Like many I was and am extremely excited about the next expansion to Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire. The bits of information released for general consumption make it look like the expansion is going to be an excellent addition to Guild Wars. Even better is the pre-release is already available for purchase with three versions with increasing price available commensurate with some in-game items.
First, before I go any further, are some important dates:
Path of Fire Demo Weekend – August 11 thru August 13
The demo weekend is available to all players.
Path of Fire Release Date: September 22, 2017
Remember the date. Love the date. Play the date.
Minor sorta spoiler under the cut if you haven’t seen the official website or trailer.
And apparently so did I.
I’ve been terribly neglectful of this blog due to real life (work, school, et al) but I’m going to make an effort to post at least once a week with some decent content.
In the most recent episode of Points of Interest introduced one of the primary Mastery lines for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns.
I really like the idea behind Pact Commander line on several levels:
- Pact Mentor Mastery – a good way to encourage and reward helpful players in assisting fellow players, especially those new to Guild Wars 2.
- Productive Downtime – to help about with forthcoming legendary precursor mastery.
- Supply Line Management – so we spend all that unused karma for nifty new items to craft
- Noblesse Oblige – while I’ve never seen anyone deliberately avoid rezzing a player, I like this one since it may make rezzing a bit quicker and mitigate some of the down penalty/armor damage
- Advanced Logistics – Basically, lots of loot directly to your inventory!
I think all of these are good ways to reward current players and encourage support for new players who may be drawn into the game with the release of Heart of Thorns.
As announced over on the official Guild Wars 2 site boosters have been overhauled.
There will now only be three main types of boosters, each lasting 2 hours:
- Experience (essentially combining kill streaks, PvP reward tracks, and +50 game mode)
- Item ( essentially combining crafting, gathering, and magic find)
- Heroic (applies both #1 and #2 above)
As for the rest, per the announcement:
Celebration, strength, armor, rejuvenation and speed boosters will continue to drop randomly from Black Lion Chests, and birthday boosters will be granted on character anniversaries
Anet released a new vid their Guild Wars 2 YouTube Channel for the next episode of Season 2, The Dragon’s Reach, Part 1 set to start July 29. For the most part the vid is fairly typical fare but did have some interesting bits that have a number of GW2 fandom ablaze with speculation and talk.
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