Attributes on gear with the Assaulter’s prefix will now have either power or ferocity as a main attribute (although no attribute combination with ferocity as the primary attribute currently exists), or it will have two secondary attributes that support a power DPS playstyle. The Defender’s gear attribute selection likewise will have either toughness or vitality as a primary attribute, or both as secondary attributes. Healer’s gear will contain a choice with either healing power or concentration as a primary attribute, or both as secondary attributes. Malicious gear will have the requirement of condition damage or expertise as a main attribute, or both as secondary attributes. Celestial gear is being added to the Assaulter’s attribute selection, so it’s available on all four prefixes. … [Read more...] about Attribute-Selectable Gear to be Updated in Guild Wars 2
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After more random encounters than I can count, the commander eventually enters the lab in which Gorrik and Blish are holed up in. We get a bit of a shock when a small golem declares that it is Blish, and the commander decides to hide this small detail from Taimi until she can see her friend for herself. Just as we find the pair, the security system for the connected containment vault alerts Gorrik to an intrusion that sends him wailing in despair: A sample of the deadly scarab plague that wiped out Elona that was uncovered in Fahranur by the Inquest is stored in there and he knows Joko is after it. The lab sets itself to self-destruct in an attempt to stop the breach (the Inquest do have a penchant for the dramatic!) and Rox’s Olmakhan troops are forced to fall back. The commander searches for those who stole the plague in the vault to no avail and sets course for the gate hub, hoping to head them off there. … [Read more...] about Flameseeker Chronicles: Deep-diving Guild Wars 2’s A Bug in the System (part 2)
As I said above (in the section What’s there to fight against (PvE)?), groups are not necessary for open world PvE but this does not mean that Guild Wars 2 is an antisocial game. ArenaNet are trying to remove as many elements of gameplay that make players compete with each other as possible. For example, you cannot steal kills from others, you put AoE skills on the ground and you cannot target others to heal them anyway. However, this does not mean that Guild Wars 2 will be a game for antisocial playing. On the contrary, as especially the bosses in events are very difficult, if not impossible, to kill on your own. But you are not forced to group with anybody. If you are in the same area and notice that you want to kill a boss and that other players wants to kill a boss, you do not first have to IM them, ask them if they want to group, invite them to your party and then attack. You can simply just attack the boss. If you want to chat with the other player, go ahead and do so. But … [Read more...] about Guild Wars 2: A FAQ for new players
Last, but certainly not least: The Bazaar of the Four Winds is finally returning to Guild Wars 2! It’s been four years since we last saw it. Since it’s been one of my favourites, I am very much looking forward to its return! Additionally, the Crown Pavilion will also return. I still remember fondly how I learned to play my engineer during this event. :p I’m considering taking my necro there since my brain just refuses to learn the shroud skills. I would also rather take my charr necromancer there than my asura one, but the charr has even less abilities unlocked for the reaper. I do know that I’m not too happy with how the asura looks anymore, but I still have makeover kits, so that’s not an issue. … [Read more...] about Summer of MMOs: Rift, Defiance, Guild Wars 2
“I don’t want to sound cynical when a game of such quality and promise gets shelved -– I think Carbine are one of the greater studios out there and they did some unique things with WildStar that I wish more people had experienced. WildStar was often unjustly compared to WoW when it really did its own thing. However, no MMO shuts down because it ‘didn’t have enough players.'” … [Read more...] about Global Chat: Does Guild Wars 2’s newest episode reach for the stars?