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Miniatures and Finishers in your Wardrobe


Arenanet has announced the next feature in the 9 September 2014 feature patch.  This announcement includes changes to the wardrobe, in which miniatures and finishers are added.  Miniatures can now also be equipped and made to show up in every map, without having to always activate them.  You can read the full announcement here.


Below the inventory list, you’ll see a grid of unlocked minis from your account. Account-unlocked minis can be equipped and swapped as part of your character by left-clicking them. Once equipped, there is a show/hide check box that summons and hides your currently equipped miniature. When shown, minis will appear next to you in every map you travel to with no further work necessary to deploy them.

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A Fresh Start: The New Player Experience in Guild Wars 2


Arenanet has just announced the next feature in the September 2014 feature pack.  All the features in the official announcement are directed at new players and new characters.  Most updates are streamlined feature, such as immediate weapon unlocks and guidance options, and some are new, such as level up panels and unique rewards.  You can read the full announcement here.

As we continue to grow Guild Wars 2 and plan our next steps for the future of the game, it’s important we have a solid foundation for all the new players we plan to welcome in the future as well as players who return after long breaks from our game. The coming feature pack is bringing improvements that were designed to ensure the  leveling experience and, most importantly, the learning experience is solid, clearly messaged, easy to follow, and rewarding. These were part of the game when we launched in China, and now they’re making their way back to North America and Europe.
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Crafting Backpacks, New Leveling Items, and More!


Arenanet have announced some new updates for the September 2014 feature pack.  New crafting backpacks, leveling items, and profession-specific loot tuning are among them.  Click here to read the official announcement.

These new weapons and armor help crafters get ahead of the game, but we also want crafting to have a strong visual reward so players can show off what they’ve accomplished so far. That led us to the creation of the new Crafter’s Backpacks. They’re only accessible by practicing a crafting discipline, and each discipline gets a unique look that progresses as you advance and builds on top of what you’ve already made! These backpacks don’t take much to build, but they’ll guide players up from novice to adept crafting in each discipline, bring in new looks to your Wardrobe, and come with a bit more combat flexibility than many players might have seen.
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Improvements Galore


Arenanet has announced some coming general game improvements in the September 2014 feature pack.  Among these changes are removal of the "dungeon owner," an updated crafting UI, and performance updates that include desired optimization.  You can read the full announcement here.

We‘re always working on the performance of the game with every update, but we have a big batch of improvements coming in this feature pack. We’ve changed the way many of the underlying systems work, making them more cost-effective, which will reduce how often players will be seeing issues caused by performance. This is most notable in large combat situations like WvW and at the PvE world boss events. These improvements affect both the server and client performance, so in these situations, you should see increased frame rates as well!
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Continued Improvements to the Megaserver System


Arenanet just posted an article on the Guild Wars 2 website in which they outline the first non-PVP/WvWvW changes in the September 2014 feature patch.  The first set of changes all relate to quality of life improvements for the megaserver system.  Changes include global guild influence, global guild upgrades, and special map copies for guild content.

Since first introducing it in the April 2014 Feature Pack, we’ve kept on improving the megaserver system on a regular basis. A lot of those changes were made during regularly scheduled updates and were targeted at improving what we call “integrity” metrics, which are how we measure how well the system works to get you into a map instance with people from your party, guild, home world, and language. Because the evolution was continuous and smooth, you might not have noticed much change, but the metrics got a lot better over time as we kept making the system smarter. We won’t stop there: with the second feature pack, we’re releasing some new systems and working to make the core system more effective!
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Announcing the World vs. World Fall Tournament 2014


Arenanet has announced the next World versus World tournament.  The tournament, which begins on 2 September 2014, will last for one month, and have four match-ups.  Rewards and achievements will be given each week.  Check out the full announcement on the official website!


We’re excited to announce that the next World vs. World tournament is starting on September 12, the Friday after our September 2014 Feature Pack launches! We’d also like to welcome our Chinese players to experience their first WvW tournament! We’ve got some exciting changes in store for the World vs. World Fall Tournament 2014, so let’s get to it!

Tournament Duration
Our next tournament will be an extremely intense, exciting four-week-long tournament battle. The shorter format will ensure that worlds will not be repeatedly matched against one another, which will more closely resemble a true Swiss-style tournament. Each matchup will be unique, and every win—or upset—will make a huge difference!
  
Posttransfer Lockouts
It’s important to maintain a sense of loyalty during a WvW tournament, but we also want players to have the freedom to move around. In the past, we balanced these goals by implementing a lockout period after transfers, which lasted for the current and subsequent matchups. The purpose of this feature was to encourage players to give transferring careful consideration by imposing some risk to the reward. Because the World vs. World Fall Tournament 2014 will only last four weeks, we will not be enforcing these lockout periods.

Achievements
For the fall tournament, participating players will earn a weekly achievement based on completing a small number of events in World vs. World. This differs a bit from previous tournament achievements in which players were required to complete several of each event, such as capturing keeps and supply camps. We wanted to experiment with a simplified version of the achievements to encourage players to focus more on playing WvW, rather than checking off an objective checklist. Siege objectives, defend your land, and you’ll be rewarded! Complete all four weekly achievements to unlock the meta-achievement and earn this tournament’s title, “Mist Treader”!

Reward Structure
We want to continue to reward a world’s overall performance in the tournament, but we’d like to focus the incentives on each world’s struggle for dominance each week. To accomplish this, the arrangement of rewards distribution will be slightly different in this tournament. The majority of rewards will be dispersed at the end of each matchup based on your world’s performance. This means that even if your world doesn’t come out on top of your entire league, the efforts you put forth in each match will be rewarded!
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Hey all. It's been a while since our last contest, but with the second anniversary coming up soon, why not have another?

This time you're tasked with creating a Guild Wars 2 Meme. There's no strict definition on what makes a meme, but only the best will win a Scarlet is Dead tee courtesy of ArenaNet.

Here's an example to help kick-start your imaginations.

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Specifics
  • To be eligible for a prize, simply post your meme in this thread. Multiples are allowed, but only the first will be judged for the contest.
  • Keep them tasteful.
  • Prizes can only be sent to North America.
  • Proper meme format is encouraged, but not required. If you have a screenshot and a text, but can't edit them together, post them anyway and I will take care of the rest.
  • CONTEST ENDS FRIDAY, AUGUST 22nd, 2014 at 11:59 P.M. PST.
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SEPTEMBER 2014 FEATURE PACK


Arenanet has announced that the next Guild Wars 2 update will be the September 2014 feature pack.  Split up into three parts, the news feature pack will first focus on new sPVP and WvW features, and includes a ranked tournament at launch.  To check out the release page, click here.

From new tools for coordinating your tactics to new rewards for your valor, Competitive Week is all about our support for and improvements to competitive play in Guild Wars 2!

Our second week of September 2014 Feature Pack reveals is focused on improving the Guild Wars 2experience for new and veteran players alike!

In the September 2014 Feature Pack, we're rethinking the way you collect and trade items!
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Achievements
After completing The Dragon’s Reach, Part 2, showcase your tactical mastery as a hero of Tyria by completing challenging, episode-related achievements.

Rewards
  • Players who completed their Mysterious Vine and received a Cultivated Seed may now create new exotic and ascended back items and a plant that feeds on Bloodstone Dust.
  • The Monkey King tonic and a new miniature now have a chance of dropping from new bosses throughout Dry Top.
  • Players can now earn higher discounts from Zephyrite Merchants.
  • The new Arid Region reward track is now available in PvP.
World Polish
  • Dredgehaunt Cliffs:
    • Added a boss icon for the “Kill the dredge sniper terrorizing the locals” event.
    • Added a boss icon for the “Kill the ancient barracuda aggravating the fish of Wyrmblood Lake” event.
    • Added a boss icon for the “Protect Explorer Harlow while he finds the Dragon’s Eye” event.
    • Added a boss icon for the “Kill the veteran dragon shaman to save the Priory team” event.
    • Added a boss icon for the “Protect Scholar Dane while she closes the portal” event.
    • Added a boss icon for the “Defeat the giant imp” event.
  • Gendarran Fields:
    • Added a defend icon for the “Help Tholaun rescue Miss Mipp” event.
  • Queensdale:
    • Added a boss icon for the “Kill the huge spider in Eda’s Orchard” event.
  • Straits of Devastation:
    • Fixed the icon for the “Use the Pact weapons to kill the Risen giant guarding the area near the temple of Balthazar” event.
  • Bloodtide Coast:
    • Added a boss icon for the “Kill Covington’s quartermaster” event.
Personal Story
  • Fixed the markers in the “Confront Kudu” story step of the “Free Rein” chapter in the asura personal story.
  • Redesigned the audio for the “The Battle of Claw Island” chapter.
Profession Skills
Elementalist
  • Lightning Cage:
    • Fixed a bug that blocked damage from this skill.
Guardian
  • Scepter Power:
    • Updated the damage skill facts for scepter skills to properly scale with this trait.
Warrior
  • Inspiring Banners:
    • Changed the range increase skill fact to radius increase for clarity.
  • Reckless Dodge:
    • Fixed a bug that prevented the damage from this trait from being attributed to Reckless Dodge in the combat log.
World vs. World
  • Updated the Commander’s Compendium inventory item to be account bound.
  • Vitality gained via the Applied Fortitude effect is no longer bolstered on lower level characters.
Gem Store
New Items and Promotions
  • New Chaos weapon skins are available for the next four weeks from Black Lion Weapons Specialists for the introductory price of one Black Lion Weapon Ticket. Black Lion Weapon Tickets can be found in Black Lion Chests.
  • The price of Ley Line weapon skins has increased to 5 tickets.
  • A Mini Mordrem Leyleecher is now available in the Toys category of the Gem Store for 500 gems.
  • Utility Primers are now available in the Special category of the Gem Store for 150 gems each or 25 for 2625 gems.
  • The Wreath of Cooperation skin is now available in the Style category of the Gem Store for 400 gems.
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The Dragon’s Reach: Part 2 Begins on August 12!


Arenanet has announced that the Living Story continues on the 12th of August, 2014, with the Dragon's Reach: Part 2.  A story of uneasy allies and a rising threat, this release continues the adventure from the first part.  Check out the announcement page, and the video on that page!

A historic summit is about to take place in the spreading shadow of Mordremoth’s advance, but not all of the world leaders have agreed to attend. Can you convince uneasy allies to come together and cooperate, or will lingering tensions spell Tyria’s doom?
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