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News - Thursday, November 30, 2006[edit | edit source]

The Scribe #25

This week, our meandering messenger writes to tell us of a secret construction project in the Chantry, provides info about the exciting Wintergreen Challenge, and shares names of notable nice folks in his traditional Random Acts of Kindness article. Find all this in The Scribe’s Golden Anniversary Issue.



News - Wednesday, November 29, 2006[edit | edit source]

PvP Primer: Arm Yourself!

Our weekly series on competitive play takes a detailed look at how a combatant should be decked out for combat, from armor, insignias, and runes through weapons and unlocks. Get to know more about your options, and how to select the ones that are right for your characters, in the newest addition to the PvP Primer.

Concept Wallpaper

If you’re considering a facelift for your desktop, or if you’re a weekly wallpaper updater, you can find a new option here. This week’s image features a piece of concept art from Nightfall.



News - Tuesday, November 28, 2006[edit | edit source]

Wintersday Art Contest

Come one! Come All! Help spread the news of the upcoming Wintersday Festival by entering our Guild Wars Wintersday Art Contest! It's simple, really: Just create a piece of art that captures Guild Wars and traditional winter holidays and send it along to us. What better way for all of us to get into the holiday spirit? What better way for you to win tasty prizes? Read the contest page to find out more. We look forward to celebrating your creativity this holiday season!

Special Weekend: Domain of Anguish Opens

This weekend is truly special, as we launch the opening of the Domain of Anguish. Players who have completed Nightfall will be given access to this elite area through the Chantry of Secrets on Friday, December 1st. You will find four separate areas for players to explore, nearly a dozen quests, new armor upgrade options, a system for acquiring novel weapons, and of course a compelling mission as well. We look forward to seeing you in the Domain of Anguish!

Guild of the Week: ESP

A long-lived guild that found a rebirth in Guild Wars, Everlasting Sacred Path has thrown itself into all aspects of the game, from PvE to GvG to Heroes' Ascent to the creation of guild lore to tie their history to that of the game world. They offer member introductions and detailed ideas on GvG in a amusingly-named PvP build in this week's GotW.



News - Monday, November 27, 2006[edit | edit source]

Fansite Kit Expanded

We've expanded the Fansite Kit offerings to include a bunch of new Nightfall-related items. The kit includes all sorts of images and assets to expand and decorate your fansite, including concepts, render, screenshots, and all the skill icons, too! Head over to the Fansite Kit page and click through to the new Guild Wars Nightfall Assets section. And remember: You can get the complete and newly-expanded list of all skills, including those for Nightfall, on the Skills Listing page, as well.

State of the Game: Hero Battles

You can gain insight into the new world of Hero Battles in today’s competitive feature. You’ll find build ideas, control and strategy tips, map info, and much more, in the newest of our State of the Game articles.



News - Friday, November 24, 2006[edit | edit source]

Nightfall Section Expanded; Skill List Updated

Over the course of the last few weeks, we've been adding website content about several novel features of Nightfall. Today we're adding two new articles to our Gameplay Section. One is about the Sunspear and Lightbringer titles, and the other concerns Hero Skills and their acquisition. Head over to the Nightfall Features Section for more information on the game. Also this week, the Professions Skills Listing was updated to include all the current information about every skill in the game. Find that wealth of skill info here.



News - Thursday, November 23, 2006[edit | edit source]

The Scribe #24

This week, our roving reporter shares further information with us concerning the mysterious new realm about which he wrote last week. He also sends kudos to various kind and generous citizens, and provides information of interest to collectors who possess the Miniature Varesh.

EU News[edit | edit source]

Nightfall Reviews!

Online reviews of Guild Wars Nightfall have been flooding in since shortly after the October 27th release, and there’s a common theme: Nightfall is the best Guild Wars campaign so far. If you’ve not yet taken the plunge into Nightfall, maybe these quotes will prove to be valuable reading?



News - Wednesday, November 22, 2006[edit | edit source]

PvP Primer: Skill Synergy Part 1

This week's article in the PvP Primer series covers the synergy of skills—not just their selection, but how they are used in combat—and offers several example builds. The first of two parts, you'll find the article here.

Paragon Wallpaper

Feast your eyes on the guardian angel of Elona, the Paragon, as he is presented in this week's Wednesday Wallpaper. Decorate your desktop with more Guild Wars goodness, here.



News - Tuesday, November 21, 2006[edit | edit source]

Balthazar Faction Weekend

This weekend, Balthazar will bless those who do well in Hero Battles with a double dose of Faction. Get double Balthazar Faction per point scored and per Hero Battle victory, too. This opportunity begins at Noon PST on Friday and ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on Sunday.

Guild of the Week: AMP

As members celebrate the one-year anniversary of their group's formation, Game Amp Guides steps into the spotlight as this week's featured guild. Read their PvE build ideas and meet the members in the new GotW.



News - Monday, November 20, 2006[edit | edit source]

Guild Wars Factions GotY Nomination

Guild Wars Factions has been nominated for Multiplayer Game of the Year by Billboard Magazine’s Digital Entertainment’s Media and Marketing Excellence award. Winners will be announced at an Awards gala to be held on November 29, 2006.

State of the Game: Target Calling

While some call the Monk the most critical PvP team member, the new State of the Game article makes an argument that the key person on the PvP battlefield is actually the target caller, no matter his profession. Read more about the science of target calling in this week's SotG.



News - Friday, November 17, 2006[edit | edit source]

Tournament Update: Further Experiments in GvG

Following a recent analysis of the recent Guild Wars Autumn Season, we now turn towards the Wintersday Season and detail some new and exciting changes to PvP tournaments. Read the new article to learn about upcoming experiments in GvG, including the addition of Swiss Play, graduated prize payouts, a larger number of entrants, and more.



News - Thursday, November 16, 2006[edit | edit source]

The Scribe #23

The Scribe conducts an interview this week with a fellow with several disadvantages: He's a drunkard, he's a scallywag, and he's dead. On the other hand, the information he shares is mighty intriguing! In other articles, you can learn about new riches in Elona and some remarkable citizens, too. Find the newest issue here.

Calling All Fansites!

We've just updated the program page for the Guild Wars Community Fansite Program. If you have a Guild Wars fansite, or are thinking about creating one, this page will help you find out about the program and inform you on how to get your site reviewed and added to the official list. Find the latest version of the program page here.



News - Wednesday, November 15, 2006[edit | edit source]

PvP Primer: Random Arena Summary

There is much to share about Random Arena gameplay, and today's PvP Primer article provides a final look at the format, with tips on learning to play effectively and details on the many essential forms of communication that help make a good player even better. Find the latest info here.

Dervish Wallpaper

Our newest Wallpaper of the Week presents the Dervish—bearing a menacing look and an even more menacing scythe—against a concept-art background. Check your ratios and resolution choices here.



News - Tuesday, November 14, 2006[edit | edit source]

Unique Weekend Planned

This weekend, boss monsters will be three times as likely to drop unique, or "green," items throughout Elona. Start your green hunt at Noon PST on Friday, November 17, and enjoy the extra chance of "seeing green" through 11:59 p.m. PST on Sunday, November 19.

Guild of the Week: TOG

What may be called a "vintage" guild in more ways than one, The Older Gamers was formed just over four years ago and now has active divisions in two dozen games. You can read about the history and philosophy of the guild, and get an introduction to a few of their nearly 100 members, in the newest GotW.



News - Monday, November 13, 2006[edit | edit source]

State of the Game: Dervishes, Paragons, & the Metagame

Taking an early look at the impact of the Dervish and Paragon on the Guild Wars metagame, this week's competitive article reviews the ways in which both of the new characters are being incorporated, with excellent effect, into competitive play. Read of the professions' contributions, and a few effective countermeasures, in the new State of the Game article.



News - Friday, November 10, 2006[edit | edit source]

PvP Primer: Paragons & Dervishes in Random Arenas

In a bonus edition of the PvP Primer, we offer a Nightfall-related special feature that provides training on playing Paragons and Dervishes in the Random Arenas. Get the tips on skills, equipment, and tactics to help you score big in Arena combat!

Halloween Event Movie

In addition to the scads of screenshots that you may already have archived, we have another means to help you remember the Halloween 2006 event. You can download a movie that shows decorated towns, props, special effects, and one heck of a conga and dance party!



News - Thursday, November 9, 2006[edit | edit source]

The Scribe #22

Pick up your copy of this week's news scroll to read about the upcoming boost to weekend Arena competition rewards and to get an update on the addition of the contest-winning emblem to the Guild Emblemer stores. In this scroll you will also discover more names of kindly citizens with sharing ways. Find this in The Scribe #22.



News - Wednesday, November 8, 2006[edit | edit source]

PvP Primer: Premades

This week's PvP Primer section presents information on using the default PvP-only characters. Current with the release of Nightfall, this article will be a valuable read for those who are making a start with PvP play.

Dervish and Paragon Wallpaper

How about an image for your desktop featuring both of the new Nightfall characters? As always, you can find a variety of Guild Wars-related desktop decorations in our Gallery, or you can check out the latest offering here.



News - Tuesday, November 7, 2006[edit | edit source]

Double Faction in Arenas

This weekend, you will be able to earn double Balthazar Faction in Random and Team Arenas, plus you'll score double Faction for each match won and for flawless victories, too. This double-up on Faction rewards begins at Noon PST on Friday, November 10, and ends at 11:59 p.m, PST on Sunday, November 12.

Guild of the Week: PuP

Our featured team this week is a small guild with members primarily from North America. PuP focused on PvP play, and offers an introduction to their members and a few PvP tips here.



News - Monday, November 6, 2006[edit | edit source]

Nightfall Manual Available

For those who purchased Nightfall via the Official Guild Wars store, and for those who would simply enjoy having a copy of the game manual on their computers, we're happy to provide a downloadable PDF version of the Guild Wars Nightfall Manuscripts. Find it here.

State of the Game: Early Post-Release Look

This week’s competitive article analyzes how the release of Nightfall and the inclusion of two its new professions have caused several significant effects on the competitive metagame. Find an early post-release appraisal in the newest SotG.



News - Thursday, November 2, 2006[edit | edit source]

The Scribe #21

This week's news scroll covers the passage to Elona (with notes of interest concerning dye drops) and reviews the recent visit of The Mad King. It also offers a lengthy list recognizing kind and generous citizens from throughout the three regions. Find Issue #21 here.



News - Wednesday, November 1, 2006[edit | edit source]

Wednesday’s Wallpaper: Varesh

The weekly wallpaper features Varesh, one of the key figures in the Nightfall story. Select the ratio and res of your choice and spruce up your computer with a new desktop image!



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