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Guild Wars: Factions Announced

NCsoft announces Guild Wars: Factions, the next chapter in their MMORPG that will feature expanded PVP options, among other things:

Bellevue, Wash., Jan. 10, 2006— NCsoft®, the world’s leading developer and publisher of online computer games, announces Guild Wars®: Factions™, the next chapter in the critically acclaimed Guild Wars franchise from ArenaNet® studios. The Factions campaign will release in the second quarter of 2006. It offers players an incredible gameplay experience with many new choices, including new regions, professions, skills, missions, and monsters, along with expanded options for both Cooperative and Player-versus-Player (PvP) play, and enhanced features for guilds.

Players will get their first chance to experience the new campaign when ArenaNet opens its servers to everyone for the Guild Wars: Factions Global Free-for-All PvP Weekend. This worldwide event—scheduled for January 20 through 22—is open to both existing Guild Wars players and to those who do not have a Guild Wars account. ArenaNet is distributing free access keys to the event at http://www.guildwars.com.

The event will enable players to experience two new professions being introduced in the campaign, the Assassin and the Ritualist. Participants will also be able to try out a number of the skills added to Guild Wars: Factions, including some of the deadly skills of the Assassin and the arcane spells of the spiritual Ritualist. They will also be able to get familiar with the new PvP continent, Battle Isles. Battle Isles will introduce players to new PvP experiences, new and expanded arenas, new quests, and a new explorable area as well.

Another feature available during the Guild Wars: Factions Global Free-for-All PvP Weekend is Observer Mode, where players who aren’t participating in a battle can view the proceedings and check out the strategies and tactics used by top-ranked guilds as they fight for supremacy.

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30. Re: No subject Jan 10, 2006, 17:27 Bucky
 
Damnit Blue, save GW-related news until after 5 EST, so I don't have to jump into the thread late!

Ok, I'm going to start with the most recent and work my way back:

Its a shame that most other classes are basically support(with the possible exception of a Minion Necromancer).

Are you on crack? The only class that's really stuck with support is monk, and even then they can deal some nasty damage if they put points into smiting. I've had degen necros eat me alive, rangers trash my monk, ele's are always a pain in the ass, and my PvP mesmer can't be beat in any one-on-one situation (ok, that may be a bit bold, but close).

When I started I was hooked on PvE. Still am. But mord kept bugging me about PvP, and I finally tried it a few months back. I consider myself a hardcore FPS player too....but god damn PvP in this game is fun. The biggest draw, for me, is the depth that exists. There isn't any one perfect setup, there is always a solution to any enemy build. My current PvP build is a mesmer/necro that specializes in taking down warriors and rangers...W/Mo is cannon fodder for that build.


It is hard for us all to get together, but when we do it's a blast. A lot of us use the guild as a reliable friends list; people you know are good players, willing to help, etc. That, and guildies get any first shot at any loot I get while farming, and get it free.

Logging into GW now,
The DMG

Edit:
Seriously, nah, no over-teasing done (yet). Hell, by comparison one could say my local friends crucify me, instead of just giving me a beating. Guess I'm a patient/lenient fellow. Except for when it comes to driving.

Good. I was afraid I might have pushed it too far, especially with my constant abuse of guild announcement privileges. I do still owe ya that beating, though...
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I'd never played a Civ before, and laughed when I saw the alarm in Civ IV. Now I use it.

GW: Alia Arjel Mo/Me
This comment was edited on Jan 10, 17:30.
 
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