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Announcing the Guild Wars 2 Tournament of Legends

Greetings fellow Tyrians! Allie Murdock here; Community Coordinator at ArenaNet. I’m excited to announce our first Guild Wars 2 Tournament of Legends on April 26-27 for Europe and May 3-4 for North America. The Tournament of Legends is special because for the first time ever, we’ll award legendary weapons (and more) to the winning team! Other participants will have a chance to win precursors or other...

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Learn About Critical Damage Changes

One of the balance changes coming in the April 2014 Feature Pack is the introduction of ferocity, a brand new stat that will affect your critical damage. Ferocity is being introduced to make bonus critical damage easier to understand, more easily scaled across the whole game, and to help foster a healthy balance environment that encourages players to experiment with their builds. Converting Critical...

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Runes, Sigils, and Balance Updates

Yesterday we introduced you to some of the upcoming changes to the traits system. Those changes, while exciting, are just one part of the balance updates bundled into the April 2014 Feature Pack! Today we’re going to talk about some big changes to runes and sigils, as well as some general balance improvements. Runes as a Set As we reviewed the balance of runes...

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Traits Unleashed: Forty New Traits and More!

Hello there! I’m Roy Cronacher, and as a game designer for ArenaNet, I’m excited to tell you about upcoming changes to the trait system. These changes focus on improving the ease of use for spending points and selecting traits as well as how major traits are acquired. Later on in the post, my fellow game designer Karl McLain will talk about some of the...

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Announcing the April 2014 Feature Pack!

ArenaNet is excited to announce our first release that focuses exclusively on in-game features: the April 2014 Feature Pack, which hits Guild Wars 2 on April 15! “Between now and the April 15 release, we’ll announce and discuss each major feature…” As a release that focuses primarily on game systems, the April 2014 Feature Pack will include a sweeping range of new features—everything from new systems...

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New Hair Styles, Minis, and More in the Gem Store!

Expand Your Collections! You can now purchase two extra Collection Expanders per account, for a total of five Collection Expanders or a collection stack size of 1,500! Read the source article

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Release Notes for the Battle for Lion’s Arch: Aftermath

At long last, the siege of Lion’s Arch has been broken and Scarlet’s reign of terror is at an end. Despite Scarlet’s death, all is not well: Lion’s Arch is little more than a smoldering husk, citizens are still camped near Vigil, the Durmand Priory, and Stormbluff Isle, and the cost of victory was high. Visit our forums to read today’s release notes! Read...

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Scarlet’s Spaulders and Grasp in the Gem Store!

New—Scarlet’s Grasp and Spaulders! Scarlet’s latest additions to her armor are fierce, spikey, and have a fine mechamagical glow. Get some glove and pauldron skins of your very own to commemorate the fight against the villainous sylvari! Read the source article

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The Final Countdown

What mysterious rewards are hidden within the depths of the Ultimate Citizen’s Rescue Bag for those who defeat Scarlet’s Prime Hologram? Heroes in the vanguard of the forces assaulting Scarlet’s airship are finding rare rewards from past releases as well as brand-new treasures! Destroy Scarlet’s defenses on the Breachmaker to free Lion’s Arch and win a chance at rich rewards like the Molten Jetpack,...

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Get Ready for WvW Spring Tournament 2014

When we first announced WvW Spring Tournament 2014, I mentioned that we’d have more details to provide about it. To begin with, we’ve decided to extend the duration of the tournament to nine weeks total, so the competition will run from March 28 through May 30. I also want to discuss three things in particular that are changes from how WvW Season 1 operated...