Another Red Post round-up!
First up: End of Halloween. According to Anthony Ordon the whole Halloween event will end on November 1st, no Thanksgiving in Guild Wars 2.
Next up: Thief Nerfing. There was a discussion on nerfing the backstab burst damage of a glass cannon thief build on the forums. Jonathan Sharp answered with the following:
Just wanted you guys to know we’re looking at this specifically right now. We will probably bring down the raw spike DPS for some builds, but we’ll be careful to increase other areas to compensate.
Quite a few people reacted by stating that they would prefer ArenaNet to buff skills/strategies which are underused instead of nerfing the overused. Reason being that high damage backstabbing is simply fun and the other strategies could also be more fun if buffed. It’s a never-ending discussion, but in the end it’s ArenaNets game, so let’s see what they do with it.
And lastly: Magic find. Question:
[...] Does magic find count for chests or only monsters you kill?
Best regards // Felix
Isaiah Cartwright answers:
They only work on creature kills, chests however have a better table then normal kills. We wanted to avoid the game play of killing a boss and then having to equip your whole Magic Find set before opening the chest.
Also magic find is calculated from when the creature is killed so it’s also not viable to use your normal gear set kill a boss then switch to magic find.
This is it for the moment. Enjoy the last few hours of Halloween!