So Soon!

I like it when companies announce a release date that isn’t too far off in the future.

NCsoft and ArenaNet announced that Guild Wars: Eye of the North, the first ever expansion to the subscription-free Guild Wars franchise of fantasy online role-playing games, will be released to the public on August 31, 2007.

This isn’t an expansion for new Guild Wars players. It was created for veteran players, so the content in GW: EN will be accessible to those characters that have completed at least one of the previous campaigns.

There will be over 40 new armour sets, so maybe one of them will be a Necromancer 15k set that I’ll actually want. Honestly, you’d think that one of the edgier Professions in the game might have an elite armour set that would appeal to me, but such is not the case (alas).

The rumour mill had speculated the GW: EN release to be around Winter holiday time, but sooner is also nice. The August 31 release date does mean that I have to step up my Nightfall questing, which has fallen by the wayside due to real life and computer problems.

On that note, I am sad to report that my (desktop) computer’s motherboard may be fried. It’s out for a diagnostic. I am not going to be doing a major computer upgrade for at least another year (or two), so if it is the motherboard, I’m just going to replace it.

  5 comments for “So Soon!

  1. 2 July 2007 at 12:34

    I’ve been thinking about trying out Guild Wars, how is the learning curve?

  2. 2 July 2007 at 12:46

    In Guild Wars Prophecies, the learning curve is very gradual, almost leisurely. In Guild Wars Factions, the learning curve is a little steeper. Guild Wars Nightfall is in between the two.

    Nostalgia compels me to recommend Guild Wars Prophecies, but after that I would recommend Nightfall. Since you like Asian culture, Factions would be a good choice in terms of setting, though the culture in Guild Wars Factions is a mash-up of Asian cultures, and not from one in particular. Nightfall is inspired by North Africa. Guild Wars Prophecies is influenced by European culture.

  3. 2 July 2007 at 15:50

    Woohoo! I’m so stoked about GWEN! It’s hard to believe that it’s less than two months away. I really need to work to finish the second and third campaigns with my original character (Buz Ardpantz).

    @Lee, you’ll have fun with any of the three campaigns. Just pick one.

  4. Savage Labyrinth
    3 July 2007 at 06:09

    Or you can pick all three. :P

    I have Prophecies and Factions and like them both. I am going to pick up Nightfall as soon as I finish the main campaign in Prophecies. I thought that Prophecies was really new player friendly, really easy to get into.

    Also, seeing as GW:EN deals with roughly the same areas as Prophecies I think that would be the best place to start… but like they said, all three are awesome.

  5. 3 July 2007 at 20:40

    Sure beats the End 2008 release date for Fallout 3. One and a half years is a looong time to wait!

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