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Lion’s Arch Construction Nears Completion; New Player Poll Announced

19 May 2015 - 05:14 PM

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Lion’s Arch Construction Nears Completion; New Player Poll Announced


Arenanet have announced the Lion's Arch will be rebuilt sometime soon.  With the patch today, a lot of construction work began in the ruined city, and Arenanet want the players' help to name some new areas.  You can read the announcement on the official blog, and vote for the new names in the official poll.

Well, the cat’s out of the bag now. Anyone who’s visited Lion’s Arch today has already noticed some pretty exciting changes—the increased activity of the construction workers, watchful reviews by the surveyors, assembly airships, a construction yard, and a whole lot of scaffolding! At long last we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and our beloved Lion’s Arch—the heart and soul of Tyria—will soon be rebuilt!

Meet the Dragonhunter: Guardian’s Elite Specialization

07 May 2015 - 04:04 PM

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Meet the Dragonhunter: Guardian’s Elite Specialization


Arenanet has revealed the next elite specialization... the Dragonhunter.  Meant for Guardians, the dragonhunter specialization grants a greater strength with the bow to Guardians, and allows for distance support roles to be filled.  The dragonhunter also allows for some deceptive moves, such as a skill that heals enemies but blinds them.  You can read the full blog post here.

Guardians will find that the new elite specialization gives them access to some conditions and functionality normally reserved for professions of a more physical nature. They’ll gain a bit of innate mobility, while the ability to cripple or bleed enemies will become an option through their elite specialization traits. One of their elite specialization traits is Rending Light, which will enable all varieties of traps to bleed enemies. Whether taking on the masses or a single enemy, the dragonhunter is a predator to be feared.

Meet the Chronomancer: Mesmer’s Elite Specialization

30 April 2015 - 06:27 PM

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Meet the Chronomancer: Mesmer’s Elite Specialization


Arenanet has provided the first blog post on an elite specialization, namely the Chronomancer specialization for the mesmer.  The chronomancer focuses on time manipulation to destroy enemies.  You can find the entire blog post here.

Here’s where things get fun. Shifting back to the original timeline reverts the chronomancer’s health, endurance, and all cooldowns (yes, even the elite skill) back to the state they were in when the shatter was first activated. This skill essentially gives the chronomancer a reset button and allows for tricks such as casting any skill twice, avoiding a killing blow, or simply tactically repositioning yourself. Remember Tides of Time from earlier in this article? Skillful use of Continuum Split will allow you to catch two returning time waves, doubling the effectiveness of the recharge bonus while gaining twice the benefits. I’m personally excited to see what kinds of strategies will be coming from our players once this specialization is available.

Claim Your Spot in the Next Heart of Thorns Closed Beta

27 April 2015 - 06:02 PM

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Claim Your Spot in the Next Heart of Thorns Closed Beta


If you thought Arenanet added a lot of random number generation into the game, you'll love that even the beta is now based on it!  In an announcement on the official website, Arenanet have announced that there will be in-game events in Dry Top and the Silverwastes which will drop items that grant access to the next Heart of Thorns beta.  These events will be random.

Starting tomorrow, April 28, heroes adventuring in the Maguuma Wastes have a chance to find a mysterious portal to the heart of the Maguuma Jungle. Looting one of these special trophy items grants you access to the next Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ PvE closed beta event!

For a limited time only, rare portals will drop from enemies in Dry Top and the Silverwastes. Portals can’t be traded between players, so bring your friends along to hunt for their very own! Don’t worry if your portal gets misplaced in a sandstorm or devoured by a passing ravager; beta access will be flagged upon looting the item, and it’s not required to claim participation.

Hylek in the Heart of Thorns

16 April 2015 - 03:12 PM

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Hylek in the Heart of Thorns


Arenanet has revealed what types of Hylek will exist in the upcoming Heart of Thorns expansion.  It has been revealed before that mastering their languages will be part of the new masteries that will be replacing levels after level 80.  You can read the entire announcement blog post here.

The jungle in Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ has Mordrem aplenty, but it’s also filled with strange and exotic natural creatures—including the Itzel and the Nuhoch, two brand-new hylek tribes. The Maguuma Jungle’s lush but dangerous environment has shaped and influenced these physically unique tribes to develop their distinct weaponry, community, and spirituality.