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January 2005 posts[edit source]

I would be happy to start a project to add earlier news items (such as from Jan 2005, and perhaps earlyer) if it would be helpful RT | Talk 18:21, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

June cleanup and early July posts[edit source]

As you can probably tell, all the June articles are gone, I figured since it's July, get them off the main news page, did the same on the little table thing too. I also added news articles (hopefully the right format) for July 3rd and 5th. Please correct them if needed. Archmaster936 (talk | contribs) 13:00, 5 July 2007 (PST)

A Bit o'[edit source]

Erm...are those itmes some kinda thingies that make u l00t more greens/golds/whatevers?—Merry MerrySig.jpg(talk | contribs) 16:02, 15 March 2007 (CDT)

(Note: talking about article GuildWars.com_news/20070315RT | Talk 11:11, 16 August 2007 (CDT)

Start fresh or what[edit source]

Are we going to add older news posts here aswell? | Chuiu 17:29, 21 April 2006 (CDT)

The answer depends entirely on whether we can find a chumpperson bored enough to do the dredgework. — Stabber 17:30, 21 April 2006 (CDT)
Or a bot that reads stuff from the official website and writes to the wiki? Not that I'm advocating for adding the olds d-: I'm currently neutral on whether we should do it or not. -PanSola 17:35, 21 April 2006 (CDT)
I think we should backfill at least to the beginning of this month. --Rainith 17:36, 21 April 2006 (CDT)
Already in the process of writing the damn bot, since it seems like I'm the only botmistress around these parts. — Stabber 17:36, 21 April 2006 (CDT)
Dredge work or drudge work? Seriously though, I think we should try to collect back to the start of April. --161.88.255.140 17:38, 21 April 2006 (CDT)
The pun there was intentional. — Stabber 17:41, 21 April 2006 (CDT)
Doh! I was getting ready to do it myself. I don't really do things like this by hand I use regular expressings to find/replace tags and what not to wiki formats. | Chuiu 17:45, 21 April 2006 (CDT)

Bot status: very highly irritating. No two news archive pages use the same format, and the format often varies within the same archive page. Thse news archives were clearly created by hand instead of automatically from some database. I don't think this is automatable without a lot more gruntwork. Better to do them by hand and not go all the way back to March 2003, I think. — Stabber 19:13, 21 April 2006 (CDT)

I have pulled in everything upto May 2005, which clears all the red links from the GuildWars.com news page itself. I'll also do the April 2005 news posts, which will take us up to the release date of GWP. I seriously don't see any purpose in going further back than that, but it's up to the community. — Stabber 07:45, 22 April 2006 (CDT)

RSS Feeds from Guildwars.com[edit source]

Is there any way MediaWiki can take advantage of the new RSS feeds that Arena Net is putting out for Guildwars.com News and the Game Updates? I don't know enough about the software to even start researching it. If we could pull in the RSS news regularly, that would save all the dredgework and leave us to just make comments on the content. User:Beldin 5/9/2006 9:34 CDT.
Guild Wars doesn't get enough updates to justify the time to program automated pulling of its' RSS feeds. More likely, the editors who keep up with those pages will use the RSS feeds themselves, enabling us to post the new updates even faster. —Tanaric 21:39, 9 May 2006 (CDT)

I'm getting notices through my rssreader of news updates before they even go to the main site.. Seasonal Treats (Tue, 17 Oct 2006 09:45:52 -0700)

With Halloween just around the corner, you might be giving some thought to holiday décor. How about a Guild Wars theme for your Jack O'Lantern? Our talented friend, The Pumpkin Lady, has created a new batch of Guild Wars Guild Emblems to add to the set she created last year. You now can choose from more than 40 different Guild Wars pumpkin patterns. Check here (http://www.pumpkinlady.com/gwpatterns.htm) for the patterns and handy "how to" carving info!

I have a question. who or where do I send information to about Guid Wars news? I just received the newsletter from GW insider, which is slightly different from the webpage version, with info on the Halloween event this year. I quote... "In addition to the new campaign, players who log on and travel to Lion's Arch or Kamadan (the starting city in Nightfall™) October 27th – 31st may notice signs of the imminent return of a certain well-known but less-than-sane monarch, and a decorative theme befitting the season." --Shadow Lord 20:04, 20 October 2006 (CDT)

Page problem?[edit source]

Anyone else getting an error displaying this page? I keep getting:

A database query syntax error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software. The last attempted database query was: 
(SQL query hidden)
from within function "MediaWikiBagOStuff::_doquery". MySQL returned error "1030: Got error 134 from storage engine (localhost)".

Even if I try to attach &action=purge I get an error. I can only view it via the edit button. --I am 161.88 14:38, 23 May 2006 (CDT)

Wikify news?[edit source]

Is there any special reason why we don't wikify news? Has there been a concious decision not to do it or are we just lazy? --Tetris L 01:33, 11 October 2006 (CDT)

Dunno. Most news articles aren't counted towards the article count because they don't contain internal links. I wondered this myself looking at the dead end pages list. --Fyren 01:46, 11 October 2006 (CDT)

Eye of the North[edit source]

I know this page is for official news, but I figured if I mention it here one of you guys will know where to go next. I found an article about the next expansion for GW1. I say GW1 because they also mention the upcoming GW2 in 09-10. None of this is verified but is worth looking into out of curiosity. SourceRabiesTurtle (contribs) 18:11, 5 March 2007 (CST)

Talk:Campaign Four#Campaign 4: "Eye of the North"?Ichigo724Ichigo-signature.jpg 18:14, 5 March 2007 (CST)
Haha. I tell you one thing, the wiki does not seem like the easiest method to find information in its pages. Only by hitting the right topic heading or having the right page on my watchlist can I find anything I am looking for. Thanks for the link. — RabiesTurtle (contribs) 18:21, 5 March 2007 (CST)

Per Gaile Gray, "some of what you've read is right, some of it is wrong, and quite a bit of it is misleading". See her comment on it here or here. --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 18:26, 5 March 2007 (CST)

Yeah, I alway laugh when I see that now, which part was "misleading"? (for you guys that have been stuck in a brick wall the last few months, the article that was linked above was completely true!) RT | Talk 11:10, 16 August 2007 (CDT)

Asura Miniature[edit source]

moved to Talk:Miniature_Asura#Asura_Miniature

San Patrick's day[edit source]

who knows something about free beer?

According to issue 36 of The Scribe monsters will drop booze and clovers as loot on the weekend. -- Gordon Ecker 06:05, 16 March 2007 (CDT)

Hard Mode[edit source]

I suppose that confirms the hard mode update for this week then. Considering its mentioned in the news update for this weekend. Lojiin 16:27, 17 April 2007 (CDT)

what exactly is hard mode? i don't get it. thanks 22:48, 17 April 2007 J1j2j3

It's harder Guild Wars. --Kale Ironfist 18:18, 17 April 2007 (CDT)
Its a more difficult version of game that you're currently playing in that will have higher enemy levels, better AI, and most likely a better/more diverse skillset. Anet also mentioned that they'll tone down certain areas(current game difficulty).--198.146.56.62 16:27, 19 April 2007 (CDT)

Time zones[edit source]

Does anyone know when "Pacific noon" is? Maybe we could add a note to the "event weekend" news, that tells when the events are gonna start in other timezones, GMT for example. Or maybe someone knows a link to a good time zone converter? Copper Elf 13:49, 20 April 2007 (CDT)

Pacific noon is 8 pm GMT. Mechasoupx 15:37, 20 April 2007 (CDT)

Kryta Bomber Video[edit source]

Im surprised they linked to that, considering it uses model exporting and rendered in an external program. I thought they would of discouraged this. -- Xeon 18:50, 20 May 2007 (CDT)

Not only that but there is issues with the legality of the music used, [1]. -- Xeon 19:10, 20 May 2007 (CDT)
Also it sucks :) The preceding unsigned comment was added by 62.68.177.182 (contribs) .
Sure, it isn't exactly Red vs. Blue or Make Love, but it's far better than any other Guild Wars machinima I've seen. -- Gordon Ecker 03:06, 22 May 2007 (CDT)
GW put that in the news because it is a good video. It looks very complicated to make as well.

update[edit source]

Has this not been updated in forever or am I that lost? -(єronħ) no u 16:07, 31 May 2007 (CDT)

Guild of the Week (May 30)[edit source]

Guild of the week, eh.. Think that they have a teamspeak server? The preceding unsigned comment was added by Bigrat2 (contribs) .

Ok, not funny. Alaris 10:24, 6 June 2007 (CDT)
Lool — Skuld 14:01, 7 June 2007 (CDT)

Not funny. Very inappropriate. The preceding unsigned comment was added by 200.126.142.156 (talk • contribs) 21:43, June 23, 2007 (UTC).

Not funny at all, but I can see how Skuld would laugh at it. Disgusting comment. NightAngel 09:21, 6 July 2007 (CDT)

What exactly is the joke? Maybe it's the lack of sleep, but I don't see a connection here. 76.105.225.65 10:05, 6 July 2007 (CDT)

Elite Deaf Team + teamspeak (voice over IP software). -Auron 10:22, 6 July 2007 (CDT)
Oh, no wonder I didn't get it. I thought they were talking about the guild of the week at the current time that was posted, which was different. :/ Capcom 10:42, 6 July 2007 (CDT)

"How to Create a Successful MMO"[edit source]

1) Balance PvP for PvP, and PvE for PvE

2) Maintain conistently high community relations; listen to complaints about bots and scammers

3) Make your own Official Wiki to crush out competing fansites

4) Crack down hard on Gold sellers

I could go on but I won't Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 21:53, 8 September 2007 (CDT)

Pc Gamer[edit source]

>< Why do they only publish/print magazine events like this in USA? >< Wanted to get but can't since I Don't Live in the USA, what about the rest of the world?? Experienced 18:58, 25 September 2007 (CDT)

The art I would want, since it's probably exclusive. 50 pages! But the rest, like EotN walkthrough? Pfft, we have that. PvP tips? Goto Guru or something...I am thinking that if you really wanted an issue you could buy one online or something. Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 23:19, 25 September 2007 (CDT)
The PvP tips are terrible. Prep+Barrage ftw? It's Hamstorm all over again. --Kale Ironfist 23:30, 25 September 2007 (CDT)
I smell Surging Melandru all over again. Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 23:37, 25 September 2007 (CDT)

yeah, well is still annoying how its only published in America >< not like the USA is the dream country or anything , OMG theres a terrorist and theres another.. *Sigh* Experienced 22:02, 26 September 2007 (CDT)

About the only way to get the magazine i can think of for us outside the USA, is to either get a friend in the USA to buy it for us, and we pay them back, or to just buy it off of eBay, but still, its not fair on the majority of us..(off-topic, but this is like the country-specific minatures, those are VERY unfair for those of us who dont live there..when was the last time you heard of say UK getting a special mini..you dont, because it's only Eastern countries and USA, the rest of us get squat it seems to me..) :( --The end time is coming, for i am its herald. 08:45, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

Mini Mania[edit source]

the announcement of an ongoing magazine promotion that offers the chance of winning a Guild Wars miniature to players in several European countries It could be me, but I never saw that announcement ANYWHERE. Since I'm European and already missing out on the mini destroyer, I'd LOVE to know which European countries an magazines are included. Anyone know where I should be looking for this elusive announcement? -- Elveh 20:05, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

It was here. — User:Kyrasantae kyrasantae 22:51, 10 October 2007 (UTC)
Ah, thanks. Looks like I missed it, but I guess it gives Europe more of a chance. :) -- Elveh 11:32, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Xunlai[edit source]

Wait, tournament house reopening? The Xunlai tournament guy (Kun Shao) hasn't even appeared in game yet to dish out points from the last predictions thing. Has it been totally forgotten? I know there can be up to 30 days between the tournament ending and him appearing in game, but nothing has been said about him so far...

"everyone's favorite Necromancer"[edit source]

Verata!!! -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 04:14, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

I'd have to disagree. :P Lord Belar 04:16, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

Without Verata, we wouldn't have Verata's Gaze, Verata's Aura, and Verata's Sacrifice. Who is your favorite necro? Maw the Mountain Heart? -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 04:26, 6 December 2007 (UTC)
Palawa Joko!!!! The Madgod 04:36, 6 December 2007 (UTC)
He's funny, I'll grant you that. But he doesn't even have a skill named after him. I bet that's why he got pwned by Turai Ossa in 1-on-1 combat. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 04:41, 6 December 2007 (UTC)
I bet all those 300 references weakened him. The Madgod 04:44, 6 December 2007 (UTC)
Liva, 'cause she's hot. Or maybe Gadd, because he's asura. No, scratch that, The Lich! He's the world's best MM! Lord Belar 04:54, 6 December 2007 (UTC)
Gadd is an elementalist. The Madgod 04:57, 6 December 2007 (UTC)
Maw is the best necromancer. There is no arguement --Blue.rellik 05:19, 6 December 2007 (UTC)
FoC > Eve, because she ran crappy mixed GB/Blood/Death builds until EotN. Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 13:04, 6 December 2007 (UTC)
Eve is the best hench necromancer. Doesn't matter what other skills/builds she runs as long as she uses BR. Blood Ritual FTW! Targetdrone 2007-12-09

holiday[edit source]

What holiday are we celebrating this time? Event ending Dec 16 o_O"" -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 05:11, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

BMP wallpapers[edit source]

Is funny because you can get those on your own, without waiting for ANet to do it for you and plaster the GuildWars text on it. Talk:The Tengu Accords for example, someone used TexMod to grab that exact same screen. Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 13:03, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

or you could just ctrl+shift+h it, like anything else :P --Mr Squints 00:18, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
curses, someone already said that on the tengu accords talk page... *feels inferior* --Mr Squints 00:23, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

DaW[edit source]

http://www.guildwars.com/events/contests/designaweapon07/winner5.php <- Isn't that the Glacial Blade? Jamster Sig.jpg ---Jamster--- 18:39, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

I love that RT 18:42, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

yeah that is the Glacial Blade... 156.12.150.99 03:07, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Sarah Brightman[edit source]

I'm sure I must be one of the only ppl who actually like her music, let alone know who the heck she is. Though to be honest I probably wouldn't listen to it much if it were not for my significant other. Oh, the sacrifices of love. The images on her site do look pretty good, GW has excellent artists for the most part (one notable exception that comes to mind - kaineng city area. Messy and fugly). NightAngel 15:05, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

I like the news, good exposure for GW RT | Talk 15:08, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
I like her, but then I'm a musician and play a lot of classical music :) Winterbay 08:06, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Sweepstakes[edit source]

North America only, well whoop-de-friggen doo.... 85.81.126.123 22:27, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

Go to the home page... --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 22:30, 29 April 2008 (UTC)
I added the EU news for April 29 and as you can see there is a separate sweepstakes for EU --Balistic Pve (T/C) 22:38, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

http://eu.guildwars.com/anniversarycompetition/prizes List of all the winners, and http://eu.guildwars.com/anniversarycompetition for some info...

May Tournament Prediction Points[edit source]

Any idea when we might get em?--75.36.35.199 19:09, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Don't know i'm afraid RandomTime 19:12, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Guild Wars novels?[edit source]

While reading the most recent Guild Wars News thing about the storyline, I noticed something about a Guild Wars novel trilogy. This might be old news, but I did some research and found out the novels will be about the 250-year interim between Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2. Here's some info if you guys are interested, although it's from late August, so you've probably already heard it.

http://www.massively.com/2008/08/31/guild-wars-2-lore-to-be-told-in-book-series/

75.34.92.37 00:19, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Low ANet sinks lower. It's All About The Platinums, Baby Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 01:00, 18 November 2008 (UTC)
That is actually old news. Like 1 month+--Gigathrash sig G.jpgîğá†ħŕášħ 01:02, 18 November 2008 (UTC)
no wai, i saw that probably 2 months ago. --Alf's Hitman 01:06, 18 November 2008 (UTC)
I saw that while I was in the womb 208.44.247.101 19:57, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

GW.com down?[edit source]

Does anyone know what's up with the official site? It seems to have gone down suddenly and www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com claims it doesn't exist at all. Perhaps they forgot to renew their domain registration? :P (Forgot to sign.) Mizas 23:44, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Their doing server maintenance. It was announced late last night.--Łô√ë Fear.îğá†ħŕášħ 23:50, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Oh, thanks. It's back now. Mizas 23:51, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

seems to be down again. wiki.guildwars.com links to www.guildwars.com/support/networknews, which does not answer. --78.94.214.7 15:34, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Update[edit source]

I was going to update with today's news post myself, but the style was a bit daunting. There's a post today about new tournament rules, anyways. --Clamiam Sandaljack 03:22, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Worthwhile News[edit source]

Is it just me or has there not been any worthwhile news in months?! I mean I quit GW a year ago, but I keep hoping that it comes out with new fun content since I had so much fun with it, but it seems like nothing is happening.

Well, i think the fourth anniversary was worthwhile. — Balistic
http://www.massively.com/2009/08/17/guild-wars-2-news-coming-this-week/ just found this and i think this is pretty awesome, if it is big news. I hope so...
Trailer and website. http://www.guildwars2.com/Balistic

RSS?[edit source]

Why don't we just convert this page into displaying the guildwars.com RSS feed?

<rss>http://www.guildwars.com/newsarchive/rss/news-current.xml|date|max=10</rss>

Might require a bit of formatting magic to look good, but then we wouldn't ever have to worry about manual updating again. —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 03:10, October 1, 2010 (UTC)

This is good idea. Make it so. Felix Omni Signature.png 03:13, October 1, 2010 (UTC)
Documentation: It appears Wikia's RSS2wiki extension is based on the "official" RSS extension. E.g. the date=format works, even though Wikia doesn't document it.
Note: While we could do the same for game updates, we wouldn't be able to wikify the notes anymore, and that's pretty important. —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 03:29, October 1, 2010 (UTC)
Seems to be working quite nicely. Kudos. Felix Omni Signature.png 06:04, October 1, 2010 (UTC)
I seem to remember setting one up in my userspace a long time ago, but didn't like the way it was formatted + the [?] thing –User Balistic Pve sig.pngalistic 06:09, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
I'm bad with words. I dislike the RSS feed because of the formatting, if there was a way to customize it, that would be awesome. –User Balistic Pve sig.pngalistic 06:10, 1 October 2010 (UTC)