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22 Oct 2012 - Halloween Event

Per Guild Wars Insider.

Mike Zadorojny and Matt Wuerffel from ArenaNet took some time out to answer questions on The Q&A centered around the upcoming Halloween event, but the two developers covered a lot of ground including playerís concerns and future development of the game.

A lot of teasers were discussed such as new areas, like Flameheart Rise and Dredgehaunt Cliffs, should not be missed. Zadorojny and Wuerffel did say that all Halloween content will be accessible for all levels of players. They did touch on Halloween specific weapons that can be crafted and how they may be usable after the event (but, donít count on the resources being available!).

"We are going to have content that permanently changes the face of Tyria. There is also going to be content that we do in these updates, like all the living world stuff is going to be there permanently. So, the new jumping puzzles and mini-dungeons that we mentioned and a whole slew of new events, that stuff is going to be there forever."

Beyond the event release, there will be future updates that includes new maps and content. These new areas will be announced as they fit into the developerís overall vision.

Among quality of life issues, continued bug fixes are going to be a focus for this update. The loot table is going to be adjusted for jumping puzzles and mini-dungeons. Karma will be added to achievement rewards. They concluded with a promise that this is only the beginning with tweaks to making the game more rewarding and enjoyable.

the link to the full interview is broken as of this post, but it should be fixed shortly.  7:19 PM EDT 10.22.2012
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The trojan uses an exploit in flash in order to install either keyloggers or rootkits, depending on the flavor of trojan. One of them edits your host files so when you go to it takes you to another place entirely. Since the attack goes thru Flash, pretty much every browser is vulnerable - IE, FF, Chrome, Safari - you name it. Even updating flash to the latest version doesn't help. Watch out.

15 Jun 2009 - Forum Security


As a safety measure, the administrators of the forum is asking you to not click on any suspicious looking links or attachments.  We also ask that you embed your youtube videos - once we get this installed into the forums.  No, we have not been hacked & there are no problems.  This is just a safety measure.  Sharing knowledge is always good, no matter how basic  ;D  

The administrators are working hard behind the scene for your safety.  Actually, Rothchild is working very hard on the forums - while I am busy spamming posts everywhere - so let's all thank Rothchild when we see him!


Now, life would be boring without some guildmate bashing, so I present to you!

Just so you know, originally - he did not say the Mage part.  He added that to save face.


Kalimgrad has a crush on Eseul, while Orcgazmic is...

07 Jun 2009 - MURLOC - the story

I am Murloc.  This is my story.  No one believes my story - but I hope you do.

Let me tell you about myself.  I am 23 days and 14 hours old.  I am green, have 3 toes on each foot and many spikes on my back.  I also wear brown underwear.  The alliance and the horde find me scary - I find them horrifying.  There is only one thing I treasure.  This one thing I will always carry with me - I would die without it.  It is my white flag.  Her full name is Eye Sue Render.  Sue for short.  My friends make fun of me because I carry Sue around everywhere I go.  I laugh at them when the alliance and horde slaughter them; but spare me when I wave Sue around.  Sue was indeed the only treasure I would ever need.

Let me start with the story.  I was walking around one day, looking for something to do - bored, you might say.  After hours of just walking, I ended up in front of a dark and mysterious cave.  I could feel the humidity slowly creeping all over my body - wet droplets crawling down my spikes.  The only sound was that of a torch a few yards away - cackling away at me.  A sudden draft sent chills down my spine.

I am Murloc.  Little did I know... something was stalking me.  Something behind me...

The cave looked creepy - an aura of evil intent reeking from it's mouth.  With all the courage I could summon, I took my first steps into the cave.  An adventure awaited me.  Little did I know... something was stalking me.  Something behind me...

I slowly walked down deeper into the awaiting darkness.  Tense, cautious - ready to run.  The cackling sound of the torch slowly went dimmed away.  Soon, I could only hear my own footsteps - echoing against the wet cavern walls.  Deeper and deeper I went.  Darker and darker it became.  Suddenly, I saw it.  The thing that had been following me.

My left eye popped out in shock and surprise.  I immediately knew what the "thing" was.  A small blue orb playfully danced by my side - teasing me, enticing me to come.  This was the legendary living treasure.  A treasure so rare - no living species had ever laid eyes on it.  Here I was, an arm's width away from it.  All thoughts of fear disappeared.  Only thoughts of catching this treasure filled my mind.  It was said that those who should be able to capture the living treasure would never die from thirst - the blue orb provided endless amounts of fresh pure water.  Such treasures could make any murloc rich beyond their wildest dreams. 

I gave chase.  Waving my pale Sue around.

I gave chase.  Waving my pale Sue around, my three-toed feet moving - I gave chase.  But the orb was agile, swift and cunning.  Keeping me at an arm's length away - the blue orb seduced me to come, to follow - deeper into the cave.  I obediently followed, hungry for it - desire filling my mind.  I felt like I was slowly gaining ground.  I would be able to catch the orb, become rich.

Suddenly the orb stopped.  With a ferocious battle cry that echoed off the cavern walls, I pounced.  Mmmgggrrrlll!!!


The orb calmly side-stepped me, giggling at my futile attempt.  My left eye popped out in frustration - and then I saw him.  The notorious murloc bandit Pale Blue.  A murloc so savage, he would never kill outright - but torture you for days and weeks.  So merciless - that little children would cry at the mention of his name.  So vicious - the alliance and the horde would stay clear away from him.  There he was walking towards me, an evil purple aura seeping out between his clenched teeth.  His eyes joyful at the anticipation of torture.  A predator stalking his prey.

I ran.

I ran.  Screw the blue orb, screw being rich.  A dead murloc was a dead murloc.  Grabbing Sue tightly, who had become pale with fright, I blindly ran away from Pale Blue.  I ran and ran, not looking behind - not knowing where to go.  I could hear the joyful glee of the blue orb resonating throughout the cave.  I ran in terror.  I ran for my life.

All I could remember was that Sue kept whispering into my ears - directing me out of the cave - keeping me alive, once again.
I realize now - the blue orb would never become my treasure.  I already had my own.  My one treasure - my true treasure.  Sue.
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