Guild Wars 2 dumps WvW requirement from world exploration

Have you been stuck on the last bit of world map completion in Guild Wars 2 because the World vs. World zones weren’t cooperating? Then you should like this: The studio announced today that it will be dropping the WvW exploration requirement to get to 100% map completion.

“You’ll no longer be required to complete the WvW maps in order to receive 100% world completion in the game,” the devs posted. “The WvW maps will now behave like other maps not required for world completion, such as Heart of the Mists. All vistas, skill points, and points of interest will remain on the maps. After the WvW maps have been removed from world completion, the updated totals will go into effect for any account logging in to the game.”

[Source: Dev diary]
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Lenn_Len
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Lenn_Len

breetoplay Yes! I guess I’m back, somewhat. :-) I like what you’ve done with the place.

breetoplay
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breetoplay

Peregrine_Falcon Siphaed You’re not exactly crazy. Since the last change, the dailies you get are somewhat random, and there sometimes aren’t enough that are solo-completable without PvPing, so sometimes, it’s PvP or bust unless you have a pocket group.

breetoplay
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breetoplay

Lenn_Len bryanjturner A wild Lenn surfaces! :D

Tizmah1
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Tizmah1

I’m glad they finally decided to do this after a few years..Haha. Luckily, I got this done at launch when WvW was fresh to me, even though it took days for PvP when PvE was more fun and interesting to figure out.  After I learned WvW was really just about who had the better zerg, I’m so glad I don’t have to for completion now for my alts.  It just didn’t mesh well.

DaemonHardrod
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DaemonHardrod

AdeptusEnginus Yeah, I did mine when Blackgate was number 1. Now BG seems to be the perma-locked number 3 behind JQ and TC. Kind of takes the fun out of WvW when things are on lockdown.

Peregrine_Falcon
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Peregrine_Falcon

haggus71 I don’t want to know why you know that. :)

djnesh
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djnesh

boots2 Craw djnesh yeah, 100% map is required for the gifts used for legendary and that’s why I think that part is a great change as it will not force PvE players to WWW to get them.

OTOH they seems to think that is ok to force PvP players into PvE to get their legendary tho.

boots2
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boots2

Craw djnesh you  need it for gift of exploration. Not for precursors, pres are random drops or buy from the TP or MT random outcome.

Yangers
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Yangers

bryanjturner Not patched in yet.

Yangers
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Yangers

I didn’t mind it too much – as long as you had a decent chance. I did it last year and it took me about 3-4 months. It’s when your server is being overwhelmed that the issues arose. If they had made things more even, it can actually be quite fun.