There's a new team in town with a lot of old faces: the Systems team. The team was forged in the fires of Mount Maelstrom and tempered in the depths of the Frostgorge Sound.
The Systems team mashes together the Skills and Balance, Player versus Player, World versus World, and Rewards Teams. Combining these teams will help to us create more cohesive content and make the most logical changes to Guild Wars 2 while reducing the chances that any particular part of the game will be negatively impacted when there are game-wide changes. The members of the old teams are now sitting in the same area with one another, like one big family composed of gleeful charr, modest sylvari, bashful norn, ornery humans, and whimsical asura.
This means that there is greater communication and sharing of knowledge between everyone involved.
If a particular profession or elite specialization is out of tune in one game mode, there will be greater communication about it and more traction on changes suited to that mode. If some rewards are unbalanced and could use a little fine-tuning, it will be much easier for a team member to bring up the need and work with others to discover the best solution.
With these changes, we'd like to invite you to join us in the August ArenaNet Forum Chat, which will start later today. You can post your questions about the team there. We won't be discussing a specific skill or a particular reward, but we're happy to answer questions about the team's foci, objectives, and how it is working together for a better future for all Tyria. The AFC can be found here.
Your New Systems Team
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