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#1 Azure Skye

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 10:14 PM

Hello Tyria,
In the Player vs. Player Rewards Roadmap, we discussed how glory will be retired as a currency and we assured you that we would give advance warning as to when that would happen so you’d know how much time was left to finish up your goals. This post is to let you know that glory will no longer be awarded as of a maintenance build that is currently planned for March 18.
At that time we will also be removing all existing random reward chests from PvP. This means that all rank reward vendors will be removed and we will no longer be rewarding bonus chests for winning Solo and Team Arena matches. The bonus rank points that were awarded in these chests will become part of the end of match reward.
The glory vendor that was introduced in the December 10 build will remain until the new reward system is released in a later update so you’ll have an avenue to spend your existing glory, but we will be removing the Mystery Coffer from his selection of wares.
Because these rewards are being removed in preparation for the next phase of the PvP reward updates, we have also decided to release updated rank point rewards early so players can start earning increased rewards at the time that glory is removed.
We are excited about the changes that are in the works and look forward to getting them out to you.
Also, if you are interested in winning some gems and other prizes the The Mistpedia Invitational is open for signups. They have 68,000 gems and a growing crowd-funded cash prize pool. The Invitational will run on both North American and European regions. North American group play begins Saturday, February 15 and European group play will begin on Sunday, February 16.
Head to the forums to sign up your team or get more information, and be sure to check out the stream live on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.
I’ll see you in the game!
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Source: https://www.guildwar...-out-pvp-glory/

Edited by Azure Skye, 15 February 2014 - 10:14 PM.


#2 Azure Skye

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 01:17 AM

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March 18th Glory change FAQ

Hey everyone,
Since the announcement of Glory removal, there have been a lot of questions popping up about what this means. As such, we have put together an FAQ to help answer some of these questions. If your question isn’t listed here, it is likely that we are not ready to discuss it at this time.
IMPORTANT: Please note that the March 18th maintenance build is not the next phase of PvP rewards. For reference, check out John’s blog post here. This build will only remove glory and increase rank points earned.
Q: Why aren’t people with glory boosters being compensated with different boosters or something along those lines?
A: We will not be converting glory boosters because we announced that we would be phasing out glory in John’s blog post and it wouldn’t be fair to the players that used up all of their boosters since then in preparation for it. However, players that spent gems to purchase glory boosters directly that have not used the booster will be eligible for a refund. For those that did purchase them, they can file a ticket here.

Q: Do we need to put our PvP armor in our locker on 3/17 so it can be “converted” or can we leave it on our characters?
A: No, this is not the next phase of PvP rewards. This is a maintenance step that we need to do as we make the bigger transition.

Q: Will we be able to craft PvP related gear after 3/18?
A: Yes, you will still be able to craft PvP related gear. This build is a maintenance step that will only remove Glory and increase rank points earned.

Q: Will rank points remain the same?
A: Starting on 3/18, we will be awarding increased rank points in all areas of PvP.

Q: What is happening to the rank reward chests and their respective vendors?
A: The chests will be removed from the game as a reward. You will still keep the ones in your inventory until they are used, but we will no longer be giving them out or selling them in any avenue.

Q: Will we be able to sell PvP materials to npc vendors similar to tournament tickets?
A: These materials are not being removed as part of the maintenance build. In this update we are only removing glory and making an adjustment to the amount of rank points earned.

Q: Will we eventually be able to use PvP rank/cultural/dungeon armor skins in PvE/WvW?
A: Yes, players will eventually be able to take their looks across game modes; however, this will not be happening as a part of the maintenance build on March 18th.

Edited to add a point on the glory booster refund.
If you purchased the booster through the gem store and have not used it by the time they are removed, you will be eligible for a refund.
All From here: https://forum-en.gui...rst#post3688477

Adding some of the update notes for the 3/18 build to hopefully clear up some confusion.
  • We’re adding small, medium, and large rank reward boxes based on rank achieved. This means that ranking up in PvP now gives different types of boxes than previously.
  • We’re adding PvP specific back pieces to the reward glory vendor (guild tabards)
    • We’re switching them from rank vendors to glory vendors, and are keeping rank vendors.
  • We’re moving rank points gained from the win chests from the win chests at the end of Solo and Team arenas. This means no more bounce chests. Rewards will go directly to the scoreboard now and will be rewarded at the end of the match.
  • We removed the PvP armor/weapon chests received when you rank up to replace with the rank boxes mentioned above.
  • Players will still have glory and some of their boosters but not be able to earn any more.
  • All rank glory vendors will be staying in the game until the feature build.Source: https://forum-en.gui...rst#post3750032

Edited by Azure Skye, 12 March 2014 - 12:02 AM.


#3 Andemius

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 02:06 AM

*sigh* more condesing of pvp and pve. I am suitably not amused.

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 03:03 AM

View PostAndemius, on 27 February 2014 - 02:06 AM, said:

*sigh* more condesing of pvp and pve. I am suitably not amused.
It's kinda making me want to use the glory boosters in PvP now before they don't any purpose at all after the update goes live.

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 04:00 AM

View PostAzure Skye, on 27 February 2014 - 03:03 AM, said:

It's kinda making me want to use the glory boosters in PvP now before they don't any purpose at all after the update goes live.

Tell me about it. Got 12hours of birthday booster on my ranger, might as well use it up. Shame I don't have to time to use the stacks of glory boosters I've accrued though.

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 05:29 AM

View PostAndemius, on 27 February 2014 - 04:00 AM, said:

Tell me about it. Got 12hours of birthday booster on my ranger, might as well use it up. Shame I don't have to time to use the stacks of glory boosters I've accrued though.
I'm still on rank 2 which is nothing to gloat and i just want to rank up to Deer rank.

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 08:37 AM

So basically, they had said there would be 4 last LS updates and then a big feature only patch.
Now there's this "maintenance" build, seriously ? That's so bad disappointing everyone ...
Although I don't play sPvP a lot since it's very lackluster, I feel bad for people who do : this patch will remove more from players than it will bring to them (lose all glory and free stuff, earn slightly more rank points) not even mentioning how long it will be like that before the reward overhaul comes in ...

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 09:06 AM

View PostAndemius, on 27 February 2014 - 02:06 AM, said:

*sigh* more condesing of pvp and pve. I am suitably not amused.

On the other hand, if you got a consistent team and you are constantly autobalanced against people who rarely PvP'd... In all honesty though, winning about 200-500 ain't no fun either

I am not amused as much by trying to intergrate the two either... But that is because of other reasons than glory :P

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 09:19 AM

View PostKratosAngel, on 27 February 2014 - 08:37 AM, said:

So basically, they had said there would be 4 last LS updates and then a big feature only patch.
Now there's this "maintenance" build, seriously ? That's so bad disappointing everyone ...

Right, because the already announced March 4th update totally won't be the big feature patch...?
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Posted 27 February 2014 - 10:51 AM

Nah, 4th March is the last one of LS Season 1 (last update with Scarlet). After that, we were supposed to get the big feature only patch,  that is 18th March but now there's this "maintenance" build coming out of the blue, screwing us.
So we have absolutely no idea when the feature patch will come : it could be April 1th at best or it could be June/July .... whatever hell they want to.

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 01:34 PM

View PostBrandon the Don, on 27 February 2014 - 09:06 AM, said:

On the other hand, if you got a consistent team and you are constantly autobalanced against people who rarely PvP'd... In all honesty though, winning about 200-500 ain't no fun either

I am not amused as much by trying to intergrate the two either... But that is because of other reasons than glory :P

The only place autobalance occurs is hot-join and custom arenas. Don't imagine I'd be in either when I can get my regualar team together.

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 01:44 PM

View PostAndemius, on 27 February 2014 - 01:34 PM, said:

The only place autobalance occurs is hot-join and custom arenas. Don't imagine I'd be in either when I can get my regualar team together.

Hehe, I didn't specifically aim at the autobalancing that occurs in either of those, sorry if I wasn't  specific, my vocubulary is kind of poor so I had no better word for it at the moment...

I meant it more like this scenario: Our team ranging from rank 34-41 being "balanced" to fight against the top EU players... which actually happened twice already in my case :P
Seeing as how Anet wants to make SPvP more casual, it might attract more players, and maybe causing most players to be teamed up against people who did not play more than say 50 matches... On a small scale it is happening to us already, so I can only imagine this getting worse

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 02:37 PM

I still got my Chalice to use..
Will it change functionality or be removed/become useless?

If I use it I should have enough for a T2 cultural set or something.
Still not sure how that bringing over to PvE will work.
The Locker will become a PvE skin storage?
Work like GW1 costumes?

Edited by Karuro, 27 February 2014 - 02:38 PM.


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Posted 28 February 2014 - 04:00 AM

View PostBrandon the Don, on 27 February 2014 - 01:44 PM, said:

Hehe, I didn't specifically aim at the autobalancing that occurs in either of those, sorry if I wasn't  specific, my vocubulary is kind of poor so I had no better word for it at the moment...

I meant it more like this scenario: Our team ranging from rank 34-41 being "balanced" to fight against the top EU players... which actually happened twice already in my case :P
Seeing as how Anet wants to make SPvP more casual, it might attract more players, and maybe causing most players to be teamed up against people who did not play more than say 50 matches... On a small scale it is happening to us already, so I can only imagine this getting worse

Ah I see. Yeah thats a problem which I can only see as getting worse with this update.





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