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Guild Wars: Eyes of the North: E3 Preview

StraddenStradden Managing EditorHalifax, NSPosts: 6,696Member

MMORPG.com Writer Carolyn Koh is attending this year's, modified, E3. Yesterday, Carolyn attended a session with NCsoft that saw her make her way through all of the games that they were displaying. In this article, Carolyn tells us about Guild Wars: Eyes of the North and even a little bit about the upcoming Guild Wars 2.


Publisher NCSoft holds a meeting session each year at E3, moving media through all the games they are showing in twenty minute sessions. Not a whole lot of time for developers to show a game preview as well as answer questions. This year was no different. Jeff Strain, Co-Founder and Programmer did the presentation while Elijah Miller of Quality Assurance drove the playable preview.

"Eyes of the North is the first true expansion of Guild Wars and will require one of the stand alone products such as the original Guild Wars Prophecies, Factions, or Nightfall," said Strain.

Jeff told us that the reason is that building an expansion rather than a stand alone game freed up developers from having to create new starting areas and new low-level content. Instead, they could concentrate all of their resources toward making content for existing players. Is it all level 20 content then? No, Jeff was quick to point out. The expansion is geared towards existing players who have broad experience with Guild Wars, not newbies, but it's not all level 20 content.

Read the whole preview here.

Cheers,
Jon Wood
Managing Editor
MMORPG.com

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  • m240gulfm240gulf San Diego, CAPosts: 460Member Uncommon

    Did they just make this decision at E3?  This whole time I thought they were making GW2   Not sure if this is good news or not, I was hoping for an entirely new game seperated from GW original.

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  • GoldknyghtGoldknyght Dallas, TXPosts: 1,526Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by m240gulf


    Did they just make this decision at E3?  This whole time I thought they were making GW2   Not sure if this is good news or not, I was hoping for an entirely new game seperated from GW original.



    they are making GW2. Eyes of the north was announced awhile back as another expansion to the GW game.

  • JoffiJoffi White Cloud, MIPosts: 5Member

    ANet stated in their March 27, 2007 press release (here) the GW:EN expansion and GW2 target release date; both were mentioned in that missive.

  • Redfeather75Redfeather75 Guelph, ONPosts: 182Member

    The Asura are little gremlin-like critters, with strong intellect and superior magical skills, and they know it. They come complete with a chip on their shoulder and we were told that we would have to work through that character quirk if we chose to adopt them as heroes. Jeff wasn't telling more, but it surely brought to mind a random, "I'm not helping you," behavior possibility.

     

    Oh, oh. Having flashbacks of Zhedd running into the desolation committing suicide.

  • ekspertseksperts RigaPosts: 49Member


    Jeff promises us a total of 18 multi-level dungeons with traps, puzzles and hidden rooms, and a
    public beta slated for the 2nd quarter of 2008.

    No, no ,no!


    will be released to the public on August 31, 2007

    http://www.guildwars.com/press/releases/pressrelease-2007-07-02.php

    Cheers!

  • Thor79Thor79 Chicago, ILPosts: 96Member


    Originally posted by eksperts
    Jeff promises us a total of 18 multi-level dungeons with traps, puzzles and hidden rooms, and a public beta slated for the 2nd quarter of 2008.No, no ,no!will be released to the public on August 31, 2007
    http://www.guildwars.com/press/releases/pressrelease-2007-07-02.php

    Cheers!


    Yeah...the preview sounds like the preview of GW:EN but that 2nd quarter of 2008 doesn't fit the existing facts at all...that sounds more like a public beta for GW2....though that seems a bit early for that.

  • erandurerandur wervikPosts: 727Member
    Originally posted by Thor79


     

    Originally posted by eksperts


    Jeff promises us a total of 18 multi-level dungeons with traps, puzzles and hidden rooms, and a public beta slated for the 2nd quarter of 2008.
     
    No, no ,no!
    will be released to the public on August 31, 2007



    http://www.guildwars.com/press/releases/pressrelease-2007-07-02.php

     

    Cheers!


     

    Yeah...the preview sounds like the preview of GW:EN but that 2nd quarter of 2008 doesn't fit the existing facts at all...that sounds more like a public beta for GW2....though that seems a bit early for that.

    there's nothing early about that, that was about the date they said ;)  can't wait to Q2 2008 ^^

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  • judgebeojudgebeo BCNPosts: 419Member

    so, nothing new in gw?

  • mar1kmar1k HannoverPosts: 2Member

    Those Asura-guys somehow look like pokemon to me :D

    I hope GW:EN will be great so I can spend amount of time with it^^

  • Redfeather75Redfeather75 Guelph, ONPosts: 182Member

    The 2008 beta part is about GW2. There was a mixup in that interview.

    I read the pre-release bonus pack for GW:EoTN offers a Beta CD key.

  • Darkseth12Darkseth12 Edison, NJPosts: 148Member

    im more exited of GW2 than this expansion but they said this expansion will help tell the story of what they going to make in GW2

  • GodliestGodliest StockholmPosts: 3,486Member

    Seems really nice to me. I got high hopes on this one.

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  • EllandraEllandra AberdeenPosts: 90Member

    "I noted, they are: Valor, which showcases the weapons you've attained through your career, resilience, which is your armor, persistence (I may be wrong on this one), your heroes and pets, honor, your titles and Devotion, the mini-pets and collectibles that you attained"

     

    I actually thought the hall of monuments would be cool but after reading that im pretty sure its gonna be worthless :/ Yay to a whole new generation of elitists.

     

  • brownspankbrownspank Baguio CityPosts: 247Member

    Eye of the North. Not eyes.

    Regardless, I'm sure a lot of us GW fans can't wait for the launch date.

  • brunakbrunak Lehigh Acres, FLPosts: 6Member

    Hey guys. Don't yell or laugh at me, but are the asura playable? or they are just heroes that you use? Also which GW is the original? Prophecies or another? i need help from people who can tell me everything please

  • ekspertseksperts RigaPosts: 49Member


    Originally posted by brunak
    ... are the asura playable? or they are just heroes that you use? Also which GW is the original? Prophecies or another? i need help from people who can tell me everything please

    Asura come playeble in GW2 only. In GW:EN Asura are just one of Heroes.
    Guild Wars history:
    Games
    1. Guild Wars Prophecies,
    2. Guild Wars Factions,
    3. Guild Wars Nightfall.
    Expansion
    4. Guild Wars: Eye of the North.

    All games is stand alone, but can be connected together. For expansion you need least one game to play.

  • brunakbrunak Lehigh Acres, FLPosts: 6Member

    Thanks for the information. Now I can't wait for GW2. I found out that it's gonna have alot of features, like diffrent pvp, diffrent races, jumping, and a much higher level cap. I can't wait. Thanks again.

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