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News - Wednesday, May 30, 2007[edit | edit source]

Guild of the Week: Elite Deaf Team

The Elite Deaf Team is a small group of gamers who are looking to grow in number while pursuing their unique goal of providing a successful gaming environment for deaf players. Primarily focused on GvG, the guild shares tips and introductions here.



News - Tuesday, May 29, 2007[edit | edit source]

May Championship Winners Announced

The inaugural season of the $100,000 Tournament has come to an end. Congratulations to Heart Of Ashes And Dust [HAnD], winner of the GvG Championship, and to Piccolo Il, winner of the Hero Battle championship. Look for a chart with lots of tournament data, match reports, and an article about the first season in the coming days. And remember, you can jump into the June tournament season now!


State of the Game: ATS Metagame

This week, veteran competitive reporter Harold Chow assesses the first few weeks of the Guild Wars Automated Tournament System and presents a preview of how the metagame may change due to the new opportunities offered through the ATS. Catch the article here.



News - Friday, May 25, 2007[edit | edit source]

Brand the Bosses 2007 Contest!

Following on the excitement of the recent Design-A-Weapon Contest, this is a great time to kick off another contest. We're offering the opportunity to name a boss monster in Guild Wars: Eye of the North through entering this year's Brand the Bosses contest. You've read the previews, you know a bit about the races that will be featured in GW:EN, and you may have just the perfect name for one of the biggest of the baddies. Head here to read the rules and find out how to enter!


Tournament Time Correction

Oops! We seem to have had a glitch in our GMT conversions. We want to let you know that the $100,000 Tournament Series May Championships will begin at 19:00 GMT on both Saturday and Sunday. That is, the GvG championship starts at 19:00 GMT on Saturday, May 26 and the 1v1 Championship starts at 19:00 GMT on Sunday, May 27.



News - Thursday, May 24, 2007[edit | edit source]

$100,000 Tournament Series May Championships this Weekend!

This weekend offers the last chance to earn qualifier points for this month's championships. The final GvG May Championship will start at 05:00 GMT on Saturday, May 26. The final 1v1 May Championship will start at 08:00 GMT on Sunday, May 27. You or your guild must have at least 20 QPs in order to participate in this weekend’s championships.

Watch competitors from around the world compete in the May Championships for over $10,000 in prizes! The GvG championship starts at 19:00 GMT on Saturday, May 26 and the 1v1 Championship starts at 19:00 GMT on Sunday, May 27.

And get ready to start earning qualifier points for the June Championship! The June GvG season will start at 04:00 GMT on Sunday, May 27 and the June 1v1 Season will begin at 07:00 GMT on Monday, May 28.


European Sweepstakes Live

The European version of the "Return to Tyria" Sweepstakes is now live. Residents of many European countries can now toss their hat into the ring for a chance at great prizes. Go here for more information.



News - Tuesday, May 22, 2007[edit | edit source]

Guild of the Week: zgon

We turn our feature spotlight towards Europe this week, when we interview Ostatnie Tchnienie ("The Last Breath"), a Polish guild that is a member of the Brotherhood of Steel Alliance. zgon is primarily interested in GvG, and they share tips, strategies, and introductions here.



News - Monday, May 21, 2007[edit | edit source]

GW:EN Lore Feature

Head over to IGN for a look at a feature about the various nations and races that will have a role in Guild Wars: Eye of the North. You can feast your eyes on six new screenshots and a piece of concept art, as well.


State of the Game: All Geared Up

While success in Guild Wars is based primarily on player skill, there is no refuting the fact that equipment choices can play a role in one's achievements on the battlefield. Read today's State of the Game article for insight into weapons, shields, magical items, and much more.



News - Friday, May 18, 2007[edit | edit source]

New Kryta Bomber Video

Our friends over at Onlinewelten have provided hosting for the latest creation of talented Guild Wars fan and extraordinary video artist, Jack McDaniel. You can view a streamed version of the movie, or better still, download a copy of Kryta Bomber No. 3—Club Elona here.



News- Thursday 17 May 2007[edit | edit source]

Return to Tyria Sweepstakes

In celebration of the second birthday of Guild Wars, and in anticipation of the release of Guild Wars: Eye of the North in the third quarter of this year, we have launched the "Return to Tyria" Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes offers those in the US and Canada the chance to win one of many terrific prizes, with the announcement of a European sweepstakes following soon. Head here to enter, and good luck!

The Scribe: Achievements, Luck, and Recognition

The new issue of the periodic news scroll produced by our roaming reporter discusses the amazing achievements of some high-level players, describes bonuses for Lucky and Unlucky title collectors, and shares word of kind and generous players. Find it here.

ATS May Championship Prize Listing

Players taking part in the Guild Wars Automated Tournament System can get the latest news on the fabulous prizes they are eligible to receive in today's May Championship prize and sponsor page. So check out the page, find out what you can win, and hop into GvG or Hero Battles and score yourself some goodies!



News - Wednesday, May 16, 2007[edit | edit source]

New Wallpaper Offered

We recently changed the log-in screen for many of the locations within the Battle Isles. In response to player request, we are happy to offer the new log-in screen image in the form of a new Guild Wars wallpaper. You can find a wide variety of wallpapers in our Gallery, and the newest one can be located here.



News - Tuesday, May 15, 2007[edit | edit source]

Guild of the Week: CR

Clan Roxor is a small, tight-knit guild that focuses, for the most part, on GvG gameplay. The guild formed seven years ago, and in this week's guild profile they introduce the group and some of the members, and also share some of their insight into the game itself.



News - Monday, May 14, 2007[edit | edit source]

State of the Game: Melandru

With a new week comes a new competitive analysis. This one focuses on the many different avatars available to Dervishes, delves lightly into lore concerning Guild Wars gods, and reveals why Melandru Dervishes are so popular compared to those that are based upon other avatars or that use different elite skills.



News - Friday, May 11, 2007[edit | edit source]

Design-A-Weapon Winners Announced

The recent Guild Wars 2007 Design-A-Weapon contest broke all records. We had the higher number of entries of any of our art contests to date, and the judges had the hardest time ever selecting the winners, because the item concepts were just so amazing! In fact, we've shaken up the prize tree to shower rewards on even more participants than originally planned. Today, we're delighted to announce the winners, the honorable mention recipients, and the finalists, on the DAW Page.



News - Tuesday, May 8, 2007[edit | edit source]

ATS FAQ

As you may know, the Automated Tournament System kicks off on Tuesday night at 5:00 PM Pacific (00:00 GMT Wednesday morning). We've put together a detailed FAQ to help answer any last-minute questions that you may have. We look forward to seeing you in the tournament!


Guild of the Week: MOVE

This week's featured guild—The Ladies Rhythm and Movement Club—offers a potpourri of information for you, including tips about mission completion at Master's level, insight into PvE. and a list of some of their well-known monthly in-game events. Read about MOVE here.



News - Monday, May 7, 2007[edit | edit source]

Dev Chat Scheduled

Members of the Guild Wars Development Team will be taking part in a dev chat at 4:00 PM Pacific this Friday, May 11th. The chat will take place in the Livewire lobby of the GameSpy Arcade. You can get instructions on downloading the Arcade program here. Once you've downloaded and installed Arcade, log in and then click on the Livewire button under "My Games" on the left and you will be taken into the chat. We will look forward to chatting with you!


State of the Game: Disruptive Play

Read this week's competitive analysis to learn about disruptive tactics such as interrupts and knockdowns, and read what players and guilds do to both cause and defend against such interruptions. Find the SotG here.



News - Tuesday, May 1, 2007[edit | edit source]

Competitive Play Update

Players have asked about the latest news on Guild Wars competitive play, specifically the Automated Tournament System. You can read an update on the plans, find out about schedule changes incorporated thanks to community feedback, and learn how you or your guild can qualify for May's $10,000 worth of prizes in today's article.

Guild of the Week: EIG

Their name harkens to the members' Dutch history and their guild fell naturally into an alliance with the Luxons. The European guild, East Indian Guild, has roots in PvE and is moving into PvP. Their story can be found in this week's GotW.



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