Game Director Colin Johanson has revealed the plans for the first six months of 2013 in a recent post/video.
In the post, he talks in great length at strengthening the original game by adding more content and activities for players to venture all across the world of Tyria. Expanding upon the living storylines we have seen with events like Lost Shores and Wintersday. Adjusting and improving the core mechanics of the game. And finally, adding new features for WvW and PvP.
Our promise to you in 2013 is to continue to build on the world we’ve built, to make it stronger, to refine and strengthen the game based on the core vision of Guild Wars 2, and to make GW2 an experience unlike any other online game.
This is just the tip of a massive article so make sure to head over and check it out as there are many features not mention in the video that are in the post.
Kaeyi’s done a great job putting together this video of the Winter Wonderland jumping puzzle. As an added bonus… she completed it without the UI, set the graphics to ultra, and added in some classic GW2 music as well. Worth a watch!
With the holidays over, the rush for shopping has begun and to give you something to listen or watch while you wait in those lines, we have this week’s podcasts/vlogs! Make sure to follow through after the break to watch all the podcasts on one page.
Game designer Jonathan Sharp has dropped a brand new video showing off the Temple of the Silent Storm, a new PvP map where the Kodan race trains. If you do not know the Kodan race, imagine Tibetan polar bear-like monks that live in the northern lands and seas.
Interestingly enough, as many gamers know, each Guild Wars 2 map has a secondary mechanic, for this map:
Meditation on Ferocity: Bonus +3 team points when anyone on your team earns a kill. These can stack, which means that if you have both buffs, your team can earn 11 points for a kill! There are 2 of these buffs; one on each team’s side of the map.
Meditation on Stillness: Cap points give you 2 points per pulse instead of 1.
Meditation on Tranquility: Resets all cap points and gives them to your team. This meditation will only come up once the game has been running for a while, and it only appears once each game! If you’re really behind and see this meditation come up, grab it, because it could swing the outcome of the game!
Check out the new video and let us know in the forums your thoughts on this new map which some community members are referring to as”casual”.