Genre: Competitive Role Playing
Presenting Guild Wars, a competitive role playing game (RPG) with an
emphasis on tactical combat. In single player, multiplayer and guild-based
missions, players will explore a fantasy world while pursuing professions
and gaining skills that help them develop and advance their unique character.
Guild Wars is the first title from Seattle-based ArenaNet, which was
founded by key members of the creative teams behind the hit games Warcraft,
StarCraft, and Diablo, as well as Battle.net, the most-successful gaming
network in the world. Patrick Wyatt, Mike O'Brien and Jeff Strain formed
the company in March of 2000 in order to follow their dream of working
in a small, creative game company as well as to explore the opportunities
that Internet publishing could offer the next generation of games.
Guild Wars offers cooperative group combat, single player missions,
and large head-to-head guild battles. While each combat experience is
different, achievements will be permanent so that the character grows
and progresses over time. Unique items, special abilities, and a wide
variety of skills add meaningful value for the player and for his or
her comrades. Missions are not scripted adventures, but are tactical
battlegrounds where victory or loss is determined by skill and teamwork.
Meet your teammates or guild members, or head out on your own to one
of several dozen Outposts. From there, learn your mission objectives
and strategize to put together an effective war party. Assemble a cohesive
fighting squad by capitalizing upon the skills and abilities of all
members, taking advantage of a system built on fairness, where even
the lower-level characters bring value to a party and where those with
game skills hold more value and play a more vital role than those with
just game hours. Whether fighting against the savage monsters that inhabit
the world with its changing environment, or battling another team who
shares your fervor to achieve victory, the challenges of the game world
will engross you. And this all takes place in a 3D game world of great
depth and beauty.
· Join quests with smaller groups of friends, or engage in battles
with up to 50 people.
· Develop a unique character who can explore multiple professions
and choose from hundreds of unique skills.
· Build your character in a world that rewards you for your gaming
abilities, not for playing a massive number of hours.
· Avoid the common pitfalls of massively multiplayer games, such
as spawn camping, drop theft and endless traveling.
· Enjoy full support for guilds, including tournaments and ladders,
guildhalls, special character identification and forums.
· Meet new friends in massively multiplayer Outposts and play
with them in private missions where the entire world can be changed,
destroyed and rebuilt as you explore and conquer.