A new State of the Game is available this morning on the Guild Wars website. This edition - called "Splits: Chapter One" is written by Alex J. Marsyla.
Alex takes a look at the guild battle metagame and how heavily favored teams that are capable of splitting up into smaller groups can be.
The current guild battle metagame favors teams capable of splitting well. With builds investing heavily in static defenses, splits are often necessary to produce kills and advantages in battle. At the same time, successful splits can often create an NPC advantage, which is more important due to changes to VoD. With a 200% damage buff against the Guild Lord, a large NPC swarm applies heavy pressure at the flag stand.
To read more, head over to State of the Game: Splits: Chapter One.