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News Archives - April 2007

State of the Game: Top Observations 30 April 2007
The newest of our weekly editorials on Guild Wars PvP presents an in-depth look at the team configuration used during a recent match by one of the top guilds, and then offers an analysis of the build with a discussion of the various players' skill choices. Find it all here.
 
Birthday Celebration Extended 30 April 2007
The Guild Wars Second Birthday Celebration was just too much fun to confine to the weekend, and so we have decided to extend it to include an additional day. Party in the Shing Jea Boardwalk, gather birthday cupcakes, and test your mettle in the Dragon Arena through 11:59 PM Pacific on Monday, April 30th.
 
Guild Wars 2 on GameSpy 28 April 2007
Catch an interview with several key team members in a new Guild Wars 2 preview on GameSpy. You'll learn the thinking behind a changed level cap, gain insight into expanded social opportunities, and get early details on new PvP opportunities-plus enjoy several new images-in today's preview.
 
Guild Wars: Second Birthday Celebration 25 April 2007
Saturday is a dual birthday for Guild Wars: It is the second birthday of Prophecies and the first birthday of Factions. This Friday we are kicking off a weekend of celebration, with fun activities for all, a special event item, and the unveiling of the 2nd birthday gift for those characters turning two on April 28th. Catch the details on the events page and enjoy all the fun starting at Noon Pacific on Friday, April 27th and running through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, April 29th.
 
The Scribe: Party Planned; Details Disclosed 25 April 2007
The Scribe has gotten wind of a special mini-event that occurs this week, and he shares information about it in his latest news scroll. Read about activities and treats associated with a day of significance for all of Guild Wars, and meet a few more special players, as well. Be sure to get your copy of The Scribe #39.
 
Guild of the Week: NiX 24 April 2007
With roots in gaming that extend back to 1999, the Phoenix Inquisition maintains a focus on family and unity that the members consider the foundation of their success. Read about them today in this week's Guild of the Week feature.
 
State of the Game: The Monk's Toolbox 23 April 2007
Get caught up on the Monk's role in the current metagame in this week's State of the Game article. You can read up on elite skill choices and rationale, scan a few notes on skill usage, and review a discussion of how defense is spread throughout a team. Find the newest SotG here.
 
Experience Hard Mode! 20 April 2007
Your Guild Wars options have just grown by leaps and bounds with today's introduction of Guild Wars Hard mode. Hard mode allows your characters to play through missions and quests at a higher level of difficulty. With success in Hard mode, you'll acquire new titles, achieve increased title ranks, reap greater rewards, and obtain many new items. Find out more on the Update Notes or on the Hard Mode Fact Sheet and jump into Hard Mode now!
 
Gather Your Prizes 20 April 2007
If you participated in the Xunlai Tournament House prediction opportunity involving the recent Celestial Tournament, now is the time to visit your friendly Xunlai Tournament Agent to retrieve your prize or prizes. Congratulations to the thousands who took part in the fun. We look forward to more prize-giving in the future.
 
Hard Facts about Hard Mode 19 April 2007
Within a matter of hours, Guild Wars players will be able to participate in a whole new challenge: Guild Wars in Hard mode! We thought you'd enjoy a little preview of this exciting update, so check out the Hard Mode Fact Sheet for a sampling of some of the many cool new elements that this update will add to the game.
 
Double Sunspear & Lightbringer Points 17 April 2007
This weekend you will receive double Sunspear and Lightbringer points in both Hard mode and regular gameplay. Check in with the appropriate resurrection shrine NPC to obtain the bounty, and double up on the rewards from Noon Pacific on Friday, April 20, through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, April 22.
 
Guild Wars: Eye of the North on GameSpot 17 April 2007
Catch the latest interview with the Guild Wars Dev Team on the subject of the upcoming expansion pack, Guild Wars: Eye of the North. Dive into the Q&A, and see new screenshots, here.
 
Guild of the Week: LaZy 17 April 2007
In less than ten months, the LaZy alliance has grown from one guild to eight, and from a handful of members to a roster that includes nearly four hundred Guild Wars players. Trace the original guild's history from Insert Witty Guild Name Here to Clandestiny of Solitude in this week's GotW.
 
State of the Game: Collapsing Guild Hall Tactics 16 April 2007
Our competitive article series this week covers the tactic of "collapsing" on an opponent in split maneuvers that take advantage of the different guild hall configurations and features. Read about it here.
 
Tournament Agent Coming Soon 14 April 2007
The Xunlai Tournament Agent is expected to arrive in town next week. At that time, he will be delivering the special prizes due to those who made correct Celestial Tournament predictions through the Xunlai Tournament House. Look for a news post with more info soon.
 
GWW Reaches 5,000 Articles 13 April 2007
We've been tracking the activity on the Guild Wars Wiki, and the article count has now reached 5,000! For those who love statistics: The total page count is close to 17,000, and the page views number more than 16 million so far. Congratulations to Dirigible, the contributor who provided that momentous 5,000th article, and a hearty thanks to all those who have made a contribution. Everyone at ArenaNet is thrilled with the success of the GWW, and we are looking forward to calling out others in the future who help with this splendid and growing player resource.
 
Hero Battles Bring Double Rewards 10 April 2007
During the coming weekend, you'll receive double Balthazar faction per point scored, and double Balthazar faction for each victory in all Hero Battles (1v1). The double rewards will be offered from Noon Pacific on Friday, April 13 through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, April 15.
 
Guild of the Week: TKCM 10 April 2007
The Killer Clan Musketeers boasts a lengthy history and a diverse membership. They emphasize fair play and freedom of choice while providing support for both PvP and PvE gameplay. Read about the guild here.
 
State of the Game: Breaking the Enemy 9 April 2007
This week's competitive analysis draws from the recently concluded Celestial Tournament to provide insight on how to detect when the opponent is about to break and ways in which your team can take advantage of that situation. Find the newest SotG here.
 
Hero Ladder Activates 6 April 2007
You can now track how players are doing on the new Guild Wars Hero Battle Ladder. The ladder displays the topmost 1000 players ranked via a weighted win/loss record and is offered in your choice of eight languages. Check it out.
 
Competitive Guild Wars: The Future is Now 5 April 2007
With the conclusion of the Celestial Tournament, it's time to move to a completely new means of getting involved in competitive Guild Wars. The new offerings include automated tournaments, 1v1, and a $100,000 tournament reward structure that will include more players than ever! Read today's article on competitive Guild Wars for all the details.
 
Guild Wars, Russian Style 5 April 2007
We're pleased to announce that starting April 19th, Guild Wars players will note an expanded language option that includes the Russian language. This brings to eleven the total number of languages in which Guild Wars is presented. We wish to extend a hearty "welcome" to all those who are joining us from Russia.
 
The Scribe: Rabbit Tales & Storage News 4 April 2007
Our wandering writer sends word this week of news that is sure to please all citizens, be they Tyrian, Canthan, or Elonian. He also recounts an intriguing hint of weekend gifts that was passed along by an unlikely source while he maintains the tradition of call-outs to the good and generous. Read it all in this week's news scroll.
 
Match Report: CT Finals 4 April 2007
The final games of the Celestial Tournament involved a face-off between two powerhouse guilds: Esoteric Warriors and Team Everfrost. Read about their three-game match, and check out details of their builds and skill use in the CT Finals Match Report.
 
Celestial Tournament Wrap-Up 3 April 2007
With the conclusion of the Celestial Tournament, it's time to take a look back at all that took place during this largest Guild Wars competitive event ever. You can read about the finals, check out the full list of prizes, and learn how this tournament will influence the future, in the Celestial Tournament Wrap-Up.
 
Guild of the Week: Black Parades 3 April 2007
Black Parades is a PvP guild that focuses mainly on combat within Heroes' Ascent. The guild keeps an eye on the metagame while stretching the limits of innovation using a wide range of builds. Read about the guild here.
 
State of the Game: Countering the Metagame 2 April 2007
Trends play a major role in PvP gameplay, and the ability to create new builds or to recognize and address the current favorites is a key element of PvP success. Get some great advice on countering the metagame in this week's State of the Game article.
 
Celestial Tournament Winners: Team Everfrost 1 April 2007
The Celestial Tournament has come to an end, and the winner is Team Everfrost in a three-game match. Thanks to all the guilds who took place in the tourney, and congratulations to Team Everfrost. You can read the results of each level of competition, plus view the final charts, here. We'll have match reports for you Monday or Tuesday, and information about upcoming competitive events via the automated tournament system very soon.
 
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