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News - Monday, January 3, 2005[edit | edit source]

Guild Wars on "A List"

Computer Games Magazine has listed The Most Anticipated Games of 2005, and Guild Wars is included in this prestigious group. Find the Guild Wars section on page 33 of the February 2005 issue of CGM.


News - Friday, January 7, 2005[edit | edit source]

IGN on Guild Wars Questing

New developments in the quest system for Guild Wars are detailed in today's article on IGN. While the many thousands currently enjoying our Beta Weekend Event can get a small preview of this novel system firsthand, everyone can read details of this new "defining point of Guild Wars" here.

Beta Weekend Event Begins

This month's Beta Weekend Event began early Friday morning and will continue until Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. We hope to see you in the event, which you can access via a Guild Wars preorder or, if you're fortunate, with a key provided from this month's partners, found on this list.

For those joining the Beta Weekend Event, you will find new guides and helpful content over on several of our fansites, including GWOnline.net and Guild Wars Ogaming. Enjoy!

Fansite Friday No. 27

Our Fansite Friday for this week is another Beta Weekend Event Special Edition. As you know, BWE #3 begins today, and we have culled the top three questions from throughout the Guild Wars community. They are asked, and answered, in FF #27.


News - Monday, January 10, 2005[edit | edit source]

Beta Weekend Event Concludes

The third monthly Beta Weekend Event closed as the clock struck Midnight last night. This event included previews of the new questing system and the GUI. We thank everyone for attending BWE Three, and invite your feedback, comments, and suggestions on our many Guild Wars fansites.


News - Wednesday, January 12, 2005[edit | edit source]

New Wallpaper: The Ranger

Our Wednesday Wallpaper is a study of the Female Ranger in an area selected from the Kryta region of Tyria. Select your choice of desktops on this page.

Post-Event Reports

Following on the third Beta Weekend Event, which concluded on Sunday night, are two reports, from Counter Frag and from HomeLAN, as well.

NCsoft Wins Award

We are happy to note that our publisher, NCsoft, was the recipient of the Publisher of the Year award from the Vault Network.


News - Thursday, January 13, 2005[edit | edit source]

Inquest Article

A new preview about Guild Wars is presented in the February 2005 issue of Inquest Gamer Magazine. The magazine will be hitting shelves soon, and you'll find the preview on the top of page 66.


News - Friday, January 14, 2005[edit | edit source]

Post-Event Fansite Friday

In the wake of this month's Beta Weekend Event, we've culled a list of questions from around the fansite community, and present them to you as this week's Fansite Friday Interview. Learn the answers to questions that fans are asking — about development and future events — right here. And next week, a new member of the GWCFP will be hosting FF #29.

Pair of Previews

Two websites have posted new Guild Wars previews based on last week's Beta Weekend Event. Find the first at GameZone and the second over at RPG Vault.


News - Tuesday, January 18, 2005[edit | edit source]

Wedding in Tyria

During the World Preview Event, Guild Wars hosted its very first wedding. ArenaNet artist Tami Foote and her fiancé, Joe Perreault, exchanged their vows on a sunlit Krytan beach. Find the story in our Fan Events section, here.


News - Thursday, January 20, 2005[edit | edit source]

2005's Most Wanted Games

GameSpy released the list of their 20 Most Wanted games of 2005, and Guild Wars made the grade. Read all about the game they believe "should really shake up the way that people look at persistent online worlds," here.

Weekly Wallpaper

This week's wallpaper is a close-up portrait of the female Necromancer. Find the new desktop over on this link.


News - Friday, January 21, 2005[edit | edit source]

Fansite Friday #29

This week's Fansite Friday asks about a possible game exploit, whether a popular form of character will be available upon release, and what it's like working together on the Guild Wars team. Find the answers over on Guild Wars Center, in our 29th Fansite Friday.


News - Monday, January 24, 2005[edit | edit source]

Guild Wars Preview

A new preview has been posted over on Experience Gaming. The three-page preview shares impressions gleaned from participation in all the Guild Wars events and can be found here.

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