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Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭
edited February 19, 2021 in Living World

I'm sure most people have already seen, but just in case like me you forgot, the second faction of Chapter 2 is live. This week it is Exalted as the community vendor and you can unlock the next mastery track and the crimson dragon slayer recipes

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. . .

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

    Sadly no new content beside the mastery track

  • Galmac.4680Galmac.4680 Member ✭✭✭

    Thanks for the info! I will have a look at the new vendor to see what I am not going to do.

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  • MarshallLaw.9260MarshallLaw.9260 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 17, 2021

    As most players who have logged in within the last 24 hours would have noticed, there is another 7 day unique event as part of the current Saga Chapter.
    I'm sure many, like myself, welcome any updates which include new things for GW2.
    New skins, new mastery and a time-limited series of tasks.

    Would @ArenaNet Team.4819 be able to comment why, with the release of "new content", they've chosen to only advertise gem store products and not the new things people can do ingame on the main news section.

    I don't like to criticize that much since nothing can be 100% perfect all the time, but perhaps it would be a good idea, if you want players to return to the game, to entice them not only with "here's a new skin from the gemstore" but also mention the changes within the game especially since this event has a limited duration.

  • ugrakarma.9416ugrakarma.9416 Member ✭✭✭✭

    what the new things are? any site?

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  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 17, 2021

    @ugrakarma.9416 said:
    what the new things are? any site?

    It's the new temporary vendor at Eye of the North

    New mastery line
    New weapon recipes (need to earn mastery xp after unlocking the mastery line to unlock them)

    You need to particpate in the bonus events to get tokens

    edit: see my post further down for the listing

    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. . .

  • Fueki.4753Fueki.4753 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 17, 2021

    This community event is not a new release.
    It still is part of the Chapter 2 release from January 19th.

  • Naxos.2503Naxos.2503 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I've seen a new Exalted bow (not one with a green sheen like the weapon set from the Auric Basin). It looks okay, fancy enough.

    Most of the new weapons are fairly alright. Good looking enough that you might want them, normal enough that they can fit in most people's wardrobe, but not fancy or remarkable enough to be worth gems.

    I am -very- disappointed they didn't add the Stone Summit Rifle to the dwarves portion of the event.

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

    Yea all the skins are same as you can craft or get in story right?

    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Auric_weapons

  • Hannelore.8153Hannelore.8153 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 19, 2021

    @Linken.6345 said:
    Yea all the skins are same as you can craft or get in story right?

    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Auric_weapons

    Its a completely different set(?) of weapons that's less green and more yellow.

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  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 17, 2021

    This is what the vendor sells

    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Merchant_(Exalted)

    TLDR:

    • A new exclusive Exalted bow
    • All the original Auric Weapon skins which are available elsewhere in the game (eg through crafting)
    • A set of recipes for Crimson Dragon Slayer Skins
    • A set of Recipes for Azure Dragon Slayer Skins

    Anything already owned will not appear at the vendor

    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. . .

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

    @Linken.6345 said:
    Yea all the skins are same as you can craft or get in story right?

    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Auric_weapons

    Correct, but they are the skins rather than the actual weapons themselves. I already own 6 of them so I can only view the 10 I lack

    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. . .

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 17, 2021

    @Fueki.4753 said:
    This community event is not a new release.
    It still is part of the Chapter 2 release from January 19th.

    It is. It may not be a new chapter, but it definitely has new content (which some might not be aware of if they don't frequent the EotN).

  • Tony.8659Tony.8659 Member ✭✭✭

    The huge grind for the Crimson & Azure weapon collections is just beyond awful. Prismaticite Crystals take a long time to grind this is not content. The only thing I'm doing is to get all the recipes for both collections and thats it, for the achieve points. I can only imagine what other grind collections for the next 2 living world episodes, I don't even call them episodes more like here is more grind content because we have nothing worthwhile to actually give you. Sorry but pass on any more future god awful grind fest collections. Is Arenanet taking a page from Black Desert Online? To me it seems so with the grind.

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

    @Tony.8659 said:
    The huge grind for the Crimson & Azure weapon collections is just beyond awful. Prismaticite Crystals take a long time to grind this is not content. The only thing I'm doing is to get all the recipes for both collections and thats it, for the achieve points. I can only imagine what other grind collections for the next 2 living world episodes, I don't even call them episodes more like here is more grind content because we have nothing worthwhile to actually give you. Sorry but pass on any more future god awful grind fest collections. Is Arenanet taking a page from Black Desert Online? To me it seems so with the grind.

    Dont forget that you have to use each unfinished weapon to be able to craft the crimson and azure weapons as well making you switch classes and go through drms another 32 times

  • @Tony.8659 said:
    The huge grind for the Crimson & Azure weapon collections is just beyond awful. Prismaticite Crystals take a long time to grind this is not content. The only thing I'm doing is to get all the recipes for both collections and thats it, for the achieve points. I can only imagine what other grind collections for the next 2 living world episodes, I don't even call them episodes more like here is more grind content because we have nothing worthwhile to actually give you. Sorry but pass on any more future god awful grind fest collections. Is Arenanet taking a page from Black Desert Online? To me it seems so with the grind.

    It is correct to not 'call them Episodes', as they are not Episodes; they are Bonus Events in Chapter 2: Power of Episode 5: Champions of the Icebrood Saga (Living World Season 5).

    Also, although not from ArenaNet officially, there is an announcement on the front page of the Wiki (probably the most comprehensive venue for new content in the game).

  • Tony.8659Tony.8659 Member ✭✭✭

    @Linken.6345 said:

    @Tony.8659 said:
    The huge grind for the Crimson & Azure weapon collections is just beyond awful. Prismaticite Crystals take a long time to grind this is not content. The only thing I'm doing is to get all the recipes for both collections and thats it, for the achieve points. I can only imagine what other grind collections for the next 2 living world episodes, I don't even call them episodes more like here is more grind content because we have nothing worthwhile to actually give you. Sorry but pass on any more future god awful grind fest collections. Is Arenanet taking a page from Black Desert Online? To me it seems so with the grind.

    Dont forget that you have to use each unfinished weapon to be able to craft the crimson and azure weapons as well making you switch classes and go through drms another 32 times

    That's the new Arenanet content for ya. I know I saw the guide on Guild Jens site. All I'm doing is the recipes and that's it.

  • rrusse.7058rrusse.7058 Member ✭✭✭

    While I am on the same page as @Tony.8659 , the main concern here is why isn't Arenanet drawing more attention to the current update?

    To answer @MarshallLaw.9260 's question, I believe it is because it is a design oversight as the Icebrood Saga is essentially on life support. It's all hands on deck for End of Dragons and as @Tony.8659 said, the content itself is mostly filler content with a large amount of grind to hopefully stretch out the remainder of IBS until EoD is realeased or at the very least enough hype is built up for it.

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  • ugrakarma.9416ugrakarma.9416 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Randulf.7614 said:
    This is what the vendor sells

    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Merchant_(Exalted)

    TLDR:

    • A new exclusive Exalted bow
    • All the original Auric Weapon skins which are available elsewhere in the game (eg through crafting)
    • A set of recipes for Crimson Dragon Slayer Skins
    • A set of Recipes for Azure Dragon Slayer Skins

    Anything already owned will not appear at the vendor

    thanks so much Sir.

    -- Atlantean Sword --
    The secret of steel has always carried with it a mystery. You must learn its riddle, Conan. You must learn its discipline. For no one - no one in this world can you trust. Not men, not women, not beasts..." [Points to sword] "This you can trust."

  • ugrakarma.9416ugrakarma.9416 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @rrusse.7058 said:
    While I am on the same page as @Tony.8659 , the main concern here is why isn't Arenanet drawing more attention to the current update?

    To answer @MarshallLaw.9260 's question, I believe it is because it is a design oversight as the Icebrood Saga is essentially on life support. It's all hands on deck for End of Dragons and as @Tony.8659 said, the content itself is mostly filler content with a large amount of grind to hopefully stretch out the remainder of IBS until EoD is realeased or at the very least enough hype is built up for it.

    this a error that Anet continue repeating, rushed content is bad for the game. LS4 ep03 for example damaged heavily the LS4 reputation.

    -- Atlantean Sword --
    The secret of steel has always carried with it a mystery. You must learn its riddle, Conan. You must learn its discipline. For no one - no one in this world can you trust. Not men, not women, not beasts..." [Points to sword] "This you can trust."

  • maddoctor.2738maddoctor.2738 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Pifil.5193 said:

    @Tony.8659 said:
    The huge grind for the Crimson & Azure weapon collections is just beyond awful. Prismaticite Crystals take a long time to grind this is not content. The only thing I'm doing is to get all the recipes for both collections and thats it, for the achieve points. I can only imagine what other grind collections for the next 2 living world episodes, I don't even call them episodes more like here is more grind content because we have nothing worthwhile to actually give you. Sorry but pass on any more future god awful grind fest collections. Is Arenanet taking a page from Black Desert Online? To me it seems so with the grind.

    Yeah and you need to have crafted the base Dragon Slayer weapons before you can even buy the recipes for the Crimson and Azure weapons. Apparently, replayability means gating collections behind other collections and requiring rerunning the same content dozens of times. I guess that's one way to do it.

    In the IBS they have added so many of these grind or gold sink weapon collections to pad out the episodes. Hopefully this over reliance on grind will be dropped soon. I certainly hope it doesn't mark the direction that the game will be going with in EoD and afterwards.

    I can see how EOD will be like. To start the EOD story you'll first need to complete a collection. Then in order to finish the first instance you'd need to complete another collection first. This will continue on.

    As san example, imagine if before going out of Verdant Brink, you'd first need to collect all of the Bladed set! That way you would enjoy the VB meta event before you leave the map. Then, you'd need to finish the Exalted weapon collection before moving out of Auric Basin. And so on. Brilliant design!

  • rrusse.7058rrusse.7058 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 19, 2021

    I doubt EoD will go the way IBS has as @maddoctor.2738 suggests. Areanet has a history of being receptive to the community and even the last patch addressed many of the issues 'Champions' had the first time around. I would even argue that Arenanet listen too much to the kneejerk reactions of the community to the degree that it is detrimental to the game.
    As @Pifil.5193 said, this is likely the way Arenanet wants to make things more "replayable". I hope this iteration of "content" ends with the saga. If Dragon Response Missions, or whatever they become in the future are to stay, they should be used as sort of mini-episodes in between the major episodes.

    Zommoros giveth and Zommoros taketh away.

  • SexyMofo.8923SexyMofo.8923 Member ✭✭✭

    I’ve never felt stronger in any game than now. I get a new mastery and I receive the power to buy recipes from a vendor and access to grindy content.

  • @Tony.8659 said:
    The huge grind for the Crimson & Azure weapon collections is just beyond awful. Prismaticite Crystals take a long time to grind this is not content. The only thing I'm doing is to get all the recipes for both collections and thats it, for the achieve points. I can only imagine what other grind collections for the next 2 living world episodes, I don't even call them episodes more like here is more grind content because we have nothing worthwhile to actually give you. Sorry but pass on any more future god awful grind fest collections. Is Arenanet taking a page from Black Desert Online? To me it seems so with the grind.

    I would have preferred two types of recipes. One that uses the first dragon slayer weapon that you made, along with a few minor materials to make the upgrade, and the other one being make from scratch.

  • The weapon collections of Bjora March were still acceptable/ doable but the last 3 or 4 are just too much.

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

    @Fire Attunement.9835 said:

    @rrusse.7058 said:
    While I am on the same page as @Tony.8659 , the main concern here is why isn't Arenanet drawing more attention to the current update?

    I want to touch on this note quickly to say that you're absolutely right. That's on us, and you're going to start seeing communication about these faction updates on our channels in all of our supported languages.

    All communication is welcomed. You're normally pretty good with updates on twitter so I was surprised to see nothing this time around and was partly why I only remembered an hour or so before reset.

    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. . .

  • Firebeard.1746Firebeard.1746 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @LucianDK.8615 said:
    Sadly no new content beside the mastery track

    With "meh" effects at that. I was hoping for something huge given how annoying some of the CM bosses were.

  • rrusse.7058rrusse.7058 Member ✭✭✭

    @Fire Attunement.9835 said:
    I want to touch on this note quickly to say that you're absolutely right. That's on us, and you're going to start seeing communication about these faction updates on our channels in all of our supported languages.

    Thanks very much. That's really all we can ask for and do. Arenanet as well as @Fire Attunement.9835 have been better than most companies and individuals out there. I know some smart alack members of the community may try to argue otherwise but we appreciate it.

    As for those smart alack members, it's okay to critique others, but try to do it as a sandwich if you must. Good, bad, good yeah?

    Zommoros giveth and Zommoros taketh away.

  • Bast.7253Bast.7253 Member ✭✭✭✭

    When does the Exalted thing end?

    I've been waiting for the seals vendor to update to try to convert the exalted marks I have into seals so I can buy the Deldrimor Infusion.

    Is there a way we can just convert marks of existing factions into seals, while they're active, if we're not interested in making the weapon sets or spending the marks on lootboxes?

    I think I unlocked some discounted seals vendor so I can check them if I ever get around to leveling the mastery to use the vendor.

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

    @Bast.7253 said:
    When does the Exalted thing end?

    I've been waiting for the seals vendor to update to try to convert the exalted marks I have into seals so I can buy the Deldrimor Infusion.

    Is there a way we can just convert marks of existing factions into seals, while they're active, if we're not interested in making the weapon sets or spending the marks on lootboxes?

    I think I unlocked some discounted seals vendor so I can check them if I ever get around to leveling the mastery to use the vendor.

    The NPC usually goes 2 weeks after the event started and 1 week after the actual event finishes. That means next Tuesday in theory

    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. . .

  • @Fire Attunement.9835 said:

    @rrusse.7058 said:
    While I am on the same page as @Tony.8659 , the main concern here is why isn't Arenanet drawing more attention to the current update?

    I want to touch on this note quickly to say that you're absolutely right. That's on us, and you're going to start seeing communication about these faction updates on our channels in all of our supported languages.

    Are we going to get an official communication about the event that started today?

  • lare.5129lare.5129 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Adriaen.7895 said:
    Are we going to get an official communication about the event that started today?

    why you think that any event start today ?

    want solid balance ? - play chess.

  • Jong.5937Jong.5937 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 23, 2021

    Because it has!! New Mobilizing Allies event has started xD.
    I think that highlights exactly the point being made about communication!

  • @lare.5129 said:

    @Adriaen.7895 said:
    Are we going to get an official communication about the event that started today?

    why you think that any event start today ?

    I logged in to see and it is up and running.

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

    Yea Ohmaclam charrs are the new allies we support now.

  • @Adriaen.7895 said:

    Are we going to get an official communication about the event that started today?

    Yup! This one will run until the 29th.

    ArenaNet Communications Team