The Festival of the Four Winds content patch for Guild Wars 2 comes out later today in celebration of Guild Wars 2 China's recent launch. The festival will bring back old favorites as the Zephyrites and Queen Jennah work to help support the battle-scarred Lion's Arch.
Over the past few weeks, ArenaNet has slowly been releasing details about the next patch for Guild Wars 2. On April 15th, the Feature Pack release will bring big changes to many areas of the game including a new Wardrobe, PvP Reward tracks, a trait system overhaul (including 40 new traits) and the Megaserver system that will help bring more players together.
In each article of The Scrying Pool, I look at what is and what could be. After taking a look at what is present in Guild Wars 2 now, be that lore or game mechanics, I then ask What If? What if this happened in the lore or this feature was added in a future patch.
Since the introduction of ascended armor last December, a common topic of conversation is the worthwhileness of ascended gear in general. The small stat increase over level 80 exotic gear is very minor, which has many people crying out for an improvement in either function or straight up stat increase to make the sizeable amount of effort worth the end reward.
The April 15th patch for Guild Wars 2 is bringing in a lot of new features to the game. Over the next couple weeks, ArenaNet will be revealing each of the major features that make up the patch. Last week, they revealed the overhauled trait system, critical damage changes and updated rune and sigils. Today they are talking about the new Wardrobe system.
The Guild Wars 2 World vs World (WvW) Spring Tournament 2014 starts in three weeks. In preparation for the new tournament structure, ArenaNet has released a new blog post giving out more details. In addition to the blog post, we had the chance to talk with Devon Carver, WvW Coordinator, about the new changes.