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Today is Guild Wars' eighth anniversary. Depending on which tradition you follow, I should be getting the game either bronze, salt, linens, or lace as a gift. Since I don't happen to have any of those handy, I'd like to reflect upon the rich life that Guild Wars has led so far. The game didn't...

April 28th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Some days, saving the world from Elder Dragons just feels like such a drag. Every time you put a dragon lieutenant down, you know that another one is, even then, being knit together from crystals or rotting corpses and it won't be all that long before it's time to save the world again. That...

April 9th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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What's that, you say? A cheap tie-in, you say? Oh, pish posh. It just so happens that I appreciate the rich oeuvre of Jeremy Soule, and the alignment of the planets is... OK, it's a cheap tie-in. I can't help it; Guild Wars has been on my mind this past week, and since the full Guild Wars 2 soun...

August 28th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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I see a lot of questions about whether or not people who want to play Guild Wars 2 should jump into the original in the (increasingly diminishing) time left before launch. I don't think there's really a one-size-fits-all answer to that question. For those of you who are worried about missing a bu...

August 7th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Aztecs. Chronomancers. Mounts. Halberds. Golems. Dual wielding. These are all but a hint of what a fourth Guild Wars campaign could have been, a campaign that was under development in the mid-2000s but was scrapped by 2007. Replacing it was the expansion Guild Wars Eye of the North and the worki...

May 8th 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Do you play Guild Wars with nothing to lose and nothing to prove? Then you might wind up dancing with yourself in the newest update to the game, which will add a new system of Mercenary Heroes -- turning other characters on your account into special heroes just for your use. And since this update...

March 3rd 2011 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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In case you haven't heard, Best Buy is offering the Guild Wars Trilogy at a serious discount this week. $14.99 for Guild Wars: Prophecies, Factions, and Nightfall. Since the game is free-to-play, a one-time price of $15 for all three games is a powerful incentive to check out the game as a new play...

December 17th 2009 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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You have a much more segregated view of PvE and PVP content, do you think this makes the game more enjoyable for players? Will it influence gameplay in future titles, such as Guild Wars 2?We have different forms of PvP for different player types. We have more easily accessible formats like Alliance...

April 27th 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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ArenaNet and NCSoft are celebrating the fourth anniversary of free-to-play MMO Guild Wars this month so we decided to sit down an chat with Community Manager Regina Buenaobra about the games success and it's beginnings.How did Guild Wars come about?When the ArenaNet founders (Jeff Strain, Mike O'Br...

April 27th 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Guild Wars and World of Warcraft have been peacefully co-existing for several years now. Considering the fact that the Guild Wars development team over at ArenaNet is made up of ex-Blizzard folks, you're bound to see some similarities between the games. Or, as is more accurately the case, you'll se...

July 31st 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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If you've ever experienced the joy of Wintersday in Guild Wars throughout the years, you may be excited by the news that ArenaNet is bringing Wintersday back for a brief time this coming weekend. It's part of their Wintersday in July event beginning at noon PDT on Friday, July 18th and running unti...

July 16th 2008 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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In the continuing adventures of Shamus over at Twenty-Sided, his latest blog entry treats us to his further impressions of Guild Wars: Prophecies. This time he delves into the gameplay and how much he appreciates a real story in an online game. He also touches on leveling, skills, crafting, looting...

June 21st 2008 at 3:30pm 0 Comments