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  • GameSpy's 2006 PC Winners!
    Get this... it isn't World of Warcraft! It's Guild
    ! Shocked? Me too. They explain their decision:

    When a mammoth game like World of Warcraft is unleashed upon the world, it's
    hard to take in the long view of the MMO market. But its four-million-odd
    subscriber base be damned, there is a game out there that's pushing the boundaries
    in more meaningful -- and, very likely, more far-reaching -- ways. That's
    Guild Wars, which gets the nod here for a multitude of reasons. Primarily,
    it provides a gameplay experience that's packed with topnotch content, well-designed
    underlying systems, and amazing visuals. And it provides all this without
    a monthly subscription. It's a bold move for an MMO, and when you consider
    that the quality of Guild Wars' experience is on par with the best pay-for-play
    MMOs out there, well, it's bound to make splashes. And we'll be feeling their
    effects soon.

    Best part- WoW was merely an "Honorable Mention." Bet thats gonna
    stir up a lot of trouble!

    Tue, Dec 20, 2005
  • Oh what would you do for a klondike bar? Would ya.. would ya shoot someone?

    Wait! We're talking about the 100 Grand Cash Prize for the Guild Wars World Championship Games! NcSoft posted the official rules on the official website today.

    The Guild Wars 2006 World Championship series is an international event that culminates in a tournament that features $100,000 in cash, earned trips, and other great prizes for the top 6 finishers.


    The ladder season begins at 08:00 (a.m.) GMT on October 1, 2005 and ends at 08:00 (a.m.) GMT on January 1, 2006.

    Regional Playoff matches will take place from Saturday, January 7 through Saturday, January 14, 2006 in the time zone of each region.

    Matches will take place on weekends and on weekday evenings, during the time slots designated by ArenaNet.

    The World Championship will take place at the Taipei Game Show in Taipei, Taiwan, February 16 through 19, 2006.

    Be sure to read the rules and etc etc. What would you do with $100,000? I'd buy that life-size Peter Griffin doll I've had my eye on!

    The Coolest Guild Wars Site On The Net!

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    Fri, Dec 16, 2005
  • Gentlemen.. we can rebuild her! Ok I want a weapon that shoots flying monkeys at unsuspecting newbies. Heating seaking monkeys! Yeah!

    If you have the same ambition as I do, you are in luck! Guild Wars Design A Weapon Contest is underway.

    It's time for another Guild Wars contest! And with the Design-a-Weapon Contest, you have a chance to be immortalized forever in the second chapter of the Guild Wars story. We will be offering many new weapons and shields in the upcoming installment, and we'd love to include items based on your concepts. To enter the contest, simply send us a drawing, sketch, or printed image of a weapon or shield that you have designed.

    Be sure to check out our Guild Wars Site It's not only fantastic, but it's informative as well!

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    Fri, Dec 09, 2005
  • If she really were an assassin, she'd be gone by the time we link to the forum thread.
    Guild Wars Guru's community and (interestingly) Guild Wars Slovenia are reporting that assassins are going to be the new class for the game's chapter 2 installment next year. What began as a rumor has since been confirmed by ArenaNet officials, like Alex Weekes of the Community Relations team:

    Actually, it's from a well-respected source (Play Magazine) and has already been confirmed as legitimate by Gaile (and now by me). The source is not an adult publication, it's a gaming publication ... and as Gaile has already noted, Play Magazine have previously provided some excellent Guild Wars features.

    Nothing dubious about it at all, the Assassin will be available to players when the game releases in the First Half 2006.

    There ya have it. Check out the newest Guild Wars class at the official site.
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    Wed, Nov 16, 2005
  • Guild Wars joins in on the Halloween ruckus. waxes poetic with the announcement of a new schmaltzy, yet fun Halloween quest for players of Guild Wars:

    When the moon rises high over Lion's Arch
    And the wind moans through the most hollow of eves

    Shutter your homes this holiday
    Steer clear of the shadows
    For on this night, they say,

    A long-addled spirit returns from the grave
    Pumpkin upon his head,
    A wicked deed within his heart
    A pint of witch's brew for all those who misbehave

    Heed these words, all ye who dare enter here:
    Bind your souls to the mortal realm
    For the regent of madness draws near.

    When they say "regent of madness," is Tom Cruise making a guest appearance? Read through the Guild Wars Halloween update notes to find out!
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    Fri, Oct 28, 2005
  • Locked chests, the bane of MMOGs.
    ArenaNet has posted the latest Guild Wars Game Updates. When we approached Jennifer Love Hewitt about the changes, she ran, fast, the other direction screaming:

    " Improved distribution of rare items in locked chests so that most players will get more rare items. "

    You can read the Guild Wars Game Update Notes at the Official Site.
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    Fri, Sep 23, 2005
  • I'll take the Pu Pu Platter build...'s Guild of the Week is a European guild called "Dynasty Warriors," which takes Chinese history seriously; requiring guildies to take names from the celestial lands. If you ever wanted to get a feel for a Guild Wars competitive match, take a look at this article; it features an interesting play-by-play commentary on a team arena "capture the flag" match:

    Members of the Dynasty Warriors guild believe that one of the keys to a successful battle is an understanding of the value of patience and knowing when to take risks, a lesson they learned from a war of attrition in one of their memorable guild battles. Set amid the foreboding backdrop of the Isle of the Dead guild hall, the battle started off fiercely as both teams struggled to control the flag stand. Though heavy losses were incurred on both sides, the DW team was finally able to hold the flag. The tenacity of their opponents was not to be underestimated, however, as they fought back to reclaim their flag...

    Did they hold the flag? Probably, since the article honors them! But see for yourself in the Guild Wars "Guild of the Week" article at the official site.

    Wed, Sep 14, 2005
  • Houston, we have a MMOG.
    The Houston Chronicle has posted a quick little ditty about Guild Wars that takes a brief, but focused look at the game. Vin Diesel can play four Guild Wars characters at once using only the powers of his mind. His mind powers had nothing to do with the following, though they could have if he had wanted them to:

    "It's a sad fact that most massively multiplayer online games are dominated by gamers with way too much time on their hands.
    Building a character and maintaining relationships within an online world often demand more time and energy than a casual gamer can muster. Guild Wars , a PC-based online game from ArenaNet and Austin-based NCSoft, seeks to change that by making it easier to join."

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    Tue, Sep 13, 2005
  • Better late than never

    Guild Wars' Wednesday deskpaper hit the site a day later than usual, but since the folks released the "Sorrow's Furnace" expansion this week I guess we can give them some slack.

    This week's wallpaper shows a blending of concepts for the fiery depths of Sorrow's Furnace. Find your choice of wallpaper sizes and aspect ratios, and decorate your desktop with something befitting of the latest Guild Wars update

    Help yourself to some Guild Wars: Sorrow's Furnace deskpaper here!

    Fri, Sep 09, 2005
  • While the thought of "Counters" and "Smiting" might bring back early Parochial school memories...

    ...these are also terms used to descrbe important aspects of Guild Wars strategy. Even after the recent updates, smiting is the most common offensive technique employed on the scene. Important to note though, is that many good teams are not predominantly using smiting! Learn about the prominent cases of smiting, and the counters that can shut it down. Do your part to bring variety back onto the scene of Guild Wars!

    The current scene of smiting involves an Elementalist/Monk using fast recharge skills and Zealot's Fire, which takes advantage of using enchantments and Ether Renewal to keep up both energy and health with every cast, while dealing significant damage. Seems unfair? Many people feel that Ether Renewal should be changed, or rather, rebalanced.

    The full TTH Guild Wars Strategy Highlight: "On Smiting and Counters" is now available for your esteemed perusal!

    Tue, Sep 06, 2005
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