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#1 Zedabi

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:28 PM

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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.

Edited by Khalija, 22 January 2013 - 05:33 PM.


#2 Waar Kijk Je Naar

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:33 PM

YES! FINALLY! Hurray! Rejoice!

Quaggan backpacks.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:51 PM

Flame and Frost?

Jormag and Primordus incoming? :D

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:58 PM

Yes, no more risen!

That backpacks makes me coo all over.

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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?

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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

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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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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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

#12 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

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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

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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?)

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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

Edited by Pariah, 22 January 2013 - 04:16 PM.


#16 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

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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.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:39 PM

Going to edit your post, Zebdabi.  Thanks for posting!
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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.

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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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#21 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

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:02 PM

Flame and Frost, is that a prediction?

So new ascended infusions? The 30+ gold I spent on infusing my current ascended gear left a bad taste in my mouth, I was glad it was at least going to last for a while.

To find out the most optimal combination for my build may now be available really pisses me off. I wish I would have waited! Correction, I wish Anet would have given us a heads up that more changes to our gear was coming down!

I sincerely hope they added the ability to salvage ascended gear to reuse the mats! That would make up for it I would hope. Or here's an early good-bye to half of my savings... again!

Anet haven't you guys learn anything from the flame of the last changes?

Edited by Green, 22 January 2013 - 05:05 PM.


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:03 PM

Awwww, that backpack is too cute!

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:05 PM

View PostWaar Kijk Je Naar, on 22 January 2013 - 04:59 PM, said:

Everyone... so uhh 3m+ :D

View PostVar, on 22 January 2013 - 05:00 PM, said:

+1 Me.
Well, there goes the price of gems already, i see it now. >.>

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:06 PM

View PostGreen, on 22 January 2013 - 05:02 PM, said:

Flame and Frost, is that a prediction?

So new ascended infusions? The 30+ gold I spent on infusing my current ascended gear left a bad taste in my mouth, I was glad it was at least going to last for a while.

To find out the most optimal combination for my build may now be available really pisses me off. I wish I would have waited! Correction, I wish Anet would have given us a heads up that more changes to our gear was coming down!

I sincerely hope they added the ability to salvage ascended gear to reuse the mats! That would make up for it I would hope. Or here's an early good-bye to half of my savings... again!

Anet haven't you guys learn anything from the flame of the last changes?

ArenaNet did give us heads up. They were extremely clear when they announced Ascended gear that there would come more infusions and Ascended pieces over the coming year.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:09 PM

View PostGreen, on 22 January 2013 - 05:02 PM, said:

Flame and Frost, is that a prediction?

So new ascended infusions? The 30+ gold I spent on infusing my current ascended gear left a bad taste in my mouth, I was glad it was at least going to last for a while.

To find out the most optimal combination for my build may now be available really pisses me off. I wish I would have waited! Correction, I wish Anet would have given us a heads up that more changes to our gear was coming down!

I sincerely hope they added the ability to salvage ascended gear to reuse the mats! That would make up for it I would hope. Or here's an early good-bye to half of my savings... again!

Anet haven't you guys learn anything from the flame of the last changes?

They  gave you a heads up quit a few times.  I'm sorry your feeling of "exclusivity" is gone, but the announced (ever since the November update), that Ascended would be slowly phased in to be less exclusive and more attainable.  This is part one of that process.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:12 PM

View Postdavadude, on 22 January 2013 - 05:09 PM, said:

They  gave you a heads up quit a few times.  I'm sorry your feeling of "exclusivity" is gone, but the announced (ever since the November update), that Ascended would be slowly phased in to be less exclusive and more attainable.  This is part one of that process.

I know ascended gear was expanding beyond trinkets etc, that's not what I have an issues with.

Show me the specific post or news release where they said new infusions were coming this soon, perhaps I missed it. If no such info exists  then my complaint is still valid.

If I would have known new infusions were coming about then I would have just spent fractal relics to get the simple ones from that golem fractal vendor.

Edited by Green, 22 January 2013 - 05:16 PM.


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:14 PM

View PostGreen, on 22 January 2013 - 05:12 PM, said:

I know ascended gear was expanding beyond trinkets etc, that's not what I have an issues with.

Show me the specific post or news release where they said new infusions were coming this soon, perhaps I missed it. If no such info exists  then my complaint is still valid.

So, why would it matter if new infusions came now or if they came in 6 months? They would still come.

Interesting that they are using a horse on their Facebook banner for the event btw..

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:18 PM

View PostLordkrall, on 22 January 2013 - 05:14 PM, said:

So, why would it matter if new infusions came now or if they came in 6 months? They would still come.

Interesting that they are using a horse on their Facebook banner for the event btw..

Shhhhhhhhhh!!! You don't need to rustle the mount people that want mounts in game. =P They have been quiet all this long and dont remember it. Lol

Edited by Azure Skye, 22 January 2013 - 05:22 PM.


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:21 PM

View PostLordkrall, on 22 January 2013 - 05:14 PM, said:

So, why would it matter if new infusions came now or if they came in 6 months? They would still come.

Interesting that they are using a horse on their Facebook banner for the event btw..

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How is that interesting? If you're thinking of mounts then they've already addressed that recently.

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