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  • See What GameDaily Has to Say

    GameDaily has posted their preview of the upcoming expansion to Guild Wars. See what they think of Nightfall.

    Players then step into the sandals of a Sunspear soldier who works to rise up the ranks to gain recognition. Anyone who played previous Guild War games will be able to jump right into Nightfall. In fact, characters can travel across to different campaigns as long as the player owns them. The core game mechanics are identical. Characters can select one primary and secondary profession. They go out into instanced worlds, where the entire landscape is dedicated to the player's party without anyone else intruding, When venturing out, they are only allowing to bring eight skills with them, making this as much a game of strategy as it is role playing. What sets Nightfall apart, other than its story and setting, are the two unique classes and the hero.

    Keep reading to see what else they have to say. Our Guild Wars Ten Ton Hammer Community site has all the latest news and information, stop by today and get caught up!

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Nov 09, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Community Relations Manager for ArenaNet Chats with FiringSquad

    Gaile Gray sat down with the fine folks from FiringSquad recently. Find out what they were able to learn about the upcoming Nightfall expansion to Guild Wars.

    ArenaNet has proven with the first two Guild Wars games that their formula of creating an MMO like game without a MMO monthly fee is very appealing. On the eve of the release of Guild Wars Nightfall on Friday, FiringSquad got a chance to do a last minute interview with Gaile Gray, the community relations manager for ArenaNet as she revealed more info on the third full game in their best selling multiplayer action-RPG series:

    Keep reading to learn more. You can find more information at our Guild Wars Ten Ton Hammer Community site or share your thoughts on this and all your favorite MMOs in our new Ten Ton Hammer Forums.

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Oct 26, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Make yourself a date with the night

    Games Radar has posted their impressions of the upcoming Guild Wars Expansion, Nightfall.

    As you may remember, the original plan for the massively multiplayer role-player Guild Wars was that rather than charging a subscription fee, they'd release full-priced expansions every six months for people who wanted further adventures. When Guild Wars Factions took a full year to appear, that plan was presumed to be abandoned. With Nightfall arriving almost six months to the day later, it seemingly hasn't.

    Keep reading to see what they have to say. Head over to our Guild Wars Ten Ton Hammer Community site to catch up on all the latest news and information.

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Oct 24, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Boomtown Brings Us an Hands-On Preview of Nightfall

    Boomtown has posted their latest look at the upcoming Guild Wars expansion. They had a chance to play Nightfall. Keep reading to find out what they thought...

    So here we are again, logging on for God knows which time, this time preparing to get into the next chapter of the saga, Nightfall. The title screen now has a sort of African-Arabian from-the-desert-to-the-seas thing going, and as usual, Jeremy Soule's music fits the mood. It feels like I'm about to date an old flame again, and she's changed ever so subtly, but somehow significantly. The thing is, though, that she's still the same, my Guild Wars. She may now have even more to do, this time focusing on single-player content rather than the multiplayer-fest that is Factions, she may have two new classes, the Dervish and the Paragon, lots of new items, quests, et cetera up her sleeve, but really, folks, she is the same.

    Get clicking to read the rest of the preview. Stop by our Guild Wars Ten Ton Hammer Community site to catch up on all the latest news and information or share your thoughts with us on this and all your favorite MMOs in the new Ten Ton Hammer Forums today!

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Oct 16, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Thriving Online Community Waiting for More!

    Hexus.gaming has posted a preview of the upcoming expansion to Guild Wars. Nightfall has received favorable previews thus far, keep reading to see if the trend continues.

    NCSoft and ArenaNet’s Guild Wars titles have a thriving online community. The latest expansion, Guild Wars Nightfall, has got those fans salivating at the thought of new missions, new environments to explore, new magical beasts and even two new professions to choose from, the Dervish and the Paragon.

    Get clicking to see how they rate Guild Wars: Nightfall. Do you play Guild Wars? Are you looking forward to this expansion? Head over to the Guild Wars Ten Ton Hammer Community site and share your thoughts with us in the forums today.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Oct 05, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Guild Wars Nightfall Updated Impressions - Heroes, Quests, and Setting

    GameSpot posted some updated impressions for the upcoming expansion to Guild Wars. They had a chance to speak with ArenaNet co-founder Jeff Strain about Nightfall.

    The appeal of online games is that they let you have your adventures alongside other players from around the globe. And one of the hallmarks of ArenaNet's online role-playing game Guild Wars is that it has evolved over time, adding new features and gameplay ever since its launch last year. Thanks to excellent gameplay and the fact that there's no subscription fee required to play, Guild Wars has established itself as a hit. ArenaNet claims more than 2 million copies of the game sold to date, and with the release of further chapters, we can expect that number to grow.

    Head over and read the rest of the article. Joined our Guild Wars Ten Ton Hammer Community yet? Head over and share your thoughts in the forums. Catch up on al the latest news and information today.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Sep 29, 2006
    LadySirse
  • MMO's In Pro-gaming World of E-sports

    Computerandviedogames.com has posted this interview with Michael Gills, ArenaNet Tournament Coordinator. He talks about the steps Guild Wars Faction is taking to being MMOs into the competitive world of e-sports.

    Guild Wars Factions has single-handedly created an entirely new e-sports genre, won over thousands of fans and provided a brand new way to earn a Ferrari. We recently caught up with Michael Gills, ArenaNet Tournament Coordinator, and asked him about Guild Wars's fledging steps into e-sports status, and what the future holds for the game.

    What challenges have you faced when attempting to stay on top of keeping the game balanced, and how has the introduction of large cash prizes changed the way you run the league?

    Find out how this question is answered as well as many more. Stop by Guild Wars Ten Ton Hammer to learn more.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Jul 11, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Know the Factions!

    Jeff Strain, ArenaNet co-founder and Guild Wars producer, speaks to AVault about some of the more interesting aspects of recent standalone Guild Wars expansion Factions.

    We’re in over 35 different countries right now. So we want to make sure that each new campaign explores a different art style, a different mythology or fantasy tradition or cultural tradition. But most importantly, we want to make sure that each new one looks drastically different than the one that came before it. So as you point out, the first campaign was a more traditional Medieval European fantasy, Factions is very much an Asian theme, and campaign three is also going to be very visually distinct. It’s going to have more of a North African feel. So think of Tunisia, Morocco kind of look to it.

    Check out the Jeff Strain Guild Wars interview at AVault.

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Jun 15, 2006
    Ethec
  • A Guild Wars Factions Primer

    Guild Wars Factions launched in early May, but if you're not quite sure what the standalone expansion to the bestselling subscription-free Guild Wars is all about, Hexus does a great job of summarizing things in this article.

    This time we have 2 new character classes to add to the classes from the Prophecies campaign, giving you Assassin and Ritualist to choose from too. Assassins are fast and can link attacks together with ease, Ritualists can summon creatures from the void (spirits and the likes !) to aid them and party members in battle.

    Check out the Guild Wars Factions overview at Hexus gaming, then I'd be remiss to not mention our very own Guild Wars @ Ten Ton Hammer community site, for the rest of your GW info needs.

    Features, Previews
    Wed, May 31, 2006
    Ethec
  • PvP with no monthly fee.
    Pro-G has a preview of Guild Wars: Factions up and ready to be perused.

    "The Factions campaign itself is set on an Asian-styled continent called Cantha, and (as the title implies) the story revolves around a conflict between two warring factions, the Luxon and the Kurzick. Player guilds can form alliances to side with one of these two factions, and then engage in alliance battles, the result of which will give the victorious alliance control over towns and unlock elite-level cooperative quests."

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Mar 31, 2006
    Boomjack
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