Guild Wars

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: NCSoft

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'Guild Wars' Celebrates Its Sixth Anniversary With Games, Contests, Races And More!

by Rainier on April 28, 2011 @ 4:30 p.m. PDT

Guild Wars is a Competitive Online Role Playing Game with an emphasis on rewarding player skill. In large head-to-head guild battles, cooperative group combat, and single player missions, players will explore a fantasy world while pursuing professions and acquiring skills to develop their own personalized character. Unique items, special abilities, and a wide variety of skills add meaningful value for the player and for their comrades.

NCsoft and ArenaNet announced that the Guild Wars franchise of online roleplaying games has surpassed five million units sold in Europe, North America, and Asia.

The Guild Wars franchise consists of the original Guild Wars, Guild Wars Factions, Guild Wars Nightfall, and the recently released expansion, Guild Wars: Eye of the North. Since the release of the original campaign in April of 2005, its subscription-free business model have created a large and loyal following that is anticipating Guild Wars 2.

Beginning today and running through May 6, players can celebrate the weekend away with games, contests, races and more!

The anniversary festivities continue as NCsoft and ArenaNet treat new, existing and returning players alike to six weeks of special anniversary sales and exciting contests through Facebook and the Guild Wars website. Beginning 28th April and running through 9th June, Guild Wars fans can find weekly sales on such items as costume packs, character slots, mission packs and more, all reduced up to 50 percent in the NCsoft Store. Sales are updated every Thursday at noon Pacific each week during the six week sale celebration.

In addition, NCsoft and ArenaNet will also be releasing a special Anniversary Update that brings players both additional content as well as the exciting introduction of Flux. Players may remember the ill-conceived actions of the Lunatic Court as they tried to free the Mad King during Halloween. While these events have long passed, the after-effect of this plot has caused instability to seep into the land causing fluctuations. This Flux will come and go monthly and cause alterations to PvP that will encourage players to alter their playing style in order to take advantage of the current Flux.

Other features of the Anniversary Update include:

  • High Resolution Textures in Town – Added option to use hi-res textures while in outposts
  • Hard Mode Quests – Designed to challenge even the most experienced players
  • Mutual Friends List – Displays the current location of your mutual friends through the Friends List
  • Birthday Tonics – With over 30 new ones in total, all six-year birthday characters will receive a tonic!

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