Mike Zadorojny and Matt Wuerffel from ArenaNet took some time out to answer questions on Twitch.tv. The Q&A centered around the upcoming Halloween event, but the two developers covered a lot of ground including player’s concerns and future development of the game.
A lot of teasers were discussed such as new areas, like Flameheart Rise and Dredgehaunt Cliffs, should not be missed. Zadorojny and Wuerffel did say that all Halloween content will be accessible for all levels of players. They did touch on Halloween specific weapons that can be crafted and how they may be usable after the event (but, don’t count on the resources being available!).
We are going to have content that permanently changes the face of Tyria. There is also going to be content that we do in these updates, like all the living world stuff is going to be there permanently. So, the new jumping puzzles and mini-dungeons that we mentioned and a whole slew of new events, that stuff is going to be there forever.
Beyond the event release, there will be future updates that includes new maps and content. These new areas will be announced as they fit into the developer’s overall vision.
Among quality of life issues, continued bug fixes are going to be a focus for this update. The loot table is going to be adjusted for jumping puzzles and mini-dungeons. Karma will be added to achievement rewards. They concluded with a promise that this is only the beginning with tweaks to making the game more rewarding and enjoyable.
Watch the entire interview here.