Guild Wars 2 Hall of Monuments launches, earn rewards based on achievements in original game

Looking forward to Guild Wars 2? Head over to the official website and enter the name of your character from the first Guild Wars or Guild Wars: Eye of the North into the new Hall of Monuments reward calculator. From there, you’ll be able to see what kind of in-game rewards you can look forward to in Guild Wars 2 based on your character’s accomplishments in the earlier games.

Special titles, animal companions, miniatures, and even special weapons and armor pieces are a few of the Guild Wars 2 goodies that can be earned based on your character’s experiences in the first games.

Above: The Hall of Monuments Reward Calculator

The new calculator seems like a really neat way to reward longtime Guild Wars fans. But at the same time, since we haven’t played Guild Wars regularly in a while, we’re pretty curious to see what kind of rewards we might have waiting for us in Guild Wars 2.

Oct 8, 2010

Source: ArenaNet


  • Kusanagi13 - November 6, 2010 6:30 p.m.

    @Farsided - All I have to say is your a breathing living CCCCCOMBOOOO BRRRREEEAAKKKKEERR. I was reading about the HoM and happen to find this site on accident and saw your lil comment war Lol. Your cool beans :D
  • mockraven - October 15, 2010 2:58 a.m.

    @farsided Awesome! Thanks for the tip! I've gotten 3 points for my mini-pets I've never registered and the M.O.X statue so far. Talk about easy point earnings. I'll definitely check out the link. :)
  • farsided - October 11, 2010 2:03 a.m.

    Mockraven-guildwars2guru is actually working on a really solid guide right now for reaching at least 30/50 (and thus attaining all the physical rewards). I recommend that you give it a glance if you're at all interested.
  • mockraven - October 10, 2010 8:34 p.m.

    Area.Net had been promising to somehow tie Guild Wars with Guild Wars 2 since the sequel had first been announced. They didn't know how they'd do it but they knew that EotN (Eye of the North) and its Hall of Monuments would be the link. It was pretty exciting to read that a couple years back. It's even more exciting to see what the link between the Hall of Monuments and Guild Wars 2 is, now! I have always enjoyed the original game and it's additional stand-alone campaigns as well as the EotN expansion. I went to the Rewards Calculator page and discovered that just by playing the game off and on since Prophecies' debut I had unlocked 14 out 50 possible rewards. It's cool that I didn't have to grind for that much, I just did what I wanted to in-game, turned what ever I happened to earn into the Hall of Monuments so that I could gaze upon my gigantic trophies all lined up on their respective stages, and went on to find something else fun to do. There are some Monument turn-ins that would require a fair amount of grinding or farming, but a good portion can be gotten by just playing the game. I figure I could easily get a few more rewards before the sequel comes out since I still play Guild Wars when the mood hits me.
  • farsided - October 10, 2010 9:20 a.m.

    "You are implying that not a single user bought EOTN before the Hall Of Monuments." Considering that the Hall of Monuments shipped with Eye of the North (aka it wasn't implimented later on-this article is purely referring to the rewards calculator for it, if you'd actually take the time to read it) as the number one feature of the expansion, and everyone was straight up told before the game even shipped "your achievements in GW1 will transfer to rewards in GW2 via you Hall of Monuments"... YES. REALLY. Let's also face the facts that many picked up only one or two of the three campaigns-as only one was necessary to purchase the EoTN expansion, instead of "pretending" in order to make your numbers look better. 4 million copies were sold before EotN hit-6 million were sold as of April last year. Considering that more copies have been sold since then due to renewed interest in Guild Wars 2, over 2 million = millions. JMC, get your facts straight before you try to comment. Xbox, get JMC's dick out of your mouth before going on about next gen and all that bullshit. All you're playing is cookie cutter games with slight graphical updates. Guild Wars 1, despite being over 5 years old, is one of the best looking MMO's on the market and is still getting regular content updates. Did I move on from it 3 years ago? Yes, but I came back (in order to unlock more content for the second) finding a still strong community. Try doing that with one of your games that's 5 years old. Oh wait, you can't because they aren't even supported anymore! On top of that, Guild Wars 2 looks and plays even better than most of the "next gen" single player titles you're wasting your time on, and it's a fucking MMO still in ALPHA. And as for your multiplayer titles, enjoy those xbox live fees-I don't have to pay a single penny more to actually play a game I already bought. Dumb fucks.
  • xboxwarriorx - October 10, 2010 8:11 a.m.

    jmcgrotty, yous are legit x_x farsided (noob), yous are kidding yourself, mrs! x_x this "game" is really dated. tim to get next gen, baby love x
  • jmcgrotty - October 10, 2010 7:24 a.m.

    "Do you realize how many people decided to pick up Eye of the North JUST because of the Hall of Monuments? (I'll give you a hint-millions)" "Millions?" Really? Multiple millions of people bought it JUST for that reason alone? The game sold 6 million total global copies between it's initial release and the 2 campaigns. Let's pretend that EVERY person who bought the original bought each of the two campaigns as well. That would mean that the actual unique user base is 2 million globally. So, since you said multiple "millions" bought EOTN JUST because of the Hall Of Monuments, you are implying that not a single user bought EOTN before the Hall Of Monuments. "Millions?" Really??
  • farsided - October 9, 2010 11:04 p.m.

    Wow xbox, you're a dumbass. Do you realize how many people decided to pick up Eye of the North JUST because of the Hall of Monuments? (I'll give you a hint-millions) I for one have actually gotten back into guild wars in preparation for the second coming out, and I'm not having to pay any monthly fees to do it! I'm casually working my way back into the feel of the game whilst grabbing titles and unlocking rewards that I actually want (full sets of armor, weapons, pets, and cool titles) without feeling like I'm never going to achieve the 30/50 cap for physical rewards (35-50 are nice titles, but obviously not necessary). And you know how I said I was at 18 yesterday? I'm at 25 today. Now go back to your 8/10 Halo Reach or convince yourself that prestiging is actually fun, when you're going to be at level 1 just like everyone else when Black Ops comes out. I'll actually be contributing towards my future experience in what PC Gamer is calling 'the savior of the mmo'. Fucking retard/fanboy/troll. Go back to N4G with all the other xbots and sony droids.
  • xboxwarriorx - October 9, 2010 4:40 p.m.

    8TH! YESSS! x_x gield wars: hall of fail is another example of how far PC (Personal Crapfest haha owned) has lost its way. x_x may give this game no respect love x
  • Spybreak8 - October 9, 2010 3:06 a.m.

    That's pretty cool and just shows how much I stopped playing this game once I had to give up college super fast internet lol. Hehe, sooo can't wait for the sequel though.
  • Rubberducky - October 9, 2010 2:56 a.m.

    Tyler you need to be on t-dar again soon!
  • gogo65uk - October 9, 2010 1:41 a.m.

    My interest in GW2 hasn't been great lately. But when I tried this it said I have 50/50 which perked things up a bit. Not played GW for about 8 months so looks like I'm all set for GW2.
  • farsided - October 9, 2010 1:32 a.m.

    Discovered I'm at 18 right now-need to start working on pets/armor/weapons.
  • PlainLikeVanilla - October 9, 2010 1:31 a.m.

    I need to get on this, I only have a few things unlocked.
  • zanthox - October 9, 2010 1:26 a.m.

    I've been messing with it and getting back into GW because of this. CAN'T WAIT!
  • farsided - October 9, 2010 1:20 a.m.


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