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A bit sad that Super Adventure Box will be leaving Rata Sum at the end of the month? Well wipe those tears away, because just before the calendar flips to May the next segment of the ongoing Flame and Frost living story will arrive in Guild Wars 2. Players will journey to the icy Shiverpeaks to combat the latest threat the dredge and Flame Legion have unleashed, all while in the company of Rox and Braham from the previous chapter.

...and what good would a preview be if we weren't teased along the way?

Take the battle into the enemy’s weapons facilities and defeat a final hybrid menace unlike any Tyria has ever seen!


With enemies like Zhaitan and The Lich, that's a pretty bold statement. I expect a great deal of conspiracy and speculation from you all before April 30th rolls around!
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#1 Lordkrall

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 06:09 PM

Going to be very interesting!
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#2 MazingerZ

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 06:47 PM

[quote][b]final hybrid menace unlike any Tyria has ever seen![/b][/quote]

A giant flaming mole creature.

It'll look like Cyndaquil.

Spawns in Blazeridge Steppes on a timer.

One guaranteed Rare a day, with a chest.
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#3 Beta Sprite

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 07:20 PM

It's going to be a kom-pew-something. It destroys its opposition by pulling the heroes into a game where they are saving a fantasy world from an alien threat unlike anything they've ever encountered in their real lives.

Inside this game, there is a Super Adventure Box, which pulls your characters into a virtual world of retro-fantasy modeled in a 3d world.

Within that box is another box, which houses an 8-bit world in 2d.

Within that box is another box, which contains a 4-bit world in 1d...
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#4 Shiren

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 07:51 PM

[quote name='MazingerZ' timestamp='1365706029' post='2190557']
A giant flaming mole creature.

It'll look like Cyndaquil.

Spawns in Blazeridge Steppes on a timer.

One guaranteed Rare a day, with a chest.
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Or it will look like a combination of a Searing Effigy and some kind of dredge machine.
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#5 Lordkrall

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 07:53 PM

[quote name='Shiren' timestamp='1365709877' post='2190587']
Or it will look like a combination of a Searing Effigy and some kind of dredge machine.
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Aye, thinking about something like a crossbreed between a Effigy and the Mining suit from the Dredge Fractal.
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#6 Sans

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:16 PM

Dredge Effigy Suit
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#7 Arewn

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:36 PM

Some massive beast summoned by the flame legion and mechanically enhanced by the dredge I'd guess.

I was tempted to say "The Great Destroy, 'revived' (an empty husk being controlled) through a combo of dredge machinery and flame legion magic" but the "unlike Tyria has seen" bit kinda shuts that down.
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#8 Wonsavage

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:36 PM

Well you see kids, when a Charr loves a Dredge... in a hole... filled with lava...
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#9 Literaltruth

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:56 PM

I really want to believe that all this living story has been leading somewhere cool and epic...

But previous letdowns in this chain have made a pessimist of me. I'm expecting it to be something bitterly disappointing - the above suggestion of another boss in the Shiverpeaks on a timer with a guaranteed rare sounds depressingly prophetic to me....
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#10 Pariah

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:39 PM

Hmm... flames and drills, where have I seen that before... oh wait:

[img]http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111101005441/gurennlagann/images/1/1c/TTGL13.jpg[/img]

Now I'll probably be disappointed if we don't get a Gurren Lagann reference :P
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#11 Saul Spotter

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:52 PM

Searing Forgeman?
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#12 Just Horus

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:26 PM

Am I the only one that imagined a Charr and Dredge in the midst of heat, going at it like animals while Time of the Season was playing in the background.
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#13 turbo234

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:47 PM

April 30th? Bring on the lag.
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#14 I'm Squirrel

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:49 PM

[quote][b]Take the battle into the enemy’s weapons facilities and defeat a final hybrid menace unlike any Tyria has ever seen![/b][/quote]

We'll most likely be fighting a villain similar to this:

[img]http://www.bigshinyrobot.com/reviews/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/darthmaul.jpg[/img]

With Rox and Braham pairing up and most likely dueling the "final hybrid menace" like this:

[img]http://cdn1.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/Star-Wars-Episode-I-The-Phantom-Menace-3D-Darth-Maul.jpg[/img]

Braham will most likely die in battle like this:

[img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eKmc8NmJaYI/TV-pC1ri-WI/AAAAAAAAANw/IpK_sHxg35E/s1600/QuiGonDead.jpg[/img]

And Rox will most likely be enraged and fight the hybrid menace like this:

[img]http://www.castleskeep.net/obiwan_files/image003.jpg[/img]

The player most likely jumps in at this time of the battle, fatally wounds, and knocks back the hybrid menace down a hole like this:

[img]http://www.neuroticmonkey.com/storage/darth%20maul%20death.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1313550959513[/img]

And the living story will most likely end like this:

[img]http://lukesfilmblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/qui-gon-funeral3.png[/img]
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#15 Guardian of the Light

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:59 AM

[quote name='MazingerZ' timestamp='1365706029' post='2190557']
A giant flaming mole creature.

It'll look like Cyndaquil.

Spawns in Blazeridge Steppes on a timer.

One guaranteed Rare a day, with a chest.
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Does it evolve into Quilava and Typhlosion when it upscales?
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Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:36 AM

[quote name='I'm Squirrel' timestamp='1365724193' post='2190674']
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Ah... Guild Wars Episode 2: The Flaming Menace?

Mee sa like!! Mee... </facepunched>
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#17 Coren

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:02 AM

[quote name='Trei' timestamp='1365741373' post='2190734']

Ah... Guild Wars Episode 2: The Flaming Menace?

Mee sa like!! Mee... </facepunched>
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Thanks for making my Friday morning all the more bearable until the weekend starts:)

My money is on a primordus possessed (and empowered) molten molten magma covered dredge with a charr head. (takes.his morning pills)
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#18 konsta_hoptrop

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:18 AM

flaming dredge mining suit or flame effigy with metal parts... nothing more in my opinion. Lack of imagination at that updates... Same events portals with repainted charr and dredge , after that instance with absolutly the same events in it.The only good thing is rox and braham weapons ... and super adventure box ofc. Other then that ... that Flame and frost updates are dissapointing. Good part is fixes for spvp , wvw and so on. But the actual pve adds are crap
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#19 Waar Kijk Je Naar

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:54 AM

Shiro Tagachi is back. He allied himself with the dredge and traveled through their tunnels from Cantha all the way to Tyria. With the defeat of Gaheron Baelfire he took control of the Flame Legion and now seeks to kill Queen Jennah.

Dun dun dunnn....
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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:15 PM

[quote name='Waar Kijk Je Naar' timestamp='1365760443' post='2190789']
Shiro Tagachi is back. He allied himself with the dredge and traveled through their tunnels from Cantha all the way to Tyria. With the defeat of Gaheron Baelfire he took control of the Flame Legion and now seeks to kill Queen Jennah.

Dun dun dunnn....
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We then get Frrame and Flost, the revenge. Featuring NCsoft as a giant overlord whom does not like Asian themes!
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