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Weeklong Bonus Event: Meta-Event Rush!

Hey all,
The World Boss Rush was a fantastic success. The reception and feedback from our players were beyond what we ever imagined.

We’re now a few weeks after the ending of Season 4 and closer to the release of the next raid, so we are shipping in the 5/28 release everything necessary for our next event, Meta Event Rush. It will run from June 4th 10 AM PST to June 11th 10 AM PST, and you can find more about it on this Blog Post.

As I previously mentioned on the forums (Here), your feedback speaks volumes and we have made some changes that we feel are for the best based on this feedback. World Meta Event will grant additional rewards for successfully completing specific Meta Events, and you can find further details on the Wiki (Meta-Event Rush).

We’ve implemented a Tiered Community Goal as a part of this event. The Community’s progress towards the goal will be displayed in-game and will update every 15 minutes. There are 5 tiers for this event, all of which have goals set for the community to accomplish.

All of the Community Goal Tiers will have different rewards and anyone who has participated in the end of a Meta Event will get these rewards when/if they log in during the World Meta Event. These rewards are available for a limited time while the World Meta Event is running.

We’ve also drastically changed the Bonus Box and how many you receive for completing Meta Events. The idea is that doing these events should feel rewarding and that they should also feel good to open. As a reminder, rewards that come out of the box will stack (where applicable) with the same items in your inventory.

Here’s a Preview of the Bonus Box:

Again, all of the info on this event can be found on our Wiki – Here (Meta-Event Rush).

On top of changes to the reward boxes, we’ve also added a cooldown on how often you can get Bonus Boxes from the same event. There will be a 15-minute cooldown buff placed on your character that is specific to the Meta Event that they completed. If your character completes this Meta Event while having this buff, they will not receive the Bonus Boxes again.

I also want to note that, for this version of the World Meta Event, we did not have enough time to make any changes to the Defend events that occur as a part of the Arah Metas. These defend events will kick off like normal after a successful attack and do not have additional rewards for completing them. It is our intention to address this if we run another event that targets the Arah Meta attack events, but we won’t be able to do that for this event.

Our next Special Event, that is not too far out, will be for World vs World. It will significantly “swap” up the gameplay and shake it to its “core” (for that reset). More to come as we get closer!

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  • The hype is real this time around. Looks very rewarding!

  • Samnang.1879Samnang.1879 Member ✭✭✭✭

    is this it?

    is this the moment i get my chak egg sac?????!

    Anet: give us in-game customizable human NPC companion please
    Please, no more balance changes, or at least reset our gears so we don't have to waste gold changing gears every time.
    Please have option to not receive bloodstone dusts, empyreal fragments, dragonite etc

  • @Randulf.7614 said:
    Forgive me for prob misunderstanding, but what's actually changed here? The tiered rewards are just banners and boosters mostly. Are we still getting common mats for killing bosses? Because that is what we didn't want - the feedback seemed to me steered towards a token based system instead

    Again, it could be my misunderstanding, so corrections welcomed

    We used to get one mat as reward. Now it's a cluster, which is about 20-30 silver each. Feels pretty darn good to me, mister!

  • @Zexanima.7851 said:

    @pinguadoido.6581 said:

    @Randulf.7614 said:
    Forgive me for prob misunderstanding, but what's actually changed here? The tiered rewards are just banners and boosters mostly. Are we still getting common mats for killing bosses? Because that is what we didn't want - the feedback seemed to me steered towards a token based system instead

    Again, it could be my misunderstanding, so corrections welcomed

    We used to get one mat as reward. Now it's a cluster, which is about 20-30 silver each. Feels pretty darn good to me, mister!

    I probably wouldn't even notice the difference honestly. You get so many mats/gear/ect. from doing events that I wouldn't notice a sprinkle more. I would much prefer at least to get tokens that could be used to purchase something I find valuable even if it's just some minis. Heck, I would consider doing these events if the chests gave you a 50% chance at 1 laurel or a guaranteed 1 mystic clover.

    Now you are just asking for Christmas to come early. :p

  • @Chris Cleary.8017 said:

    Our next Special Event, that is not too far out, will be for World vs World. It will significantly “swap” up the gameplay and shake it to its “core” (for that reset). More to come as we get closer!

    Before fixing the dates for the WvW event, please take the regular relinks into consideration. Looking back on the previous WvW event (no downed state), it was great fun for some servers, but not for others... simply because relink and random match-ups shook up the pecking order at the same time as the event.
    Facing much weaker servers or much stronger servers both kinda dampen the excitement for WvW events. Please allow a few weeks of ranking before the upcoming event, so that servers are more likely to have good fights.

    Either way, am looking forward for what you've thought up for the upcoming WvW special!

  • Taelac.7036Taelac.7036 Member ✭✭✭

    Thanks for taking that feedback into consideration. I really like the addition of the tiered community rewards along with the boost to the bonus chests.

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    Good luck, have fun.

  • spectrito.8513spectrito.8513 Member ✭✭✭

    @Samnang.1879 said:
    is this it?

    is this the moment i get my chak egg sac?????!

    Yes, probably the same chance to drop a precursor for 2nd gen leggys 😂

  • awesome^^ Good update and a future cool event. You made my day. Tk's Arena

  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I’ll do it to farm specific events for stuff I need but I won’t be doing it for the loot chests as I’m sure we all know what happened with the last one. They’ll be an appreciated bonus but not my primary reason for doing the events.

  • Cronospere.8143Cronospere.8143 Member ✭✭✭

    Hi devs,
    There is a limit on guild storage for banners. Since there is a possibility a guild gets lots of banners at once what will happen with it?

  • VDAC.2137VDAC.2137 Member ✭✭✭

    Awesome! I’m looking forward to this! =)
    It’s the perfect opportunity to complete events, achievements and collections and should be a lot of fun as well!

  • Excursion.9752Excursion.9752 Member ✭✭✭

    Not enough there to make me excited. Even with the Tiered community rewards. I will partake in a few events but not much more than that.

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  • Schimmi.6872Schimmi.6872 Member ✭✭

    @Cronospere.8143 said:
    Hi devs,
    There is a limit on guild storage for banners. Since there is a possibility a guild gets lots of banners at once what will happen with it?

    I guess they are like the banners you can buy for guild-tokens, so they will got into your inventory instead of the guild-vault.

  • Erasculio.2914Erasculio.2914 Member ✭✭✭✭

    So...

    • EXTREMELY underwhelmed by the Tiered Community Goal rewards. They're bad on a "Repair Canister" level of bad. Honestly, I would rather not get anything than getting those rewards, they're just going to give me the trouble of trashing them. ArenaNet could have used this opportunity to give us something exciting, but I guess not.
    • Sad that the Bonus Box is still bad. As mentioned above, a token-based system would have been far, far better. At least they're not as bad as the Tiered Community Goal rewards (if they were that bad, I honestly would feel pushed to not play the events)
    • Very happy with the changes to the Path of Fire meta events. The Maws of Torment event will be doable now, that's great news.

    How about some anti eyes bleeding options? Here's the direct link to the concept.

  • Limodriver.4106Limodriver.4106 Member ✭✭✭

    why Auric Basin Octovine and Verdant Brink Night time are not Meta event?

  • Rukario.1695Rukario.1695 Member ✭✭✭

    I'm glad they have removed the ability to multi-map complete with Squads. Before, that was just plain unfair to those who couldn't get in.

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  • Zaxares.5419Zaxares.5419 Member ✭✭✭

    It's nice that the Bonus Boxes have gotten a boost, but unless the drop rates of those shiny infusions have gotten noticeably better, I'm not going to bother farming the meta events constantly. I'll just participate in a few as needed for collections and enjoy the bonus loot.

  • ChronoPinoyX.7923ChronoPinoyX.7923 Member ✭✭✭

    I'll take whatever bonus I can get from Chak Gerent. I won't be running this like the World Boss Event but hopefully we might feel a difference in drop rate.

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

    @Erasculio.2914 said:
    So...

    • EXTREMELY underwhelmed by the Tiered Community Goal rewards. They're bad on a "Repair Canister" level of bad. Honestly, I would rather not get anything than getting those rewards, they're just going to give me the trouble of trashing them. ArenaNet could have used this opportunity to give us something exciting, but I guess not.
    • Sad that the Bonus Box is still bad. As mentioned above, a token-based system would have been far, far better. At least they're not as bad as the Tiered Community Goal rewards (if they were that bad, I honestly would feel pushed to not play the events)
    • Very happy with the changes to the Path of Fire meta events. The Maws of Torment event will be doable now, that's great news.

    Or you could use the banners before the metas start to contribute to the community maybe?
    Will get them off your hands and help someone else

  • Chilli.2976Chilli.2976 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Aww, you can't hop map now to get extra boxes due to the 15 minute buff. :disappointed_relieved:

  • phs.6089phs.6089 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I'm still confused about Air-Filtration Device, do you confused the code for Rime-Rimmed Mariner's Rebreather with it? I don't see any reson for it to be in RARE drops.

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  • crepuscular.9047crepuscular.9047 Member ✭✭✭✭

    NO~~~!!! need the junundu achieve, but have no internet at home :bawling: :bawling: :bawling:

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  • Stalkingwolf.6035Stalkingwolf.6035 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 29, 2019

    oh wow, thy fixed the rewards.
    nice that i'm not at home this week :-/

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  • Gop.8713Gop.8713 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Samnang.1879 said:
    is this it?

    is this the moment i get my chak egg sac?????!

    No. No it is not. Don't set yourself up for disappointment :p

  • Lilyanna.9361Lilyanna.9361 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Eh. So they made everywhere somewhat profitable instead of just Silverwastes and Dragonfall. Still underwhelming with no token system and unique rewards like minis/weapon skins/titles/armor pieces.

    That's the stuff that will make people participate in anything.

  • Bawi.9541Bawi.9541 Member ✭✭

    Glad they are starting to crack down on the more kitten ways to "play" the game, like multi loot. Plus trying to fix more events to a state of being playable.
    Still not a fan of them preying on the idiots who suck at statistics (and at the same time fueling the tp baron game), but eh, if that means diverse events being populated, kitten em, fine with me lol

    Cautiosly optimistic.

  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 29, 2019

    The 15 min timer is a good thing. About rewards, will see but the number of materials is increased so more gold but what about the rare category? Have to check that when it starts.
    As said and resaid tokens would be better, with unique rewards tied to each world bosses: armor/weapon/title...
    Will praise for the monocle god.
    If they kept the same drop rate as ToT bags it's totally wrong, those bonus box don't drop by hundred and hundred..

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  • "swap", "core" C-could this possibly be an event where we can only play core classes in WvW? Can i have hope for this dream? Man i would love to relive the vanilla meta even for a day. Please make make it a core only event! With WoW releasing Vanilla WoW, this might have given Anet the idea to do Vanilla classes event?

  • Rasimir.6239Rasimir.6239 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @hugo.4705 said:
    As said and resaid tokens would be better, with unique rewards tied to each world bosses: armor/weapon/title...

    Tokens will only be better for those willing and able to play a lot of the qualifying events during the week. To those only able to play a few events tokens are literally worthless.

    The way rewards are set up now, you will get rewards comparable to the time invested, no matter if you played one event or 100.

  • Luckster.4076Luckster.4076 Member ✭✭

    Can't say I'm all that hyped after Boss Rush week. Most of the bonus boxes contained the lowest possible tier items that could be dropped in it for me.

    I understand it's RNG and all. But after 4 days of materials you could have just gotten killing random mobs just passing through on the way to the next harvesting node, the urge to participate drops.

    At most I'll probably take this as an opportunity to open up some legendary collections to take advantage of actually populated Orr maps rather than looking forward to the box.

  • Myriada.7580Myriada.7580 Member ✭✭

    I'm really happy with the changes, both in PoF metas and the bonus box contents. A bit of extra stuff is always welcome, especially if the events you have to do in order to obtain them are actually engaging (unlike the autoattack spam fest that were world bosses). Hopefully this will serve as a sort of pseudo CC tutorial to more casual players joining in for the shinies.

  • Glider.5792Glider.5792 Member ✭✭✭

    @Limodriver.4106 said:
    why Auric Basin Octovine and Verdant Brink Night time are not Meta event?

    Simple, you can easily leech both events by:

    • in case of tarir, come after meta and open the chests
    • in case of verdant brink, join at xx:09 and leech a boss

    They are basicaly free rewards.

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  • CJH.2879CJH.2879 Member ✭✭✭

    I participated in around 100 bosses during the last event "World Boss Beatdown", didn't get a single good thing from it, just normal crappy stuff & everyone I talked to (guilds & other players) also didn't get anything good. I'm not going to be so quick to go all out on this next one thats for sure. I fell for it once, not going to fall for it twice.

    Personally (in my own opinion) I would of done the reward system completely differently.... for example, the first time around where you are guaranteed to get something good (perhaps something you can even choose from a list of things thats account bound.... limit 1 per account), for actively participating in 100 or more world boss events during the event.

    Then at least we would all have something to strive for & something to show for the effort.... as it stands, RNG is a double edged sword & more often then not the majority of players get nothing good out of it. The new implementation is an improvement over the old one.... but... I'm still not over the moon about it at all. Don't take this the wrong way ANET or other players, this is definitely constructive criticism & I'm offering my opinion as a possible way of improving the existing reward system (I'm not just complaining about it).

  • Bloodstealer.5978Bloodstealer.5978 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Gop.8713 said:

    @Samnang.1879 said:
    is this it?

    is this the moment i get my chak egg sac?????!

    No. No it is not. Don't set yourself up for disappointment :p

    Well I wouldn't be surprised to see the trade off of giving us a few extra lower tier mats for another 50% reduction in the chance of getting the rare/super rare items.. still think you will be able to count the number of those drops across the community on 1 hand by the end of it.
    Pretty sure I will of had enough of certain metas for an eternity after this, much like the chills I get now when a world boss pops up on a map I am running through.
    Nah I will just carry on doing my own thing otherwise it begin to feel too much like a 2nd job real quick.

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  • Etria.3642Etria.3642 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Looked this over and I'm delighted at the inclusion of the Orr events.

    I enjoyed this the last time and I'm sure I will enjoy it this time. The tiered stuff is neat too.

  • nthmetal.9652nthmetal.9652 Member ✭✭✭

    Now, who would have thought that? In a game with a focus on a great cooperative experience, events which focus this experience work well! Great to hear you're following up on that.
    While I was underwhelmed with the rewards last time around, the community experience was awesome - and I say this while primarily playing WvW. This was great fun and shows, how active the game can be. Keep shaking things up with these events, it's what this game needs.

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  • Stopped doing the boss rush after a few days, not sure I will even bother with this one. The chance of getting anything even remotely worth the effort is so low I will probably just continue to play as I have been.

  • VDAC.2137VDAC.2137 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 29, 2019

    @Bawi.9541 said:
    Glad they are starting to crack down on the more kitten ways to "play" the game, like multi loot. Plus trying to fix more events to a state of being playable.
    Still not a fan of them preying on the idiots who suck at statistics (and at the same time fueling the tp baron game), but eh, if that means diverse events being populated, kitten em, fine with me lol

    Cautiosly optimistic.

    I also like the changes they’re making to meta events, especially PoF, and I’m looking forward to this event! =)

    But “preying on the idiots who suck at statistics”??? I’m sure that was hyperbole but we’re not talking about anything people are paying for but only the extra rewards for events. And regardless, if you are able to play this game at all you are able to understand the concept of a one-in-a-million chance, etc. This isn’t multiple regression analysis we’re talking about here! :p Some people like to believe in the impossible, or as in this case, highly improbable. As for me, I never expect more than the most basic rewards so when I get something extra nice it’s a wonderful surprise! :3

  • Magnus Godrik.5841Magnus Godrik.5841 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The chances of tou getting a egg sac is still very rare but maybe ill get my lyssa backpack recipe.

  • sorudo.9054sorudo.9054 Member ✭✭✭✭

    oh great, even more event for that blasted META kitten.
    don't they have something better to do then add even more annoying stuff.....

  • eldrin.6471eldrin.6471 Member ✭✭✭

    bit naf considering how many players are working on the sky scale collection.

  • phs.6089phs.6089 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I have another question besides this one

    You guys just trew in game lots of things, most people didn't even finish skyskale, you renew PoF metas, made the Vision boom etc.
    Why on Earth this event is launched in such a busy time? This is really strange move.

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  • Skotlex.7580Skotlex.7580 Member ✭✭✭

    @phs.6089 said:
    I have another question besides this one

    You guys just trew in game lots of things, most people didn't even finish skyskale, you renew PoF metas, made the Vision boom etc.
    Why on Earth this event is launched in such a busy time? This is really strange move.

    To keep the momentum, obviously. :D anyway, I can imagine that the bonus week is here to motivate players to the pof metas, and get them used to doing them (specially serpent's ire).

  • Turkeyspit.3965Turkeyspit.3965 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Magnus Godrik.5841 said:
    The chances of tou getting a egg sac is still very rare but maybe ill get my lyssa backpack recipe.

    Don't think about that. Instead, think about the boosters, banners, etc., that you will be getting. Whatever your thoughts are on those, they are still way better than random T1-T3 mats. And if you get the Chalk Egg? Mazel Tov!

    At least with this "rush" event, it seems like there are worthwhile rewards available.

  • Stalkingwolf.6035Stalkingwolf.6035 Member ✭✭✭

    i know weird problem, but i think its too much going on.

    • new Map
    • Mount
    • new Legendary
    • Event Week
      i'm overwhelmed

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  • VDAC.2137VDAC.2137 Member ✭✭✭

    @Stalkingwolf.6035 said:
    i know weird problem, but i think its too much going on.

    • new Map
    • Mount
    • new Legendary
    • Event Week
      i'm overwhelmed

    You don’t have to do it all in the same week! :lol: Maybe take a break from the new map and collecting for the new mount and legendary for the event week — they’ll still be there! :)

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