Guild Wars




News Archives - May 2005

More Guild Wars Reviews 31 May 2005
Several new Guild Wars Reviews have been published. You may enjoying reading the following:

Future Updates 27 May 2005
We're planning a few significant updates to Guild Wars next week, and we wanted you to know about them in advance. Find the latest plans on the Game Updates page.

Prima Eguide Available 27 May 2005
Prima has just published their Official Guild Wars Eguide. At 244 pages, this online guide offers maps, strategies, detailed skill and item information, and much more. Find the Eguide on this link. The Prima Guild Wars Strategy Guide will be on store shelves on May 30th.

Fansite Friday Forty-Four 27 May 2005
The Fansite Friday mini-interview is presented this week by a new member of the Guild Wars Fansite Program, Guild Wars Bulgaria. This site puts the number of languages for Guild Wars Fansites to 17! Read about elite skills, the trade system and future updates here.

E3 2005 Report 26 May 2005
This year's E3 2005 was an exciting event for Guild Wars, following as it did on the successful global launch of the game. The Own the Devs and Aim for the Stars guild-versus-guild competitions were a real fan favorite. We offer an event report and photo gallery here.

More Guild Wars Reviews 26 May 2005
Another group of Guild Wars reviews have been published:

Weekly Wallpaper 26 May 2005
Our Wallpaper of the Week presents what Art of Guild Wars calls, "An early treatment for a gateway to a mysterious volcanic crater." View the image, and select your choice of desktop sizes, on this link.

Guild Wars Updated 25 May 2005
This week's live update offers several fixes to the game as well as a number of significant improvements. You can read about the latest streamed update on the Game Updates page.

Another Trio of Reviews 25 May 2005
Three more Guild Wars reviews have been published:

Rules of Conduct Enforced 24 May 2005
Due to the proliferation of casinos and their potential for player abuse, we will be blocking the accounts of those who advertise or operate casinos or other gambling schemes within the game, effective immediately. Players should be aware that casinos are a breach of the Rules of Conduct, as is the advertisement or promotion of cheats, hacks, of exploits. None of these things will be accepted within Guild Wars.

Guild of the Week 24 May 2005
This week's featured guild is Zealots of Shiverpeak, a guild formed about a year ago expressly for Guild Wars. You can read about ZoS, and meet a few of its members, over here.

Sigil Update Coming 23 May 2005
We will be making a change to the Celestial Sigil distribution system. Read about this upcoming change on the Game Updates Page.

Online Manual Expanded 23 May 2005
The Guild Wars Online Manual that initially presented the Getting Started Section upon the release of Guild Wars has now grown into a full-scale player's guide. This living document will continue to expand over time, offering a growing resource for players of all types. The English version of the manual is on this link and localized versions will be available in the coming days.

New Guild Wars Reviews 22 May 2005
Five gaming sites recently weighed in with their appraisals of Guild Wars. Coming from both Europe and North America, you can read more reviewer thoughts here:

New In-Game Movie 18 May 2005
Today's in-game movie unveils Sorrow's Furnace and Grenth's Footprints. These two new explorable areas will be part of a free live Guild Wars update that will be streaming to players in the coming weeks. Find the movie here.

Live Update Preview: New Explorable Areas 16 May 2005
As part of our commitment to bringing you new content via our free live updates, the first streaming update for Guild Wars offers players access to two extensive new explorable areas: the barren expanse of Grenth's Footprint and the fiery depths of Sorrow's Furnace. You can get a sneak peek at these two areas today, with concept art and a bit of the lore on this page.

And on Wednesday, we'll preview this area with an in-game movie, a movie that will also be screened at the E3 trade show in Los Angeles.

Guild Challenge Extended 13 May 2005
Due to popular demand, and recognizing the dynamic nature of the Guild Wars Ladder, we're expanding the options for guild participation in the Own the Devs and Aim for the Stars contests that will take place during E3 next week. Guilds in the Top 100 may register for hourly competitions that will be broadcast on the E3 show floor. Registration deadline is Noon Pacific on Sunday, so sign up now! Details here.

New Guild Wars Reviews 13 May 2005
Five new reviews of Guild Wars have been published on the 'Net. You can read the high opinions of journalists in North America and Europe in this review selection, which includes:

New Update 13 May 2005
A minor update was made to Guild Wars this afternoon. The changes have been noted on the Game Updates page.

Guild Wars Updates 11 May 2005
We've added a significant update to Guild Wars tonight, offering new quests and templates, account storage options, and many other features. In addition, you'll find several game tweaks and improvements. Find the Update Notes here.

Review Mania 11 May 2005
A wealth of new reviews have appeared across the Internet. You'll find the latest reviewers comments, scores, and insights on the following sites:

Accept the E3 Guild Challenge! 11 May 2005
Top Guild Wars guilds are invited to participate in a special E3 event! We are offering the opportunity for guilds join our Own the Devs and Aim for the Stars competitions. Find out more, including dates, times, and prizes, over in the Events Section, on this page.

Crystal Desert Wallpaper 11 May 2005
The latest in our wallpaper collection comes from one of the more distant regions of Tyria, the Crystal Desert. Your choice of image sizes can be found here.

Guild of the Week 10 May 2005
A new Guild of the Week feature focuses on Negative Zero, a guild that has been involved with Guild Wars for several months now. Read about them on this page.

New Reviews 10 May 2005
Fresh on the Web you'll find reviews from Game Ogre and UGO. You'll also catch first impressions from NerfBat and Gameplay Monthly along with updated impressions from Gamespy.

Future Update Details 9 May 2005
An update to Guild Wars will be taking place later this week. You can learn more about what will be included in the update now, on the Update Notes Page.

Guild Wars Reviews 8 May 2005
Today's review list includes a 9.3 rating and an Editor's Choice award from Game Zone. Meanwhile, on RPG Vault, you'll find Jonric's detailed first impressions article where on Penny Arcade Tycho shares his thoughts and adds a charming confession later in the day. A Swedish review is available on Game Reactor, where a different review is available on the Danish-language Game Reactor site, here.

Player Resources 8 May 2005
Our community sites are doing a great job of providing players with valuable resources. offers a Character Advancement Guide, Guild Wars Guru presents a new Skill Listing, Guild Wars Vault offers a Template Database and the 17th Issue of the Photics Ezine offers a Guild Wars Starter Guide.

Reviews and Article 6 May 2005
One more review for your perusal, a 10 out of 10 on Games Xtreme, and a 9 on Games Domain. And Fargo of Gamespy does a delightful take on Guild Wars guilds over here.

Fansite Friday #43 6 May 2005
After a brief hiatus to accommodate the Guild Wars release, we're back with the Fansite Friday interviews. This week topics with our French fansite - Guild Wars include guild hierarchies, player contributions to the community, guild tournaments, and the friends and guild lists. Click here for English, and cliquez ici for the French version of FF#43.

Guild Wars Reviews 4 May 2005
Gamespot has published their review of Guild Wars, an enthusiastic 9.2 and an Editor's Choice Award. Click here. In addition, Inside Gamer Online has also presented their review, on this link. European journalists have also shared their thoughts, on,, FactorNews, and MeriStation.

Name Alert System 3 May 2005
If you should develop concerns about a character name that you see — if you feel it is extremely offensive or inappropriate — we've made it easy for you to get in touch. Simply drop an email to us at and we will investigate your concerns and take the appropriate action. If you are in playing in the European or Korean regions of the world, please click "Support" on the main page to submit a report.

Game Updates 2 May 2005
We have updated Guild Wars again, with a few modest changes, fixes, and additions. Find the latest news about changes on our Game Updates page.

Guild Wars Ladder Live 2 May 2005
The first teams have taken their places on the Guild Wars Ladder. At the present time, we have 38 teams ranked, with more joining by the hour. To keep up on the latest, visit this link.

Early Looks at Guild Wars 2 May 2005
We've seen a few pre-review articles appear on the 'Net. Find the latest on Gamespy, Game Helper, and Gamespot.

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