ArenaNet is unveiling a new set of skill-balance changes aimed at player-versus-player battles Friday night, and to encourage people to try the new rules out, player-on-player and guild-on-guild violence will be rewarded all weekend long with extra faction points.
The PvP Extreme Weekend, as it is being called, runs from 12:01 a.m. this Friday until 11:59 p.m. Sunday. During that time span, wins in high-level arenas and tournaments will net players five times the normal amount of faction points, while the winners in guild-versus-guild play will get two-and-a-half times the points. Faction points in Guild Wars are used to gain new skills, weapon upgrades, and runes to boost armor.
For more on Guild Wars, or to brush up on tips for player-versus-player battles, check out GameSpot's game guide.