Revenant Hero and Adventures Reveal
Arenanet has revelealed a major feature for the Heart of Thorns expansion pack, and a new legend for the Revenant class. Adventures were detailed in a blog post
, and are meant to fill the gap between events and static content. According to designer Byron Miller, the adventures will also feature leaderboards between friends and guildies.
In the early, conceptual phases of Adventures design, we examined some of our more static content types—things like skill challenges, jumping puzzles, and renown regions—in an effort to determine where they were successful and where we thought they could be improved. We felt that these types of content lacked replay value, had limited ties to the game world and its story, and didn’t do enough to encourage social interaction. Our open-world event structure didn’t make it clear which activities were available to participate in when events weren’t running, which frequently left our world in a state where there were either active events to do or seemingly nothing to do. Adventures are our answer to these problems. Each Adventure showcases a seemingly simple path to victory that requires strategy, practice, and mastery in order to excel and ultimately achieve success.
The second blog post
outlined Shiro Tagachi, the former factions enemy returning as a legend for the Revenant. Shiro is able to wield double swords and blades, and has a focus on damaging multiple enemies rapidly.
We’ve been discussing this legend and weapon set since we first mentioned the revenant profession and how it called upon legends of the past. Currently we offer a defensive set, a condition set, and a support set as legend options. Now, I think there might be one missing. Oh, right, a physical-damage-focused legend! How about a dark and sinister one? Let’s add lots of slashing and mobility into the mix. Let’s also make sure it’s a name worth remembering. I’m happy to announce the infamous assassin Shiro Tagachi as the next revenant legend!
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