By Inzzy ~ 28th April 2011
Six years have passed, two additional campaigns and one expansion pack has been released since that time, giving players new and exciting content. It’s hard to image that six years ago I was standing in a store holding a copy of the original Guild Wars in my hand and grinning like a 2-year-old who just had his first taste of candy. Six years ago you met a little girl who followed you around healing you on your quest to become stronger, at that time you though she was cool. Then she was the annoying kid who would not stop following you and talking about her broken flute. Now she is known as the Commander of the Ebon Vanguard and will later be the founder of Ebonhawke, the last stand against the Charr. Six years have passed she has become famous while we still play the same game, whoever said Video Games don’t educate us. Carpe Diem people, Carpe Diem, but not before you celebrate Guild War’s birthday.
This year, like any other year we’ll get the chance to test our luck, stuff our face and belly with sweets and beverages. Some will get you all giddy, some will make you sick, and some will make you find true love…at least until the effect wears off. If you have the need, the need of speed that is then head over to the Rollerbeetle Race and get the adrenalin pumping, or head over to the Dragon Arena where your feet need to move faster than the wind.
But this year there are extra special treats in store. Minipets have been replaced with over 30 new tonics to enjoy and collect, which can be used outside towns. Pre-Searing characters can dress up in their favourite costumes and headgear as 2 new NPCs come to Ascalon City. Razah finally fulfils his role as the Swiss army knife of heroes who can change into any profession you wish.
There are more changes coming over the next weeks and months. Today the first hard mode quest comes to Tyria and of course it had to be the notorious Villany of Galrath. For the next six weeks the NCSoft store will be offering discounts on different additions to Guild Wars starting with the costumes introduced in Hearts of the North. Over the next 5 weeks it will be the turn of extra storage, character slots, extreme makeovers, the Bonus Mission Pack and Eye of the North, so check back regularly to save yourself some money on your purchases.
Finally the biggest change of the update involves the Lunatic Court that was introduced last Halloween. The instability caused by their actions has caused the Flux era, the name given to a series of new effects in PvP that change over time. Could this be another bridge between Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 style of combat?
The build is live now so hop in game to check out the goodies and have yourself a slice of the cake. Happy Birthday Guild Wars and here’s to a great many more!