Nightfall previewed this weekend

Gamers get sneak peek at new Guild Wars campaign this weekend; new dervish, paragon professions available through Sunday.

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It's going to be a dark, dark weekend for some PC gamers. ArenaNet, the maker of the Guild Wars games, has announced that Nightfall will be descending all weekend. Starting today and running through Sunday, gamers can preview Guild Wars Nightfall during a special player-versus-player preview event.

The two new professions, dervish and paragon, will be available for trying out, as will their new abilities. Owners of Guild Wars and Guild Wars Factions will be able to create new characters and test out some of the new features of Nightfall. There will also be in-game competitions to receive items that can be exchanged for rewards throughout the event.

For more details on the Guild Wars Nightfall PVP preview event, head over to the game's official Web site.

Guild Wars Nightfall is the third campaign in the Guild Wars series and will be released in late October. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's reviews for Guild Wars and Guild Wars Factions.

Discussion

24 comments
DiePlz
DiePlz

omg i love dervish! i can rush into a fight and not get pwnd like a n0ob!! dervish gain a small amount of hp and energy every time they lose an enchantment. they have a lot of enchantments. most of their enchantments either dont last long, or only do something the moment they are applied or removed. most of these effects are AoE on yourself. example: use an enchant on yourself that initially does earth damage to adjacent foes, then do another one that does the same, then use an attack skill that removes them. when they are removed they apply conditions to adjacent foes. use another enchantment that reduces the damage you take from enemies who suffer a condition. notice youve been gaining health by removing your enchants? good, cuz 3 warriors have been bashing your brains out the whole time.

lilrush
lilrush

both classes were NOT all that good, they were ok and seem sort-of rushed, who agrees?

solid_snakelp
solid_snakelp

I think there are two new areas in the arenas... Both classes seemed over-powered :-(. In TA, 4 D/Mos raped everyone. I fought them once and got pwned within seconds. Similarly like in GvG, 8 D/Mos or 6 R/P generally rendered the game unbalanced. But still, EvIL managed to win vs those lame builds using a traditional balanced build and I'm really proud of that :-). I hope A-net will do something about this or..

amogley
amogley

Darnit ... missed it ... through illness :( Can someone give a brief review ... what were the classes like ... did we get to see any new areas?

Mortz_88
Mortz_88

I was impressed with the paragon class, a lot better than I thought it wou;d be =]

k3s73n
k3s73n

Both classes have to be nerfed ... with them all other characters' skills . 4 Dervishes kill everything on their way (RA ,TA ,HA ,AB ... whatever you want). Same with the Paragons they throw their spears which deal damage like a Warrior's Axe (and they are supposed to be support characters).

chikahiro94
chikahiro94

Played an Assassin/Dervish - thought it was interesting ("I'm a walking melee AOE!"), but I really need more time (and skills) to get a real handle on it. I'll wait for a PVE preview weekend before trying it again - the skills that were selected don't lend themselves to my playing style at the moment.

Merl57
Merl57

i played both classes and they are good especially the dervish

madroxide87
madroxide87

I have not played with the new characters yet....but I took a look at them. Looks like the Paragon is for those who don't wanna fight. lol....However, the Dervish looks like if you combined it with an assasin or warrior might be pretty bad ass. Guess only Nightfall will tell.

Jas2_3
Jas2_3

Been playing it and i wasn't first impressed with Paragon that much as with Dervish in Random arena's but the Paragon are truely good in hero's ascent in numbers hence the build Pack hunters. I am probably going to get this one as i am far more impressed with it then factions preview.

Chainblast
Chainblast

I know I'll be playing that this weekend. I pref WoW over GW, but I sitll dig GW and how Arena.net is handling the game thus far. Looking forward to Nightfall a lot more than Factions.

the_junk
the_junk

i need to try me some o that

7_armageddon_7
7_armageddon_7

I'm playing now and its great! The new classes are great.

pwnr
pwnr

I hate middle-ages games

vi3tdynasty
vi3tdynasty

Yea love the new classes especially the paragon.

relset
relset

ohh great...more MMOs!

zuehlke02
zuehlke02

Both classes are fairly good. Looks like Anet did a good job creating them!

bueron
bueron

Sweet, i havent played GW for a while..

Kahones
Kahones

Dang, I'm leaving town for the weekend. I'll just get my friend to play on my account.

-Aegis-
-Aegis-

Awesome. Hope they have a PvE event in the future.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

Sweet I might just go back and play Factions to try this out.I can't wait to see how the Dervish fight in battle.