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News – Thursday, September 29, 2005[edit | edit source]

Guild Wars World Championship Announced

In a press release today, we proudly provide the details of the first Guild Wars World Championship. Find the press release here. We also offer a full page with additional information about this event, which you can locate on the following link.

News – Wednesday, September 28, 2005[edit | edit source]

Gamespot Interview

Gamespot has posted a new Guild Wars interview today, and the topic is the second chapter of the Guild Wars saga. Find the Q&A on this link.

News – Tuesday, September 27, 2005[edit | edit source]

Guild of the Week #18

This week's featured guild may have one of the most interesting names in Tyria: The Pirates of BBQ Bay. Avast, me hearties! Come sail the uncharted waters of this week's GotW.

News – Monday, September 26, 2005[edit | edit source]

Guild Wars World Championship Unveiled

We are pleased to announce that the qualifying season for the first Guild Wars World Championship will begin this week. In preparation, the Guild Wars Ladder will be reset at 12:00 am PDT (7:00 am GMT) on October 1 to start the first ladder season. This inaugural season will last three months and will culminate in regional playoffs among top-ranked guilds in each of America, Europe, and Korea, followed by the global Guild Wars World Championship, a live event to be held early next year. We'll be making a formal announcement on Thursday with further details.

Prior to the October 1 ladder reset, we will be updating Guild Wars with a comprehensive set of skill balance changes to refresh the competitive landscape.

Guild Wars Halloween Art Contest

Guild Wars fans are invited to express themselves in a seasonal manner in our new contest, The Guild Wars Halloween Art Contest. Your options are many — from costume design to pumpkin carving — and the prizes are terrific Guild Wars wearables. For more information, visit our Events Section.

News – Friday, September 23, 2005[edit | edit source]

Fansite Friday #60

We've posted up the concluding half of our collaborative Fansite Friday interview, with questions mostly in a PvP theme. Find the questions and answers here.

News – Thursday, September 22, 2005[edit | edit source]

1,000,000 and Growing!

ArenaNet and NCsoft today announced that Guild Wars has sold in excess of one million copies in the United States and Europe, and that sales numbers continue to rise. You will find the press release on this link.

News – Tuesday, September 20, 2005[edit | edit source]

Guild of the Week #17

We offer another Guild of the Week article today, this one featuring Eternum Pariah, currently ranked No. 1 on the Guild Wars Ladder. Read about EP and peruse some of their winning strategies on this link.

News – Monday, September 19, 2005[edit | edit source]

ESL Tourney Round Two

The second round in the International ESL Guild Wars tournament is set to begin on September 26th. Find out more on this page. Good luck to all the participating guilds!

News – Friday, September 16, 2005[edit | edit source]

Fansite Friday #59

This week's Fansite Friday Interview is a post-Update Q&A based on fan questions submitted, by invitation, through numerous Guild Wars fansites. We received so many good questions that we're running this as a two-part series, with the second half due next Friday. Find FF#59 here.

News – Tuesday, September 13, 2005[edit | edit source]

Guild of the Week #16

This week we relight the guild spotlight with the sixteenth in our continuing focus on the guilds of Guild Wars. The subject is Dynasty Warriors, a predominantly European guild with a decidedly Asian theme. Read about them in the latest GotW article.

News – Friday, September 09, 2005[edit | edit source]

IGN Creature Feature

A new IGN article on the Sorrow's Furnace Update focuses on the monsters that inhabit the new explorable areas of Guild Wars. Find out about these formidable creatures, and see new concept art and screen captures, here.

Jeremy Soule Interview

A new interview with Guild Wars composer Jeremy Soule has been posted on IGN. Find out about the composition process, Jeremy's sources of inspiration for the new Sorrow's Furnace mini-pak, and much more by visiting this link.

Fansite Friday #58

Our Fansite Friday mini-interview for this week is with a Danish fansite, Guild Wars Denmark. Questions cover "leavers," character changing, and guild affiliations. Find it here.

News – Thursday, September 08, 2005[edit | edit source]

Wallpaper of the Week

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, right here!

Interview on IGN

Another interview on the subject of the Sorrow's Furnace Update has been posted on IGN. The subject is the story of Tyria and of Sorrow's Furnace itself. Follow the link to read the interview with Jess Lebow, World Designer for Guild Wars.

News – Wednesday, September 07, 2005[edit | edit source]

Welcome to Sorrow's Furnace!

We're happy to announce the release of the Guild Wars Sorrow's Furnace Update. The update introduces two large explorable areas that offer Guild Wars players many new experiences and rewards. You can read about the update on this link and of course can experience all that the new regions have to offer you by joining Guild Wars now. We'll see you in Tyria!

Update Notes Posted

The Update Notes for the Sorrow's Furnace Update have been posted. They outline the many significant changes that have been incorporated into this major free update, including incorporating the PvP Extreme Faction reward levels on a permanent basis, refreshing and rebalancing skills, and adding a large number of exciting new elements to the game. Check out the Update Notes for details.

News – Tuesday, September 06, 2005[edit | edit source]

An Offer of Note

In conjunction with the Guild Wars Sorrow's Furnace Update, Composer Jeremy Soule has produced more than 25 minutes of wonderful original music specifically for the new explorable areas. Direct Song offers this Official Music Add-on for Sorrow's Furnace as a free download for Guild Wars players. You can obtain the complimentary musical mini-pak by heading to the Direct Song site.

IGN Previews Sorrow's Furnace

If you want a peek at some of what's in store for you with the Sorrow's Furnace Update, head over to IGN to read their detailed preview. Three pages long, illustrated with six new in-game screenshots, the preview can be found on this link.

News – Friday, September 02, 2005[edit | edit source]

Update Notes Expanded

Guild Wars will be updated on Wednesday, September 7, to incorporate the free Sorrow's Furnace Update. At that time, significant balance changes that affect the game economy will be made. We've posted a brief note on these future changes on the page that contains the Game Update Notes.

Fansite Friday #57

A new Fansite Friday mini-interview took place this week with Der Geheime Aussenposten, a German-language fansite. The questions concerned roleplaying support, character modification, and access to the Fissure of Woe and how it may be offered more evenly. Find the interview here.

News – Thursday, September 01, 2005[edit | edit source]

Screenshot Duo

Sorrow's Furnace, and its accompanying explorable area Grenth's Footprint, will open to Guild Wars gamers on September 7th. A pair of new screenshots of Sorrow's Furnace is offered today in our Gallery. The shots show two views of combat within the subterranean depths of the depleted mine. Find them here.

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