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  • Ototo.3214Ototo.3214 Member ✭✭✭

    I do think it will involve Jormag somehow, but not directly...I guess? I think it's going to involve the Sons of Svanir and potentially (finally) address that abandoned plot point from Season 3 where Braham cracked the tooth. The season may end with Jormag waking up or something, but I believe they said this season wouldn't be about some world shaking catastrophe or anything iirc.

    I'd really like for it to be more about the Charr but it does seem like we're headed to the Shiverpeaks ;u ;

  • XYLO.7031XYLO.7031 Member ✭✭✭

    If it's not about a dragon, I would be happy. The suggestion about the Inquest, Flame Legion, etc. would be something I would support so that the story seems less human-centered.

    Aside from that, why did they do this at the end of summer? Some people going back to school. Wouldn't it have been better before summer ended? I'm not even in college anymore, but I'm thinking about their perspective. Summer break and winter break are the best for big things.

    Did the other seasons get a special event like this one? What could it mean?

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  • Tiviana.2650Tiviana.2650 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 29, 2019

    @XYLO.7031 said:
    If it's not about a dragon, I would be happy. The suggestion about the Inquest, Flame Legion, etc. would be something I would support so that the story seems less human-centered.

    Aside from that, why did they do this at the end of summer? Some people going back to school. Wouldn't it have been better before summer ended? I'm not even in college anymore, but I'm thinking about their perspective. Summer break and winter break are the best for big things.

    Did the other seasons get a special event like this one? What could it mean?

    Its going to be far shiver peaks, from the look of it, and that pleases me. I have had enough hot zones, jungles and deserts, take me to the cold and snowy mountains.

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

    I wonder how far into the shiverpeaks. Jormag was near Bitterfrost, but there’s a lot more north in terms of geography, but not an obvious reason to go there

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  • XYLO.7031XYLO.7031 Member ✭✭✭

    @Tiviana.2650 said:

    Its going to be far shiver peaks, from the look of it, and that pleases me. I have had enough hot zones, jungles and deserts, take me to the cold and snowy mountains.

    Thanks for the response. My beetle is ready to fly off of every ramp-like surface I can find there. The snow is a godsend after being in the desert and branded purple areas all the time.

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  • EmmetOtter.8542EmmetOtter.8542 Member ✭✭✭

    @XYLO.7031 said:
    If it's not about a dragon, I would be happy. The suggestion about the Inquest, Flame Legion, etc. would be something I would support so that the story seems less human-centered.

    It would be awesome if Taimi was an Inquest mole and not as sick as she pretended to be.

  • Konig Des Todes.2086Konig Des Todes.2086 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @EmmetOtter.8542 said:

    @XYLO.7031 said:
    If it's not about a dragon, I would be happy. The suggestion about the Inquest, Flame Legion, etc. would be something I would support so that the story seems less human-centered.

    It would be awesome if Taimi was an Inquest mole and not as sick as she pretended to be.

    That would be a horrible, horrible twist done solely for the sake of twists and not consistency or logic. Like Phlunt suddenly being a ranked member of the Inquest.

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  • Pifil.5193Pifil.5193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    ^You forgot the 10-15 minutes for the Q and A. ;)

    I'm certain there won't be a free Q&A as there are only so many ways of saying "we're not going to talk about that right now." I don't see this straying past a closely vetted set of carefully chosen questions from the announcement thread, they want questions like "how's the music composed and recorded?" not questions like "when are alliances coming?"

  • Konig Des Todes.2086Konig Des Todes.2086 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Pifil.5193 said:

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    ^You forgot the 10-15 minutes for the Q and A. ;)

    I'm certain there won't be a free Q&A as there are only so many ways of saying "we're not going to talk about that right now." I don't see this straying past a closely vetted set of carefully chosen questions from the announcement thread, they want questions like "how's the music composed and recorded?" not questions like "when are alliances coming?"

    There's not even a guarantee for a Q&A given there's no mention of such in the announcement either. I wouldn't really expect one.

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  • EmmetOtter.8542EmmetOtter.8542 Member ✭✭✭

    @Konig Des Todes.2086 said:

    @EmmetOtter.8542 said:

    @XYLO.7031 said:
    If it's not about a dragon, I would be happy. The suggestion about the Inquest, Flame Legion, etc. would be something I would support so that the story seems less human-centered.

    It would be awesome if Taimi was an Inquest mole and not as sick as she pretended to be.

    That would be a horrible, horrible twist done solely for the sake of twists and not consistency or logic. Like Phlunt suddenly being a ranked member of the Inquest.

    Taimi could be a NINJA!!!

    And she would beat the ever loving snot out of Braham.

    Who needs a golem now Braham!!!

  • Etria.3642Etria.3642 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Pifil.5193 said:

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    ^You forgot the 10-15 minutes for the Q and A. ;)

    I'm certain there won't be a free Q&A as there are only so many ways of saying "we're not going to talk about that right now." I don't see this straying past a closely vetted set of carefully chosen questions from the announcement thread, they want questions like "how's the music composed and recorded?" not questions like "when are alliances coming?"

    Agreed. You wouldn't want another Blizzard Q&A would you? Is this an April Fool's joke? Don't you all have phones?

  • Calvsie.3675Calvsie.3675 Member ✭✭✭

    It will be the return of Hare and her bunny minions striking down the Norn who have abandoned her.

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  • DanAlcedo.3281DanAlcedo.3281 Member ✭✭✭✭

    WAIT! Aug?

    And i thought it was today....

    All hype gone again......

  • Eloc Freidon.5692Eloc Freidon.5692 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Linken.6345 said:

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    Path of Fire maps and Living World Season 4 maps are locked behind an expansion, as well.

    True but lw season 5 will be tied to pof expansion so its fine to remodel those.

    There is no indication that it will be tied to PoF. They said they wanted to release expansion-like features outside of the expansion model.

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Konig Des Todes.2086 said:

    @Pifil.5193 said:

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    ^You forgot the 10-15 minutes for the Q and A. ;)

    I'm certain there won't be a free Q&A as there are only so many ways of saying "we're not going to talk about that right now." I don't see this straying past a closely vetted set of carefully chosen questions from the announcement thread, they want questions like "how's the music composed and recorded?" not questions like "when are alliances coming?"

    There's not even a guarantee for a Q&A given there's no mention of such in the announcement either. I wouldn't really expect one.

    I suppose I should have said the "10-15 minute Q (now) and A (then)". Regardless of what it's called, there was no time allotted in the 'schedule' for it.

  • Eloc Freidon.5692Eloc Freidon.5692 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @DanAlcedo.3281 said:
    WAIT! Aug?

    And i thought it was today....

    All hype gone again......

    Oh. You're right. That is disappointing.

    If you're going to announce about an announcement at the end of the month, do it IN the month its happening.

  • Fenom.9457Fenom.9457 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Genesis.7864 said:
    New legendary ring and amulet during LWS5
    Hopefully an underwater mount, that'd be great! Bring on the rainbow seahorses!
    Fishing maybe?

    Personally I find it more likely we’ll get one at the end of the season that takes us back through it all, like we got with aurora and vision. And the last one could be season 6, or fractals, pvp, or wvw. If we keep getting a legendary each episode, I’d expect/hope for a general PvE Armor Set. Which would work out perfectly if the season is also 6 episodes

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  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Surely no Inquest if going north, asura struggle with the cold like the gate operator in Hoelbrak: He's becoming blue! (Through the inquisition is everywhere...)

    I'm happy to go in mountains maybe more dwarves, kodans and surely sons of svanir. About the story after that I only see woodlands, I mean it's still a huge unused area with the north of maguuma wastes.
    Far shiverpeaks is closer to core and will be cool to see old enemies like wolves, jellyfishes, dredges and ice elementals.

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  • Vieux P.1238Vieux P.1238 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Ding ding..alllll aboard the HYPE TRAIN!. no really! ..it's gonna be good this time. We promises.. Not like last promises. Buy gems.

    Winter Nerf is coming!

  • MrForz.1953MrForz.1953 Member ✭✭✭

    What's the deal with Cantha and Tengus anyways.

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  • Menadena.7482Menadena.7482 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 30, 2019

    @XYLO.7031 said:
    Did the other seasons get a special event like this one? What could it mean?

    I am likely wrong but the last big event was introducing HOT. So this to introduce a season that does not come after an expansion is just puzzling. Which puts me in the camp wondering if this will be expansion level content.

    They might be able to pull it off if they reuse existing maps with minimal additions. I do not know about other people but I do not need another map not connected to the rest of the world and that I will probably never enter again a month or so after it gets released. New reusable maps are great but if it will just be another farm .... meh ... we already have plenty of those.

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  • I like the underwater content.

  • Curunen.8729Curunen.8729 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I'm convincing myself of the (highly speculative) idea that Anet have found an optimal process between LW and expansions - and LW5 is the new way forward combining the expansion model and LW model into a single unified content delivery system.

    If this is the case, whether or not there remains to be a dedicated expansion 3 afterwards, goodness knows - however I wouldn't be surprised if LW5 turns out to, in essence, be expansion 3 delivered over the year, and future content continues to follow this format.

    Question being then how do they monetise it - no idea, if it happens to be the case, will just have to wait and see.

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  • Genesis.7864Genesis.7864 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 31, 2019

    Underwater content can be very enjoyable if we're given underwater mounts and revamp some of the useless skills for each class (I hate the #3 Trident skill for mesmer. So annoying when it doesn't have a forward dash like spear, and having to switch and lose the damage from the dash just to close the gap between me and the enemy is unjustifiable! This is just to name one of the many!)

    The content itself is boring only because the travel speed is so slow and feels sluggish, quite realistic though in regards to how it'd be in real life. But this isn't real life, this is a game. We need some sort of improved quality of life with underwater content to make it feel more rewarding and engaging than it currently is. A mount is a quick fix but that's just the start. I am glad they've focused on this issue in the past but after that one revamp, we haven't had anything since which is what makes me worry.

  • Kaleygh.1524Kaleygh.1524 Member ✭✭

    I will start caring about a new race when racial skills will actually matter. So far what race you play has no impact on the game which is kind of kitten.

  • SnowMochi.7602SnowMochi.7602 Member ✭✭✭

    People have valid complaints and concerns. That's part of life, even "life" inside a game. That said, I've stopped having any expectations regarding anything. If it surprises me, then all is good. And if not, I just don't play that particular content.

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

    @Konig Des Todes.2086 said:
    They suggested that it won't be world ending threat level. That's fairly different than "not directly about the Elder Dragons".

    I read that, too, but can't seem to rediscover the comment/thread. Do you happen to remember where it was posted?

  • @Ashantara.8731 said:

    @Konig Des Todes.2086 said:
    They suggested that it won't be world ending threat level. That's fairly different than "not directly about the Elder Dragons".

    I read that, too, but can't seem to rediscover the comment/thread. Do you happen to remember where it was posted?

    Stated in the Q&A portion of the Guild Chat on War Eternal.

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  • zealex.9410zealex.9410 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Arden.7480 said:

    Remember - hype is very unhealthy and will only lead to disappointment.

    Yes, it's 45 mins long. Yes, it can be showing something cool, but it's still A MONTH away (when I write this post).

    Anet only announced this so soon to give people time to book a place to sleep, to prepare, take some days off.

    But that's a top tip - if you expect way too much, just don't spend your money on the journey to Seattle, do it just for fun and possibly making new friends.

    Just saying to minimize all those disappointment posts "That's not what I expected...", "I feel disappointed" etc. if you don't set yourself for disappointment, you won't be disappointed.
    Just saying...

    Hype is only bad if whats shown doesnt live up to it and if the devs dont set proper expectations.

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

    @Konig Des Todes.2086 said:

    @Ashantara.8731 said:

    @Konig Des Todes.2086 said:
    They suggested that it won't be world ending threat level. That's fairly different than "not directly about the Elder Dragons".

    I read that, too, but can't seem to rediscover the comment/thread. Do you happen to remember where it was posted?

    Stated in the Q&A portion of the Guild Chat on War Eternal.

    There certainly was some dev comment on this forum, too, as far as I recall. (?)

  • Game of Bones.8975Game of Bones.8975 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Pull out your parkas and hand-warmers.

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  • Westenev.5289Westenev.5289 Member ✭✭✭✭

    ... Rox and Braham have finally decided to get married, and they're breaking the news to us on the 30th.

    Come on, you all knew that was coming.

  • Im expecting exactly the same kind of content from season 3 and 4 with some new minor "expansion like" feature that wont do anything to refresh peoples interest in the game, such as a new system to replace mastery. We will almost definitely see the same structure of: a couple hours of story content, a new map with a meta event farm, some achievements, and a shiny new toy hidden behind a time gate.

    What we can expect NOT to see is more telling. There will very likely be no increased focus on:

    • Fractals and Raids, and endgame pve in general.
    • sPvP, both balance and content.
    • WvW, both balance and content.

    Unless there has been an unprecedented increase in development efficiency, and resources available to anet, expecting anything other than what we received in season 4 will likely be met in disappointment.

  • Vlad Morbius.1759Vlad Morbius.1759 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 16, 2019

    My prediction is that the LW5 story line will revolve around us trying to prevent Jormag from being awakened, so we will fight some minor boss. I expect they will introduce some features but nothing major for LW5 other than Swiss tournaments for WvW, level 500 crafting and then hit us with the next expansion involving both Jormag and Primordus.
    The expansion will bring the larger features including the build templates and new raids and fractals as well as two new open world boss encounters in the far Shiverpeaks.

    Once we have the expansion they will announce LW6 followed by the final expansion which will take us to Cantha and Bubbles with the introduction of not one but two races, Tengu and Largos.

  • Ultramex.1506Ultramex.1506 Member ✭✭✭
    • Hopefully no more Human
    • More about Norn
    • Quality maps over quantity maps (Silverwaste)
    • More effort in story please?
  • AzureTerra.1642AzureTerra.1642 Member ✭✭✭

    @Eloc Freidon.5692 said:
    The Charr make their move.

    I first read that as the Chak and I'm like Noo i hate them

  • Ayakaru.6583Ayakaru.6583 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Don't forget the two hour analysis video by Wooden Potatoes

    To defeat the dragons, see the good in them.
    Zhaitan reunites lost ones, primordus creates fertile land, mordremoth spreads the green, and jormag..
    ..jormag? Who's that?

  • Pifil.5193Pifil.5193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ayakaru.6583 said:
    Don't forget the two hour analysis video by Wooden Potatoes

    Only two hours? Did he only see 5 minutes of the presentation? ;)

  • Ayakaru.6583Ayakaru.6583 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Pifil.5193 said:

    @Ayakaru.6583 said:
    Don't forget the two hour analysis video by Wooden Potatoes

    Only two hours? Did he only see 5 minutes of the presentation? ;)

    Oh sorry, should've clarified. The two hours is the rush video he makes after the event is finished, to summarise and put everything in perspective.
    After that he has like 2 weeks where he uploads a 90 minute video everyday on each little detail

    To defeat the dragons, see the good in them.
    Zhaitan reunites lost ones, primordus creates fertile land, mordremoth spreads the green, and jormag..
    ..jormag? Who's that?

  • Omernon.9762Omernon.9762 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 16, 2019

    Shouldn’t Aurene by now more powerful than both Primordrus and Jormag? She now has Kralks, Zhaitan’s, Balthazar, Joko and Mordremoths powers. She can’t die and magic does not twists her mind, as Kralkatorik said in the Descent episode. Don’t know about Bubbles, but it seems that we no longer need to confront dragons directly anymore thanks to her power.

    That being said I know from other games that everything can be justified if the writing is good enough. So if they want to make Jormag even more powerful then they are going to do it.

  • lare.5129lare.5129 Member ✭✭✭

    at fisrt need split bad and good predictions ..

    so start from bad:
    again each mini map have uniq currency
    some zones to explore in mini map can be accesed whithout some meta
    some water content .. (Why this is not good ? - I hate water after aquatic ruins fractal redisign)
    still not possible get additional mystic coinc/mistic clover from new mini-maps
    some event can't be done after 2 month wiht existing 5 ppl on mini-map location

    good:
    jw and cooking up
    no more new mounts in ls5
    new stat combination (condi damage + boon duration + expertise + power/perc)
    don't touch current dungeons

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

    @Omernon.9762 said:
    Shouldn’t Aurene by now more powerful than both Primordrus and Jormag? She now has Kralks, Zhaitan’s, Balthazar, Joko and Mordremoths powers. She can’t die and magic does not twists her mind, as Kralkatorik said in the Descent episode. Don’t know about Bubbles, but it seems that we no longer need to confront dragons directly anymore thanks to her power.

    That being said I know from other games that everything can be justified if the writing is good enough. So if they want to make Jormag even more powerful then they are going to do it.

    I thought each dead dragons power got split bettwen all the rest of em, so both jormag and primordus will have zhaitans and mordremoths powers.
    Nor kralk tho since that got comsumed by another dragon.

  • Fenar.4025Fenar.4025 Member ✭✭

    My predictions:

    • new masteries (obviously)
    • new Elite Specializations
    • some new features like actual player housing, fishing, or other requested features
    • more integrated maps and story, made possible by....
    • season pass that be purchased from gemstore or from a retailer. This gives guaranteed unlocks for entire season plus HoT/PoF if they are not currently owned. Could also include some other gemstore items such as character slots, 80 boosts, and skins. Players who own both HoT/PoF would be able to unlock episodes for free, but since the episodes will be more integrated, if they miss a free unlock, they will be required to buy the season pass--possibly at a prorated cost to take into account existing episodes that are already unlocked.

    I think the last item is very likely, as they will need some new way to monetize the game if they are no longer selling expansions.

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