Classic Guild Wars just got another quality-of-life update and new Complete Collection edition

    
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Although often overshadowed by its more modern little brother, ArenaNet’s classic MMO Guild Wars is still trucking along in maintenance mode, and it’s just received a new update focused on bringing players a variety of quality-of-life improvements. Players now have access to an assortment of new hotkeys that can be used to command heroes to move to a location or to use specific skills. In addition, inventory management should now be a bit easier thanks to some new inventory-centric updates (teased last summer!), including the ability to resize the inventory window and to condense item slots.

In addition, the number of item slots in each Xunlai Storage Pane has been increased from 20 to 25, providing players with a significant amount of extra storage space. And if that’s not enough, the new Superior Rune of Holding and Rune Belt of Holding upgrades will grant players even more inventory and belt-pouch slots. And to top it all off, hero, henchman, and monster AI has been updated to allow them to better make use of a variety of different profession skills, the full list of which can be found — along with details about the rest of the changes — in the patch notes.

Guild Wars 2 has also received a minor update, which is mostly centered around implementing a variety of bug-fixes. On top of the bug-fixes, however, it’s worth pointing out that some new items have been added to the gem shop. Players can now get their hands on the new Flying Boar Glider and Earthshaker Mining Tool for 500 and 1,000 gems, respectively, and a number of previous items have been reintroduced for a limited time only.

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It also appears ArenaNet is bundling together all of Guild Wars 1’s campaigns and expansion together in a $39.99 Complete Collection edition. Here’s what’s in it:

An access key for account creation
Access to the full original Guild Wars, Guild Wars: Factions®, and Guild Wars: Nightfall® campaigns
Access to the Guild Wars: Eye of the North® expansion via downloadable client (requires a level 20 character)
Access to the Hall of Monuments in Guild Wars: Eye of the North, where you can earn exclusive rewards in Guild Wars 2
Guild Wars: Game of the Year Edition bonus items: seven exclusive weapons and a fire imp combat ally to assist in your adventures in Guild Wars (To claim your items, type “/bonus” in the chat window while logged in to the game.)
Bonus: M.O.X. the golem Hero—the ultimate in magical mechanized party protection (requires a level-10 character)

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Malcolm Swoboda

Ugh. One day.

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TBPlayer2112

Hmm, I might check out GW1 while I wait for Elsweyr to drop.

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Maraea Stone

I just joined this site to comment on this thread.

GW1 is the best mmo hands down! Prepare to lose months – if not years – of your life to this game! Its huge and it’s complex. I tried GW2 but I haven’t persevered because it’s a different game, and I lost patience after events repeated! Maybe I’ll give it another go when I tire of GW1…but I recommend this game! And more ppl are coming back to it too.

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hurbster

And still better than GW2.

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kofteburger

I will play this game one day.

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Cyclone Jack

Very nice! I still jump into GW1 a few times a year to have some fun, which is more than I can say about GW2, so this is a welcome update.

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Matt Redding

Ah nice! We haven’t heard anything since the inventory tease earlier last year. I thought perhaps they weren’t going to be allowed to continue to work on it or something. Appreciate the tune-up!

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kgptzac

It amuses me to think the people (or *person*) who do GW1 fixes now are probably personally motivated to play a game with fewer bugs. The AI change probably warrants “new” meta… hopefully the pvx wiki will deliver ;)

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imayb1

Last I heard, it was a team of two who were given the go-ahead to make a few upgrades– stuff their team of two could implement. :)

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Veldan

This patch is about 10 years late :(

I mean, I’m glad for whoever is still playing today, but it’s kind of sad that AI problems only get fixed 6-7 years after the game lost the vast majority of its players and more than that since its last content update.

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I’m so itching to play this game for years, maybe I should buy it. I hated GW2. I hated how 200 years or so had passed and the architecture, fashion and even firearms exists, it gives the game a very weird and unpleasant style.

But GW1 is classic fantasy through and through.

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DG

I’m with you. Just not sure yet. I heard the Necromance was incredible.

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Angel

My husband mained a necro in GW and to this day even though we’ve went and played a bunch of other games, he still says she is his favorite character. I personally loved mesmer, the GW2 mesmer is a pale imitation of the GW mesmer.. When you were out and adventuring in GW the last enemy you wanted to run into was a mesmer…great times!

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Furin

I would recommend it. I played 10k hours in the 6 years following its release. If you like tab-targeting, it has hands-down the greatest combat in any game I’ve ever played, due in most part to how the skills work, and how the zones/enemies are set up.