‘Guild Wars 2’ Updates Ensures Smaller Guilds ‘Were Not Left Out;’ New Character Added For Game?

ArenaNet has introduced new features for guilds in “Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns.”

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“[W]hen we think about doing these sort of things we also tend to ask our players on the forums what they think and feedback on our design questions,” ArenaNet explained. “One of the biggest pieces of feedback was… people wanted to make sure smaller guilds were not left out and not outpaced too much.”

The developers are introducing several new features for organized groups from new items to craft to PvP guild teams. Furthermore, it does not matter whether players are part of an established guild or a smaller one. With “Heart of Thorns,” ArenaNet redid the progression with balance in mind.

“Guild Wars 2” updates were designed so that players will have various ways to progress. There will not be any huge guilds getting whatever they want, smaller guilds can also keep pace better once they are able to gather the resources they need Players can also go around different guilds and help out.

“We listened to feedback from our alpha testers and so we initially thought about making you choose a main guild but ultimately that’s not really going to best serve our players,” the developer said. “So now you can actually contribute to any guild without having to be a member of it. You can go run missions with those guilds, you can donate resources to those guilds and there are certain rewards you can get by doing that, even when [you’re] not a member.”

Fans were outraged over the pricing of “Guild of Wars: Heart of Thorns” expansion claiming that there was no cheap upgrade option for existing owners of the base game. ArenaNet announced a new refund policy and rewards for veterans of the game.

“For our long-standing fans and loyal players, we would like to say thank you and show our appreciation,” ArenaNet wrote on the game’s blog. “For all players who registered the core Guild Wars 2 game prior to January 23, 2015 and who upgrade their account by pre-purchasing and registering any ‘Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns’ edition before its launch, we will add one additional character slot to your ‘Guild Wars 2’ account.”


Guild Wars 2 Automated Refinement

Our asura friends have supplied automated refinement machines to convert resources into tools and building materials, but we need your help to fill those machines. This is event based on the inside Amber Wurm mechanic. There are three large machines one for wood, one for metal, one for textiles. Players have to grab the right “Material transport rifle” and shoot the material into the right machine. Each machine requires a certain amount of materials to succeed, this can be scaled for larger amounts e.g 50/100/150

The reason i re-use the mechanics from the Wurms as new events is to hopefully teach new or inexperienced players those mechanics so they would be more confident when facing the Wurm mega-boss. Nothing would please me more then people thinking “Hey this Cobalt Wurm phase is just like that Evon Gnashblade event i did when we were rebuilding lions arch.” teaching the basic mechanics for mega bosses in this less stressful environment would be a benefit to new player and ones that are afraid of screwing up a run because they might not know the mechanics.

Component 3 – Protect the stock piles

This is a blatant ripoff of the Candidate Trials from the cutthroat politics content, as stated before these events are not the main focus of rebuilding of lions arch but are put in for another activity to do for players. More content like this provides more challenges and varied options for character with different play styles to enjoy, that is never a bad thing.

Component 4 – A new lion’s arch

This is it folks, the biggest part of the patch, a lot of work for the dev’s and a new map for us that we get to shape, as a community. I basically have two different ideas for this part, the first will be very intensive work for the community and the dev’s but has the biggest payoff. The second is the lazy option, but still a bit of work and allows the community input into the lion arch that is to be built so we can all enjoy and feel that we had an influence on the development of the map.