The December 18th 2007 edition of the Guild Wars State of the Game is now available. This newest entry is a bit of a interview with one of the more successful guilds in GW, Heart of Ashes and Dust aka [HaND]. This guild is the third guild to have won two monthly automatic tournaments in the Guild Wars $100,000 Tournament series. Below is an excerpt from the interview:
[HAnD] originally formed by the merger of two other guilds, Free Will [FW] and The Atomic Clock Tour [TACT]. The main emphasis for the new guild was to participate very actively in PvP. From March to December of this year, [HAnD] played more than 1,300 GvG rated matches, winning nearly 1,000 of them. This is an extraordinary amount of GvG activity, especially considering they accomplished it primarily with the same eight players. [HAnD] has a core team of eight, with only two additional inactive players in the guild. This core group typically plays two to three hours a night, which translates roughly to five or six GvG matches. Because of the small size of their core, Andkun, the guild's leader, often has to invite one or two guests to play.
Want to know more about [HaND]? Click here.