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MMO Memory Box: Guild Wars Nightfall ~ #Blaugust Day 24

This is part of the Blaugust series!

Just like Guild Wars Factions, Nightfall had a cool pre-order box.

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Again, this was not a special edition pre-order. It was just the standard bonus pack that came when you pre-purchased the game. Inside, it had a full color booklet and disc. It also had a full color wall poster (not pictured – too big).

 

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I don’t remember if it was when I picked up the pre-order or when the expansion actually released, but I also got a pretty cool Abaddon t-shirt out of the deal. I think I still have it somewhere. Will look for it if I remember.

The actual Nightfall box was pretty snazzy with lots of cool art and fold-outs.

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As you can see, I picked this up for $49.99 from the local Electronics Boutique (back when that was a thing). I guess I shouldn’t grumble so much about the price of GW2 HoT (seeing it’s the same)… but a stand alone expansion feels like a lot more bang for your buck.

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It’s nice that the box art is now gender equal rather than just a bunch of hot girls. It was also cool that the expansion took place in an African-type setting, featuring characters of that ethnicity.

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Some pretty cool Varesh art up there. Of course, one thing the GW team has always excelled at was art and design.

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Ah, the game that first introduced heroes. We used to play with full henchmen before this anyhow, so having heroes was a nice step up.

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Once again, the game came with a full color booklet that spent a lot of time focusing on background, history, culture and story.

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Sadly, this was the last of the expansion retail boxes I bought. I’m pretty sure I got Eye of the North as a digital download because that was just starting to become the thing to do about that time.

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