Community Roundup

There hasn’t been much on ArenaNet’s official websites, but the community have been buzzing over the small, tiny PvP details we’ve received from the Guild Wars European fansites. Anyways, here’s the latest from the community…

Official Releases

→ ArenaNet Blog | Shadows in the Water – The Krait

Fansites, Forums and Blogs

→ Kill Ten Rats | [GW2] WvW – There Are Four Maps

Ravious from Kill Ten Rats talks about the latest buzz from the Guild Wars 2 community: World vs. World PvP. He summarizes the latest interviews from the European fansites, and discusses how Guild Wars 1 PvP will be different from Guild Wars 2 PvP. Check it out!

→ Hunter’s Insight | Artfully Done: May 2011

Hunter’s Insight highlights some of the artwork made by the ArenaNet artists.

→ Hunter’s Insight | No More Minis

Two blog posts from Hunter’s Insight this week. For Arena Net’s sixth anniversary, they gave out Everlasting Tonics instead of the popular Miniature pets to their die-hard fans. Hunter’s Insight talks about their disappointment about the absence of Minis from this year’s anniversary.

→ Talk Tyria | Guild Wars 1 & 2 Profession Playstyles: Standard vs Advanced

Izari brings us a new article discussing the difference between “Standard” and “Advanced” professions and how these elements blend into the professions for Guild Wars 2. Check this one out!


→  Relics of Orr | Episode 40: Vehicular Earslaughter

The Relics of Orr crew is joined by Christian the Mashup Man today to discuss the Krait, some Tap Repeatedly interviews, interspersed world news, less Rift, and major changes coming to the Relics of Orr podcast (pay attention!)

Upcoming Events

→ 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. If you plan to attend, make sure you participate in their Costume Contest, Scavenger Hunt, and many more activities. If you plan to attend or participate in their raffle, 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

Creative Works

→ Dynamic Events Comic

Click the image below to view the latest issue.

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

Well, that’s it for this week’s community roundup. Hopefully, Arena Net will shed some light on more PvP details in the near future. ‘Til next time…

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