by: Michael Hartman
; edited by: Michael Hartman
; updated: 4/17/2012
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This is the ultimate guide to Guild Wars! It contains links to character guides, dungeon guides, tips, strategies, and everything else you might want to know about Guild Wars. BOOKMARK THIS GUIDE - It will be updated periodically as more Guild Wars articles are added.
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What is Guild Wars
Guild Wars is a free MMORPG developed by ArenaNet and published by NCSoft. It was released on April 26, 2005 and since then has sold millions of copies. Three add-ons have been released for Guild Wars: Factions, Nightfall, and Eye of the North. There is no monthly fee to play Guild Wars, and no in-game cash shop. The business model relies entirely on the sale of add-ons and expansion packs.
Aside from the major town hubs, the entirety of the Guild Wars world is instanced to an individual or party. The game has a heavy Player vs. Player following which has kept the community quite lively over the years.
There is no official release date yet for Guild Wars 2, but current estimates are some time in 2010.
Titles in Guild Wars are a way to show off a player's achievements and accomplishments in the game.There are a total of 44 different title tracks across all the Guild Wars campaigns; Prophecies, Factions, Nightfall, and Eye of the North.However, players can only achieve a maximum of 43 on any given character.The two titles that collide with each other are Survivor and Defender of Ascalon.You cannot get Defender of Ascalon without dying and you cannot die to get Survivor.So to get one the character will miss out on getting the other.
Titles are displayed under the Guild Wars character’s name.To view titles in progress or to see those that are completed tap the “h" key while in game and a screen will come up with a tab that allows you an overview of all your titles.Players can also change which title is displayed on their character from this screen as well.