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News Archives - February 2005

Fansite Friday #34 25 February 2005
The Fansite Friday series goes underground &mdash Guild Wars Underground, that is. Find the Q&A on topics of stat screens and ladder, the dynamic quest system, and the extension of gameplay, on this link.


Guild Wars Preview 25 February 2005
A new preview has been posted on Boomtown, which calls Guild Wars "An online RPG that dares to be different." Find the preview right here.


Wallpaper of the Week 23 February 2005
Here is a new view of the Guild Wars Warrior for your desktop, set against another concept art piece from the Kingdom of Ascalon. Find this fresh wallpaper in a variety of sizes, over here.


BWE #4 Wrap-up 21 February 2005
Thanks to everyone who participated in this month's Beta Weekend Event. We have received a great deal of excellent feedback and a number of productive suggestions and bug reports via our fansite forums. We will review this input as we prepare for the next milestone. We hope to see you during the new Beta Weekend Event, which begins March 18th at approximately Midnight PST.


Fansite Friday #33 18 February 2005
This week's Fansite Friday mini-interview offers five questions gleaned from forum posts throughout the Guild Wars community. Find answers to start-up delays, new BWE content, character resets, and the trade interface, and get a forecast of March's Beta Weekend Event, right here.


Beta Weekend Event #4 Begins! 18 February 2005
Our fourth monthly Beta Weekend Event has begun. You can visit the newest region of Tyria and experience the glory that is the Kingdom of Ascalon. You'll also have an opportunity to engage in PvP and PvE play while viewing the many changes that have taken place in the game since last month's event. The event will conclude on Sunday night just before the stroke of Midnight.


Wednesday Wallpaper 16 February 2005
This week's wallpaper features the female Mesmer against a Guild Wars concept art background. Locate your choice of desktops over in this direction.


Guild Wars Launch Date Announced! 14 February 2005
We've set the North American and European launch date for Guild Wars: April 28, 2005. And to provide details of the launch as well as information about future Beta Weekend Events and early access for preorder customers, you will find a full press release here.

In celebration of this announcement, we have a new in-game video for you, an introduction to The Kingdom of Ascalon. The movie is available in two formats and two file sizes, for ease of download. You can locate the film on this link.

And see this page for opportunities to win access keys for the upcoming Beta Weekend Event, which begins this Friday.



Fansite Friday #32 11 February 2005
Our mini-interview of the week takes place with Guild Wars Guru, a new fansite on the Guild Wars scene created by several well-known members of our community. Find answers to questions about character parity, team victories, and the in-game economy, on this link.


Kingdom of Ascalon Wallpaper 9 February 2005
Following on last week's announcement of the new region of Guild Wars, we present as this week's wallpaper an image from the Kingdom of Ascalon. Find this desktop, in a variety of shapes and sizes, right here.


Fansite Friday #31 4 February 2005
Another new site has joined the Guild Wars community, and Guild Wars Tome hosts Fansite Friday #31. The topics include PvP rewards, guild challenge mechanics, in-town chat improvements and new PvP content. Find it here.


Ascalon Premiere 2 February 2005
Today, we are pleased to reveal the first screenshots of Ascalon, before The Searing. Our Beta Weekend Event visitors have experienced The Ruins of Ascalon, and the devastation of that land has been shown in previous screenshots. Today, see the Kingdom of Ascalon in its glory. View screenshots here, and join us during our February Beta Weekend Event to experience this land for yourself.


Wednesday Wallpaper 2 February 2005
Our weekly wallpaper is another view of the Guild Wars Monk. Presented in your choice of sizes, you can find the desktop version of his portrait here.


Photics Interviews ArenaNet 1 February 2005
The 14th Issue of the Photics e-zine is online now, and it presents a lengthy interview with the Guild Wars Team. Photics.com, as you may know, is one of the Guild Wars Elite Fansites, and the e-zines are released on the 1st of each month. Find the February issue here.


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