Hey Guys! My name is Fast21 in this Internet World, but Barga in Tyria! I’ll be heading the Community Roundup for now. For this week, ArenaNet celebrated their 6th Anniversary for Guild Wars, which meant the opening of the famous Shing Jea Boardwalk! Hopefully, you guys aren’t like me and developed a huge gambling debt from all those lost tickets in Nine Rings…Anyways, here’s the latest from the community:
→ ArenaNet Blog | An Introduction to the Environment Art of Guild Wars 2
→ Guild Wars 1 | 6th Anniversary Update
Fansites, Forums and Blogs
→ Kill Ten Rats | Happy 6th Anniversary
If you’re lazy like me to read Arena Net’s Developer Updates, Ravious from Kill Ten Rats summarizes and posts his feedback on the new changes in Guild Wars from the 6th Anniversary Update.
→ Hunter’s Insight | 6 Reasons To Play Guild Wars
If you’re reading this Guild Wars Fansite, you’re probably absolutely going to buy Guild Wars 2. However, if you still need that extra motivation or the need to convince your friends to play Guild Wars 2, this is the “Top-6” list to summarize everything.
→ Secret Agent Cats | The Fizzle and Pop
This week, Secret Agent Cats comments about the community’s complaints on the Lore and Art articles from the ArenaNet blog.
→ Talk Tyria | To RP or not To RP
On Talk Tyria, Izari discusses the concept of “Role-Playing” in an MMORPG. He discusses “role-playing” in general MMOs, the current status of “role-playing” in Guild Wars 1, and the possibilities of RP servers for Guild Wars 2. Don’t forget to participate in the poll at the end of the blog post!
→ Relics of Orr | Episode 39: Aggro Monster!
The Relics of Orr crew is joined by Chaz from Totally Awesome Blog and Kattar from GuildFans. In this episode, they talk about their thoughts on map travel, achievements & titles, and how aggro will work in Guild Wars 2.
→ GuildCast | Episode 44
Guild Cast’s fortieth episode goes in detail about Charr lore articles, the Charr video, and various information about the Charr from last week’s “Charr Week”.
→ Guild Wars 2: Video Contest 2011 | Visit Official Site
In addition to ArenaNet’s Birthday Celebration, they’ve officially announced their Video Contest for 2011. If you’re a devout Guild Wars fan and a film maker, now is the chance to combine the two in order to make a one minute video (in English) that promotes Guild Wars 2. Talk about why Guild Wars 2 will be the greatest MMORPG or talk about why your friends should get it. However you create it, make it creative. Two lucky grand-prize winners will be flown into Seattle to visit the Arena Net studio and play Guild Wars 2 with the development team. Other cool prizes will include custom Guild Wars 2 Antec P193 tower chassis, a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 video card, and a couple of Art of Guild Wars 2 books. You must be 18 years or older, and the deadline is 11:59 p.m. PDT on Thursday, May 12, 2011. Complete rules and regulations are listed on the Guild Wars 2 site and the link above.
→ Ascalon Royal Family Masquerade Ball 2011 | Wiki Page / Guru Official Thread
That’s right! The ARFMB is back for one last time in Guild Wars 1! Anticipated to be the largest Guild Wars event, save the date for May 21st, 2011. Opening times are 1:00pm PST, 4:00pm USEST, 9:00pm UK, 6:00am AusEST. More information is soon to come on the Guild Wars Guru official forum. If you plan to attend, don’t forget to post your reservation on the Guru Official Thread!
Date: May 21st, 2011
Time: Opening Ceremony: 1:00pm PST, 4:00pm USEST, 9:00pm UK, 6:00am AusEST
Place: Serenity Temple, International Temple
→ Dynamic Events Comic
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Having problems resizing the comic? Click here to view the comic on the Guild Wars 2 Guru forum (scroll to the second post).
The Last Words
I’d like to give a shout out to Valiant and wish him all the best for the future! Check us out next week for more news from the community.
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