The Nights of the mini pets event is an annual in-game Guild Wars 1 event, presented by Blade Radio. This year’s event just started today, soÂ be sure to join in at Lions Arch International Districts 1, 2 and 3 for some trick-and-treating, Guild Wars style!Read more & comment >>
Archive for October 2011
AÂ new blog postÂ was just published over at the ArenaNet blog. This one is penned byÂ David CampbellÂ and the topic of the day is the environment in the Guild Wars universe. You know, those backdrops that make walking around in the the world of Guild Wars feel like being in paintings come to life. David shares a whole collection of his favorite Tyrian “postcards”, the products of a visual brainstormingÂ exerciseÂ performed byÂ ArenaNet concept artists like Matthew Barrett, Jaime Jones, and Kekai Kotaki a few years back, for the Guild Wars expansion Eye of the North.
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These environmental studies have been in heavy rotation on my work PCâ€™s desktop, but I havenâ€™t been able to think of a way to repurpose this collection of incredible imagery. Then I remembered that I have the keys to the ArenaNet Blog and I can basically post these whenever I want â€“ what was I waiting for?
So here they are, straight from my desktop to yours: five of my favorite postcards from Tyria.
ArenaNet just announced the winners for their 2011 Halloween art contest.Â The grand prize winner wasÂ Adrien from France, who submitted an animated video of a very special round of rock-paper-scissors, Mad King style. Other winnersÂ includedÂ a painted skateboard, paintings, figurines, costumes and a cake. Congratulations to all the winners from us here at Guild Wars Incgamers!
And for everyone artistic; you haven’t forgotten about our very own Incgamers Guild Wars Halloween contest? Deadline November 5th.Read more & comment >>
Since the announcement of the Hall of MonumentsÂ as a mechanism to display Guild Wars 1 achievements in Guild Wars 2, it has been known that each Guild Wars 2 account can only recieve perks earned by one Guild Wars 1 account. The link between the two accounts will be through an in-game item where you can “declare your ancestor”. What has been unclear though is if this link will also need both accounts to be connected to the same NCsoft master account.
In a recent support forum thread, Gaile Gray (ArenaNet Support Liaison) once and for all confirmed that an NCsoft master account will not be needed for the link. Good news for all Guild Wars 1 players who are not connected to a master account, who have several Guild Wars 1 accounts connected to the same master account, or who are connected but lost the login information.
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A player is not required to tie his or her Guild Wars account to an NCsoft Master Account in order to link a Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 accounts. - Gaile Gray
ArenaNet just published a new blog post, this time about all the work that goes into making the Guild Wars 2 audio. James Ackley brings us on an audio team field trip starting at 5 in the morning. The destination? Satsop Business Park,Â the site of a nuclear power plant that was never completed…Read more & comment >>
Do you have an artistic eye, a musical ear or an imaginative pen? In that case you should immediately head over to our community forum and check out our official Guild Wars Incgamers Halloween contest.
There are three categories:
Prizes are Guild Wars 1 in-game swag (undedicated Smite Crawler miniature, armbraces, over 500k gold and more!) as well as an original Guild Wars 2 art piece signed by Martin Kerstein, Regina Buenaobra, Colin Johanson and Theo Nguyen.
Due to popular demand the deadline has been extended to Saturday November 5th, 11:59PM Pacific.Read more & comment >>
It’s the end of the week which means a wrap-up of everything from the mainÂ IncGamers.com site and the world of video games. The big review this week was the the highly anticipatedÂ Batman: Arkham City which comes out next week on consoles and 11 November on the PC. Also this week were reviews forÂ Ace Combat: Assault Horizon,Â Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge as well as anÂ article looking at how publishers are still playing Â by the retailers rules when it comes to pricing and digital downloads.Â The guys have also hand-picked some of the top news stories from the past week so pop over and read aboutÂ The Week That Was…
A new minor races blog post, penned by Jeff Grubb, was just published over at the ArenaNet blog. The topic of the day is the Grawl, simian creatures living on the edge of civilization. Jeff tells us about Grawl society, their customs and religious beliefs, as well as how they are looked upon by the other races.
Of all the races of Tyria, the apelike grawl are the most underappreciated and underestimated. A race of furry simian bipeds, the grawl can speak and use tools and weapons. They even have a fair approximation of clothing, but they lack most of the trappings of advanced society. They make their homes in caves on the edge of civilization and are considered a lesser race of raiders and bandits by the more developed cultures around them. While many grawl do resort to banditry, just as many seek nothing more than to be left alone.
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October being the international breast cancer awareness month, Gamerâ€™s Giving Back and the Gaming World Entertainment Network host “Pink Day in LA” on October 15th 12pm â€“ 6pm CDT. Pink Day in LA is an online event bringing the Guild Wars community together to raise breast cancer awareness as well as donations for the Canadian Cancer Society. Last year ArenaNet even added pink dye to the game for the occasion, so everyone can look pretty in pink.Read more & comment >>
Our friends over at MMORPG.com just published not one, not two, but three(!) preview articles about Guild Wars 2. Part one focuses on the PvP, part 2 takes a look at how the PvE is coming along, and the final part is an editorial about the game in general looking forward, especially in relation to Guild Wars 1.
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But as I was merrily trouncing through the fields my time ran short, and I was ushered away from my noble lady and back into the waking world. Filled with only myself and my disappointment that I am in fact not a pretty girl. Now was the time to reflect.
As gamers we know you guys are checking out other bits and pieces of gaming news and there’s been some great coverage over on the main IncGamers.com this week including reviews for the biggest game releases this past week such as Forza Motorsport 4, Dark Souls, Rage and A Game of Thrones: Genesis to name a few. John and the guys have also been busy with hands-on previews for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Max Payne 3 and today’s Battlefield 3 hands-on. Keep checking the site daily for the latest news and views, and the top articles from the past week are all nicely summarised on The Week That Was… (ending 7 Oct, 2011) which was posted today.Read more & comment >>