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


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.

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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