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News Archives - June 2007

GW:EN Press Coverage 29 June 2007
Here's a list of features that have been posted over the last couple of weeks concerning Guild Wars, including a few major interviews and previews about Guild Wars: Eye of the North. Be sure to check out:
 
June Tournament Match Reports 28 June 2007
The recently concluded June Season of the Guild Wars $100,000 Tournament Series ended in single elimination rounds with a final showdown between the top contenders. Read all about the builds, kills, and tactics of the GvG final between Virtual Dragons [vD] and Peace and Harmony [PnH] and the details of the Hero Battle match between X Ekelon X and ????.
 
GW:EN Assets & Product FAQ Available 27 June 2007
In advance of significant Guild Wars news coming your way very soon, we've expanded the Gallery to include recent images from Guild Wars: Eye of the North, including screenshots, wallpapers, concept art, and a video. Head to our Gallery to see these riches. And after you've feasted your eyes on the art, you can read our GW:EN Product FAQ to get the answers to a few of the most commonly asked questions about our expansion.
 
Guild of the Week: Kngt 26 June 2007
The Knights of Light and Darkness, an international guild founded in December of 2005, enjoys creating its own lore in Guild Wars. Members of the guild have created fictional roleplaying storylines as part of the guild's history, and they organize group events, such as Pirate Week, to continue this history and keep the guild united. Read more about it here.
 
June Tournament Results 25 June 2007
The June Season of the Guild Wars $100,000 Tournament Series has come to a close. The winner of the Hero Battles series was X Ekelon X, and Virtual Dragons [vD] took the top prize as the winner of the Guild-versus-Guild playoffs. All of these players have won terrific prizes along with Reward Points that they can use for great in-game rewards. 'Gratz to all who did so well in the June Series. The July Series has just gotten started, so be sure to jump in and show your mettle!
 
State of the Game: Play Balance Testing 25 June 2007
This newest game analysis looks at the recent balance changes and the week of play testing that followed in order to evaluate the immediate consequences of those changes—particularly in regards to Paragons, Defensive Anthem, and Mesmer interrupts. The article also speculates about further developments in the metagame as a result of the updates. Find it here.
 
$100,000 Tournament Series June Championships this Weekend! 22 June 2007
This weekend offers the last chance to earn qualifier points for this month's championships. The final GvG June Championship qualifier will start at 05:00 GMT on Saturday, June 23. The final 1v1 June Championship qualifier will start at 08:00 GMT on Sunday, June 24. You or your guild must have at least 20 QPs in order to participate in this weekend's championships.

Watch competitors from around the world compete in the June Championships for over $10,000 in prizes! The GvG championship starts at 20:00 GMT on Saturday, June 23 and the 1v1 Championship starts at 20:00 GMT on Sunday, June 24.

And get ready to start earning qualifier points for the July Championship! The July GvG season will start at 04:00 GMT on Sunday, June 24 and the July 1v1 Season will begin at 07:00 GMT on Monday, June 25. Full rules for the tournament series can be found here.
 
Guild Wars selected for Into the Pixel 21 June 2007
Congratulations to the ArenaNet art team whose work has been selected for Into the Pixel, a prestigious showcase of game industry art.
 
Guild Wars on GameSpot 21 June 2007
Gamespot has published the newest Guild Wars Developer Diary, and it's all about quests. Find out about the new direction that quests will take within Guild Wars: Eye of the North, learn about their rewards, and while you're at it, get a sneak peek at some of the new mini-games you can enjoy in GW:EN, as well. Head here for the article.
 
Guild Wars at PAX 20 June 2007
ArenaNet will be out in force at the Penny Arcade Expo, which will take place August 24 — 26 in Seattle, Washington. At this popular gaming show, there will be lots to do with a Guild Wars theme: tournaments, artist signings, community contests, a special VIP party, and more! Keep your eyes peeled for more information, and join us at PAX in August!
 
Guild of the Week: DVDF 19 June 2007
The DVD Forums guild is a cross-game group that started with Guild Wars back in May of 2005 and which now heads an alliance. Guild members put together a daily schedule of events, from training sessions to fun runs to unusual team-versus-team meets. Read about DVDF, and get acquainted with some of their members, here.
 
State of the Game: The Hero Battle Metagame 18 June 2007
This week's State of the Game article takes a topical look at the current metagame for Hero Battles, focusing on a build that is prevalent at the moment. It also looks at other popular builds and analyzes the potential impact of this week's skill balance update upon those builds. Find the SotG here.
 
$100,000 Tournament Series Rules 15 June 2007
Compiled for you in one handy location, the full set of rules, the prize list, and many other details concerning the Guild Wars $100,000 Tournament Series are now on the website. Learn about the monthly tournaments, the payouts, player and guild eligibility, 1v1 and GvG schedules, and just about everything else under the sun related to this exciting tourney, right here.
 
Skill Pins Series #2 13 June 2007
Have you been curious about what Guild Wars skills Guild Wars Factions Champion War Machine selected for the Series 2 Skill Pin set? Well, wonder no more, for we have a page with all the information and shiny pictures, too! Head here to learn more!
 
Guild of the Week: UOF 12 June 2007
The Legendary Maniacs, whose tag UOF stands for "Unity of Friends," is a guild with roots in The Netherlands and an interest primarily on PvE gameplay. You can get to know them via this week's GotW.
 
State of the Game: Working the Midline 11 June 2007
This week's competitive article spotlights the midline of a combat team, arguing that this group plays as crucial a role in team success as the front and rear ranks. You can read about historical midline configurations and catch up on current skill choices in the newest SotG.
 
Introducing the Player Profile Series 8 June 2007
Today we are kicking off a new Guild Wars website series! Our Player Profiles will offer you the chance to get to know individual Guild Wars players who have a unique story to tell. The articles will reflect the interesting and diverse Guild Wars community, with a focus on game accomplishments, notable contributions, and even interesting real-life stories. The inaugural article features Java, who made his mark through extraordinary achievement on the Hero Battles Ladder. Enjoy!
 
June Tournament Prize List 8 June 2007
Next week, we will publish the full set of rules and schedules for the Guild Wars $100,000 Tournament Series June Championship. As a teaser, we'd like to show you what you can win in either Guild-versus-Guild or Hero-versus-Hero battles. The season has begun — now check out the loot!
 
Guild of the Week: ST 5 June 2007
The Siege Turtles is a U.S. guild that balances efforts between PvE and PvP while leading a close-knit alliance and holding fun special events. Find out about them here.
 
State of the Game: Elementalists 4 June 2007
Take a look back at the history of the Elementalist's role in GvG, and consider some of the new contributions that this profession has to offer in current PvP gameplay in this week's State of the Game article.
 
GW:EN Dungeon Feature 2 June 2007
Head over to IGN to read the latest feature article on Guild Wars: Eye of the North. You'll find game details, screenshots, concept art, and even a "dungeon travelogue" for your viewing pleasure. Start the preview here.
 
Match Reports: May Championship 1 June 2007
In our Competitive Section you will find two new reports that give detailed accounts of matches that took place in last weekend's May Championship. The first covers a match between two top guilds—Cry For Eternity and Virtual Dragons—who fought one another in the final round. The second reports on a match between the eventual HvH winner, Piccolo II, and Master of Whizkers, who came in third.
 
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