Tomorrow’s Guild Wars 2 patch tweaks the 1-to-80 leveling experience

    
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Tomorrow’s Guild Wars 2 patch features a change inspired by player feedback, according to game director Colin Johanson. “We decided getting to level 80 will give you enough hero points to unlock all the core skills and traits entirely,” Johanson says. Doing hero challenges will allow players to earn all the skills/traits before level 80, he continues.

When the Heart of Thorns expansion releases, there will be options on which to spend your excess hero points. Tomorrow’s patch also seems to be focused on making the one-to-80 experience better, according to Johanson’s forum post. “There are a number of other changes on 6/23 to make [the leveling experience] more exciting, better paced, rewarding, and fun,” he says.

Reddit has a rundown of things worth remembering for tomorrow’s update.

Via: Dulfy; Source: Forums
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greywolfe_joystiq
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extremexcarver 
one new thing is that you can toggle “interesting places” in your settings, now.  so it’ll always kinda tell you if you need to be somewhere new.  i think that might help.
another thing that might help is just following the trail of the map.  if you hit the edge of a zone and you see a portal, run through to the other side and see what’s there.  chances are, it’s a “little higher level” and you can go hang out there when you’re done with the current map and it’s objectives.

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Werewolf Finds Dragon 
i’m – very slowly – doing the norn story with my ranger.
and all i want to do is repeatedly bash my norn over the head with a pan.  his lines during the story are SO BAD.  [on a related note, the story is turning out to be sorta iffy, too.  some of the lines the npc’s spout aren’t a whole lot better.]

it doesn’t help matters at all that his voiceover is nothing like i actually imagine the character in my head.  in my head, he’s a friendly, helpful, vast guy of the forest who helps people where he can with his pet bear in tow.  they’re very quiet.
when i actually play him with the sounds on, he says the most asinine things.  MORE PLACES FOR ME TO MAKE MY LEGEND!  SWEET, SWEET LOOT!  etc.  it’s frustrating.
as for the pvp?
get that out of the game, lol.
some sadist over at anet had the great idea that they’d throw pve objectives into the pvp maps [pois, vistas and that kind of thing] – i’m not a huge fan of pvp at all, and i hate the fact that i have to get griefed for just running past a place so i can get a poi.  i’m not interacting with anyone.  i’m literally just scooting past and getting the objective, but that results in me being a free kill.  :(

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Guild Wars 2 is weird. It’s one of those cases where I think if they dropped the story, the world building, and just went for the PvP it might actually be the better game. And I don’t even PvP. It’s just that their writing continues to make me facepalm, and that article picture would have me yearn for what the charr could have been if not for ArenaNet having writers worse than those found in your average CSI barn.

I guess it might be like the Jurassic World thing, though, and people might like it despite it being dumb, incoherent, inconsistent, and just nonsense?? I don’t know. After Jurassic World being one of the most successful films of all time, though, I genuinely can’t tell whether the Idiocracy happened when I wasn’t looking or not. It probably did. I’m scared.
I am so terribly, terribly scared.
No one actually likes the writing, lore, and world building of Guild Wars 2, right? Right? Please?

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wild_abyss AvatarOP Craywulf All races have the same base speed though, it only seems like you’re moving slower because of your size.

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This is a very positive change. Now the people that prefer to level via PvP & WvW aren’t at forced to do or redo for the umpteenth time PvE content they don’t want to do to unlock all the characters skills.

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The “things worth remembering” is out of date. It was decided that leveling to 80 was enough to gain all the skill points necessary to unlock everything. If you do skill chevrons, you’ll have all the skill points you need even faster. :)

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paragonlostinspace Midgetsnowman I dont want to hit the cap right now. I want the journey to cap to either be varied, or barring that, somewhat faster so i can get done with levelling and onto sidequests or roleplay

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dragonwhimsy Midgetsnowman meltedskul AvatarOP My favorite was actually the other zone than Cantha that the name of escapes me right now. But cantha I remembered the name of!

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Midgetsnowman meltedskul AvatarOP Cantha was only 1/4 of GW1. ;) 

Besides, Elona is more interesting lore wise in my opinion. I still don’t understand why all the GW1 fans latch onto Cantha. Elona never gets any love for some reason.

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solipsis No, not yet unfortunately, but it will save your WvW build separately like it does for sPvP. So that’s an improvement at least.