Let’s talk about Guild Wars – classic Guild Wars, that is, one of the most beloved MMOs among veterans in our genre, assuming you agree it’s actually an MMO to begin with, and we won’t be fighting about that here. The game is turning 15 years old next week, which means ArenaNet is prepping for some celebration – with a bit of actual content.
“Log in to the original Guild Wars starting April 22 and enjoy the anniversary celebration at Embark Beach. The Ancient Anniversary Weaponsmith’s inventory has been reinforced with the Anniversary set, containing weapons with familiar looks but previously unavailable attribute requirements. Additionally, at the Ancient Anniversary Weaponsmith, heroes can acquire a Proof of Triumph. Carrying this relic will cause an extra enemy group and boss to appear in four late-game maps—fight your way to them, and be sure to bring a Signet of Capture along to acquire a new PvE-only elite skill for each profession! If you miss this year’s celebration, don’t worry—the Proof of Triumph will continue to work when the festival ends so you can adventure with a friend to seek out the new skills.”
The studio’s also talking up a store item sale – beginning tomorrow – and free gifts inside Guild Wars 2 (spoiler: It’s a haircut kit). And the devs will be streaming the festivities on April 28th.
We took a dip into the game a few years back to show it the love it deserves!