The patch for the second living story season gets released next week (2nd June 2014). As part of the changes, ALL living story “episodes” will have some permanent content that essentially extends the personal story of all characters on your account.
You’ll need to log in once each cycle (so once every 2 weeks) to unlock the new story missions on your account. Then the unlocked episode will be permanently available to any character you ever create.
ArenaNet: Introducing the Story Journal.
There’s a large feature pack being released on the 15th April, featuring major changes to:
- Traits – trait points & how they’re earned is changing, trait unlocking is changing, new traits are being added.
- Dyes – now account bound. Any dyes that you have on more than one character will get you a new unid’d dye for each duplicate as recompense.
- An armor/weapons wardrobe system (which allows you amongst other things to create a legendary once and then have that for each character on your account).
- Critical Damage system is being changed.
- Changes to sigils, their activations & cooldowns, two handed weapons will be able to have 2 sigils.
- Some changes to runes
- Some changes to LFG & guild window.
- Further as-yet undisclosed changes.
The page collating this information is on the GW2 site here, and they’ve been releasing information a bit at a time, so you may want to keep an eye on it over the next week.
Double casting! So I found out how to do this. Only works out of ocmbat, but great ambush scenarios spring to mind. 😛
Be sure to check out the new Fractal changes @ https://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-game/releases/november-26-2013/#overview.
And above all else, even if you don’t run them, check out the new fractal YouTube video. 😀
With today’s patch, ArenaNet made the following changes to karma consumables:
- Karma consumables will no longer be affected by boosts (icecream, karma store boost, guild bonuses, ascended utility boosts).
- Karma consumables will be increased by 50% above what they used to be worth.
This however meant that people who had been saving up their karma jugs to drink with boosts suddenly lost a ton of value (since they went from having a potential 95-107% boost down to a flat 50%).
ArenaNet have temporarily reverted this change because they had intended to notify players before implementing it, and had forgotten to.
You have until the content patch on the 3rd September to drink karma consumables with boosts, before the above changes will take effect. We do have a guild-karma-boost day planned for Sun 25th Aug, so do try to make that if you want to drink karma with boosts active. If you cannot make that, please let us know what times are possible for you (comment below, or talk with Melana/Lhi in-game is fine), so that we can plan an additional karma day to give everyone the chance to take advantage of it before it’s gone!
I thought I’d put together a collections of links for the SA Box. If you have any more to add, send in a comment and I’ll update the post with them :).
Click more to see the video guides…
For people that are working on legendary weapons (or ascended back pieces, or any other item needing lots of T6 materials), there’s a useful discussion/guide on reddit today.
I’d add to the listed places the top of Southsun Cove between Point Lion and Point Pride in the water – skelk for bloods and fangs, turtles for blood and scales, barracuda and scorpion thingy (I can’t remember it’s name) for scales. And you can pop up onto the shore for Young Karka for bloods and karka shells (and an infinitesimal chance of a mini pet).
Dulfy has put together a guide to the beginning stage of the “Flame and Frost” Living Story, that is now active in the Diessa Plateau and Wayfarer Foothills maps: http://dulfy.net/2013/01/29/gw2-living-story-refuge-volunteer-events-guide/
How to Start the event
You don’t really start the event, you just go around in specific areas of Wayfarer Foothills and Diessa Plateau to repair roadsign posts, lit campfires, and loot mementos to handle to collectors (stars on your map). Each action give you 1 “act of assistance”. You will need 75 acts of assistance for the title and achievement. If you don’t see golden stars on your zone map, then your server is bugged and you will need to guest to a non-buggy server (i.e. Tarnished Coast) or switch to a different overflow.
If you’re looking for a guide for what to do, go check it out :). Dulfy also has lots of other guides/pieces of info about GW2, so you may also find other interesting nuggets of information on their site.