Introducing the Story Journal
As was predicted, Season 2 content of the Living World will require an overhaul of the personal story system. Today, Arenanet has announced the story journal, an advancement of the current existing log book for the personal storyline. This logbook can handle all the future Living Story content.
In the future, all players who start a log book of a storyline during a Living World update will receive permanent, free access to it across their account. After that time, all episodes can be bought for 200 gems in the in-game store (don't forget, converting gold to gems still exists).
Finally, achievements will now be permanent, and much more challenging. This way, any logbook content can always be attempted again for achievements.
Some extra notes:
- Due to the lack of this system at launch and for Season 1, the Personal Storyline and Season 1 will not be available for purchase, nor replayable.
- Characters must be level 80 to do Living Story content.
- Once a character on an account plays a part of the story, it is unlocked forever for all characters.
Open world content additions to Living World updates will permanently expand or change the world of Tyria and will tie to the theme and story of the episode. This means you can play the open world content and the story content (if you’ve unlocked that episode) anytime you want, on every character you ever make on your account! You’re no longer limited to completing the episode during its two-week release window. This means that going forward, all of the content and all of the rewards for Living World will be permanent.