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Flame and Frost: Prelude - January Update 2013


Arenanet has just announced the information and created the event page for the January update, Flame and Frost. This update is a prelude, meaning it is meant as a preparation for the upcoming months. The update will go live on January 28.

The update also brings new features, such as achievement updates, laurel currency, guesting,
new utility infusions and ascended amulets, and overall enhancements and updates. Make sure to check out the event page for the full details!

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The sky falls and the ground shakes in the lands of the north. Charr and norn refugees crawl from the wreckage of their homes in the Wayfarer Foothills and Diessa Plateau, struggling to find shelter in the south. The call goes out for volunteers to assist the victims in this time of need, when earth and sky seem to have become the enemy…

Flame and Frost: Prelude is the prologue to a multi-stage narrative that will bring big changes to Guild Wars 2 in the months to come.
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#1 Waar Kijk Je Naar

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:33 PM

YES! FINALLY! Hurray! Rejoice!

Quaggan backpacks.

#2 Lordkrall

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:51 PM

Flame and Frost?

Jormag and Primordus incoming? :D

#3 Featherman

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:58 PM

Yes, no more risen!

That backpacks makes me coo all over.

#4 shanaeri rynale

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:16 PM

Looks really cool. The Quagaan backpacks remind me of those backpacks you see on the backs of bikers.. Merchantising opportunity perhaps?

#5 Hailfall

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:20 PM

OMG that Quaggan backpack.. Damn you Anet for making me want to buy that! haha!

I am really curious what the rest of the update will bring :D

#6 Sheepski

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:20 PM

I dunno if I could be cruel enough to spear the quaggan with my weapon on my back.

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#7 BuddhaKeks

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

They are going to milk those quaggans for all they are worth, aren't they?

I'm mostly excited for the new story. I hope it focuses on Norn and Charr lore (the coolest races anyway :P)

#8 Baron von Scrufflebutt

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:44 PM

I am hoping the new rewards aren't account bound. I mean, I clearly will not be upgrading to ascended gear, so I hope I can turn in my crowns and sell the rewards on the TP.

Also, the backpack is wrong on so many levels.

#9 Lordkrall

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:46 PM

View PostProtoss, on 22 January 2013 - 03:44 PM, said:

I am hoping the new rewards aren't account bound. I mean, I clearly will not be upgrading to ascended gear, so I hope I can turn in my crowns and sell the rewards on the TP.

Also, the backpack is wrong on so many levels.

Quite unlikely.
Everything else you can buy with tokens is account or character bound after all.

#10 Red Omen

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:50 PM

View PostBuddhaKeks, on 22 January 2013 - 03:32 PM, said:

They are going to milk those quaggans for all they are worth, aren't they?
Quaggan milk, as a side note, is not FDA-approved.

#11 Saevio Proelium

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:52 PM

View PostLordkrall, on 22 January 2013 - 02:51 PM, said:

Flame and Frost?

Jormag and Primordus incoming? :D

I think it might just reference the areas (ie Flame for Charr lands, Frost for North Norn/Kodan Lands) Jormag would make sense but I don't know about Primordus

#12 Pariah

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:58 PM

View PostSaevio Proelium, on 22 January 2013 - 03:52 PM, said:

I think it might just reference the areas (ie Flame for Charr lands, Frost for North Norn/Kodan Lands) Jormag would make sense but I don't know about Primordus
If Primordus still resides in or near the Central Transfer Chamber, where it woke up, it could be possible since the location of the CTC is under the mountain range separating Fireheart Rise and Frostgorge Sound

#13 Captain Bulldozer

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:08 PM

View PostPariah, on 22 January 2013 - 03:58 PM, said:

If Primordus still resides in or near the Central Transfer Chamber, where it woke up, it could be possible since the location of the CTC is under the mountain range separating Fireheart Rise and Frostgorge Sound

As I recall, it had been announced that. although Primordus woke in the CTC, after his waking he proceeded to move around through the old Dwarven/Asuran tunnels in the depths of Tyria.  So, I'm not sure there'd be any reason to suspect him to be there anymore.  Judging by where you find Destroyers in game, it would seem he is more to the south (I can think of major destroyer spawns in Mount Maelstrom, Dredgehaunt Cliffs and Kessex Hills... am I missing any?)

#14 Pariah

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:16 PM

View PostCaptain Bulldozer, on 22 January 2013 - 04:08 PM, said:

As I recall, it had been announced that. although Primordus woke in the CTC, after his waking he proceeded to move around through the old Dwarven/Asuran tunnels in the depths of Tyria.  So, I'm not sure there'd be any reason to suspect him to be there anymore.  Judging by where you find Destroyers in game, it would seem he is more to the south (I can think of major destroyer spawns in Mount Maelstrom, Dredgehaunt Cliffs and Kessex Hills... am I missing any?)
You're right, now that I re-read the Primordus article in the wiki, it seems it's been moving around quite a bit... at least the ice caves northeast of Fireheart Rise could be one possible entryway to the Depths of Tyria when they do open :P

#15 jonasklk

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:23 PM

seems like the Patch will hold mostly changes that affect the long term gameplay...gotta admit i'm quite excited for those new rewards :D

#16 Illein

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:27 PM

Couldn't help but to think of A Song of Ice and Fire when I read how they named the patch :D

Looking forward to its content, albeit that settles that Fractals won't be overdone until much later.

#17 davadude

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:39 PM

Going to edit your post, Zebdabi.  Thanks for posting!
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#18 Doctor Overlord

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:47 PM

Sounds like there will be some interesting stuff to see on the 28th.

View PostRed Omen, on 22 January 2013 - 03:50 PM, said:

Quaggan milk, as a side note, is not FDA-approved.
Protoss said the backpack was wrong on so many levels, this is a whole new level of wrong :)

View PostIllein, on 22 January 2013 - 04:27 PM, said:

Couldn't help but to think of A Song of Ice and Fire when I read how they named the patch :D
Ha!  Good point.   I wonder if their original title had been A Tune of Flame and Frost before the legal dept. stepped in.

#19 Azure Skye

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:52 PM

i wonder how many people will buy the quaggan backpack. o.O

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#20 Waar Kijk Je Naar

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:59 PM

View PostAzure Skye, on 22 January 2013 - 04:52 PM, said:

i wonder how many people will buy the quaggan backpack. o.O
Everyone... so uhh 3m+ :D