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melvnatic, Mar 21, 06 7:01 PM.

FPE Sneak Peek Posted
21 March 2006
You can read the particulars of your upcoming Factions Preview Event experience on a new page, published today in our Events Section. Get the heads up on missions, find out exciting info on alliance battles, and scope out a lot of other facts, too! Click through for all the latest info on the event.


melvnatic, Feb 28, 06 5:54 PM.
EvIL Takes First Game 17 February 2006

As the match began, both teams rushed towards the Flag Stand and started a direct assault. In a full out battle, The Last Pride (EvIL) took an early lead by killing two Idiot Savant (iQ) players at the 1 minute mark, and 2 more shortly later. iQ resurrected and dove right back into the fray. They tried some strong Gale locks but couldn't get a kill.


melvnatic, Feb 28, 06 5:54 PM.
Guild of the Week #38 28 February 2006

This week's featured guild is Bring Back the Rifts [Rift], the team whose name is a nod to Guild Wars history, and whose accomplishments on the Guild Wars Ladder are of definite note. Read all about Rift on this page.

Backstage Pass Contest 27 February 2006

Here's a special opportunity for a handful of Guild Wars fans: Enter our Backstage Pass Contest to become one of a dozen players selected to attend a Guild Wars Factions press event in Seattle the evening of March 9th. If you're a local fan, or if you're nuts enough about the game to be willing to cover your own expenses to get here, check out this page for more details!

Guild Wars Ladder Event Ends Soon 27 February 2006

As you know we kicked off a special ladder event on January 16. This event will be ending at 8:00 p.m. GMT on February 28, 2006. The purpose of this event was two-fold. To allow you to practice your competitive GvG skills for the upcoming Guild Wars Factions Championship Series and to sneak preview our new in-game tournament rewards. Once the ladder freezes, the top 8 guilds will earn these new special rewards. Watch on March 1st, when these top 8 guilds get to show off their rewards!

Press Tour Coverage 24 February 2006

ArenaNet Co-Founder Jeff Strain is currently on a press tour of Europe. Here are links to a few interviews and articles posted as a result of that trip:

Screenshot of the Week 23 February 2006

This week's Guild Wars Factions screenshot is of combat in the Nahpui Quarters, part of the urban region of Cantha. Find the screenshot on this link.

Press Release 23 February 2006

Following up on the Guild Wars World Championship, today's press release from ArenaNet and NCsoft announces the winner of the GWWC and provides information on the next tournament, the Guild Wars Factions World Championship. The Last Pride was crowned world champion on February 19th, and the next opportunity for a Guild Wars guild to start the climb towards a similar rank kicks off on March 7th, with the start of the Guild Wars Factions championship season. Find the details on the GWWC here and read about the Guild Wars Factions World Championship in today's press release, with details provided on this page as well.

Weekly Wallpaper 22 February 2006

We have a new Guild Wars Factions desktop image on offer today. Created from concept art, the image reveals part of the Canthan landscape called The Undercity. You'll find the wallpaper in your choice of sizes on this link.

New Factions Gameplay Trailer 22 February 2006

The first Guild Wars Factions Gameplay Trailer is available for you to download today, from our Gallery. The movie shows combat in various areas of Cantha. You can download your own copy here.

Guild of the Week #37 21 February 2006

Ectos and Shards is a North American guild that was formed just a few months ago, but which has already earned the respect of other GvG-focused guilds. EnS is currently 21st on the Guild Wars Ladder, and you can read about them, and their tips and strategies, here.

Factions Preview Presented 20 February 2006

You'll find a new preview of Guild Wars Factions over on Gamespot. The subject is environments, and the article offers screenshots and descriptions of areas such as the Emperor's Palace, the Jade Sea, and the Petrified Forest. Find the preview here.

The Last Pride Wins Taipei Challenge 20 February 2006

The Last Pride, newly-crowned Guild Wars World Champions, played the winner of the Taiwan Regional Playoffs in the Taipei Challenge, which took place on the final day of the Guild Wars event. The Taiwan Regional Playoff Champion is a Hong Kong guild called Mission Impossible, already a fixture on the Guild Wars Ladder. The Last Pride claimed victory in the Taipei Challenge, but not without an impressive fight by the Taiwan Regional Winners. Congratulations to The Last Pride and to the Taiwan Regional Champion for a fine challenge match!

Last Pride Wins Guild Wars World Championship! 18 February 2006

The second match between defending champion War Machine and top rated guild EvIL began with EvIL having the home field advantage, and their selecting Warrior Isle for the map. War Machine split, sending one force with the Guild Thief out the side door up to EvIL's back door. EvIL split, too, and attacked the back door of War Machine's base. At 1:10, War Machine was already all the way up inside EvIL's base, working on NPCs. At 1:20 they took down one Archer. At 1:35 they took down a second.

Last Pride Wins Game #1 in Finals 18 February 2006

The 1st game of the Guild Wars World Championship started with The Last Pride (EvIL) challenging the Korean Regional Champion, War Machine (WM). The map for the first game took place on the Frozen Isle map. At the start of the game, both teams pushed towards the Flag Stand. War Machine immediately did its normal 4 and 4 split, but EvIL's entire team pushed towards the flags.

Taiwan vs. Hong Kong in Exhibition Match 18 February 2006

Teams from Taiwan and Hong Kong met in an exhibition match on stage at the Taipei Game Show. Both teams ran an IWAY build. Both teams headed directly to the center and there was an extended period of fighting, after which Hong Kong took the advantage.

Last Pride Wins Match #4 17 February 2006

The second game took place on EvIL's map; EvIL selected the Frozen Isle map to execute their split strategy. As the game started, iQ headed straight to the center and then pushed for some early NPC kills. iQ took down one Archer, and EviL fell back to fight.


melvnatic, Feb 28, 06 5:53 PM.
War Machine Comeback in Close Match 17 February 2006

At the beginning of the game, WM pushed into LuM's base using the back door. LuM retreated back into their base using the front door, from which they had earlier exited, and surrounded WM and proceeded to kill three of four of them. After that both teams attacked the Flag Stand in the center and each inflicted heavy casualties on the other team.


melvnatic, Feb 28, 06 5:52 PM.
Te Wins Second Game 16 February 2006

Treacherous Empire claims victory just minutes past the VoD mark in the second game of the match. Te was running a heavy Degen build and put constant pressure on LuM the whole game. LuM retreated back to their base and went into a defensive posture, but took heavy losses at the mid-point in the match. LuM tried to make some pushes, but never was able to get solid grounding, and Te crushed them at about the 33-minute mark.


melvnatic, Feb 28, 06 5:52 PM.
LuM Claims Victory in Match No. 1 16 February 2006

After a short period between games for guild discussion of builds and strategy, both LuM and Te swapped out builds for the final game of Match No. 1. Te went with a spike build using a large number of Mesmers, and LuM was able to counter the build quickly. At 9:30, LuM took the victory, which moves them on to the next level of the competition, where they will face War Machine in Round 3, which takes place tomorrow.


melvnatic, Feb 28, 06 5:52 PM.
EviL Wins 1st Game 16 February 2006

The Last Pride (EviL) won the first game of the Match 2 of the GWWC. It was a well-fought match, with a lot of back and forth and not a single death until the 13-minute mark.

At that point, EviL made a good push and dropped both of Val's Monks. EviL then continued the push and killed a few of the NPC's in Val's base. Val ressed and pushed EviL out of the base, resulting in more combat just outside of Val's base. EviL got a series of good kills, pushed into the base, and killed the Guild Lord at about the 22 minute mark.


melvnatic, Feb 28, 06 5:52 PM.
EviL Wins Match 2 16 February 2006

The Valandor tried a risky move, splitting their team before 2 minutes had elapsed in the game. EviL responded by capitalizing on Val's reduced numbers and pushed through the front door, forcing Val to regroup. EviL was able to beat them in a straight-up fight, and pushed through to victory at about the 8 minute mark.


melvnatic, Feb 28, 06 5:51 PM.
New Wallpaper 15 February 2006
This week's wallpaper is a character study of Shiro, one of key figures in the story of Guild Wars Factions. Select your choice of desktop images on this link.


melvnatic, Feb 28, 06 5:51 PM.
Weekly Screenshot 16 February 2006
Another Guild Wars Factions screenshot is available today for your enjoyment. This image features a view of the Petrified Forest, a distinctive region within Cantha. Find the screenshot on this link.


melvnatic, Feb 28, 06 5:51 PM.
1st Match Game 1 Report 16 February 2006

LuM took a victory in the initial match of the GWWC after a comeback at the Victory or Death point. After suffering a deficit in Morale for the entire match, VoD served as the turning point in the tides of this battle. At the 35 minute mark, as the Guild Lord rushed the center, LuM massed their attack on the Guild Lord, brining the match to an end at about 38 minutes.

For all matches, the 9th spot on each team is filled by our referees, who are actively viewing each match to assure that everything is progressing appropriately, and are there to provide the camera for those observing the match live on the big screen.


melvnatic, Feb 28, 06 5:50 PM.
GWWC Week Begins! 13 February 2006
Several members of the ArenaNet Team are heading to Taipei, Taiwan, to witness the Guild Wars World Championship. We will be filing spot reports and sending photographs from the floor of the Taipei Game Show starting on Thursday. We will furnish more detailed reports and match highlight films upon our return. We wish each guild the best of luck in the Championship, and look forward to meeting all of you!


melvnatic, Feb 28, 06 5:50 PM.
ESL 4v4 Ladder Event 13 February 2006
The Electronic Sports League is offering Guild Wars players a chance to take part in a 4on4 +NPC fun ladder. Find out details here.


melvnatic, Feb 28, 06 5:50 PM.
Guild of the Week #36 14 February 2006
Turning our attention to another international group, we offer today's Guild of the Week feature on The Shattered Hand, a competitive guild whose policies on member rotation and "smurfing" set them apart from many others. Read about TSH on this link.


melvnatic, Feb 28, 06 5:49 PM.
Factions Preview Event FAQ 09 February 2006
Do you have questions about the upcoming Factions Preview Event? We may have the answers you seek in our new FAQ. Curious about characters? Mulling over the missions? Find out details of what you can look forward to during your upcoming weekend in Cantha by checking out the FPE FAQ!
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