Guild Wars prepares for Nightfall

Next expansion for massively multiplayer online role-playing game now in beta testing; player-versus-player preview event set for the end of the month.

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Earlier this year, ArenaNet unveiled its plans to start producing new stand-alone campaigns for its Guild Wars massively multiplayer online role-playing game on a semiannual basis. With the second campaign, Guild Wars Factions, releasing in April, that would put the third campaign on shelves by the end of the year.

It appears the developer is making progress toward that goal, as ArenaNet today announced that the newly named Guild Wars Nightfall has begun beta testing. On top of that, Guild Wars players around the world can get a peek at the new game with the Guild Wars Nightfall player-versus-player weekend preview event July 28 to 31. Participants will be able to use the four-day stretch to try out new arenas and two professions being introduced in Nightfall: the holy warrior, dervish, and the guardian angel, paragon.

Guild Wars carries no subscription fee, and each expansion can be played on its own without the original game. For more information on Nightfall, check out GameSpot's exclusive preview of the game.

Discussion

48 comments
exorzz
exorzz

once you have seen one chapter the other is the same exept for armour and stuff lost intrest in it i had factions and prophecies and i think the first one was the best but we will see diddnt bought it ( yet) but my brother did so ill peak by him and if its good ill buy :P

innerdragon
innerdragon

I have Prophecies and Factions and the both are absolutely great, I cant wait for Nightfall. As for the glitches mentioned, all games have bugs, I have never seen a game that is bug free.

coolballer9113
coolballer9113

i think it is a good game but there is alot of lacking in it and i want alot more in the game or i might just stop playing. i did not buy factions cause it just looks the same as the other one so y buy it i want a lot of new. just new classes are fun but is t hat all there going for is just new class every time for people to buy it .i think they should have a auction in the game like final fansty online has i played that long time ago and i really like the auction in it it was a way to sell alot easier people just come up and auction for it and if it sells u get the money and that was it. i want to get WoW cause it has alot in it.

Thorneyman
Thorneyman

I lost hope in guild wars for a while because the community i found was pretty crappy and the whole game was dull and uninteresting. I didn't even bother buying factions for this very reason however, I'll admit nightfall is looking very good and i must admit if area-net can do all this without needing a monthly subscription why the hell do blizzard!?!

Shade_of_Fear
Shade_of_Fear

I've beaten both Prophocies and Factions, both were pretty good, except for the fasts that they were too short (I beat Factions in at least 4-5 hours.) I excpect the Dervish and Paragon to be a bit strange. As mentioned before, they are almost the same, excpet for weapons and armor, different ability names, and things like that. I really hope that in the fourth Guild Wars Chapter, ArenaNet will finally make more CASTERS! WE NEED CASTERS! We've got too much physical going on.

unclecandy
unclecandy

Yeah wow why would you want to pay for a game you have already bought espesialy now that gw is avalible...

asmoddeuss
asmoddeuss

GW, has no subscription fee, and it is fun , has great graphics, models and textures. I don´t understand why WOW player want to be fisherman etc etc, sound more for a child, and the graphic are like toys, and armor in WOW look like cloths instead of armor, really I don´t understand. btw nightfall will kick ass. I love u ANET for making GW with no subscription fee , and making a descent game !

Ackad
Ackad

I have to admit I like what im hearing

Perth68
Perth68

im excited, new classes sound like fun, particularly dervish

xantax7
xantax7

Whi don't you make a Paragon caracter first and then you take Dervish as a second profession

decebal
decebal

"SP33doh i played like 400hrs of GW, i pre-ordered it and played in most of the betas. i never bought factions. I got bored of GW before it came out. they're gonna have to do a LOT to get me interested again." I can relate to this. Played it so much that I got so bored... I'm not interested almost at all...

Snosavan24
Snosavan24

like one guy said above me, i played the original for many, many hours and did not buy factions because of the same reason. Nightfall will have to be an amazing game to convince me to buy it

super_waggie
super_waggie

The first guild wars was sooo good but factions was a bit crap compared to it. These no classes sound okish but i was hoping for something new for once

madroxide87
madroxide87

You know....all of these people have good points.With Factions, they nerfed a bunch of things that were going just fine. I hear they ruined some good items too?....Aside from all of that though, you can never deny the fact that, there has got to be so many man hours in this game as far as artwork and interactivity. So they were lacking a little in the mouth movement in all that. I would consider that such a minor thing compared to the fact that , in Sorrow's Furnace, for example. You can see the sparks....the little insignifigant sparks......coming out of the flames. The fact that you can get to a high point of elevation in the game, and look out over miles and miles of beautifully mastered terrain. I think that I can let a few things slide....I mean, has anyone noticed that the ships dont move with the waves in the water?

Onlinegeek
Onlinegeek

yes i how there mouths can move lol that is probably the major down fall to GW its at a serious face shot in a epic storyline great voice and script heartrencinng event and u start laughing cuz its like WOW thats wack im excited though GW rocks

boxterduke
boxterduke

Thats the stuff, lets just say that I cannot wait for the game to come out.

Merl57
Merl57

I really hope they get more creative with this. The newere classes are just combinations between the old ones. They really need to start thinking outside the box or the game will just get old really fast. Maybe seige weapons, or building construction something fun.

SP33doh
SP33doh

i played like 400hrs of GW, i pre-ordered it and played in most of the betas. i never bought factions. I got bored of GW before it came out. they're gonna have to do a LOT to get me interested again.

Shrike666
Shrike666

i can not wait im going nuts just waitng for the preview event even thou i will have to dealte my assasin to do teh peview evnt i can alwy remake it so i can not wait cya all at the evnt i look foward to trying i out with you and i think the game will hve sothimg to do with night and day maybe th holy warrior will be stoger at night and the holy angle will be stronget during the day you nenver know

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

I think I might try the beta testing for this. Guild Wars seems very cool but I'm afraid it might become messed up with World of Warcraft. It's hard enough being on time for WoW raids but trying to do both seems impossible.

diablusx
diablusx

Wonder how they are going to balance out. More brute or more stealth.

kawakev
kawakev

didn't buy factions but nightfall seems like a timely release to me.

7_armageddon_7
7_armageddon_7

Alright! I can't wait! Well, I suppose I need Factions first, but I'm not even done with the original yet. Btw, bc1391, assassins are very useful in PvP as hit-and-run strikers or as flag runners.

bc1391
bc1391

Hopefully the new classes will be useful *looks at assassins*

runstalker
runstalker

"Guild Wars carries no subscription fee, and each expansion can be played on its own without the original game. "

Fidel1923
Fidel1923

Lets Hope Their Mouths Can Move When They Talk!

flatline711
flatline711

lets hope they dont mess up with the AI and piss poor mission design like they did with Factions

carlandcarl
carlandcarl

I am definialty going to buy the game as I won prophecies and factions and have finished both. So it's a given i'll buy this one too. Though it will be a shame I will ahev to miss the event cause I would have loved to see the new classes and stuff. I have in the past missed so many of thewse events and it sucks. Do you guys know a good site where I can learn more about the classes?

winnazdaluza
winnazdaluza

Their basic armor looks cool though, I can't wait to see what the other classes shall have as new armor for nightfall.

FRoStYisGoD
FRoStYisGoD

sounds good can't wait to try this out!

runstalker
runstalker

This GW world is really fleshing-out nicely. Can't wait to see the environment designs and hear what kinda' tunes J. Soule has cooked-up for Nightfall. I get hypnotized by some of his ambient tracks in Factions.

SMK39
SMK39

smiley17O cool but i dont own the game "Guild Wars carries no subscription fee, and each expansion can be played on its own without the original game."

SpareJesus
SpareJesus

So basically, they've introduced a secondary healer (the angel), and a Paladin? Why? Aren't they technically the same thing? And what about Warrior/Monks? Aren't they the same basic thing too? Either way, I've only just bought Factions. Even my complaining, I'll still be buying it. :P

Sil3n7Knight
Sil3n7Knight

Hey this looks like a sweet addition to gw :)

smiley17O
smiley17O

cool but i dont own the game

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

I can't wait Factions was good and what I have seen of this one looks good too.

DarkSan00
DarkSan00

whoa, guild wars sounds awesome, as gamespot says, it's better than any other MMORPG except for WoW, and that is GOOD, I think I'll buy it

Evo310whp
Evo310whp

The dervish sounds awesome...cant wait.

Itachi-Uchi
Itachi-Uchi

I am so getting this! Though I cant decide if I'm gonna make a Paragon or a Dervish character first. I like the Paragon armor, but the Dervish fighting tactics more.