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#737932 - 07/07/11 10:00 PM Re: Guild Wars: Canthan New Year [Re: GuybrushThreepwood]
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Ah here's the thread.

Anyway, Guild Wars: Factions: Winds of Change has begun. Also there's a new costumes for sale in the in game store. The new costumes are apparently connected to Winds of Change but I don't know how yet since I haven't done any of the quests. Customes once purchased are added to character from an in game costume maker and since they exist in Prophecies and Nightfall as well as Factions, Lions Arch and Kamadan will download new files he first time you visit them as well as Kaineng in Factions.

Apparently Winds of Change will have 3 chapters each with its own set of quests. These new quests have two modes, normal mode and hard mode. Completing a quest will change the spawns in the related area but only for the matching mode.


Edited by GuybrushThreepwood (07/07/11 10:17 PM)
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#738089 - 07/08/11 06:09 PM Re: Guild Wars: Canthan New Year [Re: GuybrushThreepwood]
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Is it normal for the quests to have an easy and an hard mode?
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#738154 - 07/09/11 01:53 AM Re: Guild Wars: Canthan New Year [Re: looney4labs]
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No its not. That's something they added recently. And only certain quests have two versions. It's normal for missions to be done twice, once in NM and later in HM,after you've completed the campaign once, but this is not normal for quests.

Winds of Change quests (at least for Act 1) come in two types: Ministry of Purity quests and Imperial Guard quests. The Ministry of Purity is new and there is a rivalry between the two groups. The new costumes are based on these two groups.

Right now there are more Ministry of Purity quests, 17, than Imperil Guard quests, 3.

The last MOP quest end with a cut scene that says "To Be Continued". So I'm not going to do it again in hard mode (HM) until they've added the next chapter of Winds of Change in case they add a real cut scene. When collecting the reward you are told to go see the Herald of Purity, who does not currently exist, for the next quest.

Doing Ministry of Purity quests rewards Ministry Commendations. Fifteen of these can be traded for a weapon of Purity. Imperial Guard quests give Imperial Commendations, which were already in the game as rewards for other quests, however another set of weapons will be added later, the Imperial Weapons which apparently Imperial Commendations will be traded for. Right now the commendations can be traded for other things.

I didn't trust the Ministry of Purity when I first read it was coming and although they appear to be doing good, cleaning out the evil forces left behind after the wicked Shiro was defeated, there are hints that the MOP has a dark side. I think they're the White Mantle of Factions. You first meet them you're deceived until helping them out then later will discover they're up to no good.


Oh, to take part in Winds of Change your character has to have completed Guild Wars: Factions, that is done the primary quests and missions. The Winds of Change Imperial Guard quests will not be available until after you've done the first few Ministry of Purity quests. Once you've completed the first MOP quest in NM the HM version is available.

I forgot, one of the imperial guard quests is a solo quest, you go it alone, no other players, no heroes, no henchmen. And it requires that you have a pair of brass knuckles because your skills will be changed to a new set for brass knuckles only. You get the brass knuckle in the Eye of the North at Gunner's Hold. Once you get into the quest you'll have an NPC partner who can die but who automatically raises himself within a few seconds. If you run out of health than you get knocked down and you have a short amount of time to stand up (and be healed) before the quest fails. Its an easy quest in NM. I haven't done it in HM yet.




Edited by GuybrushThreepwood (07/09/11 02:03 AM)
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#756620 - 09/26/11 12:27 PM Re: Guild Wars: Canthan New Year [Re: GuybrushThreepwood]
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Quote:
"The people of Cantha could become something more, a reflection of what our Empire truly deserves to be.” ~Reiko


This is a post from the official Guildwars Twitter account. A hint that Cantha: Winds of Change Part 1 is coming?

And another:
Quote:
GuildWars Guild Wars
"I'm understanding now that it's much easier to have beliefs than it is to stand up for them." ~Shen Su


Winds of Change part 2 is definitely on the way.

And yet another (orginally split in two):
Quote:
“The people that find themselves oppressed will long for freedom, and then they will be ours. This way of life is all that we know, and we will live it to the fullest!” ~Apep


Quote:
"It is a challenge you will face for the rest of your life, to not lose yourself to the pain that the emptiness brings." ~Wan Ra


No wiki entries for Shen Su, Apep or Wan Ra, guess we haven't met them yet.


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#756716 - 09/26/11 08:27 PM Re: Guild Wars: Canthan New Year [Re: GuybrushThreepwood]
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The community must be excited! wave
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#756735 - 09/26/11 10:16 PM Re: Guild Wars: Canthan New Year [Re: looney4labs]
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Some what. Hoping part 2 is better than part 1.

Quote:
"Sometimes, what people see in a person becomes the truth of who they actually are.” ~Miku


Quote:
“The people need me. They look to me for hope.” ~Ashu


So far Miku is the only character we've met in game. She's part of Hearts of the North and its logical to assume her quote refers to Keiran Thackery.

Ashu Yuudachi is one of the founders of the Ministry of Purity along with Minister Reiko. BTW Ash's family was all killed except his sister disappeared and some of us suspects she's Miku.

Quote:
“There is no more need for bloodshed. I am not your enemy, and I do not wish to harm you.” ~Soar


That is presumably Soar Honorclaw leader of the Angchu Tengu. Tengu are a race of intelligent birds. Humans of Cantha were at war with the Tengu at one type. The Angchu tribe singed a peace treaty. Other tribes did not. There's already been some hints that the humans may break the treaty.

Note on Facebook says part 2 will start sometime today.



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#760176 - 10/11/11 10:49 PM Re: Guild Wars 1 - Pink Day in LA [Re: GuybrushThreepwood]
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Saturday October 15th from 12 noon to 6pm CST, there will be various events in Lion's Arch International Districts led by Gaming World Entertainment Network and Gamer's Giving Back. The goal beside having fun is to raise breast cancer awarness and money for research. Already made my annual donation.

Pink Day in LA started in 2007 and was repeated in 2008. Did not take place in 2009. During those first two years it was harder to convince people to dye their characters armor pink because to do so required mixing white and red dyes (the 2nd and 3rd most expensive in the game). In 2010 Arenanet added Rosa Salvitas the Pink Dye trader. Now instead of spending thousands of in game gold on white and red dye it costs just 100 gold per bottle. This year the vendor dye was renamed Vial of Rosa's Dye [Pink]. This dye is not tradeable. A second Pink dye has been added which can be dropped by monsters at random. This verion is tradeable. I've only seen it drop once.

Pink dye really doesn't look good on most of my characters so only my female dervish has pink armor. I dyed it last year for the day and liked it so much I didn't change the armor back to purple.

Donations are through Canadian Cancer Society. Those who donate at least $10 may enter a drawing for prizes. There will also be prizes given away online.

I have to work 12-9 so I'll miss the in game stuff.
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#760260 - 10/12/11 09:03 AM Re: Guild Wars 1 - Pink Day in LA [Re: GuybrushThreepwood]
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Sounds like fun! Thanks Guybrush!
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#762192 - 10/20/11 02:23 PM Re: Guild Wars 1: Halloween [Re: GuybrushThreepwood]
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Update - Thursday, October 20, 2011

The leaves have turned. The air is chill.
Spectral fiends do what they will.
We light a candle, draw the shades,
And hope it's just the light that fades.

Can ancient bonds still hold back doom?
Is there no everlasting tomb?
Should we help break the Mad King's yoke?
Are we a punchline in his joke?

Let's robe ourselves in others' guises,
Dodge the tricks, and seek out prizes,
Risk our souls for passing fame,
And pray that this is just a game.

Halloween Events

Preparations have been made for Halloween 2011.
Costume Brawl has been updated with new hero and villain costumes.
A new challenge mission will become available early next week.
-- from the Guild Wars wiki

There are two new costume available for puchase in the online store. Once purchased any of your characters can get them by talking to the costume maker npcs.

Apparently when first released there was a bug in the coloring. Its been fixed,but in my opinion it ruined The Vale Wraith costume by turning the dark green, which in poor light looks black, into a bright green. The Ravenheart Witchwear went from black to orange. One of my toons still has the original wraith costume apparently the update didn't effect costumes already on characters. Looks great, nice and spooky. I hate the fixed version. I died it blue on my necromancer and it looks better than that gaudy green. But the original mistake version is still the best.






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#762354 - 10/21/11 04:11 PM Re: Guild Wars 1: Halloween [Re: GuybrushThreepwood]
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Sorry that they disimproved it Guy wave
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#762601 - 10/23/11 01:02 AM Re: Guild Wars 1: Halloween [Re: GuybrushThreepwood]
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I'm a mummy. When you get a ritualist (which is Guild Wars: Factions profession) to the Bone Palace (which is near the end of Guild Wars: Nightfall) you can get Ancient Ritualist Armor which makes you look like a mummy. By default parts of the armor are gray. Using a tip on the wiki I died the armor a mixture of brown, yellow and silver, to make it look like old cloth. This is the first time I mixed dyes. So my ritualist is now a spirit summoning mummy.

Ancient armor for other professions does not make them look like a mummy. Sorry.

Before this rit was wearing Elite Exotic Armor (Factions armor available only to ritualists and assassins) which looks similar to some other Nightfall armors, which is probably why its considered exotic in Factions. It was dyed blue.



Edited by GuybrushThreepwood (10/24/11 12:05 AM)
Edit Reason: Dying wraith costume gray makes it look close to original version
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#764249 - 10/31/11 10:57 AM Re: Guild Wars 1: Halloween [Re: GuybrushThreepwood]
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This years Halloween hats are a three-cornered hat,, many are calling a pirate hat (Lion's Arch) and an executioner's hood (Kamadan).

I parked one of my characters in Lion's Arch over night and got 3 hats (and 30 trick-or-treat bags). I trashed 2 of the hats since they can only be worn by the character they're given to. I then showed it to festival hat maker to make copies for my other characters. Waiting for the Mad King Thorn to appear in Kamadan to get the other hat.

People who actively participate in the finales have a change to get up to 30 trick-or-treat bags at one time, people who just put their characters in LA or Kamandan and leave only get 10. Everybody gets the hats.
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#768644 - 11/18/11 09:13 PM Re: Guild Wars 1: Halloween [Re: GuybrushThreepwood]
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Due to a power outage in the eastern United States which caused many people to be unable to attend the Halloween finale to get the festival hats Arenanet has added two Halloween Hat Givers who will be available from November 17 to 24, 2011.

Erulis in Lion's Arch will trade 50 Candy Corns for the Tricorne.

Ashtan in Kamadan will trade 50 Pumpkin Cookies for the Reaper's Hood.


Edited by GuybrushThreepwood (11/18/11 09:14 PM)
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#768699 - 11/19/11 10:02 AM Re: Guild Wars 1: Halloween [Re: GuybrushThreepwood]
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Wow Guybrush, that was really nice of Arenanet.

Cool mummy thumbsup
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#769913 - 11/24/11 11:52 AM Re: Guild Wars 1 - Black Friday (weekend) sale at NCSoft.com [Re: GuybrushThreepwood]
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Black Friday Sale from Friday November 25 - Monday November 28th NCSoft will have the Guild Wars Trilogy for sale for $14.99. This is for download. Eye of the North will be $9.99.




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