On January 1, 2005 – quite possibly the worst edition of Photics was released. It was a last minute entry, with an experimental design. Using Macromedia Flash, issue #13 was more of a movie than a publication. It was an attempt to break away from Adobe Acrobat PDF format. If anything, this issue did bring forth change. The Photics magazine switched to Macromedia Flash paper after Issue #13.
Issue #12 of Photics (Guild Wars Edition) was released on December 1, 2004. This issue was a little different than usual. Issue #12 something of a Guild Wars Adventure story. If you are familiar with the Lore of Ascalon, the journey should be quite entertaining and familiar. If you are new to the story, it might just enlighten you to the plight of Ascalon. This issue contains lovely screenshots from the November Beta Event.
Issue #11 of “Guildmaster Photics” was released on November 1, 2004. This issue is a review of World Premiere Event. In short, the event was great fun. For this issue, over 200 screenshots were taken during the event. Only a handful made it. You can see which ones made it by downloading this issue. Also, you can read about some interesting details and lesser known news from the World Preview Event.
Lost In Ascalon #4 – Weaponsmith Simulator – The weaponsmith is a way for ArenaNet to control item saturation. If you find a nice weapon, you can bring it to a Weaponsmith. For a little bit of Gold, you can get a 20% bonus on your Weapon. The catch – no one else can use a customized weapon. Lost In Ascalon #4 – the Weaponsmith Simulator illustrates this. Well… in a silly way.
Issue #10 of “Guildmaster Photics” was released on October 1, 2004. This issue is all about the World Premiere Event. ArenaNet is gearing up for one spectacular party. Halloween weekend – The Guild Wars Free-For-All. This issue hypes up the event, informing players as to what they can expect from the three day event. Details about the Guild Wars Pre-Order in-game items can also be found in this issue.