Elementalist Of Skills

  Armor of Frost: reduced recharge to 20 seconds; added the following functionality: “You have +1 Water Magic.” Removed “Ends if you use Fire Magic.” Blinding Surge: added the following functionality: “This spell has 25% armor penetration. If this spell strikes an attacking foe, all adjacent foes are also struck and this spell deals 50% more damage.” Celestial Storm: improved description. Chain Lightning: now always causes 5 Exhaustion instead of…

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Discontinuing support for older versions of Windows 16 March 2012

  Since the launch of Guild Wars in 2005 we’ve stayed locked into our original minimum system requirements. Unfortunately, the game has reached a point where this is preventing us from deploying important features. After serious consideration, we’ve decided that Guild Wars will no longer be supported on Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, and Windows ME beginning June 14, 2012. In order to continue to play Guild Wars…

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Wintersday Cheer is Here!

Get ready, because within the next few weeks you’re going to see some major improvements to the Guild Wars website! We’re working on some big changes behind the scenes that will result in a sleek, shiny new GuildWars.com. This redesigned site will feature an updated appearance and an improved layout, but most importantly, it will help you stay up to date on everything that’s happening in the Guild Wars game…

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PvP Reward Updates

Title Updates The Codex Title now awards points for every consecutive win in Codex Arena, starting with the second. The Gladiator title now awards points for every consecutive win in Random Arena, starting with the second. Features New account-based PvP quests are available from the Zaishen Recruiter in the Great Temple of Balthazar and all major cities. The Titan quests are now available as Hard Mode quests. Typing “/guild”, “/ladder”,…

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Skill Additions of DW2 gold

Assassin Dual Sun Strike: “Deals 10…60 damage. Deals +10 damage to Sand creatures and recharges 33% faster if you are under effects of blue milk.” Way of the I: “For each dead foe, you gain 10 seconds of +12…42 damage, but everyone makes fun of your build.” Commando Bludgeon: “You strike for +50 damage. If target foe is knocked down, you strike for an additional +50 damage and target foe…

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Guild Wars 2 Preview

  Added the Patience title track. A player’s progress toward this title is based entirely on the length of time since the player last sought information about the Guild Wars 2 release date. Elapsed time can be checked by typing “/gw2″ which prints, “You have inquired about the release date <x> time(s) and have lasted <x> minutes since your last inquiry.“ Unlucky and Lucky titles are now mutually exclusive and…

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Dervish Skills

Attacker’s Insight: increased Energy cost to 10; decreased duration to 3…10 seconds; decreased recharge to 10 seconds; changed functionality to: “For 3…10 seconds you have a 50% chance to block while attacking. When this enchantment ends, you inflict Weakness on all adjacent foes for 3…15 seconds.” Aura of Holy Might: increased duration to 45 seconds; increased recharge to 30 seconds; changed functionality to: “For 45 seconds, you deal 20…25 holy…

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Hearts of the North

As the days grow short, Tyria prepares for the new year. Decorations pop up around town, and holiday vendors sell seasonal treats. The crisp air carries the scent of gingerbread and peppermintand the occasional flying snowball! Not everything is nog and joy. Again, the gods Dwayna and Grenth clash over who will control the weather during the coming months. This year, however, Balthazar has pledged his support to the followers…

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Skill Balance

For more information on these changes, please see the following. Assassin Black Mantis Thrust: increased activation time to 1 second; increased recharge to 6 seconds. Leaping Mantis Sting: decreased activation time to 1/2 second. Elementalist Mirror of Ice: increased recharge to 45 seconds. Mesmer Empathy (PvP): decreased damage to 15…45. Visions of Regret: split for PvP; retains original functionality. Visions of Regret (PvP): decreased unconditional damage to 10…30; decreased conditional…

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Canthan New Year 2012

The Year of the Dragon is upon us—it’s time for the annual! Help honor the Celestial Dragon, a mythical reptile that will descend from the sky to bestow good luck upon the populace for all of 2012—but only if the traditional New Year’s feast meets the tiny dragon’s high standards! The 2012 Canthan New Year Festival begins at noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 and will end…

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