Guild Wars




Guild Wars Game Update Notes - July 2009

Update - Thursday, July 9

Updated Zaishen Rewards

  • Updated the Zaishen Chest drops to replace the Automatonic with the Boreal Tonic for the month of July. More information on Zaishen Rewards can be found here.

Automated Tournaments

  • Updated Automated Tournament map rotations.


  • Increased the K-value of rated matches in GvG and Hero Battles to 15. For more information on this change, please see the Developer Updates page.

Update - Thursday, July 2

Dragon Festival 2009

  • Decorated Shing Jea Monastery and Kaineng Center in preparation for the Dragon Festival.
  • Beginning at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Thursday, July 2, 2009, the Shing Jea Boardwalk, Dragon Arena, and Rollerbeetle Racing will be opened for the duration of the weekend.
  • Captain Rujiyo will be gathering adventurers in Shing Jea Monastery for special festival missions at various times throughout the day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
  • For the final events on Sunday, July 5, Emperor Kisu will visit Shing Jea Monastery every two hours, with the first event starting at 2:00 AM Pacific (-7 GMT) and the last event starting at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT).
  • Imperial Supply Master Kagno will appear in Shing Jea Monastery as the event comes to a close at 11:59 AM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Monday, July 6. He will remain there for one week to exchange 250 Victory Tokens for the new mask in case anyone misses the exchange with Emperor Kisu.
  • For the full mission and event schedule, please see the Dragon Festival 2009 event page.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that caused Signet of Creation to affect non-Binding Ritual spells.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Signet of Creation from applying to certain Binding Rituals.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Junundu skill Choking Breath from interrupting some enemies.
  • Updated Soothing, Vampirism, and Preservation to use the correct casting animations.