The Scrying Pool is a Guild Wars 2 column where I simply ask what if? Nothing is off the table as we dive into possible features and future content, looking at what currently exists in Guild Wars 2 before I answer my own what if question with how I think the feature and content should be implemented.
Earlier this week some fansites started to slowly trickle out their interviews from Gamescom. Some of the answers that the developers gave, such as no Super Adventure Box in the near future, sent the community into a fury. For this article, I wanted to pick out one of the topics metioned in GuildMag’s interview and ask:
What if Guild Wars 2 had a First-Person View?
The 2nd Feature Pack for Guild Wars 2 is releasing on September 9. As with the first Feature Pack that released earlier this year, ArenaNet is releasing the details of what features are going to be released with the pack slowly over the course of multiple days. Today was the last reveal for the first week of reveals, rightfully called Competitive week due to the focus on features targeted at the two PvP game modes, Structured PvP and World vs World (WvW).
With the International All-Star Tournament kicking off at Gamescom, ArenaNet has announced that the next Feature Pack release will be coming September 9th. Alongside this announcement is the announcement for the new World Tournament Series PvP tournament. While the International All-Star Tournament is the first worldwide Guild Wars 2 tournament, the World Tournament Series will be the first worldwide tournament with cash prizes at stake.
The Dragon's Reach: Part 2 releases as the latest episode in Guild Wars 2's Living World Season 2. Players will be able to attend the summit, but not all of the leaders will be present. In this episode, players will also be able to gain new rewards including growing the Mysterious Vine backpiece from last patch into an ascended or infused version as well as the introduction of the first Living World Reward Track in sPvP, the Arid Region Reward Track which will "unlock Season 2 rewards".
The Dragon's Reach: Part 2 will release next week as the 4th episode in Guild Wars 2's Living World Season 2. A historic summit between the races is about to take place in the shadow of Mordremoth's reach, but not all of the world leaders have agreed to attend. Will the summit help convince allies to come together, or will lingering tensions spell Tyria's doom?
The Dragon's Reach: Part 1 launches today for Guild Wars 2 as the latest episode in Season 2 of the Living World. Mordremoth's minion have stretched even farther as all of Tyria must come to understand this dire, new threat. In this patch, players will need to work with allies old and new to unite the world's races against it.
A seemingly ancient evil has taken root in the Maguuma Wastes as players in Guild Wars 2 face off against this growing threat in Entanglement. This latest Living World patch will release later today and picks up the story where it left off two weeks ago with the Gates of Maguuma content patch.