The "Platinum Edition" package of Guild Wars: Factions includes the "Game of the Year" edition of the original Guild Wars and its stand-alone expansion, Guild Wars: Factions.
Guild Wars players go online to take the roles of wizards and warriors in a medieval fantasy world, where they'll battle and adventure on their own, cooperatively, or -- as the title suggests -- in guild warfare against teams of other players. The game world is home to a once-proud kingdom, which has recently been overrun by the forces of evil and chaos. Available player professions include warriors, rangers, monks, mesmers, elementalists, and necromancers, and players are encouraged to choose a combination of any two professions for each character they play.
Guild Wars features common world areas, such as towns and outposts, where all players can gather and meet, but the game is particularly mission-based. When players embark on a quest, alone or in a small party, an "instanced" private area of the game world is created for them, and nearly all of the real adventuring takes place in these exclusive territories. More similar to the multiplayer structure of games like Diablo or Dungeon Siege than conventional "massively multiplayer online role-playing games" (or "MMORPGs"), the developers refer to Guild Wars as a "competitive online role-playing game" (or "CORPG").
Factions introduces brave gamers to the continent of Cantha, an Asian-inspired land where large parties of allied wizards and warriors do battle for glory and territory. Expanding on the guild structure set in the original game, Factions features four new mission types, which encourage large groups of players to form alliances, in order to complete challenging quests and to wage war against other player groups for control of strategically valuable towns and outposts. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide
Pentium III 1GHz Processor
4GB Hard Disk Soace
64MB ATI Radeon 8500/Nvidia GeForce 3 Video Card
16-Bit Sound Card
Pentium 4 2.0GHz Processor
4GB Hard Disk Space
ATI Radeon 9600/Nvidia GeForce FX 5700 Video Card
16-Bit Sound Card
|Number of DVD-ROMs||1|
|Tech Support Eemail@example.com|
|Tech Support URL||support.guildwars.com|
|Legal Copyright/Trademark Line||©2005 NC Interactive, Inc.|
|Legal Copyright/Trademark Line||©2006 NC Interactive, Inc|
|Legal Copyright/Trademark Line||©2007 NC Interactive, Inc|
|Included in Package||94-page Instruction Manual|
|Included in Package||Quck Reference Card|
|Official Product Website URL||www.guildwars.com|
|Feature 1||Choose from eight character professions and master up to 300 skills|
|Feature 2||Features ongoing online play with no monthly fees|
|Feature 3||Play alone or form a guild to compete in tournaments|