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Guild Wars: Rediscovering Tyria – Battle Isles Edition

Posted Mon, Aug 24, 2009 by Sardu

The face of PvP in Guild Wars has changed quite a bit over the years. From a lower barrier of entry to a plethora of new arena options the system has grown to offer something for players of all skill levels. Continuing our series of second look editorials, Reuben “Sardu” Waters recently traveled to the beating heart of PvP in Guild Wars, the Battle Isles, offering some insights as to how the competitive aspects of the game have changed and what challenges await new or returning players.

Random arenas are pretty similar to the team arenas in the sense that both focus on 4v4 competition. The key difference is that with the random arenas you don’t need to spend time finding a group – as the name suggests you simply hit the ‘Enter Battle’ button and you’ll be randomly placed into a group with 3 other players. While you’ll still come across some pretty hardcore players in the random arena matches, for the most part these tend to be quick, fun events that I think really help you learn quite a bit about how different build types function in competitive play.

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