Guild Wars: Interview with Jeff Strain at Leipzig GC

4 Million and Counting

To date, Guild Wars has sold over 4 million copies of its original
Guild Wars product. With that news freshly in mind, the Ten Ton Hammer
team sent Cody "Micajah" Bye to the NCsoft booth at the Leipzig Games
Convention to have a conversation with Jeff Strain, co-founder of Arena
Net and one of the lead programmers on the team. For those of you who
aren't familiar with Jeff's work, the man has been an influential
member of the video game industry for several years and was the lead
programmer and team lead for Blizzard's World of Warcraft before
setting his feet and founding ArenaNet. While our conversation was
focused around the upcoming expansion Guild Wars: Eye of the North, we
also discussed a bit about Guild Wars 2 as well. Sit back and enjoy the

The Hall of Monuments is kind of like taking a
snap-shot of your
bad-assness, and then will let you take that bad-assness forward into
Guild Wars 2.  It's kind of visual representation of what your
character has accomplished. When you get into Guild Wars 2, you can
physically access that Hall of Monuments and use all those statues to
unlock special things in Guild Wars 2. You won't be able to give any of
those things away. So, your Guild Wars character is a bad-ass and your
Guild Wars 2 character can walk into the Hall of Monuments and walk out
looking like a bad-ass.

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