Guild Wars 2 patches in first-person view and map exploration changes

After a one-week delay, Guild Wars 2 has delivered a much-anticipated first-person view to the waiting eyes of players.

Today’s patch is a hodge-podge of general improvements starting with additional camera options, including a field of view slider, a zoom sensitivity slider, a collision sensitivity slider, and the aforementioned ability to zoom into first-person mode.

Players now have access to the beta version of the streaming client, won’t have to go into WvW zones to finish world completion, and can hover over the map to see flashing icons indicating incomplete objectives. Finally, there’s been a change to the stability boon to make it an intensity stack type.

[Source: Patch notes]
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pcgneurotic
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pcgneurotic

Dookii Something like that, yeah. ;) :D

Dookii
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Dookii

Golden_Girl nahenway lol

Dookii
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Dookii

pcgneurotic McSleaz Why ? 

I bought the game on release day and pve’d only the first month or 2 after that i only pvp’ed for about 6 months. right now asfter that time a week ago i logged back in for the first time after having my gf getting the game too and guess what. We are only pvp’ing again and we are having a great time with it together.

We need our heads examined for what again? Because we are not having fun in the way you are having?

cyborat
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cyborat

Haha! No courtesy flush for him!

social_crime
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social_crime

cyborat He is watching you poop.

mosselyn
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mosselyn

The bugs make me sad, but I’m doing the happy dance over the map change. Specifically, the ability to highlight that last pesky PoI/Vista/Heart you need to complete a map by hovering over the incomplete category in the map completion legend. My guildmates will be relieved they no longer have to play “Ping the Map” with me, too.

BobDobalina
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BobDobalina

SoMuchMass GW1 did it before ESO.

TBPlayer2112
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TBPlayer2112

MatthewRiddle Broguy89 Other than the guild chat bug, (which there is a simple work around), I haven’t had any issues.

BriarGrey
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BriarGrey

Kalamari BriarGrey Yep, hence the need to raise the original character up to level 20 so my new character that I was playing could see all that stuff.  My point was that it’s weird to gate something like that.  I mean seriously, there’s a vista in the start area that you find around level 4-5 — so why keep me from seeing it on the map? ;)

Loyheta
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Loyheta

SoMuchMass I clearly remember being able to do this in WoW ages before ESO. Not saying WoW was first either.

skoryy
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skoryy

Who cares about the bugs, this patch is fantastic.

paragonlostinspace
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paragonlostinspace

Got it to work, just took a bit and there were some patching errors.

MatthewRiddle
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MatthewRiddle

Broguy89 I’ve had no issues whatsoever with the new update.

Broguy89
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Broguy89

Buggiest patch in the history of GW2, so much for delaying by 6 days for extra QA. Maybe they shipped the wrong build that was in desperate need of QA, what we have now is a bugged mess in desperate need of a rollback.

Arktouros
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Arktouros

Whoopsiedaisy bugs out the wazoo!

paragonlostinspace
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paragonlostinspace

Was finally getting around to logging and I’m getting the dreaded “connection error” with their login UI. Ugh. Guess I won’t log in, wanted to check out these changes.

paragonlostinspace
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paragonlostinspace

Kalamari BriarGrey

That was her second character. Her first character is/was 8th. She rolled up a Sylvari and joined my Sylvari for questing. What fixed it for her was using that scroll to level up that first character to 20th.

Megus
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Megus

Looks fine, although I’d like to have an option for viewing my weapons/hands while in first person mode. And maybe some head-bobbing. Other that that it works great imo.

Kalamari
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Kalamari

BriarGrey its only restricted for your first char of your whole account. when you start another one, the y will see all the vistas, skill points, etc.

Enikuo
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Enikuo

I didn’t even know I wanted an FOV slider until I had it.

Golden_Girl
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Golden_Girl

nahenway GW2’s revolutionary systems – like FPV – aren’t easy to implement, and use a huge amount of code.

Golden_Girl
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Golden_Girl

nahenway GW2’s revolutionary systems – like FPV – aren’t easy to implement, and use a huge amount of code.

melissamcdon
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melissamcdon

cyborat he looks a little bit like Riker (#1) also.. if the beard were just a little heavier

melissamcdon
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melissamcdon

playing in FPV is actually a challenge and a mini game all unto itself.   You have to be willing to immerse yourself and quit the lazy god-mode stuff including having eyes in the back of your head. 
It made LOTRO and EQ2 much more pulse-quickening for me.    Although I admit I waste a lot of game time looking at my avatar.

cyborat
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cyborat

Is it just me that thinks the fella in the header screenshot for this post resembles Jeff Goldblum?

Anyway – I am glad the cam updates are finally in game! I have been looking forward to them since beta!  WooHoo!

SoMuchMass
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SoMuchMass

After ESO did it, seems like everyone wants to do it now.

Xephyr
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Xephyr

nahenway It has a bunch of Heart of Thorns goodies in it. http://www.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/comments/2z9aiz/datamining_upcoming_features_from_the_hot_closed/

ColdinT
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ColdinT

ArbiterLibera nahenway Yeah. I was expecting a really quick patch. There must have been something else in there. Afterall, they need to give us something to do while waiting for HOT, right?

BriarGrey
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BriarGrey

Now if they remove the very weird restriction on seeing some items on the map until level 10…spent yesterday rolling up a new character in GW2, having only played until level 8 during that beta weekend a few years back, and my husband was beginning to think I was just an idiot, I think, when I kept saying “no, there aren’t vistas on my map. I PROMISE.”  Thank goodness I can google with the best of them; quickly found out why and used the level 20 scroll on my level 8 so my newbie character could see the friggin’ map stuff. Sometimes, gating is WEIRD and senseless.

krieglich
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krieglich

They should patch in the option to turn off pet names!

bossrprouse
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bossrprouse

This is great. I look forward to using this to be able to look closer at my environment. There are too many small details being missed!

Siphaed
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Siphaed

McSleaz ignorance on multiple levels.   Explosion immanent!

pcgneurotic
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pcgneurotic

McSleaz Screw the PvP. If you’re only playing it for the PvP, you need your head examined!

ArbiterLibera
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ArbiterLibera

nahenway Yeah, this is a bit of a beefy patch considering how small their CONTENT updates usually are.

MatthewRiddle
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MatthewRiddle

One-shot is gonna get a bunch of GW2 screenshots!

pudgybunnybry
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pudgybunnybry

Greaterdivinity It will certainly keep me motivated to get world completion. I plan on visiting WvW at some point, but I am having a lot of fun just exploring the maps right now.

Enikuo
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Enikuo

McSleaz They don’t. They want it for screenshots mainly, but also machinima and jumping puzzles (I think). The only mention I’ve seen about playing in first person view is for the sake of immersion in PvE, and then with the caveat of “some of the time.” I haven’t seen any mention of using first person view in PvP, other than people saying “of course, that’s crazy, of course we don’t want it for PvP.”

McSleaz
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McSleaz

Why would you want to play this in first person view????? So that you can only see in one direction during PvP and get owned? PvP is the only good thing this game has.

nahenway
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nahenway

1GB Patch for what ??

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

Hype for the WvW removal, will finally motivate me to get off my ass and finish world completion on my Guardian : P

boredinBC
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boredinBC

skoryy Either it came early, or I’m VERY late for work.

LiveSpartan235
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LiveSpartan235

skoryy Surprise monday patch! :D

skoryy
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skoryy

Today’s patch? Did I sleep through Monday? D:

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