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Programme combines giveaway and biggest game discount ever to encourage players to join NCSOFT & ArenaNet’s groundbreaking MMO

NCSOFT and ArenaNet, developer of the acclaimed Guild Wars franchise, today announces the “Great MMO Migration” enticing new players to join the millions of gamers who’ve made Guild Wars 2 and its groundbreaking living world of Tyria; one of the most popular MMO games of all time. The program invites players to enter a

video contest for a chance to win one of thousands of free copies of Guild Wars 2 being given away. Everyone in this exodus wins. NCSOFT and ArenaNet are also offering new players the biggest discount ever, with a chance to purchase the award-winning game at 40 percent off list price.

Beginning today and running until Tuesday 3rd December at 22:59 GMT, players can migrate to the subscription-free online world of Tyria by entering a new video contest for a chance to win a copy of Guild Wars 2 or by purchasing the game for the historically low price of £20.99 from

To complement this promotion, NCSOFT and ArenaNet are calling on the vibrant worldwide community of Guild Wars 2 gamers to welcome new arrivals. Each new arrival to Tyria will receive a “Letter of Influence,” a valuable in-game item that will allow the player to reward any guild that welcomes him/her into their ranks.

The  fastest selling massively multiplayer online role-playing game in history, Guild Wars 2 offers players free downloadable content every two weeks – a pace unmatched by other Western MMOs –which ensures that the online world of Tyria remains a thriving and immersive experience for players of all skill levels and abilities.

Players join the “Great MMO Migration” by doing one of the following:

Video Contest: Players can enter the “Great MMO Migration” video contest by creating a 30-second video reciting “The Guild Wars 2 Oath” in a public place. Winners receive one of 5,000 free copies of Guild Wars 2 Heroic Edition. The Mad Libs-style oath (see below), as well as official contest rules and submission guidelines, can be found at

Guild Wars 2 Oath:
I, [name], renounce [adjective] games and pledge my allegiance to Guild Wars 2.
I likewise declare my freedom from [noun] subscription fees!
That I turn my back forever on [noun] which is/are totally [adjective].
That I will take up arms to defend the [noun]  and crush evil with my [noun].
I take this oath to Guild Wars 2 freely, without [noun]  because I am [noun].

40 Percent Sale: Players can save big and enter the subscription-free world of Tyria by taking advantage of historically low prices for Guild Wars 2 now through Dec. 3 on both the Heroic Edition and Digital Deluxe Edition at

Video contest winners will be announced via email and on the website on or around Tuesday, Dec. 10. For more details on Guild Wars 2 or the “Great MMO Migration,” visit

Guild Wars® 2 is a visually stunning MMO that offers players the epic grandeur of a massive role playing environment combined with innovative combat mechanics, dynamic events, and customized personal storytelling. Building on the success of Guild Wars, NCSOFT and game developer ArenaNet™ have created an MMO that lets gamers play the way they want, while at the same time retaining the no-subscription-fee business model that made the original Guild Wars so popular.
© Chris Baylis 2011-2015