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So that countdown was *not* for the next part of Champions part 1 to drop

I think a lot of people were expecting the next bit of content to drop today from Champions part 1. Apparently we were wrong.

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  • Yeah...a bit disappointed.

  • At least we are getting gemstore sales all week. :D

  • @Vavume.8065 said:
    "Thrilling" they said, since when is 1 item change to a vendor thrilling...

    So, I wasn't wrong thinking that 'Seals for Crystal' wasn't there before?

  • I just came to the forum, thinking that maybe it's a bug.... but apparently, it's just the "normal" new state. How disappointing!

  • Hadi.6025Hadi.6025 Member ✭✭✭

    @Euler.3259 said:
    I think a lot of people were expecting the next bit of content to drop today from Champions part 1. Apparently we were wrong.

    This is how they plan to stretch content. Check back in January i guess.

    Not the Leader of " I will make you [QQ] ", just some how a mascot who everyone loves to hate.

  • @hugo.4705 said:
    So sensed to wait for january? So big disapointment; don't see how the pace is faster... Next missions in 2 months.... god, was hyping so much for today! Thought there would be a content drop every 2 weeks... u_u well dunnno what I expected. But not gonna redo again and again those three missions until january. It a new content named Chapters and I already hate it.

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

    In the weeks between releases, each chapter will continue to evolve with new content and ways to play. => LIES ?!

    Now the treachery you uncovered in the north has left your allies shaken, and you’ll need to rely on the bonds of trust between you to survive what’s coming.
    => Everyone is now dumb, jormag is life, jormag is love.

    Dragon Response Missions, which can be tackled solo or in a group of up to five players. In these encounters, you’ll head to invasion points to shore up defenses and protect the area from rampaging dragon minions. Work together with allied reinforcements to neutralize powerful dragon champions—the ultimate threat at the heart of the assaults. => Ultimate threat? Lol

    What all the promises of stunning events implying the community and remembering the era of LS1? No big community votes like the election of kiel. Smaller and smaller rushed, unfinished nourishing and content rich releases... The downfall is so big now. God what happens since the orriginal beautiful universe with the core maps, skippable artwork dialogues, dungeons and real living story? It just can't be serious, letting the players with nothing until next update two month later? Is it that, the cost of making Cantha expansion? If that is chapter 1. I'm scared of the 3 other chapters.

    AND SO, if I understand well, WE CAN'T PROGRESS THE MASTERY UNTIL JANUARY?!! still no dragon crystal 2 OH BOI

    It's not been 2 weeks, so....perhaps there will be a change next Tuesday.

  • Infusion.7149Infusion.7149 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Not sure why anyone is surprised that the next episode is not out. The content schedule was already out on the website.

    The way I see it is the trade-ins are bonus content, the marks were even under the Bonus Event tab under achievements.

  • Infusion.7149Infusion.7149 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Pifil.5193 said:

    @Infusion.7149 said:
    Not sure why anyone is surprised that the next episode is not out. The content schedule was already out on the website.

    Not the next episode, in that schedule they said they would be adding new content to the chapters in the weeks between the patches.

    It's more likely there will be an Ebon Vanguard bounty of sorts (see achievement panel).

  • coso.9173coso.9173 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 24, 2020

    if new missions are out next week, why cutting the event short at 1 week? could stay the whole 2 weeks, to give us time to finish tiers 4 and 5 IMO.
    also I personally prefer 1 new mission each new week rather than 3 new missions every 2 weeks.

  • radda.8920radda.8920 Member ✭✭✭

    as expected, there are 7 DRMs left so surely 3 for the January update and 4 for the March update
    With the final episode which may have a little more content
    6 months of horror, thank you arena

  • coso.9173coso.9173 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @radda.8920 said:
    as expected, there are 7 DRMs left so surely 3 for the January update and 4 for the March update
    With the final episode which may have a little more content
    6 months of horror, thank you arena

    i REALLY expect this not to be the case. it would be the most awful possibility ever.

  • HnRkLnXqZ.1870HnRkLnXqZ.1870 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 24, 2020

    I was there Gandalf. I was there, 3000 years ago in 2016.
    Highpass Haven, waiting for Seis Burnheart to show up. Yep. Been there, done that. Cya next tuesday o/

  • Solanum.6983Solanum.6983 Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 24, 2020

    @radda.8920 said:
    as expected, there are 7 DRMs left so surely 3 for the January update and 4 for the March update
    With the final episode which may have a little more content
    6 months of horror, thank you arena

    I highly doubt that's the case, They said there would be content released in the weeks between episodes and maps for the other missions are already in the game files with some story related assets so we'll be getting some story progress with them. I think they might be doing an update every 2 weeks.
    Hopefully these mission either get interesting or we can be done with them by January.

  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 24, 2020

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:

    @hugo.4705 said:
    So sensed to wait for january? So big disapointment; don't see how the pace is faster... Next missions in 2 months.... god, was hyping so much for today! Thought there would be a content drop every 2 weeks... u_u well dunnno what I expected. But not gonna redo again and again those three missions until january. It a new content named Chapters and I already hate it.

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

    In the weeks between releases, each chapter will continue to evolve with new content and ways to play. => LIES ?!

    Now the treachery you uncovered in the north has left your allies shaken, and you’ll need to rely on the bonds of trust between you to survive what’s coming.
    => Everyone is now dumb, jormag is life, jormag is love.

    Dragon Response Missions, which can be tackled solo or in a group of up to five players. In these encounters, you’ll head to invasion points to shore up defenses and protect the area from rampaging dragon minions. Work together with allied reinforcements to neutralize powerful dragon champions—the ultimate threat at the heart of the assaults. => Ultimate threat? Lol

    What all the promises of stunning events implying the community and remembering the era of LS1? No big community votes like the election of kiel. Smaller and smaller rushed, unfinished nourishing and content rich releases... The downfall is so big now. God what happens since the orriginal beautiful universe with the core maps, skippable artwork dialogues, dungeons and real living story? It just can't be serious, letting the players with nothing until next update two month later? Is it that, the cost of making Cantha expansion? If that is chapter 1. I'm scared of the 3 other chapters.

    AND SO, if I understand well, WE CAN'T PROGRESS THE MASTERY UNTIL JANUARY?!! still no dragon crystal 2 OH BOI

    It's not been 2 weeks, so....perhaps there will be a change next Tuesday.

    I do hope so next thuesday, if not, another thing like the chaotic speak to bangar achievement, that thing wasn't even regular. For the last dialogues I don't even remember how much time we waited for it.

    But the next episode is when, january 2021? so it is likely to come mid-way in december. It came the 17th november if i assume next episode is 17th january, so 17th december. And next week is the 1... so dunno I'm doubtful about next week too now -_-

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  • Greg.7086Greg.7086 Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 24, 2020

    Same as everyone else here, was expecting today as well.

    I guess now its January 2021 we'll get the next update:

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

    ^^ Perhaps clever game design by Anet: Maybe their plan is to "disguise": ONE x Chapter/Story/Saga/Update/Epsiode worth of NEW CONTENT into 4 different sections ( Truce, Power, Balance, Judgement), with the assmuption that they can say and/or make players think they are getting 4 different full updates!

    In my humble opinion, it seems they are just drip feeding us 25% worth of New Content on each of the 4 releases ( if you can call what we have had so far exciting new content ? ) over a staggering 7 MONTH PERIOD !!! - Chuck a few "ready-made" festivals inbetween and its a cheap, easy role out of content from here until May 2021

  • radda.8920radda.8920 Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 24, 2020

    @Solanum.6983 said:

    @radda.8920 said:
    as expected, there are 7 DRMs left so surely 3 for the January update and 4 for the March update
    With the final episode which may have a little more content
    6 months of horror, thank you arena

    I highly doubt that's the case, They said there would be content released in the weeks between episodes and maps for the other missions are already in the game files with some story related assets so we'll be getting some story progress with them. I think they might be doing an update every 2 weeks.
    Hopefully these mission either get interesting or we can be done with them by January.

    Upcoming chapters feature (1:09)
    and we can see, thunderhead peaks, fields of ruin, bloodtide coast and snowden drifts DRM during this sentence. So we will have at least 4 DRM after the January update.

    And '' Upcoming chapters '' mean more than one chapter, So I can see them adding lots of other DRM until the end.
    Everything is predictable about the content that will be added. It's just that people watched the trailer too quickly and didn't understand his meaning.

  • Aaralyna.3104Aaralyna.3104 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @radda.8920 said:

    @Solanum.6983 said:

    @radda.8920 said:
    as expected, there are 7 DRMs left so surely 3 for the January update and 4 for the March update
    With the final episode which may have a little more content
    6 months of horror, thank you arena

    I highly doubt that's the case, They said there would be content released in the weeks between episodes and maps for the other missions are already in the game files with some story related assets so we'll be getting some story progress with them. I think they might be doing an update every 2 weeks.
    Hopefully these mission either get interesting or we can be done with them by January.

    Upcoming chapters feature (1:09)
    and we can see, thunderhead peaks, fields of ruin, bloodtide coast and snowden drifts DRM during this sentence. So we will have at least 4 DRM after the January update.

    And '' Upcoming chapters '' mean more than one chapter, So I can see them adding lots of other DRM until the end.
    Everything is predictable about the content that will be added. It's just that people watched the trailer too quickly and didn't understand his meaning.

    By the looks of this, what we have currently is all we will get for this episode "Champions". Except they do mention Ebon Vanguard as allies at 0.48 (did we get these npcs around?) . As for the achievements, the living world that came is called "Champions" and not "Champions: Truce" on the story overview in game... So I fear this is gonna be all we get till expansion (the other parts of the Champions to be added on 2 month interval not being more than what we got this time) :/

    Am still waiting on "expansion like features" and build loadouts ain't one of them. That's a gem store thing, not a feature.

  • I know we are not allowed to talk about datamined content (see the forum rules), but it seems the next parts are allready in game and do not require another patch. I hope Arenanet clears up how it works and what to expect and when.

  • Josiah.2967Josiah.2967 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Wait..so the timer was just for the event that was to mind numbing to participate in?

  • Jilora.9524Jilora.9524 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The fear becomes if nothing next Tue we are done then Jan we get 3 drm and march 3 drm then may is the big drm vs Primordus which adds up to 10 and we only unlock 1 or 2 masteries per chapter. So yeah anet tell us

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

  • Hadi.6025Hadi.6025 Member ✭✭✭

    @coso.9173 said:
    if only we could get some clarification by ANET

    They're on holiday break so check back in January. lol

    Not the Leader of " I will make you [QQ] ", just some how a mascot who everyone loves to hate.

  • To understand the plan you must forget the plan. This is some 5th dimensional kitten wrangling. The community event timer makes sense if you embrace it not having to make sense.

    weathering's everything

  • Blocki.4931Blocki.4931 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Stop assuming the absolute worst.

    Pls just permaban me by now so I can stop going back here

  • radda.8920radda.8920 Member ✭✭✭

    @Astralporing.1957 said:

    @Blocki.4931 said:
    Stop assuming the absolute worst.

    Trust me, it can always get worse.

    Don't tell me scarlet will resurrect?

  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @radda.8920 said:

    @Astralporing.1957 said:

    @Blocki.4931 said:
    Stop assuming the absolute worst.

    Trust me, it can always get worse.

    Don't tell me scarlet will resurrect?

    They did say EoD was the culmination of what was started in ls1 ;)

    What sleep is here? What dreams there are in the unctuous coiling of the snakes mortal shuffling. weapon in my hand. My hand the arcing deathblow at the end of all things. The horror. The horror. I embrace it. . .

  • I didn't expect them to add more of DRMs in chapter 1 to be honest. It was kinda logical how's it gonna play out with that knowing the amount of episodes and DRMs kinda match.

  • Seven Star Stalker.1740Seven Star Stalker.1740 Member ✭✭
    edited November 25, 2020

    this is pure speculation but:

    I want to baselessly believe the patches are deliberately uneven. In that this one will be small, the next one might be similar sized, but then after that we'll get maybe a new map, and the other patches will unlock sections of the map that culminate in the ending or lead-in to EoD. It's pretty unlikely though given they said they were aiming for that S1 feel. But I also think the whole dynamic of fire vs ice doesn't work in any of the maps the game currently has, unless they actually revamp one to have destroyers in it, which I guess thematically gives incentive?

    Though this makes the countdown seem unnecessarily confusing and bizzare given it literally lad to nothing. They should've just made it longer, or limitless, with maybe some bonuses for how quickly you reach it or something to that effect.

  • Was asking here and there and the answers were all different and in the end there is no official word. I was expecting we get something (additional drm?) next week and it seems right now, but im not sure anymore.

  • @Ylthan.1693 said:
    The main problem is as usual the total lack of comunication by anet...
    Was the countdown bugged ?
    Was it intended to work that way and lead to absolutly nothing ?
    Today all business companies (especialy in the gaming domain) do have some sort of social media com or reddit com or god forgive me for asking that official forums com' but here we got nothing.
    We're kinda used to that i mean in the big "gemgate" or the "templategate" we had to wait for days before we get any kind of answers but here it's breaking some records that makes me strongly reconsider my purchase of EoD.

    Everyone's racking their brains trying to come up with some explanation for it. It can't be this stupid. It just can't be...

  • Solanum.6983Solanum.6983 Member ✭✭✭

    @radda.8920 said:

    @Solanum.6983 said:

    @radda.8920 said:
    as expected, there are 7 DRMs left so surely 3 for the January update and 4 for the March update
    With the final episode which may have a little more content
    6 months of horror, thank you arena

    I highly doubt that's the case, They said there would be content released in the weeks between episodes and maps for the other missions are already in the game files with some story related assets so we'll be getting some story progress with them. I think they might be doing an update every 2 weeks.
    Hopefully these mission either get interesting or we can be done with them by January.

    Upcoming chapters feature (1:09)
    and we can see, thunderhead peaks, fields of ruin, bloodtide coast and snowden drifts DRM during this sentence. So we will have at least 4 DRM after the January update.

    And '' Upcoming chapters '' mean more than one chapter, So I can see them adding lots of other DRM until the end.
    Everything is predictable about the content that will be added. It's just that people watched the trailer too quickly and didn't understand his meaning.

    They added 7 other missions into the game last patch and they specifically stated that there will be releases in-between chapters, if not the DRMs they added into the patch then what? It's possible they could be keeping the response missions to have them spread out over the coming months but that would just mean that there's other content planned in-between now and the next chapter.

    Personally I think they're keeping to their biweekly updates and adding in the in-between content with that, so December 1st. If it's the DRMs or something else I don't know. But this is all just speculation, It'd be nice for the Devs to let us know what is going on.