Several items of interest popped up on the official site in the last day or so. Here they are in no particular order:
- Guild Wars Wintersday 2007 Contest Winners Announced: Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest, and to Ideazon who helped support the prize offerings. We will contact the winners after Wintersday to distribute the prizes. Everyone is invited to see the grand debut of the two new Wintersday helms-including the player-designed* Grenth helm-at 12:01 AM Pacific time (-8 GMT) on January 1, 2008, and every three hours throughout the day.
- Guild Wars Fansite Managers Take Note! We would love to send a greeting card to the fansite webmasters and workers who support Guild Wars so well during the year. If you are a webmaster for a fansite that is a member of the Guild Wars Community Fansite Program, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the names and mailing addresses of yourself and any staff members to whom you'd like us to send a card. Thanks!
- Guild Wars State of the Game: Meet Heart of Ashes & Dust By winning in November, Heart of Ashes and Dust [HAnD] became the third guild to win two Monthly Automatic Tournaments (ATs) in the Guild Wars $100,000 Tournament Series (Virtual Dragons [vD] and Rebel Rising [rawr] were the other two). Unlike the previous repeat winners, [HAnD] went six months between its May and November wins, while [vD] won back-to-back in June and July, and [rawr] won back-to-back in August and September. The members of [HAnD] were gracious enough to meet early morning (1-2 AM their time) to accommodate an interview. Members of [HAnD] present at the interview included: Andkun, Smith, Aris Kick, Fle, Mashiro, Rufa, Pixy, and Noji. Also participating was Mehdi, an ArenaNet interpreter present to facilitate the interview. Below is a summary of the topics discussed during that interview.
Don't forget that the rest of each article above can be read at the official site.