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Cynder.2509Cynder.2509 Member ✭✭✭✭
edited November 17, 2020 in Living World

Talked to Camilla but nothing happens and also what allies should I gather? There's no marker on the map. If it's about the ones on the gathering table than it doesn't update either.
Also 21 mastery points in total are needed for the new tracks but only 14 to 16 are available still in total if you've done all astery achievements so far and maxed out everything.
Am I just too incompetend to progress the story or is this a bug?
Edit because I needed to publish this fast in case someone already posted this at the same time: Is the story step only progressing with the next release? It seems like it.

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  • LucianDK.8615LucianDK.8615 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Same, I cant figure out what to do here.

  • Jilora.9524Jilora.9524 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 17, 2020

    That's it we wait till next episode or if they update in between and the MP and lower masteries will get unlocked later as not enough now as well

    WvW band wagoners ruin the game mode just like Karen's ruin these forums.

  • same here.... confusing

  • I'm confused too. I don't think they would end an episode here.. maybe we have to wait? She also says "talk to their quartermaster" but I didn't find any.

  • LucianDK.8615LucianDK.8615 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Hearing blabber that its a 6 day timegate to continue.

  • Cynder.2509Cynder.2509 Member ✭✭✭✭

    My guess is that it's definitely coming with the next release considering that there are not enough mastery points available plus no dialogue option for the NPCs stated in the story journal. There is this weird timer of six days for a special event. Maybe it's working kinda the same like with living story season 1.
    However some communication from the devs about this would be nice to clear the confusion.

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  • Gates of Ahn is WoW, dude, not Guild Wars 2.

  • @fomagnoma.8371 said:
    Gates of Ahn is WoW, dude, not Guild Wars 2.

    Congrats you've figured out this much. Nonetheless, it's the same "fun" gating system although the opening of Ahn'Qiraj in 2005 was something more memorable ;)

    This new AQ gating just feels dull and pointless.

  • Yes, the story continue in the next chapter. Look the trailer, we have 3 zones with this chapter. (It is indicated in the trailer). ^^

    The only things that i didn't understand it's the ebon achievement and actually i didn't see an ebon sellor at the eye of the north.

  • LucianDK.8615LucianDK.8615 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Valaraukar.7652 said:
    Yes, the story continue in the next chapter. Look the trailer, we have 3 zones with this chapter. (It is indicated in the trailer). ^^

    The only things that i didn't understand it's the ebon achievement and actually i didn't see an ebon sellor at the eye of the north.

    If you remember the npc for the chest from strikes, the colored gem npc changes weekly. Perhaps alike here.

  • Klypto.1703Klypto.1703 Member ✭✭✭

    Okay so we come back to play when the next chapter comes out in about 4 months okay lol.

  • Cynder.2509Cynder.2509 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Klypto.1703 said:
    Okay so we come back to play when the next chapter comes out in about 4 months okay lol.

    Maybe it comes out in 6 days. Why else would there be a timer for a "preperation goal"?

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  • Nidome.1365Nidome.1365 Member ✭✭✭

    I'm assuming that "Calm in the Storm" progresses with the timer and could be related to "Marshalling the Crystal Bloom" and "Mobilization Global Rewards"?

  • radda.8920radda.8920 Member ✭✭✭

    @Klypto.1703 said:
    Okay so we come back to play when the next chapter comes out in about 4 months okay lol.

    why 4 months?
    we already know the next chapter will come out in january, the third one in march and the last one in may

  • theoneparttwo.9561theoneparttwo.9561 Member ✭✭
    edited November 18, 2020

    The Bonus Event lasts 6 days. It seems to be working the same as the world Boss and Fractal rushes (complete events, spend currency to progress the bar), and there is even a 5 tier reward setup for the bonus event just like those two. The idea is to just keep doing the Dragon Response missions, earn the currencies and buy more stuff until the next drop. This is the (literal) Calm Before the Storm right now. Story-wise we are gathering allies and responding to the threats. Game play-wise we are running the events over and over until the next threat (chapter) emerges.

    EDIT
    "In the weeks between releases, each chapter will continue to evolve with new content and ways to play." -from the Official Announcement page https://guildwars2.com/en/news/the-icebrood-saga-champions/

    This seems to back up the theory of the next part of Chapter 01: Truce will come after the 6 day timer expires.

  • Cynder.2509Cynder.2509 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Interesting idea actually but still a bit annoying. I bet it's one of those things that look good on paper but bad in practice. Still it's something different from the usual and it's good to see that the devs aren't afraid to try out new things.

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  • blp.3489blp.3489 Member ✭✭✭

    My theory is that after the six days are up there will be crystal bloom npcs that you can take on missions. I assume that they'll bring some new feature or mechanic. It also looks like, depending on the amount of participation in the six day event, you will be able to get some sort of bonus rewards from a new vendor NPC that will appear with the crystal bloom contingent. So, I think you just need to do enough missions to earn five of the crystal bloom support crystals and spend them at the vendors. It's not clear to me whether obtaining and spending more crystals will give you higher tiers of rewards, or if those come with more participants.

    Based on the image on the announcement page I'm guessing that a similar process will happen with an Ebonhawke contingent and an Awakened contingent. If so, the missions will evolve over the coming weeks to include new npcs. I would guess that there may be new missions as well, the graphic that showed outbreak locations had locations that weren't the current mission locations.

    That's all my conjecture but it seems to fit with what we've seen and heard so far.

  • They could have explained all the game mechanics a bit more in depth instead of leaving us in the wind wondering if our story is bugged or what exactly we are suppose to do. The Dragon Responce Missions are kind of the new "story" strike missions and allegedly we will get bonus loot per tier and at the end of the 7 day countdown...the next phase, in my conspiracy theory opinion allegedly.

  • Super Hayes.6890Super Hayes.6890 Member ✭✭✭✭

    It was very jarring to find out I couldn't progress the story. This was mostly due to the fact that I found myself on the forums, wiki and map chats trying to find out if the game was bugged. They should have been clearer about the nature of this release. I hope, as a whole episode, it is worth the staggered release.

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  • Cynder.2509Cynder.2509 Member ✭✭✭✭

    It progressed to T3 last when I checked. How do I claim the community goal reward? The event text says I need to see a specific NPC but I can't find such thing around there? Will the rewards be given all at the end of the event again or do we need to do it manually? I don't want to miss anything.

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  • mezuzel.4987mezuzel.4987 Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 21, 2020

    @Cynder.2509 said:
    It progressed to T3 last when I checked. How do I claim the community goal reward? The event text says I need to see a specific NPC but I can't find such thing around there? Will the rewards be given all at the end of the event again or do we need to do it manually? I don't want to miss anything.

    After donating to the Crystal Bloom, talk to Lokka, an asura NPC with an icon above her head that looks sort of like a reddish mastery point, in the Eye of the North courtyard. I just did this and got the rewards for T1 and T2 as bouncy chests.

  • Cynder.2509Cynder.2509 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @mezuzel.4987 said:

    @Cynder.2509 said:
    It progressed to T3 last when I checked. How do I claim the community goal reward? The event text says I need to see a specific NPC but I can't find such thing around there? Will the rewards be given all at the end of the event again or do we need to do it manually? I don't want to miss anything.

    After donating to the Crystal Bloom, talk to Lokka, an asura NPC with an icon above her head that looks sort of like a reddish mastery point, in the Eye of the North courtyard. I just did this and got the rewards for T1 and T2 as bouncy chests.

    Thank you. I'll check back to it right now quickly

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  • Linken.6345Linken.6345 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Cynder.2509 said:

    @mezuzel.4987 said:

    @Cynder.2509 said:
    It progressed to T3 last when I checked. How do I claim the community goal reward? The event text says I need to see a specific NPC but I can't find such thing around there? Will the rewards be given all at the end of the event again or do we need to do it manually? I don't want to miss anything.

    After donating to the Crystal Bloom, talk to Lokka, an asura NPC with an icon above her head that looks sort of like a reddish mastery point, in the Eye of the North courtyard. I just did this and got the rewards for T1 and T2 as bouncy chests.

    Thank you. I'll check back to it right now quickly

    You need to use your crystal bloom marks 5 of othem so buy 3 bloom boxes or 5 weapon recpies from the bloom npc and then you can claim them

  • Cynder.2509Cynder.2509 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Linken.6345 said:

    @Cynder.2509 said:

    @mezuzel.4987 said:

    @Cynder.2509 said:
    It progressed to T3 last when I checked. How do I claim the community goal reward? The event text says I need to see a specific NPC but I can't find such thing around there? Will the rewards be given all at the end of the event again or do we need to do it manually? I don't want to miss anything.

    After donating to the Crystal Bloom, talk to Lokka, an asura NPC with an icon above her head that looks sort of like a reddish mastery point, in the Eye of the North courtyard. I just did this and got the rewards for T1 and T2 as bouncy chests.

    Thank you. I'll check back to it right now quickly

    You need to use your crystal bloom marks 5 of othem so buy 3 bloom boxes or 5 weapon recpies from the bloom npc and then you can claim them

    I already bought all the weapon recipes on day one and two after the release. Then I bought the axe skin and after that some boxes. Now I didn't buy anything as I got everything and I don't have luck with boxes but at least contributed to the event and still have 15+ of them left which I'll spend later for sure. I just need to decide on what I spend them next.
    Anyways, I checked with the NPC and got the T1 and 2 rewards.

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  • Linken.6345Linken.6345 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Cynder.2509 said:

    @Linken.6345 said:

    @Cynder.2509 said:

    @mezuzel.4987 said:

    @Cynder.2509 said:
    It progressed to T3 last when I checked. How do I claim the community goal reward? The event text says I need to see a specific NPC but I can't find such thing around there? Will the rewards be given all at the end of the event again or do we need to do it manually? I don't want to miss anything.

    After donating to the Crystal Bloom, talk to Lokka, an asura NPC with an icon above her head that looks sort of like a reddish mastery point, in the Eye of the North courtyard. I just did this and got the rewards for T1 and T2 as bouncy chests.

    Thank you. I'll check back to it right now quickly

    You need to use your crystal bloom marks 5 of othem so buy 3 bloom boxes or 5 weapon recpies from the bloom npc and then you can claim them

    I already bought all the weapon recipes on day one and two after the release. Then I bought the axe skin and after that some boxes. Now I didn't buy anything as I got everything and I don't have luck with boxes but at least contributed to the event and still have 15+ of them left which I'll spend later for sure. I just need to decide on what I spend them next.
    Anyways, I checked with the NPC and got the T1 and 2 rewards.

    Geat glad it worked out, I just dumped the rest of my bloom marks for bloom boxes since Im quite sure we will get another ally next week when timer runs out.

  • Cynder.2509Cynder.2509 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I actually save my currencies up at this point because I have terrible luck with loot boxes (and life in general as I'm completely worthless) and maybe they'll come in handy with the next release.

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  • Klypto.1703Klypto.1703 Member ✭✭✭

    @Cynder.2509 said:

    @Klypto.1703 said:
    Okay so we come back to play when the next chapter comes out in about 4 months okay lol.

    Maybe it comes out in 6 days. Why else would there be a timer for a "preperation goal"?

    Well its just that boring they had to time gate the whole thing lol.

  • Community event gone... story not continuing. Fascinating. Still stuck with a story marker I can't get rid of unless I wanna replay it all from scratch when it's done...

  • Susy.7529Susy.7529 Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 24, 2020

    @Iaknihs.8536 said:
    Community event gone... story not continuing. Fascinating. Still stuck with a story marker I can't get rid of unless I wanna replay it all from scratch when it's done...

    I was also thinking we would get something new today., but we got nothing. At this point the next update will be for the chapter 2...which will release mid-late January....what a great patch this was uh? -.-

  • I don't think it will be January before something changes:

    In the weeks between releases, each chapter will continue to evolve with new content and ways to play.

    https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/the-icebrood-saga-champions/

    Maybe it will change every two weeks?

  • Fenella.2634Fenella.2634 Member ✭✭✭

    So we will be stuck with an unfinished chapter on the characters we played on for months? This is awful.
    I go back and forth through the story all the time and do story achievements for previous seasons, help out guildies etc. If I do that now on my main, it will reset all the progress on the current chapter?
    And not just for this one week, but for the entirety of "Champions"?

    Omg. Please no, Arenanet. That is an awful design choice, really.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Fenella.2634 said:
    So we will be stuck with an unfinished chapter on the characters we played on for months? This is awful.

    What's awful is that there is absolutely no hint about the schedule. Very frustrating release policy. :angry:

    Anyway, I'll spend the time finally playing through the previous two episodes with all my characters now that we've got voice acting. :)

  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Gonna be a huge calm in the storm... 2 months...

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  • Was anyone actually brave enough to try and do another story with the character who has done all the kitten DRM stuff? I still need to do the episodes that now have voice acting but definitely do NOT want to lose progress, as I do not want to repeat that stuff again. Might be faster to catch up with my other character. She'll be 80 soon and probably get through the icebrood saga faster than Anet releases something to move the story forward and give us some sort of "checkpoint" to not lose progress.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @hugo.4705 said:
    Gonna be a huge calm in the storm... 2 months...

    If you think that we have 3 more factions to replace the current Crystal Bloom vendor, the big question is: will this happen before the next chapter or not? If only ArenaNet wasn't so annoyingly secretive about this - makes no sense to me.

  • The video DOES say Ebon Vanguard are in Chapter One, so I reckon new faction next week, then Wintersday 2 weeks later. But it is a guess!

  • Super Hayes.6890Super Hayes.6890 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Glad I didn't log in today 😳 Wow, disappointing the story has not continued yet...

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  • Cynder.2509Cynder.2509 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Yeah, quite sad about that too and also disappointed that we didn't even managed to hit T4 in the event.

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  • Ulferic.5318Ulferic.5318 Member
    edited November 30, 2020

    Sorry guys, according to the official Wiki: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Calm_in_the_Storm
    "Calm in the Storm is the fourth story step of Champions, Chapter 1: Truce, the fifth episode of The Icebrood Saga. It currently cannot be completed due to it seemingly functioning as an in-between for Chapter 1: Truce and Chapter 2: Power."
    And according to Chapter 2 page:
    "Chapter 2: Power is a Living World release to be launched on January 2021. It is the second chapter of episode 5 of The Icebrood Saga: Champions. The exact release date is still unknown."

    We'll have to be patient...

  • Linken.6345Linken.6345 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 1, 2020

    @Ulferic.5318 said:
    Sorry guys, according to the official Wiki: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Calm_in_the_Storm
    "Calm in the Storm is the fourth story step of Champions, Chapter 1: Truce, the fifth episode of The Icebrood Saga. It currently cannot be completed due to it seemingly functioning as an in-between for Chapter 1: Truce and Chapter 2: Power."
    And according to Chapter 2 page:
    "Chapter 2: Power is a Living World release to be launched on January 2021. It is the second chapter of episode 5 of The Icebrood Saga: Champions. The exact release date is still unknown."

    We'll have to be patient...

    Im more inclined to belive this post then other players on wiki, so we will have next and final of this release (chapter 1) later today then chapter 2 in january.

    https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/118955/so-that-countdown-was-not-for-the-next-part-of-champions-part-1-to-drop/p1

    We apologize for the confusion around the timing of these two events. To clarify, there is a one-week gap between the conclusion of the Crystal Bloom event and the beginning of the next event. The next event, mobilizing the Ebon Vanguard, will begin on December 1. If you haven't received your rewards from the Crystal Bloom yet, be sure to collect them from their representative in Eye of the North before December 1. The Ebon Vanguard is the only other faction event for this release. There will be more faction updates with the next release, arriving after the Wintersdsay festival sometime in the new year. We will be communicating additional information on Faction Event timing in the coming weeks.

  • Worst update ever

  • Linken.6345Linken.6345 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Mercutio.6312 said:
    Worst update ever

    I agree, would not call it an update if we dident get disable compact button thrown in there.

  • Cynder.2509Cynder.2509 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I really hate having that green star on my screen. I have like over 30 characters of which 10 of them completed everything including expansions and others living story stuff and I still wish that LSS2 could be turned off. Don't get me wrong, I love the story and lore but I don't want it to show on my UI all the the time like something unfinished since gw2 doesn't allow GUI mods like ESO.

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