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.