Guild Wars 2 preps Super Adventure Box, patches in direct-buy mounts and CHAIRS

If you try to zoom into Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box today, you’re… going to be wholly disappointed. That’s because while the patch notes and associated updates are live today, SAB itself doesn’t open up until Thursday, in spite of the fact that my kid is on spring break all week and we really need SAB right now ArenaNet!

According to the patch notes, we’re getting a new SAB-themed race, new achievements, and a whole bunch of bug fixes and quality-of-life adjustments (yay, no more giant cutscene for the first map). The devs have given all classes a hefty balance patch too. And of course, there are new goodies on the Moto vendor already, including new buff food and a bauble node for home instances.

Also worth pointing out are some new bits in the cash shop today: returning themed items like bunny ears (naturally), but also an “Istani Isles Mount Select License” for 1200 gems – that allows you to hand-pick a mount skin from the new bunch of skins rather than gamble for one. But don’t worry, whales; you can still grab a gamblebox for your mounts for 400 gems a pop.

And clearly, the best news of all? CHAIRS.

Source: Patch notes
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snacky

The buildup was intoxicating.

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Bruno Brito

Great, i’ll sit my Engi so he can wait the rework.

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Toy Clown

OMG! Sitting in chairs after all this time!!! I remember “back in the day” when the community begged for chair sitting. It was always awkward attempting to roleplay sitting. Haha!

I’m going to have to log in and get this chair sit achievement!

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Bhagpuss Bhagpuss

How does spending a third of the cost of the Select License qualify someone as a “whale”? If you don’t care which skin you get so long as you get one (/em raises hand) then it’s a much fairer deal.

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Arktouros

I believe the implication is that a whale would buy all the skins for 5400 (3×1800) instead of just buying 1 or 2 skins.

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Arktouros

I mean you say “naturally” for them bunny ears but man I remember for years people begged and pleaded for them to re add those to the store after their initial release.

Also LOOOOOOOL all they learned from the last mount grab was basically, “Instead of making you gamble for 1:15 chance of getting the mount you want I’m going to make you pay 3x as much for the specific one you want.” Beautiful ANet. Beautiful. It’s like their incompetent class balance team took over their cash shop offerings.

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Line

Not sure what else they could do, it’s literally “pick your mount for $14”.
Sure they could sell it as a pack… but then… you don’t choose what you want, do you?
And it’s right back to the “spend more money to get things that you may not want”.

Could be cheaper sure. But you can just buy the super cool ghostly mounts for much cheaper than the average mount price in GW2 (or other similar games), hard to complain.

Now there’s a discussion to be had for rewards in game and in cash shop, but the price isn’t really the issue.

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kimowar101

actually I see people moan all the time that they would rather pay alot more to not use a gamble box…..cant have it both ways.

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Arktouros

Again, I just think it’s funny considering they’ve done other packages like the Branded Mount Package in between that was, at least IMO, better which contains all the mounts for roughly the same price as 1-2 selected mounts here.

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kalamari_

and ppl complained that they only wanted one skin out of these packages…

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Terren Bruce

ANet also made guild hall chair and couch decorations sittable. Though this new feature may have been accidentally added early as it wasn’t mentioned in the patch notes. There’s even an achievement for sitting in all the chair types that grants the title “Armchair Commander”. :)

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Brother Maynard

It’s also scheduled for April 1…