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Dragon's Reach: Part 1

22 July 2014 - 02:58 PM

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Dragon's Reach: Part 1


In an official preview from Arenanet on Massively's site, the next Living Story update was outlined, titled "Dragon's Reach."  Dragon's Reach will launch on 29 July 2014.  Steven Waller, Arenanet's Associate Game Director, also dropped a lot of hints and information at lore, and at tensions that are arising between the races of Tyria.  You can read the full preview here, and view the trailer here.

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This update will also be the penultimate update before a break from the Living Story, and perhaps the end of Season 2 of the Living World.

Entanglement Begins July 15!

08 July 2014 - 02:01 PM

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Entanglement Begins July 15!


Arenanet have posted the date and name of the next Living Story update.  The update, called "Entanglement," will launch on 15 July 2014, and include new Story Journal content that can be unlocked permanently, as well as possible changes to Dry Top and Prosperity, and edited content in maps that appear to be in one of the existing zones.

An accompanying trailer showed off more of the new Destiny's Edge, new bosses such as a Wump-The-Giant lookalike and a mysterious vine creature, as well as tease content such as aggressive corruption in the Maguuma wastes, and world changes.

You can check out the official announcement page here, and watch the video, here.

Guild Wars 2 at Gamescom

23 June 2014 - 09:05 PM

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Guild Wars 2 at Gamescom


Arenanet has announced their plans for their prescence at Gamescom this year.  Gamescom is the European equivalent of E3, a trade show dedicated to video games and its industry, as well as electronic entertainment as a whole.  You can read the full announcement here.

At this year’s gamescom in Cologne, Germany (August 13 – 17) we’ll be partnering up with our friends from Twitch.TV! Visit the Twitch.TV booth to play Guild Wars 2, chat with our developers, and participate in exciting activities.

We’re excited to announce that as part of our presence, we’ll be flying out players from all over the world to participate in the first-ever Guild Wars 2 International All-Stars Tournament! This is the first European event to pit top players from North America, Europe, and China against one another.

Introducing the Story Journal

05 June 2014 - 01:33 PM

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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.

PSA: World versus World Season 2 rewards delayed

03 June 2014 - 10:26 AM

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World versus World Season 2 rewards delayed


Due to an issue with the reward chests, Arenanet has decided to delay the reward vendor for the Season 2 WvW tournament to a later date than was planned.  A patch today (3 June), would have given access to rewards from the battle historian, but in the interest of fairness, this update has been postponed.

There is currently an ongoing issue in which some players did not receive their tournament reward tickets/scraps, even after completing the meta achievement.  The cause of the issue has still not been detected, and the delay will be in place until the issue has been resolved.

If you are affected by the issue, do not contact Arenanet support, but post in the official forums.  In that post, provide a character name and your account ID (yourusername.XXXX).  Never provide a password, no matter who or what ask for it.

While the World vs. World team investigates an issue with tournament reward chest distribution, we are temporarily delaying access to the rewards that would have otherwise been available on the Battle Historian on June 3rd. We hope this will help prevent further compounding the issue, and avoiding unnecessary confusion while we work to resolve the problem. Thank you for your patience.