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News - Friday, September 28, 2007[edit | edit source]

October Tournament Rules

While players and guilds continue to battle it out in the September season of the $100,000 Guild Wars Tournament series, we're now able to offer you a preview of the rules for the October season. Find the schedule, the map rotation, and the all-important prize list here.


News - Thursday, September 27, 2007[edit | edit source]

State of the Game: Splits: Chapter One

This week we are bringing the State of the Game to you on Thursday instead of Monday. It kicks off the first in our series of coverage on split tactics and focuses on the "siege maps". Find the article here.


News - Wednesday, September 26, 2007[edit | edit source]

GW:EN Avatars Offered

Many of our players enjoy posting in fansite forums or chatting via Internet messaging programs. Now, you can personalize your messages by using one of nine new Guild Wars: Eye of the North avatars being offered for download. These mini-icons feature a variety of well-known characters, including Gwen, Pyre, Vekk, and the lovely Livia. Grab your set now!


$100,000 Tournament Series September Championships

This weekend offers the last chance to earn qualifier points for this month's championships. The final GvG September Championship qualifier will start at 05:00 GMT on Saturday, September 29. The final 1v1 August Championship qualifier will start at 08:00 GMT on Sunday, September 30. You or your guild must have at least 20 qualifying points (QPs) in order to participate in this weekend's championships. Competitors will vie for prizes from ATI (Event Sponsor) and Creative (Contributing Sponsor) as well as other cool goodies that are part of the more than $10,000 in prizes offered each month! The GvG championship starts at 17:00 GMT on Saturday, September 29 and the 1v1 Championship starts at 17:00 GMT on Sunday, September 30.

Don't forget to go to the Xunlai Tournament House to make your predictions on who will win these championships. (Predictions can be made right up until the start of each event.) Pick the winners and you'll receive Tournament Reward Points, just like the competitors!


News - Tuesday, September 25, 2007[edit | edit source]

Guild of the Week: The Blitzers

Members of the Blitzers are a friendly group, and frequently inject their own friendly events and roleplaying into the game. Featured players hail from Europe and Australia. Read about their stories here.


News - Monday, September 24, 2007[edit | edit source]

Third Annual Halloween Art Contest

It's that time of year again: Time to don your Skullcap of Wisdom, choose a category, and decide witch of your batty ideas will stand more than a ghost chance of winning the Guild Wars Halloween Art Contest. Make no bones about it, winners will get no tricks, lots of treats, and a place of honor on our official website, too. Read the contest page to scare up the details, and enter by October 15th!


News - Wednesday, September 19, 2007[edit | edit source]

Wednesday Wallpaper

In respect to player requests, we're going to be offering occasional Guild Wars wallpaper images, based on renders and concept art from throughout the Guild Wars franchise. The first wallpaper, offered here, features the Guild Wars: Eye of the North box art. Enjoy!


News - Tuesday, September 18, 2007[edit | edit source]

PC Gamer Ultimate Guild Wars Guide

PC Gamer has published a Special Guild Wars Issue that is scheduled to appear on store shelves in North America on September 25th, but which a few lucky players have already gotten their hands on. This magazine—the first of its kind for PC Gamer—contains 50 pages of art, a GW:EN walk-through, PvP tips, inside info on Guild Wars 2, and a new exclusive miniature! Find out more here.


Challenge Ladder, Xunlai House All Clear

We have resolved yesterday's glitch with the Challenge Ladder and Xunlai Tournament house, and all is well. If you cast your votes in the Xunlai House in the last three days, we suggest that you vote again to assure that your choices are properly archived. Thanks for your patience as we worked through this issue.


News - Wednesday, September 12, 2007[edit | edit source]

Guild of the Week: CV

This week's featured guild is a mixed PvP and PvE guild with a leaning towards the PvE side of the game, and with an emphasis on hosting creative and fun guild activities. Read this week's GotW to learn more about The Charter Vanguard.


News - Monday, September 10, 2007[edit | edit source]

State of the Game: The Secondary Profession

We're resuming our weekly State of the Game articles with an interesting assessment of several Guild Wars professions and their special contributions when played as a secondary. Find the new SotG here.


News - Friday, September 7, 2007[edit | edit source]

Xunlai Tournament House Reopens; Double your Chances to Win

The Xunlai sponsor a system that allows you to make predictions about the outcome of big competitions, such as the upcoming monthly GvG and HvH Championships. Now you can predict the results of the upcoming GvG and HvH championship and then cheer your favorite players and guilds to victory. If your predictions are correct, you can win Tournament Reward Points like the competitors do! The Xunlai Tournament House will accept your predictions now through the start of the next Championships (September 29 17:00GMT for GVG; September 30 17:00 GMT for HvH). Make your predictions and then watch the September Championships to see if you've won!

GC Speech

At the recent Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany, ArenaNet Co-founder Jeff Strain presented a speech entitled "How to Create a Successful MMO". Many players have requested a full transcript of the presentation, and we're happy to provide the full text of the speech here.


News - Sunday, September 2, 2007[edit | edit source]

NCE Offers GW Merchandise

NCsoft Europe has opened their Guild Wars store, and is offering t-shirts, a mouse, an iPod Nano, and more. Check out the store for more information. ArenaNet will be offering other Guild Wars merchandise in October, so check back then for more goodies!



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