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Guild Wars Launches

Today marks the official launch of Guild Wars, ArenaNet's free-to-play MMORPG:

Thursday 28 April 2005/... ArenaNet®, creators of the highly anticipated online roleplaying game Guild Wars®, and NCsoft® Corporation, the world's leading developer and publisher of online computer games, today announced that Guild Wars is available at retail in Europe, North America and Australia.

Guild Wars is the ultimate global online RPG, a transporting experience that transcends the boundaries of geography, technology and language. Play with anyone, anywhere, at any time and there's no subscription fee required. Guild Wars immerses players in a colorful, robust and detailed online fantasy world where success is determined by player skill, not by the time spent playing.

"By bringing together the best elements of action, roleplaying and massively multiplayer games we have created a unique gameplay experience that appeals to casual and core players alike," Mike O'Brien, ArenaNet co-founder said. "Players throughout Europe, North America and Australia will now be able to compete in the Guild Wars world together."

Players must select eight of the more than 450 available skills to build competitive characters for each battle. Challenging gameplay forces players to use their heads and make good decisions in a brains-over-brawn battlefield. Dramatic guild challenges, tournament play and arena combat provide a unique game experience each time players log on.

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73. No subject Apr 29, 2005, 21:56 Murnillo Nine
 
I still don't understand on what arguement you people have that doesn't make GW a MMO. I can play with ANYBODY else who plays the game on one server and not limited to 1/85th like WoW. It's like Wow, but being able to jump from Azjol-Nerub to FrostWolf to Ner'zhul to (so on and so on) to find other people to play with. Instead of being forced on one server and hoping you picked the best one, your always free to move around.

If GW doesn't bring Massive Multiplayer Online into a MMO, I don't know what does. Its a different dirrection of a MMO but it is still one. Sure right now battles are limtied to 8v^2 (64) max and I'm sure that GW is going to be watching and learning and adding new content to what players wishes are. WoW lanched in november and they JUST now got a simi real PvP going on... thats 6 monhts? Who's not to say 6 months down the line GW first big content update isn't going to include something like 16v^2 (256)?. Or they maybe even include some non instances zones.

This comment was edited on Apr 29, 21:57.
 
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