Guild Wars plans ‘huge bash’ for its 10th anniversary

    
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The Guild Wars that started it all will turn 10 years old on April 26th, which means one thing: party time!

ArenaNet announced that Guild Wars’ 10th anniversary celebration will begin on April 22nd and continue for an extra week until May 6th. Players can participate in several events including dodgeball and rollerbeetle racing. There will be a new pet for Rangers (the Hound of Balthazar) and birthday present vouchers for characters eight years or older.

[Source: Anniversary announcement]
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Lctwo
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Lctwo

Congrats to ANet!

Yangers
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Yangers

Gee, what did ANet do to you? Thier focus is GW2, not GW1 any more. I played, and loved, GW1 as much as anybody (for years and years), but I think they supported that game pretty well for a long while. Heck, they didn’t even need to keep it going at all. I’m just glad they do that much – it’s actually still a great game, just dated looking.

Yangers
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Yangers

They added that the event would run an additional week – WP mentioned it on his YouTube vid as well.

Jersey C
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Jersey C

jsmooth1  Agreed, I haven’t found anything that really matches it, both for how easy it is to understand the basics of it and the unheard of number of different combinations that gave you virtually endless possibilities for experimentation. TSW’s skill system comes close, but I liked GW’s system better.

Jersey C
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Jersey C

This is a good excuse to revisit Tyria for a few hours. Even if it seems to be roughly the same automated event as it has been the last few years, I think it’s going to bring back some fond memories. After all, the first GW was the better one of the two in my opinion ;-)

A couple things though, the announcement says April 22nd to 29th, not sure where you got May 6th from. And Hound of Balthazar isn’t exactly new anymore, I remember my ranger got that one already. The wiki says it was introduced for the 7th year anniversary.

Paaperclips
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Paaperclips

It’s so hard to believe the game has been around for 10 years already! I’m glad they are doing something for the anniversary even though the game is automated and backburnered now. I’m not sure if any of my characters are over 8 years old or not. I guess I’ll find out. I had a character from 2005, but I deleted him around 2007 or 2008. Every time I delete my first character I kick myself. I’ve made it a rule with recent games that no matter what I don’t delete the first character I ever make. I barely play my GW2 Guardian, but I’ll never delete her because she was the first I made on day 1.
On topic though, good for GW! I look forward to logging in for this. :D

Rozyn
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Rozyn

BobDobalina Rozyn PurpleCopper Thanks for finding it!

ArtemisiaWS
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ArtemisiaWS

Oh wow celebrating such a huge thing with just some automated old minigames that happen already for other standard automated events?
Anet never ceases to make me hate it. They could have done nothing and it could have been the same of better, this really sounds like making fun of players.

jsmooth1
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jsmooth1

Good ole GW.

Even after 10 years, still one of the best skill systems I’ve seen.

Droniac
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Droniac

Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t the only ‘new’ thing here the fact that it lasts an extra week?