Game updates:October 2008

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Update - Thursday, October 30, 2008[edit]


Update - Friday, October 24, 2008[edit]


Update - Thursday, October 23, 2008[edit]

Halloween Hullabaloo or the King's Kerfuffle[edit]

A petulant lord
Belligerently bemoans
And sobbingly roams.
Helpless ornate shriek
And serenely giggling knives
You'll laugh for your lives!
Glumly impatient
Smiling with menacing grace
Maniacal face.

Halloween Event[edit]

  • Made preparations for the Halloween events.

Guild Battle Changes[edit]

  • The brief damage immunity that players have when resurrecting at the shrine now protects against lifestealing effects.

Bug Fixes[edit]


  • Moved Durmand and the other Bonus Mission Pack NPCs so they do not interfere with the Halloween celebrations.

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

  • Blessing of the Kurzicks and Blessing of the Luxons give double faction for each kill (10 in normal mode, 20 in hard mode). - This note was included in the update notes for the following day
  • The poem included in this update is in haiku verse.
  • Amber Chunks and Jadeite Shards from the Factions Rewards NPC indicated that they cost 5,000 faction each. If option selected, would show that each Amber/Jadeite granted 5,000 points to title. - This was corrected in the update the following day

Update - Thursday, October 9, 2008[edit]

Updated Zaishen Rewards[edit]

  • Updated the Zaishen Chest drops to replace the Macabre Tonic with a new tonic for the month of October. More information on Zaishen Rewards can be found here.

Automated Tournaments[edit]

Guild Battle Changes[edit]

  • The number and placement of NPCs have been changed in all Guild Halls.
  • Removed Cyclone Axe from the Guild Lord.

Skill Updates[edit]

For more information on these changes, please see the Developer Updates page.

PvE and PvP[edit]

  • Immolate Immolate: increased damage to 20...64...75.
  • Meteor Meteor: reduced casting time to 2 seconds.
  • Backbreaker Backbreaker: functionality changed to: "Deals +1...16...20 damage. Causes knock-down (2...4...4 seconds)."



Open Travel: Territory and District UI Changes[edit]

  • This is the final update to language districts.
  • In this update, restrictions to Japanese language districts will be removed and players of all language districts will be able to travel back and forth without restrictions.

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a sound issue which may be affecting some specific on-board audio chipsets.
  • Fixed a bug that caused some high-end weapons to be created without an inscription slot if they had the Deathbane property.
  • Fixed a bug in the Nightfall quest "Last of the Breed" that could cause Mirza Veldrunner to take more Giant Tusks from the player than the quest required.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Unyielding Aura to fail to resurrect a dead ally in range if other dead allies were out of range.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Muddy Terrain to occasionally not affect Dark Escape.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed a group to register for a Guild-versus-Guild Automated Tournament without an officer from the group leader’s guild.
  • Fixed a bug that could occasionally cause the Spear of Archemorous [sic] to duplicate itself.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Stout-Hearted to not display the damage it deals.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause players to have two elite skills while riding a Junundu Wurm.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the /zaishen and /rank emotes to not play if the user was running, but still set their cooldown timer.
  • Fixed a bug in the Underworld quest "The Four Horsemen" that sometimes caused horsemen's deaths to not be counted for quest completion.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Heroes to occasionally start casting and canceling skills repeatedly when their target was moving away from their position.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused Leah Stone to disappear before reaching her final resting place.


Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]