.com

    News
    Fri, Jun 10, 2005
    Boomjack
  • MMORPG - No Fee.
    Bit-tech has joined the flood and reviewed Guild Wars. They wrote this, maybe:

    "Forget what you know about MMORPGs, because Guild Wars takes the concepts and throws them out of the window. Number One: there are no fees to pay each month. You pay for the game upfront, like any other game, then you play it online as much as you want. Number Two: forget spending ages on mundane tasks like sleeping, or healing, or crafting. In Guild Wars, you spend more of your time questing and less of your time fiddling. Number Three: don't worry about queuing to take on big quests. You won't be sharing them with others."

    You can read the entire Guild Wars Review at Bit-Tech.
    The best Guild Wars community on the InterWeb is only a click away at GuildWars.TenTonHammer.com.

    Reviews
    Thu, Jun 09, 2005
    Boomjack
  • The love-in continues.
    MMORPG.com has posted their review of Guild Wars. It's probable that they wrote this:

    "Led by a development team of industry veterans (many of whom hail from the hallowed halls of Blizzard) Guild Wars has had high expectations laid upon it by both its creators and many in the player community. Close scrutiny has been given the game throughout its long development and beta periods, with the Devs responding quickly and decisively to rectify game bugs and address player concerns."

    You can read the entire Guild Wars Review at MMORPG.com.

    Reviews
    Wed, Jun 08, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Another Guild Wars review spills onto the Interweb.
    Business Week Online has posted a review of Guild Wars. We're almost positive that they might have written this:

    "It's definitely not your typical online role-playing game. Best of all: You only have to pay for "Guild Wars" ($50, T-rated) once. There are no extra fees, unlike most similar games, which charge about $15 per month to keep playing."

    You can read the entire Guild Wars Review at Business Week Online.

    Reviews
    Wed, Jun 08, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Someone removed their finger from the dyke and another Guild Wars review spilled out.
    BonusStage has posted a review of Guild Wars. We are nearly certain that they wrote this:

    "When it comes to Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG), gamers either love them or hate them, there’s rarely a middle ground. Something fans and non-fans alike would agree on hating however is the “pay as you play” monthly fee MMOs charge to play. Who with a sane mind actually likes paying 10 to 15 bucks a month after laying down a fifty-spot just to buy the game in the first place? As someone who absolutely loves a great MMORPG, even I have grown sick and tired of the fees. That’s why when NCsoft announced Guild Wars, a quasi-MMORPG with completely free online play, I gave up any care I had for the rash of upcoming (and now released) high profile titles like World of Warcraft and EverQuest 2 and held out for its arrival. After a long wait and numerous squelched urges to give those “other” MMOs a try, Guild Wars has arrived at long last and I’m so thankful for its creation, and you most certainly should be too."

    You can read the entireGuild Wars review at BonusStage.com.

    Reviews
    Tue, Jun 07, 2005
    Boomjack
  • A Celestial Sigil to call your own.
    The folks at GuildWarsGuru are giving away a Celestial Sigil. It's within the realm of possibility that they wrote this:

    "In conjunction with the guild Idiot Savants, Guild Wars Guru is proud to host this contest of Guild Wars knowledge and acumen. By next week, the lucky winner will receive a Celestial Sigil donated by Idiot Savants."

    You can read all about the Celestial Sigil contest at GuildWarsGuru.

    Need more Guild Wars information? Your next stop should be the TenTonHammer.com Guild Wars Community.

    News
    Tue, Jun 07, 2005
    Boomjack
  • If you have been living in a box and missed out on Guild Wars then you are in luck.
    Gameshark has written up a review of Guild Wars. We are almost sure that they wrote this:

    "The game is unique even if you ignore the fact that you don't need a
    credit card to play. There's a level 20 "cap" in place which at first seems rather odd; other games have caps that are much, much higher but as ArenaNet is quick to point out: the game really starts at level 20. That's when it gets particularly good. This is not a game about grinding for four hours to reach the next level. It's about telling a story in true RPG fashion combined with a fantastic PvP (player vs. player) model that demands teamwork, skill, and smarts."

    Read the entire Guild Wars review at GameShark.

    Reviews
    Mon, Jun 06, 2005
    Boomjack
  • If you play Guild Wars, for the love of Pete please write a review about it. There are hardly any out there. /cough
    The Armchair Empire reviews Guild Wars. We are relatively confident that they wrote this:

    "For all of the accolades that online RPGs have gotten over the years, there has always been a chorus of gamers who say, “Well, that’s cool and all, but I’m not paying a monthly fee for one of these things.”  Enter Guild Wars, which takes this whole pay-to-play concept and tosses it out the window.  This in and of itself is a pretty neat approach an online role-playing, but it doesn’t mean a whole lot if the rest of the game isn’t very good.  Thankfully that isn’t the case here, as Guild Wars provides wonderful visuals, well-paced battles, a story that players actually want to learn more about, and a very strong player versus player component, all of which can be enjoyed with others, or all by your lonesome if you’re so inclined."

    Read the entire Guild Wars review at The Armchair Empire.

    Reviews
    Mon, Jun 06, 2005
    Boomjack
  • War Lore.
    New lore has been posted on the Guild Wars Official Site. They may have written this:

    "Across the gorge, four Krytan merchants were fighting for their lives. Surrounded on three sides, a flock of six birdlike creatures slashed at them with swords, axes, and claws."

    Read the entire Lore Article at the Official Site.

    News
    Fri, Jun 03, 2005
    Boomjack
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