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Guild Wars Live event debuts at PAX


The Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) game culture celebration in Washington State will play host to the first ever Guild Wars Live Event. ArenaNet is sponsoring this epic Guild Wars Factions battle between the Luxons and Kurzicks at PAX, which takes place in Bellevue, Washington August 25-27th.

"The Guild Wars Live Event is a one-of-a-kind competition and every PAX attendee gets to play," said Penny Arcade's events manager Mike Fehlauer. "PAX is growing so quickly because the industry is really bringing its best offerings to the show. At the Expo developers and the hardcore players that drive this industry can directly interact like never before, and the Guild Wars Live Event is a great example of one of those unique events gamers will love."

Every PAX attendee is eligible to participate in the first Guild Wars Live Event and can complete through eight different challenges and a final quest to earn faction points for territory control and prizes along the way. Challenge and Quest stations will be located throughout PAX and results will be updated several times a day at the Guild Wars booth on the giant Canthan map. Members of the faction that conquer the most territory will receive a dual-trial of Guild Wars Prophecies and Guild Wars Factions, some will win PAX prize tickets, and five lucky winners will go home with the ultimate Guild Wars prize pack, including a copy of Guild Wars Factions; a Guild Wars Factions sweatshirt; a Logitech mouse, keyboard and speakers; and an ATI video card.


Live Event Sneak Peek

One of our staff reports on the upcoming Guild Wars Live Event:

"I had a sneak peek at the Live Event challenge stations today. I chose a profession and a side, joined a group (with different professions in it) and went along my journey from station to station. Each features a challenge related to a specific profession, with the spellcaster stations tending toward mental puzzles, and the melee areas boasting more physical tasks. The profession you select gives you an advantage at a particular station and a disadvantage at other stations. Join a group of friends with different professions to give yourself a better chance!

So how does it work? As you complete each station, you get points for your side (Kurzick or Luxon). At the end of the event, we tally the points and reward the winning side. All players on the winning side will automatically enter a drawing for an ultimate Guild Wars Prize Pack. Also, you might accumulate individual prizes as you finish your journey, so come join us for some live Guild Wars action!"