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A Tenth Anniversary Retrospective

By Suzie Ford on April 28, 2015 | News | 0

The Guild Wars 2 site has been updated with a look back at the original Guild Wars and its decade of existence. Penned by former Guild Wars Community Manager Gaile Gray (now Forum Communications Team Lead), the article goes into depth about the founding of ArenaNet, the development and subsequent launch of Guild Wars and the later work on Guild Wars 2.

When asked how he feels about what he and his team created for Guild Wars, Daniel (Dociu) replied, “It has undoubtedly been the most satisfying project I’ve had a chance to be part of. It has been a career-defining project for me, and I’m sure for most of the artists on the team as well. For me personally, the most rewarding accomplishment—which projects with shorter development life cycles could not have offered—is that of building, growing, and shaping a team, giving it a sense of identity, creating an art culture unique to the studio and an industry-wide reputation. It has also been the place and the project that gave many young artists their first chance, the conditions to grow and blossom into the industry stars they are today.”

It's a great read about a fantastic company and franchise. Check it out on the Guild Wars 2 site.

What are your favorite memories of the original Guild Wars? Let us know in the comments.


SBFord

Suzie Ford

Suzie is the former Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom